Beach Cottage De-Clutter Misison Continues Coastal Sitting Room
Fri 24th, Feb, 2012
Morning Beach Cottage gals, how you going? Well all good here, I have had a busy week and I thought Friday was going to be a bit less busy but it’s turned out differently.
However, I was determined to carry on with the de-cluttering and yesterday, if you Instagram with me, you’ll know that I started on the Sitting Room…this is the tiny room at the front of this old cottage where I collapse on my old white sofa at the end of the day, normally with a cookery book.
I thought there wasn’t much to de-clutter in here, to be honest it pretty much stays tidy enough in here…I like it that way…
And then I found 16 pillows / cushions in one small room.
I mean come on princess how many pillows does one woman need in one room? There’s accent cushions and there’s accent cushions.
Plus there are three vintage chairs in here…it’s too small for that…one is a cast-off from the bathroom…it ended up in here while the reno has been going on, one the French bistro chair that is fitting very nicely, thank-you-very-much by the sofa as ‘storage’ for my books and iPad, so that is staying, the other one is a rattan wicker one I whitewashed, that is going down in the garage for now until I find a new home for it…Summer House probably…(more on that soon)
I stripped all the covers off threw them in the machine and got them out in the lovely Aussie sun to give them some natural cleaning power…love that, they smell amazing now!
After pillows I opened the cupboard by the white IKEA chair and found a stack load of books…you see along with vintage platters, jugs and white things I also like to collect me some vintage books…sometimes it’s the content I like, sometimes, and more likely, the shabbiness of the cover and the faded old patina.
I was ruthless with these….many of them are on the way to Vinnies right now…shame because some of them are nearly 100 yrs old…but they aren’t making this house feel bright and happy so out they went…
I found a lot of accessories, it seems I don’t do too many accessories in the wardrobe department…but in the rest of the cottage I make up for it…this is a small selection of things in cupboards and drawers that I like to foof with..
I stripped the sofa cover off and threw that in the wash too…this was long overdue…I love white fabric slipcovers…soaked it in Napisan in the laundry tub and then put it on a wash and shoved it out in the Aussie sun, too easy…
This room is going blue blue blue today…ummm yeah, shopping the house ladies, shopping the house ;-)
That’s it from me, I am hoping to get back here with the after..not sure if I will make that…I found a few pretty bits that haven’t seen the light of day for a while
Adios then Beach Cottage ladies, I’ll be seeing ya
Want to catch up with what’s been going on all week at my old place?