“Be Free” Challenge Day 1

I’ve decided to call my 30 day challenge the “BE FREE” challenge. This means the projects are free and I’m a firm believer that cleaning up the details can actually set you free, mentally 🙂

It’s only been one day and I honestly feel less overwhelmed at things that need to be done around here. For a month straight I’m putting my wants and dreams on hold and taking care of what I have. I really want to take this time to count my blessings and be thankful for what I have. I really do think it’s going to be great and maybe I’ll make it a bi-annual thing!

So, without further ado, here is my day 1 project.

Let me introduce you to the landing going to the basement aka HAM. HAM is a little term I like to use to describe something that is a hot a$$ mess. excuse my French but that’s just what some things are.

So, here we are before:

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And up close (sorry it’s a bit out of focus)….I mean, was I trying to vertically hoard or what??

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So I took everything off so I could really see the space I’m working with. Wow to myself look at all that space I gained!

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I thought it was just a bit too white so I grabbed one of my free paint sample colors and went to town. This probably took a fourth of the paint sample and 10 minutes.

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Then I carefully put back only the things that should be in this area…from the before pictures you can probably deduce this was only about 3 things and then wouldn’t you know it I actually had room for other things that should belong in this spot! My mom always says “make sure everything you have has its own place”…such good advice!

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This is going to be a much happier spot to come home to…it is in fact the first part of the living space I see when I arrive home (besides the basement but for that I just close my eyes and pretend the mess isn’t there as I feel my way to the stairs…I’ll get there!)

I hope everyone had a happy Monday!

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