No more clutter

I am on a mission. A mission to get rid of all the clutter. At work, at home, basically everywhere. If I don’t need it, I get rid of it. Done and dusted. Live simply.

I have started sorting out all our wardrobes, one by one they are being unpacked and repacked. Anything we don’t need goes into the trash or the donate box. In the process, I have realised that I have a serious lack of storage boxes. I’ve been hunting for boxes that can be used for documents, my vast collection of crafty stuff and just any loose bits that tend to float around.

So, I eventually tracked down the perfect storage boxes. Simple, neat and user friendly. Exactly what I need! AND did I mention they come in a few different sizes! I’m totally obsessed. I found them on the Mr Price website. You will find them here.

They are actually gift boxes, but hey, they work and I love the fun pattern. Did I mention they are stackable too. Best storage boxes EVER! Imagine a black label with white text on the front of each box. Whoop! Whoop! The designer in me is doing a happy dance. I never thought organising could be so much fun. Who knew?!

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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Small changes make a difference

Every week I try to update something around the house. No matter how big or small the change is, it feels like I’m making progress. Also, change is good. Even moving a potted plant from one room to another can make a space feel different.

Last week I decided to spruce up the wall in our bathroom. It’s the wall right opposite the toilet. So if you’re sitting on the throne, this is the wall that you stare right into. Here is the before and after.

Excuse the ugly blue tiles. Yuck. A bathroom reno is definitely on our list!

The big family sign on the “after” wall is one of our Creative Living decor products. It fits beautifully in the space and adds some dimension to the wall. The other items are just things that I had around the house. The plan is to replace the two small dark box frames with something a little lighter. They are way too heavy for the space. I also need a little grey heart to fill the small gap under the family sign. I make cute moulded cement hearts that would fill the space perfectly.

All in all, it was a great way to update the bathroom. A small change can go a long way.

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Dream Kitchen

I have found my dream kitchen! I am totally in love. It’s warm and inviting and oh so pretty. I could totally see Vince cooking up a storm in there.

This kitchen is perfect and every detail would suit our lifestyle. Our home is open concept and we want to remove our ceilings to expose the wooden beams. Very much like the image above. This would transform our house completely. There are some things I would change. I have my heart set on a porcelain sink and white subway tiles, but I might change my mind after seeing how colour can add so much spark to a space.

I came across this dreamy kitchen on House of Turquoise (which I love). Not only do they feature this stunning kitchen, but the whole entire house! Here is the link to this spectacular home http://houseofturquoise.com/2017/06/butter-lutz-interiors.html

 

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Kitchen Moodboard

We’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen for so long and we are FINALLY at the planning stage. Yippeeeeeee! A kitchen is a big investment so we want to be 100% sure of our choices. It has to be perfect. A warm, inviting and functional space. We have decided on a neutral base (white and natural wood), we will introduce colour with some vibrant accessories. At the moment I am totally obsessed with blue, all shades of blue.

So, this is where we are with our moodboard:

There are still loads of decisions that need to be made and so much more planning. The ceiling needs to be removed to expose the wooden beams, insulation and panelling needs to be installed AND we need to sand and paint etc. But before this mammoth task we need to demo, a complete demo. Everything out! There is nothing we want to keep. It’s a ton of work that we want to do ourselves. We are after a high-end look on a medium budget, so we will take on as much as we can. We would like new appliances, preferably all from the same brand but this depends on price and availability. Also, we need to decide on the cabinet style, we are leaning towards a cleaner look with simple lines.

All in all I am over the moon with the progress! It means that we are one step closer to a brand new kitchen. Whoop whoop!!!! Expect loads of updates!

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