Hello 2014, January Organize-itis & a bit of Design Inspiration

Custom Kitchen Hutch

This week I came down with a horrendous case of Organize-itis.  My symptoms varied in severity but included…

Fever to clean out, get rid of or throw away anything and everything not needed, loved or necessary to our happiness.

Hallucinations like contemplating January as a perfectly acceptable month for a garage sale even if the high is 39 degrees.

Unexpected bouts of super human strength by hauling all the Christmas boxes to the attic myself because I wanted it out of the way NOW as in RIGHT-THIS-MINUTE and I wouldn’t wait for anyone to help me.

Delusions in assuming the 150+ things I wanted to do could be accomplished in 3 days when in actuality it may take 3 years. These 150+ things included ideas like repainting 2 bedrooms & a bathroom, cleaning out the garage, posting multiple ebay listings to sell one-man’s-trash-is-another-man’s-treasure items, organizing my photos & replacing old photos with new ones in frames, freezer meals for a month and other like minded activities.

Even my computer was not exempt from the clearing out process. The slightly random but hopefully inspiring photos in today’s post are images I’ve been planning to use but never could find the right angle to write about. So they’ve become my Hello 2014 post. :)

Dining to Entry View Large Mirror Entrance Mirror Mounted Candelabra Lighting

These pics are from my friend Cassity’s home. Much of the entry hall and dining room furniture can be found at Restoration Hardware. You can see more of Cassity’s home here.Jan's Guest Bed 1 Jan's Guest Bed

You may recognize these pillows from this post but here you see them in their natural habitat.

Chevron Pink Wall Pink Chevron Wall

My sweet friend Brec sent me these pics of the ivory and pink chevron wall she painted in her daughter’s bedroom. Way too cute not to share!

Wood Salvage

This just makes my heart go pitter-patter and adds to the delusion symptom of my organize-itis.

Let’s make a new table for the patio!

Salvage

Architectural Salvage Supply Company in OKC.

Church by the River

Makes me smile. Near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.

Woody GuthrieThis Land is Our Land. This Year is Our Year!

Hello 2014!  
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19

SHARING WITH: Dwellings Amaze Me Monday #40, Three Mango Seeds It’s Party TimeThe Tablescaper’s Seasonal Sunday’s 



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9 Responses to Hello 2014, January Organize-itis & a bit of Design Inspiration

  1. Cynthia says:

    Great post Sonya. I applaud you doing these things. When we are in the new house we are going to do some major purging of things I don’t absolutely love and we are purging Christmas stuff big time. The 9 ft. tree is going to Goodwill or we sell it. We are not going to have the room for a massive tree anymore. It is a perfect and gorgeous tree but has to go. Anything I don’t love for Christmas is going too. We are either having a huge garage sale or donating to Goodwill. Happy New Year girlfriend!!!

    Cynthia

  2. So true there is a excitement in the Spirit, it is our year and the desire to move forward instead of stuck in even good things. You are sharing what many are feeling and in their way also doing. you inspire many.
    May this year be so beautiful and motivating in an thru us!
    Carolyn

  3. Annette says:

    Thanks for the link to Architectural Salvage! I didn’t know a place like this existed in OKC. I will check it out!

  4. Oooh, I need to catch that fever! Those things never get farther than a little twinge in this body. I love the Scripture- I need that encouragement. :)

  5. Irene says:

    Awesome inspiration, Sonya! I’m in the process of looking at things for the new house and I need your help!!!! :) I love the Scripture, too! I am so excited for 2014 to bring new JOY, PEACE and HOPE. *** Romans 15:13 “Now may the God of Hope fill you with all JOY and PEACE in believing, so that you will abound in HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ***

  6. Donna Martin says:

    I love love love archatechural salvage!!! I believe we all need to clean our slates for 2014 and press on!

  7. Jenna says:

    haha! Sounds like me :) I hope you can do it all!

  8. Cindy says:

    You’ve got me wanting to tackle the world today!!! This year is the year that I declutter! Can’t wait to see your table, that old wood is soooo pretty…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  9. I’ve got the organizing bug too! But it’s a good bug to have.

    - The Tablescaper