This week we did some DIY furniture upgrades, installed an art gallery, and redecorated our hallway. I will share photos next week. The minimalism game started on the 1st, and I’ve already been busy getting rid of unnecessary things from my house, and although I’ve sold a few big-ticket items, most of it will be donated. It’s a lot of fun to challenge. There’s still time to get involved. To keep myself and the participants motivated, I post a donation every few days on my Instagram story.
We moved a lot of our furniture back into the house, but rearranging some rooms and moving different items to different spaces gave the house a new energy. Once you’re done removing all the old stuff, add some new textiles and artwork to freshen up the space even more. It’s been many years, so it feels good to redo a room, family room, or den and make it feel new again.
A beautiful September has arrived. Last week, there was a meeting in my community’s clay workshop where it was announced that they would start preparing for the holiday sale now because making ceramics takes time. The process from molding to unglazing, painting, and glazing can take up to three weeks for each piece when working with other people in a large workshop. I don’t object to spending more time working with clay. It’s been a source of great joy. New ceramic designs coming soon!
This week’s favorite links:
This light filled the elegant house.
6 kitchen installations homeowners may regret.
Terracotta tiles and dark wood come together in this Melbourne bathroom.
Inspiration: A cute tile installation.
Michaels has launched a Maker Marketplace where you can sell your creations.
This handy reference on gray stains tested on 7 types of wood.
Wow, can you sleep here 40 feet in the air?
7 iconic cafes you must visit when in Paris.
I’ve seen these reels showing the evolution of various cars.
Nice words in other languages that have no equivalent in English.
Have you ever swam in an ocean pool? Here are 10 from around the world you should bookmark.
“Busy” is the new “free time.”