Apartment Therapy January Cure


Are you participating in the Apartment Therapy-led January Cure? It’s a daily project for the month of January to help us get our lives in order by choosing one project to complete and fix up a bunch of other little stuff in between. The best part is that if you’re an overachiever, like me, you’ll stampede ahead and work on other stuff like organizing your laundry room and cleaning under the basement stairs because you get so excited and determined about populating your “outbox” with unwanteds. I’ve made one trip to the goodwill already and rid myself of 6 medium sized boxes including the crib set (which made me very sad – why is that?).

Today I worked on Genevieve’s room since the girls were home sick. I’ve been reducing toy quantity since the day after Christmas but that’s a fool’s errand if there ever was one! The kids are lucky to have so much stuff but it makes me feel physically ill to manage it.

I rearranged the space, cleaned the baseboards and kickmarks off the wall and emptied the changing table (featured in the photo and listed on Craigslist). I recently removed a bandaid covering a hole one had punctured in the wall. It was easy to surmise that the little one did it.

So here it is in-between time… now ALL of the art needs to be moved around (oh joy, another task that includes patch and paint).

The danish rocking chair has gotten its marching orders from my expectant sister (due in a few weeks!). It was our mother’s when we were little and I finished the cushions and had the webbing replaced a few years ago. I’m sad to see it go but it really just catches things in Gen’s room.

The 30 stuffed animals above the changer will need a new home, suggestions? When it goes, I’m thinking of adding a bench, like this ikea bench with an upholstered cushion. And while it would be ideally sited, I’m terrified of putting it in front of the window because our glass is not shatterproof and I assume Genevieve will decide to take flight at some point. Irrational? It could go where the changing table is or next to the bed, or behind the disappearing danish rocking chair.

Hoping to finish this up soon & report back with better lit photos.

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4 Responses to “Apartment Therapy January Cure”

  1. Shell says:

    January 13th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Looks like a great project to be involved in, you’ve made great progress…I have the same stuffed animal question – we have a huge box of stuffed animals/toys behind the girls bedroom door since we moved – we’ve been here 7 months now, they’ve only had me go searching for 1 or 2. But they’re all gifts from people we love, what to do what to do???

  2. Laura says:

    January 18th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Animal fates are still unknown. Currently shoved in baskets and kept for the same reasons… I think we thin the herd when we can – removing the $5 animals thrust into our lives first.

  3. Kris says:

    January 20th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Ive been having the same problem with the stuffed animals. I found this website that has bean bag covers on sale right now for 25 dollars. you could always fill it with the stuffed animals and then your daughter would have a cute place to sit to replace the rocking chair. http://www.thecompanystore.com/Solid-Bean-Bag-Cover-and-Insert/78022-ps,default,pd.html

  4. Laura says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 11:53 am

    That’s a great idea, Kris.