Laura and I have been remodeling a lot of different areas of our home and this has provided us with opportunities to divest ourselves of many things that have been squirreled away and forgotten in remote closets and storage areas. This down-sizing will continue as we work toward completing our latest remodel project: the BAR.
Yup, we've made a bar from the combined areas of a fourth bedroom/sun room. That area had been almost lost to storage of "stuff" and we have reclaimed it for a more entertaining use. The walls have been cleaned of wallpaper and repainted and the window trim has been repainted. The exterior door has been replaced, as has the flooring with new vinyl.
I still have to build the actual bar, but the plans have been settled and we are working towards an old west style with some modern flavor; including the use of ice and electric lights. I have been collecting posters and things that will add to the ambiance to enhance the atmosphere. It will definitely be a fun place and we hope to add a dart board and maybe a pinball machine, someday.
I found this really interesting article online this week about another person who is going lean and getting rid of stuff in his life. I encourage anyone to re-evaluate the hold some of your possessions have on you and look at getting rid of some your stuff. I find that the best part is getting rid of so much stuff that had been clogging the space. It's so open and light and usable now. This is going to be great!