Once I made my decision, it was time to start getting rid of stuff. My folks generously offered to have a garage sale for me at their house. I hauled 7 truck loads of crap up to their house and sold a ton of stuff – $670 worth. And, I only hauled 2 truck loads back. What I hauled back will be put out when I have a Moving sale to get rid of garage stuff and other household items once the house is sold.
I tackled the closets in the house too – went through paperwork, pictures, and memorabilia. It’s amazing what you save or keep. There were boxes that I had not opened since I had moved into the house. So, entire boxes of stuff was either shredded or tossed.
I wanted to add color to the Master Bedroom – and, I did so in the form of horizontal stripes. My goal was to get the bed and the picture above the antique radio to pop. I picked a greenish gray and measured the wall. I knew I wanted 7 stripes – 3 color and not starting at the ceiling. I wanted the light (off white) stripes to be at the top and bottom of the room to maintain the airiness of the room.