Warning: The pictures you are about to see might alarm, astound, daunt, agitate, horrify, repel, startle, terrify and even curdle your blood. If you have high blood pressure, heart disease or any heart condition please take caution when viewing these and enter at your own risk. If you have been consuming alcohol it might make looking at these pictures much easier to digest! This room contains excessive holiday decor that will make you all thankful for not having this shit to deal with. Don't say I didn't warn you? Please, if you are from TLC, this is not a request to be on your show Hoarders! (I think my husband might be in favor of it!)
Really people this is actually organized chaos! Oh hell, who am I kidding. I started off great and only brought a few bins upstairs and then back down again. Then it got to a point where I couldn't look at one more Christmas decoration so I just ran it down the steps. One thing I did learn from my 37th trip up and down the stairs is that I am seriously out of shape. I could use my treadmill, but unfortunately I can't find it! Yep, it's currently buried under all this crap. I guess that should be the number 1 reason to get all this organized, you think?
So who wants to go shopping in my basement? I've always said, "Everything has a price!"
I should also let you know that since these pictures were taken, more has been added to the dump. Ok, maybe I do need an intervention. Maybe not Hoarders because it's not random crap, just Christmas and a lot of it! Every year the process of getting all this out makes me crazy. Then I enjoy it until it is time to take it down again. I think I just need Julie Morgenstern the professional organizer (maybe she will find out I'm plugging her and come knocking on my door). She has been on Oprah and Nate Berkus and she is great!
Since I doubt that is actually going to happen I am just going to remove myself from the situation. Does anyone have a room I can rent? Wrong approach I know. Since I live here and it is my shit I better tackle it. What I mean is, I am going to pretend I am the professional organizer and this house ( I think I'll name her Sybil, she truly has multiple personalities, kind of like my daughter, but that is another post) is my client! So this is going to be a challenge. A huge challenge I might add but I think I can do it. I will set a goal that by next Wednesday I will post these pictures and their after and let you know how organized I can be.
I cannot let you all think I live like a pig (I know, I have before). I just wanted you to know I do have some clean rooms to what might seem like a complete hell hole of a house and that is my living room. I have rearranged it for like the 73 time in two days. I just purchased a buffet at an antique store that was about 150.00 and I love the green. I'm up for ideas for the mantle and I am so sick of my pictures at the sides of my mom's pie safe. Ideas?
This sign is in Gaelic and means "100,000 welcomes" . This was found in an Irish Pub. I thought it might work above the green buffet but the greens are not the same. Still not sure where it should go.
This Paris mirror I would like to incorporate it in somewhere but how many mirrors can you have in one room?
Oh and it looks like I've be massacring some pigeons in the kitchen, but I promise I haven't! I was just taking down the feather boa from the lighting in the kitchen. Please stop me from doing that again. They are everywhere, my hair, my clothes my mouth. I'm done!
Well I'd love any suggestions for the Living Room you might have. Ok, fine, whatever you want to say about the Hell Hole I can take them too!