I have tackled one teeny tiny project, though (and I'm hoping it will result in a snowball effect).
Hubby leaves me the sweetest notes and I find them in random places. When I went to Hungary for a month he hid notes in my glasses case, my toiletries case - everywhere, and they would flutter out of a hiding spot when I needed them most. I have saved all of these notes, along with a whack of other sentimental things like ticket stubs from movies we've seen. But I chose the ugliest box to store them in:
|A recent note from Hubby|
Finally, I decided I should spring for something prettier. We've been together for more than 10 years and married for 3 years, so I figured I could invest $14.99 in a pretty box to store these mementos.
I bought the box at HomeSense and I could have made one (like the fabric covered box we used to collect cards at our wedding) . . .
|I covered a printer paper box with fabric & ribbon for our wedding.|
. . . but the store-bought one has a zipper and the fabric is just so pretty. Plus I had a gift card.
Albeit, this project was small. It took only a few minutes to sort through the contents and transfer them to the new box, but I figure I have to start somewhere. This weekend I will be working on the larger mess. Check back next week to see how I deal with and organize the mess (there's my motivation). I promise to have a couple neat ideas. More importantly, you won't believe what I'm planning on storing in the guest room closet. I'll give you a hint: it weighs 200 pounds!!!
P.S. When do you decide to BIY (buy it yourself) as opposed to DIY?