I’ve been in a major spring cleaning, closet revamping, home decorating zone lately. And much of it has been based on looking at what I already have, which can be either altered or sold, in order to love all that surrounds me.

Altered:
I’ve rediscovered Rit Dye and have had a few successes and a few failures with it. A striped sweater that I tried to dye a dark navy came out purple= fail, while an orange throw which I dyed pink came out great=success.

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A faded pink wall in my back yard was painted a bright aqua to bring a zing to the whole space.

A pair of jeans, that I rarely wore anymore, were cut off to become cutoffs that I’ll probably live in all summer.

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Sold:
A pile of old clothing was taken to Buffalo Exchange and turned into a pair of metallic gold sandals, a cool black cardigan, a crazy floral dress from the 1970’s, and a gold frog ring that is one of my all time favorite finds. I’ve been taking clothing to Buffalo Exchange on a regular basis since I was 12 and it remains a favorite hobby/treasure hunt. Like most people I know these days, I tire of my clothing much quicker than it actually wears out and trading it is the perfect way to both clean out my closet and shop.

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All of this goes perfectly with my goal to simplify, to live within my means, to love what I have, and to let go of all the rest.