Midwest Fall Cure: Week Six - A Restful Weekend

Midwest Fall Cure: Week Six - A Restful Weekend

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Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 21, 2008

very_lame tackled the chore of painting her entryway and living room. A daunting task to anyone, let alone picking out the perfect shade of grey. Nice work!

Week Six catches us on the downhill for the Midwest Fall Cure. And like most downhill slopes it's time to kick up your feet and enjoy the ride. We have seen a great deal of hard work and improvement in all of your homes via the Midwest Flick Pool, so a little rest and relaxation is in order. This weekend can be a true test to see if the changes you have made are allowing your home to function in the manner you need it to.
Click through the jump for this week's list of challenges and check out some helpful links to making week 6 a success.

very_lame has installed new lighting in the entryway. What a fantastic shadow it casts!

Weekend Checklist (Deep Treatment):

  • Clean bathrooms and related closets.
  • Declutter cabinets and arrange bathroom efficiently.
  • Make a few upgrades in the bathroom: razor, soap, candle, bath supplies.
  • Consider scents for your home.
  • Wake early and take a bath.
  • Consider a media fast.
  • Plan for the week ahead on Sunday.

    Home_For_2 has picked up some extra flowers this week in preparation for family coming to visit.

    Weekend Checklist (One-Room Workout):

  • Finalize your lighting arrangement.
  • Start painting!

    Lost_Newf has been hard at work organizing all of the tools in their workspace. Let the projects begin!

    Good Links and Discussions To Make Your Weekend Fantastic:

  • Have you checked out the Flickr Pool lately? If not head on over and see what you've been missing!
  • seshat_ brings up some great thoughts on purging paperwork. What should stay and what should go?
  • Join in and post a list of your accomplishments thus far in The Cure. Not only will it encourage others to get things moving, but it will give you a well deserved pat on the back!
  • Looking to spruce up your lighting without heading to the store? Check out Alana's great lamp makeover from last Spring.
  • If you have a little luxury in your budget this week, check into scented drawer papers. They will make you feel like "you're worth it" every time you open your drawers.
  • Tired of your grungy bathmat that never seems to come clean? Try Bamboo!
  • The weekend is a great time to get a little baking in. Need some inspiration? You can vote and make your mouth water for the Best Original Pie Bakeoff over at the Kitchn. Each pie includes a recipe ready to be made asap!
  • Don't forget that DIY lighting isn't as tricky as it sounds. Check out these great lighting ideas for inspiration.

    thefarmersdaughter is ready to pick a paint color for her cabinets. Chime in with your choice over on the photo on Flickr.

    Thanks to all of you for updating us on your progress in the comments! Continue to post pictures of your progress to our Midwest Flickr Pool so your fellow Curers can help you out, offer advice on problem areas, and see all that you've crossed off your list already.
    Don't forget that we will be compiling a slideshow at the end of The Cure to showcase everyone's hard work. So if you've been holding back on posting up your work, don't be afraid and show us what you've got!

    Previous Posts:

  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week Six
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week Five and All That Jive
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week Four - We're Half Way There!
  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Three - The Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Three- Welcome Home
  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Two- The Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure Week Two
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week One - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Week One
  • The Midwest Fall Cure: Week Zero - Weekend
  • Midwest Fall Cure: Let's Go!
  • Roundup: The Best Of the Midwest Spring Cure

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