Northwest Fall Cure: Sacred Space

Northwest Fall Cure: Sacred Space


This pleasing tableau is actually fjorlief's in-progress DIY project, a la George Nelson's Ball Clock. The jar of oatmeal is simply propping the project up as she paints.

• Cure Clock: 2 Weeks Remaining
• Assignment: Read pp. 205-221, clean and declutter bedroom, arrange art
• Flickr Pool: Northwest Fall Cure Pool

This is, hands-down, our favorite part of the Cure. This week we take time to think about a room in our homes that we probably spend the most time in, and the state of which has arguably the most effect on our mental and physical well-being: the bedroom.

We also look at another of our favorite things: artwork! If your walls are bare Etsy is our dear, dear friend in this regard, but as fjorlief shows us above, making something of your own can be deeply satisfying too. If you already have tons of artwork in your home, changing things around is a great way to get energy flowing.

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    Birch bark tubes dramatize simple votives in Wig3000's bathroom.

    Weekly Assignment (Deep Treatment):

  • Clean the bedroom and related storage.
  • Buy an air filter for your bedroom.
  • Buy new sheets, pad or mattress as needed.
  • Declutter the bedroom.
  • Arrange the bed against the best wall.
  • Make sure your bedroom inspires you.
  • Look into ways to improve your sleep.
  • Optional: Outfit your bed to reduce allergens.


    Revolution_9 rearranged her bedroom to make it more inviting and accessible. She's also trying out a swatch of new paint!

    Weekly Assignment (One-Room Workout):

  • Clean all workspaces.
  • Arrange furniture and lighting.
  • Arrange all electrical cords.
  • Hang all art.


    This inspiring Before and After shows Mr_Yuko's hard work to declutter their sink area.
    Revolution_9 picked up a new chair. We can't wait to see how it will look in the new living room arrangement she's been working on!

    Previous Northwest Fall Cure 08 Posts:

  • It's That Time Again!

  • Week Zero — Sign Up and Get Oriented (the sign-up form is in this post, so be sure to click through and sign up if you haven't done it yet!)

  • Week Zero — Getting Oriented

  • Week One — Creating Your Vision

  • Week One: Weekend — Creating Your Vision
  • Week Two — Clearing the Path
  • Week Two: Weekend — Clearing the Path
  • Week Three — The Landing Strip
  • Week Three: Weekend — The Landing Strip
  • Week Four — Purge, Baby, Purge!
  • Week Four: Weekend — Purge, Baby, Purge!
  • Week Five — The Thick of It
  • Week Five: Weekend — The Thick of It
  • Week Six — Light Therapy

    The Fall Cure on the other AT sites:

  • San Francisco & our Flickr group (Hosted by Danielle and covering the northwest)

  • New York & their Flickr group (Hosted by Maxwell and covering the east)

  • Los Angeles & their Flickr group (Hosted by Abby and Laure and covering the southwest)

  • Chicago & their Flickr group (Hosted by Sarahrae and covering the midwest)

    General Info:

  • Buy the book from our store, Amazon, Powell's or Barnes & Noble
  • Read an excerpt from the first chapter

  • Revisit the last Cure (Spring)

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