Quote of the day: Crawford153
It felt so good to spend a few hours yesterday dusting my bookshelves and re-arranging the books. I also (finally!) got my landing strip pulled together and put some art up on the living room wall. There's still so much to do, but I can't believe how much better it looks already.
You have reached the end of Week Six. You have two weeks to go.
This is a very important time. While some of you may feel tired and want to take a big break, and some may be worried that it will be taking longer than 8 weeks, I urge you to work very hard in the next two weeks and not let up.
While you are in The Cure you have a strong intention and a remarkable opportunity to make real change to your home. You also have a great group traveling with you. When The Cure ends, this will all end (until next time), so it is important to make as much of this time we have together as you can. Use every day that you have left...
Of course you're still going to have things you want to get done that won't happen in the next 2 weeks, but don't use that as an excuse to slack! If you work hard, 2 weeks can be plenty of time and can fill you with a real sense of accomplishment.
Now for those of you for whom it seems like it will go on for more than 8 weeks, I recommend that you do as much as you can and not miss the opportunity to have people over at the 8 week deadline, regardless of whether you feel done. In the same way that Crawford153 says she's still got a lot she wants to do, and maybe is behind,it's no excuse to flake on your get-together because 1. it will give you a push to pull together the little things 2. you get to share all that you have done so far and 3. it's a chance to honor yourself for working so hard for two months.
Have a great weekend!
This Week's Assignment:
In the deep treatment the overall theme is peacefulness. As you clean out your bathroom(s), I want you to get to a point where you are able to put some calming luxury back into them. If you don't have them already, there are some purchases to be made here that can change your bathroom experience.
In the One Room Remedy take a good look at the lighting in your home. I find that most homes are underlit and that most that seem drab or uninspired could be turned around simply by addressing the lighting alone. Get adventurous! Lighting can be very affordable and different kinds of lights will really make your home leap to life. Oh, and there's some painting to do this week for some. Enjoy our small tutorial on how to paint a room. It's basic, but we find that it always helps to remember it when we're painting a room.
Info:The Cure posts will go up twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays (or sometimes Friday or Saturday), allowing for plenty of comment space. We will be pulling comments and pics to the front page post each week and everyone is urged to take pics and post them to this great Flickr pool or simply tag them with "apartmenttherapycurela." See our old pics here too.