NY Spring Cure: Week One Two - Weekend

NY Spring Cure: Week One Two - Weekend

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 22, 2008

"So far, I've tossed that old stereo. I'm sure it was a simple repair, but I haven't taken it to be serviced in nine years. The verdict was in on that one. Also, I cleaned all my dishes (y'know my kitchen is a wreck) and have been cooking dinner daily. I'm even having cereal before work. And a small box of catalogs/ flyers/ magazines went out to the curb.

Week 2 flowers are a blooming!" - Lady J

Welcome to Spring and what a good time to be Curing. I'm back from the morning's outings and love reading through all your progress. Really good, but I sense that some of you may be slipping off. Don't forget that I'd like to you give us all an Update at least once a week. Even if you THINK you've done nothing, update us. We've got miles to go yet.

Meanwhile I have made this Strength Machine right here so that you can all share your strength during the journey.

As for you, Andrea, I love that you posted your whole survey and, I have to admit, it's hard to decode without meeting you and seeing your home. But since you asked, me I'm going to take a stab at it. Forgive me if I miss completely.

Drawing from the strong, intelligent women and men you chose as actors, your quick wit, your photograph and the fact that you say your home is unfinished, I suspect a person who (while very balanced) leads with your head and follows with your heart. My guess is that you have high standards and often worry about taking on a project if you can't meet them - hence the "unfinished" part.

This says cool to me, which would mean that your project is to finish, insert warm color, to cook more (warm) and to really get your home ready for guests at the end (if not sooner) of the Cure.

Remember, that whether you are warm or cool, that represents your strength as well as your weakness and the object is not to "change" yourself (impossible) but to "balance" yourself.

As for painting your bedframe, I think the can of paint that you used on your door sounds really good. It's a great color and the spray will go on much better than a brush. Also, if you prime it with a white spray paint first, your red will go further and may even get a brighter look to it (like the Anthropologie bed). Best of luck and show us how it comes out!

Alana in Canada's lovely living room. She wants help on painting the trunk/coffee table. Alana, you definitely want to add contrast, so you're right, going green won't do it. I'd say your room is tending warm, but is has very little strong warm in it yet: the orange throw and the red pillow. I'd go with a nice deep Chinese Red for the trunk and put a nice thick piece glass on top of it for a better surface. You can help her by "voting" here.

This Week's Assignment: Last week you got inspired, this week you go to work. In the Deep Treatment you are going to focus on the kitchen. You will declutter and clean your kitchen from the top down and then cook a meal you actually like! There are other smaller tasks as well, such as filtering your tap water and planning a housewarming, but the kitchen is your target.

Eve in Hochelaga's workin' away. This is the "after" of her walk-in closet.

In the One Room Workout, you will probably be focusing on another room in your home. At this point, your task is to arrange the room on paper to best meet your needs. Additionally, it is time to take your inspiration and crystallize it into your vision for the project. Remember, once you have a clear port to sail towards, the trip becomes much easier.

Laren's keeping up with her flowers no matter what. That's the spirit. This is one in the bathroom for starting the day.

J-fer Rose made progress in the Fall and is back for the Spring. This is the "after" of her living room from the Fall and she's now working on the kitchen in the background.

Gretchenalexis is making big changes/upgrades at home by installing new windows. She's also working on smaller issues as well, like the color of her living room. I really like it. Anyone else? Gretchenalexis, if you want to look at another red, check out Red Oxide by Benjamin Moore.

___________________This Spring NY Cure's Posts

>> Week 2 - The Kitchen
>> Week One - Weekend
>> Week 1 & Getting Going
>> The Class is Filling Up! - 3.6.08
>> Getting Oriented & Week Zero - 3.4.08
>> Join Us Next Week! - 2.29.08

_________________All The Info

Basic Info:
The Cure posts will go up twice a week, 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 "apartmenttherapycure." See our old pics here too.
For all NY posts go to the The Cure Archive.

Where We Are:
>> Chicago Cure & their Flickr group

>> San Francisco Cure & their Flickr group

>> Los Angeles Cure & their Flickr Group

>> New York Cure & our Flickr group

Please choose the site nearest your home to join, but feel free to browse on all!

We lost our old Book Blog page in the redesign, so we're relying on our straightforward archive here. Here are some other pages that the Book Blog highlighted:

Good Links:
>> About The Book
>> Rave Reviews from the release
>> About The Author and Contact

>> Excerpt I
>> Excerpt II
>> Excerpt III
>> Excerpt IV

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