On Black Bathrooms, Magically

Oh my goodness, I love black. It’s one of my absolute favorite colors. After my parents’ divorce, we spent a lot of time moving around – rentals = white walls – and I promised myself that when I got a house, I would paint every room a color.

This home, done in blacks and whites and other neutrals is beautiful. There are parts I’m “meh” on (like the horns; not a big fan of horns), but check out that black and white striped bathroom and tell me that’s not amazing.

While I’m no closer to owning a home than I was at twelve, I’m definitely excited for the possibilities of painting and decorating; although based on the looks of our apartment now, I’m not going to be the most amazing decorator ever. I’m sure that KatieBarry-chic will be its own blend of clutter and color and homeyness and it will be wonderful. (and!….a bathtub with claw-feet!)

Also, I’m realizing that since all I really own are clothes and books, I’m going to need extensive shelving. Either that, or I’ll have to pare down my possessions. (Pssh, not going to get rid of my books, even the romance novels. They’re the best things for rainy days and cold winters.)

I have some free time this weekend (read this as: I am babysitting too much to really have a life), so I think I will begin the process of digging through my closet and trying to donate/sell/eliminate excess clothing. Anything from college (oh dear, or even high school) must go if it doesn’t fit, looks weird, or hasn’t been worn in ages.

This is such a difficult process for me, because I find myself crippled by the “What ifs” as I go through things. “What if I need this?” “It’d be great for a costume party.” – That’s the weirdest thought possible, I think. Who actually goes to that many costume parties that often? I haven’t been to one in at least a year. “This might fit me someday!” – Again, a terrible thought. If it’s more than two sizes too big, it’s got to go. (Which means that most of my man-pants are out. Bummer.)

Ah, well. I assume that I’ll come back to you on Monday only to report that I’ve stared at the closet, become overwhelmed, and bailed on the plan to organize. But one can always hope for great change, right?

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3 thoughts on “On Black Bathrooms, Magically

  1. I love Apartment Therapy! It has been my go-to website at work lately. Doesn’t it just make you want to search for old furniture and refurbish it all? Also, I feel ya about getting rid of old clothing. I recently sold some stuff to a second-hand shop but ended up donating most of it when it was too “worn” or “out-dated” to be purchased and sold. Sad, but at least it’s out of my closet.

    P.S. Your blog also functions as one of my websites-to-read-while-at-work. 🙂

  2. I love Apartment Therapy! It has been my go-to website at work lately. Doesn’t it just make you want to search for old furniture and refurbish it all? Also, I feel ya about getting rid of old clothing. I recently sold some stuff to a second-hand shop but ended up donating most of it when it was too “worn” or “out-dated” to be purchased and sold. Sad, but at least it’s out of my closet.

    P.S. Your blog also functions as one of my websites-to-read-while-at-work. 🙂
    P.P.S. Miss you!

    Carolyn

  3. Apartment Therapy stirs up a side of me that I definitely did not know was there, but I love reading it!

    Ugh, yeah, most of my clothes that I am going to get rid of are most likely too “worn” or “out-dated” too. Ah, well, you’re right – at least they’re out of my closet.

    Your comment made my whole day yesterday!! I love you and miss you, too!! Tell Greg hi!

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