Weekend Homework: Do a Clean Sweep & Pick Up Some Chips — Style Cure: Assignment #7

Then, come home, tape ’em all up to live with for a little bit, and be sure to tell us all in the comments (and link to if possible!) the colors you are considering. Floors: Clean them completely. Email us at: stylecure@apartmenttherapy.com

Share your progress on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! Move furniture to clean under things, vacuum upholstery, wipe down furniture legs and polish wood. Clean Furniture, Appliances, Fixtures and Cabinetry: Depending on the room, this can be about beds, sofas, refrigerators or toilets. Collect Paint Chips

If painting is part of your Style Cure plan (we’ve built in a full weekend to do it later on in the Cure, so you should!), now is the time to gather the sample paint color chips. This is just the first step in your wall color change and definitely NOT in stone at this point; it’s about collecting options. Join The Style Cure: Click Here to Sign Up

Questions? You get the idea 🙂
Surfaces: Dust, spray, shine. Your Weekend Assignments
1. Check in, ask for help (or give it!) and be sure to let us know how your cleaning session went and how you feel about the room now that it’s done. Think of it as cleaning with an eye on improvements. Don’t stress, just think about your interview, style research results and inspiration photos, as well as Maxwell’s color lessons and go for it. Be sure to tag with #stylecure so we can find you. This step puts you in touch with the space and makes a HUGE difference in how the room feels and will also help you when it comes to space planning. Comments? While you work, stay aware. Pace yourself and really try and get it done in the next few days – you’ll feel a huge sense of accomplishment when you’ve got a clean and clear room to work on. Spending time cleaning and decluttering your room will not only make the rest of the time spent working on the room more pleasant, efficient and successful, it will also be a source of ideas for the room refresh. Alright, this is it: your room transformation is about to REALLY begin. Adjust for your particular room and dance along with some awesome music to stay motivated! More posts in this series

Style Cure 2014


(Image credits: Andrea Sparacio) We’ll have an eye out for your updates and photo and would love to see how you are doing and share it with the group. Clean Your Room and Use the Outbox

Depending on the current state of the room you are curing, it could be a big project, which why I’ve scheduled it over a weekend. What works, what doesn’t? What areas are dark or always cluttered? Here is a checklist of chores to complete. Windows: Use a vinegar solution and newspaper or whatever your preferred glass-cleaning method – totally up to you, but get them gleaming. If we stick together we can all get this important step done. Declutter! Find an hour or so today or over the weekend to get out to the store and pick up chips. You can do this!

Updated: 02.11.2014 — 19:53