by Catriona Mills

The Epic Study Spring-Cleaning Ordeal of 2011: Finale

Posted 25 September 2011 in by Catriona

I’ve blogged so much about the unexpected horror that was the spring-cleaning of the study this year. I’ve devoted an entire blog post to the empty space pre-carpet cleaning. I’ve blogged about the slow re-build.

But finally—finally!—the study no longer looks like the squalid yet arty black-and-white photographs that I originally posted.

Now it looks like this:

It also has 100% more hot-pink plastic cuckoo clocks:

And 100% more swan-shaped TV lamps:

(In fact, combined with my insanely gorgeous Flash Gordon duck print, the study now has a whole unplanned bird-thing going on.)

As an added bonus, the spare room no longer looks like this, but like this:

Admittedly, I’ve barely started on the braided rug I intend to put in the study, but I hereby declare the spring-cleaning of the study officially over for another year.

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Wendy wrote at Sep 25, 10:16 PM

Your study looks beautiful…especially with the swan lamp and the pink cuckoo clock :-)

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Catriona wrote at Sep 26, 10:47 AM

Aw, thanks! It’s been a long time coming. And Nick’s thrilled, despite fighting me every inch of the way on the actual work.

The lamp I’ve had for years, but the cuckoo clock was my reward to myself for managing to cling onto my sanity (albeit with my fingernails) for the entirety of last semester. It ticks, which annoys Nick. But I can see myself sitting here at midnight marking to the ticking of the cuckoo clock—and the thought doesn’t horrify me as much as it should.

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