March equinox is known as the Vernal or Spring equinox and marks the start of the spring season. This occurs Friday, March 20th at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal. This day the Sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west.
With the start of Spring, comes Spring Fever.What are your spring spruce-up projects? What projects have been waiting for your creative touches all winter long?
CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS Let the sun shine in. Clean your windows inside and outside to frame all that springtime green. For an easy homemade glass cleaner, mix equal parts distilled white vinegar and water in a reusable spray bottle.
DECLUTTER/REORGANIZE No matter how wonderful your design skills or refined your tastes, clutter detracts from the overall function and beauty of your space. Decluttering, cleaning and organizing always give us a fresh new perspective.
ACCESSORIZE New towels in the bath, new color pillows on the bed, or a new area rug can change the vibe of an entire room (and change your mood).
REPLACE HARDWARE Replacing knobs and drawer pulls on kitchen cabinets or a bathroom vanity is an easy way to update a look quickly.
REVITALIZE FURNITURE Give natural wood a new lease on life with furniture wax or polish. If you’re over the natural color, a new color or shabbying an old piece can update old furniture.
PAINT IT Repainting is a simple way to get big design bang for your buck. Brighten a room; or freshen up a front door, mailbox, or window trim. Choose timeless and coordinating (not necessarily matching) colors for a professional look.
REARRANGE AND REFRESH Sometimes sprucing up is as simple as rearranging what you already own. Rethink rooms and reconfigure furniture. Decorate subtly around a theme, bring in accent pieces from other rooms.
CHOOSE ONE HIGH-PROFILE PROJECT If you decide to splurge on a single item, make sure it’s high-profile. Investments in good paint, a deluxe area rug, one professionally reupholstered chair, or luxurious bed linens will set the stage for the rest of your more frugal spruce-up ideas.
If remodeling is on your spring project list, be sure to give Emerald a call at 727-943-9046.