I’m so excited to be kicking off a fun new series today with some of my favorite thrifty blogging friends and sharing with you how I transformed an old pair of bi-fold shutter doors into a fresh new look for my entry.
But first, let’s just get real here for a minute. Do you ever stress decorate? Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by the craziness of life that you just have to step away and do something that seems kind of mindless but in reality provides your mind with a lovely little escape even if just for a few moments?
Well that’s how I felt a couple of weeks ago when I was up to my eyeballs in book edits and deadlines and didn’t think I could handle writing ONE.MORE.WORD.
So, I closed the lid of my laptop, opened the windows to let the cool breeze come into the stuffy house and went upstairs to grab the bi-fold shutter doors I had recently picked up at a second-hand store. My original intention was to use them in a lonely corner of our bedroom but they just weren’t the right fit.
I quickly gave them a fresh coat of paint and set about giving my entry a little bit of a softer, brighter look as we head into these warmer months.
While I was at Home Depot last week I had every intention of only purchasing a metal bucket but these lavender topiaries just begged to come home with me and I couldn’t say ‘no’. Honestly, I’m kind of obsessed with them and have moved them around to many different spots in my home but I know that soon I will need to properly pot them and put them outside.
After such a long stretch of feeling like I had totally lost my creative mojo, it was just so nice to do something that seemed to fill back up my empty creativity tank.
And it was such a reminder to me of how important it is that I maintain that balance. While writing is definitely creative, sometimes it can leave me feeling like I’ve been in a dark tunnel.
It amazes me that something as simple as sprucing up a second-hand find and rearranging decorative items can make me feel as though I’ve come out of that tunnel and into the light.
And now that our book is FINALLY going to press at the end of this month, look out!!
Who knows how much more creativity might be coming your way! 😉
Now, don’t miss seeing all of the other thrifty ideas coming your way from the Thrifty Style Team.
Thank you for meeting me at the Fence today,