Do you ever hold onto something and you aren’t exactly sure why but you just KNOW that there is a reason? I’ve been eyeing some really darling vintage-styled dryer sheet holders in various online stores but I just couldn’t ever bring myself to buy one.
Perhaps I knew that what I really wanted was right under my nose (or in my attic!) all along!
I’ve realized recently that I seem to fluctuate between two extremes when it comes to the ‘stuff’ in our house.
I’m either like a crazy lady on a mission to purge every single room in the house and nothing is safe from being thrown into the donation pile.
Or I’m the ‘you are going to have to pry this out of my cold dead hands’ lady who just can’t seem to part with certain items.
I really don’t want to keep stuff just for the sake of keeping it and I try very hard to not become overly attached to ‘things’. But then there are those times when I’m so glad that I hesitated before putting an item in the donation pile.
Case in point…this recipe card holder.
I’m fairly certain it cost less than $10. And I never used it for holding recipes. And it hasn’t been in my kitchen for at least 3 years now.
But I always felt it was destined to have another chance…another purpose.
And the other day as I was putting away some things in the attic, I saw it sitting there under a pile of faux flowers and all of a sudden I knew exactly what it was destined to be!
I attached a bracket to the back.
And hung it on the wall in the laundry room.
The dryer sheets came out of the cardboard box in the cupboard and went right into their new home!
I think it adds just the right touch of charm to the laundry room and there is nothing quite as pretty to me as something that has been given new life at no cost!
I’m so thrilled to be joining these lovely ladies again this month for our ongoing Budget Decorating Series!
Make sure you pay all of them a visit for more budget-friendly ideas and inspiration!