Ever buy something with a definite plan in mind of using it one way, only to end up doing something completely different with it than you intended?
Take this little jar, for example. I had actually overlooked it at Goodwill several times because of its nondescript, ivory color, but for $0.99 I figured I could make it over easily! As a matter of fact, I had every intention of spray-painting it a fantastic color, like aqua, as soon as I got it home! But when I set it on my fall "fantel" (faux mantel-- actually my desktop) to take the "before" picture, I realized that it was exactly what my mantel display needed!
Here is my fall mantel before the addition of the jar-- not terrible, just missing something...
...But the jar perfectly fills in the gap! I'm not saying that I won't end up spray-painting it aqua at some point in the future... but for now, it's found a perfect, albeit accidental, home!
Moral of the story: Don't get stuck on one plan, use, or location, for your decorations! If you have an area you think is "missing something", shift things around-- you just might find the perfect answer was right under your nose all the time! :)
So have you been doing any decor "tweaking" lately"? Made any last-minute changes, or spur-of-the-moment makeovers?
P.S. Check out my new "Project Gallery" up on top bar, and see if there are any projects you've missed!
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- Nifty Thrifty Things: Nifty Thrifty Sunday
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- DebbieDoos: Newbie Link Party
- Flour Me With Love: Mix-It-Up Monday
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- Adventures Of a DIY Mom: Terrific Tuesdays
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- Elizabeth & Co.: Be Inspired Link Party
- Kathe With An E: You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
- Mercy Ink Blog: All Things Heart & Home Link-up
- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday's Treasures
- Uncommon: Uncommonly Yours Link Party
- The Winthrop Chronicles: Share It Link Party
- Embracing Change: Creative Inspirations Link Party
- Hooking Up w/ House of Hepworths
- The 36th Avenue: Party Time!
- Vintage Gwen: Show & Share
- Live, Laugh, Rowe: Live Laugh Linky Thursday
- My Repurposed Life: Catch As Catch Can
- The Shabby Creek Cottage: Transformation Thursday
- Two Yellow Birds Decor: Thursday's Temptation
- A Heart 4 Home: Finished Friday
- Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Flaunt It Friday
- Decorating Insanity: Furniture Friday
- Five Days, Five Ways: Feature Friday Free-for-All
- Here Comes the Sun: Fabulous Friday
- Jennifer Rizzo: Fabulously Creative Friday
- Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday
- The Cottage Market: Junkin' Joe Party
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