At the risk of sounding a bit creepy and hoarder-ish, sometimes I find things on my walks that I use in my home décor.
Take this perfectly shaped stick for example.
It looks like it was made just for the purpose of going over the mirrored window on my mantel.
Yesterday, I found a piece of board out by the garbage can at the curb of a house up the street.
The board had routered edges, just like it was waiting for me to make a sign with it.
So I made this and put it over the window in my home office, aka my sanctuary.
I didn’t love it. The crooked lettering, the print lined up to the right, the dark black letters that looked too harsh, the commas…I pretty much didn’t love any of it,
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!
So I sanded it all off, started over, and now I’m lovin’ it!
I centered the words, removed the commas and added the word “be” in small print in front of each word, and toned the black down to a nice medium gray.
So, I prefer to call making something out of my neighbor’s garbage
thrifty and ingenious, rather than creepy.
Would you have done it?