I’ve been reading a decorating book lately. The author says we should discard anything we don’t absolutely love.
This arrangement and urn were teetering on the edge of Mr. Dumpster (or a donation bin). I’ve never loved it. I wanted to, and I tried to, but it just never happened.
I’m no floral artist, that’s for sure. I accumulated additions to the fake flowers over the years and continued to stick them in this urn – sort of like “building” an arrangement.
Haha…sort of like more of a mess!
I don’t know. There was nothing wrong with the urn itself. But the flowers just didn’t do it for me. Can you relate?
It’s just like I told you on Sunday…about being true to who you really are. With decorating our homes, only keeping the things we truly love is a small piece of finding and being who we are.
I removed the fake flowers and painted the old urn with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in pure white.
The first coat covered pretty well.
After the second coat, it was nice and pure white (except this picture turned out blurry – ugh).
The bow detailing still doesn’t thrill me, and I can’t bring myself to put the fake flowers back inside. If I don’t find some love feelings for this urn pretty soon, it’ll be sent away.
This “keep only what you love” idea has me seriously thinking about things. I severely need to purge in every room.
Do you have anything at your house you don’t absolutely love? Couldn’t we all come up with several (or maybe a trunk full)?