Huh, how did Monday get here so quickly??!! I hope you had a GREAT weekend. Have you ever had something in a room that bugged you/seemed out of place? I don’t mean an actual buuuzzing mosquito. Something like a leaky faucet (time for tools!), or a squeakily door (time for WD-40), or a photo frame that is crooked buuut you just keep passing by it and leaving it as is until you ‘get to it’ (get a level), or a furniture item you keep bumping into (kick it, eemm I mean relocate it), or a DIY project that you have been meaning to start/finish for the past 3 years. Well, in my case it’s a fish food container project!
When I walk into my office in the morn I head straight for the fish tank to feed our office guard-pets (they can get vicious when not fed!). I leave the uughh container out for easy access (umm, to ‘remember’ to feed the fish), but the container seemed to clash with my decor. So I kept saying ‘one day I will ‘fix it’”. Well, the day FINALLY came …. and it ONLY took 5 minutes!!!!!! <– I am still SHOCKED how quick this ‘fix’ took:
I simply took left over pretty fabric and wrapped it over the container. I used the fish food container to measure the size to cut, then snip snip snip (for a perfect fit):
See what I mean???? … look how visually distracting the container looks below (and how peacefully perfect it looks above next to my fab-tastic magazine holders):
Great designs are in the DETAILS of visual joy. And a 5 minute fix gave me the peace that I now feel when I reach over for the container. I hope you get out of this email the incentive of tackling a project knowing that the end result will bring you joy, and hey it may even take you LESS time than you expect it would.
Any projects come to your mind to complete or tackle? Have a beautiful day. I’m off to the tailors … dropping off a curtain panel for a client (for a custom fit size of 95″ to fit perfectly on your window).
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