The other night I needed a little pick-me-up. I was thinking about different decorating projects I could do, but then reminding myself that I need to tackle the bigger stuff first (which I have been, believe-you-me), but then feeling like I just wish I could be “done” one little room so I could actually just play around in it, but then realizing that it was going to take a little while and not to waste my time creating a bunch of decorations that just aren’t going to work in the final room anyway.
It’s a noisy place inside my head.
So then I came across this idea on Pinterest. And it was do-able. And would take about 3 minutes. Not too much time to waste at all!
So I got to play around a bit without feeling too silly.
And then I got to take a few pretty pictures of it!
I just wrapped a little 20 gauge wire that I had in my kitchen utility cupboard around a mason jar and twisted a little hook out of the end.
We have all these little plastic hooks around the house in random places and I still haven’t taken most of them down yet. So I hung it from one of those.
I stuck some lilac branches in and called it done! I love the little bit of life it brings to this corner of the room, with its visible cords and half ripped-up floors.
It’s a great little pick-me-up for a corner that badly needs it, and every time I see it, it’s a pick-me-up for me too!
P.S. When I clicked on the link, I couldn’t find my way to the original person who came up with this idea. If you know, let me know so I can credit them!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.