Part of finding beauty in every day living is enjoying the process of using what you have in creative new ways. This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about this week as I dream about what I want my new home to look like. How can I take what I have and embellish it or mix it up to look fresh and fun?
How can I find beauty with what I already have?
When we have the urge to get something new, instead of heading out to BUY something new, we can usually find a way to improve on something we already have. And that can be just as rewarding — and likely MORE rewarding — because of the hands-on effort involved in transforming things by our own creativity rather than by the power of a credit card.
Simple details can take something ordinary or dated and give it new life! I love how you can change the look of just about ANYTHING with ribbons. I got so inspired by these photos! Add a sweet bow or a chic and sassy new trim for instant style and personality. I don’t sew, but I could glue or tie a ribbon on something! Ribbon would be a great way to add that new color you are dreaming of (um, say if you wanted green for instance)!
I’ve seen ribbon valances, ribbon tablecloths, ribbons on message boards, frames hung from ribbons, ribbon as trim on towels, ribbon detail on curtains…if you want a new look for what you already have, ribbons just might be an easy, affordable and creative solution.
How did you find beauty this week?
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