When I first started blogging, well before the art of repurposing became ‘a thing’, the ideas that popped into my head were… unique.
Maybe even forbidden in the ‘real world of decorating’.
I didn’t even know how to swing a power tool back then.
Yet, because I desired to decorate my newly renovated home without a surplus penny in sight, my furniture store became the curb.
Once in a while, I felt lucky finding something usable as is. But in more cases than not, it was some heap of junk that had seen far better days. So creativity was needed to ramp it up to speed.
You know the drill now. However back then, it was a foreign concept. Who shops the curb?
I remember one sleepless night WAY back I threw a new idea up on the blog, and scheduled it to post in the evening. Then I went to bed.
However after scheduling, I felt super unsettled. As in, if the world knew what I just made, I may be laughed or criticized off the net.
I tried to drift off, but it wouldn’t work. Worry kept my mind wide awake as if on its own caffeine high.
Enough was enough! I got up, stumbling my way through the outdoor lamp post lit dark room towards the computer, flicked it back on to unschedule my post. That project was just too different.
However, it was too late. I lost count of the time it was to post and it was already up.
I reluctantly scrolled down and winced as I approached the comment area, bracing for the worst…
But the wincing was never needed. I couldn’t believe it… a nice comment was made! At this late of night! What on earth…
With a huge smile and heart rate racing for much better reasons now, I decided to leave the post up and see what transpired the next day.
HERE is that project.
If you scroll down to comment #23, you’ll see what I said…
I ran my ‘unique style’ against a long time friend, Dan. We chatted about the strange stuff I was making from junk and this was his own take…
“Being different doesn’t make something right or wrong. Good nor bad. Being different is in a category all on its own. Unique drives interest and gives you a special edge. No matter what.”
That right there taught me a valuable lesson.
Even if something was different, if I liked it, someone else will probably as well. No matter what.
From thereon, I led a relatively fearless blogging life, allowing my crazy hair brained schemed ideas to take over, and bravely post them.
Fast forward to recently, I saw everyone making farmhouse clocks, however I didn’t have a clock kit. Yet I loved the look.
So I made a clock HERE that didn’t care what time it was… because all the clock parts were just pieces of junk, without a battery in sight.
At the time, while I at first laughed at my non-working clock idea, I didn’t really care.
It’s a very freeing feeling when you can just post whatever comes to mind and not really be bothered by the outcome.
It’s just a fun project.
However, my little non working clocked seemed to work for others.
Hometalk emailed me asking to post it on their site, then Somerset Home Magazine requested to feature it in their magazine! It’s currently in their Spring 2018 edition and it is one big and beautiful 6 page spread!
Oh my goodness. It’s a beautiful feature that I’m so honoured to have been gifted.
So the next time you get a crazy hair-brained scheme and hesitate to share it with the world…
It’s ‘time’ to reconsider…
Here’s my own press page as working proof.
What do you want to do that’s a little out of the norm?
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