Are you in an accessory rut? Take this little quiz to find out:
The accessories on your fireplace mantel:
A) Change almost monthly
B) Change once each season
C) Um, they’ve pretty much been the same for the last year
D) What’s the problem? I got it the way I liked it in 1987 and I’m sticking with it!
I’m guilty of at least “C”. What about you? Now, I don’t think it’s realistic for most people to be constantly changing up their accessories (a girl's gotta do the laundry sometime), but taking a step back and shaking things up every once in a while can be a very good thing.
For instance, this is how my piano has looked since…um…January 1 (cute little me as a newby blogger wrote about it in this post).
The decor's been okay, it’s been fine, but it’s a little boring and I’m kind of tired of looking at it. So it occurred to me one day, “Wait a minute...I don’t have to be tired of looking at that…I can just change it!”. Yep…alert Oprah…I had a light bulb moment.
So I removed all of the accessories so I could start with a blank slate. I pulled a bunch of "stuff" out of my secret accessory closet (you know you have one too), and then added little by little.
With a little trial…and a little error...I created a new look that I like, simply by re-using "stuff" I had around the house.