I’m a “tweaker” and a “piddler”!
You know what I mean, right?
I’m always ‘tweaking’ something here or ‘piddling’ on something there! When family calls and asks what I’m doing, I typically say, “Oh, I’m just piddling”!
Although the satisfaction that comes from completing a big job is rewarding, I find just as much joy with the everyday “tweaks”!
I thought I would share what I “piddled” on, today!
I recently moved a beautiful, HUGE, candle to my entryway. It was wrapped in a lovely scarf I purchased in Paris.
I love that scarf, but, it just didn’t look right once I moved the candle and I thought to myself “no one else will know that scarf came from France”, right?
Time for a change……
I picked up these star candle pics from Ebay and decided to add them to the candle. You know us Texans, we have to have stars in and on our houses!!!
I’m really enjoying the change! We have lots of family that visit from out-of-state and it makes a nice, subtle statement of “yes, I am in Texas”!
Can I get a big “YEE HAH”!!!!
I made another small change in the eating area of my kitchen that made a huge impact!
I’ve had this kitchen hutch for years! It’s one of the first purchases we ever made for our home and I got it in Germany!
I’ve never really tired of it. I just wanted something different without spending money on something new.
Answer? I took off the top portion of the hutch! It’s amazing how much it opened up the space!!
I added a lamp along with a burlap runner and a few “baubles”!
Finally, (but only for today!)……
I decided to change my pot rack in the kitchen.
After taking down my cabinet doors and painting the insides, I felt like my pots and pans were in the way and made it look cluttered.
(This is the only picture I could find with the pots still hanging….pre “painting the insides” phase ! You can see all the cabinet changes HERE)!
So I took them down and stored them away……….
…….now, what was I going to do??!!
I knew I wanted to add height to the pot rack and I wanted to place things on top of it. After much thought of how I was going to pull that one-off, I remembered that I have a HUGE wicker/wood tray with iron on the sides. Truly a beautiful piece but almost too big to be really useful.
I set that bad boy on top of my pot rack! I still need to figure out a way to securely attach it (any ideas?). I added some lightweight accessories, a little greenery, a little burlap (of course!) and……
he’s like a new man!!!
So, there ya go! Three small changes in one day! It’s amazing how a little “tweaking” and “piddling” can transform a space!
So, how about you? Have you tweaked or piddled lately? I’d love to hear and get ideas!
Until next time……