I am starting a new blog segment called Quick Switch: To spice things up and create a change of scenery at home I am always making quick switches. This can involve putting items I already have in a new space or adding something new. I am the queen of re purposing! It is all about keeping things fresh even if it is only for your own enjoyment. This is simple to do by changing furniture & accessories around, decorating for the seasons, or by adding a new item to add interest. Transforming an item you already have can freshen things too. I am constantly tinkering with things: painting, sewing, embellishing, etc. Just when I seem content I find a fabulous furniture piece or beautiful object to re-work into our home (typically these items are free or very inexpensive). This hobby of mine drives my husband insane, but I enjoy the hunt! He is sick of the junk, but once I finish each project he is secretly happy that he put up with my random collections and my wet paint brushes in the fridge... at least I think he is happy?
This quick switch was inspired by a collection of Wedgwood Cathedral plates I found at an antique store. At first I walked away loving them, but thinking I didn't have a place for them. I looked them up online to see if there was a better price for them and found that the $48.00 price for 6 plates was very good since they were going for $15.00 each online. I returned and bought the plates.
Once I brought the plates home I decided to hang them in the family room in a space that had previously not had much attention. The plates didn't pop off the walls because they blended in with the paint color. I pulled out a gallon of leftover dining room paint and it instantly became an accent wall and warms up the space. It is a subtle change, but just enough to make the plates pop!