Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living! If this is your first time visiting, let me explain quickly what we do here. It’s simple. Go grab a good cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine, sit a spell with me, and enjoy my randomness–everything from home renovation projects to chats about living with type 1 diabetes and Celiac. That’s all there is to it. Now, let’s get to chatting about thinking outside the box–using things for other than their intended purposes.
My new house has a lot of big windows, which I absolutely love; however, I am not much of a curtain girl–but my power bill says that I need to be. So, I got curtains for the bedrooms upstairs…hoping that will satisfy the hubby’s need for privacy and lower the power bill. Long story short. After my curtain hanging party, I had extra curtain rod brackets…I am thinking that this is normal when one orders those really long rods…the rods seem perfectly secure, and the curtains are not sagging…so, I am going to say that it is normal to have leftovers.
Now, I am a saver of the junk…and I cannot throw away perfectly good items…so, this is what I decided to do with the extra curtain rod brackets.
Thankfully, I have a handy hubby who knows how to take my excited chatter and turn it into my vision…and that is what he did. The hubby stopped his project to come help me with mine…and the end result was double fabulous because I used the extra curtain rod brackets AND my ironing board was no longer propped against the wall. Now, I just have to decide what color to paint the laundry room and get the hubby to hang an old ladder–but that is a story for another day.
A few weeks ago, I bought a shower caddy thinking that it would be perfect for my shower…nope…it was not. Why not return it? Well, I not only threw away the receipt, but I also threw away all the packaging that came with it. Against everything in me, I propped it against the wall in the master bath because I really did not want to make a trip to the basement.
Yesterday, I was sorting through the chaos in my art studio when I had the best idea ever…well, all my great ideas are the best ideas ever…where was I? Oh, yes! My great idea for the shower caddy…I needed a place for bigger paints and such, and the shower caddy was perfect for storing those items. It fit just right in a tiny, awkward space…right behind my podium (which I must tell y’all the story behind my podium). It was a win. The shower caddy has a home, nothing is propping on my walls in the master bath, my painting space is better organized, and I did not waste $14.78.
Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we looked at ways to use things for other than their intended purposes. Now I am off to tackle the chaos in one of my guest rooms…but before I get too involved with that, I am going on a Starbucks run *smile*