Sometimes You Lose The Battle May 4, 2016 Home Decor, Our House 3 Comments 6171 Do you ever walk by an item in a store over and over again, but talk yourself out of buying it for various reasons (i.e. “I don’t need it,” “It’s too expensive,” “I’m supposed to be going minimalist…”). This happens to me a lot at craft stores in their home decor section. Typically these items will be around for several months or more and taunt me when I’m in there for other, more serious reasons (like hoarding fabric and yarn). Well, I lost the battle a few weeks ago against this giant, amazing-in-every-way, teal corrugated metal….AMPERSAND. I had been fantasizing about it for what seemed like my whole life – to the point that I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it. I had a coupon, and it was on sale, so… …somehow it jumped into my shopping cart. I swear- there were witnesses. And just as I imagined, it’s PERFECT in the guest room. Holy crap, I love it. I re-arranged my fabric hoops around it for more impact. It came with these cool clips, but I haven’t found anything worthy of clipping…yet. It was definitely worth the purchase and adding to my collection of “things.” Plus, it’s on the wall so it barely takes up any space really. In fact, it has pretty much zero impact on the square footage of the house. So, it’s totally fine. What do you think? Even though I lost this battle, I still think I’m winning the war on “stuff” lately. I’ve been Spring cleaning like crazy and getting rid of things! We are tackling the basement pretty hardcore right now in preparation for more finishing work. The only person I know who hoards more things than me is my husband. But it’s happening, folks. 3 Responses Noreen May 4, 2016 Hmmmm.. still thinking on this one. It’s different, but then again, that’s what i like about your ideas! i’m thinking it will grow on me 🙂 Reply Rachael Evans June 19, 2016 Haha! To each his own, right??! Reply Allison Ryan October 31, 2016 I think it’s fantastic!! I want one! Where did you find this gem? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.