Repurpose.

posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

While I’m announcing career goals this week, I thought it was appropriate to announce another little dream of mine.

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Before I talk about this project I must tell you, I’m a romantic.

I like to find meaning in everyday things, including discarded windows.

If you read my first post, you may remember me saying that I have many loves. I love being creative and having little projects. I’ve made jewelry before and used to practically live at the paint-your-own-pottery studio as a kid(literally, I hung out there all the time). I’m usually antsy for a project, but it’s been a long time since I’ve had one. I’m itching to paint something, stitch something, to create something other than words. So I’m chasing after another little dream of mine.

Something I’ve always wanted to do is take old, unloved items and turn them into something beautiful.

That may just look like a window to you, but it’s my first project and I’m so, so, so excited about it. Yes, it’s just a window, but it represents something more to me. It represents me putting my mind to something and completing it. It represents another little dream I have.

I really am quite the dreamer. Always have been and I always will be. I just can’t help it!

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I have a few ideas for this window and have settled on one. My goal is to have this done by the end of the month. I’m so excited to see how it will turn out in the end. Sure, it’s just an old window that I found on the side of the road one day.

It’s also another step in creating the life I want to live.

I want to work on freelance social media and have a creative side business. My mom and I have always had an interest in finding items that need sprucing up and repurposing them, but we’ve never done it. I pushed that dream aside, but it’s time I bring it back to life. God has put these dreams and desires into my heart and the biggest thrill is knowing what I want to do and going for it.

I could fall flat on my face, it could just stay a hobby, I could do a few projects and stop. That’s okay! I know I have room to grow and things to learn. As long as I never have to say “What if..”, then I’ll be a happy girl.

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  • You seem like you have such a kind, loving heart. Your posts are so honest and humble and I like that. Also, I think these pictures of you look beautiful!

  • Can’t wait to see what you do with the window! I actually think it looks pretty right now. I love vintage everyday things too. I collect buttons, old-fashioned milk bottles, and vintage tins. There’s just something about them!

  • Meaghan Viggiani

    Can you teach me some of these crafty ideas over friends & family weekend in the mountains? I love all these little projects and ideas, and I haven’t had any new ideas or inspiration in a long time…I would love the jump start! :)

  • I’m excited to see what you do with it!

  • I remember when you found this on the side of the road?? Right? I think I have the story right? Anyways, I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  • You are an inspiring lady. I love your goals. I’ve recently gotten into DIY projects and I love it…it feels great to create something!

  • The Boy’s mom loves old windows. She has leaded glass ones in her family room that she painted some of the smaller panes in, and they’re gorgeous. I can’t wait to see what you do with your windows!

  • Aw, Krystina! This is the sweetest compliment. Thank you so, so, so much for making me smile today. :) I appreciate the sweet words more than you know!

  • The pictures make it look much prettier than in person. But I still love it and all of it’s flaws! You’re a woman after my own heart! There’s definitely something about them. A history. :)

  • Friends and family weekend?! I have not been told of such things. :) Are you on Pinterest? You basically find and “pin” pictures from the internet for inspiration. :) Check out my pins: pinterest.com/katylove ! I’d love to help you be crafty! See you soon, sweet girl!

  • Yay! Me too. ;)

  • Yes!! :) I was still on Balanced Foodie then. The day I found it was the day that I decided to start this blog. So definitely more than just a window! I love that you remember that. :)

  • Oh wow, thank you Jess! That’s so sweet of you. I’m excited to create and see where it goes. :)

  • How amazing! Mine may not be that impressive. I bet the window is gorgeous!

  • I wish I had an eye for things like that! I’m so not creative.