I saw this quote the other day, and it was kind of a wake up call for me. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”
You see, I have been waiting.. still waiting for this house to sell. When I started making plans to bring this blog back to life, I told myself that I wasn’t going to share any projects or decor based content until I am in my new home.. which was a mistake I think.
I wanted to wait until I had my fresh start.. fresh home, fresh blog, fresh everything. Really though? I have come to realize that I don’t have to wait anymore. It is a frame of mind, an attitude. Moving will just be icing on the cake.. and since I will be looking for a fixer upper, the projects to share will probably be endless when the time comes! haha! So while I will continue to look forward to that, I will focus on life right now.. which I don’t have to wait for.
Yesterday, I did a little bit of indoor gardening.. some lavender, succulents and my cactus addiction just might be growing. The lavender though, thats my favourite, the colour and smell is so pretty!
I picked up some terra cotta pots and they were soooo very new looking.. and since you already know my patience is pretty much non existent when it comes to waiting, I wanted to speed up the aging process a bit.
I found a tutorial online that said to use garden lime, make a paste and then sand it off. Well, I tried that.. but the garden lime I found, would not make a paste. So that failed haha! Since I was in the mood to make this happen, I ended up using brown food colouring as a stain.. this was after trying tea and a few other things. I was working in the kitchen, can you tell?
The stain worked pretty flawlessly, aged them a bit of a darker colour.. and gave them depth. Perfect. I just have to pick up a sealer and they will be all finished up. New terra cotta is very very orange haha!
Side note.. my hands are also a darker shade and apparently do not require a sealer. No amount of scrubbing is making them clean any time soon.
This is definitely not a big project. But for my home, which has been staged for sale.. this little bit of change is a huge step in the right direction, and change is good! ..already feeling that fresh new feeling I have been craving!
So much good!