Remember a couple of months ago when I purchased a new rug for the Dining Room? I took a poll and you all agreed that it was too small for the room.
That resulted in happy accident #1. Instead of returning it, I just moved it into the Living Room and I love it in there.
What? I never showed you the new rug? Ooops!
Much better, don't ya think?
Fast forward to happy accident #2. I've had my eye on Pottery Barn's Vanessa floral curtains for some time so when I saw that they were half price after Christmas I snatched them up with some Christmas money I received as a gift. They were for the Master Bedroom, only once the new paint color went up I quickly realized that they wouldn't work. They have a yellow tint to them and the new walls have a grayish tone to them. I thought I was going to have to return them until I realized that I've been wanting to get new window treatments for the Dining Room. They hadn't been replaced since we bought the house almost 13 years ago so I was ready for a change.
It's kinda strange that they look like they belonged in here all along! They coordinate perfectly with the rug, which was a, well, happy accident!
I spy happy accident #3:
While putting everything back into my new Master Bedroom, I stumbled upon #3. I got this sweet shelf at a yard sale last year, which you can read about here, and have always loved it in my bedroom. However, once again, it's on the yellow side and when I went to hang it I realized it would have to be painted. So I brought it downstairs with me and layed it down in the Dining Room while I went to the garage to grab my can of paint. When I came back in, I looked at it and a lightbulb went on in my head - it looked perfect in the Dining Room! I have an empty wall that needed something and the shelf is the perfect size. And better yet - it doesn't need to be painted!
It's very chippy and pretty fragile.
I love her in this room.
Some more views around the room.
I love happy accidents, don't you? It's all about thinking outside the box. Ya know, if I had taken more time to name my blog 3 years ago, I can think of about a million different names than the one I picked. And "Outside the Box" is just one of them. What are your happy accidents?
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!