Relocating has it’s challenges! Inevitably, you wind up in your new home and begin to question yourself:
“I had no doubt that this must come with me; it means a lot to me and I can’t let it go.” The point is that it brought you joy in your former state of being, your former home. The question now is, “Does it bring you joy now?” The answer to this critical question (be totally honest with yourself) determines one of several paths you may now explore.
You can sell it, gift (donate) it, or re-purpose it; even if the answer is ,”Yes, it does still bring me joy …”
If it is not “working” with your current situation you can donate or sell. Hold a ceremony, take your time, and thank it for the pleasure it has shared with you! Then allow it to share the same with others of this life …
~ Let It Be ~
A more palatable option is to allow it to extend its life by re-purposing. Everything Old Is New Again can be your mantra! Exhaust the number of options at your fingertips! Discuss options with others, check out creative sites like Pinterest, Real Simple (magazine) and perhaps take a chalk painting class!
When you extend your mind to new possibilities the result can be life changing ~
The pictures shown here of Karen’s Early American dining room set (which belonged to her husband’s parents) was re-purposed in their new home that complements their coastal theme decor. She used farmhouse chalk paint and washed with tea stain and silver wax on hardware!!