So, all you crafty (and not so crafty) folks out there, raise your hand if you’ve ever had a great idea, and then totally bombed it your first try.
|UGLY! Please don’t hate me now.|
I wanted to throw it away. Instead, I just tucked it away in my art room, perhaps to be resurrected one day, perhaps not.
A few weeks ago, I posted about a Pottery Barn Chalkboard Knock-off project for my office makeover. It was after that I had the idea to dust off my sad little mail holder and spray paint it black to match the chalkboard. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it before, probably because I was too frustrated.
I still liked the idea of labeling where our mail should go, so being much more careful and creative, I wrote “his, hers, theirs” on the side.
Finally, a finished product I’m happy with. In the end, I’m glad I didn’t quit, throw it away, and go buy something else. As often as I talk about creative ideas, I admit the lesson I learned is that sometimes a great idea just doesn’t work on the first try, but it’s often worth it to try, try again.