My New Cottagey Plate Wall

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Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie
Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie
Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie
Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie

So I mentioned yesterday when I told you about my seriously embarrassing "someday" mudroom, that I got discouraged and started working on other things. This is one of those things! I pulled some things out of a box that had been hanging on the wall in my old office/studio...

It's so awkward describing this room. It's my craft room AND my office, and I work from home, so I really do work in here. Just saying it's my office doesn't really cover it, and just calling it my "craft room" doesn't tell the whole story either. Sometimes I call it my "studio" (my husband's family are all artists, so they all have studios), but I always feel silly saying that out loud. But saying "office / craft room" every time is cumbersome. What can I call it? Workshop? Maybe I'll call it that from now on.

...my old workshop, and I didn't have anywhere to put them so I thought I'd just go ahead and hang them up.

So I did that and I hated it. So Mr. Magpie suggested adding a few plates to the mix, and I loved the flowers on the plates. So I ended up taking everything else down and hanging all plates.

Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie
Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie

It kind of blew my plans because I had been thinking of doing a plate wall in the entryway I told you about before. But I'm sure I can figure something else out.

Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie
Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie

I don't know what I'm going to do with all that other stuff that I took down. It doesn't really have a home now. Hmmmm....

Well, meanwhile, I really love the plates. They make me happy.

They make me so happy, in fact, that I ended up doing three more projects today and yesterday to go with them! And in the process I have already changed the position of a couple of plates. Confused? I promise it will make sense soon.

Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie
Cottage Plate Wall via Cottage Magpie

I was feeling so bad about abandoning (temporary, just temporarily) my mudroom clean out project, but if I hadn't started that I wouldn't have found the stuff to hang on the walls. And if I hadn't been discouraged, I wouldn't have decided to hang it right then. And then I wouldn't have realized I hated it and hung plates instead, and then fallen so in love with my plates that I was inspired to do a bunch more projects, one of which has been waiting for several years to be done!

I guess everything works out for a reason, doesn't it?

What about you? Have you abandoned anything recently only to find that you were more motivated than before?

~Angela :-)
~Angela :-)
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