From Oops to Creative Opportunity

I really don’t know how I missed this interview.  The first photo shown below caught my attention posted on Pinterest.  I followed the link to one of my favorite websites, FreshomeWarming your Outdoors with ‘Floating Windows’ Designer Claudia Schmutzler is a wonderful interview about how a mistake turned out beautifully.

According to Claudia, “Years ago, I had some work done at my house and there was a little “oops” concerning the windows. So, at the end of the project I had these four interesting windows that couldn’t be used in the house, but I still wanted to put them to use. When I built a deck, I decided to hang them from an overhead beam and build a bench underneath. A grapevine is entwined across the tops of the windows, and people just loved it.”

Outdoor hanging windows by Claudia Schmutzler via Freshome
Outdoor hanging windows by Claudia Schmutzler via Freshome
Outdoor hanging windows by Claudia Schmutzler via Freshome

The lesson here is: at times we all freak out, have a meltdown, stress out, are faced with a  mistake.  Accept it and use it as an opportunity to be creative and you will be rewarded!

You can read the complete interview over at Freshome.

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