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, Freshome. Warming 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.”
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.