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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

Up-Cycled Barn Door

This old stable door has found new life in a very contemporary kitchen and I find that the styles blend seamlessly. Of course it helps that the walls are cement and the ceiling is all wood rafters to emulate a barn but design is often funny like that. You can use something very old and place it in a very contemporary setting and it just works. It is also one of my favorite ways of using up-cycled items.


  1. I am so in love with this idea!! I just am obsessed with refurbished things, especially wood! Thanks for sharing this, my dear!


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