“Ten Trends That Are Past Their Prime”
according to House Beautiful Magazine
The title piqued my interest, and out of sheer curiosity, I clicked through the top-ten list they had complied, you know… just too see how offensive I was being and to see what I better put on my to-do list to change.
This girl is not that easily influenced. (At least, I like to think I’m not!)
I’ll share the entire list, but first I want to talk about #3 and #10.
I had to giggle a little at what was listed at #3.
- Mason Jars
What amused me wasn’t so much that they were giving Mason Jars the heave-ho.
It’s that the replacement they suggest is… are you ready?
You read that right… tin cans.
They actually state that in the article that “Websites have been ringing the mason jar death knell for more than a year, but they just won’t go away.” Apparently, we must pay more attention to websites! haha.
I find the tin can replacement idea, shall we say, not exactly timely…
I did these years ago!
And funnily enough, they even appeared in a magazine.
What is that saying again? … I think it goes; “Everything old is new again.“
Yes, that’s it!
Myself and lots of others have made plenty more tin can projects… so I know for certain that the Tin Can is not the newest trend!
Enough about my cans though.
We need to talk about #10.
- Chalkboard Paint
Noooooo… not my beloved chalkboard paint.
Ya’ll know I put chalkboard paint all over my house and on about anything that’ll stand still!
I love the chalkboard wall above my fireplace mantel and have no intention of changing it anytime soon.
A big trend follower I am not, but I adore me some chalkboard paint. I jumped in the chalkboard paint waters and began swimming with abandon! Because I genuinely dig it. The moodiness, the visual texture, even when un-chalked, is something I enjoy the look of. Unless the mood strikes and I feel like, because I am tired of the dark color, or get my heart set on something else, I will continue to be in love with my chalkboard wall and other various CB paint projects.
I decorate my house for me, and you should too!
When you come to Fox Hollow Cottage, I hope you feel like what you are seeing is authentic. I don’t claim to be an interior designer, just because I like to decorate my home and happen to blog about it. I’m just a regular girl, with a real life budget. I don’t paint my living room every other week or buy all new accessories when the *Pantone color of the year is announced! And I bet most of you don’t either. *I do reserve the right to do so if I’m crazy about it though! It could happen.
You know, whenever I share something, if you like it too, by all means give it a shot, but it is never my intention, whether I’m showing my own work or maybe highlighting something I think is special, to suggest you should absolutely do xyz too.
The whole article just got me to thinking. I know trends and fads come and go, and we can’t help but see them reflected in retail, and all around us. I also know the look of my home won’t stand still because I crave change. I enjoy shopping and treasure hunting at thrift stores, estate sales and tag sales and such.. but I do it out of a love for decorating and making a home that I love to be ensconced in. Not in a frenzied, mad-dash to capture the look of the minute. It’s never to chase the latest hot style or capture the ultimate on-trend chic home or decor. We all know that would be elusive anyhow.
I think balance is important in all things. (If only my diet would listen!)
My point in all this being.
- Your home is just that, your home.
- Fill it with what makes your heart smile.
- Not with what anyone else tells you to love and desire.
- Not a catalog, a designer, a magazine, a website or a blog.
I’m curious, with all this trend talk, how do you feel about the various top ten lists with do’s and don’ts?
Do articles similar to the one by House Beautiful make you feel dissatisfied with your home and it’s decor?
The days of prime past trends in order of appearance were;
- Dip Dying – Which I happen to think is adorable and would still like to try if I find the right thing!
- Directional Signs – Like, EAT, WASH, BRUSH. One exception: Giant, industrial kitchens are begging for huge, lighted marquees. Well excuse us of the little kitchen clans.
- Mason Jars – You can find all my tin cans and tutorials here.
- Chevron (in big&bold) – I’m not a chevron girl but I appreciate it when it’s done well.
- Capiz Shell Chandeliers – Exception, real Capiz shell chandeliers.
- Marker Walls – Like Sharpie accent and feature walls.
- Taxidermy Crafts – Calling for real in rustic lodges only and actually belittling antlers about anywhere.
- Pallet Furniture – I think pallets are too budget friendly to ignore. See our latest project here.
- Distressed Furniture – So many are still trying and enjoying this for the first time, it’s going to be around a lot longer. Click here to find a slew of beginner friendly painted furniture makeover ideas.
- Chalkboard Paint – There is a lot out there, but embrace it if ya love it! I am.
Read the full article here.
I love good conversation…
as well as sharing DIY, craft and decorating ideas!
PS: Did anyone else happen to notice that all the offenders were pretty much DIY based?