Renters can decorate too, or so that’s what I’m telling myself.
After owning a home that we completely remodeled, living in a (very new) rental is somewhat of an adjustment. We were used to spending nights and weekends on DIY improvement projects and now we don’t know what to do with ourselves!
I love to scour the Target endcaps for cheap clearance finds. On one fateful trip, I found this glorious “Birds & Branches” clock for just $6.24 (check the tag!) and it had to come home with me. That was back when we owned our place and I never did find the time or the right place to hang it… Until now!
Our new rental has tons of style with pretty moldings, high ceilings and lots of details… but it doesn’t necessarily reflect anything about us or our taste. The blank wall above the fireplace was screaming for some art and this clock was the perfect size.
What’s great about it is that when we’re ready to move, the vinyl peels right off. We even hung the clock part with a thumb tack so as to make the tiniest hole possible.
The clock came with extra birds that we felt would clutter the look. My uber creative hubs had the idea to put one bird above the window molding for some added flair.
See him way over there on the right looking back at his buddy on the clock?.. No? Ok, I’ll zoom in:
Overall we are excited to be city dwellers and have accepted the fact that we just have to get creative in our decorating. Stay tuned for more ideas as we slowly put together our new place!