When we hear the word “remake” we usually think of a song or a movie from the past that is being revived and reproduced by contemporary talent. Sometimes the remakes are as good as or better than the originals.
Closer to home, remakes come in different forms. In the case of my hobbies, remaking helps me practice design and form. Today I have three examples of this concept.
After my dad’s funeral, I shared half of the flowers from one of the gift arrangements with my sister. A new arrangement would need to be smaller and reimagined. I brought out a fancy Lennox China vase because these flowers were so special. The greenery placement was inspired by Ikebana, then the pairs of carnations, roses, and sunflowers were added.
A vintage mandolin shaped wallpocket hangs in the music room. The existing flowers had become faded and dusty. The entire piece was disassembled; and the vase was washed. To the rinsed-off greenery, I inserted new flowers to create a new arrangement that was inspired by the old.
A similar situation presented itself with a small teevee lamp. Because it’s an electrical device, I hadn’t damp cleaned the faux blooms within it. This time, I discarded the filthy fill flowers. The lamp was completely cleaned up and new artificial fill flowers were put in place. I later decided to redo the space on top of the stereo with vibrant accents.
These redos certainly were not difficult to do. The results, though, make a big difference in how the room looks.