Our house has undergone a lot of makeovers this summer. With taking the summer off, I have time to let my creativity flow & it feels great.
When you have the possibility of a wheelchair in your not-so-distant future, you kinda get motivated to do what you can while you can. I still pray for a miracle to delay the necessity of a wheelchair, but I know that God could be giving me this time to prepare for the "just in case". Whatever is meant to happen was determined before I was even born, so I trust that God has my future in His hands & I push worrisome thoughts aside.
Whether that future is sooner rather than later, I want to do everything I can now. With the oh so cool opportunity to take the summer off & the motivation to do do do do, I'm handing out makeovers all over my home. I got a brand-new bathroom, but that was technically in the spring. It just never stopped. Painting, rearranging,
Besides getting my hair colored all funky twice, 1 of the kids' bedrooms got a new look.
My hall got a new look.
My laundry room got an updated look.
My bedroom got a new look.
My driveway has half a makeover (work in progress).
A few dressers have received a makeover.
Blondie wanted a new closet shelf to go with her new bedroom. A couple cans of paint, a paint brush, a beautiful partner to work with, & I gave that child exactly what she wanted. It was a shelf that was so beat up it was not going to live any longer. Makeover time!
|1. Paint it the "perfect shade|
of pink" that Blondie requested.
|2. Nail that pesky board|
|3. Second coat of that |
(She's famous for those.)
|4. Add another perfect color|
|Beautiful helper, happy owner of|
new closet shelf.
The second thing I made for my made-over room, before I even had the room painted, was a new lampshade. I had bought a cheapo lamp & shade at a dollar store & the shade is butt ugly. But for $7.00 I knew I could make it fab-u-lous.
|2. Hold nasty-ugly lamp shade|
for only proof of ever having
something so ugly in my home.
|1. Search scrapbook paper|
for the perfect piece.
|3. Roll lamp shade on|
paper to trace.
|4. Tacky glue that sucker|
onto the shade.
|5. Add purple ribbon left over|
from flower ball project.
|6. Get frustrated at ribbon's|
lack of understanding that
glue means it sticks to
the paper. Remember that
you have 6,000 binder clips
in your desk.
|8. Admire your|
|9. Scrapbook bling!|
|10. Strategically attach|
Makes me happy to see all my creativeness displayed. For too long, I've been too exhausted to make time for an imagination & the thought of doing one more thing...even a thing I love...was just too much. I love that I get to take this summer to do some things I love. And that the kids love. Everything I do, at least one of them is right there doing the same, or some other, craft along with me or keeping me company by telling me their deepest thoughts.
Ginger Girl has a whole bunch of new knick knacks & decorated boxes for her newly made-over dresser. The best part is that we made them together.