Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Just Do It.

Sometimes, you just gotta do it. You it.

I couldn't take the yellow walls any longer, so I painted them white. 

And then there was this crazy idea for a black and white striped Saturday morning, a random array of white paints left from this and that, a tube of black paint {from, uh-huh, college}, and an hour and a half later...I felt like I could breathe again.

And it felt so good. And the room is so much brighter and cleaner (except the ceiling...but we'll leave it until we get her re-roofed. Just pretend the stains and falling dry wall tape aren't there.)

And I am so happy with the lighter walls and my crazy painting. It makes me smile every time I walk in the breakfast room.

Know what else makes me smile? How God is SO in the details. How from the day we moved in, I wanted a chandelier for this room, but we lacked the funds. What do you know? Several years ago I stopped in to visit with a neighbor and saw a beautiful chandelier in their wheel barrow. Mrs. Neighbor informed me it was just some "old" chandelier they were planning to dump in their trash pile on the side of the road. When I asked if I could have it, she called Mr. Neighbor. They decided they wanted $30 for it. That one hangs in our living room. This one was another they planned to throw away. Mr. Neighbor said that for a few hours of manual labor from The Engineer, said chandelier would be ours. The Engineer did his time and brought his bride a beautiful chandelier. Every time I see it, it's like a love letter. The Engineer is so awesome and God is so in the details. And I am so thankful.


  1. Love the white walls, especially with your super cool artwork! Impressive! I'm ready to schedule that home consultation, pls! :)

  2. I can't believe that chandelier was going to be dumped! It is amazing.

    You stripes look cool, too.

    I am always so impressed with your decorating skills. I wish you could come here and show me how to work with my home!


  3. Looks great! And that is hilarious that they decided they wanted $30 for it, after telling you they were going to dump it. Hahahahaha!

  4. So gorgeous! I love your white walls, lovely furniture, and black and white painting. You are so creative and resourceful! That is a gift from our Creative and Beautiful Father.

    So sweet your husband worked for that lovely chandelier. That makes it priceless! :)

  5. Love your painting. The black and white look great in there. Very good job! I so enjoy your blog. It's great!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love, love, love all of it... especially your crazy black and white painting! Most of all I love marveling at the fingerprints of the Father that are all over our lives. He is so good!

  7. Since I was there recently, the image of what it used to look like is still fresh in my mind. I agree it does look more bright and classy. It's SO beautiful! LOVE the walls, the apples in the center, and that table was always pretty sweet. It all makes me smile...
    P.S. Got your sweet card! Glad you enjoyed your bday stuff! :)Love you!

  8. It looks great. I love the grouping of frames. I've been wanting to repaint my living room - I feel inspired to just do it!
    PS - Thank you so much for your kind words about our sandbox!

  9. I seriously love the whole look of this room! Down to the green apples on the table. Looks great!