I've been in seasons of financial abundance, seasons of financial question, seasons of singleness, marriage, parenthood, seasons of physical illness, seasons of strength.
One regret looking back is living in the "when" throughout a lot of my life. WHEN I feel better, WHEN I get married, WHEN morning sickness is over....
So my goal and my daily reminder is that God has me in this season for His purposes to produce what He desires in me. So I'm still soooo not there yet, but I am trying to embrace my season. Gratefully, it's a process.
So while Pete has been upstairs making the kitchen look lovely, I've been working on a project that will hopefully improve our dark den.
Here is one of two IKEA chairs that I bought off craiglist for $20 total. They were in pretty bad shape (as you can see in the blue chair picture). They are only about $79 each new but I would rather save the $160, select the fabric I want and see how I would do in redoing a chair.
So the fabric I found on fabric.com (and got 15% off and 2% cash back from ebates) for about $25. I have enough for both chairs (I've only sewn one chair cover so far) and two throw pillows.
I spend a lot of time in our den (which is also homeschool room, student training room, staff meeting room, workout space, computer lab and game room (well, a shelf full of board games and a foosball table) - as well as a bedroom when my family visits and ironing room for the extremely rare occassions I actually iron something. So I want to have a functional space, but I have longed for a pretty space too. These chairs are another step in that direction.
Next step, a coat of all natural paint for these walls! But that's a post for another day ;)
Right now even as I type this, my awesome husband is installing our new cork (yes, I said cork!) floors in the kitchen. We pretty much returned from Colorado, took a weekend trip 6 hrs away to Gatlinburg to celebrate a family birthday, hosted a three day staff planning time, took 22 students from UNC Greensboro to train them how to share about Christ and lead Bible studies --- all in two weeks!!!
So amid and amidst all that, pete scraped up the older flooring & began laying the new flooring.I currently have a refrigerator but no stove yet back in place. Can't wait to share the "after" pictures!