If you have ever gone through a move you know how exciting it is to get that first space done and CUTE. It gets so tiring looking at brown boxes that you know are holding all your pretties and once they are unpacked you just have a mess! I have moved a lot in my life so you would think that I would have it DOWN! HA!!! I think the more you move the less organized you get at it. It starts off good but when you get down to the last 10 or so boxes its throw it in, label it “Rando,” tape it up and toss it in the car. A move is tiring and not to mention a move and renovation (that you’re doing) together is just a crazy concept… but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and it has all been well worth it. It may sound small but outside of the bathroom being done the first area I focused on was a small one. I knew I needed one space done for some inspiration so I started really small finishing the little corner by our front door in front of our" make it work" stairway. Here is the space unfinished.
I knew I wanted a mirror to make the area bigger, capture a lot of different angles in the home, and who doesn’t always wish there was a mirror by the door for one last look to make sure you look spot on! I went on a hunt for some neat, one of a kind items at some local antique malls and was not disappointed. I had already had my eye on this mirror! It was a neat shape, was already painted with a finished I loved, and bonus! was one of the cheapest I had found. Another score was this printer drawer. My mom had one when I was a child so to find one of my own was very neat and I love that the handle is still on it a lot of times you see them and they are smaller with no handles.
And Below is the finished space. This amazing bench was a find out of my step-grandmas barn. When I find things we always ask if it’s ok if I take them to my house. Her response is, “You can borrow them but I don’t want you to have them until I’m gone.” she's too cute… It really is literally the perfect fit.
Walking past a sign that I made for my Dad (Happy Birthday Dad!!!), I start to think about the scripture written, Jeremiah 29:11,” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord “PLANS to prosper you and NOT to harm you, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE & a FUTURE” I’ve heard this scripture a million times and it is a favorite but it is very easy to only look forward and forget to look at what has done for you up to the present. This scripture is true today just as it was eight years ago. Reflecting on this, my life is not at all what I would have described it would look like eight years ago. Had you asked me then I would had said, “I hope to be in New York singing on a stage, living amongst the busy streets, bright lights, and of corse I’ll have an ultra-modern loft.” I loved being on stage and most who came to see any show I was in would say I came alive when the curtains opened. So where does any wannabe Broadway star think they will live?!?! Yup… The City that never sleeps, NEW YORK. I loved New York, the people, the lights, the hustle, the ability to watch a musical every day! But boy did God have different plans for me.
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