Saturday, March 24, 2012

Revised Corner Shelf...

She is charming, isn't she? 
And did you notice her curves?

Well, a few weeks ago, she lacked a bit of her current charm. 
She had been broken and discarded. She was hiding.
I saw her in a corner of a thrift store amid a stack of baskets.

Then when I read her price, I grabbed her quickly.
She was under $3. 

I guess I got too excited to notice her flaw.

One of her curvy points was broken off. 
I confess was a bit bummed.
But, I figured she might be fixable. 

Now, I have to say I have a fear of saws. 
I really admire those of you who saw 
things without a second thought.
I just lack the experience and knowledge of 
how to work with electric saws, so I 
steer clear of them.

So how did I fix her?
With a pocket knife from the dollar store.

It was one my dad had given my son years ago. 
Since it was a cheapie, it ended up in my tool box.

Fixing her was easier than I expected. 
I just notched the wood and then broke it off.
A little sanding, and we were good to go!

Next, I treated her to a coat of white paint...

...and a tiny bit of sanding, which distressed her a bit...

...and you'd never know she once was broken.
She looks so sweet - good as new! Whole.

I have no idea where she'll end up, but she's 
currently on my living room's new greige wall.
She won't stay there, though. 

Today, I am working in my living room again.

I'm almost finished - 3 walls are completed.
Now, I just have to work on this:

I have to take out two of these and patch 
the holes. The view out these windows is the
 back side of the garage drywall. 

Notice the lovely light fixtures above them, too. 
Bathroom lights. Ugh. 
Here was my solution to "hide" things 
for the past few years...

Cornice boards and curtains

It worked fine for a while, but 
now, it's time to do it right!

Word for the Day:

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and 
saves those who are crushed in spirit. 

You are worth saving. I don't know who that is intended for, but I just know I had to write it at this moment for you. You are worth saving. Your Father loves you. He desires for you to love Him back. He desires a relationship with you. He loves you more than you will ever know. 

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Name is Revi, and I'm a Lampoholic...

At Thanksgiving, I had to move my stash of stuff from the guest room.
I moved it so my daughter could sleep there. 
As my son helped transport some things to the garage, 
he remarked, "This looks like a lamp graveyard." 
I surveyed the half dozen lamps waiting... 
for a coat of paint or a shade or whatever revision they might need.

 "They're going to be so cool, and I am going to use them,
 and they only cost a few dollars, and..." 
I'll spare you the rest. You know how it goes - 
the usual justifications for this addiction we share.

But, really.  

mean, REALLY.
What do you expect me to do 
when I see THIS?
And it only cost $4.94. 
AND this one didn't need a thing.

Except maybe a shade. WHICH I already had. 

I bought it at Target a few years ago on CLEARANCE.
And it's been waiting for the perfect lamp mate...

So you see, I was obligated. 
Yeah, that's right. Obligated. 
You know - to do the right thing.
 I mean, the world doesn't need 
another lonely lamp out there...

And it will be perfect for my son's house.
And won't HE regret that remark!

Word for the Day:

Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. 
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 

Shine your light today!


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