“I was made to notice God’s goodness and reflect His glory. Sometimes, that happens at my keyboard.”
Thank y’all for the sweet comments you left me on yesterday’s post…I promise I wasn’t fishing for encouragement!!
Those tips really did have me scratching my head. So good to know they’re not all “musts” for everyone. And what a relief to discover that I’m not allergic to every niche- I just didn’t realize there was one called NONBLOGGING– ha! Thank you for commenting about that category Beverly, Shannan and Amber! I feel right at home there.
So, hmmm…what can I nonblog about today? Let’s go random!
My friend Rachel sent me this cute little tin sugar container recently…
I had my eyes on it at a local flea market a couple of years ago, but decided I just didn’t needneedneed it. A few days after I saw it, I was so surprised to see it pop up in Rachel’s Instagram feed! I left her a comment telling her I had seen it and was smitten with it too. She decided I had to have it last month. Sweet, sweet girl. 🙂
I think my in-law’s builder is going to break ground in our backyard next week.
Key word: think. Rain and jam-packed subcontractor schedules have delayed the project for months, but I feel like next week might be the one. My mom gave us the ceramic barnhouse for Christmas. I just love it. We use it as a nightlight on the chest of drawers at the top of the stairs.
Kit-Cat is looking out the window that will soon become the doorway into my in-laws kitchen and living room:
Don’t worry, I’ll create another place for him to birdwatch. 🙂
Still need to paint the planks on the left side of the fireplace (that’s still just primer on them), but here’s a shot of both sliding shutters:
I think we’ll work on putting some shelves inside the built-in cabinet on the right next. I’m thinking three in each cabinet. After that, I’ll dream up ideas for the doors. I go back and forth between shaker style (to match our kitchen cabinets) and ones with vertical grooves in them, like this:
Love those strappy hinges, too!
Eventually, when time and finances permit, we’ll tackle the (matching) cabinet on the left. It’ll be a little trickier because the doors will have to operate differently because of the TV, but Brian the Carpenter is confident we can find the right hardware to make it work. I want to doors to look the same as the ones on the cabinet on the right, but I want them to fold back and into the cabinet so they won’t obstruct our view of the TV.
No rush though. Besides, who knows- maybe the living room will serve as a (temporary) master bedroom one day. ? I mean, just think of how many kiddos we could fit in the master bedroom upstairs! 😀
I asked my friend Shannan recently, “can a living room be a master bedroom…especially if your in-laws are building another living room in your house?” and “what about our piano that has its own sunroom? Surely that room can work in a different/better way too?”. She agreed. *grin*
Guess I better ask my in-laws those questions before I start moving our bed. 😉