“I dance with hopes and sing along with possibilities.”
― Debasish Mridha
My friend, Tenesha, texted me about a pair of old, shutter-style doors at Southern Homes & Gardens on Friday afternoon, so Kevin and I went to check them out on Saturday morning. It was love at first sight (especially at 20% off), and although they *barely* fit into our car, we made it work. And remember that empty wall space above the sofa I blogged about last week? Well, that’s exactly where they went once we had them inside the house!
The doors are very heavy, and there weren’t wall studs where we needed them to be, so we had to get creative when it came to hanging them. First, Kevin found the studs (by tapping on the wall with his fingertip) and then he secured an old 1×4 board to the wall with 3.5″ wood screws. That board isn’t going anywhere. After that, we propped the doors up onto an old wooden crate that was just the right height, and then he used more long wood screws to secure the them to the old board. (And two of the screws were able to go where there was a wall stud, so those doors aren’t going anywhere either!) 😀
I mixed a little bit of “Trail Tan” acrylic paint with some “Metallic Solid Bronze” acrylic paint to camouflage the silver screw heads. It worked like a charm!
We love the doors without anything on them for now, but we’re also looking forward to using it as a backdrop for different things (artwork, photographs, wreaths, etc) throughout the year.
Oh, the possibilities! 😀
PS- I thought it would be fun to share a video of Kevin and Hollis playing/singing “A Hallelujah Christmas” at church this weekend.
Hollis is 15 years old and started playing the stand-up bass when he was 10. He told me that he chose it because all the other kids in his group were picking cello, violin, and viola- no one wanted to pick the “big bass”. He is such a sweet and talented guy, and it is such a blessing to see how passionate he is about using his gift to bring glory to God! 🙂
(Here’s a link to the video on YouTube if it isn’t displaying above: A Hallelujah Christmas)
If you don’t have plans (and are in the area) on Christmas Eve, I would love to invite you to one of Centerpoint’s candlelight services!