~experiencing fulfillment in seeing transformation happen in both the natural, your home, and the spiritual, your inner self~ How creating beauty in your home can stimulate inner spiritual growth!
~Shop your own closets~
Essentially, this was a makeover using pieces I had tucked away…
….Items put on a shelf for such a time as this!
I call this post “Beautiful Bath on a budget” but it should be “Beautiful Bath on no budget” because I shopped my own closets…
~Use what you love, and love what you use~
When I’m out and about, whether it’s retail shopping or shopping yard sales, I’m always on the look out for pieces I love. If the price is right, I’ll pick it up on speculation, knowing that if I love it it’ll eventually find a proper place in my home.
…a peak of the after…
~Time to take Inventory~
Take inventory of what you have in your home:
1. what things do you love…
2. what things brings you joy…
3. what things can you do without…
A simple walk through with this in mind will reveal a few things…It did for me!
I realized that my main floor bathroom was not something I loved…
I realized it did not bring me joy…
I couldn’t do without it, so I knew it was time for a face lift! 😉
Here, you’ll see why…the before!
*the walls were obviously faux painted and not awful, but after moving here and living with them for a year, I’m just not in love!
Here is the after…!
List of changes:
1. The most obvious change was in the paint color. I painted with the same paint I used in our Building Character makeover.
2. I rearranged a few things on the shelf and added a shell or two.
3. I painted a metal sign over in a gray chalk board paint. This works as a magnetic board and a chalk board…allowing the freedom to change things out often!
4.I painted a once pricey Hen Feather plaque white, to give it a new lease on life!
5. I pulled the finger tip towels together with this easy diy…hot gluing this silver shell to rope!
6. I dry brush painted the wicker storage basket with a gray paint, lightly sanding the leather straps.
7. Finally, the last thing I did was make this piece of art using a frame I picked up at a yard sale and a shell my son gave me!
This is the last and final touch and I absolutely love it!
*the mirror was found at a recent yard sale adventure, for $10! I left it alone and so glad I did, because it goes well with the shell art.
We need to occasionally take an inventory of our own lives
1.What do we have stored up within ourselves worthy to be put to use?
2.What “treasures” would someone find “tucked away” on the shelves of our lives?
“For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.”
God is calling us to look for the excellent rather than just the acceptable…
As we take inventory, are we:
1. Loving what we do, and doing what we love…
2. Full of Joy, and all the fruits of the spirit…
….Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, Meekness, and self control”…
3.Prioritizing areas of your life: Can you do without anything you are currently doing?
Taking inventory can only help. We might find areas of our lives that possibly need a minor face lift, and that’s alright.
Make a list and check it twice…maybe even share with a good friend or spouse to get an objective opinion. Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, because it’s been there for so long…!
You might want to get two lists started.
1. Household Inventory~
2. Personal Quality of Life Inventory~
Praying He’ll guide and direct you to fulfillment, in your home and your heart!
God’s best for you!