Did I mention they started painting our house?! This is our bedroom in progress.
I’m also an aspiring minimalist, striving to live simply & gratefully with less, which does carry over into the design & feel of our home. This is a complicated topic I realize and I have a lot of growing to do in the area of materialism & wealth & good stewardship, but we moved our family of five into our home at RVA with just 15 bags weighing 49.5lbs each. We are thriving here so far and we are learning.
I am being stretched and challenged though to make my home a warm, friendly, cozy, comforting place for us as a family and for our visitors. Included in those 15 bags were things like my glue gun and glue sticks, my sewing machine, some scrapbook paper and a precious few other crafty things.
I realize that I never did purchase designer items and in fact decorated our Shenango Road house using an old ladder, an old sled, discarded panel doors and flooring underlayment. But I also had a newly opened Hobby Lobby, a JoAnn’s, a Lowes, and a Home Depot all at my disposal. Here I do not. (Disclaimer: We do have a maintenance store on campus here with a few things I may be able to use and a small hardware duka in Kijabe.)
SO – It’s up to you if you want to participate in this design challenge!
Here are the rules: If you would be willing to send
Sharpie Paint Pens (black especially)
Fun Hobby Lobby knobs
Ribbon / buttons etc.
Canvas painters drop-cloth
Scrapbook paper / double sided tape / photo tape etc.
Foamboard (will have to be cut down to fit in a flat-rate bubble mailer)
Anything Seuss (Ethan & Nate’s room in dr. seuss)
Currently I’m working on getting some scrap pallets & fence for a few signs I want to make. Trying to round up unused items is a much harder task here! Stay tuned and happy crafting!