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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Saturday 1 November 2008

Spiritual Sundays

Hello to all my brothers & sisters in the Lord.....
I am very thankful for the opportunity I have had to visit you and to have been honoured by your visits as well since I became a part of blogland.
Here in Canada, we have just had a federal election and I believe God has had His way and the right man is running our country. PM Harper is a God-fearing man and I pray that you folks in the US will have God's man in power there as well.
God is in control. "If you make the Most High your dwelling-
even the Lord, who is my refuge-
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways....." Psalms 91:9-11

God bless you in the coming week. ~Praying with you ~ Sandi

A Question for You??

At last, November has arrived and already I'm thinking Christmas! Well, to be honest, I've been thinking about Christmas since September, but don't tell anyone! I love that I'm free to fill my home with glitz and glitter and get away with it! Ever had that complusion but because it's not 'sensible', you have to wait until the right season has arrived to do it?
Anyway, now I can exhale and go to it.....but before I do that, I have to finish the bathroom and then there's that 'other little project' I had going a few months ago!
The coffee table!!!
Have you ever wondered if you've done the right thing? Well I certainly have. For several years now my coffee table has been a scratched up mess with dings and worn areas on it. It is made of wood and walnut veneers and when it was new, it was a beauty! But over the years it has gotten banged up. Funny thing is, when the boys were growing up, it never received any damage. It wasn't until they were all grown up that it began to show signs of wear and tear. It would leave a mark if one put their finger on it. Very impractical, especially now that the grandchildren are here. So, I decided it needed a new look.
I thought about getting it stripped and restained but that would have cost a mint. Next, I decided I wanted it painted white to go with my decor. Well, that did not meet with approval from my youngest son who had expressed a wish that I leave him the table after I'm through with it. My boys are all very sentimental and think that everything should remain the same as it was while they were growing up. Sorry guys!
Anyway, I couldn't stand the look of the table any longer and I took it to a nearby furniture restoring business where they informed me that it would cost approximately $300. So I decided to tackle it myself! I had my hubby sand it down for me and then I got to work. After priming it a couple of times, I started to apply not one, not two, but six coats of white paint. It looks great!
I don't know what my youngest will say when he comes home from university at Christmastime, but I love it and everyone else thinks it looks wonderful too. I think I should still add a coat of melamine paint to it so it will be more useable and I'm still debating whether I should distress it or not. What do you think??



Have a lovely weekend everyone!