Monday, February 22, 2021

Fill your home with love not just things...

In case this is your first time visiting my blog let me introduce myself. My name is Sherri, I love the Lord, life and my family. I am blessed to have been a stay at home mom and homemaker. The kids, all grown now, having left the nest leaves me still being a mom who tends to home where all her children remain welcome to visit and make themselves comfortable anytime. We can travel here and there but there is no place like home, where love resides. The place that mom put together with pride for her family to enjoy and make memories in year by year. Memories are made wherever you reside. Sometimes life happens and you are uprooted from a place you spent years pouring your love into and creating special times and memories for your family. No matter where God places you just bloom wherever you are in Grace in the continuance of life. We make the best of what we have where we are. It's nice to have things of enjoyment in our home but what is more important is that love resides there. Let love bloom over everything. Material things are just what they are material things, things with a price tags but Love is free. If your home is filled with Love you are rich blessing wise. Never take life or love for granted. Give it as much as you wish to receive it. 

I love to design and decorate and it is only by the Grace of God that I get to do what I love everyday. Love motivates me to create an environment for my family to relax and feel content in. I thank God for this and take not his blessings lightly because our lives could go either way. We see people in the world who have to deal with some catastrophic things.. Each day is a blessing and we should thank God for what is and what is not. We should be showing love one to another as God intends us to do. Division, hatred, injustice and evil imaginations are all works of the satan. God said love your neighbor. The Bible also says if we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. So as you shop to fill your home with things make sure you don't forget to fill it with love first  and don't sit back and see your neighbor in need and not think to lend a helping hand. Material things get old, worn and loses it shine and appeal but love is eternal if its real and true. Have a wonderful week. 

God bless you. 
Thanks for reading.

Friday, February 12, 2021

DIY: Sofa Table transformation

When you want to change the look and feel of a room in your home doesn't mean you have to go out and buy new furniture transform what you have. For a year my plan has been to add more white pieces into my home. I found a nice white buffet last year that I now use as a stand to hold my tv in the living room. I put an oak sofa table in place of the buffet that once was in the corner of my dinning room. Now I needed to find a way to replace the white piece that added a level of brightness to my dinning space. It was an easy remedy for me with white chalk paint. I love the transformation and it added a pop of white in the room that was missing once I removed the buffet. I am pleased with the transformation and brightness it brings to my dinning area.



DIY Project: Bookcase transformation

I had been going back and forth in my mind for about a year as to whether I want paint my bookcase. I have been searching for months for a white hutch for my dinning room to no avail so I decided to save the money and buy a can of chalk paint and change the color of my existing bookcase. I wiped down the bookcase real good, sanded it and gave it two coats of chalk paint. I'm done and I like it. It lightened up my dinning space a lot. I moved my other tall white cabinet with the glass doors into my kitchen and put my chair and plant in that corner next to the bookcase. It really lighten and opened up my dinning room a lot. Its amazing what a little patience and elbow grease can do and I did myself.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Valentine Craft # 3 and 4

 Craft #3 

All you need is jute twine and paper heart doilies both found at the dollar store. Just string them up and whatever length you want and drape them in your home wherever you want to add a touch of Valentine decor. I draped mine across my hook rack. I am going to make a longer one and hand it across my double windows in my dinnig room. I will take a picture and post it later.

Craft # 4

I just wanted to add some hearts to my tin flower pots on my dinning room table. I took some of the same black hearts and hot glued them to the front of the pot and attached a bow made from ribbon I found at the dollar store over the hole at the top of the heart. Easy as 1 2 3.

I hope you can use these ideas in your home this Valentine's Day to add a pop of Love for that special day on the 14th of February when people show a little bit of extra love one to another.

Visit my Youtube channel for more craft ideas and videos on designing your home. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 

Happy Decorating!
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Valentine Craft # 2

 Craft #2  

The carry these 8 " long votive or prayer candles in most dollar stores.

I found this little crates at the dollar store and lightly sanded and stained it. I am using it as a caddy to hold my candles. I hot glued the black hearts to the front and attached the red ones on top. The dollar store sells sheets of peel and stick red hearts in different sizes. I also put three on each candle and wrapped some red and white twine around the mouth of the candles and tied it into a bow. 

Easy Valentine Craft #1

 Valentine's Day or Love Day as I prefer to call it is just a few weeks away. You don't have to overload you home with things to give it visual interest for different holidays or events. Sometimes less is more, lol, and sometimes I need to heed my own advice. We get excited and go into decorating and craft overload sometimes. LOL  I always say it doesn't matter what the square footage of your home is decorate as you like. If you want to layer it then do it. 

I tried to add a just a few inserts here and there. I am still enjoying my Winter decor. Let me share with you a few easy crafts that will allow you to put touches here and there if you just want to add a little to your existing theme. Don't be hesitant in picking up craft items from the dollar store the majority of our crafters do it. You can find some of the same things in the dollar store that you find at the higher end craft stores. They work just as good. Break out your hot glue gun and lets get to crafting for Valentine's Day.

Craft #1

Lightly sand your wooden hearts front and back and stain both sides. I wipes the stain off afterwards with paper towel. I only wanted a light tint of stain on them.

I hot glued a black heart to the wooden hearts and make a bow out of jute twine and hot glued it over the whole at the top of the heart.

I placed the hears in the back of my truck on the coffee table. I love this truck because as the season change I can put want I want in the back of the truck to match the event or holiday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Transitioning from Christmas to Winter Decor

Yes, the world is changing but we don't have to. Christmas can be found inside of your heart even when its not visually present in the world. When it comes to Christmas I am not constrained to one day, a certain time of year nor just the months of November or December. I keep it within me all the time. I took down the remainder of my Christmas decor and now my home has more of a winter feel to it than a Christmas one. I will return to my neutral decor. I tried to go for a neutral Christmas but the color red was calling me as well as the old fashioned color lights so I had a little of both up for the holidays season. My living room was more neutral than my dinning room which was full of color especially Christmas red.

Last year I started introducing elements of Boho alongside my Farmhouse designs. I thought I had retired the black and white buffalo check for a while but I brought it out again, not too much just on my dinning room table and the scarf on my tv cabinet under my tv. I missed my plants during the Christmas season they too have returned to the first floor level of my home. My small winter tree by the front door warms my heart and makes the transition from Christmas back to the norm a little easier.

In these times of uncertainty unable to control what goes on outside of our homes it's a blessing to be able to control what goes on inside. Being able to stay at home, limiting my outside interactions, it brings me joy to be able to design an oasis of comfort and warmth to spend time with my immediate family sheltered by God from the chaos of the world. It is truly a blessing and even better that I have been crafting, designing and decorating as a hobby for years it allows me to keep reinventing the look of my home season by season and year after year.

Thank you for stopping by my website, stay tuned for more pictures in the coming days as I begin to decorate for Love day (Feb. 14th). I hope you are inspired and grab a few ideas here and via my youtube channel (Walk in Creativity) so you to cant create a cozy haven to quarantine in while we all pray and try to stay safe during this pandemic.

Peace and Blessings,
Walk in Creativity
S. Catherine Rose