Here are some pictures from our work over the weekend.
The old dining room which will be our den is ready to be carpeted : ) We're thinking about doing berber incase Eva Claire will need a wheel chair for a while. Daniel and I plan to check some surplus stores to see if we can find a large scrap piece to fit. Then we'll trim it out, swap out the chandelier for a ceiling fan, and be done!
And here's Eva Claire's room! The walls and ceiling have been repaired, patched, sanded, primed and are ready to paint! We have a ceiling fan to add some light and then we'll be ready to add some basic furniture.
The ductwork will be trimmed out and painted-we're so grateful to have it basically flush with the wall and not taking over the whole ceiling like it was before. And I am determined to paint the green trim in the hallway this week.
And finally, I caved and got some linen to make Eva Claire's bedding. It's wonderful, crinkly, soft linen. It was also on sale : ) The original set has been added to mine and Aubrey's etsy site.
I know God is good. His blessings abound. All last year I was praying for God to give me a more thankful heart. A friend suggested that I read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It's such a good reminder that blessings are EVERYWHERE even if we can't see them or don't understand God's ways. However, some blessings are just very obvious.