It is Labor Day afternoon. I have called off laboring for the rest of it. I hope you were able to prop your feet up and take a break too.
this morning's project
Another garage sale find this summer (sorry I forgot to get the before pic). I chose the $4 chair because it was light weight and simple in design. The fabric on the seat was a stained beige.
Enter coworker and friend Donna who graciously shared some of her upholstery material. It was my first job of re-covering. I was happy with how it turned out. But it is not perfect. #1 - puckered corners. #2 - after studying it, I realized I put the material on upside down.
Donna gave me plenty of material to use and I could have easily taken it off and started over. I decided to leave it as is.
The chair sits beautifully in the empty corner of my office at work. A chair that reminds me that life doesn't have to be perfect to be enjoyed. And light bulb moment, I don't have to try to be perfect either. Whew!
and while i'm here
The view from my office desk. The Lord has given me a great place to work at Baptist Church Planters.
And because I need the reminder, this is posted above my doorway. . .
(View in blue to be continued next blog: master bedroom suite is FINISHED!)
To all my bloggy friends, may you bring beauty to those you love and where you live. Even puckered, upside down, less-than-perfect kind of beauty. Not the kind of beauty found in the lipstick tube - but the beauty of shared warm brownies baked in love from your kitchen, or the sweet homemade touches in your home, or your gentle spirit of serving, or a caring touch to someone who aches, or a kind word softly spoken.
Break's up. Time to practice what I preach. Tomorrow our Gathering Room welcomes back my Bible study ladies. Lemon Blueberry Bread up next.