Friday Finds #3


Friday finds are here again!

  • Best explanation of what it’s like to live with a chronic illness or disability, “The Spoon Theory”, click here.
  • Literary Tourism: Oxford, England from BookRiot, click the picture for more.

Radcliffe Camera Oxford England

  • I’m always amazed by the creativity of Mandi at Vintage Revivals and she has a way with words that always leaves me smiling.  Her project of turning an old leather sofa into a bench just blew me away.  Check it out here.
  • Found this great idea for DIY Mason Jar Solar Lights by Thriftdee, click here.
  • Love this piece by Lindsey Stirling, “Beyond the Veil”    

Happy Weekend!



“Shout with joy to God, all the earth!”  Psalm 66:1  NIV Bible


Living Room Ceiling


We began a renovation of our living room in April and in May, I made this post about our plans and progress.  September rolled around and I posed the question about whether to paint our beams or not in this post.  Jump forward another month and the decision about the beams?  We painted.

If you recall in the before picture, the beams wrapped under the ceiling across the 8 foot part.  Honey Do had to make and install a long beam the length of the room where the ceiling stops at 8 feet before painting.  He had some difficulty locating the same style board in order to match the ones we have.  This install was one of the reasons we painted.

Before picture:


Midway into the project:


The project was so tedious.  Each beam had to be caulked and brushed off before painting. Then, the beams were primed and painted.   Honey Do, bless his heart, got  several splinters from those rough hewn beams.

Honey Do hard at work priming the beams.


The room is really transforming now.  I can’t wait to show you the after picture but it will have to wait… Not enough sunshine the last few days for a good shot.

What do you think?  What projects have you been accomplishing at your house?



“We work hard with our own hands…”  1 Corinthians 4:12  NIV Bible

Kitchen Table Update

We bought our table years ago at an antique shop in town.  I, especially, loved it because it is HUGE!   It’s 4 feet across with 5 leaves so plenty of room for food and plates on the table.The finish has always needed to be redone.  The old stain had darkened with age and some places were so worn the stain no longer existed.

Here is an old picture of the table, I couldn’t find one by itself.


With the new change in the kitchen, we decided the time had come to refinish the table.   First, the old stain had to be stripped off.   Those turned legs were a pain to strip!   Next, I had Honey Do apply a white wash finish and a sealer.   I wanted the table to look like weathered wood.

Ta da!   I love my new and improved kitchen table.  I think it turned out perfect.

Thanksgiving is almost here!  I’d better start planning!   How about you?



“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
 but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,”  Romans 14:17  The Holy Bible