This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bench repurpose ~Christmas card preview

I finally got around to re-purposing this old IKEA bench. We purchased this on our very first trip to IKEA Seattle, way back in 2003. I would show you a picture in it's brand new glory, but our printer has been on the fritz since the move and won't scan. The said bench lived a wonderful life in each of our three homes and was on the brink of being disposed of (several times) at the Hubster's favorite place, The Dump. I am SOOOO glad I saved her! She will now grace the entry foyer with her simple yet elegant beauty. Amazing what a can of spray paint can do! Now if I can just get motivated and get the wall painted and the shelf on the wall we would be in business. I am running out of time, the Christmas tour is Monday! Once again, I procrastinated, but it shall be painted along with the wall in the family room by tomorrow evening,

I. Hope.

* in the garage, waiting to be saved*

*entry foyer*

Here's the Christmas photo I said I would share. This is not the one that will grace the card this year, you'll have to wait for your Christmas card for that one, or for the blogging friends until I mail the cards out.

chat later!


  1. I love the Christmas photo. pretty smiles by all.

  2. You have such a beautiful family you must be very blessed! I found you through SITS, hope you have a great rest of your Saturday.

  3. I love the bench, nice save :o) The family picture looks great!!

  4. Great bench! That would look nice in my home!!:)
    You have a very beautiful family.

  5. 5 girls?!? Wow! I come from a family of four girls and our house was nuts growing up! Beautiful pictures by the way!