Things are coming along nicely with our house! (If you’re new, read about our storm.) Through God’s providence, my husband has been working for my Dad in construction for the last 4 years or so. So this project–his first house–has been challenging, but not too much for him to do. It has been a wonderful learning experience. My oldest son has been able to join him most days and all he is learning is invaluable as well. Another blessing from the storm!
We’ve come this far mostly by the generosity and pure love of volunteers helping Aaron. We are so grateful! Our goal is to celebrate Christmas in our new home. It will likely be a race with time, but we’re going for it! My husband is tired, battling pneumonia but a real trooper. He’s like Superman crossed with the Energizer Bunny and I think he is so awesome!
I asked him to bring home some scrap wood and a few of us are working on some home decor projects. It satisfies my creative urge and my passion for upcycled decor at the same time. AND…I am toying around with a pickled-pine look to do in our bedroom. We have an abundance of trees to mill since nearly every last tree in the whole place was blown down. I think it’s kind of cool to be able to use the trees both for the cost-efficiency and the sentimental value.
To get the pickled look, I painted with glaze (you could also use watered-down paint). It’s hard to see the actual color in this picture but I used a light teal/blue shade. I was thrilled to discover that this exact look is what I was trying to achieve for my bedroom walls. When dried, I sanded around the edges and corners for a distressed look.
Then I revealed that my son, indeed, got all of my artistic ability. I’m probably going to rub a light coat of stain over this to distress it a bit more.
Alexa’s turned out MUCH better. I’m thinking of making her an offer for it She painted her boards with watered-down acrylic paint and used stencils.
Thank you for your continued prayers as we walk in faith and trust Him for all our needs. He is more than sufficient.