How do we spend our Saturday? As if everything else we do isn't enough....we completely remodeled a sitting room that we had no idea what to do with. Ever since our Christmas Holiday, Justin and I have begun to "repurpose" many items in our house. I have mentioned that we are both teachers, well, again, being teachers, we find ways to be frugal. I absolutely love the shabby chic look. I have taken many pieces of my furniture and have given them a "repurpose..." to give them the look I love.
Being young and having to begin "adulthood" (if that is what you want to call it) a little early, we were given many hand-me-down objects and pieces of furniture. I treasure each and every one of them. It brings me joy to take items that were once my parents, grandparents, or even some of my old, dorm room pieces and changing them to fit my "today" style.
The pictures above shows pallet wood covering a wall, my dorm room desk with a fresh coat of paint, a bookshelf turned to it's side with chalkboard paint and then turned into cubbies,... an old CD case was repurposed by taking off the door, turned to it's side, added chalkboard paint, and made into holders for the items I need to make things. Justin took 2 by 4's and pallet wood and then made me a shelf, along with some chains, and this has turned into one of my favorite pieces of furniture! We have been having so much fun inventing and coming up with designs for our own shop: www.etsy.com/shop/macmaddies
I have shared my story with so many people and I pray that my story helps young woman out there. Growing up as a pastor's kid, becoming pregnant before I was married was a devastating thing. I have come to realize that I was not the only "sneaking around..." I was just the one that got caught. Well...in this case, being caught changed my life and was one of the very best things that happened to me....My Repurpose began!
You can't see it from these pictures, but on the opposite walls, I have a picture of my two babies, and then I have a picture of Justin and myself from when we were 5 and 6 years old. I told him today that I HAD to hang that picture because that is where it started. We have both learned that we are not the same people we were then, we are not the same people we were in high school, we are even not the same people that we were when we found out we were pregnant with my precious child who is asleep upstairs. Every year changes....there is one thing that never changes...once I found out that I was pregnant, it was no longer about me. Maddie repurposed my life and I guess if something had to change... I did. Just like my furniture, my marriage (for the better each and every day), seasons, and also every year brings something new...My life changed because I became pregnant.
If you want to give your life a repurpose, you do not have to have money, find love, or even get pregnant. My faith and love for God is enough. When there is nothing else, rely on your faith...that is one thing that I know WILL NEVER need a repurpose or change.
Justin and I have repurposed a room and also repurpose our life each day... as we wake up not knowing what to expect but we know that our "purpose" is the same.
My Repurpose for today: Realizing that the my "repurpose" has a new purpose.
I am an everyday mom who likes everyday things. I love taking everyday items and giving them a repurpose. Our number one seller is our candles!