Friday, October 26, 2007

Home Office Project

How to make a home office functional and attractive for a couple to share? That is the question. Last week John declared that all the junk in the office had to go, which means he is ready to tackle the project. This week I dismantled and cleaned out everything and last night we headed out to look at furniture.

First we went to Art Vans but my contractor husband didn't like the quality of the pieces that Dana had suggested that we look at. All righty then, off we went to another furniture store, me thinking that when he sees the prices he will reconsider the AV pieces that were really cute. Wrong, he made a beeline over to the most beautiful grouping that I knew looked familiar to me. It turns out that it is the exact brand that we both admired in the Horchow catalogue that was featured in a room that at the time we thought would be a nice way to add interest to the office by adding the white wainscot ting and painting the walls that blue gray. They gave us all the size and price information and home we came to make sure it will fit properly. Well, we are still working on that but this has been such a good lesson for me.

As a woman of a certain age and experience I often think that I have it all figured out which is so wrong on so many levels and I repent of it and ask God to help me with that struggle. Here again is a perfect example of his merciful guidance. God has more in store for us than we could ever imagine for ourselves. If we will obey and let him lead things will work out better than we could have figured it out. That AV office furniture would have been just fine but I let John lead as the head of our household, which is often so hard to do, but praise God, my good turned out to be His better and best. Thank you heavenly Father for your Word that guides me.

Who knows if the furniture will work out and frankly I don't care. A table, chair, the computer and my books are all I really need but the good Lord is in charge and for that I am forever thankful.


  1. Wow, what a project! Just emptying the room had to be a chore! Can't wait to see the finished product....

  2. The chair is fantastic! I am headed down the blog to check out more - I can't wait to see the guest cottage.

  3. What a gorgeous room!
    If I bring coffee and homemade sticky buns, can I PLEASE come look through your bookshelves?? I see loads of titles I would love to look at!

    I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing!
    God bless.

  4. What a delightful blog you have....I'm so glad you came by and left a comment so that I could come visit you.....

    Indeed, God always has a better plan for us.....Betty


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