Hey there Sweet Company Girls!
Remember me?? I had said au revoir at the beginning of July as I plunged into the busiest summer of my life...and now it is mid-August! Phew.The summer flew by, filled with projects and travel. I had promised updates and photos along the way, and kept hoping to have "finished" things on the TV set to show you....instead I simply have "progress" shots that will have to do.
Our big project took us to Colorado Springs, where we installed art, finishes and backdrops for Andrew Wommack Ministries' new television set.
We stained MILES of logs and trim. Miles. Bet you thought I had a glamorous job, huh??
It was a bonding experience for Grayson and I, staining gigantic window frames until we were silly. The fumes "might" have had something to do with our silliness.
Did I say we got silly?? We did.
I refinished furniture. Here is a Before Picture of a table....zzzzzz, BORING.
The table top will be replaced with granite, and the base and chairs sport a new ebony distressed finish.
Woo hoo! Much Bettah.
We made a 3D background scene of Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods, which will be viewed through the window frames. Let's just say.....it was complicated. But worth it.
Walls started getting put together the day I left. Everything was built and finished in pieces for final assembly this week. When we return for touch-up in a couple of weeks, it should all be looking great.
Here we are putting texture on one of the walls. Gray and I helped with this step, and Tom added the final three layers for a beautiful finish.
This is part of an art piece made out of copper. Remember that patina brew I made with ammonia and salt? Well, this is how it turned out. This will be mounted on an ebony panel and given a luminous finish coat. I think it's cool!!
I was sweeping the floor while they were doing some lighting/camera tests with the wall finishes...they made me sit down for a photo and wouldn't let me get rid of the broom. I felt a little foolish, certainly not glamorous.
We finally made it home from Colorado Springs for the last week with our son before he goes off to college. Tom is now out of town again and will arrive just in time to say goodbye. I hate that he is missing these last few days. I'm trying to soak up as much fun as I can with this boy....cookies and milk are always a winner. He made me promise to "save the waterworks" until Sunday, so I'm holding it together, barely.
There is so much I want to share, not just about the work, but about the things I've been pondering these past weeks. For today, I will try and exercise restraint... and simply let my upcoming posts encourage and challenge you as I get back to the Small Things. My heart is full. In all the busyness of parenting and work and keeping the wheels on, I remember that there is a God who is found in the small things, in quiet moments, in simple pleasures...and even in the hard tasks.
He delights in us, and we are His.
I'll be back tomorrow with daily Small Things to help you (and me) enjoy the "keeping the wheels on" part of life......thank you so much for waiting for me and for the wonderful sense of community as we "do life" together. You are each special and so very loved.
Big hugs all around, Rachel Anne