Hello dear ones, it's been a while since I've written because until recently I haven't had much inspiration honestly. I've been keeping myself busy with work and have had lots on my mind. The Holidays are VERY QUICKLY (like wayyyy too quickly) approaching and it's a stressful time of year for me as I'm sure it is for many. Christmas is my favorite Holiday by far but unfortunately it's been a while since I had a pleasant Christmas holiday. Sure, there's Christmas cheer everywhere and I'm never not in the mood to decorate even before Thanksgiving comes around (I know...) but there is always some sadness in the background that lingers. I pray that this year will be different than the past and that the good Lord will bless all those in need of Him and answer the prayers of those that are in need of His Grace. I went to Mass this morning and today's Gospel was very deep:
"Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful
earthquakes,famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty
signs will come from the sky. Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led
before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony.
Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a
wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will
even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends,they will put some of you to death.You will be hated by all because of my name,but not a hair on your head will be
destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives."
So since there were many children attending the mass, it was a hard Gospel to explain but I think the priest did an excellent job. During the homily he asked the children, where were you before you were born? And the children shouted "In mommy's belly!" and the priest explained that mommy's belly was a comfortable place and that you didn't have to brush your teeth, or get dressed for school, you could just sleep all the time and be safe because mother did everything for you. But then there came the day where you had to leave mommy's belly and now that you are on earth, you feel safe and secure here because you have your routine, your friends, etc. and you know that Mother Earth will protect you, therefore you shouldn't be afraid of what the Gospel said today because when you're in Heaven you will be protected there as well by God and His Mother. It was such a simple explanation for a difficult topic that is life and death. A lot is going on in the world right now and as scary as it all is, I think that with Faith in our hearts we can overcome even the biggest obstacles if only we could learn to treat others with respect and help those that are in need even with the smallest of gestures. I think you can never love too much and you can never give too much.
Ok, ok I'm done...Moving on!
I've been on the hunt for a new dresser for a while now but I haven't found anything that I really liked. The dresser I currently have in the Master Bedroom was in bad condition...I mean BAD people! It's a malm dresser that we've had for 5 years now and although it's very spacious it's not of the best quality as we all know and also.....saggy drawers.....
So the drawers were really bad...like I couldn't get them open anymore because they kept getting stuck. I really just wanted to throw the piece of S&%$£ out the window and never see it again...
But I couldn't find what I was looking for. All the dressers I found that I kind of liked were smaller, fewer drawers , etc so I just didn't want to compromise. I also didn't want to buy something just because...I want to be sure I love it.
Come in DIY...
The first thing to fix was the saggy drawer situation... Bad, huh? I know..
I went to the hardware store and found these little guys. Do not ask me what they're called, I have no idea...
Screwed them in and voila! Saggy drawers no more!
I added these to all six drawers and it really didn't take long at all. Next I got rid of the ugly hardware and decided to spruce up the front of the drawers a bit. I had some textured wallpaper that I had bought a while ago but never used so I watched some tutorials and decided to give it a try. It was so easy!
I bought some permanent adhesive spray. This stuff....make sure it's the permanent kind.
I laid the drawers on the paper and cut around leaving some space along the sides.
Now take that sucker outside and spray the top of the drawer making sure to get the sides and cover the whole area with adhesive. Next place the wallpaper on top. You really don't have time to move the paper around once its on there because the stuff dries like super quick.
Now flip the drawer over and cut the extra paper off with a paper cutter.
Next you want to take a nail or something similar to poke through the back of the drawer where your hardware is going to go. Obviously drill the holes before putting the wallpaper on.
It was such an easy project and it took me seriously half a day to do between fixing the saggy drawers and adding the wallpaper. It was one of those "why didn't I think of this sooner" moments lol.
Here's how it turned out.
I ordered the hardware online and I love them. I think they go well with the wallpaper.
It has sort of a shimmer to it which I really like.
I did the bedside tables while I was at it as well....I wanted to wallpaper ALL THE THINGS... hahaha
And then OF COURSE I had to change bedding, curtains, wall art, throw pillows etc..... so since I was at it I figured I would go with the blue and white theme because I love it so much
I found this beautiful bedding set with matching curtains here.
Isn't this little turquoise tray cute? I thought it would be a nice place to put my perfumes.
I'm very happy with the end result and this will last at least until I find the dresser of my dreams. The thing I'm happiest about is that I don' have saggy drawers any more!!
Have a wonderful week ahead everyone and God Bless.