Thursday, October 27, 2016

Day Twenty-six: Sarah's House

As Ladies Director at the Church Triumphant, I was contacted by the director of Sarah's House of Pasadena.  They were hosting an appreciation luncheon and I was invited.  We had recently hosted a Table in the Wilderness event for our Heartstrings Ladies Ministry and contacted Sarah's House to be recipients along with others.

At this luncheon, we were exposed to the needs and ministry for homeless women.  They were moving into a new facility and we were able to tour.  Once seeing a once elderly home, I was impressed to bring my interior design talents to help bring a little cheer.

Thanks to others who caught the vision, we were able to raise funds to help facilitate our desire to help this worthy cause.

I decided to break up the dollars into several vignettes.  Here is the first one.  It is a simple seating area but brings in a lot of life and cheer to a very plain setting.

Here you are seeing what was once a drab heavy plastic type canvas stretched over a great frame construction.  This print will make more sense when you see the rest of purchased items.  We bought a little over 2 yards which made a perfect fit for this frame.  We stapled it tight and it made a great back drop for this seating area.

Chairs are from Marshalls found for $89. each.  The fabric from Hobby Lobby in the Duck Cloth section.  The table a find at Ross for 19.99 and the plant from Marshalls for 29.99.

This is how the building looked the first time I saw it.  Very sad and in much need of some beauty.

Visiting their old facilities, we found this art, a plastic type canvas that we knew we could re-purpose.

We also brought home this secretary desk.  We knew it would help us a great deal to 
have a large piece of furniture for nothing!

This piece of art became our initial inspiration.  We found it at a great bargain!

Here the transformation began as we chose a paint color to tie into the art.
Sherwin Williams donated a quart of paint for us.

In my garage, I had a chest of drawers I got off the side of the road.  I used
two drawers from it, painted a blood orange, one of this year's popular
number one color and vwala!  We have shadow boxes.


Thanks to Flowers and Company for their donation of some live baby's breath flowers that dried perfectily.

We were super happy with the outcome and the director was thrilled over the outcome!