One Table and a Church

I am for sure in vacation mode! Not too much longer until we’re enjoying the sand and sea. In the meantime, I’ve got to clean the house and get everything packed. I can’t leave the house until everything is immaculate. It’s my husband’s least favorite quirk. We are nearing the finish line on a couple of projects, and I can’t wait to share them. So I’m in this weird realm of waiting to complete projects and just needing a vacation! All that said, I don’t have a complete project to share just yet. I had hoped to reveal the cat room, but the items I ordered got delayed. Nothing irritates me like delayed orders and stickers…you don’t want to hear about my frustration with stickers.

So I thought I would share something I’ve been working on but isn’t complete. We have this odd space in our living room due to the layout of the kitchen. I had originally placed a chair and table in the space after we moved into our home. It always felt far away from the rest of the living room, and it was way too close to our bedroom door. (The person that designed our house was an idiot.) I had contemplated removing the wall, but I decided against it for two reasons: 1) there is a good chance the wall is load bearing and 2) I would have to sacrifice quite a bit of cabinet space.


Before Christmas, I just removed everything from the weird corner space so that I could just dwell on it essentially. During the holidays, it dawned on me that a table might be the solution. I decided an existing table from my office would be worth a try. I love it.

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As soon as you enter the living room, you notice this wall. At least I do. I’m going to create a very small gallery wall above the table. I’ve actually commissioned a painting from a friend of mine on Lanai. He and his wife are the most amazing people! I’ve got several works of art from Mike’s gallery in our home already. Take a look at the gallery wall in my office featuring several of his pieces, click here. I’m going to hang the painting with some of our family photos and other pieces of artwork I enjoy. I think it’s the perfect solution for this odd space.

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Before I go, I’ll share a bit about the painting. I have asked Mike to paint the church we spread my grandfather’s ashes at. Ryan and I came upon this church many years ago, and something about it has always stuck with me. I’ll never forget the rainbow we saw leaving the church the first time. It was beautiful. During my grandfather’s final days, we discussed how we would honor him. He asked that his ashes be spread in Hawaii, because that’s where he and my grandmother were wed. The church was the perfect location.

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I am super excited about this wall in our living room. I’m finally pleased with the overall design, and it will include a place so near and dear to my heart. Stay tuned!


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