What Do You Have in Your House?
by Ruth Puleo Relocating has been an adventure. We sold 2/3 of everything we owned in preparation for our move, not knowing what type of housing we would find. God provided a beautiful rental home with much more square footage than we anticipated. Now I was faced with the challenge of filling those spaces without taxing our budget. After several months of struggling to put rooms together, my daughter arrived for a visit. With her decorator’s skill, she quickly assessed my needs. Then she shared with me her “Decorator’s Survival Tip.” She basically said, “don’t buy anything until you have looked at what you have in your house.” I thought, “I have sold everything!” But, apparently not. We rummaged through the garage and found an unfinished shelf used to store tools. After some TLC and paint, it now adds the finishing touches to our sitting area off of the kitchen.