We are very excited to announce that our Jesus Tree Website is up and running! For years we have sold only the Tags on-line and have finally got started offering the ornaments and toppers as well. Please visit our site at www.Jesustreetags.com
We ship anywhere is the USA. If you are local to Tyler, TX and surrounding area's, we have all our items for sale at Sterling Grace located off Broadway in The Village at Cumberland Park for the month of December.
We encourage you to celebrate HIM and remember He is the real reason for every season of our lives!
For awhile now, I have been wanting to share something that God is teaching me.
You have probably heard it this message stated in lots of different ways. Here is mine. Well, really God's. His words to me and you.
God has created you (insert your name) to be unique and special. He has wired us with gifts and talents that were created just for us. When we use these gifts we are full of joy and life and fill fulfilled. These talents bring God glory when they are used for His purposes in our lives. And these talents look different in everyone. God has designed our personalities, gifts, abilities, life experiences, up bringing, really everything to create you.
You are an original, one-of-a-kind, totally loved, best kind of treasure.
So, figure it out. Be the original person, God created you to be.
Get off the fence. Quit wanting others gifts. Comparison is the thief of joy. Discover who are you are, what you like, what gets you excited and figure out how to incorporate that in your life.
Then start. Take responsiblity for you. Try out new things, look for areas you excel in or where your interests lie. And when you give it a good effort, be satisfied.
Because your talents are not for you. They are meant to be shared with others. They expand when they are used and they mulitply when given away.
It's not always easy. But the best things never are.
Are you ready? Really ready? God has work for you to do and He invites us to join Him in the task of life. He will prepare you, help you, encourage you and equip you. You just need to be willing.
I hope this encouarges you and makes you think. The time is now.
I can't wait to hear what exciting things God has prepared for you and how He will use your gifts for others.
That's what I do to most everything piece of furniture I buy it seems. So, I'm used to getting down and dirty with items, but this pair were quite a project.
I really don't have a "first" picture. By the time I took this one, Handy & Handsome had already cut the tops off. I really don't know what these pieces were for orginally, but they had angle wood sides that made us think they were used by an architect. The tops of these pieces were long gone.
H & H had to level the tops first.
These cabinets are very deep and this one had 11 drawers. Yes, the drawers got me!
Told you they were cute!
Cleaning them required the shop vac. Love that piece of equipment.
Once they were cleaned, then H&H cut tops for me. Then I re-stained the wood sides and fronts. Next up was paint! Chalk Paint (AS) is what I used on these pieces.
I wanted some dark wood to show with the paint as a constrast. I used Cream and Chauteau Grey on this piece...
And added in Duck Egg on this one. I wanted them to compliment each other, but not to match exactly.
Outside shots...not the best light!
After paint, I distressed the paint, and wiped a glaze over the paint for an aging effect.
I used some old hardware that got an update with spray paint and clear sealer.
Are you feeling my pain yet? There were so many steps, coats and sealers...
After the glaze was dry, I sealed all the painted parts with an antique polyurathane top coat.
And FINALLY, they were finished! Styling is just the "icing on the cake!"
One more thing... The frame with the map in it was my "test" piece. I used all three paint colors on it to see if they would work together. I liked how they turned out, so then I was good to proceed with big pieces! Frames have so many uses and now this one can be sold as a matching accessory to these pieces.
I think these cabinets would be great in craft or family room. The one on the left would be perfect for games, cards, puzzles and such. The one on the right would be great for craft supplies, scrap book paper, stamps, glitter...all those fun little things!
These are truly 2, one-of-a-kind pieces!
I hope whoever buys them enjoyed them for years to come!