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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Welborn {Woodworking}



I'm not sure if I've mentioned before how our home is pretty much entirely secondhand items... but it is and we love it. We built our kitchen table ourselves and are so proud of the simple beauty in it, and what it represents to us. Over the last several weeks, we've toyed with an idea, talked about the basics, harped over the costs, analyzed the products, and in the end, came to a decision.
 
Hunter and I have decided to {bravely} step into the world of woodworking and repurposing. We will begin by building a couple of simple things and learn new tricks and tips. I will frequent the local thrift stores, yard sales, roadside shops in search for the unwanted, older items. And we'll bring them back to life.
 
That's right, we are going to see what God has in store for us as we take on a somewhat daunting dream of building furniture and repurposing items for others to find joy and comfort in. We hope that as we start out, we will be open to learn all the do's and don'ts of woodworking; the various styles and colors that people covet for their homes; and assist in making families' houses feel more homey and adored.
 
Hunter and I want what we build to reflect the love and work of Christ. We will pour our blood {we'll try to keep it off the furniture}, sweat, and maybe some tears into each piece as we design them into an artwork. We will pray over each item as it's completed with hopes that it will bring blessings to that person's home. But more importantly, we want our endeavors to reflect those of people who just dadgum love other people.
 
The pieces that are built will be built primarily from old wood, whether it be from old barns, palettes, or anything of that nature. Just like our life in Christ brought us back from the dead, we want to revitalize what has been discarded. And make it glorious. We're hoping that in this process, we will meet and greet and get the chance to love on so many folks. Be in prayer for us as we embark on this dream. If it becomes something great, awesome. If it's something that just passes the time, that is amazing too. 

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7 comments:

  1. This is so exciting for you guys! Can't wait to see what you have in store.

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  2. I just found your blog through Emily (Ember Grey), although I think I came here before too when I was blogging (I used to blog @ Belong With Wildflowers). Either way, I just wanted to say, I love your blog! I love your focus on God & the way He works in your life. You are on an exciting track & I wish you the best with your woodworking future :)

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    1. Hey Caitlin with Belong with Wildflowers! I absolutely do remember your
      blog and loved it - miss you!

      You are too sweet - thank you so much for the kind words! Anything we can
      do for His glory is a good thing. We can't wait to see where this adventure
      takes us. Hope you're having a great summer!​

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  3. Kelly!!!!! Oh my gosh girl - I'm SO excited for you guys!! This is AWESOME! I cannot wait to see how this develops!

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  4. If it becomes something great, awesome. If it's something that just passes the time, that is amazing too. ---couldn't have put it better myself.

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    1. Thank you so much! We're really excited to see what becomes of it :)

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