August 23, 2013

Margaret's House.

Happy Friday, everyone! I have a really exciting project to share today! Actually....it's only the before pictures but it's still exciting!

First of all...I am not moving. It seems like every blogger I read is announcing big plans like a move or a baby and neither of those are in my near future. But I'll tell you what is...Margaret's House! These pictures are all courtesry of the MLS so they are true before pictures :-)
 Margaret's House is a new mission that Kingdom Causes, a local non-profit organization, is opening as transitional housing for homeless families in the community. The home was originally built in 1989 by Margaret Streelman and was dedicated as a place of hospitality and rest using it as a B&B.
This sign hangs on the wall just to right of the entrance.  So fitting and so true :-)
We're still in the beginning stages and are still raising money for some cosmetic updates, furniture and supplies but the ultimate goal is to open Margaret's House by the end of September.
 
And this is the stage in the game where I've been invited in!
 
 It's a pretty big house and I'm so excited to be able to contribute some design and decorating ideas in order to make the house a home (albeit a temporary one) for the families that will live here. It really is an amazing house!
 
  It has great entry with the staircase leading up to a big, open landing.
The living room is just to the left of the entry and is HUGE!
The dining room connects to the living room and (in the picture above) is just beyond the sofa on the right.
It also has a huge kitchen and nice family room through those french doors and it has three master suites (2 upstairs and 1 down) with gigantic closets.
 
The all volunteer crew has already begun the transformation! And it's so cool! The wallpaper will be coming down, closets have been repurposed (I promise more on that transformation later!) and paint colors for the foyer, living room, dining room and downstairs bathroom have been picked! Primer and paint should be going up very soon :-)  
 
This whole house truly is a gift from God and will be used to glorify Him and provide a safe place for up to three families at a time. I am beyond excited and humbled to be asked to participate in this project and plan to provide updates as we go along!
 
There isn't much of a budget for the design so we will be using mostly donated items and furnishings that were left behind (read hodge podge!) So don't be surprised if you see that big blue couch again...because it's not going anywhere :-)
 
Of course, if you're at all inclined to support to this incredible cause you can do so here. Just indicate "Margaret's House" in the comment section.
 
Hope you all have a great weekend!

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