i thought i might fill in the post gaps until things get more beautified by going outside the happenings of this house. i posted about design*sponge being an inspiration, but there are plenty more sites out there!
first up is new creations here in minnesota. the owner/president/CEO steve tuttle attends our church. i had spoken to him and his wife about renovations at my parents' Christmas party, but a recent facebook request brought me back to his site to check out his work again. definitely inspiring.
the company's name comes from 2 corinthians 5:17: "therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. the old has passed away; behold, the new has come." the company works on remodeling projects including kitchens, bathrooms, additions, and basements. from the looks of the before-and-after pics on their site, they do some great work. it is so cool to see the "new creation."
i love the company's foundation of faith. taking something old and run down (like a house that has seen better days) and making it beautiful and useful definitely has a spiritual parallel. check out his site. (and no, i'm not being paid to say this!)
in my next post, we'll flip to the other side of the renovating coin: interior design. have you gathered yet that i am extremely interested in this topic? ;)