The next time someone tries to tell you that God doesn’t care about home decorating, give them the link to my blog and tell them to talk to me. Okay-so maybe it’s not just the decorating…it’s that He cares about the things that matter to us. And here’s just one more reason how I know:

See my new fireplace screen? I love it. {Insert big sigh.}

If it looks familiar to you, that may be because it looks amazingly similar to this one I pinned from Horchow approximately 14.5 weeks ago. And since I’m just not the kind of girl to spend $495 on a fireplace screen, I’ve been waiting patiently for a 90% off sale that I knew deep down was never going to happen.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when God and I went walking into Ross and I spotted this little wall hanging for $20.99. I recognized it right away as a match to the fireplace screen I’d been dreaming of. It had to work. But the only problem is it didn’t have the legs and we don’t have a welder, so I actually let that little issue stop me from buying it that day.

But, of course I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I knew there had to be a way to fix it, but neither Dave nor I could think of one. Truthfully, it was one of those moments that made me miss my dad like crazy because I knew he would have an idea.

This is a good time to mention that it’s pretty much my parents’ fault that I think I can do anything I make up my mind to do. If I ask my mom if she thinks I can do this or that, she’ll say, “Oh, I’m sure you can, but don’t ask me how.”

When I would ask my dad, I’d say, “Dad, do you think I can do this?” And he’d say, “Of course you can.” And if I asked him for ideas, he always had one that would work.

But the thing about Heaven is, there’s no cell service. (Oh, how I wish there were!) So, I did the next best thing and called my brother. And it turns out that he takes after our dadbecause he had a great idea. He told me to get these brackets, paint them gold, and screw them on with metal screws… to which I said, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

So, I drove back to Ross, got the “thing”, picked up the brackets, came home, gave them a coat of my favorite Krylon gold (which was a perfect match), and then Dave screwed them on for me.

We screwed the “L” brackets on the back, and the flat braces on the bottom front to keep it stable. It worksperfectly.

No, not the exact replica of the original, but the $470 savings makes me just fine with that.

And this isn’t the first time God helped me decorate this room. If you’ve never read the story fromway back about the French sofa that we found on someone’s driveway, you should read that here. (Find the after pics here.) One of my all-time faves.

My one little problem now is that I’m just a tad bit torn betweenleaving it in the piano room or putting itin the family room…

It may just have to move around a little until I see whatplans God has for these rooms next.

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