Saying Goodbye To The Original Wood Grain Cottage

Life, Personal

  1. Lauren says:

    I just want to hug you right now. I can’t imagine how hard closing this chapter is for you, but I do remember well walking through my own empty first house right before handing over the keys a couple of years ago and playing “The House That Built Me” over and over on my phone as I cried, saying goodbye to each room. I had to chuckle a little bit at your laundry room because that was one of my very first inspiration photos 6 years ago when I first got the idea to start my own blog. YOU inspired me to want to start my own blog, even though I’m sure you didn’t know it, and I can’t thank you enough for that. God has so many incredible plans ahead for you, friend, and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you. Big, huge hugs, girl!
    This is only the beginning of something amazing.

    • Revital Mitchell says:

      You are so sweet!

    • Shayna says:

      Oh Lauren, thank you! It can be so hard, can’t it? I had no idea I was who inspired you to start a blog! I’m so happy you decided to go through with it because you have so much amazing talent to share with the world! Hugs right back at you! 🙂

  2. Cheryl@The Creative Me and My McG says:

    Like you said, he has a plan…and you are living it. Congrats on having the courage to follow the plan, even when it seems hard. I cant wait to see what comes next! You got this!

  3. Yarlette says:

    Shayna, I know how incredibly hard leaving the home that you put your heart and soul into must have been. But God had other plans for you. We just have to trust in him and never loose your faith. I loved watching you as you made your home better and better all the time. Now you are turning a very neglected home into something beautiful. God bless you both on this journey.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much, Yarlette! God’s plan is definitely perfect, and I’m so loving this new chapter He’s blessed me with! We have so much love to put into our new home!

  4. Tracie says:

    Such a lovely home, and the new family will love it, too. Very excited for your new chapter in life. You are so talented! Closing the door the last time is so difficult, but you’re on your way to new and even better things.

  5. Dorothy says:

    You got this girlie! ?

  6. Dorothy says:

    You’ve got this girlie!!

  7. Cindy N. says:

    : )
    God Bless and Keep You.

  8. Revital Mitchell says:

    Shayna, Things are always happening FOR you. Best wishes on your journey ahead. Just remember, what you are leaving behind is a structure….you are taking the memories with you. Nothing has meaning, except for the meaning you choose to give it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it is easy by any means….I wish you a LIFETIME of happiness.

  9. Judy says:

    Shayna, you are very brave indeed. ? God says he will give us a double portion of blessing for our former trouble and bless the latter greater than the former. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!

  10. Gwen says:

    It’s strange in that my iPad has been acting up and crashed as I got to the last picture. Black screen. I felt sad but then I came back later and this time I’m still remembering all the projects you did and some you redesigned again and how forward thinking you were in design. It all looks so current. So it sold.
    You’ve moved on and so it was time to close the photos to this place. It’s going to be great to see the things your artist eye has done to this space.
    I’m glad you can blog full time. You were so very popular and now it’s all on Instagram and You tube!! Congratulations!!! And welcome home!!!

  11. stephanie says:

    Just like you, my husband and I are getting ready to move from our much loved log home. We started the building process on Labor Day weekend in 2005 and moved into what we were thinking would be our forever home in November of 2006. This has been a long and hard decision for us, but we both knew it was time. It is just the 2 of us and 3600 sq ft is time consuming to keep clean plus log homes require a lot of maintenance. I am at the point of my life that I want to enjoy living and not live to clean and maintain a house. With that said it is not easy to walk away and I am sure that I too will cry and linger a little longer on that last day.

    I wish for you many years of happiness, joy and love in your new home and in your new journey.

    • Shayna says:

      Oh, Stephanie… I feel for you! It’s always hard to leave a home we love and put so much of ourselves into. There’s nothing wrong with lingering as you say goodbye. In my mind, it’s the only way we can properly say goodbye. Sending hugs your way!

  12. Kathy Nordmann says:

    Hi Shayna! Happy for you that you are on a beautiful journey! I’ve been reading your blog for years. I love everything you do! I’m wondering if your old DIY projects will still be available? There’s some I haven’t gotten around to yet lol. Thanks! Kathy

  13. Terri says:

    I am just now seeing your post …. May I say …. I saved your blog post from your original Wood Grain Cottage Christmas tour…. Because I fell in love with the Breakfast Nook… I duplicated that look at my home and everyone loved it !!!! Thank you for sharing … Your talents and decorating gifts have blessed me and inspired me!!! Cannot wait to see the completed rooms in your new home !!!!!!

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