The Spirit of the Hive (Beehive girls' theme): Have Faith. Seek Knowledge. Safeguard Health. Honor Womanhood. Understand Beauty. Value Work. Love Truth. Taste the Sweetness of Service. Feel Joy.
My oldest daughter and I worked on this trunk that my mom had been given by an elderly neighbor who had recently passed away. It was in pretty bad shape. I wasn't sure if there was anything that could be done. But it was built of solid construction and had a lot of character. Then I saw the trunk pictured below in Flea Market Finds, Before and After, Leisure Arts (ISBN 1574862960). Since it was a trunk, we decided to go with a travel theme. As can be seen, the cushion on top of the trunk has gotten a lot of use. I really like this blog that inspires me to repurpose older furniture: http://fineandhandy.blogspot.com/.
Homemaking: The Homebuilders of the World
Grateful Living: Scaling Down to A Mobile Home
Grateful Living Series: Dress Up M. H. Windows
Grateful Living: Repurposed Armoire
Grateful Living: Class Up the Mobile Home Fireplace
Grateful Living: Front Porches
Grateful Living: The !#*! M.H. Walls
Grateful Living: M.H. Spa Retreat
Grateful Living: My Collection of Reflections of Home