My Heap of Shame

Donna, at Funky Junk Interiors, challenged her readers to join her in…

Heap-of-Change-Challenge-on-FunkyJunkInteriors.net_.38-PM Challenge! I am so excited about this! I knew exactly what room I was going to do! 

Then she stated it was for the remainder of January and I got even more excited because I have more than one room that needs this challenge! 

When Donna first posted about this challenge back in December, she called it Heap of Shame. I loved the name for another reason entirely, which is why I kept the name. More on that later. 

The first room to come to mind for this challenge was my sewing/craft room. Also known as the computer room because we used to keep the only desk top computer the family owned in there. You know…before the days of everyone having their own laptop computer. 

DSCN0222It’s a very small room. It is right above our foyer and we could have easily left it out. Some days I wish we had. Other days I’m glad I have a place to store junk.

The pile above is all the items I moved to decorate for Christmas and they haven’t found their way back yet. 

DSCN0223 I had already started cleaning out in here when Donna reminded me of the challenge. This pile is all my projects I need to finish before I start anything else!

DSCN0224You should have seen this! You couldn’t even see the desk top.

DSCN0225You will never believe what was once under this desk. 

???????????????????????????????My youngest’s drum set. 

Technically, I was working on three spaces at one time. The sewing room, this closet and the linen closet. More on the other two next week. 

DSCN0226All my scraps of material. Three, yes 3, boxes of it. It has been worse!

Here is the completed, cleaned out and organized (for now anyway) room.




I wanted to keep the title Heap of Shame because this theme immediately made me think of my heap of sin and how shameful it is.

DSCN0287Instead of dealing with the temptation right away, we tell ourselves, “It won’t hurt just this once.”

DSCN0288Then we do it again,

DSCN0289and again until we have a huge pile. 

DSCN0290We keep it behind the closed doors of our hearts, hoping no one else will notice. 

DSCN0291The problem is everyone else but ourselves notices the mess. 

DSCN0292They may want to help, but only we can get in there and clean it up. 

DSCN0293The good news is Jesus is always there to help with the clean-up. He never fusses, never condemns, never says “I told you so!” He just helps to pick it up and nails it to the cross!


???????????????????????????????Here is my heap of shame from the sewing room, boys’ closet and the linen closet. Not that much really. Most of it came from the linen closet. The sewing room was just messy because I hadn’t put things in their place. I just threw stuff on the desks to get it out-of-the-way and told myself I would deal with it later.   

Next week I will show you my Heaps of Shame from the linen closet, the boys’ closet and from under my kitchen sink. It ain’t purdy at all! 

Until then, I’ll have some purdy stuff and a recipe!


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About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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6 Responses to My Heap of Shame

  1. Jayne… wow. WOW!

    I drank in every single word you shared. And I’m loving that you kept the old name! Maybe I’ll make a new logo just for you! hahaha

    Your room is fantastic! You did so much work! But it’s got to feel amazing walking in there! I’d be eager to sit down and play!

    Thanks so much for sharing your story and the outcome. I truly hope we see you next week! You’ve inspired ME!

    • Jayne says:

      Awww! That is so sweet! (Read that with a southern drawl. lol) Thank you! I will be back next week and the next. Sooooo many heaps that need to be taking take of! And Not just in my house! 😉

  2. You’ve been a busy girl! It looks fantastic. Stopped by the challenge to say hello.

  3. Becky says:

    What a great work space–those boxes are great and I imagine help tons! Thanks for linking up!

    • Jayne says:

      Thank you! The boxes are shoeboxes and whatever other kind of box I could find covered in contact paper. They are a huge help! Thanks for visiting! :)

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