Like so many others, Margie Cook has spent most of this year cooped up in her home. With four kids, two dogs and a hamster, she’s had her hands full. Yet the St. Joseph woman dedicated her spare time, between juggling home schooling in the spring and working from home, to redecorate her home.
“When you’re staring at the walls for what feels like an eternity, you get stir crazy,” she said. “I wasn’t about to tear down walls, but when you are home 24-7 you start to realize that your home isn’t as functional as you need it to be.”
Since the coronavirus outbreak began, homes have transitioned into makeshift offices, gyms, classrooms, restaurants, cocktail bars, concert venues and movie theaters.
When Cook started her projects back in April, most of the stores were closed and a shelter-in-place order was in effect. Cook took advantage of online shopping with