Lots of spring cleaning going on around here. It takes time but I sure love the outcome! Finished the laundry room and main bathroom. Here are a couple of pictures from my laundry room. My parents gave me a few baskets they bought at an auction. This one resembled a sewing basket and I have been looking around for something to put my colored bobbins in. I picked up the green bobbins a couple of weeks ago at my favorite antique mall in the Amish community of Chouteau, OK. See my darling little heart? That was a free gift in an order that I placed with Shari over at Homespun and Primitives a couple of years ago. She is so sweet!
I bought this sewing machine drawer last summer at the same antique mall for $5, along with the tallest bobbin for $3. I found the box of thread at another antique mall for $2. I was buying it for the old box alone... imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found it full of American Thread Co. embroidery cotton skeins! The toddler dresses hanging behind were worn by my mom, who is now 78. The lovely ditty bag was made and gifted to me by Linda over at Parker's Paradise. Another sweetheart!
From here, I moved on to the family room. The cleaning part is basically done, now the fun part of re-arranging and decorating! In-between all this cleaning, I am putting out the spring. A few little chicks on the chippy old sewing machine cabinet. I was able to add my father-in-law's Bible to our stack of family Bibles. It is inscribed with his entry into the Navy in 1955.
For over a year now I've been looking for a replacement shade for Rich's grandpa's table/lamp stand. After taking a few back to the store for not looking right, I have decided to cover the one we have. I narrowed it down to two ideas from Pinterest. Now, which one to choose:
the burlap covered shade...
or the Mod Podged book page shade...
I have an old Bible that has literally fallen apart with many loose pages that I have been saving for a project like this so I thought that would be fun. I will probably do this one. I figure if I don't like it in the end then I can always cover it with burlap, lol!
Spring break starts today for us with all of next week off too. The kids are pretty excited about 10 days off! I'll be honest... looking forward to not having to get up at 6:30, hehe. We will be spending most of that time with my parents with a few days in Branson, MO. They live about 30 miles from there so it's always fun to go.
I honestly LOVE to organize and clean so spring cleaning is always fun for me, I actually enjoy it. I'm truly grateful first of all for even owning a home and grateful for being able to stay home to make our house a cozy home for my family.
Always... THANK YOU for stopping by. I appreciate your visit.
Have a delightful weekend~