Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the SCARY before pictures...the treasures found for STARS and the sale...and the AFTER...


I am certainly embarrassed that the piles got this big...

and that the "laundry" area became a pig sty...

but it is amazing what a few hours and some major purging can find...

so all of these linens will be up for sale...

and check out the "new" laundry area...

my treasured LAUNDRY bags finally have a place to show off...



and I do believe that I just might enjoy ironing here...



and that now that I have purged this area...I think that going down to do the laundry will be way more joyful...
so...
tomorrow- another area of the basement to be tackled!
stay tuned...so many more treasures to be found down there for the HAGGLE WITH THE DEALER sale that starts THIS Saturday at STARS antique malls!





5 comments:

gretchen said...

I love laundry bags, too!
how sweet to decorate something so plain and make them into needle-art.

Gail Thayer said...

Gee Mel,
Why didn't I think of putting my goose in my laundry room....oh, that's right, I don't have a goose!!! Silly me!
All kidding aside, it looks darling down there now.
Can I have one of your cute laundry bags?

Uncovered Ruby said...

I love your laundry area! You must have an older house judging by the great window and even greater door that I can see..let's see more of your lovely home! And by the way, I may have to steal the idea of haggle with the dealer sale for the shop, that's a great idea! Lisa ;-)

Ed said...

Melanie,

You have certainly been one busy gal; you put me to shame since one of my new year's resolutions was to be more organized! Maybe after Kristen flies back to Virginia tomorrow I can get myself moving in the right direction! Hope to get over to Stars this weekend and check out the treasures you've found in your cleanout!

Janice

Andy's Attic said...

Your laundry room looks great. It is so satisfying to clean out an area and fix it up. Good luck at the next phase.
Annette