Sunday, July 5, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures & Metamporphis Monday

It's time once again for Today's Thrifty Treasures sover at Southern Hospitality and Metamporphis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Make sure to check out the other blogs and what they've done and found!

Here's some of my thrifty treasures from Goodwill..

Even though 4th of July is a memory, I still had to have this picture..

Look at this cute wicker hamper, perfect for my updated laundry room(Metamorphis Monday below).

This book is from 1939, it looked interesting.

A book for my daughter, who never reads fiction..

A couple more books, I can't imagine ever paying full price for a book.

A cute baby cross (hint hint to C & S)

This adorable Precious Moments, I got it for $2.

Now it's time to show my laundry room redo (I'm the master mind and Steve's the master muscle man!)

Here's the laundry room that I've been using for 10+ years. While I love my washer and dryer, the room is depressing. See how the plastic is faling down in the left corner? I've read the blogs showing the different uses for burlap and decided to cover up my laundry room walls with it.

It really did change the feel of the room without spending a lot of money.

DH and I went shopping for organizer as well as a shelf to put above the W & D to showcase some of my thrifty finds.

Here's DH busy at work...

Here's what it looks like now, I even color coded the hangers.

I found both of these jars at Goodwill, the one jar is holding different spools of thread-most of them are wooden. And then the other jar is holding plastic clothes pins - not sure how old they are but I've never seen these before..

I found this jar at a yard sale and stuck my clothes pins in it.

You would never know that the fuse box is hidden behind the burlap. It's easily accessible if someone needs to get to it to.

Here's my new organizer to hang up clothes. (Hobby Lobby dress is so cute!)

Here's a full shot of the organizer, the jar holds the fabric softner sheets.

Now we need to complete this corner that no one ever sees since the door is usually open.


VintageSunshine said...

I like all the pretty little jars full of great little laundry-type doo dads! Very Cute!

Marie said...

Hello Terry - love your laundry room! Great use of those jars. Thank you for sharing.


Crystal said...

Laundry room looks really good!! Thanks for the cross - I will take the hint!!

Sarah said...

I love laundry room make-overs and I'm working on one at my house as well!
It looks like you have some great space to work with there and you did a great job!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Laundry room looks good. I need to spiffy up my laundry area.

Nicole A. said...

Love all your finds and the laundry room looks Awesome! I need to work on mine as it is horrible! Maybe I would use it more, haha! Love yours!

★Carol★ said...

I love that flag picture, and your laundry room is so cute! I wish mine was! It's in the basement, with the cement walls, and all the pipes's beyond help!

Kammy said...

Goodness, you are so organized ! Your hubby is doing a great job too !
I recently started looking for books at the thrift store, what fun !
How funny you found a hamper - me too ! But mine is painted blue - that will change soon ! I got it for $1.99 !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Carrie said...

Good job...what a fine thrifty solution with the burlap!

Anonymous said...

What a great job on your laundry room! The burlap looks great! I too love those little glass jars! Everything looks so nice and you'll just love for the family to get their clothes dirty now so you can spend lots of time in here! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

susan said...

We NEED to be happy in a place we spend so much time :) The burlap did the trick and the jars look great!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Terry, you found some nice things this week. Good job on getting that LR organized.

Unknown said...

Good Job! I love the utility jars!

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow--lots of inspiration here! I love your laundry room and I thought mine was cheery painted bright yellow--now I'm having to rethink the whole thing. I love those jars--the perfect addition! Hope to see you over my way soon!

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Nice finds! Love the books--especially the JFK Jr one. Your laundry room looks great! Very creative!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Cute laundry redo!

Claudia said...

I personally think we "get" to celebrate Independance day all the month of july.

What a great bunch of find! and wowza on the laundry room. Dont you just want to hug your transformer??

Great inspiration.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Terry, I think your laundry room redo is fabulous! I love that you used something fabricy as the wall. Great finds, especially those large jars! Good job guys!


Susie Q said...

The Goldberg book is REALLY good. I love his writing. Try her on Mark Steyn oldest daughter is 18 and likes him a lot.

And I remember those clothespins...70s?

Juanita said...

Hi Terry,

Love your bargins!

Have you had a chance to check out my Red, White and Blue post? Check it out when you have a minute!

Helen Joy said...

What an amazing difference! I love the jars full of things!
I've been looking for a hamper just like that!

Christina said...

Love the flag picture. I would have picked that up too. Cute little hamper also.

Love the glass jars with thread and clothes pins.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great thrift finds! Excellent ... and I envy anyone who has such a lovely laundry room. My washer and dryer are in our old stone basement -- it's like being in a dungeon!

And -- I don't know if it's my computer or monitor, but I had trouble reading the left side of your blog because the words go over the "wallpaper" and are obscured. Great wallpaper, though!

Neabear said...

The burlap is a great way to hide the mess in the walls. Looks great the way you did it. Definitely helps to make doing laundry more enjoyable. Although I don't think I will enjoy doing laundry. LOL!
Making the room more enjoyable to be in will help I'm sure.


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