Did you all have a good New Year?
Ours was quiet as usual,
but that's the way I like it!
We had a game night planned
but our boys both got the flu.
They live about 10-15 minutes away from us.
Miss Beaux and I brought them supplies
and tried not to touch anything while we were there.
They are much better now, thankfully.
Did you make any resolutions?
Mine are not so much resolutions,
they are more like goals.
Last year the goal was to "Lighten Up".
I think I did pretty well.
I will do a follow up post on that soon.
But let's talk about this year...
This year the goal is to
Let's face it,
even though you may like your decor
it might just get a little tired.
Things get worn,
styles or trends get dated,
and there is no better time
like the New Year to freshen up!
I started this year in the Laundry Room.
Why the Laundry Room?
Mostly because Michaels
had 50% off on all baskets.
I found these and thought they would
be perfect for the Laundry.
I keep rags in one,
and dish towels in another.
Shhhhh, the top basket
is for stashing random things
when the house gets shown.
I named my goal "Refresh in 2015"
because I don't really have any plans
to paint or remodel with the house up for sale.
All of the rooms are in good condition
so that would be a huge waste
of my time and money.
But refreshing is easy and fun!
Once I found the baskets,
I remembered these blue and white pottery pieces
that I found at an Estate Sale
and had stashed away.
$5.00 total investment on half off day.
Down came the silver trays that I had there before
and up went the blue and white.
You can see the past
Laundry Room Makeover HERE.
I can't believe it was in 2012!
I had originally thought of
using these in Colorado
but here they are now...
I removed the fabric from the back of the shelves.
I applied it with fabric starch
and it stayed there nicely for two years.
When I removed it there was no damage whatsoever.
I added simple baskets that I already had on hand.
We found these cute tags at Michaels too.
You will laugh when I tell you
what is in these baskets...
The dog sweaters and costumes!
Miss Beaux talks me into buying the craziest things...
Then we just laugh and laugh when we dress them up.
I would think that we were totally crazy
but Mr. Beaux's mom used to do the same thing...
OK, let me tell you
that this is the BEST thing I have ever thought of!
I took a magnetic towel holder
and put it on the dryer,
then I looped this wire basket
holding dryer sheets to it.
Once I put the wet clothes in the dryer
I just grab one and throw it in!
I never have to look for them
and the room smells fresh.
I kept my vinyl sign on the wall with the shelf.
It also is in perfect condition after two years!
I hung up these vintage aprons
that are a pretty sheer filmy material.
I imagine someone like Laura
from The Dick VanDyke show
would wear these as she is cooking dinner
for Rob's boss on a Thursday night.
She'd be wearing her chic black skinny pants
called pedal pushers
and one of those cool mock turtleneck tops...
And then Rob would come home and trip over the ottoman!
All in all I probably spent $40.00
total for the baskets. The other things I just
had around the house.
Even the rug that Jasper is posing on...
And there you have it!
Refresh 2015 has begun!
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