I always relish a country styled white Christmas. Horray for Martha Stewart! And Linda M.
When we first creeped into our cellar, it was the worst nightmare of any arachnophobic. Nowadays, it's rare to see a creepy crawler down there. All we needed was cleaning, painting and a dehumidifier! I can't say it's 100 percent where I want it to be, but at least I can do my laundry without screaming. For a cellar from 1901, I think we are in pretty good shape. I added a little privacy curtain so I didn't have to see my water meter while I do laundry either.
I love to re-organize, even though I'm not a natural. My friend and I were talking about how his mom would use clear skinny bottles to store milk in so that she would have room in her kitchen. It really got me thinking about how that bulky one gallon of whole milk really does take up an entire section of a refridgerator.
So yesterday, my friend Sam and I went to Target and found these cool plastic bottles that resemble glass bottles. They make pouring milk so easy. As for the other things, I ripped off labels (provided I could still see the exp. date somewhere on the bottle) and put things in pretty containers that pull out like drawers.
Not only is my fridge attractive now, but it's much more functional without a bunch of things tossed in there randomly. Not to mention, with less color (minus the labels) your eyes don't divert everywhere at once to try and find what you are looking for.
The clear cereal containers for organizing come from IKEA and the porcelain egg holder up top is from William Sonoma- an early Easter gift from Andy!
*Couch: Ikea, Flatscreen: black Friday deal at Walmart!, Carpet Sample: 1 dollar at Darien Carpet, Shelf: TJ Maxx, Bookshelf: BoyScout Flee Market, Mirror and Letters: Anthropologie, Wall Paint: Ticonderoga Taupe (992) -taken from the Benjamin Moore website, Floors: original pine that Andy finished himself.
It has been a long time since I updated this majorly outside of our farm house, but it's such a relief. It's hard to believe this is the same place, when you consider the record breaking blizzards this past winter with 10 foot snowbanks. It's so refreshing to see boxwood along the crevice of the garage! I'm not sure I will keep it this white, but it's better than puke green peeling paint.