Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Clean House: The Art of Repurposing

The other day while I was in my hideously messy basement I found myself looking for items to purge. I absolutley loathe my basement, and you will not be seeing a picture of its atrociousness.

However, I did stumble across three of these. What is it? A plain, white, plastic crate. Nearly every college student has owned one of these babies in their lifetime.

While looking at the crate I began to think about how I could use it elsewhere in the house, when I remembered my sister gave me the leftover fabric from this:

Kelly made curtains to match Naomi's room and we were able to remove the ugly wooden doors. Hooray!

So, I located the leftover fabric.

But, I wasn't sure if there was enough to complete my project. So we dropped Naomi off with Grandma and Grandpa and my honey and I went off to Jo-Ann Fabrics. I believe it is every man's dream to accompany his wife to a crafting mega-store :)

While we were there, I bought this fabric, which also matches Naomi's room.

So the past few days while my baby was:

I would work on my project.

But I could only work on it for little bits of time because otherwise I would have to deal with this:

Once my project was finished, I was able to transform the mess under the changing table in her room to look like this!!

( She still isn't sleeping in her crib, but never fear, once she is I'll remove the stuffed animals)

Thank you Clean House for teaching me the art of repurposing!!


Andrea said...

I forgot you had a blog!! I have a lot of reading to do to catch up. Naomi is a beauty! I did see the pictures at the bottom of the cloth diapers. Dost my eyes deceive me or are those BumGenius 3.0s? I love mine, well, Ellie's. I don't wear them. =)

MelArcile said...

I LOVE your project!! Those baskets turned out beautiful. Can you come to my house and decorate my boys' room?? It really needs some help.
Naomi is absolutely beautiful, by the way. I love the video from yesterday where she farts! Hilarious!

mckeefamily03 said...

Love it- Limds! Good Job! Elaina has that same purple outfit- actually in both 12 months and 18 months! Funny, huh? Love you and miss you!

Lacey said...

AWESOME project! Such a good idea!! :) Naomi has a monkey!! :) I love monkies..... :)