WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

March 1, 2012

~Drop your Drawers Here~

Hello Girls, hope all of you are having a GREAT Day.
This is a post I did over 2 years ago..I just thought I would share it once again as I have some new followers Thanks guys..Also I really don't have alot to post right now as I have not been doing much at my house these past few months..



Stick a fork in me I'm done!! Remember last year in August I got my bead board wallpaper and told you I was going to do my Laundry room/Hallway with it...Hey I'm olden and slower now so it takes me longer to do things ha ha!!


First I had to tear off all the old wallpaper I had in here..

Got out my trusty tool kit ha ha!! and went to work...Girls I buy these tool kits by the case because Len keep breaking and hiding them ha ha!!



My tool kit had to redo all the walls in here...What a mess with all that sheet rock sanding...I really did look like "Casper the friendly Ghost " Does anyone remember Casper or am I just dating myself once again ha ha!!


I love the way my Tool Kit did all the trim around the doors for me...It's so matches the trim now in my living room...Love the little fret work pieces tool kit put up... I love also I can read the time on this big rail road French clock... (without my glasses on)


Tool Kit also hung up some of my Antique lights for me...


The only Roo in my whole house is on this lamp shade...sighs...I told you my daughter Dawna steals every Roo I get...Oh don't think she didn't try and take this shade from me...She put it on her head like a party hat lol!!


Tool Kit painted the walls Mark Twain Mocha from Lowes....and I have always loved Toile so I had to add Waverly red toile valance to my olden door from ca. 1910 this door still has the original glass in it..L♥ve it...


My newest wringer I got from from my favorite Antique shop in Gardnerville, Nv Cheshire Antiques the same place I got my Candy Cabinet from...To see my Candy Cabinet click Here...



I shopped my house and found these plates (under the bed) and being there were red just knew I could put them on this wall...Painted an old frame red to make them Pop more...




Singer sewing machine drawer...I keep my fabric softener sheets in it...






My olden soap box collection...L♥ve these...These are still full





I love my old Ball fruit jar turned lamp...filled it with clothes pins







A few of my old irons...



My "boot saver" rack I use to hang clothes hangers on.


My little child's ironing board and scrub board...A pillow duster hangs down from the soap shelf...



Another pillow duster...


I love the way Tool kit did this window for me...adds much needed light... I call this my "Little House on the Prairie" bonnet ha ha!! That's my old Sassafras broom hanging from a horse collar hanger... Girls I have had this broom for over 20 years and still use it every day...It cost more than one from the Dollar store but will tell you it's so worth the $$...



Tool Kit also added one of my old glass door knobs to the outhouse bathroom door and trimmed it all out to match...



One day I will show you my outhouse bathroom...if you promise not to laugh!! I know I'm so weird but I have always loved things that I don't see in other peoples house...told you I march to a guitar with a few strings missing ha ha!! I still have 2 rolls of the paper left so I think I'll redo my outhouse with it...



This bead board wall paper was so easy to put up and it does look and feel like the real stuff at half the cost and time... I love that I can paint it if I get tired of the white.


Looking in from my living room...This laundry room/hallway was one of the first addition we did to this one room cabin...if you're like to see how it started click here...



Thank you all for coming by and seeing me today...I'm joining these parties this week as I'm just a party animal...





Courtney at "FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE"

Cindy at "My Romantic Home" for show-n-tell Friday

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Glria


ps. I almost forgot to tell my Tool Kit Thanks Darling, Love you to the moon and back!!

30 comments:

Marydon said...

As enjoyable today as it was before to see all your fabulous treasures, Gloria.
Tell me tho, how did you do the red/white toile door curtains ... that is so neat gathered up like this.

Hope you are healing better every day, my friend. Sure have missed you & continue to pray for you.

Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Cool tool kit, Gloria! I guess I could get more done around my house if I added "kit" to what I call him sometimes! ; )

I don't remember if I saw this post two years ago, Gloria, but I love the idea of the plates on the wall and then a frame over them. Do you still have that up?

NanaDiana said...

Hi Gloria! I am glad you did a repost because as a newer follower it is one that I have not seen before. Love it- you did a great job there! xo Diana

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, I see so many items my grandmother had in her home. it brings back sweet memories.

love the red and white toile topper.

please keep getting better and sharing your home with us.

much love
Sonny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is just about the cutest ever. You do have some of the most fascinating things and they are all displayed so beautifully. Loved the tour. Hugs, marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How fun, Gloria! "Tool Kit" did a great job! lol I love that toile topper and, of course, those red transferware plates in the frame! So clever! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Debbiedoo's said...

Love your laundry room. You have some of the neatest things in there. I may have seen it before, but I loved seeing it now. I just finished my laundry room, and so wish I had some older vintage things in there.

onlymehere said...

A post definitely worth repeating! You have the most adorable laundry room. Love it still!

Mari said...

Hi sweet Gloria,
Well I must say that is one gorgeous laundry room, I love your toile curtains, just beautiful....and what an amazing collection of ole soap boxes.....
It must be a pleasure doing yor laundry in that beautiful room, well if one must do laundry why not in beautiful surroundings....ha!!!!

Have a great weekend :-)
Smiles~
Mari

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

I loved getting a peek into that pretty laundry room again...thanks for posting it! Girl, that beadboard wallpaper is sooo pretty...love it! Hey...do you still have that gorgeous red toile valance up on your door? Oooh...you know how I love toile! I really do love your "olden" laundry room! Loved getting to see all of the antique washing paraphanalia...awesome!!!

Hmmm...I do know what is different now, though! No more outhouse bathroom! Hehe! Did you guys get your bath remodel finished yet? I'm really anxious to see it! Loved the photos that you've shared so far!!!

How are you doing, Sis? Hope that all is well in your neck of the woods. I'm doing better...finally broke down and went to the Drs. on Monday. Sure enough...they put me on steroids again for the bronchitis...they sure do help. You guys have a terrific weekend...

Love you so much!
Chari

Dreamgoddess said...

Gloria, what a fabulous post! Let me tell you, my friend, if I had a laundry room that looked like yours, I wouldn't ever complain about doing laundry again.

Your collection of soap boxes is wonderful and I love the old irons. The toile and plates are so perfect together!

It's all simply gorgeous!

AllyJo said...

I enjoyed this so much. I've wanted a soap box collection for years. Where do you find yours.

momto8 said...

well thanks for reposting so I got to see it!!

lvroftiques said...

Gloria could your laundry room BE any cuter?!...I think not!! My jaw dropped at that toile curtain! And that really does look like a Little House on the Prairie cap! Or Holly Hobbie! *winks* Love it! Actually I love everything...once again..Even your darn laundry room is better than any room in my house *winks*...No fair! Lol! Vanna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Gloria,
I so enjoy seeing your rooms in your amzing home!!
LOVE this room and EVERYTHING in it!!
I especially adore the red transferware dishes in the frame on the wall. And the mason jar lamp. LOVE that lamp shade!!
It is always such a pleasure to visit with you and gaze at all of your wonderful eye candy!!

Hugs,
Deb

Kathleen said...

Hi gloria!
What an interesting laundry room! So msny treasures!
Mine is very boring!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I love the toile cyrtain too!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You have got one of the MOST interesting homes ever!! I need to get over here and check on you more often. Like me you back off from posting and then go at it with a vengence..renewed and ready to post your li'l old heart out.
I loved your photo..but wanted a better look at that old clock!!
Lovely trim in your door too!

You are such a good seamstress and it seems if you want something..NOT a problem. You just whip it up on your sewing machine.
I don't remember this post but it sure is a nice one!!!

Madeline's Album said...

Everything looks good. You always have a great post. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Kasia said...

I LOVE your old style irons, washing stuff and... EVERYTHING!!! Im so jealous! (In a good way!) :D You have some absolutely astounding goodies!

Hugs,

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! Oh, I've loved this post as much today as I did back then! Again, I love all of your 'things'! They are all so wonderful. I hope you're feeling good and taking care of yourself.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

bj said...

What a fun place to do laundry....you have a mighty cute room here.:)
I have wanted one of the beautiful olden wringers for years. I stalked ebay but never could find one I could afford. Yours is really neat.

Hope you are getting stronger ea day,sister friend. You have really had a time of it all. Time to start feeling stronger and better and ....
get out there and buy some more neat stuff for your cute house.:)
Love and kisses, bj

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I remember this post and all of your wonderful old treasures in this room. I had so much fun seeing them again. I also remember your whistle. I thought I'd find one for myself, but I've never seen a beauty like yours, and I'm sure no dinky little whistle would do the job at my house. You have collected such unique and wonderful things. I'm always amazed when I see your fab collections. Hope you are doing well, my sweet friend. Hugs, laurie

Richard Cottrell said...

Your tool kit does a beautiful job. I have not tried the bead board wall paper but it is on my list. I love the way your room turned out. makes it so much fun to wash the dirty cloths. I wish I had a tool kit, as i have lots of projects that need a doing. miss ya. hope all is well and spring is coming.Richard from My old Historic House.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Gloria: I just found your blog after following French Country Cottage and I liked what I saw! Tool Belt!! I've got one of those, but wasn't smart enough to give him that name first. I once dated a guy who had a white Mercury named Casper! Used to watch him on cartoons. The ghost not the guy! Come over and visit at the Cottage..Judy

Tootsie said...

you know that you are killing me!!! I have an unfinished mess of a room to do laundry in!!! bare cement walls and floor!!! ugly!
I love this room mom...all of your posts are always sharing something to add to my list!!! You have such great taste and creative ideas...I just love your home!
I think if I had a room like this for my washer and dryer...I might not hate doing laundry so much!
Love you sweet mom!!! missing you lots and hope you are resting as much as you can!!!
xoxo

Pamela said...

Thanx for sharing an older post Gloria! I love all of your antiques and you have to get ya some more Roos and just hide um when she comes over!;)

xinex said...

I need me one of those tool kits, Gloria, lol.I love all your antiques and vintage items. You have the neatest collections....Christine

trash talk said...

Good grief girl...you got quite a treasure trove just in that laundry room. Your stuff is amazing...and so is your tool kit. Mine is just that...a tool!
If you're ever in Texas bring that guitar. I'll accompany you with my spoons!
Deb

Honey at 2805 said...

Your laundry room is just terrific, filled with fun treasures. Mine, it's filled with laundry!

Love your "tool kit" and am glad to hear it works for you even though you have to keep a stock of them on hand!

Looking forward to seeing your outhouse. Now that's probably not something you hear every day..

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love this post Gloria.

Did you get the note I sent via Facebook, about the camera?