This mess is just a fraction of the mess we had sprawled across our house this weekend! We have pretty much settled the college kids back home, but there was a pile of things that need to be stored until the fall. Our attic, however, has been accumulating stuff for 24 years! This is not a walk up attic. We access it using a pull-down ladder and then have to crawl around on the “super-floor” my husband built. Anyway, some things had been up there quilt a while – like old college notes and work presentations. We did a massive overhaul of everything stored up there. Each kid has one large plastic bin to be used as a “memory bin.” Special stuffed animals, blankets, etc., We have a lot of our classic toys stored up there, too, for the grand kids someday! It was fun going through some of the items that we sorted into: recycle, garage sale and garbage. I’ll be sharing a few fun finds down the road.
My husband had his college binders in these wonderful wooden cantaloupe crates. We have no idea where we got them! We decided to use them around the house. I hope they aren’t too “college-dormish”. My house isn’t exactly rustic in style, but our family room has touches of nautical elements (a post on that later, too.) I think this fits in a bit with the nautical theme.
They also add a little vertical interest in some fairly large horizontal plains.
It’s fun for now! Who knows, maybe my son will take them off to college in the fall. But for now, we’ll enjoy them!
I like them! Such a good idea to use these for decorating!
Love those creates… great idea to use them around the house.
I love the crates. They have such a great aged look to them too. They add a lot of character. I can’t believe you just spent one weekend on 24 years of storage. Good for you.
So funny, how parralel our lives are…Elizabeth came home from college and we did the same thing! We pulled out everything from old dress up clothes, everything in all of our closets, under beds, looked at old home videos, went through “memory boxes”, but most importantantly made lots of trips to good will and parted with many things we have been “holding” onto…..I haven’t been blogging for the past three weeks as we have been busy with her home but I got on today and read this and had to laugh! I still have a few pile to go through but am glad that is behind me! I wasn’t brave enough to put it on my blog! It looked like the “hoarding show” when we had everything out to decide what to do with it!