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Monday, September 29, 2008

Tackle-It Tuesdays!!! #10


Yes- Inspiration Day is here!

Again, this is actually a day I look forward to so I can try and top what I did last week!
(Silly, yes I know)


This week I tackled the Roll-Top Desk...
She is a beauty, given to me by my brother and sister-in-law...and I just adore her.
The greatest thing about her is she has the ability to hide a HUMONGOUS clutter mess! You simply roll the top down. You can even lock your mess up inside, so looky-loo's wont be tempted to peek!

Let's call her Rachel....

Here Rachel is completely open and showing you my huge messy clutter that I keep secretly hidden. I can safely walk past Rachel and not even flinch, knowing my secret is safe inside.
In fact, even the burglars didn't open up Rachel and I didn't have it locked! Maybe it was all the dust all over her...looked like it hadn't be opened in years! (giggle)
Now what is a laundry basket filled with toys doing under Rachel? Well, when we "tackled" the toy/craft room, we made a basket of toys to donate...and there they patiently sit...how long has it been?...a month of two? Yikes!
Rachel holds our old cassette tapes (that we just cant throw out), wrapping paper, party bags, drink coaster collection, matchbook collection, misc. papers from who knows what...and our stereo, that I got when I turned 21~ Yikes!
That means it is officially 20 years old as of last Wednesday! OUCH!!!





Up close and personal











All our CD's and our dust collection



















Whew! Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning up the mess...
















This is the famous birthday ribbon drawer. My daughter is fascinated by the big spools of colored ribbon.

















Yes, I thought it was time to clean Rachel up...















Ahhh....Looking good!.....















Rachel all clean and organized!

















Bonus: I LOVE LOVE LOVE magazines, and I found these in Rachel's last drawer. When I was all done, I treated myself to an ice tea, and sat down and poured back over these magazines!
(Then I recycled them)

Taaaahhhhh Dahhhhhhh!

13 comments:

earthlingorgeous said...

Rachel looks happy all clean and looking new! I so love your playlist here :) I haven't heard some of it in ages.

Heidi Boos said...

Beautiful job! We all have these secret hiding places, don't we? So glad you treated yourself to some relaxation after it was all done.

AmyG said...

Rachel is beautiful. You did a great job with your tackle!

Sherry said...

Rachel is absolutely georgeous inside and out! :D Great job!! :D

Susie said...

What a great tackle and a beautiful desk!! Good for you:-)

womaninawindow said...

Sorry, Rachel looks great, but is that a big antique bowl with your magazines? I love bowwwwlllssss. (drooling)

Frugal Finds said...

Nice desk!!!

happyathome said...

Don't you love an organized desk? It is usually a problem keeping it that way and ends up being another tackle later! Looks good! Stop by my Tackle it Tuesday for a garden breakdown!
http://www.lifeislikechampagneblog.com/

Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

The desk looks fabulous! It will saty organized longer than you think. Thanks God for Tuesday inspiration eh?



I have two blog post this Tuesday. Photos of our typical morning on my personal blog at http://heartofwisdom.com/heartathome and an explanation of changes we are making at my homeschool blog
http://heartofwisdom.com/blog

Karen said...

I think I need to get a clutter-hiding desk too!

Karen said...

That is beautiful. She does look like a happy Rachel. LOL

Kate said...

Great job! Rachel looks just lovely now. And how awesome that you got to take a little break when you were done.

BarbaraLee said...

It is a beautiful desk. Do you do bills there or is it just for looks?