Monday, February 2, 2015

Mud/Laundry Room/Roman & Princess's Bedroom

                   One room (almost down) and many, many more rooms to go!

The mud room is painted and decorated, except for staining the floor and removing the huge water heater.  Once replaced with a tankless water heater, there will be a space for an antique porcelain soaking sink original to the house. 

Every wall had pantries and a long counter with red linoleum, which we removed.  I couldn't find the chip with the photos.   The before photos here are after they were all removed and sheetrock put up. The room was a dirty yellow, but now is oyster white and porcini gray. I replaced all the plastic switch and outlet covers with stainless steel.

This is now where the washer, dryer and shelving is.  Once we remove the water heater, we will have an antique soaking sink in this spot maybe with an antique cupboard above to store things.  The floors cannot be sanded enough to remove the black stain, so I will just re-stain the floors in dark walnut so that the lines from the linoleum tiles will not show. 

Antique hangers.

Original milkglass fixture.

Looking from the kitchen into the mudroom was where the original hookup for the washer and dryer was.  I had them placed on the left wall so that a cupboard could be placed in the doorway for something nice to look at from the kitchen.

This is what you see now.

Another original milkglass fixture.

To the right of the cupboard I placed my white-painted meal bin and the old shelves above.

My collection of birds' nests, eggs and feathers are on the shelf with my board paintings above.

This is my prized screech owl egg that was left in the nesting box.  It deserves its own dish.

The windowsill next to the door.

The opposite wall has my chalkboard for reminders.

Magnet owls from National Wildlife Federation.

Magnet animal tracks from Orvis.

An unusual black and white board painting.  I found this in a Maine antiques shop on a vacation, but I'm sure it made its way from Florida via a snowbird.

A place for my faux bois wool rug from Pottery Barn.

This room also serves as Roman and Princess's bedroom, so they got to choose one picture, of course it would be a chow!

The border of the room's flooring all had to be replaced when the pantries were ripped out, so that will also be stained.

Another unusual board painting in the form of a postcard found in Pennsylvania.

Old crocks and ginger beer bottles atop the PA Dutch cupboard from Berks County, PA.  

Added at the request of my mother, a view from the kitchen into the mudroom.

                                                              On to the next room!

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