Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Today, I'm sharing my mudroom entryway with you.  I've never shared it with you as if you were
coming from the outside entering into the room, so that's how I'll be sharing it with you today.
 I've also made some fall changes to the room that I thought would be nice to share as well.

For those of you who are new to my blog, the roses in the above and below picture are called
A Shropshire Lad, and I bought them from the David Austin Rose Catalog.

I brought some hydrangeas and lavender into the room to bring in some fall color.  The french door
leads into what used to be the garage.  We started remodeling it a few years ago to turn it into a
playroom/family room.  Well, with the economy the way it is, we've since ran out of money, so that's
a project that will just have to wait.  We use it for storage right now, as you can see. ;-)

I designed the closets to create the nook and to have plenty of display space for all of my
enamelware collection.  We then hired a contractor to frame it all out and sheetrock and build
shelves inside the closets.  We also had him open up the exterior wall and install the french door that
leads to the carport.  My husband and I installed all of the trim molding and bead board paneling.

Below, I simply bent the stem to hang the hydrangea from the top edge of the vintage ironstone
platter.  It dried beautifully and will make a long lasting fall display.

The mudroom enters into the laundry room area, which then leads into the kitchen.  This
room used to be part of the garage and was the previous owner's workshop at one time.  By
the time we bought the house, they had turned it into a guest bedroom.  When we decided to
remodel the garage to turn it into a playroom/family room, I thought this room would make a
perfect entrance to carry groceries in from the carport to the kitchen.

Well, that's it for today.  Next, I'll be sharing updated photos of my laundry room, and then
onto my kitchen and so forth.

Linking to these fun and inspiring parties:

I hope your September is off to a great start.  It's still very hot here... in the mid to high 90's all
week this week... ugh.  I sure can't wait for that really nice 70-80 degree fall weather.

Have a great day everyone!

'Til next time...

~ Jo :-)


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