Monday, March 22, 2010

The Mud Room

The Mud Room. This is technically the "entry" to our house in Asti.
This photo was taken when we first moved in.

Another photo of the mud room last year.
We were fortunate to inherit this lovely antique "settle" from the previous owners, as well as the decorative wooden farm implements.

I found these grape botanicals at the flea market and framed them myself for over the bench. I also made some feed sack pillows to personalize the space, but those wooden farm implements were starting to bug me. They were always in the way and getting knocked off the wall.

The mud room last weekend.
Notice the difference?

I found this burlap sack at the flea market for $20 and framed it.
I don't know what this says in French, I'm just glad it replaced the wooden farm implements!

Since the walls are Venetian Plaster, there was no way to patch the large holes from the brackets that held the tools. The new addition hides the holes nicely!

Looking through the door from the side porch, I am loving the new rustic framed burlap sack.
For sale: one wooden rake and two wooden pitchforks!
Never been "used!"

I'm joining Kimm at Reinvented for the first time for "Trash to Treasure Tuesday!"
Please visit her website to see what others are reinventing.

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savvycityfarmer said...

it simply says ... "c'mon in" ...

can I stay for supper?

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice change! Can't help with the French, however, maybe someone will come along and translate for you.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Delores, I love your mudroom. You have the pillow from Wisteria I have been wanting. I love the framed piece. You can google for the translation of that. I did for my grain sack pillow I bought. My sister is wanting rakes like that so bad. Wish we lived close to you. She found one at the flea market the other day and was going to try and talk her husband into getting it. It isn't as nice as the ones you have.

Kathysue said...

Delores I love this new change to the mudroom. That looks wonderful in a frame. I am sure someone out there will be able to translate it for you. Even if you don't know what it says, it still looks amazing!! I see a familiar photo, I will have it posted on Saturday, be sure and come by and see your room on another blog, Kathysue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love the changes you've made Delores. The pillow is incredible. Wondering what you're going to do with the farm implements. Knowing you it will be something incredible..
hugs ~lynne~

niartist said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! :) Thanks for popping in to the bathroom update post. I hope it's going to be finished soon, and that you'll love it! :)

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Love your mudroom! That settle is something else! I loved the forks and rake too!

I believe your sign is talking about powdered sulfur...100 kilos? Did the sack smell like sulpur???

The Little Red Shop said...

What a wonderful space. That bench is fantastic and your framed sac est magnifique! : ) It is great!

: )

Julie M.

ps ditto on the google. There are several wonderful translators available online. Unfortunately, my French is not up to par...

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Love your mud's all about where to sit and yours is a beauty! The framed piece was the perfect solution to the plaster wall/fork intrusion dilemma!

Be Colorful Coastal said...

A great solution. I like seeing the burlap look in this way too. The whole space just seems to have a nice clean look. That's saying something for a mud room :)
Pam @ becolorful

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm lovin' your mudroom...such a beautiful clean look! Hope you have a FUN week...stop by at NTT:)


Heidi said...

HI Delores,
I like the change to the room. I can't stand it when the "decor" gets in the way of "living"! Glad you found a replacement for the farm tools. The framed sack looks great. Sorry I can't help you with the French. The one class I took only taught me how to order food in a restaurant, and I've even forgotten that! I could help you with a little Italian, and some German if you ever need it!
Have a great day my friend!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Delores,
Lovely mud room the "settle" is amazing! I am a big fan of pillows and the seed sac pillows you made have the perfect touch for your settle. I think there are times when we have to sew what we really want to get the perfect look we are after.
Take care and enjoy your day,

Gwen said... this look! For the translation...try Works great!

Burlap Luxe said...

Ms. "D"
Your blog is absolutely breath taking I need a LUNG TRANSPLANT it took my breath away.
I will be back to take your site in later this evening when I can sit and have time to enjoy your inspiration.

Interior Design
Designer Model Home Estates.

Lila said...

I love that mud room! I think your "Settle" is a perfect piece.
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh, I am such a ninny - I even love your mudroom! All of my comments on your blog sound the same. How wonderful that the previous owners left that great settle, and I love the burlap pillows on it. Your framed burlap is the perfect addition for the room. laurie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love your Mud room girl...I also loved the old racks you had there...I have on in my guest bathroom ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day on your piece of Calif. my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Room to Inspire said...

What a beautiful mudroom! And a lovely blog - I am off to follow it right away.


Unknown said...

Hi... lovely blog.Your sack is an old 100 kilos of 'inedible sulphur' [industrial sulphur].The rest is the company and the region [Herault].

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