I've made a rather dramatic switch from the romance of my last post, to the mundane. It doesn't get more down to earth than a utility room. I was tempted to use the word laundry for this space, but that turns out to be too romantic a word for this eensy space.
We recently replaced our hot water heater, and the change necessitated the removal of a very small freezer that we had in here. It was the smallest freezer on the market (probably in the world), and served us well when the whole family still lived in town. But those days are past.
After the freezer left, I couldn't stand the thought of bringing it back in. We live in a charming little house, but there are tiny rooms, and very little storage. The before picture is below, taken right after the work was finished, and a few things shoved back into the room.
This, was replaced with. . .
A chippy Canton, Texas table, a wood soap box that I found two days ago, and a fleamarket basket. We're working with some serious backlighting here, so the first thing I did was hang a curtain.
Two nails, and a netted lace runner later. . . .
The curtain shields a bad view, but still lets the sunlight in.
The box will keep loads of stuff on hand while giving me that time travel feeling. But I wish I could keep plants here.
I'd love to do a table skirt at some point. I could hide even more away under here.
For now, the basket stows paper products that we buy in large quantities.
It's dressed up with a lace edged valance from the thrift store.
There's a lot of wall space to dress up too if I want.
I found this wonderful old jar for in here the same day. I love the rusty old clasp.
The glass lid is turning purple.
If I squint my eyes a little against the light I can imagine I'm in an old farmhouse.
A real tiny one. . . .
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