Turning a Dull Mudroom Into a Bit of Victorian Whimsey
The entry to our Lake Home was always like walking into a crowded closet. And yet, that's where everybody entered.
We started by collecting bits of Victorian bric brac from our local salvage yards along with old spindles and door knobs and rusted hooks.
Using clear coat we were able to preserve the great antique finish and keep it clean for coats, hats and outerwear.
We found an old door header and Victorian porch trim as well and added an assortment of single doorknobs. We aged pieces of wood with a coat of Elmer's Glue and before it was dry topped the glue coat with a coat of white paint. Voila! It aged perfectly.
We painted the wall creamy yellow and the door wine red...symbol of hospitality. Then mounted the coat and hat racks to the wall with sturdy anchors. We hung pieces at different heights to accommodate all ages.
We created a "hook Gallery" on the narrow wall. Coats and hats are now easy to hang and find.
Welcome! Hang up your coat and hat!