Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Some Elbow Grease and Shinola

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Ever get the hankerin’ to spruce up the old nest?

 
Sure you do!


Besides doing laundry all day yesterday and cleaning the house, I’ve been adding a few touches to the laundry room – which we remodeled last September.  Over time I have found some antique school chalkboard slates, 1920’s black and white school photos, wood shoe molds, more galvanized scoops and the Shinola shoe polish tin.  Love the graphics on these old tins!


I will most likely tweak the vignette even more, but here is the end
result.


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The yard long black and white military picture is from 1958 and it is the perfect size to sit up on the shelf.  The French Laundry sign (below) initially sat on the shelf, however I think I prefer the military photo better.

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Housekeeping rooms, need I say more? 
Have a beautiful day!



19 comments:

marie said...

I love your laundry...I love the new arrangement on the lower shelf too! The room is so warm and cozy. I would actually enjoy doing laundry in that space. I think I need to cozy up my laundry space. Thanks for the inspiration Becky!

Hope you are well!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Ph, how charming!

Your collections and tidbits all work so perfectly together!

LOVE it - what a pleasant place to do laundry chores now. Very well done!

Stacey said...

Well that's just perfect! You've inspired me to work on my laundry room. It's somewhat blank.

Sinta Renee said...

It doesn't look like your laundry room gets used! Could that be? It's actually too cute to use:)

Vee said...

Oh that little embroidered scene in the last photo is so darling. Somehow makes me feel cooler...

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Your laundry is lovely, I really enjoyed all the details...
I like your blog's header a lot.
Besos from Argentina!
Silvina

chris mckinley said...

Love your laundry room!! And I agree the military photo is the one!

LeAnn said...

The Queen of vignettes does it again:) What a fun place to do laundry. I have to do laundry in our dungeon and dream of one day having a lovely room to do the chore that I tend to put off until we are out of underwear...lol!! Very very cute my friend.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

It all looks so nice, makes me want to go in and do some laundry! Have a lovely day, Pam xx

Kris said...

Love the laundry room! I have been cleaning ALL day. I am so tired, I can't sleep!!!
xo Kris

Kathleen Grace said...

Your laundry room is so cute! I'm still doing laundry in the dungeon, aka basement so this room goes on my Pinterest dream board:>)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I should get busy and do that. Some sprucing, I mean. As always, you've done a great job! It looks perfect. I don't have a laundry room but HOW I wish I did.

I'm so sorry if I scared you away with my story. I didn't mean to do that.

Mimi Sue said...

I wouldn't mind doing laundry in your adorable laundry room. Love that military yard long. It looks like the Women's Army Corp and my mom was one of them during WWII! Mimi

Claudia said...

You have such a great sense of style, Becky. It's so nice to see photos of your lovely home.

xo
Claudia

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky,thanks for stopping by to see me. I always like to see that little corner shelf in your washroom...nice chippy paint....love it! I have a corner shelf myself,and I need to find a corner to hang it :)
Blessings friend

Did you read on my blog where my little Boston Terrier, Duke passed away. He was 14 and very tired :(
I miss him so much,but I realize it was for the best. He had to be carried outside and back in and I am in shape to do it,although I struggled trying my best to hang on to him as long as I could. My daughter came up and took him out for me one morning,and when my grandson came back later to bring him in,he was dead. There was some blood,and I believe now a snake may have bitten him. I just pray he didn't suffer before breathing his last. I asked God to take him so I wouldn't have to make the choice to have him put down,but I wanted him to go while sleeping snug in his bed. Either way I trust God...he knows best. Just wanted you to know because I know how much your pets mean to you.....I hope they are well and happy :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sigh. Your laundry room is so charming, I could sit there and have my morning coffee! Our laundry is in the dark basement, AND the washing machine washed its last load on Saturday. I was saving for a new couch, but lucky me, I get to buy a new washer instead!

Thanks for the tour, Becky!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the shelves you've used to showcase your fun antiques! I think it really adds to the real look of the old things! Love your big sink in the laundry area. They sure come in handy, don't they? Enjoy your evening my friend!

Elsie said...

Hi Becky~ Glad to see you post. I love all of your good stuff and the way you have it arranged. You are good when it comes to arrangements. Looks great!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It would be a pleasure to do laundry in this beautiful room. All your treasures are so precious especially the old photos.