Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back Hallway and Hoosier Cabinet

I really thought that I might wow you all and put up two posts in as many days, but it just wasn't meant to be!

I did have a very enjoyable evening out last night with a bunch of other homeschool moms. Yes, we are still technically homeschoolers, even though Cammi is taking 2 classes at the high school this year.  

So one of the things that I have done along with the overall painting downstairs was paint a chalk board strip on my back hallway. 
This is what greets most people when they enter the house, since most use the back door. You can see, it is also where all of our "stuff" gets dropped when we come home.  I actually cleaned it up some for this shot! 

I knew that we had to have places to hang coats and such here, so when I started talking about what to use, DH remembered the coatracks that were in the old church.  So we contacted the new owners and sure enough there was still one there.  There were originally at least 4, but no idea what happened to the rest of them.  

I'm not great at fancy handwriting, but it's fun coming up with things to write on the chalkboard.
Part of the reason that we wanted to make the kitchen larger was to be able to move my Hoosier cabinet in there.  This originally belonged to my great-grandma.  
Since this is meant to be a kitchen piece, I thought that I would fill it with kitchen items.
The red recipe box was my grandma's and has her recipes still in it. 
Yes, the chocolate chips are a temptation. ;)
Love cookbooks!!



Linking to:

TDC Before and After


  1. Rhonda,
    Love your Hoosier cabinet. My grandmother had one just like it, and I restored it years ago, but had to let it go in one of my moves. Great to see such a beautiful piece.

  2. That is sad. I'm finding the older I get, the more I appreciate the family pieces!

  3. The hoosier cabinet is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x