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Vintage Milk Glass Shade Adds Class to Mud Room

If you have children, mud rooms are an essential part of the home particularly if you live in a state that requires drippy outerwear for months out of the year. You people in Maine know what I’m talking about! Mud rooms can range from  a simple space in the garage where you can line up wet boots and hang snow pants to a more spacious room inside the house proper with an easily cleaned floor, hanging space, and a spot to capture keys and other necessities of the day.

This mud room boasts many of these features in a way that is not only functional but visually interesting. From the beautiful herringbone pattern of the brick floor to the wainscoting of the cubbies, this mud room serves as an inviting entry into the home and will certainly make getting out the door much easier. We also love the addition of the vintage milk glass shade above the door! This fixture is much like our 8″ Fluted Milk Glass Pendant with Cotton Twist Cord, part of our collection of Milk Glass Shades available only on Vintage Barn Lighting.

Milk glass shades get their name from their milky white opaque color although milk glass can come in a variety of shades including blue, pink, yellow, even black. It was first made in Venice in the 16th century and was highly popular with the wealthy elite of the Gilded Age.

Our 8″ Fluted Milk Glass Shade features your choice of a brass or nickel socket and a vintage cotton twist cord available in several colors. You can use a single bulb in this fixture or opt for the Twinlite Socket Adapter which allows the use of two bulbs for a unique look. And don’t forget to check out the Nostalgic Style Edison Light Bulbs which will put the crowning touch on your vintage fixture!

Top photo courtesy of Crisp Architects

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