Look at this face… it’s a happy face. Recently, we had the opportunity to save some vintage barn board. We learned this crumbling old farm house was going to be burned down, it obviously wasn’t safe anymore, and really couldn’t be used for much. So, we sprang into action, crowbars in hand, so we could save those lovely, chippy boards.
But what’s the plan for all those boards, you might be asking? Well, this might sound crazy but… we wanted to rebuild that old barn board wall in a new location. And, here she is…
My husband and I were tasked with, how to make this entrance area (at work), a little more welcoming. The current entrance was a bit cold, not so inviting, and the giant cube of doors was a little awkward. Sore thumb syndrome. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
See how it sort of jets out, and looks like it doesn’t belong? We had to figure out a non-demo way to incorporate it into the space and get it looking like it belongs there. Enter the barn board…
I mean look at this place! And, look at those boards! Years of chipped paint, weathered to perfection. This was the ticket!
As we collected board after board, (this is our idea of a great date day), I was trying to scam ways to keep some for myself. But, no cigar. So we loaded up the trailer and took it to its new home.
After that, it was about re-assembly. The siding boards from the old farmhouse still fit together perfectly. We used new lumber to frame out the edges to give it a nice clean look.
And, here she sits today, looking like she belongs. The new home is an outdoorsy kind of place, so all these vintage boards, fit right in! So gorgeous!
Here’s a close up of where the old meets new… fantastic!
I need a wall like this in my house. I call dibs on the next farmhouse!! Speaking of that old beauty, let’s take another peek at that old looker…
Isn’t that interior turquoise, the BEST?! That was such a great surprise.
Ring ring! Anybody home?
Thanks old gal. You will be truly appreciated for many, many, years to come!