Friday, June 28, 2013

Little barnhouse update and some country inspiration




The past six weeks have flown by and while most of the work is currently happening inside this little place the one major thing we're doing to the exterior is giving it a big dose of barn red paint!   We are in the process of painting now and I just love it!  I couldn't wait to share-even though we're not finished yet.

  
The deck on the left will also be rebuilt and modified. It has a cat walk on one side of the house that neither of us like so it will be removed.


I  bought a few lights for the exterior from Barn Light Electric. The galvanized look is perfect against the red.

 

 
 And on the inside....

The interior was gutted several weeks ago and bundles of white oak hardwood for the floors have been acclimating nicely in the living area.    The two large windows were just installed. This room had small windows which didn't take advantage of the beautiful views outside.




The post and beam construction will be interesting to work with in this long narrow space. The post here is off center and most of the beams were painted with several layers of enamel paint :(. 





We hired a contractor to rebuild the stairs- they were quite narrow and a bit steep. We haven't decided on the type of railing just yet.



I am so happy the demo portion  is done in here.  Now on to some interior kitchen inspiration!
 
First, I tested a new grey based stain on some sample pieces of the hardwood floor. I really like the muted tone, it's very grey brown. Love it!



Since we also gutted  the space in the tiny kitchen, I've been gathering photos which really capture the look and feel I would like to achieve.  A simple understated country feel is the goal as in the photos here....

image via pinterest



image via pinterest
image via pinterest


And while the days spent here are always busy busy, the evenings are for enjoying the local wine, the warm summer weather, and more beautiful views!


Cheers and happy summer to you :)!!


6 comments:

  1. Hi, Sarah!
    First of all, such a treat to enjoy this post. I know how busy you are with the renovation. The grey stain looks divine: earthy yet mellow. And your exterior red paint reminds me of the red barn color throughout Sweden. Can't wait to see more, my friend :)
    Happy summer, and a wonderful 4th ahead!!
    x Loi

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  2. Hi Sarah, found your blog and love the inspiration! Do you mind sharing what gray stain you used? And also do you have a tutorial on how to frame and plaster cabinetry? I love what your husband did to the bathroom and kitchen, gorgeous. We just moved to a country house with a very 70s vibe and looking to make everything feel old and homey. I'd love to do my baby's bathroom sink this way. Thanks a lot!

    Shenshen

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