Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Barn week - Day 3

This week we're going on a journey through our barn process.
Be sure to see the previous posts by clicking the big banner at the top of the page.

Old barn: gone.
New barn: started.
We had a whole new concrete slab poured. A fresh start.

I'm a big believer in making old things work for your lifestyle. I don't want antiques in my home if they're ugly. But if I can paint them and make them work for current times, I'll do it!

And as much as I looooved old barn, it wasn't working for us. It was dangerous.
We salvaged as much barn wood as possible and started fresh with something that will work for us for many years to come!

We ordered rough cut pine from Amish craftsmen in Ohio and had it shipped in.
Oh my heck... it's absolutely beautiful! Big huge chunky wood.
We wanted a big solid wood barn. Something you don't see much of these days.

Our building crew was so great!
They worked in extreme heat, extreme humidity, and thanks to this crazy Kansas summer, they worked through lightning, thunder, and flooding.

If you had asked me a few months ago what "eight by eight" meant, I'd have had no idea.
Now, I know. And trust me, it's a very good thing.

This, apparently, was "green day". I teased them that they all coordinated nicely.

I tried to take lemonade, fresh iced tea, and homemade cookies out to them as often as possible.
They worked so hard!

You have just GOT to come back tomorrow!


Suzanne said...

It is looking beautiful!! I love that last picture w/ the ceiling and the windows!! Can't wait for the next post!!

Toni :O) said...

Oh wow, just wow! Something about constructing a brand new barn is so magical! See ya tomorrow. !

woolies said...

Would love to be watching this barn go up in person! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I wish I lived close enough to borrow your barn for a wedding! I want to get married in a barn (and being in Southern California, it's not an easy thing to come by!) Looking amazing so far!!!!

Erica said...

Oh my goodness I can't wait to see it tomorrow.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

Looking so purty! :)

Anonymous said...

How very exciting!

regehrslife said...

What are you doing with all the old wood?

regehrslife said...

What are you doing with all the old wood?

Nicole said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see more! I love the last picture look up at the ceiling!

Jennifer said...

Love it - Yeah for Ohio - you see a lot of barns and this look back home.