Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Barn Board Scrub-Down

It's a beautiful sunny day here in the village, and I'm spending it scrubbing down the barn boards for Elliott's room.

   A couple friends of ours took down a barn and graciously allowed us to take some of the worn boards.  When we first got them, they were a warm grey that I loved.  But it turns out they are much more brown now that I've done the scrubbing.  I guess the grey patina was really mud.  Yes, I scrubbed them by hand.  I thought our power washer would take off too much of the patina, er... mud.

I began this job on my front steps, but I was concerned that my neighbours would think I was crazy.
So I moved the project to the backyard.

Gilmore was extremely helpful, especially with the hose.

  We are putting up this really cool treatment on his headboard wall.  I got the inspiration from this image from Jute Interior Design via houzz:

  Hopefully Jay gets some time to install the boards this week.  I can't wait for this room to come together.  I love the way things are turning out and I'm having so much fun working on it, now that the wallpaper stripping is done.

xo Meg


  1. I can't wait for the room to come together either! I've always loved the look of your inspiration room... I think it's so great for a boy!

  2. This is going to be good! I've been wanting to do one of these walls in our house too.

  3. I've just installed iStripper, so I can watch the best virtual strippers on my desktop.