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.