Friday, September 28, 2012

The BARN Project

Most (or all) of the posts I write are house or house related projects. So today, I thought I'd share a project DH has been working on for the past few weeks; painting the barn.

I neglected to take 'before' pictures but these are some pictures I shot this morning of 'during'. The barn was white (but very weathered) and DH took a wire wheel grinder to the WHOLE THING. Yes, he's tenacious like that. I mean that in a good way! It took him HOURS and HOURS of standing in the bucket of a the bucket truck moving his arms up and down, over and over again. I would have gotten sick of it and given up LONG before I was done but not him. (One of the many reasons why he's MY man.) So these pictures show the barn in it's 'stripped' condition. Today he is priming it so hopefully I will have some 'after' pictures to show you soon.

I couldn't help but include this 'distant' shot with the windmill in the foreground.

This is the end of the barn that faces the house. DH is planning to remove the spouting and
Yours Truly is thinking that a huge lighted star needs to go on the end for the holiday season. :)

This is the "road" side of the barn so this is the best shot I could get without going into the pasture (which is very muddy right now.)

This is the 'driveway' side of the barn. 

And this is the 'shop' end of the barn.
(Please try not to notice that I haven't gotten any further on the bathtub since July.)

So there you have it. Want to guess what color we are painting it? (Since it's his barn, DH chose the color.)

From the Farmhouse


  1. I kinda liked the old weathered look of the first couple of pictures and then I saw why you wanted to paint it. Especially if you have a road going right past. I am guessing he will want either a nice white (since the doors are already white) or a blue to match his truck, or maybe a nice "barn brown" (what do I know?) It depends on the color of your house. Whatever you (ahem, I mean he chooses) it will be right.

  2. Whew! That must have been a TON of work! That's a huge ol' barn. I can't wait to see what color he chose. I'm always partial to the good ol' red, but whatever it is I'm sure it will turn out beautifully. (and I love the idea of a huge lighted star!)

  3. You definitely need the huge lighted star!:) -Ash

  4. Enjoyed your barn post....looking forward to seeing what color you chose...blessings...Pam

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