This is my first ever blog post!! I wanted to start out with a topic that I am totally crazy about these days….Barn Boards!!! I love old barns. Lots are falling apart and lots are being salvaged. Lucky for me! I think they create a simple warmness to the room. Here are a few of the recent DIY’s I have done using these beauties.
Barn Board Towel Rack with hand forged hooks
So this is a simple towel rack I made for my upstairs bathroom re-do. The bathroom re-do has been a looooong project, I am not quite finished but intend on showing you the reveal soon. Anyway, I scored this board from a guy off Craigslist who deconstructs old barns. He has a ton of cool boards, doors and beams…I wanted to buy more but I have NO storage in this little house. So this is actually the end piece of a larger board that I cut off sanded lightly and sealed it with one coat of polyurethane. The poly really brought out the deep color of this baby. It’s got a ton of character with the old nail holes and dark spots. Those wrought iron hooks are really simple and really lovely! I found them at signature hardware.
My next project ( which I am sooo happy I have been able to finally complete) is a little ledge above my bathroom sink. This is also a part of my bathroom redo. I found this ol’ gal at a reuse center, it was the perfect width for what I needed. I gave her a light sanding and applied two coats of polyurethane. I used a satin finish, can you see those old saw cuts? Aren’t they beautiful??!?! I was thrilled at how this came out, it looks so professional! It totally brings the new bathroom together.
My first time using salvaged barn wood was in my downstairs laundry/bathroom. I needed a nice wide shelf to store detergent, bleach and now diapers on. So I found this beauty at the same reuse center. It costs me less than $15! I used boiled linseed oil on this one and I have to tell you that I am not happy with how it is wearing. Someday I need to seal it differently. Its color is so rich and beautiful.
Well I hope you find these projects as interesting as I have. They have been super fun to work on and they put that farmhouse charm into the room, I am excited to be able to share them with you! I am looking forward to making another wide plank shelf in the kitchen. I am still searching for the perfect shelf brackets!
Bye for now, I need to research this blog thingy a little bit more, Hopefully someday soon this will post, it’s been harder than I thought! I just counted, this is the 14th revision…I’m gonna get this damn it!