Patio

Patio

For the back of the house, we decided to install a patio. We needed to do something…. the old ramp that led up to the barn doors was treacherous at best (for reference: here’s a photo from before the barn was painted). And though a deck would be great, we didn’t want its height and railings to detract from the visual of the back of the house (the rear elevation is my favorite). So we went with stamped concrete, and we’re so excited about the results.

Gate Leg

….and we liked the nightstand gray so much, that we put it on the legs of a hand-me-down gate leg table.

(We’ve been using the gate leg as a dining room table until ours is finished…. my brother, Tommy, is hand-crafting a farmhouse table, custom made for our large dining space, with cherry wood harvested from our family’s homestead in Northeast Pennsylvania. So cool.)

Chairs

Throughout this whole endeavor, we have been collecting wooden chairs of all shapes and sizes. The plan was to paint them white and use the lot for our dining room chairs. My Aunt Marie, Uncle Tom and cousin Emma came to help, and one of the day’s projects was to paint some of the chairs. Emma took them outside and hosed them off, and photographed them as they dried.

Details

Details

Some detail shots of the place, taken by my very talented cousin, Emma.

Interior update.

Interior update.

Here’s what has been going on inside the barn since we’ve moved in.

Long overdue.

Long overdue.

Here are some long overdue photos of progress that’s been made on the interior.

Guest bath

Guest bath

Big day.
Huge.

Billy’s buddy Chris King, who has been doing work at the barn with my Uncle Tom (TGWoodruff), texted these pictures to us to let us know that we have running water.

I never thought we’d be so excited to flush a toilet.