The girls' rooms and bathroom are upstairs. There's also a secondary living area we call the loft.
A couple of pictures from before:
One girl bedroom at the end.
When the painters we hired to paint for 2 days had everything done in 1 day, we had them do the stairwell and loft. Best.
Then we moved all of our leftovers up there. Why get new matchy-matchy stuff when it will mostly host crazy, giggly slumber parties and loud, bounding wrestling matches?
Honey's dad came for Thanksgiving. He likes projects when he comes to visit. He's not one to sit and stare out the window. I'm not one to let a project volunteer sit idle. I sure did line up a project. He and Honey and Bubba spent Black Friday putting up the barn wood wall.
So now the loft looks like this:
There's a floor plug near the stair railing. I think it's the perfect space for a Ms. Pacman table top game. We had one when I was growing up. Some day.
As it turns out, the wall with the barn wood is very long. Very. Like 28 feet long. My first idea was to cover it with pallet wood. Honey freaked, because, well, that is a lot of pallet wood.
Last spring while we were visiting Honey's parents, we came across some wood on their property left over from their barn built 34 years ago. We were able to bring most of that home and about half of the wall is covered with that.
Honey also found some old fencing on the property at work and was able to salvage that. We ended up buying a few more pieces to have enough to cover the wall.
We cleaned it, but I didn't want it cut any more than we had to. I love that it doesn't fit together perfectly and that there are gaps and notches.
Now that I have my wall, I have to figure out how to style it. What do you hang on a barn wood wall? suggestions?