Hubs found an old pitchfork. My mom uncovered the old milking stool. We had a great time just looking around!
The barn has not been a working structure in quite a long time. I'm guessing somewhere around 25 years. These shots to the left and below are where the cattle would be stanchioned. Look at all of that amazing old wood!! My head is racing with the possibilities!
Barn Door Hardware
Hi Friends! I hope everyone had an enjoyable week! We just got back to Oregon after a really nice visit with hubs family in Iowa. It was great to get out of town for a while and see everyone. It's been about 4 years since we've been back there, so it was nice having a chance to visit with his grandma, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He has a really big family, which I think is pretty great!
In my last post, I talked a little about a small vintage tent sale we went to. Well, that event just happened to be less than a mile from my families old farmstead. My brother and his amazing girlfriend live there. We stopped by for a quick chat and decided to take a look at the old barn. My mom has been working hard to get rid of the blackberry vines that had grown up around the structure and managed to get it knocked back enough to get a peek inside. To say I was excited to stick my head in there and get a look would be a major understatement!! Anyone who knows me, knows I love old sh*t, ha! The barn isn't exactly what I would call safe, so we had to stay out for now, but I did manage to get a few shots of the inside with my cell.
Nothing has me more excited than this, though:
Hubs and I have been talking for over a year now about building a barn door for our living room entry in to our kitchen. I've done all kinds of searching and researching about hardware options. Silly me, I didn't even think about the barn. The things that mean the most to me in my collection of odds and ends are the ones that have family history behind them. Yes, it's just stuff, but it's stuff that belonged to the people that I love more than anything, so they do hold a very special place in my heart. When my mom said I could have the hardware and some wood to build the door, a project that was just that, a project, became something much more.
Kris, first of al, what a great family photo!
8/15/2015 07:09:28 am
That barn door hardware is awesome! Great find! We just moved back home to the family ranch and have half a dozen barns to go through and clear out. I am now excited to see what I will discover in among the dust and junk.
8/19/2015 11:41:41 am
How exciting! I want a barn door too, mine wouldn't close, but be more of a statement piece of art. I love that hardware, I'm envious! And the wood is great. Can't wait to see it.
9/30/2022 12:05:20 am
Thank you foor sharing this
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Hi Friends! My name is Kris. I'm a mom and wife who loves to DIY around the house and fix up old things to make them beautiful again!
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