Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Projects

So, it's been awhile once again with me and this blog! I have been one busy girl lately. School has been out for a month now and I can finally have my summer with the kiddos and the hubby and the house and all the things that pull me in different directions!
I have been busy painting the basement. It has been dragging on! I just want it to be done so I can decorate already! Between baseball and the garden and the outside work we are trying to get done while it's nice out, the basement has been put on the back burner. I am trying to light a fire under me and just go for it.
So, once the painting is done I am back in the barns at my brother-in-law's digging out the old barn siding that I am using for all the trim in the basement. That would include the baseboards and window/door trim, a bar and a corner wall to mount the flat screen tv onto. I am also trying to pick out some flooring. We are using carpet for the living room and bedrooms but are trying to decide on what we are going to use for the kitchen and bath. It's hard to choose because we are using the barn wood for trim which will butt right up against the flooring. Wood laminate just doesn't go. So I am leaning toward a slate tile. I think that would give it a nice rustic look. The bath I am wanting the tile that looks like wood. We'll see what I come up with.
I will try and keep things more updated as I progress so I can finally show pics of a cool decorated space!! A new house it hard to get pulled together til after you live in it for awhile. Well we've been here a year and I need to get stuff going. So summer, you and I have a date with home projects and of course all the other things on my summer to do list with the family!
Here are some of my inspiration pics for my new basement space:

love the cabinets with barn frame and chicken wire

i ended up going with the white sink for the bath

love the open shelving

want the chalkboard wall love it

love this pallet wall thinking i might have to start pulling apart some pallets! great, another project!

found these at Lowe's and they are going in the hallway

love this coffee table and the leather couch

i have a cowhide in this color which will go in the kitchen area over the tiled area by the bar

1 comment:

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Hi Donna, you have some fun times ahead with your projects.

Thanks for putting me on your blog role..~Lori