Painting a house in a day

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(This project was featured last week when I took over Behr’s Instagram account for the week. Those were short snippets I’m sharing the long-winded version here.) This is a story that begins with a house. (Like all good stories do.) An old farmhouse my parents bought a few years ago. They live in it half the year […]

An ode to the little details

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I’m really not very sentimental about leaving our current home. It’s not personal. It’s just going to be such a relief to finally sell our house and move to our property. We never planned to stay in this house long – we always planned to move. And the barn and property are much more sentimental to me. […]

Barn rolling workbenches in Behr Starless Night

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We are moving right along with our Fall in Love project – the barn garage. Our next big undertaking was painting those amazing rolling workbenches. I asked your opinions last week – I was waffling between red and navy and grey. I ended up choosing navy – or Behr Starless Night, to be exact. I really […]

Upcycled corrugated metal arrow craft (and project distractions)

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While Ryan and Kyle were busy at work getting the metal up on the walls at the barn, I was also busy. Using the scraps from the metal to make fun decorative crafts. My brother thinks this is why everything takes far longer than it should. Because I’m not doing anything “productive” or “on-task.” I get too […]

New hardware in the barn apartment

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If there’s anything that makes a kitchen feel finished, it’s the hardware. It’s like the jewelry to a nice outfit. And, oh, does the barn have beautiful jewelry or what? Now we just need a faucet and a stove and we can stick a fork in this baby. For hardware, I wanted something that pulled out […]

A elephant inspired baby minky blanket

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My poor sewing machine has been neglected lately, gathering dust in the closet. But, I dusted her off to make this sweet minky blanket for my friend Kellie and her new addition. And it came together in less than an hour. (Forgive the wrinkles, I was in a rush to get it shipped off and […]