Our barn apartment has walls. Which makes it one step closer to being an actual place we can live.
I have been waiting to post an update until I could make it out to the barn to get some photos but the weather has been working against me. The property has a gravel driveway, but it’s a pretty large hill and has been SOLID ICE. With the additional snow last weekend, my plans were thwarted.
But, my brother and husband came to the rescue with some cell phone pictures. They understand that three or four adoring fans want to see progress.
Our future home. Can you believe it?
In case you are wondering, the NewlyWoodwards do recommend renovating with a case of Coors Original. (It’s the only way we get my brother’s help every weekend.)
The door on the left will be Henry’s tiny little bedroom. It’s about the size of a bathroom, but will fit his bed and dresser. The right side is the bathroom.
I love how bright it’s looking and these pictures solidified why the walls need to be light. (I chose to go with Behr Dolphin Fin – the same color as my dining room table. It’s a very light grey – almost white.)
On the two far walls with doors, Ryan’s going to install barn wood planks for a rustic feel. I think it will break everything up nicely.
Ryan and Kyle also worked on finishing the skylight. It lets in a good deal of light to the space during the day and the additional light fixture there really provides more light than I expected at night. It’s a wonderful feature that was the brainchild of my husband.
Here’s a peek at the living room/bedroom space. The drawers and cabinets were put between the studs in the unused space, which is awesome. It will give us a lot more storage and it looks great, to boot.
Ryan did not want to spend the time making the area above the drawers open for shelves but I’m so happy he did. It will be nice to have a place for books, decor or media items. Really though, where am I going to put all my stuff? 😉
You can see that the kitchen cabinets/oven will start right next to the built-ins (as indicated by the outlet for the stove). I can’t decide whether I want to paint all the unfinished cabinetry the same color or if I want to break it up? The plan was to use a darker grey for the cabinetry. But maybe I just do that in the kitchen and go white in the living area?