This barn garage is looking gooooooooooood. Two weeks ago, it looked like this:
And, I kid you not, this week it looks like this.
If you don’t see the difference, you need your eyes checked. Stat.
I. AM. OBSESSED.
I’ve been doing so much squealing this week. I just love the space and all the progress is blowing my little mind. (This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.)
In case you are curious, I’ve done nothing productive to make this space come together. (You aren’t surprised, are you? I revealed my renovation gifts yesterday.)
But, other people have been hard at work. Like my husband and brother, Kyle.
First they installed the drywall on the ceiling. Which is not a fun job. Ryan could barely move after a weekend of installing drywall.
But I think it’s worth it … (don’t tell Ryan I said that)
And my brother has been his partner-in-crime. He couldn’t have done it without Kyle. They are a motley crew, these two. Working on laughs, Subway and a case of Coors Light.
The original plan was to just leave the drywall alone – not worrying about mudding/taping/painting. But then Ryan starting mudding. So, I’m just laying low and trying to figure out what it all means.
And then, as if the ceiling wasn’t enough wowza, Ryan and Kyle immediately got to work installing the metal on the walls.
I am obsessed with how great it looks. I love the rust spots. I love the patina. It’s not everyone’s style, but I think it’s just perfectly rustic for a 100-year-old barn.
Here are the workbenches my dad built in front of the walls.
Now, we just need a second layer for the pile of tools still in our garden shed. (Where do they all come from?)
In other organizing news, check out this amazing wall-mounted storage box for all of our nails/screws/hardware. My dad whipped it up. The shelves are made to the same width as the boxes, so they don’t get lost or forgotten. (Novel idea, right?)
And this magnetic strip is holding all of our loose drill bits and other stuff. (Magnetic knife holder from IKEA)
Basically, all of my barn garage dreams are coming true. There is actually floor to be seen. Thanks to my parents and aunt and uncle for clearing it all out for us.
Next up – lighting, painting and organizing …