Are you tired of my barn updates?
Don’t answer that.
We are making progress on lots of little things, and getting “so” close to calling this puppy done. Or, at least done enough.
I took a new photo from the outside. It’s just such an amazing little place, don’t you think?
But, Henry’s room has carpeting. Which is better than a subfloor. We didn’t have enough wood flooring to extend into this room, and I sort of wanted something softer anyhow. It’s such a tiny space that adding a rug wasn’t an option.
So, we picked up a simple greige carpeting from Menards with a foam backing. Ryan cut it to size and then laid it down in the room. We didn’t get carpet that required stretching and installation because the room is seriously TINY and it wouldn’t be worth the effort or cost. (We used this same approach in our rental property and talked about it here.) This carpet runs about $1/square foot. But it looks pretty good.
Because the room is the tiniest, there’s no room for any closet or wardrobe. Let’s be honest. It’s smaller than most closets.
So, I picked up this shelf with an attached rod at IKEA. (I can’t find it online, although I’m sure it exists.) It should actually allow us to hang quite a bit of his clothes, and then we’ll put the rest in a small dresser.
And our bathroom is also coming along, thanks in part to the kindness of others.
The light fixture was made by my father-in-law after I couldn’t find anything I liked and would work for the bathroom. (Because of the ceiling sloping, we are pretty limited to fixtures.) The framed tree branches were made by our friends Dave and Pam. I loved it and Pam gave it to me. It’ll be perfect for towels.
And my dad offered to help finish many of the last details in the bathroom for us – the light, mirror, shower/tub surround, window trim, and curtain rod. It’s such a huge load off Ryan’s shoulders and can’t wait to have a truly fully-functioning bathroom. He’s working on it this week.
I feel like I have a dream team. And I just write about it all.
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