Thursday, June 7, 2012

An Old Door Finds a New Home

  When I discovered the old barn door from my dad's farm, I knew that one day it would find it's home in this cubby.   I never dreamed it would also mean 2 gallons of paint and 4 days of  redecorating.
I said good-bye to the gold and sage and burgundy color scheme and welcome polished silver and white. 
 It's funny how much a couple of gallons of paint  can change things.   We are finding the change very soothing and it seems to make my small white ironstone collection and the crown molding pop as well as landing new homes to some of the architectural pieces that I have found.    Hubby arched the old barn door and hung it in place.   Someday  I hope to have a stencil made to apply to the door that reads, " Shores Farm...Waves of grain since 1968.  I will distress it to make it look like it's been there all along.
 One year when my dad came for a visit to FL from Indiana he had found some old milk containers and gave them to me.  I was thrilled because my dad never really gave the gifts out at our home.    I later found the old milk box so it was a perfect match for this vignette as my father had had a milk route before he left for the Korean War.   I am pleased that this is all in place before Father's Day.  I guess this daddy's girl is missing her daddy!  
From my dad's barn wood, hubby made the shelf on the wall and the cabinet doors below the t.v.
As you can tell I have been doodling with PicMonkey to achieve the lettering for my someday sign.    It is so easy too.  In fact there has been a lot of doodling around here lately.  My home is taking on what I would call a Coastal Farmhouse vibe.    I am far from being finished but off to a rewarding start.
With all of my family treasures in one place now, from my mother's Longenburger baskets to my Great great Grandmother's quilts and now my Father's farm wood.  I feel surrounded by those whose lives have made me who I am today.
I feel HOME.
This week I am joining Show and Tell Friday
At My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk's SNS 


June said...

OMG Becky!!!!!Your living room is beautiful!!! I love the new color. I LOVE the old barn door in the cubby!!!
I just had to laugh at your husband's aim : )
sending hugs...

Elzie said...

What a door!!! And your living room really looks lovely. A restfull place. Not to mention all the memories you have to the items.
Hope you'll have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your living room looks like it jumped right out from a magazine. I love all that molding and your special treasures. What a treat to have all these things made out of the barn wood from your father's barn.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your room looks beautiful and I really like your bookcases with the pretty molding and of course your door. It looks perfect there! What a great memento of your father's farm.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love Pic Monkey! What an awesome way to use a piece of history! Imagine the stories this door could tell!


Stephanie said...

Love your new paint colors and the barn door is awesome!

Curtains in My Tree said...

My sister and I was talking just this week about things we have of our Mon's and Grandma's and one of Grandma's sister

I have always had my items out using and showing them off and Liz has had her packed away she said I am getting all my stuff out also and using it .

Kelly Ciancio said...

That’s a very clever idea! The rustic appearance of the barn door matched the look of your house. But what caught my attention are the subtle hues you used for your living room. They look appealing and very cool to the eyes. Can you tell me what paint you used? I can definitely use that color on my living room.

(Kelly Ciancio)

One Shabby Old House said...

The color of paint I used is called Polished Silver. It is from Valspar/ Lowes.
Thank you for the kind comments!

One Shabby Old House said...

The color of paint I used is called Polished Silver. It is from Valspar/ Lowes.
Thank you for the kind comments!

paula said...

What a lovely and relaxing living you have shared in here. Love the peacefulness feeling in there. :)
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Katie said...

The barn door totally matched the overall look of the room! Its old and washed-up features completely complement the modern, colorful pieces in the house. But what I really love is the vintage feel the door exudes. It’s like the doors in old Western movies. Very classic!


Unknown said...

An old barn door for a modern-looking home? Well, sometimes it may not fit, right? But a much better thing we need to look at is the history, the moments and significance of something. That made the barn door as precious as a diamond. Great thing it has found a home in your home! :)

Sharron Folkes

Unknown said...

The naked wooden door looks so beautifully out of place in your whole living room setting. It must be cooler than that if there’s really a room behind, right? I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to keep myself from constantly getting in and out of the room just to use the door. :D That is, if there’s a room and if that’s my house! Haha! Making it into a cabinet door is an achievement in itself though. :D

Nancy Ferdinand

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your door could not be a more perfect fit. How wonderful to have a piece of your father's barn and I am sure that every time you look at the door, you will recall every special moment spent at the homestead.

Beautiful room, btw!


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