At one time....
back in an earlier part of this century, this beautiful old barn wasn't so beautiful. (Click HERE to see the transformation of the outside). One of the corners inside looked like this:
After some help from two crazy Iowan Uncles and my Dad on the roof, a little outside hired help from two dudes in Hillsdale and my "getting-handier-by-the-day" Hubby... it slowly started to transform....
The door leads to the other side of the barn where we keep the tractor, our patio furniture in the winter, and extra junk. That is the next project on the agenda - to fix that up! You'll see further down what it looks like. The door was actually the side door on our house when we moved in.
That scary corner you saw way at the beginning of this post now has a stairway going up to a the hayloft and looks like this:
Here's the other side of the barn. Where that door leads to.... and it hasn't really changed a whole lot!
And what's it look like today?
Well these are pictures I just took the other night after I organized and cleaned up quite a bit. Couldn't tell, could you? Still have a long ways to go, I know. But I'm happy with my progress. Wow. How does it get so disastrous so fast?!
And now you know how I can "go shopping" in my own barn when I'm redoing a room in the house. Oh, and I haven't even shown you the chicken house.... I've recently designated it the "chair and headboard house." So super duper excited that spring is here and I can start working out here again!!!! Which project to tackle first?!