Before, There was a Barn

Since moving in a year ago, we have been working on the land and shop in preparation for all the farmhouse projects to come. We also wanted to see all the seasons from the current windows before any major renovations. The windows in the main living space are not original to the farmhouse. First a barn with very few windows, if any, the original walls are shiplap and the ceiling appears to be tongue and groove. We peeled back two layers of paneling. The first layer was added in 1969 from our guess and from the Ladies Home Journal ads folded over to act as a shim. Sheetrock covered the two layers of wallpaper over the shiplap. As my niece now calls the look – papier-mâché walls. What a story they tell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Open Floor Plan

We are taking the concept of  an “open floor plan” to extremes! Today, Jim Cooper of J & S Foundation Repair, Inc. opened up our old 1933 farmhouse’s main room to find we have to rebuild the foundation, at least in the dining/kitchen area. I really like his attitude as he crawls in the dirt, “Hey, all in a day’s work!” What will tomorrow bring?