Happy Friday, friend!
Before we get to the renovation plans, let’s talk food shopping for a minute. I’ve always been sort of “allergic” to the grocery store, what with all the walking around and freezing and such, but I’ll tell you what, I’ve never enjoyed grocery shopping more than I do these days. Have you started ordering your groceries online yet? I’m a big fan. Just log in, select and pay for your items, and then choose the time you want them to be ready. It’s wild! You don’t even have to get out of your car if you don’t want to. ‘Course, we always do because it makes the load-up process go quicker, but what a neat service. The gal at Walmart that usually brings ours out says most people haven’t really caught on to the idea yet, but I bet you anything it’s just a matter of time.
Now let’s talk about this home office area. You may remember this previously plastic-covered wall that separates my in-laws barn from our part of the house:
We added some clear pine, tongue-and-groove planks a while back and then pushed our old Billy Bookcases into place:
They came with us from our previous home and I’m so glad we’re going to be able to put them to good use here too. They’re still a work in progress, but here’s where we’re at with the project today:
Over the next few weeks, it’ll start to look a lot different and I’ll share updates along the way. We’re going to clad most of it in Stikwood (thin pieces of white-painted, adhesive-backed reclaimed wood) and I got some cute, little numbered plaques to mount to the top of each of the taller doors.
We’ll have to make a trip to Atlanta to pick up four more of the little glass doors for those two extension shelves up at the top of the bookcases on the left and right. I’d order them online, but Ikea wants $350 to ship them- yikes!
Last but not least, we’ll give the unit an even more finished, custom look by adding a “header” to the top of it with more reclaimed wood and crown molding.
That wall needs another coat or two of Simply White paint too. And do you want to know a secret? That board at the top, the one right under the crown molding? It’s not really a board. It’s just a strip of the existing drywall. We didn’t want to remove the crown molding so Brian just scored it and installed the pine planks on the rest of the wall space below it. Shhhhh!
Off to eat some watermelon. Let’s hope the gal at Walmart picked me a good one!