Hi! Did you have a nice week? 😀
It’s been raining a LOT here lately, so our in-laws barn project keeps getting put on hold. Maybe next week we’ll have enough sunny days to get started?
As for indoor projects, we’ve been working (little by little) on one of the (two) built-in units in our living room over the past couple of weeks. Here’s a little video that shows where we’re at with it if you’d like to watch:
I’m so excited about that Stikwood, y’all! Like I mentioned in the video, we’re partnering up on this project, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to try out some of their product. It’s super thin, so it should be super easy to cut down into narrower planks.
Here’s a close up photo of the Reclaimed Weathered Wood Gray we’re going to use:
…and for those of you who aren’t able/didn’t want to watch the video, here’s a photo of the work-in-progress, built-in cabinet on the right side of the fireplace:
It’s basically just a couple of pieces of paint-grade plywood, some 1×4 and 1x3s, and a piece of decorative trim moulding. You can see the two pieces of Stikwood I wedged and propped up there above and below the the right side of the mantel too.
We’re going to stick the Stikwood to the front of the fireplace frame (even down there by the floor) and to the front of the built-ins, before we attach the doors. Which, by the way, will look something like these:
I used Photoshop to show you what I’ve got in mind for the wall space above each built-in in this next photo:
I had originally planned to go with short curtains up there, but I hung one of our panels up and it didn’t look right. I’m thinking we can create a sliding, barn-style door out of some brown-toned Stickwood (stuck to plywood) to use in that area instead. I’m also thinking if it’s light enough, we can just use the curtain rods we already have. Maybe thread some (oil-rubbed bronze spray-painted) eye bolts over the rod…like the (silver) ones Mandi used on this sliding door:
I’ll keep you posted! 😀