Thanks for all of your enthusiastic feedback and birthday wishes on Friday. It was a wonderful weekend filled with family, swimming and berry picking. The barn tour continues with a peek upstairs. The old hayloft is now a spacious and light-filled studio/bedroom with a future bathroom plumbed for a claw foot tub. Six windows were added to the barn's original top floor configuration. Each one has a view of woods, treetops or wildflowers and allows natural light to pour in. The open floor plan is divided in the middle by a staircase, surrounded by corrugated metal and framed with old wood salvaged from the barn. The floors date from 1888, and the darkened patina left from the original wood stove is a little reminder of long ago winters.
Next shot shows the view from the bedroom into the the studio featuring a mix of recessed lights and old gas station pendants.
A bouquet of Queen Anne's lace mingles with vintage elements including an old German marionette.
This wrought iron bed frame will eventually hold a mattress, but until it arrives, we thought it was the perfect place to display an antique parasol.
Vintage metal high chair...have you noticed my mother has a weakness for metal chairs? We bought the frames at an auction and have many plans for them...none involving traditional pictures. One may hold a blackboard, another an inspiration board...perhaps a mirror. We'll see. It so fun to have great materials to experiment with.