Sunday, August 19, 2012

Girlfriends on the Farm

 I have been wanting to redo the garage/barn since the day we moved into this mini horse farm 18 years ago!  We finally got the opportunity this summer & began the long process.  We are creating a space to house our very own Ellington's Mercantile.  This will be a special 2 room mini store where we will sell salvaged pieces, antiques, & oddities....I say that because you never know what might lurk up around here!  It will also be home to a very special place....'Girlfriends on the Farm'....a place where my friends can come & sell their finds & their hand crafted works of art.

Here is a side view of kind of the way things have looked for a very long time.  Pathetic huh???  I think in a better time this little out building used to be a blacksmiths shop.  Remember, my farmhouse & surrounding farm has been in existence since the 1850's so a lot has happened around here.....after was built before the civil war.

 Here is a picture of how things are shaping up during the building process.  Jeff wants to put 2 windows across the front....and while I think that is a novel idea & I love natural light I really think a hand lettered sign across the front would look stellar!!!!  I'm really into old signage & I just think it would make it look charming.  We are going to put an old front porch across the front.  With some old rockers....maybe a liars bench so you can stop by for a slice of blueberry pie!

 Would a ceiling be a ceiling without it being tin?  Well not for 
Jeff.  There were numerous things I could have chosen...but I didn't get to pick this & it is fine really it is....& the lighting won't exactly be my choice either....but it WILL be okay as my shoulder stiffen as I type this...but it is OKAY...progress is being made & after 18 years I am happy for this....REALLY I am....because I get to have my dream.  Girlfriends on the Farm.....

.....and look what it used to look like!!!!  We have come a long way baby.  Not to mention.....this out building was FULL of J.U.N.K. and not your run of the mill good junk either.  It was full of junk that no one would want.  So it's okay if I don't get to pick out each & every light fixture & each & every ceiling covering....because huge progress is being made down on the farm & for that I am truly blessed.  Luckily for me....Jeff is a really cool husband...and we don't differ too much on what we choose anyway so it's all good.  So my dear blog friends...I will keep you posted on the happenings of Girlfriends on the Farm....maybe some of you will even want to road trip to the Hoosier State.  I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday....& many blessings always.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Oooo, I would make the trip in a heartbeat! One day my friend, one day :)


Tami Hacker said...

When you put your mind and soul to it, you get going... I can't wait to come to your Girlfriend Barn!

Hugs, Tami

Jen Kershner said...

Hope! What an amazing dream come true. I'm so happy for you!

Wanda said...

That is awesome! I can't wait to see you girls as has been way too long. :)

Laurie said...

I can't wait to have pie on your porch!