This encouraging and inspiring makeover post is sponsored by AE Outdoor, proud supporter of our gathering place at The Barn.
When we bought this property a year and a half ago, I fell in love with the potential of the barn. The main thing we were looking for as we shopped for a house/land was some type of water, 10ish acres and at least one building on the property along with a house. Not only did we find a property with a tractor barn, it had a covered porch area all along the side. This was a HUGE bonus!
And a HUGE eyesore for the past 18 months.
As we worked on renovating the inside of the barn, the porch was a holding area for all the furniture.
We used it for live music (if only we had more wires).
And last year for the Hope*ologie event I put some plastic chairs on the porch. #lastminutescramble
My thoughts behind attacking a to do list 12 acres long: start inside and slowly work my way out. Kind of like a radar circle from the buildings we are focusing–mainly, the house and barn.
So our barn porch sat like this all winter. I knew we had a great little spot –I’m so glad we already had a concrete floor and a roof, but I was overwhelmed with where to start to make this porch a place to comfortably hang out.
Well, it finally came together. We’ve got an outdoor room that fits right in with the rustic feel of the inside of the barn…