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A Barn over 100 Years Old

The past week we have started the renovations on the interior of The Warehouse. The place really is a blank canvas- and I am not sure if that is good or bad. Half of the walls are corrugated metal and I think that we are going to leave them in their natural state. There is a small office area that we are adding antique windows and doors to, and are covering the sides with cedar shake siding. The front entrance, what will be our gallery, has been covered with Shiplap ( and by the way it is not as easy as Chip and Joanna Gaines make it look). We still have another huge wall that needs to be covered in somethingl

I have a good friend who lives in Atlanta that is a general contractor and has a client that wants a wall in her house covered with vintage barn wood and will only accept the real thing. So he has been looking for some authentic barn wood with little success. Finally he found an entire barn, built in the early 1900's, for sale in Mooresville, NC, He bought the barn and is responsible for removing it from the property, He asked if I was interested in some of the wood and/or the vintage rusty metal roofing - of course I said yes. The catch is now I have to help disassemble this barn that is 2 hours away from home. And have learned that tearing down a barn is not easy work.

So we started yesterday with the misconception that we we would get it torn down in 1 day. Oh no. We worked until dark last night and then drove back to Columbia and are now on the way back up to Mooresville to finish. Yesterday about killed me, I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow last night. and it was all I could do to get up this morning, But as tired as I am, I can hardly wait to see what kind of creative uses we can find for this wood - so stay tuned. Also, from here on out when I see an item that is made from - salvaged wood of any kind, I will have a new level of respect for it.

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