“Do your ten percent 100% and surrender the rest.” – Ariana Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolution and Thrive
As a self-proclaimed “control freak”, I love it when a plan comes together. I will be the first to admit – I was secretly very skeptical about the shiplap project that we undertook last week. Numerous blogs had been read, coworkers consulted, and sample pieces made. Eventually I got fed up with tip-toeing around the project and dove right in to do my “ten percent”.
I was lucky enough to score the reclaimed barn wood from one of my go-to places, Jeff’s Architectural Salvage. Rescued from a barn outside of Mound City, KS, the reclaimed pieces needed only a good scrubbing before it was time for whitewashing.
Easy as pie. And beautiful too.
and after, with the whitewashed boards (aka shiplap) up…
The mantle seen in one of the above photos was a find from Lili’s in Weston, MO. In awesome condition, the gorgeous detailing was just too much to pass up. Ultimately, a pellet stove will be centered inside the mantle to provide additional heat for the home.
Here is a sneak-peek at the cabinetry work that my dad has been busy with in the kitchen! Isn’t the pecan wood beautiful?!
Stay cool, my friends. Have a great rest of the week!