Our barn is a bit of a construction project right now, and it has sometimes seemed a fly by the seat of our pants experience.
At first, we didn't know what we wanted for the breezeway, but when we narrowed it down to antique brick stamped concrete, the stall fronts needed to be oak and black. When we couldn't get yoked doors, we opted for drop down doors. All of that came together beautifully, and we didn't have to do any of it ourselves.
The tack room, however, has been my husband's new hobby project. He used tongue and groove pine on the outside of the room, and he just finished it last night. We plan to stain it the same oak color as the stalls, to the same height as the wood on the stall fronts. Then, he will place a black border trim piece, and we will stain the top wood a slate color. The door that you see has a screen window, and it is meant to be painted, so we plan to match it the same color as the window--a tan color. I hope to get a sign made for above the door.
I'm not sure what the sign will say, but I have always found the barn a place of healing and grace. There is that story in the Bible about the Prodigal Son. When he came home to his father's house he was happy to work in the barn. I think of that story a lot when I'm cleaning stalls. That's what I'll being trying to capture with the sign, but I haven't come up with it yet.
Inside the tack room we also have the tongue and groove pine, which will be stained the same oak color as the wood in the breezeway, and to the same height. The top portion will be some version of turquoise blue. I shared it in my last post, but here it is again.