Thursday, June 21, 2012

What To Do...

This is what I came home to the other evening (the same evening Mitch got the barnwood). Do you see it? Mitch installed some barnwood on the ceiling of our stairwell! And I absolutely love it. Oh and he also installed the pendant. Another thing I absolutely love:)

Look at this chippy goodness!

The pendant is from Pottery Barn. I got it at the PB Kids Outlet years ago. It's their fisherman's light and is similar to PB's current Marine Pendant. I'm diggin' the nautical feel of both the weathered wood and the pendant. It's a match made in heaven.

Now what really stinks is that we don't have enough barnwood to cover all the walls in the stairwell. So we're not quite sure what to do. Sitting here looking at it, I'm thinking we could do barnwood on the far wall then just regular pine boards on the side walls. We'd probably whitewash them, maybe even with a light color. Do you have any thoughts? Here are some inspiration pics I found on Pinterest of barnwood.

Source: via Dani on Pinterest

I like this whitewashed look. I definitely want to keep it light in the stairwell since there are no windows and it's a really tight space. The last thing you want is a dark color (or stain) on the walls--that'll make it seem even smaller.

I love how there's pot lights right in the barnwood. Isn't that a great modern look?

This one's hard to see, but you can make out the chippy barnwood they installed here.

Here's a better shot of the same room. They whitewashed the other wall...looks good, doesn't it?

And I just think this room looks so cozy. There's no way Mitch could even stand up in this room though;)

So whatcha think? Should we do more chippy white barnwood on the far wall or have all three walls the same? I need your help!

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  1. I think that if you used barnwood (or a replacement wood) everywhere, it would look too "heavy" even if you whitewashed it. Its a tiny space with no windows, right? Love, Love the barnwood on the ceiling!!! Why don't you just drywall the rest, and paint it a lovely light color???

  2. I think all three walls either a lighter color or the whitewash.

  3. I'm thinking drywall too. If it is all wood, I may feel like i'm falling down a hay hole which is what I did one time in our old barn and fell right into the bull pen. Eeeeek!

  4. It looks awesome, great job at it can't wait to see how the whole thing comes out.

    Yadi B.

  5. I love your barnwood ceiling! I think any more barnwood would be too much and take away from your great ceiling. i would use beadboard for the walls painted a glossy white. It would help keep your small space lignter and keep with your nautical theme.

  6. I concur with SayrahK, Jeanna & Ma

  7. Mitch is on the ball. Eric is like that about plants, he gets so excited to plant things :/ but home improvement I have to ease him into it. ha.
    I think that you should either do the barn wood on the far wall like you thought or all drywall. The ceiling should be your main focal point and if you put wood everywhere it may be too much of a good thing.

  8. Ii looks beautiful. I would do the three walls in drywall. Let the ceiling be a piece of art and an unexpected surprise incontrastto the drywall. Save the rest of the barn wood for another project. Love the chippy paint effect.

  9. I agree with all of them.

  10. Rip all of it out and use it for fire wood....what it should be. Then give Mitchy the night off, put your donut down, and make em dinner. Other than that, it looks great.



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