Barn Doors … and a kitchen update.

In our Farm Road House we used Barn Door Hardware to hang the doors to our SunRoom.

We wanted the room to be separate, but didn't want the doors to be in the way when open.

We searched for old doors to use, but just didn't find exactly what we were looking for.

So we bought stock doors from Home Depot and painted them up.

I loved the look and feel of the real barn hardware.

If you follow me on IG you know that we made a trip to Kennebunk, Maine last week to look for old doors for our ProjectDownSize house.

One of my favorite places … I blogged about it here.

We loved the barn style doors so much that we are going to replicate them in our kitchen.

But this time we want something different … 

Size was a major factor … we either needed one large door at 52" wide or 2 smaller doors that would could hinge together to get to the right size.

I came a cross this photo a few months ago and loved the feel of these doors … 

A little Fancier than I wanted … but a look to consider.

Here's what we found … 

52 1/2" wide.  Perfection.
An original Wood Panel from an 1823 House … 

It has the most beautiful soft green patina … the original paint color.  

She needs a little scrub and then she'll be ready for some accessorizing.

Her new Hardware!

Hopefully this beauty will be covering the new pantry shelves very soon!

Happy Monday my friends!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



The White Barn Inn

We had such fun with my cousin Catherine and her husband Max this past weekend.  We toured them around in the rain and muck and tried to make New England shine.  We had a ball and enjoyed each other's company even in the rain!

One of the highlights of the weekend was a trip up to Kennebunkport, Maine.  We have been talking to them about this area forever and thought we should show them where we were going to grow old. In hopes that they like it and will continue to visit!

Don and I have been wanting to visit The White Barn Inn.  We have heard wonderful things about this beautiful little Inn and the fact that the gourmet restaurant boasts a AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star Dining Experience ... we thought this to be the perfect time to give it a whirl.

We arrived late afternoon ... and after driving through rain ... we found beautiful snow.  This was a treat ... doesn't the background remind you of "White Christmas?" ... I know it is March.  It is what we do here!

Because Don's love of wine, we were treated to a fun back room tour of the Wine Cellar!

A peek into the Bar and Restaurant ... the lights were magical.

 This was before dinner ... I snapped all the photos so we could actually relax and enjoy!

Dinner was delicious and the service impeccable ... but the company was the AAA experience for us!

Enjoy your weekend!  Erin is coming home for her Spring Break ... can't wait to wrap my arms around her!



Friday Drive

Don and I needed a little break from our crazy schedules.  Last Friday we took our favorite drive up the coast to Maine.  First stop, Billy's Chowder House in Wells.  A Lobster Roll ... and a bottle of wine. 

 It is Friday after all!

A lobster roll like no other!

We wandered the roads and enjoyed the scenery on this cold day at the beach.  We have had such a mild winter this year it is a little odd ... but so beautiful!

Snow on the rocks ...

No trip up to Maine would be complete without a trip to my favorite haunt "Old House Parts" in Kennebunk ... remember when we went up there last year?  See it here.  

I am looking for some architectural pieces ... for something ... really just looking!

 I came home with this one ... well, not really ... I have to go back to pick it up ... but it has my name on it!!  

 Say hello to the kitty ... the owner of Old House Parts is Tom Joyal.  If you look carefully you can see that the markings on this sweet house cat says "JOY"!

Have a wonderful weekend!