Progress–I’m halfway around on the block wall. Half of the large open area is now painted. I’m laying in the ceiling materials this week. Please excuse the non-permanent furnishings in the room. This will eventually be a cute sitting area. I’ll be moving that chest of drawers to another location–and painting it. And the couch, it will have to go. I’m putting cafe curtains on the windows–the windows look out onto a not-so-cute view where we stack hay, so I put up cafe curtains that let the light in but keep the hay view out. As you can see, there is still much trim to be added. There is some trim down there, but it’s not complete.
I’m taking a break from block wall painting by painting the bathroom/utility room, which is all drywalled.
From this view, you can see into the unpainted side of the big open area, which still holds the younger batch of meat chicks. (The older batch has already moved to the chicken house.)
I was picking up a new shower curtain, and the cafe curtains, at Wal-Mart and came upon this cute rooster clock.
(That plastic in the center holds the hands. I haven’t put the clock together yet.) I wasn’t truly shopping for decor at this point, but this rooster clock was $8.00 and it just insisted on jumping into my cart. Since it wasn’t a budget-buster, I let it come home with me.
And! Here’s my latest greatest idea. I’ve been pondering the issue of decor and the block wall. You can’t just pound any old nail in there to hang stuff up. Decorating and a block wall is a STUMBLING BLOCK. I know, there are ways to hang stuff up, but…..
I have a vision!!
What I’d really love to do is have an artist come in and paint some scenes of my farm and my animals. Wouldn’t that be awesome?! I’m enamored with this idea. NOT a full-scale mural, just some creatively arranged/scattered art. Not bold primary colors. I don’t want this to look like a children’s playroom. More muted colors, in a primitive folk art style.
I wonder if there are any artists out there (in reasonable driving distance of West Virginia) who would trade a free farm stay with farm-fresh food and all the free one-on-one workshops (cheesemaking, breadbaking, soapmaking, candlemaking, preserving) they can stand…..for art? I could chronicle the whole process on my blog and it would be so much fun!
And rid me of my STUMBLING BLOCK.
If you’re an artist and you’re interested, email me at [email protected]!