When we bought our home, the lower area of our bank barn was junky and scary.
Before – previous owner’s things. It’s dark, scary, spidery and a little dangerous with broken glass. Old picture…sorry about the tiny size.
I shared some photos in our summer home tour but I wanted to share some true before along side the after pictures.
After – paneled wall, a LOT of paint and a concrete patio.
The transformation in pictures:
The harvest table looked liked this before and was actually nailed to the back wall…we gave it a makeover too.
On the far wall, two old barrels topped with a door serves as a buffet table near the electrical outlet…great for serving and keeping crockpots and slow cookers warm.
Doesn’t the harvest table look 100% better with a paint job? The bench was ‘rescued’ too.
A framed chalkboard gets a new message with each party. Birthdays, graduations, etc. The tire planter is on the wall when we entertain but gets moved to the sun/rain otherwise. My giant painted puzzle playmat serves as wall art.
Wicker furniture is all from estate and yard sales – just a fresh coat of spray paint.
I still need to get two outdoor pendants/lighting. I’d love to stain/paint the concrete. I also have plans for moving things around and building a ‘bar’ type area. But for now, it’s perfect for parties and sometimes I come down here for some quiet time too.
It’s a fun area for hosting cookouts since it opens up into our huge back yard with plenty of room for volley ball, badminton, corn hole and a fire pit.