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March 28, 2011

Rough Winter…New Life

One Purpose finishes

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A New Life Purpose


Used barn boards repurposed for retail interior.


Barn Charm



  1. It’s really nice to see the old boards put to use. They have so much character in them, and it would be such a shame to see them lay there and rot.

    Comment by Elaine — March 28, 2011 @ 9:39 PM

  2. I would think the owner would be glad to have someone take away a collapsed barn and find a use for it!

    Comment by Lesley — March 28, 2011 @ 9:40 PM

  3. Love that the boards found a new home, still sad to see the old life end, though.

    Comment by Rose — March 28, 2011 @ 10:10 PM

  4. I love the look of barn wood! It’s good to see the wood getting a second life.

    Comment by Evelyn in Oregon — March 28, 2011 @ 10:19 PM

  5. I love the color and rugged look of the barn. Neat series… 🙂

    Comment by eof737 — March 29, 2011 @ 12:50 AM

  6. Nice to see them recycled. Now that they have a new life, they will have new stories to tell.

    Comment by Tammy — March 29, 2011 @ 6:05 AM

  7. I’m glad to see the wood is being recycled. We want to make an outbuilding out of wood from an old tobacco barn someday.

    Comment by Judy — March 29, 2011 @ 7:24 AM

  8. Nice to use the old wood from barns.. This one has seen better days!

    Comment by Janis — March 29, 2011 @ 8:02 AM

  9. I think it’s sad to see and old barn come down- but so glad to see it still have life. (Just in another form!)

    Comment by Farm Chick Paula — March 29, 2011 @ 9:03 AM

  10. I wish more people would do that w/ these old barns instead of letting them just rot! =) That’s so awesome! Great find!!! =)

    Comment by Tricia — March 29, 2011 @ 9:05 AM

  11. I meant to type, letting *them* just rot… sorry, I got carried away! heheheee

    Comment by Tricia — March 29, 2011 @ 9:06 AM

  12. My husband made a shelving unit for me out of old barn boards. Love the patina. 🙂

    Comment by Nancy — March 29, 2011 @ 9:27 AM

  13. Neat space. We try to do this even with old oak fence boards… Great character and free too! 😉

    Comment by Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun — March 29, 2011 @ 12:29 PM

  14. Back east people would pay big bucks to cart of old barns and use them to build!

    When I traveled through Minnesota and Wisconsin I was in awe of the big, old, beautiful barns. So many were obviously well cared for and still in use.

    Comment by Stumpy and Cyndi — March 29, 2011 @ 12:46 PM

  15. Excellent use of the old wood. I wonder if the old wood tells the new wood stories of what used to be. MB

    Comment by MaryBeth — March 29, 2011 @ 1:04 PM

  16. I love to know that many are recycling woods this days. We do that too our house, turns really pretty!

    Barn Charm

    Comment by Manang Kim — March 29, 2011 @ 1:19 PM

  17. I love the new/old look it gives the store. I just adore old barn wood and the many ways it can be recycled.

    God bless ya and have a terrific Tuesday sweetie!!!

    Comment by Nezzy — March 29, 2011 @ 2:02 PM

  18. Greetings and thanks for your comment on Colorado in Color! When I arrived on this blog, I thought the first photo was a painting – such dramatic colors. Embiggened, one can see what a mess that barn was! It’s very nice to note that the old barn was given new life, albeit in another form!

    Comment by Jacob — March 29, 2011 @ 4:48 PM

  19. I like your enlarged photos of the barn destruction and farm yard. Thanks for visiting
    and for your nice comment about my pictures.

    Comment by don — March 29, 2011 @ 4:55 PM

  20. Beautiful pics! Happy WW!

    Comment by alicia — March 30, 2011 @ 7:19 AM

  21. Sad to see the old barns go but it softens the blow to know the old place will be recycled and not just dumped on a burn pile.

    Thanks for the visit my way. I do so appreciate those who come to call. It is also nice when the visit leads me to a new and exciting blog.

    Welcome to blogdom and I look forward to more visits here.

    Comment by Rita aka Cashjocky — March 30, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

  22. What a clever idea. Its always nice to see people re-use old barn wood.

    Comment by Bernie — March 30, 2011 @ 4:45 PM

  23. sad to see it fall, but makes me smile to see it come back to life 🙂

    Comment by Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails — March 30, 2011 @ 5:40 PM

  24. Sad to see a barn go…but great the wood can be re-used!

    Comment by Linda — April 3, 2011 @ 11:42 PM

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