They are out there. I know they are. They’ve been out there for some time now.
I’m not even sure how many there are any more. I think there might be more now than the last time I checked on them. They might be multiplying. . .
I first noticed them right after I got back from the Lucketts Spring Market. I had overheard Miss Mustard Seed telling a disapointed shopper that the painted barn door she was eyeing had been sold – but that she comes across them (old barn doors) pretty often around where she lives. . .
I started thinking to myself: I wonder if I could find one of those barn door type of doors around where I live. Unbeknownst (yep, I spelled that right on the first try) to me, there was a whole stack of them in MY OWN BARN!! Yesterday, I went in and started pulling them out of the stack – one at a time. Say it with me now, “Mmmmm . . . Patina!”
You may be asking yourself how on Earth I could have had these things in my barn and not known about them. And that would be a really reasonable question for you to ask. Truthfully, I did know about ONE of them. And it’s probably the best one. This used to be the hayloft door to the barn.
You can see that these two doors were built by the same person and in the same era. They come from different parts of the same barn. I love how the loft door shows that it’s been exposed to the weather.
When Mr. Social Media moved his start up software company off of our kitchen counter – he made over the upstairs of the barn and he moved in. (he has since moved on 3 more times) He also swapped the hay loft door for a window. You know, so he could see. But the rest of them? I’m not really sure. I know one was a closet door in our house (from closet we no longer have). And I think the rest. . .well, I could make up a story. . . Or I could just maybe bring one of them into the house and use it the way it’s supposed to be used.
As a fantastic piece of decor!! Which one do you think I should bring inside?? Each door is between 5 and 6 feet tall.
Do you have treasures hiding in your barn or garage or shed? Go on out there and take a look! Maybe you will be surprised, too! By the way, in case you were wondering, the purple door (with the corner cut off corner) is the one from the house. The brown, yellow, white, and blue. . . well, you could make up a story. . .
I talked it over with Mr. Social Media this evening and he’s okay with me cutting any of the doors EXCEPT the hay loft door. And I agree, I’d never cut that door. I do have a plan for it but the plan does not include altering it in any way. (well, I might wash it) What would you do with these doors if they were yours? C’mon!! What are your ideas?!