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About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

Pantry Barn Door

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I had planned on hanging the door higher (like my other barn door) but realized this door was too short.  So I had to remove the support board I’d originally hung (above the door frame) and added a smaller one adjacent to the door frame.

This was the lowest I could hang it and it’s still going to be shorter than normal but I reallllly wanted to use my old vintage door, so it is what it is 😉   Then I painted the wall and door trim so it was fresh and clean.

Taa daa!!  I loveeeee it!!  It did take 3 coats of paint, lol.  You can’t tell in this picture but after I hung it I realized the door is totally caddie-whampus.  I’d known that when it was my original back door that it had a weird piece of trim down the side of it but I never thought twice about it!  The door itself is crooked!  It hangs level, the barn door rod is level, my roller brackets are straight, but the door is totally crooked!!  Oh well, one of my friends said it adds character, LOL.  I’m going with that!

The dead bolt is orignial, I just cleaned it up and put it back on.  I’ve had this door knob for 5 years (bought it from Home Goods), just waiting for this day!  It’s the perfect touch for my caddie-whampus door 😉

 

Pantry Barn Door Progress

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Ok, it’s all sanded and cleaned up.  I started painting and oh my word – how many coats is this going to take??? I’m guessing 3 . . . let’s be clear – 3 is how many I will do, lol.  Oh, the color is a custom match to a red pillow that I have 😉

WOW Me Wednesday – Iced Coffee

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This is the first batch of the season and let me just say . . . “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it . . . I’m about to lose control and I think I like it!!”  You will toooooo, here’s the recipe – it’s actually adapted from The Pioneer Woman’s Recipe for Iced Coffee . . . . https://gettinmycountryon.com/2013/05/15/how-to-iced-coffee/

 

New Pantry Flooring

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So this is a picture of my pantry linoleum.  I would have loved to carry my kitchen flooring straight into the pantry, but the standup crawlspace door is in the middle of the floor.  And it’s already as heavy as can be.  So in order to not add anymore weight to the floor door I decided to go with a piece of sheet vinyl linoleum.

My Home Depot sells 6×8 sheets for $25 and I like to use them for my photography flooring.  The size was just what I needed for this space.  Cutting it was a piece of cake – getting it down was a bit of a process.

I had read about this 2 sided tape and I wanted something for gripping the linoleum to the subfloor, but I didn’t want to glue it completely down. This stuff was perfect – my problem was pulling the flooring back and then laying it back down over the extremely sticky tape.  I should have “weighed” down the 1/2 that wasn’t taped – because it slipped and then I was praying and cussing at that same time!! Once this stuff sticks – it STICKS! Well it was all fixable but lesson learned!

This is the floor door to the standup crawlspace.  This part was not fun but got it done.

Not to shabby!  And after putting this down I realized it was the perfect solution in more ways than one – I realized how un-level the floor actually was.

I have to say – I was totally surprised when I took this picture because I was shocked at how good the lines actually lined up! Sweet – even thought it’s totally covered by a rug, (inner satisfaction) lol.

Snapdragons

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I love snapdragons and I’m usually too late to purchase them by the time I think about buying some.

I had to make a run to Home Depot for some paint for my pantry barn door and I saw these! Yahoo! Oh, and looking at this picture is a friendly reminder to myself to re-paint the pumpkin patch fence, lol.

Pantry Barn Door

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Since my Kitchen is finally finished I figured the next project should be finishing the pantry.  My Pantry use to be the mudroom and this was my exterior door.  I’ve had the door stored in my barn since I did the addition because I knew I had to use it somewhere and like Ben & Erin from “HomeTown”, I too like a little dinge, lol.  I decided to use it for my pantry.  The way the pantry is set up I couldn’t really have a door that swung in or swung out due to the big hole (door) in the floor to the crawlspace.

So I’ve decided to use this as a barn door to the pantry that I’ll hang on the inside of the doorway as opposed to the outside of the doorway – because that’s my only option, lol.

This door is unbelievably heavy – this old wood is tongue and groove – so cool!

I removed all the hardware and now it’s time to get to sanding – some dinge is really not necessary! LOL  Annnnddddd look what I found in my bag of tools – yep, that’s a N95’er 😉

New Bedspread

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I’ve had my quilt for while and now and could never find a dust ruffle that I liked.  So when I found this bedspread with matching shams I was quite happy.  It’s light weight and matches my walls perfectly – both colors are called “Blush”. Ahhhh done!

Wowww

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I was shocked again! Twice in one week – 1st toilet paper and now a gift from work!  It’s an outdoor bluetooth speaker with the emblem of a “lineman”.  What a wonderful surprise and it works great!! Thanks Sturgeon 😉

 

SCORE!

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SCORE! I made a run to the grocery store yesterday after work – I was happily shocked when I saw Charmin TP!!  I could only buy one but I’ve never been so happy to see toilet paper! LOL  It’s been at least a month since I saw TP on the shelves AND they had Bounty Paper towels – WOW – it was a win win kinda day! LOL