Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grain Bin House Gets the Blues


Our inside work on the Grain Bin House continues, but certainly not at the speed of the outside work. Priorities man. Still, two projects were recently marked off our ongoing list of items to be finished; the pantry and the stairs.

The pantry was, for the last eight months, a freestanding set of plastic shelves under our stairs. It sufficed, but we needed more shelves, permanent shelves and more room on each shelf. Enter Keith and his supply of leftover wood.




Leftover from other GBH projects, leftover from my sister Mary's kitchen remodel, leftover from our old farm, leftover from we can't even remember. Every piece of the new pantry came "pre-paid." Keith built a frame under the stairs then pieced together several very deep shelves that more than triple the square inches we had in storage with the old plastic shelf unit. I came along with paint, more leftovers from our bedroom walls, and the pantry is complete. More or less.




We plan to add additional shelves, about 8 inches in depth, to run at right angles to the deeper shelves. These we will use for jars of canned goods...coming in a few weeks. I may or may not cover the area with a curtain, certainly we don't have room for any doors.




Now onto the stairs. The risers were made with leftover wood but the tops were new pine.




I wanted color,  so with GK Wesley's help, we picked three shades of blue,  and then alternated them. We had some mighty heat here last week so I painted outside which quickened dry time.



When I was done it all looked very Pianoesque, and I imagined a future picket fence painted the same way, but for now, it's only the stairs.


With the risers done, I decided to cover the tops with a combination stain/polyurethane (see bottom step.) It's a bit light for my taste but we'll see how a second coat goes. Eventually we must close in the top of the stairs over the pantry but I expect that will become a fall job as garden duties are increasing in intensity.




This is our first summer of serious food production and we plan to be on top of everything when the veggies are ready for harvest and preservation. But we all know how God responds to our planning don't we? He drops to the floor, rolls around and laughs so hard he wets himself.

Or so I've heard.





















17 comments:

  1. Love the blues, and the visual of GOD typing ROFLMAO into his phone. Oh, that reminds me of a Sunday school song (Telephone to glory, Oh what joy devine.....). Goodness, you can see how my mind works. No Curtain please. When the preserves are all lined up, it will be a work of art. You can sit at that table and feel very self satisfied.

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    1. ROFLMAO !!!! Well done Lynda, well done.

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  2. It looks great! I love the idea of having different shades of blue for the steps.

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    1. Thank you, thank you very much (she said in a rock star fashion.)

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  3. Best way ever to stain/poly steps-by taking them outside!! Wish I had done that.
    SO much storage space in the pantry! Yay!

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    1. Thank you seester. I think this is my sister. Is this one of my sisters?

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  4. Great storage! And the stairs look lovely. Would the space underneath work for hanging herbs or other things to dry?

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    1. Yes it would, I also have huge heavy beams from which I can hang herbs, garlic, onions, hand washed unmentionables.

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  5. Love the pantry and the colors on the steps!! Since Honey retired, our garden is more important than ever.
    And I hope we can keep God from laughing!!!

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    1. hey there C.L. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new kitchen too. It's fun to finally move forward on these dreams isn't it?

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  6. Your stairs look stunning, and what a good idea painting them outside.

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    1. Because our grain bin house is rather small inside, we do tons of work outside.Keeps any fumes down and I get a great tan.

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  7. Oh your stairs look lovely!!! I love your whole GBH, so glad you're back to blogging :))

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    1. Well thank you Jennifer, I'm happy to be blogging too. My family likes it too because then I'm not yakking in their faces as much.

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  8. Do you have soap for sale? We used to buy it at the other farm.

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    1. Yes, I am making soap. Email me at opies99@gmail.com for more info.

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  9. The interiors of a room should always match the personality of the person who will occupy that room. This is the reason why designers always work closely with their clients so they can make sure that they get a feel of what their clients want in terms of design style. Construction companies in doha

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