My sister used to be married to Bob. They lived in a cute little "shack" with no power or running water up past Reserve Park. Bob reminds me of - me. He loves anything old and is sure that he can find a use for just about anything and everything.
When Linda and Bob moved to Oregon, I went up and helped them move the contents of the shack and several wonderful outbuildings. I'd love to have one of the outbuildings for a chicken coop.
I drooled the whole time. Bob had some of the most awesome things stored away. One thing I remember in particular, was tons of old flooring. BEAUTIFUL old flooring. So, when we were in Portland, Bob came to breakfast with us one morning. I mentioned to him that if he ever decided he wanted to part with it, to let me know as we wanted to possibly buy it for our new barnhouse.
Evidently, Bob is ready to part with some things. I know that I couldn't have pried it away from him 3 years ago. But, he said if we would bring a truck over, he'd give it to us. Oh my God!
Bob thinks the flooring came out of the old gym at the Caldwell High School. I'm sure it would take some work, but how cool would that be to have that in our barnhouse? I'm so excited to start this place I can hardly stand it.
Our count so far:
20 ft. backbar out of the Dry Creek Mercantile - free
old farmhouse sink from the Dubys - free
3 old bar stools from the Homedale Merc - $100 (purchased at a yard sale about 5 years ago)
flooring from the Caldwell High School gym - free
I love that our new barnhouse will have a wonderful history as soon as it's built. I know there won't be a day that goes by that I won't look at the floor and think about where it came from, or the backbar from the Merc, or the sink from the Dubys.
As soon as we sell our house, we're heading to Portland to pick up our floors...