Shannon Berrey

Why Pinterest and barn wood walls are awesome

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OK, so stick with me here.... I started reading Ree's {aka 'The Pioneer Woman'} blog long before I ever saw her TV show on The Food Network. {remember this post??} She has a great writing style, a charming wit, a rambling ranch, great photography tips, and an impressive ongoing remodel of a town landmark. 

I have also been a long time follower of blogger Kara Paslay. I first discovered her when she was blogging about her job as one of Anthropologie's creative merchandising and display team members. She has since teamed up with the talents of her creative carpenter husband and they have reno'd an industrial loft as well as designed several TV sets. You may remember them as guests on the old Nate Berkus show. Oh, and Tim started a side biz of super cool wooden bowties {Two Guys Bowties} that I blogged about here. They are currently working towards their own TV design show

Now, Ree's bestie, Hyacinth, wanted a barn wood wall in her guest room. She did exactly what you are supposed to do, and took to Pinterest. Here, she discovered a barn wood that wall she loved, clicked through, saw it was done by Kara and started reading her blog. Excitement set in as she discovered that Kara and Tim were in a nearby midwestern city. She called Kara and soon, Kara and Tim found themselves redoing Hyacinths room. 
Ree wanted to showcase the beautiful transformation and shared posts about the redo on her blog.

I love how this rustic wall turned out. 

They started with a sketch which they digitized.

Then they set up their computerized router to translate the design into the barn wood.

I love the contrast of the 'clean wood' next to the aged grayed wood.

They added a Z Gallerie steer head and created a frame and a plaque with the year the house was built. 


Ree also loved how it turned out and wanted to meet Kara. She asked Kara to give her set/lodge a little more 'oomph'. So, Kara got busy.


In the back of the set, color was added to the backsplash by using blue egg crates. And a hanging rope shelf was added above the stove.  

Temporary redo's that can easily be changed for future seasons.

So here's the moral{s} of the story:

1} post your awesome stuff to Pinterest
2} you never know who is friends with who
3} the internet makes the world a much smaller place
4} you might end up on the set of a TV show
5} Ree is a FANTASTIC cook. watch her show

{images via Kara Paslay}

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