Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Cedar Loft - Update #3

I’m very happy to report that after six days of putting up corrugated tin on the ceiling…….it is almost finished....just a couple more little sheets in the bathroom area to go! We’ve worked every evening since last Wednesday and all day Saturday. And let me tell you, if you want an arm workout, just put aside those weights, and hang some tin on the ceiling or even just help hang it.  :)  I’ve been so exhausted each night that I have no trouble falling asleep at all. I have the utmost admiration for Jason and my dad who work all day in and out of this heat and then come home and work on The Cedar Loft or out in the yard.

Also Joy and Luke were great while we worked. They usually hung out and played on the other end of the loft opposite the side we were working, when they weren’t outside. Plus, they brought us nice cool refreshing glasses of water or lemonade every now and then.

Anyway, here are a few photos of the progress. Toward the end, when it’s time for the trim work to be done, there will be trim  across the tin as well, which helps hold it up even more. I think that will add rustic character as well.

Next, we’re headed to Lowe’s (tonight) for the knotty barn siding for the interior walls and for the light fixtures. I’ll be staining the siding tomorrow while Jason’s at work and we hope to get started tomorrow night hanging them (if they’re ready). Colt will be helping on Saturday, so we hope to accomplish this over the weekend.

So until next time………we’ll be working. At least it’s cool up there and we’re getting to the fun stuff……stuff that adds character!

Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comments. Have a great day!


LynnMarie said...

Looks really nice! Good job.

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Wow The Cedar Loft is really coming along! You all are doing great work, can't wait to see it completed, which won't be long!! :0)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh Tammy it's going to be gorgeous when completed. I love the look.


Sheila said...

What a beautiful fun place you will have to hang out in when it is completed! Love the tin on the ceiling!!
Go, DIY'rs!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the look of the tin on the ceiling. Everything looks like it's coming along....Can't wait to see it all together and decorated!

Wendi said...

The ceiling adds so much to the space. It is looking good!

Bama said...

Tammy, it all looks great! What a great space you will have when its finished! I love the tin ceiling and can't wait to see it all primmed up and decorated.
Rest those arms!

Elle Bee said...

Looks great! I love seeing the progress.

Sharon said...

What a great look. I love seeing the project as you move on.
Have a great day.

Susannah said...

Love the tin ceiling! Lots of hard work...but it is coming along nicely. More?

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I admire Dad and YOU both! I get a little tired just being out there for a while!

Ya'll are doing a great job!

I love you! 8!

Joy :D

Paula said...

WOW~ it's looking great, Tammy! I can't wait to see it when you all are done! (Don't work too hard!)

Football and Fried Rice said...

Wow - love the loft! Cant wait to see the finished product!!

LOVE your summer post! You're an Iowan, right? Not everyone has fireflies :)

Bobbi Jo said...

So cool! Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Tanya said...

Ohhhh loving it! Especially the tin on the roof! It's so fun getting to see a project you do come to the finish line! That will be so fun to put all your cute primitive stuff you have been gathering for it!
Can't wait for the next update!

Annie said...

So exciting! I can't wait to see it done!!!

Hollie said...

Looking so good! Can't wait to see the finished result! Is Colt & his finacee still going to live there?

blessedmom's simple home said...

It's looking good Tammy! I know you're going to just love it when it's completed :)