One of my friends, (I think it was either Peg or Lisa!), got me hooked on the HGTV show, “Fixer Upper” — I’m now addicted to it! Joe likes the program too, so there have been many evenings when we’ve watched it to get ideas for the house.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with “Fixer Upper”, the show participants, Chip and Joanna Gaines, occasionally find ship lap on the houses they’re rehabbing, and they often incorporate the ship lap back into the house they’re updating.
I was really excited when we found ship lap under the old siding on the 2nd floor. Much of it is still in very good condition.
I was also excited because I was actually able to help today, instead of just take pictures! I was in charge of pulling out all of the old nails, and then scraping off the residual materials on the back of the boards to get them ready for future use.
We’re not exactly sure where we’re going to use them — perhaps on a wall in the art studio — but they’re ready when we need them.