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    Smile Tack Room is Painted! Saddle & Bridle Racks Next!

    So, we finally got the skylight fixed in the new tackroom, no more leaks ... and we finally got the stone floors & mats put in ... and we finally got a nice weekend to work in the barn again!

    Our progress so far:

    Putting stone dust in the floor, shovel-by-shovel:

    Here you can see the unfinished walls and the floor before the stone dust and mats:

    After a full weekend spent priming, painting, staining and varnishing:

    Wooden shelf:

    Another view:

    The infamous skylight, and you can see the mats in this photo:

    A wider-angle view:

    I also have baseboard trim to install, also white...but I am out of gas for this weekend!

    I'll install the cabinet, saddle racks and bridle racks next. Then, I will have to paint the outside and get King's sign on the door. Whew ... a lot of work, but a labor of love!

    (As some of you know, we decided to turn King's stall into a tack room, since neither DH nor I could stand to look at it sitting empty. I have to admit, the conversion process is not a lot easier. Standing in there this afternoon, I just broke down and cried -- realizing that as nice as it is going to be to finally have a tack room, I would gladly go without if King would grab my shirt tail and grin at me with those laughing eyes just one more time.)

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 14, 2008


    Looks great!! What an amazing job you guys did

    I know that it is not easy but it will be a nice tribute to him.

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  3. #3
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    Dec. 19, 2012


    Looks great! I like reading your progress updates. Things are really starting to come together in a hurry now!

  4. #4
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    Aug. 31, 2006


    Thanks guys! I'm going to have to take a little break before finishing -- going out of town on business this weekend, plus my hands are soooo sore from all the painting ... I can barely type!

    All the saddle and bridle racks are here, sitting in my living room. Hopefully, I'll pull it all together in two weeks!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2009
    Area 51


    Awesome! A happy, cheerful color.
    I LOVE my Chickens!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct. 25, 2007


    You have done a great job. Just remember when you get sad, that King is right there with you. It is so painful, but I always take comfort that they are at peace.
    save lives...spay/neuter/geld

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