Seriously, we can't make this stuff up:
Word got out about how we have been using our farm to bless large crowds and some people wanted to be a part of it...without us asking! We got a call that a local lumber company wanted to donate the wood for a pavilion. Then a local framer sent his crew to frame the structure (with our help, too). Next, a painter offered to stain the raw wood. A friend donated the shingles and a roofer donated his labor to put it on. A local lighting store joined in the fun and donated two outdoor ceiling fans; and you guessed it, an electrician donated his time to wire it up.
|We chose a location close to the barn so that power could be easily run to the pavilion.|
A friend was remodeling her kitchen and this brass chandelier was in the trash pile. I snatched it up, added a coat of black spray paint, and fell in love.
This 40" granite step came from the grandparent's farm. Pretty sure it weighs more than my car. I love reusing things with sentimental value.
We purchased three things for this project. 1. Nails. 2. Lattice to keep out cats and other animals that might want to make their homes under the deck.
3. String lights.
We looked in the big box hardware stores and online, but our budget was super tight. Then one day I happened to be at Big Lots and found these in the garden section. We didn't want anything that would be too bright (no bugs invited). These are actually small christmas tree lights with plastic clear ball coverings. They look like the glass ones but will be much more durable. The price was perfect too!
Remember the barn from the previous post? This is what we did with the salvaged barnwood:
The pavilion is 16x30' and I love every square inch.
Eventually we will stain the floor and support beams to match the rafters, but for now it is time to enjoy.
It is the perfect length for three long banquet tables for a serving buffet, or we can double that side by side for a sit down dinner. If it rains, we can keep a lot of friends dry.
I'm linking up with It's Overflowing today