Too bad Chip and Joanna Gaines decided to fold up their tent and discontinue the popular “Fixer Upper” TV show.
I liked their show–even though I know a lot of it was staged drama. Just hammering nails and ripping out old boards would not have been interesting.
What I’m wondering about is the lasting effect after they’re gone? They inspired so many people to install barn door track and ship lap inside their homes.
Not that I have anything thing against either of these things. Everything looks good in its place. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but many imitators get carried away to the point of mockery.
Why cover an expensive full-sized oil painting with sliding cross buck barn doors when the artist intended for it to be seen? Ship lap is fine on an accent wall, but not on every wall, in every room. I still think barn door, sliding tracks are best for real barn doors–as they were intended. These fads will fade away like the others before, and the ones to come.
Although, I’m somewhat shocked at the renewed popularity of wallpaper. Wasn’t that trend over after the shockingly garish flocked, and foil wallpapers of the seventies? However, I am and have always been a fan of pocket doors.