So… it hit me…
Why not bring the outdoors in…
by BUILDING an OLE RUSTIC Christmas Barn…
For my Christmas mantel this year!
Since I didn’t have any scrap wood, I had to take a trip to the hardware store.
I found some light cut wood and came up with a plan.
Here… I’ve cut and glued some of the pieces together as you can see.
Now… it’s starting to take shape with the beginning stages of FAUX PAINTING.
Remember… I wanted RUSTIC!
After the faux painting was done, I cut some strips and added that ole barn door.
with a little BLING, BLING!!
Ready for the WHOLE finished barn?
DrUm RoLL PLeASe…
Here’s some Christmas Barn Mantel photos for you to enjoy…
Notice the snowy branches?
They came from flocked scrap branches at a nursery…free!
I added some stacked wood around the barn for an outdoor feel.
The lights all around the barn make it real nice and cozy at night!
And that’s my 2011 Christmas Barn Mantel!
What’s great about this piece is that I can use it anytime of the year.
Next up… the Christmas Tree!
I did something this year… I’ve never “had done” before!
Hope your Christmas Season has been Merry and Bright!!