Monday, December 19, 2011

My Christmas Barn Mantel


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.

Barn Door

with a little BLING, BLING!! Smile

Ready for the WHOLE finished barn?


Christmas Barn Mantel


I LIKE!! Smile


Here’s some Christmas Barn Mantel photos for you to enjoy…

Christmas Barn Mantel 2



Notice the snowy branches?

They came from flocked scrap branches at a nursery…free!  Smile

Christmas Barn 2


I added some stacked wood around the barn for an outdoor feel.

Christmas Barn

The lights all around the barn make it real nice and cozy at night!

Christmas Barn 3

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!!



  1. Fabulous Kendra!! Love every single bit of it!! Happy to see your creativity at work - always makes me smile... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friend!!

  2. I love this, girl!!! You did a fabulous job and I think you are so creative.

    Merry Christmas, Amy

  3. You ROCK and ROLL!! Seriously, I think it would so nice if we were neighbors!!!! Then you could make a barn for me! hahahaha!

    Those lanterns dangling there are out of sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Your creativity astounds me!! Gosh I have missed your cute creations!! You do Rock And Roll! Happy Holidays Kendra..

  5. Fantastico!! y bien a tiempo para prepararlo para las proximas fiestas! gracias!!

  6. I love the barn!!!! I am getting my husband to make it tomorrow! :) He wanted to know the dimensions. Do you know? Merry CHRISTmas!

    1. Hi... I no longer have the barn but would guesstimate it to be 3ft to 4ft in width and height... I used Lowes lightweight craft wood slats to build it... Hope that helps! Thank you!

  7. Hi Kendra :)

    I stumbled across your blog through Pinterest and just wanted to say how beautiful this barn is - especially in red!! (I have a thing for red sheds.. must be the country girl in me). You are very talented :)

  8. Hi there! I'm totally in love with this barn mantel decoration - I found your blog post on this through Pinterest, and I just wanted to let you know how creative it is. I'm totally making this for Christmas this year. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

    1. Hi Sam! Thanks so much... glad you got some inspiration for your Christmas decor!! :)


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