Christmas Barn

 I'm back! After 3 weeks of healing my injured finger and dealing with a bad flair-up of my vertigo, I am finally on the road to recovery...the sad thing is my 'holiday mojo' seems to have disappeared.  I just don't have the enthusiasm that I normally do at this time of the year and I'm not sure if it's because of my recent health issues or just 2020.  Is anyone else feeling the same way?  I need to shake this off, so any and all suggestions are welcome.

In spite of that, I do have a sweet little project to share with you today.  This one was started a few months ago and the only things left were a few finishing touches.
As many of my projects do, this little barn started out as a scrap of wood.  I drew the pattern and cut it out.
Naturally, I started cutting and then realized I needed a picture!  You love that about me, don't you!  LOL

Since the barn needed a roof, I grabbed some popsicle sticks, gave it a quick measure, and cut them with a hacksaw.
A quick coat of black craft paint and the pieces were glued on.
Next were the doors.  
I can honestly say I did not measure this.  I 'eyeballed' it, put down some painters tape, and started painting.  I forgot pictures of this part and I guess I'll blame my cut finger and vertigo.  But, here's the used tape as proof:
Yes, that is a piece of my hair stuck to the tape - proof that it gets everywhere!

To 'add a little Christmas' to the project, I painted a wreath above the doors. I started making little v's (sort of) in a circle.
I continued with a lighter shade of green and, low and behold, it looked like a wreath.  
Some red berries were painted on and a bow was added.
I did give it a quick spray of clear Krylon before adding the bow. 

And a little Christmas barn was done and ready to sit on a shelf!

At least that's one Christmas project completed.  Now tell me, are you busy working on holiday projects or are you in a slump?
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  1. The wreath over the barn doors is the perfect finishing touch to your adorable Christmas barn, Ann! I'd like to say that you are not alone with your feelings. I seem to be dragging and forcing myself to complete projects this year. I use to love working in the yard with my flowers but not this year. Now I just rush through things to get them out of the way. I'm glad you're on the road to recovery, but I don't envy you having vertigo. I had a terrible bout with it several years ago and for a time had to have lots of Epley maneuvers to get my inner ear back to normal. Take care and I hope both of us will find our mojo once again!

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    1. I can't tell you how much better it makes me feel to hear I'm not the only one, Gail. It's so unlike me, but I did start cleaning my craft room yesterday and organization does help a bit. As for my vertigo, I live with it constantly, but when it flairs up it's a nightmare. I do my own Epley maneuvers, but it just takes time. Here's to better days ahead, my friend. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. That is just darling, Ann! I love it and I love the directions for painting the wreath. My daughter recently made a fan blade barn and I was thinking it could use a friend. Now I know how to make one of my own. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better...and yes, it's a hard year to feel festive. I just swapped out my living room curtains (again) and added two small lit trees I grabbed curbside and I'm *beginning* to feel a little festive...but it's not the same burst of joy I usually get this time of year. However, from the comments it doesn't seem like I'm alone..take care friend.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. It's been a stressful year and I think we'll all be glad to say goodbye to this one. It's good to hear I'm not alone and I think I just need to give myself a little push to get motivated. I'll have to stop by your blog to see what you're latest additions!

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  3. What a fun Christmas project. What a great way to explain how to paint the wreath!!

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    1. Thank you so much. The little v's were the easiest way I could think of to make a wreath.

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  4. Adorable and the finishing touch is the wreath, perfect.

    2020 has taken alot away and I was not letting it take Christmas too.

    I play Christmas music or watch Christmas movies and decorated as always.

    It may be just hubby, me and the pups but no way was I depriving us of a wonderful holiday season!

    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. This has been quite a year, that's for sure!

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  5. The wreath totally makes your barn craft! Funny you mention "eyeballing" as I do that all the time ~lol.

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    1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.....it's mostly because I'm terrible at measuring. It makes my husband crazy! LOL

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  6. So lovely, what a sweet idea for holiday decorating.
    I'm doing some Christmas projects for the blog and have done a bit of my Christmas shopping but I've not been able to think about decorating just yet - Once it's december I think I'll be ready, it's just all a bit weird this year isn't it? I glad you are on the road to recovery.

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    1. It certainly is a strange year, but I'm glad to hear that others are feeling the same way. Stay well and enjoy the holiday season!

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  7. This is just gorgeous. I have made a large elaborate barn for the mantel I haven't shared yet, and wanted to create something similar to this barn for our front porch. Can you tell I am behind? lol. Love your varn.

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    1. Thank you, Leanna. I can certainly relate to being behind this year...you're not alone!

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  8. I love your barn, Ann. You're being featured on the Little Cottage Link Party today!

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Kristie. Thank you!

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  9. Ann - this barn house is super adorable. Totally smitten by it.
    Naush

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    1. Thank you, Naush. I love creating something from a plain piece of wood!

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