This summer, my husband, kids and I visited an outdoor market that showcased makers and their creations. I have been doing furniture flips for 3 years now, but let me tell you- It’s not easy to transport! If I was bringing my furniture to a market, I’d need a big truck and trailer. So what was something smaller and easier to handle that I could “Make”? I thought about soap, (my aunt used to make fantastic smelling soap), candles, and pillows. (I can barely sew a button and my curtains all have fusion iron on hem, lol!). My husband said, how about stained glass? (my mom made beautiful glass pieces years ago.) Not really me…. Barn Quilts?! Perfect!
If you’ve been with me along time on Instagram, you’ll know my hubs and I had a Barn Door building business as well as Farmhouse tables. So Barn Quilts, not too far fetched. I enjoy working with my hands and using power tools. I bought my first jigsaw when I was 22. The last little house I owned, I did the entire kitchen renovation on my own! (well maybe a little bit of help, but not much!) In recent years, my husband has taken over most of the power tool duties, so I’m happy to have a reason to use them again. So finding something that lets me use my creativity and work at my pace, as well as work with paint and wood- “Perfectly Laura.”
Here is my very first Barn Quilt!! I chose to do a classic black and white design to show that these Folks Art beauties can be used in any decor. Farmhouse, traditional, boho, modern. This Barn Quilt is 22 x 22, I distressed it after I painted and added a bit of dark wax to soften the design a little bit. I have this available, as well as a few Holiday designs, I’ll have posted on my Instagram stories as well as my Facebook Page Making Our Haven. Email me at email@example.com for details as well.
Have a great day and look for my Christmas Home Tour coming later this week. Can’t wait to share more Barn Quilts! Laura