July 17, 2018

Hay Loft Doors (with Barn Quilt)





30 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

VERY nice!

Michelle said...

Bravo!!!

Judy said...

It's coming together quite nicely!

Unknown said...

Love it!!

Unknown said...

Liz (Eight Acres)

tpals said...

Hooray!

Mama Pea said...

LOVE IT!!!

Jean Ellen said...

Been following your progress and it is beautiful. I know you are very proud of it.

DFW said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it.

Henny Penny said...

It is a perfect country red barn with a hay loft! I would be so happy. I really do like your new barn.

Woolly Bits said...

pretty! what do the neighbours say? unfortunately I don't have any, who'd go to the trouble to make their sheds look so nice - dilapidated more likely:( I'd love to look at it every day....

Ed said...

I really love that your design splits with the doors! That makes it very unique.

Leigh said...

Thanks Everybody! I'm both pleased and relieved that the whole thing turned out so well.

Bettina, I don't know if the neighbors notice. It can be seen from the road, but no one lives directly across from our driveway for a full time view. They'd have to particularly look down our driveway to see it. That being said, our house and outbuildings were very dilapidated when we bought the place, so any improvements are appreciated, I'm sure! Our neighbors all fall into suburbanite types, so they like neatly groomed yards and well-kept homes. We're slow on a lot of things, but we do try to keep the front lawn mowed and work toward a more aesthetic place in general. It's fun when some of that includes room for a creative touch or two. :)

Susan said...

Oh, Leigh! It's gorgeous! It looks so good against your red barn!

Renee Nefe said...

it's lovely! I'm sure it must fill you and Dan with a huge since of pride in a job well done seeing this each morning. The amount of craftsmanship that has gone into your homestead is amazing.

Mike said...

The barn looks really good! Is it finally finished?

Kris said...

Super Duper!!!

Goatldi said...

Yeaha!!! The girls and I will arrive end of next week 😊

Florida Farm Girl said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Leigh said...

Susan, I'm really happy with the color combo. :)

Renee, thank you so much. It is fun making something both functional but unique. The little touches make it truly ours.

Mike, almost! Dan's working on gutters now, then windows and trims. Also need a door off the back opening of the barn. We don't have to wait until all that's done before moving the goats in, though, so that will likely be pretty soon.

Goatldi, I'll bake you a cake and have the coffee pot on!

Sue, thanks!

Fiona said...

Its absolutely beautiful. AWESOME!

Paula said...

The whole thing looks great- you have a real deal barn!

Annie in Ocala said...

Wow! It's just Awesome! You an Dan should be very proud!!

60schild said...

Outstanding!

Leigh said...

Thank you Everyone!

Mrs Shoes said...

OMG - it's PERFECT! Who cares if anyone else can see it? That would make me smile everyday. Great job Leigh & Dan!

Chris said...

As an Aussie, I'm intrigued. Is this a barn tradition in the US?

Leigh said...

Mrs. Shoes, thanks! It's a very happy thing to look at. :)

Chris, I don't know if I'd call it a tradition. I actually hadn't heard of them until Mrs. Shoes mentioned them in a comment awhile back. (She's Canadian, so I reckon it's a North American thing. Have any of my European readers seen them over there?) I loved the idea and when I searched "barn quilts" found hundreds of examples. There are barn quilt directories and "trails" as well as quite a few books on the topic. So maybe they weren't a tradition back-when, but they have certainly become very popular!

Chris said...

Thanks for the follow-up, Leigh. It's interesting how traditions start, isn't it? Seems it may have skipped the border, and started spreading. ;) I can see how a tour guide would be a popular thing. You may just find yourself on one soon, with strange cars and buses, parking out front to take a gander at your barn quilt.

Leigh said...

Chris, I hope not! LOL.