Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thrift Store Wood Sled Makeover

It was a bit mild here today so I was able to get outside and do some spray painting.  First up was the little wood sled I got last weekend at a church thrift store fall festival.  I gave it a few coats of black paint:
Then I sanded some random edges to give it a more shabby look.  I traced some sheet music around the "seat" part and cut it out.  Break out the Mod Podge and add a coat to stick it to the wood and then another coat to seal it in.
While the Mod Podge was drying, I printed off the great vintage Santa image from the Graphics Fairy.  I glued that to the middle of the sheet music.
Then I tied on some twine and tea-stained red seam binding.  The faux pine cone and berries, I picked up from the dollar store.  Just slip that under the twine and seam binding.  Final touch was the joyeux noel tag clipped on with a French script clothes pin.

I may or may not add some glitter for a more sparkly look but I'm really pleased overall with the final look!  P.S. Now that my new blog has reached 200 followers, I'll be putting together that giveaway I mentioned a week or so ago!

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday and The Graphics Fairy: Brag Monday.

Jeanine

17 comments:

Anne said...

Totally cute - love it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out really good! I love that image. I just have to find my little yard sale sled that I bought over the summer. Once I do, that will be getting a coat of paint and some fixing up. It will fit perfectly outside the front door here {and the front door is covered so it won't get messed up from the weather like it would have done at my old house}.

Danielle @VintageDanielle said...

That looks so cute and holiday-y! I can't wait to start bringing out my christmas decor! You're the blog I go to for holiday decor ideas, thanks Dolls!

Theresa said...

This turned out so sweet, that sale is really paying off! t.xoxoxo

Patti said...

Love how the sled turned out - the graphic is wonderful! I have christmas on my mind so much lately that I will probably be burned out before it arrives!!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

So cute! I can't believe it's only two months until Christmas!
xo,
s

Jane said...

Wonderful makeover!! That really turned out cute!!
Jane

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Oh.. I really do like that!.. the colors are perfect. I like the vibe on this... Good job!

maddie

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow! What a great project! I love how you combined so many great elements into it to make it so special. So well done!

Pam

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks wonderful!

tickledpinkwithrosesandpearls.com said...

I LOVE this! I also wanted to tell you that your blog is amazing. I look forward to following along and seeing more of your beautiful things to come.
Michele

Ingrid@morestylethancash said...

This is ADORABLE!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the way your sled turned out!
I am a new follower! Love your Blog!

firstnightdesign said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! (via Graphics Fairy)

WhyCuzICan said...

Congrats on being FEATURED at BRAG MONDAY at GraphicsFairy! Karen really loved your project by the looks of it-- as did LOTS of other people!

Big smiles for you,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

tickledpinkwithrosesandpearls.com said...

Congratulations on having your beauty featured on The Graphics Fairy!
Have a great day!
Michele

Donna said...

I'm in love with your Christmas sled, what a great idea! I love anything with vintage sheet music, and adore that santa image. Congrats on being featured over at the Graphics Fairy! What would we do with out Mod Podge and the GF??!!!