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