Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Inspired By #51

You have until tonight to play along with my Inspired By Challenge.


I have a box full of wooden blocks that I picked up at a garage sale for 50 cents!  I also used it as inspiration to create a few items to add to my Christmas home decor.  Now I really wanted to stage this photo with some of the cute Santas that I have collected over the years.  However, with our house in an upheaval - most of our dining room and living room is full of kitchen stuff due to the kitchen reno... I just did not feel like digging out anymore stuff.  You will have to imagine it ;)  The black tray was a thrift store silver tray that I spray painted with chalkboard paint - no chalk at home, otherwise I would have written something Christmasy on it.



This frame was also something I picked up at a garage sale for next to nothing.  It had one of those chipboard oil paintings in it and the frame was gold.  I painted the frame black, then white then sanded it slightly to mimic the distressing of the chair in the photo.  The photo is a printable I found on Pinterest, I just printed it up on Textured Cardstock to mimic the look of a painted canvas.


Now here is the block.  I sanded it down a bit then rubbed a candle over it in spots so it would be easy to distress.  I painted the front and back white and the edges black, then sanded them slightly.  I used my cricut to cut out the word, then used it as a stencil.  This was so easy and quick.

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

magic...that's what you work on your garage sale finds...I can't believe that santa is a printable...it's awesome.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I just absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeee these!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

PS -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Absolutely LOVE these!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, yes............
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

Alanna said...

What great decor projects. I especially love the frame.

Is it your birthday? Happy Birthday. Hope it's a fantastic day for you.

bonnie said...

Love, love, love this post....awesome projects sweetie x x

Carla said...

Love these!! I love vintage looking Christmas decor!

Karen Pedersen said...

I need you to come decorate my house for Christmas. I love your shabby chic style! You do amazing things with your garage sale finds.

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, what a great idea!

Juliana said...

OH these are fabulous creations Laurel!!!

Rose said...

girl you rock the garage sale finds :)

lynn said...

these are adorable, laurel!

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