Decorating The Outdoors For Christmas with Junk

One of the items I purchased with my birthday money last summer was this screen door.  I had it propped up against the house last summer in a shady spot in my garden.  

Since the door was green, I got the inspiration to work it into my front door/covered patio Christmas display this year.

A Framed Scabble Tile Christmas Tree

Scrabble Tile Framed Christmas Tree
One item that is seldom in short supply at the thrift shops in my town are frames, so it's no wonder that I use frames in my projects very frequently.  Here I purchased a $2 frame and painted the frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen.  Then I painted the stiff cardboard back with Ash from Fushion Mineral Paint.  I then glued my Scrabble tiles on in a Christmas tree shape with ProBond glue.  The glue dries clear but does shine a bit so I touched up with a small paint brush and more Ash paint where glue had oozed out from under the tiles. The star is a wood applique from Hobby Lobby.

Vintage Inspiration Party for November 10th

Welcome back to the VIP! We have some wonderful upcycled, repurposed and vintage decor features this week we know you'll love!

Take a look at what your hosts have been up to recently!

Cute Little French Stools: Thrift Shop Makover

I found these cute little stools at the thrift shop last week.  They were unfinished wood.  First I gave them a coat of dark walnut wood stain.

Up-cycled Thrift Shop Reindeer

 I picked up these three wooden reindeer at the thrift shop this week.  Would you have given them a second look at $3?

I painted the thee deer with two coats of DecoArt Americana Chalky Paint in Lace.  Then I sanded them a bit to distress the paint.  

I cut up a rustic bell garland from Kruenpepper Gifts and tied the strips of jute and bells around the deer's necks.

I love them in white!

That's a grubby prim snowball perched in the large reindeer's antlers.  Be on the lookout for wooden thrift shop deer!

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