Christmas 2011 - Repainting a Snow Village

I have a 1950's house complete with a vintage coral tiled bathroom.  I have learned to decorate around the coral and make it seem that I picked the color, however, when it comes to Christmas decorating none of the traditional Christmas colors work.   It seems a shame not to decorate in the bathroom with its 10' built in vanity (but only one sink) and corner built in display shelves. 

This year I got an idea from a friend to spray paint mismatched, second hand, snow village buildings and add artificial snow.  (Thanks, Dana! from Snowman Hill)  White of course will work in the coral bathroom.

So this is what I started with:

Spray painted and sprinkled with snow.  I applied tacky glue with my finger wherever I wanted the snow to stick.


Then as long as I was spray painting, I painted a set of brass deer and matte finish porcelain angel purchased at a consignment shop.


I didn't want a bunch of ugly cords on my countertops so I found flameless tea lights to stick in the electric bulb holes.  Note:  The tea lights had to be very thin.  I got these from a KP catalog.



One side of the sink.
And the other.

6 comments:

  1. wow - love this idea! i'm going to be on the hunt for the ones you found originally, probably much less expensive than the store bought houses...xoox tracie

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  2. Hi Carlene, this is so beautiful. It looks like it was meant to be that way originally. What a delightful idea. I almost want to rush out to the thrift stores to find some for myself and paint them, but, it's a little too late now for this year, but maybe????? Thanks so much for sharing. Great job. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks Chris. I am now following your blog too!

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  4. What a creative and wonderful way to reuse those mismatched snow village houses~ genius! I'm dreaming of a White Christmas in this July heat :)

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