Christmas Thrift Store Decor

November 06, 2012

I have read and heard that brass is making a comeback, but I am still somewhat sick of it. 

So when I found a pair of deer at a consignment shop last year, (but forgot to photograph before spray painting), I spray painted them white.  I also rubbed a little white glue on their backs and sprinkled them with some fake snow.

Then when I found this card/photograph holder in brass:

I spray painted it white too.

Then I used a sponge brush and painted some small tags with Rustoleum black chalkboard paint.

I tied jute twine on the tags and shot a few photos of my finds.  

Not sure where these items will end up in my Christmas decorating, but to show you the finished products, I took a few photos.

Maybe too white on the white walls...

Maybe here? 

It will all be decided when my Christmas decorating is done!

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  1. Carlene, I love the way you painted each white, I think they are better this color. You are so crafty! Great job.

  2. You are so clever! All of it looks great! laurie

  3. I would have never thought to paint the deer white! They look great!

  4. Okay..... this is absolutely FABULOUS!! Love the white BRASS BE GONE colour. I'm looking for some brass antlered animals of any type on my next thrift store run. Thanks for sharing another grand idea!! :)

  5. Oh, your little deer turned out great and the card holder, too. Great job Carlene!

  6. Wow the brass looks so good painted white. hugs, Linda

  7. Oh, I like the glittery white so much better! Brass is coming back into vogue? Who knew! My 1917 brass bed may be in style once again. :@

  8. Carlene, I love the changes you made to the reindeer and the photo holder. Great idea on the tags too! I haven't started doing any Christmas decor yet. Gotta wait til T'giving is over to get in the mood.

    Have a good weekend!

  9. Hi Carlene,
    I love how the deer turned out! Now I would love to find some. Amazing how much white paint and a little glitter can transform things. Cute photo holder too. Love the them together! Thanks for sharing with share Your Cup.


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