Upcycled Goodwill Sled As Winter Decor

I found this unfinished wooden sled at a Goodwill in the Twin Cities over Christmas.  It was priced at $5.99.  

I was going to save it until next Christmas but instead, I gave it a a "Winter" makeover.



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I wiped it down with a damp rag, and then brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in CAVIAR.

I then pulled out my well used FolkArt Holiday Value Stencil Pack.
The Folkart Holiday Stencil Pack has twenty-six 12" x 12" card stock stencils.  For this project, I picked the snowflake stencil.  A few of the stencils are too corny, but I found quite a few to use for my holiday projects.  The down side is the stencils must be pressed/punched out and rip very easily.  If you are careful, you can use them a few times.

I laid the stencil almost on a diagonal, taped it to the sled, and swirled on two of the snowflake designs with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth. 

More details on swirling on a stencil from Funky Junk Interiors HERE and video HERE.

After distressing the edges with 100 grit sandpaper, I applied Dixie Belle Big Mama's Butta with a INTEX SUPPLY White Fiber Rag.

The wax is easy to apply with a wax brush or rag.  No streaking, and the colors take on a very rich hue.

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I used a better type of jute for the cord.  

The sled is perfect on a coffee table or dining table anchoring a winter vignette.

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Caviar is such a great black paint color.

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AND, of course the sled can stand or hang vertically on the wall too.  


One of my blogging friends, Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods, painted and stenciled this little sled last January HERE.


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I am very happy with my black sled makeover!

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