Thrift Shop Wooden Toy Truck Upcycled As Christmas Decor

I found this handmade wooden truck at the thrift shop last week.

I purchased it for $5.


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First, I stained the truck cab and trailer using Minwax Wood Finish Penetrating Stain in Provincial and an old tee shirt rag.

I then painted the trailer with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Barn Red, and the truck cab with Fusion Mineral Paint in Bayberry.

I lightly distressed the truck pieces using 220 grit sandpaper.

This Christmas Trees Stencil from Old Sign Stencils was my favorite from 2018.  I used it on many Christmas projects.


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Here I taped the bottom of the stencil onto the trailer side bottom.  I put a small notch in the stencil to accommodate the wheel.

I pounced on the words Pine, Spruce and Fir using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth

Thrift Shop Wooden Truck Upcycled As Christmas Decor
I darkened the distressed edges of the trailer and cab using Minwax Wood Finish Stain Marker in Provincial, and waxed the pieces with Dixie Belle Big Mama's Butta. 

I applied the wax with an INTEX SUPPLY Fiber Rag.




I removed the plastic bottoms from the trees, and tied the trees on top of the truck trailer using jute twine.



Thrift Shop Wooden Toy Truck Upcycled As Christmas Decor
I was careful to not cover up my stenciling with the jute.

Thrift Shop Wooden Toy Truck Upcycled As Christmas Decor
I love how my thrift shop truck turned out!

Thrift Shop Wooden Toy Truck Upcycled As Christmas Decor


Thrift Shop Wooden Toy Truck Upcycled As Christmas Decor
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