a Christmas quickie.

When I decorate for Christmas, I focus more on small touches all over rather than the big pop of an amazing Christmas tree.  This is mainly because I don’t really have a good spot in my house for a big tree.  This year I decided it would be fun to re-work the chalkboard chair that I have hanging on the wall in my kitchen.  You may remember it …

chalkboard chair

It was easy to add a pop of Christmas to this chair.  First, a confession.  I was going to re-do the chalkboard design, but when I went to erase the existing design I realized I pressed a little too hard with my chalkboard pencil the first time around and it was embedded too deep.  Drat!  I debated getting out the chalkboard paint and adding another coat, waiting for it to dry, then adding a new design, but I had no time for that.  So I cheated.  I printed out a chalkboard printable and then just taped it onto the chair.  You can find the free printable here.

chair chalkboard close up

It’s not too obvious from a distance, but up close it looks a little wonky.  Maybe if I find some spare time, I’ll re-do it the right way.  But for now, it is what it is.

I also removed the linen towel that was hanging from the chair and replaced it with my Reindeer feed sack filled with greens and wooden snowflake ornaments.  Were you wondering what Santa fed to Dasher and Dancer?  Well, now you know!

chair close up

And with just those couple of changes, I have a fun Christmas decoration for the wall.

chair after

Easy peasy.

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9 thoughts on “a Christmas quickie.

  1. I love chalkboard decor. This is great such a clever idea. Is the chair child size or full size? Did you make the grain sack or purchase it? You have a knack for sprinkling charm. Since I am not a more is more gal I find tweaking like this is the way to go.

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    1. The chair is child sized. I’ve done a few of these folding chairs turned chalkboard. They are super simple to pull off. The feed sack was purchased last year at the Round Barn. I have no sewing skills whatsoever 😉 Thanks Victoria!

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    1. Man, I am totally going to get the bad blogger award for not including the link and giving credit for that print! Bad, bad blogger! You can find it here. I must add it to my post too! Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Looks good! I took a vacation day today to decorate….have spent the whole day putting stuff out and haven’t even got the tree up yet! Think I have a little too much stuff….already had my husband take a trip to our local Goodwill to donate….it’s a sickness! Your simple touches idea is one I should adopt!

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