I thought I’d squeeze in one more holiday post before the big day.
On Monday I shared a sweet little chair that I revamped using a stencil from Wallcutz (you can find them on Etsy). Well, when I ordered that Fresh Honey stencil, I also ordered a couple of others including some Christmas stencils. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get anything completed and out to the shop to sell before the end of the holiday season this year, but there’s always next year right?
Plus, I wanted to make something for myself. Shocker, right? Nine times out of 10, I’m making things to sell. But I wanted a black, stenciled sign for my own house. I made up this one earlier in the month …
I loved it, but the dimensions weren’t quite right for the spot I had in mind. So I sold it.
Then I saw this stencil from Wallcutz.
Pretty adorable, right?
So I went back to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and found some more cupboard doors that it would fit on.
I painted mine in Dixie Belle’s Midnight Sky, and stenciled it using French Linen for a shadow (just around the words North Pole) …
and Drop Cloth for the 2nd layer of stenciling.
I sanded everything, and this is definitely one of those cases where sanding all of the edges really brought out a lot of detail.
I hung it in this spot for getting some suitable photos of it, but ultimately it’s going to go on the wall behind the piano.
You can catch just a glimpse of my non-collected Christmas village in the background of the photo above. I put it up on my giant pine cupboard. I love the way it looks all lit up at night.
I use things like vintage suitcases, old books and game boxes to create varying heights.
And this year I put Ebenezer’s house in a bird cage.
So, probably not your typical Christmas village set up, but I like it.
These pieces are all from the Dept 56 Dickens Village. If you buy them new they are silly expensive. But I’ve gotten all of mine at either garage sales or thrift stores. I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than $15 and usually it’s less.
I also want to share the throw pillow on my chair …
I found that at the Turn Style consignment store in Roseville for only $10.50. They had quite a few of them when I was there last week. I don’t know if they have a big post-holiday sale on Saturday or not, but some of you locals might have a shot at getting one even cheaper.
And on that note, I wish you all good tidings of comfort and joy! Mr. Q and I will be enjoying a quiet Christmas this year with my niece and sister. I have a couple of year-end wrap up posts planned over the next week, but other than that I plan to just chill out, rest up and get ready to ring in 2021. It has to be an improvement on 2020, don’t you think?