Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Shabby Chic Vintage Holiday Sled

Hello Friends!!
Today I would like to share with you another one of my painted projects.
This is one of MANY sleds that I purchased many years ago....and finally gave it a quick paint job.  
  The one thing that has always bothered me about the sleds, were how plain the sides would look.  
I could of added more painting to the side but the wood is ruff on the sides...and I don't like to ruin my brushes.  I am all proud of myself...because I am happy with how my sled turned out!!
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First I sanded, sealed and then gave it a coat of pink paint!!
Then I did some quick roses, leaves and whitish blue green looking lilacs.
Next I added some vintage buttons for depth.  I tied the tiniest sweet little bow out of the 
cotton candy baker's twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Awww.....I just love tiny things!!
I also used some of the pink with polka dots ribbon from the December Ribbon Assortment, I LOVE it!!
You will also see some of the 1/2 inch pink crochet lace...I love it too!!
Above you can see why I am all proud of myself.  I used some of my NEW favorite 
Juliet Crochet Lace , moss green leaves and "chocolate & marshmallow" candies  to dress up my sides
 all from  Really Reasonable Ribbon..
Bonnie has the Best Assortment!
 Now...no matter how I hang it..the sides will look fabulous as well!
As usual I went ahead and inked all my candies..and most of the ribbons with Ranger's Vintage photo distress inks, to give them an older look.
Here are a few close ups of the front.  It's hard trying to get a decent photo of
 'long and narrow" creations...LOL  I like big photos...LOL.
Here is one last look at the bottom! 
I forgot to mention...I could not decide what I wanted in the center. 
I think I have finally settled on the word
Now to decide..if that will be painted or paper??  LOL
Don't forget to link up your 
Anything Goes and Ribbon Creations to our challenge!!
For those of you new to blogging...I have two new "blogger" tutorials
(I have other blogging tutorials as well)
How to center your blog header
How to add a "Pin it" button to your blog post
Thank you for visiting today!!


  1. You are a wealth of information and inspiration today! I've been trying to figure out that Pin It thingie so thanks for the tutorial! Your sled is amazing! Beautiful painted roses! And your idea for the rough sides is perfect! I'll be checking out more of that RRR ribbon!

  2. This is beautiful Heather!

  3. Lovely!! Don't you feel creative when something that has been hanging around gets perfected! I will be using that video on pinning also - you know how much help I need with this tec stuff LOL Hugs,

  4. Gorgeous project, Heather! Love your painting, and I too love tiny things, i.e. your itty bitty bows. Your treatment of the sides is genius - thanks so much for all the closeups. I'm a visual gal and love seeing all the DETAILS. And a huge thank you for the tute on pinning - I just joined Pinterest yesterday and was wondering how to add the Pin It tag to my blog. Your blog is eye candy AND useful information. Thank you!!

  5. This looks great! I bought a sled this year and haven't touched it yet! Mine is a little different and a shorty..I like how long yours is! Your painting is wonderful and I love what you did to the sides! I think I have to go shopping again because i am loving that 1/2" pink crochet lace too!
    btw...I linked a different bag to SCH! :) Yup, I'm not only on time this week but I actually did two that would fit! LOL

  6. Gorgeous Heather!!

  7. Hi Heather! Great ideas & creativity! LOVE what you did...so pretty. Happy Christmas count down. Have a lovely holiday with your guys :)


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