Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stocking Hook Board, Chevron Chair, Christmas Sign

I'm adding more goodies

to my Christmas Corner!

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I'm going neutral.

I love the restful color palette,

but it's quite the challenge for me

to keep from adding a blast of red.

Well, today it's cream, white, gray, and brown

with lots of twinkly lights.

I made the stocking board out of fence board.

I double loaded my brush with Early American Stain

and Black Semi-Gloss Paint.

I brushed a gloss acrylic sealer on the boards

and added some $2 hooks from Hobby Lobby.

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I like the rustic old barn look, 

especially the dark contrast with all of the light coordinates.


What about this chair that I found in the trash!

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All trendy now with the chevron fabric,

natural caned back,

white chippy paint,

and on casters, ta boot.

It's a squatty little chair , but so inviting,

especially now with the sweet woodland deer pillow.

Now that was a fun paint project I have been wanting to try.

You should see Craftberry Bush watercolors.

She paints a beautiful watercolor buck that you can

purchase at her site.

I sketched mine with pencil and then used 

watered down acrylics on canvas for my pillow.

I have more woodland craft ideas I hope to get to!

You can find how to make the

Merry Christmas sign here.

Are you all getting ready to make 

a little Christmas Nook?!

I don't have a mantel, so I have to create a space.

Have a great Thanksgiving Week!


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20 North Ora said...

Love, love, love that precious deer pillow. I've been thinking about doing some painted pillows. You have inspired me to give it a shot! All of your projects are just great!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Feral Turtle said...

I usually have neutral and this year I actually bought some red garland for a pop of color. lol... Your stocking board is great as is that amazing deer pillow. WOW. That chair definitely looks awesome. I had to look twice to see that it was the same chair!! I think I might have to make a stocking board as I don't have a mantel....yet!!

Unknown said...

I love it! The neutrals are so peaceful and beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelly said...

I just love the sign and the hooks holding the stockings underneath. Great focal point idea! Love that adorable deer pillow and the tags you used for the names on the stockings too. I might like to add tags to mine. Cute idea!

Krista Aasen said...

The neutral scheme looks fantastic Deb! I know what you mean about it being hard to keep from adding the red! I don't know if I could do it... but I sure love how it looks!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I love what you did to that chair! What a difference paint makes!

Brandyn said...

This will be the first Christmas that we are without a fireplace and mantel. This will be a great way to still hang all our stockings. Love the little name tags! So Cute!

Unknown said...

I love the fact that you kept it neutral. This is beautiful! Who knew Christmas decorations Don't have to be red and green! Stopping by from diy Sunday Showcase.

Erin Foerch said...

I love the idea for hanging stockings without a mantel. Very pretty! The neutral colors look so classy and pretty.

Unknown said...

This is a great post! I just love those hooks. :) I was looking for a fun way to display my stockings. Thanks for the great idea. :) Pinned!

Maria said...

How beautiful! I love the Christmas sign, and all the stockings and twinkle lights! So pretty and festive!

Unknown said...

Love everything about this. Can't believe you painted that pillow and the chair looks amazing! Really, really good. I need to start going through the trash! ;) I would love if you had a second to link up to the Handmade Holiday Link Party going on over on my blog. :)

Angela Muir said...

SO cute, i love the chrismtas chalkboard sign! adorable.http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

Krista Aasen said...

I love this whole vignette Deb- and am a big fan of that Christmas sign. I love this so much that I am featuring it tomorrow at Work it Wednesday- hop over if you have a chance to grab your button:)
~Krista from the happy housie

Debra@CommonGround said...

what a great idea, fun alternative to a mantel! love that wonderful deer pillow!

Amy @ Homey Oh My! said...

This is so gorgeous. Neutrals are a fave of mine but I agree it can be tempting to want to add a pop of color. That sign is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing at the Handmade Holiday Link Part :)

EveryDay Bloom said...

I love your little Christmas nook. The neutrals, the hand painted buck... the awesome garbage rescue (wow!!!). I am way, way behind on Christmas decorating. Thanksgiving squash and pumpkins are frozen on my front porch 'neath Christmas snow... Your vignette is inspiring.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful Deb! The pillow is sooo cute. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and check this weeks party for your feature.

Good Time Charlie said...

I love all the really unusual things you do with paint and stain! I would never think to double load my brush like that with stain! It turned out gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!