Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Vintage Shabby Chic Sled

Hello Friends!!
Heather here, and 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!!
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
"NOEL"...going...Vertically.
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!!
I will be back with another post on Dec 27th, it will be a tutorial.
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
and
How to add a "Pin it" button to your blog post
Thank you for visiting RRR today!!
Hugs
Heather!!

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous Heather!! I LOVE it!! The ribbon, lace and trims add a great touch.

pollyspaper said...

Very shabby and beautiful. You are the queen of roses! s from your BFF G : )