11.28.2012

The stockings were hung...

...I wish I could say this was the case at my house, but sadly it is not.  I keep telling myself not to stress, that Thanksgiving was earlier this year so I am not as far behind in my decorating as I think I am.  Some people are more on the ball...like Melissa (my oldest daughter, for those of you that may not know).  I believe she is done except for her tree...lucky girl!

Which brings me to today's post.  Remember the little headboard that I showed you last week that I picked up at an estate sale:


This thing truly was an antique but for $10, I could not pass it up.  I have to figure out what to do with the long pieces you see...I think it used to be the footboard, now it is just pieces!

Anyhoo, speaking of Melissa...she does not have a fireplace in her house, which causes somewhat of a dilemma when trying to hang stockings at Christmas.  She usually just hangs her stockings on the wall...not all that exciting, right?  Well, Mom decided to rectify that problem, even if ever so slightly!

I purchased a Behr sample paint from Home Depot called "California Poppy".  I went to Hob Lob and picked up these little hooks for $2.50 each (love that their hardware is always 50% off):

 
I was going to paint them black, but with Kelli's input, decided to leave them as is.  I then cut out some vinyl letter with my Silhouette.

This is what I came up with:


The next best thing to a fireplace for hanging stockings, don't ya think?  As projects go, this was another super simple one.  The hardest part was getting a good coverage with the red paint.  I should have taken the time to prime with a gray paint...would have gone much faster!

Another piece of trash turned to treasure?  I think so!


On another note, I have been making centerpiece "boxes" like a mad woman.  The Holiday Boutique is this Saturday (if you are local, stop by Kinderbugs Preschool to see all the goodies...open (9am-1pm)!  Remember my fall centerpiece?  Well, rather than to take it apart, I decided to keep it as a sample for the boutique.  Yesterday I threw together a medium size Christmas one, but it looks pretty good on my table so it may be coming back home with me!



Whatcha' think?  I used the new Minwax Gray Stain on this one...I really like the weathered look.

These boxes are super cheap to fill.  I literally used Michaels cheapest green garland (about $2) for the bulk (and I have enough left to do a small box).  I then added 1/2 price floral picks (.50) and ribbon to fill in the holes.  The votive cups were the most expensive thing, but even those were purchased on sale for about $2 each.  Total cost to fill...about $12-$13...not too bad for a centerpiece! 

Wish me luck at the sale...I may be giving centerpieces to everyone this year if they don't sell!  BTW, I am selling the boxes empty at the sale!

Till next time!

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16 comments:

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh I love the stocking holder, so cute!

FlyAwayHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love, love, love the stocking hanger! It is adorable. I don't think you will need any luck selling your boxes - they are so pretty -I think they will sell just fine. Thanks for sharing the box "stuffing" ideas. My hubby just made me 3 a few weeks ago and I have 2 decorated but not for Christmas. I've been trying to come up with something for the other one. Now I am thinking Christmas! Thanks again.

gail@My Repurposed Life said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the bed (stocking holder) ohh, how cute! I may have to do that next year. :)

good luck at the boutique. I took my caddies to another sale and didn't sell a one. How sad is that. People around here do NOT appreciate real beauty.
love the stuff you do Terri!
gail

Storywood Designs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cute idea! I love the headboard turned stocking holder. A perfect solution to having no mantel.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

such a clever idea! and i love the red!

House Revivals said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea! I love the color!

Marty Walden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The stocking hanger is precious! Great way to repurpose!
Marty@Marty's Musings

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