Along with the shorter days this time of year it is starting to feel like winter here in southern Ontario. Hubby had to scrape frost off my van windows before I could leave for work this morning. I have put away our simple Fall decor and I am just beginning to work on ideas for our Christmas decor. This past weekend I painted two small signs to help add some holiday cheer to our home.
The signs are not my original designs but they were fun to work on. I cut a pine board that we had on hand in half and just started painting. The best part is that I had all the supplies on hand and in a few hours (including dry time) I had two new signs. These instagram photos don't show the distressed edges very clearly, but I will be sharing photos again when I decide where to use them.
I don't have any fancy cutting tools so I just printed off some font on the computer for the Rudolph sign and traced the letters. The lettering is not perfect but it will do! For the JOY sign I traced large alphabet stencils.
Our fireplace wall is finished and I will be sharing it and a faux beam mantel just as soon as I can take better photos. I also need to share the farmhouse table that I cut down in size, stained and painted in ASCP for our family room computer desk. I wanted something for the corner of the desk and went looking for a large vase at the thrift store. This 12" glass vase was $5 and I filled it with birch branches, corks and red bead berries. I may switch the beads out for bells.
Are you hanging on to Fall a bit longer? Are you American and waiting for your Thanksgiving or do you like to combine the holidays? Our Canadian Thanksgiving was in early October so I hope to get a start on more of my Christmas decor this weekend. Thanks for visiting!
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