I’ve been doing a little preparation for my Christmas decor and one thing I love to do is reuse or repurpose decorations that I have either bought on super clearance or ones that I have simply fallen 0ut of love with.
So enter this little tree trio I bought on super clearance for like 5 bucks. I like the shape, it was sturdy and I liked the look of the realistic look of the pines.
So, I used my paint sample to to cover most of the base. I wasn’t feeling the green and black spongy look. I wanted it to have a sort of rough aged appearance so I just slopped it on, dry brushing even some areas.
Next I taped of my new color and spray painted the legs with my Oil Rubbed Bronze. It was not optimal spray painting weather, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. Right?
For another element and texture, I glued just twine around the top and added in pinecones I collected out of my Mom’s yard. And street. My kids think I am nuts because I had gathered some in the yard, but as we left I saw a bunch in the road and of course I pulled over and rescued them. It was very windy. And raining. The kids were screaming, “Mom, get out of the street!” It was very dramatic! ;) The danger I put myself in sometimes for free beautiful decor. Sigh.
And there you have it!
Oh and I want to take a minute to share the importance of fluffing your faux pine. Whether it is your wreaths, trees…whatever, it is important to pull out and arrange the stems of the pine. Makes a HUGE difference.
Now, let’s see a side by side just to show what a big difference you can make with a small amount of time and little or no $. Pretty cool, huh?
So get out your decor and see what needs a little sprucing up. You might be surprised what you can do with a few little changes.