Find out how to flip primary fiberglass snow skis into winter wall decor utilizing chalk paint and wax for an vintage wooden end.
It feels SO good to be again within the thrifting saddle once more after taking a 3 month hiatus. I actually meant to have this little challenge completed final month for Christmas, however I figured eh… this one can completely go as winter decor.
I discovered these skis at Goodwill all the way in which again in September and scooped them up simply realizing I may make them look vintage and fairly.
If I snow skied, I would even have taken them for a spin, however the final and solely time I ever tried something on the slopes in school, a 9 year-old whizzed previous me laughing as I somersaulted Wile E. Coyote fashion down the bunny slopes. So I’m cool with simply making these decor. Haha!
And I wrapped this one up in time to hitch in with my month-to-month Trash to Treasure Tuesday buds, whose thrifty makeovers you may see on the backside of this publish (and you’ll see my previous T2T makeovers right here).
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There have been actually no tips in any respect to this one apart from I simply painted the skis with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint within the colour Honfleur.
I used to be going to offer them my traditional weathered-wood-look-with-chalk-paint-and-wax therapy, however my native retailer was out of lighter browns like Coco and French Linen, which in all probability would have labored higher to point out extra grain-like texture.
And as soon as the paint was dry, I simply brushed on a coat of Annie Sloan Darkish Wax to offer the end some dimension to imitate wooden.
For an vintage contact, Robert volunteered one in every of his outdated leather-based belts to wrap across the crossed skis.
And because the skis aren’t truly wooden and are very gentle, we have been capable of dangle them up quickly by simply utilizing heavy obligation Command velcro strips in order that when winter is over, there’s no hurt finished to the wall.
Now that the timber are down and the Christmas decor is put away, I’m glad that we nonetheless have this winter-y decor right here as a nod to the season. I at all times hold just a few impartial items of greenery out, like these paperwhites, so as to add slightly life and coziness in January and February to hold us by means of till spring.
I assume I received’t take into consideration my snowboarding mishap an excessive amount of or else this wall decor would simply be a mockery. 😉
Since a few of y’all typically ask about decor sources, listed here are those I used (or comparable):
Wall colour: Benjamin Moore Swiss Espresso
Door colour: Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron
Oblong striped pillow (comparable – mine is discontinued from H&M)
Navy pillow (comparable – mine is discontinued from Goal)
Paperwhites (comparable – mine are discontinued from Kirkland’s)
Couch – IKEA Farlov with Bemz slipcover
You may try the remainder of the T2T gals’ makeovers for this month beneath too for extra concepts:
(Clockwise from high left):
Prodigal Pieces | Artsy Chicks Rule | Confessions of a Serial DIYer | Girl in the Garage
Are you utilizing any winter decor so as to add some coziness and maintain you over till spring? Olivia asks me day-after-day when the flowers will begin blooming. I feel she’s already as keen as I’m.
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