Friday, October 12, 2012

Three Dollar Decor 2

I just picked up this cute little country-look pine sled last week thrifting for $3.

It was a good size and in good shape but a little dated...



But with a couple coats of Rustoleum American Accents Colonial Red, a little distressing and a little rubbed on walnut stain, I have an updated little Christmas sled. Still country, but that's okay. Nothing homier than a country Christmas.


No, I'm not jumping the gun...just playing with the new sled...(but the temperature did get down to 16 degrees last night here in Minnesota).







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16 comments:

  1. Sooo cute! Love the color you painted the sled and great price!The little snow mom and baby are perfect with it.
    I can't believe you had 16 deg. last night. Yikes! Get out the long johns. What will it be in dead of winter?
    Babs

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  2. I love your red sled! It's amazing what a little paint can do, wonderful find!

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  3. It is adorable!! Great colour you chose too. We've still got a bit of snow on the ground if you'd like me to send you some, just for the realistic touch. I know you'll have your own soon enough. :)

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  4. Wow you guys got cold fast. We were saying burrr yesterday at 68. We are wimps. Anyway that is the cutest little sled and how perfect your re-do of it. Love how you aged it. Did you use a glaze?

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  5. Wow it has gotten cool there. We have had a couple nights in the low 30's. I wanted to paint some things outdoors today but it felt too chilly.
    We all need a little country.

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  6. Carlene that sled is adorable in Red!! I'm not ready for Christmas but it is starting to 'sneak' into my thoughts.
    hugs, Linda

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  7. 16 degrees?? Brrr. That really sounds cold - no wonder you're thinking about Christmas! Love the little red sled. Really cute.

    Judy

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  8. Love the sled...so cute!! I agree...nothing homier than a Country Christmas.
    ~Cindy

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  9. Cute little sled! I love the red, and you're right about the temps. It's beginning to FEEL a lot like Christmas!

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  10. That red is the perfect shade and what a great little decorative item to have on hand. Hard to believe it's so cold there. We did finally get a sense it was Fall here the past two days. We've awakened to temps in the 70's that make it feel as if there is almost a sense of cool on the breeze. Still a high of 84, but funny how cool the low 80's feel when it's been 90 or more otherwise. I can't imagine 16 degrees, let alone right now. Bundle up!
    Liz

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  11. Dang! It hasn't gotten that cold here yet! Love that little sled, definitely better in red!

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  12. Aw, how cute! RED makes everything better ;-)

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  13. Great buy! It's hard for me to believe Christmas is almost here!

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  14. What a great find! I love the color you painted it and how you gave it a distressed look. Cute!

    ~Angela~

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  15. That little sled is just too cute Carlene. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I am totally late on your Nostalgia posts! I am looking back on everything from Oct. I used to decorate my house with Primitive/Country decor. So, a lot of what I have is still country. But, you are totally right. There is nothing homier than a country Christmas. Especially since we live in the country!
    I think the look of country and vintage Christmas decor looks great together anyway! :)
    -Denise
    By the way, great job on this sleigh! So sweet!

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