Day Three of Front Porch Christmas Week!

I saw this sled in a Flea/Antique Market near my place the first time we visited.
The second time...I bought it and paid $17.00 even.
I had thought about it since seeing it and decided that "yes" I could
make it pretty for my Burlap & Bling theme!
Sorry bout the photo! (I only took like...twenty!  All bad!)
But, can you see the potential in it?

I spraypainted the sliders (is that the word? Wouldn't know I'm from Canada! haha)
a gold colour after dismantling the sled.
Then chalk painted the wooden section with two coats in antique white.
I also put little pads on the bottom of the rails/sliders
because my plan was to hang it on my glass front door.
I wanted to keep it simple, so I just tied a burlap bow around the top of it,
with some gold wire ribbon pinned into it on the bow section.
Then wired the pearls and the flower onto the frame.
(See above photo - rear view)
Got out my glue gun for a couple of pine cones to be
placed strategically.
And, it was finished!
Can you see what's holding it up?
I tried the traditional hook over the door for a wreath and the top of the sled
wowwed outward, so I tried a wire clothes hanger, and it still wowwed outward.
Then...I braided some hemp string I had (to make it stronger) and it worked
perfectly to make it lay flat as well as it went with the natural part of the theme!
I quite like having the not traditional wreath this year!
What do you think?
Day four tomorrow!
Going to show you how to make a basket of Christmas Love with
pinecones, bling & lights!
Momma Hens Coop
11/30/2011 10:16:35 am

Love it!

11/30/2011 12:38:16 pm

Incredible transformation Wendy! I love having something non traditional on the door!

11/30/2011 06:06:37 pm

Thanks guys! I'm happy with how this turned out! Can't wait to see all the beautiful front porches out there!

12/1/2011 08:17:19 am

I really love your step by step tutorial. Thanks.

12/1/2011 11:15:40 am

This is brilliant. Honestly of the best of the season by far. Love it.

12/2/2011 12:00:53 am

Really lovely! The colors are just perfect!

12/2/2011 03:01:21 am! THIS is what i am going to do with the sleigh my mom found in her garage! thank you SO much for the inspiration!

12/2/2011 07:36:41 pm

So beautiful! I love the colors!

12/3/2011 12:52:05 am

I just bought a similar sled in a junk shop in Waxahatchie Texas for $10 and thought I got a steal. So glad to see how crafty you made yours. I wouldn't have thought of putting rubber protectors on the bottom, so am glad I ran across your post! Hope you don't mind if I use your ideas.

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