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Pops of Red for Your Christmas Decor

Pops of Red for Your Christmas Decor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays approaching, we get to transform our homes to reflect the joy of the season! Seasonal colors abound, pops of red, green and glitter are everywhere to help get us into the Christmas spirit!

cutwork side tableI love to add accents of red around the house to make my Christmas decor festive without overdoing it. When I decorate the house for Christmas, I try to do so without it being too much of a Christmas theme. I like to decorate with things that I can let linger after the holidays and not be in a rush to put away after the tree comes down.

This cute table with its classic look and delicate lines is the perfect showcase for some of my simple holiday decor. It’s also the perfect spot to display family treasures or even a festive dish of candy. The original color of the table was perfect and sometimes you just have to know when NOT to paint something. I knew that this table would easily fit anyone’s style and decided to leave it in its natural state. I painted this one of a kind Peace on Earth sign as an accent for the table. The sign was easy to make and took less than an hour from start to finish! You still have time to get one made to give as a gift, even.

cutwork side tableHere is what you will need and how you can make your very own:

  • 12” X 24” piece of plywood
  • Off white/red paint (or any color that you desire)
  • Chalk or carbon paper
  • Graph paper or plain white paper
  1. I trace the letters right off the screen of my laptop. I tape the paper onto the screen and use a Crayola marker to trace the letters on the graph paper (I like to use graph paper as it ensures that I will transfer the writing in a straight line).
  2. Place the paper on wood (either place the carbon paper under your traced paper or color the back of the paper with chalk) and use a pencil to trace the lettering onto the wood. The chalk/carbon paper will transfer the letters onto your board.
  3. Use a fine paint brush to paint in the letters, let dry, sand lightly, seal with wax (I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax) or polyurethane.
  4. You’re done!

I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season! Cheers!

Colette Carrier

About Colette Carrier

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Hi my name is Colette and I am a Middle School Teacher, mother, and obsessed furniture painter. Nothing makes me happier than finding a piece of furniture and transforming it with Milk Paint! sanding, no priming and no chemicals! You can literally paint a dresser from start to finish in one afternoon! I hope you follow along on this journey with me and get inspired to pick up a brush and start painting...I know you'll be happy you did!

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