I finally finished my second repurposed 'hunk' of plywood sign for the wall above my couch.
The last blog that I posted was about finding some plywood in my garage and deciding to make some large Christmas signs out of them to hang above my couch. Which is a rather large area to fill. You can read that post here.
This sign I decided to make less of a 'picture', and decided to simply write some wording on it. One of my favourite Christmas carols has always been 'Oh Holy Night'. This carol has some of my favourite lyrics in it. The lyrics I chose from 'Oh Holy Night' were the words "...A thrill of hope- the weary world rejoices". Isn't that a beautiful thought? I don't know about you, but I feel that the world really is a very weary place sometimes.
I used the same technique on this sign as I did for my other sign- drawing everything on with chalk first, then going over the lettering with paint when I was happy with the way that it looked.
Link for other sign here.
I used the same teal, grey, white and silver colours that I used for the other sign, so that they look like a set up on that expansive wall together.
I thought that I would also add some of my other recycled/ repurposed/ thrifted Christmas decor to this post...since I've had requests to see how I decorate.
My Living Room:
Here is my Christmas tree that I have reused for about 14 years now. In case you are curious about which is 'greener'- real or artificial- I wrote a post on researching it a few years ago. You can read about my findings here.
It's hard to see them in this photo, but I purchased these icicle-type Christmas lights for my window last year for about $15 off of kijiji.
My repurposed particle wood signs. Cost me $0.
Not Christmas decor- but I should mention that I picked up this seat/ottoman set from Value Village for $30.
The various holiday knick-knacks on my bookshelf were mostly given to me by my clients over the years. This year I put some thrifted lights inside my 'birdcage', and I am very happy with the result.
My Dining Room:
The Nativity Set was purchased by me my fist Christmas back here in Ontario in 2003.The runner was my Grandma's. The candle holders/ candles were thrifted.
The gift boxes have been gifted to me over the years. The Santa was my Grandmother's.
The garland, bows, and Snowman Family downstairs, all belonged to my Grandma.
(Try to imagine all of the natural wood painted out white- which is my plan...eventually).
My Gallery Wall/ Entrance Hallway:
Various Christmas decor items top my kijiji-ed dresser this Christmas. All were gifts from clients and loved ones.
I used more of my grandmother's Christmas decorations in my kitchen.
I used some red sparkly ornaments on some of my cupboards.
I used some of her garland above my kitchen window.
And these adorable vintage Santa candle holders/ Salt and Pepper shakers were my grandmother's as well.
But, back to my sign- here it is hung for Christmas with the other sign, one more time. I'm thinking that I'll likely paint the other sides of the plywood to hang for the other 3 seasons of the year...but that is yet to be determined.
I'm really very pleased with how they turned out.
I hope this post inspires you to repurpose/ recycle/ reuse your Christmas decor around your home!
Christmas Blessings, friends.