Chalk It Up to Another Type of Christmas.....Tree!

December 13th, 2012 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I had a painted tree last year on this wall, but I had since painted it with chalkboard paint.  I wasnt in the mood to repaint it, so this was the next best thing!
It was kind of fun exploring the artistic side of me!
I removed some of the other pieces on the wall, but kept my dustpan chalkholder.  I just added some small vintage Christmas balls to make it look more festive!
I thought about just doing the whole wall in a tree, but I love this little table and thought it would be a shame to put it away.
So in comes this metal piece.  It was originally used to tell if a bike tire had a hole in it.
It has incredible patina!
So I filled it with rock salt, and popped in these limbs from a vintage bottle brush tree, along with the small vintage christmas balls.
These little diddies were plain ol clear votive candleholders, but with a little silver spray paint, a little sanding, and some rhinestone snowflakes, wa-la!  
Alongside side I placed this newer silver tinsel tree.  And although its new, thats okay.  It still has that vintage look.
These perdy little pearl-like strands of garland add a little something to the tree that I like.
I filled the bottom of this planter with some pearlized vasefiller.  It was just enough to keep the tree in the stand and add a little pazzazz.   They fit perfectly with the pearl-like garland!
A vintage scale, an old gear, a cloche and a little bird complete this vignette.
I had a painted tree last year on this wall, but I had since painted it with chalkboard paint.  I wasnt in the mood to repaint it, so this was the next best thing!

I had a painted tree last year on this wall, but I had since painted it with chalkboard paint.  I wasn't in the mood to repaint it, so this was the next best thing!


In past years I've shown you real trees, faux trees, post trees, painted wall trees, a forests of trees....well you get the idea.  But this has got to be the first chalk tree I've ever had.  Nice thing about this tree is it doesn't need water, it doesn't loose needles, and the cats can climb up it or play with the ornaments!  Gotta love that!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette Lorsung of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, seasonal, tabletop, container, artwork, plant holder, vase, organizer, furniture, table

Comments (5)

Heavenly_Treasures writes: LANETTE
Love your christmas display of different items. Have a nice christmas GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 11:19 pm on December 13th
gadgetsponge writes: Your sense of style is entertaining to say the least Lanette! Everything works so well together. Of course, I love the galvanized pieces the most. And who would have ever thought - a shallow trough to check bicycle tire leaks. I've been educated! Posted: 5:33 pm on December 13th
CottageElements writes: Jim, that green table was putrid when I got it. Kind of a yellow-y pea grean. All I did was wash it and sand it, and when the dirt was washed away, it revealed this amazing green! It was "dirt" cheap, too (pun intended). MacNTrash, that's what I love about white. I add that pop of color and those pieces really stand out! Thanks for the compliments and Merry Christmas to both of you!!

Lani Posted: 4:13 pm on December 13th
JunkArchitect writes: It's unique, creative and fun...that's what the hoildays should be. And, you can decorate it any way you want for the cost of a box of colored chalk. I love the little green table.

MERRY CHRISTMAS...!

Jim



Posted: 10:43 am on December 13th
MacNTrash writes: Wonderful display. The green stand adds that pop of color. while the scale that has a touch of white balances the overall white theme. Love it, Dmc Posted: 6:22 am on December 13th
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