Our Mini Family: "Our Mini" Sled


Dec 21, 2013

"Our Mini" Sled



When I bought one of those plain Jane, wooden sled from Michael's on sale, I knew I wanted to paint it to look run down and shabby! I am overall very pleased with how it turned out! I used some product with this project for the first time, and I really was super uncertain with how the final product would look.

The new product I used was:
Americana "Weathered Wood" crackle (in medium)

Directions:
Paint entire sleigh in dark brown. The ENTIRE sleigh! To get that aged look, I wanted to use a super dark color underneath all layers.

When dry, apply 1 layer of Americana "Weathered Wood" crackle all over where you want it to look aged. I put it on the topside of the sled, and left the legs untouched.

Let it sit and dry overnight. 

In the morning, paint over the dark brown & crackle layers with the colors you want to emphasize! I chose a classic red for the sled seat, and then the yellow accent to make it more shabby!

Using a pencil, I drew out what I wanted on the sled and then painted in plain, white acrylic paint. Let it fully dry & you're done!

8 comments :

  1. The sled came out great! It's a lovely ornament for your tree, or it can be a gift tag for someone special.

    Happy Holiday!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! Happy holidays to you as well!

      ~Cathy~

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  2. How cute! These would be such a great embellishment on top of gifts!

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  3. This is so cute! Thanks for the directions! Thanks for sharing on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! It was great linking up with you on The Four Seasons!

      Have a great weekend,
      ~Cathy

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  4. I love your mini sled. Thank you for sharing on Twirl and Take a Bow! ~Tammy

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    1. Thank you for having us, Tammy!

      Have a great weekend,
      ~Cathy~

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