Christmas is all about aqua at my house. Shocking, huh? Every day is all about aqua at my house. But this year, I went even a little bolder than I normally do. Yet simple. All at the same time. What the huh? Yeah, I decided to do just a couple of big impact bits that really showcase the things I love – and so this year my Christmas Mantel was all about three things: aqua, deer and disco balls.
A couple of my Instagram friends run a lovely online shop and sent me the super sweet gift of the deer head. But he was kinda brownish/creamish – which totally didn’t go with my decor.
I’ve never painted anything resin before with anything other than spray paint, and I wasn’t really sure of how it would stay on its own. So I decided to add in some BB Frosch chalk paint powder to Devine Color paint (from Target) to I had all the power of chalk paint but I had control of the color (and bonus it’s MUCH cheaper!)
Just one good coat and he was painted. I sprayed it all with clear polyacrylic to seal it up (you can also use wax.)
And some stockings made from thrift store sweaters that I’ve had a few years now. See, I told you it was simple!
Want even more holiday ideas? I’m joining my friends Jenna, Caitlyn, Kelly and Jen this year to bring you a week that’s chock full of Christmas ideas! 5 Bloggers + 5 days = 25 holiday ideas. See, we’ve got you covered! PS – If you’re a blogger be sure to stop by on Friday, we’re hosting a link party for YOUR holiday ideas!