Hi, I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving!
I did a little too much!
I have been so busy trying to get the house decorated! I thought I was doing so well! I actually started the weekend before Thanksgiving! I was so proud of myself, I was thinking I am going to have it all done and ready by Dec 1st,
Well that’s not happening! I mean, I am getting there, but not done yet! I keep telling myself almost, just a few more touches and fluffs and I should be there soon… I think!
Is anyone else a little behind?
I decided at the last minute to change the paint color of my nativity status. Our nativity set is so special to my family. It was a Christmas gift from my mother and father-in-law years ago.
My husband made a stable and the kids and I painted it. My kids are all adults now, but every year when I pull it out for Christmas we still talk about how we all painted it together, haha!
For many years I have wanted to paint the status a neutral color. The original jewel tones were very nice years ago, but my decor has changed.
Well… when some of my family members heard I was changing the color they were not too happy, and I heard about it!
Honestly, it was really my oldest son. He just couldn’t believe I would change the color! I felt so bad, but I really wanted to change the color for so many years!
I thought about it and felt bad but I really wanted to and I knew they would all love the change as much as I would. So I decided, I’m going to do it!
I thought if I use chalk paint, spray paint it would be easy to sand the paint off if we decided to go back to the jewel tones.
I did a test to make sure it would come off, using the lightest grade of sandpaper, and it does, the original color was all intact!
This seemed to please my family members and I felt better about changing the color!
So I went about changing the color. It was a simple fast little project and Oh do I love it finished !!!!!!!
It was so easy to do!
I decided I would do my project outside in the garage.
I made sure the statues were dusted off using a little paint brush to dust them off. I placed the status on newspaper in the garage. I left the big garage door half way open for ventilation.
I used a chalk paint spray paint, and sprayed each statue. I just love the chalk paint spray paint. It really goes on so nicely!
I used the brand Rust-Oleum Chalked paint, Linen White.
I wore gloves, holding the status when spray painting. I had to move the statue around to cover it completely.
I let the status sit overnight in the garage to completely dry and the next morning brought them in the house to set up my nativity display!
I love how they turned out and so does my family!!!!
It was a fun project and didn’t take much time to do!
I dressed up our nativity seen with a little greenry and pinecones, sprinkled a little fake snow and it looked so pretty!
I hope this inspires you to do a little crafty project this season!