Welcome back to House Of Mar today I’m talking all about how to update a vintage nativity set.
I have been so busy trying to get the house decorated and I thought I was doing so well! Actually I started decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving and I was so proud of myself that I waited. I was thinking I would have all my decorating done by Dec 1st. And then I decided to paint my vintage nativity set and I’m a little behind now, Lol!
So I’m not going to be done by the first, but I am getting there although not done yet! I keep telling myself almost just a few more touches and fluffs and now I’m painting a nativity set, lol! But I should be there soon… I think!
Is anyone else a little behind?
About our Vintage Nativity Set
A little bit about our vintage nativity set. I decided at the last minute to change the paint color of our family’s nativity set. Our nativity set is so special to my family. It was a Christmas gift from my mother and father-in-law years ago. They were both so excited to gift us this nativity set. Each year we set our nativity set out in the foyer on the bureau.
Some years back my husband made a stable to display our nativity set. He made it out of some old vintage wood we had and the kids and I spent an evening painting it . Although my kids are all now adults every year when I pull out our nativity set for Christmas, they all talk about how their dad make the stable and how we all painted it together. I love that they remember this every year and that it’s such a special memory to them.
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 since changed.
Well… when some of my family members heard I was thinking about changing the color they were not too happy about it, and believe me I heard about it!
Honestly it was mostly my oldest son he just couldn’t believe I would change the color of our nativity set! I felt so bad, but I really wanted to change the color and a lighter color I thought would make it look more like a vintage set!
Changing The Color Of A Vintage Nativity Set
I thought about changing the color of the nativity set for some years and although I felt bad I really wanted to change our nativity set and I knew they would all love the change once it was done. So I decided to do it!
Using a chalk spray paint because it goes on so well and it would be easy to sand off the nativity set if we ever decided to change it back to the jewel tones.
I did a test piece to make sure the spray paint would come off the nativity set and it did.
Once I shared this with my family they all seemed to be so pleased and I felt better about changing the color!
How I changed the color of the Nativity Set
How I changed the color of the nativity set.
So I went about changing the color. It was a simple fast little project to do and oh do I love the finished look!
Deciding to do my project outside in the garage for better ventilation.
I made sure the statues were dusted off by using a little paint brush.
Placing the status on a newspaper in the garage I left the big garage door open half way for ventilation.
Next I used the chalk spray paint and sprayed each statue. The chalk spray paint really goes on very nicely!
I used the brand Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in the color Linen White.
Wearing gloves I held each status when spray painting and moving the statue around to cover it completely with the paint.
I let the status sit overnight in the garage to completely dry. The the next morning I brought them in the house to set up my nativity display!
I’m just loving how our vintage nativity set turned out and so does my family!!!!
It was a fun little project to do and it really didn’t take much time at all!
I dressed up our nativity seen with a little greenry, pinecones, and sprinkled a little fake snow, it all looked so pretty set up in our foyer!
I hope this little craft inspires you to do a project this season!
Happy Holidays, have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!!