Thursday, January 5, 2012

"C" is for Chalet

Handpainted CHALET sign for the front door:

Some winter door decor that's not a wreath:

Our house is the farthest thing from a chalet but we can pretend for a few weeks!

I was inspired by this picture from Pinterest:

I added the sign and used burlap in place of ribbon.

Here's how I made the door decor:

1. Cut wood scrap, paint off white.
Print letters to fit wood piece:

2. Place letters on wood, trace with ballpoint pen which leaves an indent in wood:

3. Paint inside the indent:

4. Add border:

5. Sand to distress:

6. Use green paint to highlight letters:

7. Stain with Minwax Early American.
Seal with satin poly.

8. Attach pinecones to burlap strips with wire.
Secure with white bias cut strips:

Welcome to our chalet!

Ready for winter.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Weekly Challenge @ The CSI Project


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is lovely! I haven't given up on my wreath yet, but you've got me thinking!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love the idea, Jaime! The colors look great against the red door, too. It also looks like you have a very steady hand.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

You've done an incredible job on your one-of-a-kind door hanging! Sure beats a wreath!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I love that! you are very talented...and so crafty!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Very clear directions for making your sign. Thanks for posting.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love your sign and your door adornment. See? I didn't use the word wreath! I've pinned that same photo of pine cones, and I've been wondering what I could do. You have inspired me!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

So very pretty! Love the pinecones hanging down from burlap strips.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

The sign and pinecones are just darling- Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Craftberry Bush said...

So perfect for winter...xo

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Another beautiful project! Thanks for linking up to the 1st Project of the Year Party!

Serendipity and Spice said...

So cute! I saw you on CSI, I'm hosting a Winter Wonderland link party on Monday and would love it if you linked up!