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


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

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

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

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

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

  6. 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!

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

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

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

  10. 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!