Two Christmas projects for my family room.

Something I love about Christmas time is making time for crafting.
I made the Christmas sign while watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with my kids.

Last year I found this deer head at an after Christmas sale.
I had been wanting one for a long time and was very excited when I was able to find one for half off.
The glitter wasn't the look I wanted though.

I tried and tried to get all the glitter off, but this was the best I could do.

I wasn't sure about painting on top of the glitter that was still on the piece so I decided to cover the whole deer with pieces of crumpled up tissue paper using Modge Podge.
The poor deer, he looks so awful in this picture.

 I painted the "shield" behind the deer with charcoal colored paint, the deer head with gray paint and then applied a white wash over the gray to highlight the texture from the tissue paper.
I love him!

For my next project I took a piece of old broken fence slat from my garage and turned it into a sign.
I had some puffy letter stickers I stuck onto the wood and used a tiny paint brush to
outline the letters.
I then removed the stickers and filled the letters in with white paint.
When my husband saw me crafting with an old fence board he kept teasing me that we're going to have
 "a red neck Christmas!"
Ha, ha, honey.
Well I do love me some Duck Dynasty!
The sign looks crooked in this photo but it is not, I even used a level when I hung it up.
I think the deer was probably crooked.
I used Command Strips to hang it and the darn guy keeps falling off of the wall!

I found the cutest pillow this year.
It has such a pretty reindeer on it and the fabric is similar to a grain sack.

I think I need to add some Christmas greenery to liven things up a bit.
Hopefully we'll get our tree this weekend and I'll add some greenery from trimming the tree.
p.s. If you'd like to know how I turned the French buffet into a TV stand click here.

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  1. I love how that deer head turned out. You could hang a green wreath around his neck or a scarf too. That would make him look more Christmasy. I think you can keep that deer head up year round! Love the little sign you made. Great idea to use on old fence post for it. Your pillows look so cute in those chairs too. Is that grey one from H&M? It looks familiar.

  2. I love the deer head, you did a wonderful job on him, I agree with Kelly I'd put a wreath around his neck for Christmas.

  3. Love how the deer turned out! Nice touch with the old piece of wood too.

  4. Oh, you did a great job on the deer! I would love to find one at a bargain! Your sign is so cute, too :)

  5. Lisa,
    Love the deer head and how it turned out. I have to jump in on the wreath idea around his neck. It would look amazing. Love your great Christmas sign too.

  6. Great job on the deer head! I love how he turned out! Your sign looks wonderful too! ONe of these years I'm going to make time to make a sign for myself.

  7. What a clever transformation of your deer and the sign looks great. I love the colour scheme in your family room. Your Christmas bedroom also looks fantastic. I have never decorated my bedroom for Christmas but might just have to give it a try. Levi is such a cutie too! X Sharon

  8. What a transformation on the deer head - from bright and glittery to understated and charming! Look forward to seeing your tree, Lisa. Happy December! xLoi

  9. Love this! I knew the second I saw pictures of these on Pinterest that it was from your house :)

  10. Love them! You always have such cute upcycling projects going on! :)

  11. Love the deer head and love the sign! I love a simple and elegant look like yours...not redneck at all. lol

    Blessings friend.

  12. Both of your projects are fantastic! Deer and hand painted signs - - two of my favorite things.

  13. Your sign and rehab of the deer head is great, wonderful job. I too would love to find a deer head, especially at a big bargain price, lol. Can I borrow yours one year? Put a wreath on that guy so he knows it's Christmas alright? Happy holidays