Happy Tuesday, sweet friends! I’ve decided to try something new this year with my Christmas decorations. So, come see how I made over a sweet little thrifted nativity scene. It’s a painted nativity scene! Come see!
This year I want to try a little something different. Usually, I use lots of traditional reds and greens in our Christmas decor. But this year, I think I want to try just using whites, greens, silver and gold. More neutral! At least on the inside of the house. I may get a little push back from my husband, who loves colored lights, gobs of silver tinsel on the tree and tons of red and green. So, we’ll see how it goes. For starters, I found this sweet little nativity scene at the thrift store for just a few dollars.
It has all of the key ingredients, such as Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and the three wise men. But I thought in order to make it fit into my neutral color scheme, I’d paint it. Thankfully, today was quite nice and sunny and conducive to painting outside.
I used my go-to spray paint by Rust-Oleum in Heirloom White Satin. A few quick coats did the trick!
I really love how it turned out! This could be a yearly favorite!
I put the newly painted nativity scene on a pretty pedestal and covered it with a glass cloche. We are hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon this weekend and I haven’t decorated for Christmas yet, but I think I can sneak this in!
And a quick before and after. I know this is not for everyone, and I certainly would never do this to my Mother’s hand painted Nativity Scene, but I love how this one turned out! And for just a few dollars it was worth a risk! And it totally goes with my neutral color scheme this year.
I’m thinking outside the box this year when it comes to my Christmas decor. What do you think? Want to join me? Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great day! xoxo Dell