Ski-themed winter decorating tour
A month ago, I decorated for winter.
A MONTH! In other words, I didn’t take pictures. I guess I told myself the winter decorating I put up was too simple to share… then before I added more, the house got dirty again and the month swept by.
Since the sun was shining today, I was getting the nudge to decorate for spring, when I said no way! I MADE myself clean up and get this winter decorating tour up on the blog, no matter what!
Way to hustle, huh?
Thing is, I made a few cute new things just for this winter tour! So this post needed to happen.
So… let’s take the tour!
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Ski-themed winter decorating tour
In my Christmas tour HERE, I had a ski theme going on.
Because I had an abundance of wintery decorating ideas on the go already, the vintage wooden skis were moved from beside the Christmas tree to this wall, and a few other things were swapped out such as a new pillow and snowshoes to chime in with the wintery theme.
While these colours aren’t my usual go-to, you’ll see in a few moments why I chose blue.
A warm Heirloom blue to be exact! This is a Fusion Mineral Paint tone that is a cross between and blue and aqua and it is gorgeous!
So I swapped out the Reindeer Feed grain sack stripe pillow that was here over Christmas, and put up this cute Argyle and black pillow to chime in! To me, the pillow resembled a cozy sweater, perfect for winter decorating.
The best part of course is the fact that it could be toned with the blue of choice! I much prefer designing my own pillow designs way more than purchasing them ready-made for this very reason.
Click below to view how the pillow was stenciled!
Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils Argyle stencil in large
Ikea Jofrid 20″ pillow cover and feather pillow insert
Fusion Mineral Paint in Heirloom Blue, Coal Black and Algonquin
The fireplace mantel over Christmas had vintage crates. Therefore, I removed them all except one, opened it up, and added a few faux Christmas seedling trees you may remember from the Christmas Countdown Bingo Board post HERE.
As a result, the winter mantel design is simple! But I feel it’s also just enough to tell the story.
One of my beloved Colin & Sandy snowshoes (that’s their names now) came back out again. Nothing spells winter quite like winter gear, am I right?!
And because we are talking about winter, I’m now I’m going to share why I chose blue…
The blue vintage trunks
Awhile back, I visited my sister in Hope, and landed a couple of the cutest blue vintage trunks while we antique shopped!
Because I never did share the shopping tour of that trip with you, I think I still should! I have so many wonderful pictures of great vintage finds. We even ended up at a vintage show where I landed a cool mirror frame I used on the Christmas Bingo Countdown HERE. Yup… gotta put this on my must-do list.
Since I had these trunks, I decided to stack them in the living room without doing a thing to them. Oh, I had big plans to put casters on them, and maybe even paint or strip them and use them as a coffee table over Christmas! But it didn’t happen.
And now I’m glad I held off. These powder blue trunks give off the perfect winter vibe without being blatant.
On one side of the larger vintage trunk, some original labels are still attached. Very cool! The trunk was used for tool storage, so I’m not sure what the labels mean. I can only read parts of them… something about Canadian and Not Wanted.
I beg to differ. They’re Canadian trunks very wanted so there’s that!
And then it was time to bring a little Heirloom blue into the kitchen…
… with painted skis!
Remember when these skis were painted Fort York Red during my Christmas tour HERE?
They really were lovely in red. However they kept saying ‘festive’ to me. As a result, I decided to repaint them in Heirloom blue which took just a few minutes!
How the skis were painted:
- The hardware was removed
- The skis recieved a good cleaning and light standing
- 3 coats of Heiroom blue covered the skis perfectly
- The skis were mounted to the wall with one screw each being that they weigh very little
The window sill houses a few aqua blue mason jars (which are a little hard to see on this lovely sunny day). along with a couple of faux pine seedling trees.
I do like how the blue plays off all the wood tones! These skis were found at a local thrift store for $10, becoming a BIG part of this ski-themed winter decorating tour!
The coffee station area
And on the other kitchen wall, there’s the Ski Hill sign you saw first in the Christmas tour, along with a newer addition…
Visit Ikea crate coffee station shelf HERE
This Ikea crate turned coffee station was made especially for this winter tour! With shades of aqua blue, my crooked little pottery bowl and a painted dollar store tree turned coaster add just enough hint of blue to chime everything together.
Click below for a short video on how the crate came together!
As a result, I am ADORING the crate! It offers so much extra space thanks to that shelf, compared to the crate I had up before.
So… I wasn’t wrong. This ski-themed winter tour IS simple… and clean, with just a faint dash of winter.
With one more small thing to share…
Wood scrap Christmas & winter tree tutorial HERE
The master bathroom houses this sweet snowscene nestled on the window sill.
With the added flicker of a lit candle, it’s just enough winter decor ambiance for the entire room.
The original Christmas trees were simply spun around to the other side, showcasing winter white stencilled patterns.
It’s the cutest little thing that I’ll be pulling out again next year too!
And with the winter tour now an official wrap, it’s time to swap out a few things and see how I can spring things up!
But I think I’ll enjoy my ski-themed winter decorating tour for just a few more days now that the house is finally clean…
Do you still have your winter decorating up? When will you be putting up spring?
Some other wintery wood scrap projects you may enjoy:
Wood scrap string-wrapped trees with junk bases
.Visit my other winter posts HERE
And all my Christmas projects HERE
13 thoughts on “Ski-themed winter decorating tour”
It looks fantastic. Love it all.
It was so fun to see your blue themed winter decor. It seemed very bright for those grey winter days we get. Love the simple touches and cozy elements you used.
Myself, I’ve just finished packing away our winter decor as the daffodils and flowering trees surround us. Spring is making its appearance inside too and I must say I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It makes me smile as I walk through the house seeing the bunnies and tulips I’ve collected.
Thanks for your insight….and I love the blue accents! It could be a nice transition into spring too.
Love the blue tones. Spring has started where we live. Robins are out flying around and the trees are blooming. Have a few Spring things up.
I love, love, love this! The ski theme is the cutest and I love all your pretty details. We have a ski condo in Vermont and I have been meaning to decorate with some vintage skis. Now I really want to find some. I never thought about painting them…such great ideas!
I love the tree coaster under the mug! Great idea. I am always amazed by your sense of style and your ability to combine object we wouldn’t expect. Thanks for always sharing!
Love it – nice find with those blue trunks. I’m glad you got this out for us to enjoy before you switch over to Spring. We just got a bunch of snow in Ontario – spring seems far away ?
I love the addition of blue. Everything looks lovely.
That sure is a pretty blue. Reminds me of a Robin egg blue. My house is still decorated for Valentine’s Day! I was craving Spring and even saw a Robin outside a couple days ago, then a big snowstorm came through and I’m back to winter and about 6 inches of snow again! Maybe I’ll put away the hearts and get out the Spring & Easter decorations! I wonder where the Robin went to hide out (lol)!
I love it all! Especially the blue skis! And such a brilliant idea to make those Christmas trees in the bathroom reversible! P.S. I wouldn’t TOUCH those two trunks! They are perfection, as is!
I love how your decorating isn’t over the top. Just enough! I love it all, and am glad you left the trunks as is. Gorgeous. My fav element is your scrap wood tree vignette in the window. Just so cute!
Well technically I have the same winter decorating as you because my skis and little green trees are still up from Christmas. My wood ones are put away but I think I need another set after seeing yours.
I love it all! Your blue trunks were quite the find in their original vintage paint. I love how you went with the blue theme and that argyle pillow is the cherry on top, indeed. Glad you shared it before switching to spring! I just packed the cute little trees and pinecones away and am doing some cleaning before full on spring.
I liv the blue skis????