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!
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!
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…
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…
With the added flicker of a lit candle, it’s just enough winter decor ambiance for the entire room.
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:
.Visit my other winter posts HERE
And all my Christmas projects HERE