Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece

30 Minutes

It's thrift store decor makeover day!

I am overjoyed to share my first project for the upcoming holiday season.

Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece

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This has such a cute shape and and a generous size. It's really not bad at all in its natural state. I just wanted to brighten it up a bit with white.

Painting it white gives it a nice cottage farmhouse feel.

Chalky finish spray paints are great on baskets. It has a nice matte finish. I didn't want anything with shine.

I removed the metal runners before painting. I discovered that they were attached with zip ties. I just cut those off so I wouldn't have to tape up the metal. It made this project so much easier. Luckily, we just bought zip ties for another project.

Put down a drop cloth to protect your surface.

I elevated the basket off the ground with a couple of pieces of scrap wood. Start by painting it upside down.

After this dries, flip it over and paint again right side up and the insides.

The metal runners are in pretty good shape so I didn't see a need to repaint those. I really love the white basket up against the black runners.

Basket Filler Ideas

  • faux floral pics
  • real greenery
  • small wrapped presents
  • ornaments
  • Christmas cards
  • fruit

I realize that finding a piece like this might not be simple, but you could do something similar with a rectangular basket.

Similar Sleigh HERE, HERE and HERE

I've just started pulling out our Christmas decor. It's a huge chore, but I love it. One tree is up here, but not decorated. I have home tours on the blog starting December 1, so I've got to get busy!

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Our home has been decorated for fall since after Labor Day so we are ready to enjoy Christmas decor. Luckily, we always celebrate Thanksgiving at my mom's so I can get a jump start.

I'm not exactly sure yet where the sleigh will end up. I'm thinking about the kitchen somewhere. This currently was the straightest spot with the Christmas decor explosion!

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Christy @ Our Southern Home
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