You may have caught me live on Facebook painting a beautiful vintage sled recently. I was not able to fully complete the two sleds I painted that night, so today I am thrilled to show you how they turned out! This post contains photos you can share and pin of this project as well as a shortened video tutorial so you can see how I put everything together. Here is my painted vintage sled tutorial…
I was able to snag a couple vintage sleds from my parent’s farm before Christmas. These wooden sleighs had been in storage for who knows how many decades. I cleaned them with water and lightly sanded the wood before I started painting.
As you can see in the video tutorial, painting the pine trees was not all that hard. The brush stroke used is a simple dabbing motion and you just repeat that in varying shades of evergreen or white.
The hand-lettered toboggan involved shadowing and I simply stapled on real evergreens and painted pine cones to give it an extra special touch.
These sleds make for a very welcoming front entrance to our home! If you are interested to see the red twig dogwood wreath or the planter topiary tutorials, watch this video.
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Thank you for reading and watching my painted vintage sled tutorial! If you have done a project similar to this, please connect with me and share a picture! I love to see what my readers have created.