Hello again, my friends! I hope you are having a spectacular week so far. I have been crafting it up the past few days, getting my home all ready for Christmas! One of my favorite places to decorate for the season is the front porch. There’s just something about the warm glow of the lights and the pretty garland outlining the doorway.

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

*A big “thank you” to DecoArt for sponsoring today’s post. All ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

And you know me, I can’t just buy any old decoration at the store and call it that. I have to put my own spin on it and give it it that personal touch. I found this adorable wooden sled from Michaels and knew I wanted to spiff it up with a pretty paint job, a grain sack stripe and maybe even a new handle.

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Here are my supplies:

  • Wooden sled
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in the colors Romance and Lace
  • Painter’s tape
  • Jute string

Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available in Michaels in the wood and finishes aisle. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.

First I removed the white string handle and painted the whole sled in Romance (red).

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

After it was dry, I taped off where I wanted my grain sack stripe to go and used a little trick that helps to keep your paint lines perfect. I painted a thin line of red paint over the tape lines where the stripe was going to go and then let it dry. This acts as a barrier to keep the other paint from seeping under the tape.

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Then I painted on my white paint (Lace) in between the two paint lines. I used the two grooves in the sled as a guide for my other two smaller stripes on the sides.

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I let everything dry thoroughly and then carefully pealed off the tape. I added a new handle using a few strands of jute string twisted tight and tied at the ends. You will want to thread your handle through the sled before tying both ends.

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I just love the festive pop of color! I think I may have created a slight obsession with grain sack stripes. You can be sure to see more in my future. 😉

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  1. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. I will be featuring this at this week’s party, which we be held on Thursday this week. Happy New Year!

  2. Love the grain stripe look! Thank you for sharing it and your cute Rudolph sign at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Happy New Year!

    Blessings, Deborah

    1. Thank you so much Amy! There is just something so fun and festive about a bright red sleigh at Christmastime. 🙂

  3. This is SO adorable! I totally want one for my porch. Thanks so much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog blog. I just wanted to stop by and share your project on my Facebook page. Also, I’m following you on all your social media. All of your projects are my style. LOVE! xo

  4. I just found this via our link-up at Pin-Worthy Wednesday. LOVE IT! I’ve been on the hunt for an old radio flyer sled for my porch for years!

  5. What a cute project! I’ve seen a lot of different ways to use the chalk paint and this is a great one! Gives the sleigh such a rustic, old timey feel.

  6. Hello, I love what you did with the sleigh, it looks fabulous. My favorite color right now is Vintage. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  7. SO stinkin cute!! I’m loving the grain sack stripes lately on everything, too!! I might need to try them on something. 🙂 I love that red you used. They have SO many fab colors to choose from!! My fav is Treasure! And Yesteryear… and Smitten…AH, I love them all!

  8. SARAH! I have TWO of those sleds sitting on my craft desk right now!!! Just waiting to be painted! I also have a post about DecoArt Chalky Finish paint going up tomorrow!!! 🙂 My favorite colors are Yesteryear and Relic, as you will see in my post! 🙂 Thanks for the awesome giveaway – I hope I win because I’m addicted to this paint!!

  9. Super cute! I love the grain sack design and the new jute handle! It looks so great on your porch.

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