Sunday, December 18, 2011

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My Wood Is UP

Actually, the family wood is up.

 

Wood. It’s a wood Christmas tree. Sickos. I was checking out some alternative Xmas trees on Apartment Therapy. Out of the blue, our 6 year old says, “I want a tree like that”. And I thought, “really”? He was serious. So I scavenged rescued some old wood from the desert.

 

These are the pieces we decided to use.

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After we laid it out, we used wood screws to hold it together. Nothing fancy. I got lots of help with all the labor. Hey, he’s the one that wanted the tree.

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We used white, blue, and green paint. I watered each color down about 50/50. Then we just slopped it on wherever we thought it needed it looked good.

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A couple bricks for support. A few decorations. A thumbtack in the wall to keep it from leaning. shhh! And we’re finished. I think it goes perfectly with our “less is more”, vintage style.

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A bit darker. Ambiance is important. Right ladies?

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Every year, Davin gets a new ornament. This is what he picked out this year. Good choice. All the ornaments on the tree this year, are ones he made, or that we bought for him in the past.

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And what DIY Christmas Tree would be complete without a burlap tree skirt? Just keeping it real.

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Sooo … What do you think? Would you ever consider an alternative tree? Or are you a traditional sucker for cleaning up pine needles?


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9 comments:

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Very cool but I have to stick with the real deal. Pine needles or not. Nothing like the Tree smell in the morning.

Lynda said... [Reply]

I just love the way this turned out Jake. Very creative!

dlamaki said... [Reply]

That is awesome! kids have the best ideas, very creative

outjunking said... [Reply]

This is Macy window shopping cool. Great look all the way down to the burlap.
Lisa

Amy of The Salvage Collection said... [Reply]

needless to say, you had me at "wood".

don't tell your (flippin' adorable) son but has the eyelashes of a fawn and i mean that in the kindest, most boyish way. but i'm still jealous.

oh, the tree is fab...not quite luscious-eyelashes fab but still quite pin-worthy. crabby pinterest is "oopsing" on me right now but i'll keep trying!

have i told you i like your photos? really.

cathy@my1929charmer said... [Reply]

the tree is cook, loving it. Your son is adorable, where does he get the eyelashes from? Great you were able to party again. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best and wishing you Happy Holiday's.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said... [Reply]

Wood that I had that tree! {ha.ha.sad, i know} It's awesome. So are your daddy skills. You rock.

Honey at 2805 said... [Reply]

This is so creative, Jake! I see you have a wonderful assistant!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

Shawna said... [Reply]

Oh. My. Goodness. I am in love with this tree. This would be a fun decoration (minus the Christmas ornaments) to have around all year. I think I will be raiding a few of the broken pallets at our office and making one of these for myself. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

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