You know that gorgeous white Christmas tree you’ve had your eye on? That one you’d love to have but the price tag makes you choke a little? I’ve got you covered.
I have been longing for a white (or even frosted or flocked) Christmas tree for a few years, but…I already own too many trees (wait – IS there such a thing?) and couldn’t justify the purchase of yet another tree. White or not. So I decided to take measures into my own hands. (insert evil laugh here) 🙂
Remember when I spray painted this dresser in the middle of my living room? I decided to go that same route for this project.
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Let’s Paint a white Christmas Tree
I set up my beloved and well-used HomeRight large spray shelter…once again, in the middle of my living room. It is November in Minnesota, after all – so the temps are ridiculous and no outside painting can be done. Thankfully, with my shelter, I can still paint whatever I want…all year long.
Now, you might be wondering why I bothered with using my Super Finish Max when a can of spray paint seems easier. Two words: Fumes and Force.
Canned spray paint needs major ventilation (helloooo, fumes…yuck!) AND canned spray paint doesn’t come out of the can with enough force to get all the way to the inside of the tree. You’ll end up frustrated, annoyed, and high on fumes. Not to mention your tree might end up on the curb, mocking you with it’s white-on-the-outside-and-green-on-the-inside coloring.
Since I sprayed in my living room, I was very careful to only spray towards the inside of the shelter. Once the first side of the tree was sprayed, I let it dry, rotated it, and sprayed the other side. Easy peasy. It took maybe three minutes on each side to get it sprayed to the coverage I wanted.
And the paint? It was just leftover wall paint from my $100 home office makeover.
And we have a white tree!
My little helper wanted to string the lights, so I let him. He had a blast hanging the “Kwismas lights” and I may or may not have fixed them just a little when he was gone. (Mom confessions) 😀
A length of pretty flannel fabric was put to work as a make-shift tree skirt. Our now-frosty white Christmas tree looks so festive, sitting on the curbside-find, spindle leg table I fixed and painted here.
I absolutely love the look I got with my HomeRight sprayer – It gave me the exact frosted appearance I wanted. Like a gorgeous hoar frost moved in through the night and draped the tree in it’s loveliness.
I think I’ll just curl up here with the latest issue of the Magnolia Journal and a hot cuppa…(all the heart eyes).
Lights on….lights off. Either way, she is so pretty sitting in the corner of my living room.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a meeting with the rest of my Christmas trees. On the agenda? Discussing who else wants a gown of frosty white. 😉