Chalky Finish Painted Christmas Sleds

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own.

I’m having so much fun decorating my new house for Christmas this year.  I keep finding new spots to add a little extra Christmas cheer and lots of excuses to go shopping and create new things!  My new vintage window vignette with these adorable chalky finish painted sled has me singing “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”  While we aren’t likely to get much snow here in Texas, at least my porch will look super cute this holiday season.

Let it Snow Vintage Window and Sled

The other day I went to Michaels looking for the paper mache deer head I really wanted and should have bought months ago when I first spotted it (don’t you hate it when that happens!) and of course they didn’t have It, so as I was staring at the shelf willing it to appear I spotted this cute little wooden sled and decided it would be a great addition to my Christmas décor.  This is such an easy project and I know you’ll love creating your own Chalky Finish Painted Christmas Sled, so let’s get to it!

Chalky Finish Red Sled

I picked up some of my favorite paint, DecoArt chalky finish paint in red, gray, and white while I was at Michaels and headed home to transform my new sled.

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

First I lightly sanded the wooden sled so that the paint would easily adhere to the surface.  Then I painted a base coat of white.  I’ve found that these wooden surfaces suck up the paint so having a primer helps.

White Primer on Sled

Next, I used the Gray chalky finish color to paint the rails of the sled.

Painting Rails of Sled

Then, I painted the sled with the red chalky finish paint.  I painted it with 2 coats.

Chalky Finish Red Painted Sled

After the sled was painted and dry I sanded it to give it a more vintage look and then used a rag to wipe on the dark brown cream wax to seal and age my little sled.

DecoArt Dark Creme Wax Step

Once I was happy with the look of the sled I tied a sprig of Christmas greenery to the top.

Chalky Finish Red Painted Mini Sled

I love how my cute little sled turned out, but it definitely looked lonely all by its self, so I decided to update my vintage window with a new saying for Christmas.  I cut out Let it Snow in gold vinyl on my Cricut and put it on the window.

Let It Snow Vinyl Lettering

Now I have a festive new vignette for my little desk that hangs out on my porch.

Let It Snow Vintage Window

Do you add new holiday décor every year or do you stick with the same things you already have?  If you are looking for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration to add a little extra cheer to your home this year head check out DecoArt and then head to Michaels for tons of surfaces you can add your personal touch to.

And to get you super excited about creating your own holiday décor I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. janice urffer says:

    I have some frames to decorate

  2. furniture!

  3. I’ve got two bed side tables that would love fresh coats of paint. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  4. That sled turned out so super cute! I’d love to try the chalky paint on a few picture frames.

  5. I just paint for ALL my projects! Probably start with some antique picture frames they are waiting for me!

  6. Jessibeth Vicenty says:

    The Furniture of my bedroom

  7. I have a pair of small end tables I would love to transform!

  8. Amanda Stanford says:

    I would like to try something for my boys room.

  9. Kathy Anderson says:

    I have some patio chairs that I’d love to redo!

  10. Kathy Hanley says:

    I have some oldwooden boat paddles that I bought at a going out of business sale that I would love to repaint.

  11. I have a desk that needs a good coat of paint.

  12. Jessie Frasier says:

    my ugly furniture!!

  13. golden storm says:

    I would love to transform an old crib I have to make into a bench or a daybead,, I am not sure which yet

  14. Honestly I love crafts but I’m not that creative so I would look on Pintrest for fun new projects!!

  15. I have a dresser I’d like to redo

  16. An old coffee table!

  17. Yolanda Scott says:

    I have a nightstand that I would love to paint.

  18. Meghan Applegate says:

    Some shelves that I’d like to hang up…with a different color of course!

  19. Nichol Tone says:

    I would love to use it on my girls bedroom furniture

  20. Holly Mitkowski says:

    I would like to touch up my dresser!

  21. Audra watts says:

    I have an old table to paint

  22. frames!

  23. an old bench

  24. Kerrie Gregory says:

    I have several old frames that I would love to give a makeover!

  25. Picture frames, end tables, shelves, the list is endless. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. I would love to redo an old chest that I’ve had for ages!

  27. Rene Chartier says:

    I have a child’a rocking chair from my childhood that I would love to use this on for my twins

  28. Dawn Monroe says:

    I would like to re paint a toy box.

  29. I have a stool I need to revamp.

  30. I have a dresser I’d love to fix up as well as two nightstand tables!

  31. Rachelle Anderson says:

    I would love to redo an old side table.

  32. I have a TON of things to re-do! I have an old trunk, some frames, and old wicker chairs that I’d love to put on our front porch, but they need some help! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  33. saralynns2 says:

    I would love to give some old end tables a funky finish 🙂

  34. Crystal Rose says:

    I’d love to paint some shelves with it.

  35. Diana Hatch says:

    I would love to fix up an old dresser

  36. Dawn Schultz says:

    I have an end table that could definitely use a makeover!

  37. audrey griffis says:

    picture frames they make great gifts

  38. Amanda Baker says:

    This is seriously like my dream contest!! I absolutely LOVE to paint and it can get to be an expensive hobby. I’ve also never gotten to try this brand before and that chalky finish looks amazing!! Thank you do much for doing this amazing giveaway!!

  39. A table

  40. Deb Anderson says:

    Wow!! Your sled turned out fantastic! I’d love to try this technique on a child-size rocker I’ve had forever but could never decided what to do with. Now that you’ve inspired me, I think it would look great as a decoration next to the tree. 🙂

  41. Beth Dunlavy Hoppe says:

    I would like to transform a treasure chest I have.

  42. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    I would paint photo frames or kid’s furniture.

  43. I have a “vintage” entertainment center I need to upgrade. And by vintage I mean lovely 80s style bleached oak, complete with smoked glass doors. It’s a ginormous eyesore that I can’t wait to transform.

  44. I have a small dresser that i would love to redo.

  45. Lilith Katz says:

    I have an old dresser that I would love to update.

  46. a cabinet

  47. window to use as frames

  48. I have a dresser that needs to be redone..

  49. I would love to use these to make small squares on a wall. Thank you!

  50. Barbara Adams says:

    This would work perfect on that hall tree I walk past everyday mumbling, I really should DO something with this…

  51. Amy Honious says:

    I have a large mirror that I would love to re-do

  52. Debbie Lewis says:

    I would start small with some shelves

  53. Dana Matthews says:

    I found this old, funky looking chair at a yard sale…would love to transform it into something I’d be proud of to sit in the corner of my living room!

  54. allyson tice says:

    i would love to transform my bed headboard!!!

  55. Emily Wells says:

    I would love to paint some old picture frames I have. I have several that are scuffed/scratched and could desperately use a new finish! 🙂

  56. I’d like to transform some holiday decorations.

  57. Jennifer Crum says:

    I just picked up a little dresser that needs refinished – I would LOVE to use some of this paint on it!

  58. I would love to create a frame wall for some photos I have with painted frames

  59. Lisa HollingerBarto says:

    I have two small end tables that need to be repainted

  60. An old decorative stepping stool

  61. I would use the paint to revamp some old frames and do a little re-decorating. I would make some of my old stuff look new! I would spend time crafting and creating instead of watching tv!

  62. I have a coffee table and some frames that need a makeover, thanks!

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