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Did you ever want something in your home just so you could decorate it?
I did. When we were looking for a house I really wanted a mantel so I could decorate it for every season and holiday, but that didn’t happen.
After we purchased our home we decided to put a pass-through in our kitchen/living room wall.
I also decided I would treat this little ledge as my mantel.
Our first year with the pass through we spent Christmas at my parents home upstate, so there wasn’t a need to hang our then, non-existent stockings.
But this year, I was going to hang stockings no matter what.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, my mom and I made a set of stockings for the three of us…and one on the way…but I wanted something unique to hang them from, something I could change out the look if I wanted and maybe even use it for other purposes or seasons.
Into our scrap wood pile I went and found some pine 1×6’s. I cut them to size and showed my Dad how I wanted them put together.
He wanted to miter the corners etc but I didn’t think that was necessary because I was going for a little more rustic look. You know, like it was slapped together. I didn’t care about nail holes or an imperfect edge.
After the box was together I gave it a coat of white paint and sanded it down to distress. I found these really cute hooks at Lowe’s and attached them all along one side.
After attaching the hooks I was looking at the box and thinking it wasn’t really rustic enough. I didn’t stain the wood before I painted so the yellow of the pine was really showing where I sanded it. So, I gave it a once over with Valspar Antiquing Wax.
I love my little box. Perfect for our stockings, also extra hooks for more decorations and I can change out the contents for the seasons, or the look I am going for at Christmas.
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