We’ve all seen these sleds around. Plain, wooden, maybe with a little rusty patina on the metal. They’re very cute, and great winter decor, especially if they have some original logos or painted detail. This one was just a plain, old, boring, wooden sled however. The great thing about plain and boring is that it’s the perfect blank canvas to create something really unique and special.
If you need a detailed tutorial on tips and tricks for stenciling, check out a previous post we did here. It’s about stenciling on fabric, but the same premise holds true.
So are you ready to see the finished product? We’re quite proud of it!
We used the little corner details from the stencil separately along the sled rudder for extra style points. The body of the stencil is done in Old White, and the cross details are done in Paris Grey. It’s a very subtle difference, you can see it better in person. To keep this sled looking old we sanded down the stenciled areas with 220 sandpaper to give it an aged patina. We’re simply loving the Annie Sloan reusable sanding pads for projects like this. They’re easy on the hands, easy to grip, and can be washed for multiple uses. Doesn’t get any better than that!
What do you think of this little sled’s transformation? Do you have a sled that needs an update? Check out the rest of our stencil collection for more inspiration!