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Merry & Bright Tour & Sign DIY

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How many days ’til Christmas! If you’re not ready, you better get a move on it 😉 I’ve had so much fun getting to know some new blogger friends during our Merry & Bright Tour and I hope you have too! I am also sharing a Sign DIY from scrap lumber and a decal. I used a fun color of spray Chalky Paint from Krylon in New Leaf. I think I love green almost as much as I love blue!

Merry & Bright Tour conclusion + Sign DIY

Christmas Home Tour at Refresh Restyle

If you’re visiting from M. Jones Style by Marsha, welcome! I am so glad that you’re here! Look around and see what we’ve been up too! If not, be sure to stop by and see Marsha’s beautiful home!

Here’s where we started, with the Christmas tree

Merry Turquoise Aqua Christmas Tree from Balsam Hill

Murphy loving the blue and silver Christmas tree

Christmas tree at night

and then we wrapped gifts or should I say we put gifts in mason jars

Mason Jar filled - Christmas gift idea in a mason jar

Gift tag for Mason Jar Christmas gift

sat around in the turquoise and red keeping room

Family room refresh restyle Christmas Home Tour

Stone fireplace hymnal banner at refresh restyle Christmas home tour

had a drink or two

Shake it up with a Very Merry Martini at Refresh Restyle

Very Merry Martini at Refresh Restyle

Did you notice the green sign…thanks to Candi from Welcoming Wall for the Merry & Bright decal.

Wood sign with Krylon New Leaf Chalky spray paint and a decal

I just happen to have way too many pieces of left over wood. Or should I say, luckily I had the perfect piece of scrap wood 😉

DIY steps for makeover

Paint the wood. Lightly sand, I sanded in a pattern of stripes. That’s the beauty of chalky paint, so easy to sand and get the look that you want. Wipe the board with a lint free cloth to remove paint and saw dust. Remove backing from the label. Measure and position the decal. Use an old credit card to smooth over the decal. Start removing the backing at the edge of the backing, do this slowly to make sure the decal adhered properly. Add a picture hanger to the back and hang!

The last time you saw the entry:

Buffet at the entry filled with Christmas decor

then I changed it up a little…for the last time until the New Year!

Old window with hymns white Christmas village on the buffer

White Christmas village display perfect for a buffet or table at Refresh Restyle

Changed the entry one more time! Decided to put the new sign here:

Merry & Bright sign painted with Krylon Chalky Spray Paint in New Leaf

Merry & Bright DIY sign from scrap wood and Krylon Chalky spray paint in new leaf

We’ve been spending a lot of time outside. It’s been around 70º!

Christmas on the patio reds and turquoise Refresh Restyle

Pops of turquoise on the winter patio at Refresh Restyle

Be sure to grab some free printable gift tags, here.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Merry & Bright tour! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Time to head on over to: Love Your Abode    with (Yuni)

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    15 thoughts on “Merry & Bright Tour & Sign DIY”

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    2. Debbie I love your colour choices and details! Your little pup is a cute addition too. 🙂 I also loved how you used the awesome decal! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    3. Beautiful, Debbie! I love the colors of your tree and the mantel is awesome.
      Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    4. Debbie, your home is down right beautiful. I keep returning to your site to take in the feeling of bliss that you have created. Now about that DIY project. Please note, I will be stealing that idea! I don’t know squat about DIY and I’m a true copy cat! Thank you for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!

    5. Oh my Debbie! Everything looks so great! I love seeing Murphy in your pics! 🙂


      ps my tree still isn’t up. 🙁 so busy with the fence and LIFE. yikes!

    6. Your entire home is just breathtaking! Can I please come hang out with you in your outdoor space? It’s perfect. I love how you used the decal too! Beautiful job, Debbie!!


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