Thursday, December 8, 2011

Refinished Nativity

I think I've mentioned before that I have a beautiful Willow Tree  nativity that I love.  It was given to me in pieces over the years by my in-laws and one of the pieces included an unfinished wooden stable.  I've used it as is for a couple of years but this year I seem to be on the hunt for craft after craft but I don't have a ton of supplies on hand.  I did however have everything I needed to finish this project.

Here's what it looked like when I got it.  You can see I'd already started to stain the stand for the angel.

I quickly sanded any rough spots and then used a foam brush to apply a thin coat of stain.  I used the same stain I used on the top piece of our headboard so it didn't cost anything.

Here's the after.  I felt like it needed a little colour so I made this quick little pennant banner out of paper.  I think it makes it all pop a little.

Here's the entire set


Unknown said...

I love willowtree! I have a good collection of the family figures but hope to get the nativity one day too. Great job on the stand, it really looks good.

SymbioticLife said...

That's such a sweet set. I think the addition of the banner was a brilliant idea.

Anonymous said...

Very touching and sweet set I am please to see it,