Christmas tree: take 2

You might remember that this is what my Christmas tree looked like (below) a couple of weeks ago when I posted about how I spray painted it (for more on that click here) :

White Christmas Tree

Yesterday morning, after my son and dog bumped into it, this is what it looked like:

Fallen Christmas tree

What makes this story all the more ‘fun’ is that my husband and I had just gotten in the night before from London during a snow storm, the elementary school and high school didn’t have power so the kids were home -oh and we didn’t have power either.  We had to plug the vacuum to the generator in order to clean up the mess.  Yeah, it was one of those mornings!

rainbow color block Christmas treeInspired by a Christmas tree I saw last year on The Daily Buzz when I was doing research for a holiday article for Ronamag, my daughter and I decided to redecorate the tree in a rainbow or colour block fashion.

AND….this is what our Christmas tree looks like now:

rainbow Christmas tree

green Christmas ornaments

red pink christmas ornaments

blue Christmas ornaments

Christmas tree topper

rainbow Christmas tree

The day started out chaotic, but it turned out to be a pretty nice family day; lounging in our PJ’s, playing in the snow …and the power did come back on in time for lunch!

Christmas tree breakfast nook

For more pictures of the breakfast nook click HERE!

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2 thoughts on “Christmas tree: take 2

  1. I just got out my white tree to find it has turned yellowish-brown. Grrrrrrr! I didn’t know this could happen until recently. How has your spray painted tree held up? My husband is worried the paint with the lights might be a fire hazard. How was your experience??
    Thanks in advance!
    Kelly

    • Hi Kelly, and yes – I had no idea white Christmas trees could yellow over time either. The spray paint has help up great! I did have to spray paint more of it the following year though… because it just gets more yellow every year! This year I am considering either donating it or spray painting it some fun bold color to forever get rid of the ‘battle of the yellowing’!

      As for safety, don’t worry. If you are using spray paint made for plastic-wood-metal for indoor and outdoor use (such as Rustoleum) and you are using regular, modern day Christmas lights, then you should not have to worry about any fire hazard.

      Thanks -and good luck!
      Julie

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