Christmas Village Makeover

I was at Dollar Tree a few weeks ago and saw some cool ceramic village pieces…and by cool I mean they were painted like garbage but had great shapes. At $1 each I picked a couple up and badaboombadabing gave them a rad christmas village makeover…

christmas village makeover :

Now they are awesome and magical and I’m pretty happy that I spent less than $10 for the entire project (:

Christmas Village Makeover

First, I sprayed them all down with a quick and dirty coat of white spray paint. I set some aside then finished spraying the rest white with several light coats until there wasn’t any paint showing through.

christmas village makeover :

I sprayed the rest metallic gold, because I love it, even though it’s trendy. So, race to your local Dollar Tree and snatch up all the buildings! They would be awesome painted any color!!

christmas village makeover :

You might also like my DIY modern advent calendar (not as $$ friendly but still pretty gnarly)

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  1. YOU ARE A GENIUS. I love this so much….gonna hit up my local thrift store ASAP!!

  2. I like shabby chic a lot so I say thumbs up! The gold is pretty cool! Pretty!

  3. Sooooo much cooler! And the price was def right.

  4. I just love the white and gold!

  5. This is such a great idea! Love it!

  6. They look SOOOO much better… even pretty! Great idea & great pictures!

  7. Those were hideous before. I love what you did. I’d totally display those in my house. Great project!

  8. LOL, I kind of agree with Becky@Project Domestication — those WERE kind of hideous before. I love the idea of a Christmas Village, but it’s hard to find nicely painted pieces. Love, love this idea.

    • Oh they were rough. We have a few nice pieces from my husband’s grandma but I’m not even entertaining getting them out until the caboose is at least 12!


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