DIY Stenciled Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled

       Today I'm stenciling a vintage sled with 
one of my favorite stencils.

Stenciled Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled

I began with a vintage sled I've had laying around for a long time. 

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I painted it with one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black.

Brown stained vintage sled

The one coat of coal black gave the sled a great black stained effect as the paint absorbed into the dry wood. 

Next I pounced on red craft paint on my favorite buffalo check stencil by Old Sign Stencils. 

Stenciling red on a stencil on the sled

These stencils are heavy duty and will last through hundreds of projects. 

Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil

Visit HERE to see all the gorgeous stencils available!

It's easy to do with a tiny amount of paint in a tray and a sponge pouncer

Close up of red buffalo check sled

I was finished in just a few minutes and I let the paint dry. 

Red and Black Christmas Buffalo Check Vintage Sled with overlay

I reattached the original rope and added a red bow and greenery.

Buffalo check stenciled vintage sled with wreath and bow.

The whole project took less than an hour and looks amazing!


Red and Black Buffalo Check Sled with wreath and bow.

The perfect holiday decoration for the front porch!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .