HOW TO DRESS UP A CHICKEN COOP, SHE SHED, OR OUTDOOR STRUCTURE WITH A SIMPLE RUSTIC LOOK THAT WORKS ALL WINTER LONG!
I was a little excited to add some winter decor to the chicken
coop poop, that’s what it’s called because of it’s color, this year. Brown just worked with the cabin color better (previous paint color can be seen here) and blended in with the environment but it sure looks drab once winter rolls around so to perk it up I added one strand of garland over the doors.
Yep that’s the extent of its mini winter makeover. You have to admit that single strand of green sure freshens up the coop. It looks even better sprinkled in snow, but by the time I got around to taking pictures the snow had melted. I’m not truly Christmas decorating yet and I can get away with that because the greenery is something I’ll keep up until early February. In my neck of the woods we’ll still be buried in snow so the touch of green will be refreshing.
I hope you’ll enjoy seeing my rustic winter/Christmas décor this year. It won’t be fancy by any stretch but it will be simple, free, and true to whom I am. It’s so easy to go overboard with things and I’m guilty of doing that myself.
When I decorate to early I get antsy waiting for the day I can rip it all down and pack it away until next year. Christmas decorations are big dust collectors in my opinion and something that doesn’t get dusted until it’s time to take them down again. So I sit back and think about how I can’t wait to get my house back in order again after the holidays.
I’m hoping by doing things that are easy and simple I won’t have the urge to purge it all before Christmas day. It should be enjoyable, right? Not give me anxiety and sneezing fits from the dust. We don’t even do gifts anymore. The kids are grown, no grandkids yet, and hubby and myself need absolutely nothing. I even quit cooking on that day; several years ago we were without power so we started a new tradition where we go out for Chinese food on Christmas day.
I don’t mind it a bit. No cooking and baking for me and we make the servers at the restaurant happy by leaving them a big Christmas tip. It works out perfectly for everyone. I’m sure once there’s grandkids things will get a little more festive again but for now simple it is.
I was talking with my bestie just today saying I wish I knew where all our family’s vintage ornaments had gone. Now that my Mom has passed I can’t ask her and my Dad certainly wouldn’t know that wasn’t his area of household keeping.
Funny I remember those ornaments being ugly and un-cool as a kid but I’d give anything to have them with me now. Even as a kid I would beg my mom to only put white lights on the tree; which is still what I like today but somehow I never won that argument. The tree would get decorated every year with colored lights. I have no idea why I hated that look so much but I did and vowed when I had my own tree it would only be draped in twinkly white lights.
Now I’m even simpler than that. Last years tree, you can see it here, had nothing on it at all but lights, no bulbs, no garland, just a simple pine tree cut from out field standing proud in the corner of the cabin.
RUSTIC WINTER PLANTER/ GARDEN CART
If you missed the rustic winter garden cart I’ve already decorated, you can click here and go back to read that post! And YES we had snow then.