I was shopping one of my regular thrift stores a couple of months ago when I spied this old artist's easel.
Complete with splattered paint!
I thought the easel had possibility as an unconventional Christmas tree so I purchased it and it sat in my garage for the past couple of months.
This past week I was able to spend some time dismantling the easel and putting it back together as a tree. The easel was held together with screws so it was easy to take apart.
Some shifting of boards and a few cuts on the saw and it was ready to be put back together as a tree.
I added a folding yardstick star at the top and then added some small nails to hold my ornaments. I also added a hanger to the back so I could hang it on the wall. From the top of the star to the bottom of the trunk this tree stands about 6 1/2 feet tall.
Although the tree is currently hanging on a wall in my house, I was not able to get good pictures. So.....I carried it outside and braved the snow and cold to get a better shot.
I still have the paint tray to repurpose too.
I am going to paint it white and add some greenery and ornaments.
I love getting two for the price of one!