A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

December 2, 2017 8 By EngineerMommy

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I love a good Christmas village. In fact, I think I started collecting Christmas houses when I was a teenager. Every year or so, I would add a house to my collection. This is what the houses look like.

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


Standard Christmas village houses, right? Nothing special.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


I got tired of looking at them in their boring, store-bought, cookie-cutter colors. So I decided to spruce them up. Here’s what I used:

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


The first step was to simply paint them silver but I didn’t want to completely conceal their original colors underneath so I diluted the paint 50%. Equal parts water and paint. I love the way they came out.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


So quaint and cozy.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


Still so magical though, right?
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


Next, I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to them so the natural choice is glitter, right? Gold glitter, of course! But just on the roofs.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


I am totally in love with the way these babies came out.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


I love that the gold roofs make the set look so uniform.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


I put them on this wall shelf I’ve had around for a while. I recently painted it white and I love the way the houses look on here.
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


It’s perhaps one of my fave Christmas projects this year. This garland was up there, too!
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


Do you like the houses with the gold roofs?
A Christmas Village Re-Imagined

A Christmas Village Re-Imagined


Have you ever painted Christmas houses?

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