It is almost Thanksgiving which means it is time to get the Christmas decorations out, right? I completely agree! Also, bring on the Christmas crafts!! I have been crafting and creating all weekend. I.can't.stop. Let me show you what has been going on over here.
Here is our dining/sitting room.
This is the best spot for drinking a
I rearranged our gallery wall. I don't know if you have seen those wooden signs with all the reindeer names on them in those nice barn wood frames but I have and I wanted one SO BAD. What I had on hand was a giant black canvas and a thrift store gold frame. The canvas was not a chalkboard but after testing the chalk marker I knew I could make it look like one.
I rubbed the chalk over the canvas, wiped it off, wrote the white names in chalk marker and then used red paint for the Rudolph. Yeah, my frame was too small for the canvas but that did not stop me putting the two together.
And because I am turning into a grandma, I had to display some doilies on some embroidery hoops and threw those up there too.
After moving the fireplace to this wall, it is like a whole new experience decorating this surface because it looks totally different!
Now, while you are at Target buying all the $3 pillows they have left, pick up some Phillips Dew Drop string battery lights with self timer. These are AMAZING!!! I plan on using them all winter even after the Christmas decor is taken down.
Moving on to the other side of the room...
I tried to keep it pretty simple here and just did some garland I got from Hobby Lobby 2 seasons ago, glass + berries, milk glass, cake stand and chalkboard (of course).
The other side of the buffet I hung some of my vintage bulbs on drop cloth that I pinned over my huge coffee sack art.
I have a few decorations in the kitchen but that room is in such flux still, I am not going to show that room right now.
Lets head to the living room instead...
I FINALLY stopped stringing my lights on my tree like and amateur this year! I am embarrassed to say I truly did not know that you should string it from "in and out" instead of "side to side". You have to use a ton more lights but the effect is worth it! I also added a string of bigger bulb lights.
And for my favorite spot in the house right now, the floating shelf above the TV. I hung an old metal sled my MIL gave me up on the wall, put up some Craftshop signs, garlands + lights and a few other accessories and this is what I get to stare at when we are watching TV.
All time fav.
This holiday decorating got me taking a close look at some of my walls and I realized I have a lot of patching and re-painting ahead of me this January. For now, I am just going to ignore the disaster going on behind the decor and enjoy the season by buying my family matching elf pajamas, secretly singing and dancing to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" and spiking my egg nog, heavily.