2016 Christmas Home Tour

Welcome friends!

Today I wanted to share with you a part of my heart- the place I get to call home.

As soon as you enter through the front door this is the sight you see. Our front foyer and staircase is welcoming with plenty of greenery and white lights. This year I went with an all gold theme for our main tree. 

Moving to the main living area where we spend the majority of our time as a family. This tree was in our dining room last year and made its way back into the family room with a woodland theme this year.

I love seeing the wonder and excitement in my little girl's eyes. This is her second Christmas and its been so magical this year. My love for the season has grown since we get to experience it all with her! 

Not only is it the season to rejoice & celebrate our Savior's birth, but it's also a time to spend with dear family and friends.

Moving to the dining room. This year I simplified this space with a flocked wreath, a little garland, red pillows, and tiny trees added to our everyday decor. Of course, I had to display my traditional Christmas dishes on the table- love those.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Merry Christmas!


French Armchairs

Awhile back I bought a pair of arm chairs at a local consignment store. At the time, I didn't have a specific place for them, so they just sat in our garage. I knew I would eventually find a spot for them in our home. 

Here's what they looked like before. The gold bee fabric was reupholstered in a neutral canvas fabric that works perfect in our living room.

Have a blessed day!

I'm sharing this makeover at French Country Cottage, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, and Stone Gable.


DIY Magnolia Wreath

Earlier this week I shared our Fall Front Porch and Foyer all decorated for the season. 

Today I wanted to show you how to make this beautiful fall magnolia wreath. 

I love the magnolia wreaths from high end retailers, but they're a little pricey for me ($100-300 each), so I decided to make my own for a lot less at only $20! 

If you would like to make your own magnolia wreath for $20 all you'll need is a medium size wreath form, two faux magnolia leaf sprays from Hobby Lobby  
(50% off), scissors, and a hot glue gun. 

First cut all the leaves off the branches, then start gluing the leaves on the wreath all pointing in one direction around the form, then layer more leaves as you completely cover the form. It takes a little time, but the result is well worth it!
Here's my real Fall Magnolia Wreath from a few years ago. 

I hope you are now inspired to make your own wreath for the upcoming holidays. 

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Linking to Share your Style, Craftberry Bush, French Country Cottage, Gardners to Bergers, The Crafted Sparrow, The 36th Avenue, Savvy Southern Style,and Tatertots and Jello.


Fall Front Porch & Foyer

Welcome to our home! It's hard to believe Fall is just around the corner. Over the weekend our local farmers market displayed their seasonal pumpkins and I just couldn't resist buying a few!

I stacked them with magnolia leaves on the front porch and decorated with them throughout the house. I like to mix faux and real pumpkins to add different textures and colors. 

This year I wanted a natural feel, so I incorporated white, green, and brown tones in my decor. It seems to feel more casual and calm with the lighter fall colors.

Here's last years Fall Foyer if you missed it.

Here's how I made the Magnolia Wreaths on my front door!


Pair of Chairs

This past month I found a pair of antique side chairs at an estate sale for a bargain that I just couldn't pass up. I loved the curved back and petite size of the chairs, but the dated gold fabric and tufting was the first to go. I had them reupholstered in a neutral canvas fabric and painted the tapered legs white for a fresh new look. 

Here's how they look in a home I recently staged

And here's how they looked before...

It's amazing how new fabric and a little paint brought these chairs back to life.

 What do you think of the transformation? 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!


A Fixer Upper: Before & After

I had the pleasure of working on this fun remodel project recently. This split-level
5 bedroom, 3 bath stucco home was built in the mid nineties and seriously needed an overhaul.

Starting with the exterior, we painted the pale pink color and went with fresh white paint, we added brick around the bottom of the house, changed out the wood railing to iron on the front porch, installed a new wooden door and lanterns, then completely started over with all new landscape and a back deck.  

Next, on the interior we ripped up the parquet and vinyl flooring, took down the dated wallpaper and lighting, removed old counter tops and replaced them with new granite and marble, refaced all the cabinets with new doors and paint, installed new hardwood and tile, painted the whole house a neutral color, removed the textured ceilings for smooth ceilings, added detailed trim, reworked the stairs with oak treads, added all new oil rubbed bronze hardware throughout, and then we added a beautiful new back splash in the kitchen.

Now this house is completely updated and ready to move in! I'm certain this house won't stay on the market very long.


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