Decorating my Living Room for Christmas is always a task I never take lightly. This is the time when it's really getting a workout.
So it has to shine for me.
It's what works for me and my family. Plus that everyone is having a good time and comfortable.
I had my coffee table filled with "Holiday Cheer", but scaled it back. Afterall it will be used for appetizers and snacks for guests. And more importantly, I put my feet up on this table at night!
I had to keep repeating the word "functionality" to myself. I revealed a couple of weeks ago that I bought several books at the thrift store and chalk painted them white for the hutch.
Well they stayed put. I added mercury glass ornaments, a couple of really cheap white christmas signs (Michaels - 70% off sale), some styrofoam balls I covered in simple white yarn and some existing holiday decor I already had.
The wreath (below) I found years ago at my local thrift store, all the picks are also from previous years. I dropped them into a rusty galvanized tub and added antlers and walked away.
I have a tendency to overdue things, especially this time of year.
Is 5 Christmas Trees in a one home excessive? Not to me, but if you asked Greg he might have a different answer.
I tried to stick too white and metallic colors for the hutch. It really brightened up when I took some of the other colors out and stuck with just golds, silvers and white.
There may be a stray purple in there somewhere with a companion of green but not much.
I seem to be having a metal deer fetish the past couple of years. Every year one or two find their way to my house. I always tell Greg it's like those puppies who used to follow me home.
"They needed me"
I am about halfway done with my holiday shopping. I think.
Don't quote me on it though, I need to check my list. My brain is so whacked right now. I had to run out for a quick grocery store run the other day, and umm I thought I had my car keys in my hand.
But it was actually the TV remote.
Don't tell Greg.
I stood outside trying to think of the sanest excuse as to why in the hell I had a tv remote in my hand trying to unlock my SUV.
The only thing that came to mind was it's Christmas. Thankfully I was able to sneak back in and swap out the remote for my keys without being seen.
I wanted two new wreaths for a couple of windows, but HomeGoods only had one all white.
For fifty dollars. So on my way home, feeling defeated I suddenly remembered a dollar store craft project I ran across and was off on a craft tangent!
I bought two styrofoam wreaths and almost every box of all white swiffer dusting "whatchamajigs" my local Dollar Tree Store had.
A sixteen inch wreath took about 18 swiffer cloths and a lot of hot glue. But I had two done is less than an hour and hanging up.
Now that's a quick and easy holiday craft project! Each box of swiffer dusters comes with two, so each wreath cost me maybe fifteen dollars?
I admit freely I was acting abnormally when these were done.
Dog hair and swiffers are like peanut butter and chocolate. So Blitz stayed outside until I got these puppies hung up.
I didn't need to be picking dog hair out of a swiffer. Even though I have sort of redefined their purpose at least for the holidays.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour through the living room. The dining room and porch are next on my agenda to show you.
To recap this week Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate has put together a great Holiday Home Tours for with several bloggers. So be ready to be inspired below!
Monday December 9th
Tuesday December 10th
Wednesday December 11th
Thursday December 12th
Friday December 13th