Using burlap, icy faux greenery and a small budget I took a skinny tree to the designer level for Christmas. Take a look! ...
  Happy Holidays from Rustic & Refined! I have joined some amazing people to have a HUGE Holiday Contest where you can win prizes valued over $100! It is time for the Christmas Wish List Giveaway!   22 of the most amazing bloggers from 2 countries have gotten together to offer 22 prize packages for this year's Christmas Wish List Giveaway!  Each blogger has gathered some of their favorite items from their own wish list and put together a gift for you! ...
Disclosure: PPG has sponsored this project by providing the paint. The opinions expressed in this blog postings reflect my honest opinion and experience with the products. Just in time for the holiday season I am unveiling our latest DIY project for a home decor inspiration. A freshly painted Living Room all spruced up for Christmas.    A new coat of paint for the old girl has really brought the light in! I said goodbye to the purple accent wall and cream tones on the other three just in times for Saint Nick and eggnog… ...
Here is my home decked out for the Christmas Holiday. Plus I am joining a few bloggers to bring you even more Holiday cheer! ...
Christmas Kitchen Holiday Tour Well, I finally got my kitchen clean enough to show you the updated windows plus a little bonus of some Christmas cheer.... I wish I could have shown you "reality" but the reality is life is messy and when it's at it's worst, I'd rather see a fairy tale as a break. I mean, I get to see reality every day...Live. ...
Holiday Dining Room Tour It's snowing outside....yeah!  It has been feeling like winter here for about 3 weeks with night time temps being around 20... but with snow on the ground, now it really feels like I need to finish my holiday shopping... ...
  Well finally, my kitchen window DIY is done and now I can move on to cleanup and Holiday decorating.... So I thought I'd share what I have been doing today before the big reveal in my kitchen. I am going to give you a look at my finished kitchen windows tho....and I can't wait for you to see them! But first, the start of what I did to my living room window....I hung 2 rattan glitzy stars and a few icicles to start....I used simple white cotton string so it wouldn't compete with anything else. Then I added my 3 trees which I already added a ton of twinkling lights....Tomorrow, I will add the ornaments...Sticks, feathers and woodsy creatures. All similar to what I did last year in the dining room, but this year, I am taking it up a notch....or two! If you want to see last years d├ęcor you can go here   or  here I used 2 crab pots for stands for the tree and a wicker suitcase that I picked up for 3 bucks at a Church Bazaar. I also added 2 lante...
I admit it, I cannot stand it when Christmas lights are crooked and they need to be re-done. I live south of the Windy City, so anything outside? Has to stand up to sever windy conditions. Especially in the winter. The leaves have long since disappeared and the wind howls on a bad day! Plus, asking my husband to get on a ladder for hours just to hang icicle lights under the roof? We haven't even gotten to the porch, fence or garage yet.  ...