Saturday, December 31, 2011

Here's to dreams and wishes for the new year! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Christmas Home

Welcome to my Christmas House! I shoveled the front walk, and attempted photoshopping the ugly orange electrical chord!

My Christmas tree is in the entry. This is our first real, chopped out of the forest tree:
Since I couldn't use most of my ornaments on the tree, I made some photo ornaments that can hang without making the branches sag:
My dining room chandelier:
Also in the dining room:
The library/piano room received a bit of greenery and a branch:

I added our Santa pictures in the family room:
And I tweaked the mantle since the last time I posted it:
Some greenery on the shelf:
I started a card tree today:
We open presents in the basement. I made the jester's stockings years ago:
The children decorated the tree:

Thanks for visiting my home!
I am linking with The Inspired Room's Christmas Home Tours.  

Friday, December 2, 2011

Before and After-The Built In Bookcases

Several weeks ago, I showed a before and after of my fireplace wall, and the moulding I painted that was on the brick. I was contemplating painting all my built-ins on this wall, but I was afraid of painting over all the wood and lowering our property value. The wood was just oak, but you know how some are about wood. :)

Well, after staring at it for too long imagining how it would look, I went ahead and painted the built-ins. Here is a picture of the built-ins in April of 2009:
Then in the Fall of 2010:
Fall of 2011:
Now, with the built-ins painted:
And because I always love a wider room shot even if it doesn't look as good as the closer view:
I am still tweaking the mantle and the shelves for Christmas. I have to say I have absolutely no regrets over painting the wood. I love the new look, and visually, it really opens up the room!

Thanks for visiting. I will post some more Christmas decor in the next few weeks, but for now, I really need to do a little Christmas shopping. See you next week!