Here's to dreams and wishes for the new year!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
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
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!