Since I started blogging this summer, this is my first official holiday home tour! I tried to keep it simple this year, because I have a two-and-a-half-year-old who has a tendency to take down Christmas decorations and put them in the toilet….I wish I was joking. So I only decorated my living room and dining room and tried to keep a fairly neutral, gold, silver, green color palate with some burlap and other natural elements.
The only DIY project I completed was embroidering these burlap stockings I purchased from Joanne fabrics for around $9 each. I used some white embroidery floss and just embroidered the first initial of each family member on the stockings.
We cut down our Christmas tree at a local tree farm and when we brought it home, it had the most wonderful citrus aroma. I really love the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree!
I spy our Elf on the Shelf “Elfie.”
Here is our Christmas Card this year. I spray painted wood letters I got from Michael’s to spell out “JOY,” in gold spray paint and then I repurposed them as decoration on my mantle.
I skipped paying a professional photographer and just took my own photographs with my iPhone. If you want some tips on how to create a great Christmas card without breaking the bank check out this post.
Do you remember that vintage bar cart that I purchased at a yard sale for $5? This was one of those DIY projects where we had lots of good ideas, but when it came to execution, we realized that it wasn’t going to work out as planned. I felt like a contestant on “Top Chef “where Tom Colicchio would tell me that my “concept” was good but that I FAILED on execution.
So after many ideas that just didn’t work out, Mr. Wilson and I decided that we were just going to spray the whole cart in a fresh coat of gold spray paint. After coating the cart in the wrong shade of gold, we finally settled on this gold spray paint from Rust-Oleum.
Overall, it is not a HUGE change from the before picture but the whole cart feels a lot fresher and brighter now than it did. We also added some wine racks underneath the top shelf of the cart for added glass storage. We attached them with liquid nails since the shelf was too narrow to drill any screws. I found the wine racks here, for only $3.75 a piece.
My mom found me some really cute glasses with gold polka dots on them at Marshalls…thanks mom! How do you like my DIY botanical art prints?