Christmas at our House…and a DIY Holiday Highlights Party!

I love decorating for the holidays and here is a tour of what it looks like at our house this year…

The dining room (there are still a few DIY projects ‘on the list’ like securing the mantel, hanging the door, painting the vent cover on the wall but see my before and after transformation at the DIY Club using Mythic paint, Dremel and my Purdy paintbrush!)

Here was that same doorway before:


After:  that dang vent is being camouflaged soon! I’ll also do a proper before and after/reveal soon.

When we bought the house…

This is how it looks today…


DIY Club

Now back to Christmas!

The apothecary jars with ornaments was inspired by Sarah at Th
rifty Decor Chick
 (thanks Sarah! I hope you don’t mind).  Okay, not just inspired but completely copied but they were PERFECT for my mantel too and if you can’t believe that your home decor is an inspiration and that copying is the best form of flattery…then we all wouldn’t be sharing, right?  That’s my story!  However, our similar holiday color combinations however are a complete coincidence! 
The living room in red and gold (same as previous years)…
The back entryway (with tomato-cage Christmas tree):

And just a little Christmas cheer in the kitchen because I’m crazy and decided that not only would I attack a dining room DIY-style, but I’d tackle a kitchen makeover during the holidays (or maybe it’s really just taking longer than anticipated.  Still!) …
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