December 12, 2013

Turning Tablecloths into Window Treatments

tablecloth turned into drapery window
I always found purchasing drapes, especially for the very large window in our living room, to be daunting.  They cost a fortune and I love to change decor with the seasons, so choosing the right material that would work year round felt impossible.  I like to change things up way too often to invest in expensive window treatments.  Our home isn't formal by any means, so why not use tablecloths as window treatments?  The dimensions of an 84" tablecloth make them a great length for our ceiling height.  If your ceilings are higher (lucky!), then just buy a longer tablecloth.  Another plus is that tablecloths are typically very washable, so it is easy to keep these clean.

December 9, 2013

Holiday Home Tour 2013

 Welcome to our Holiday Home Tour!!  I'm so glad you stopped by.  I know you are here for the pictures so I am just going to get to it.  If you'd like to know more about a specific room (or just see more pics of that room),  I will add a link to each room's holiday post.  

Lets's start in our Family Room, the first room you see when you enter our home and our most traditional family space...

Stone fireplace in Christmas family

December 8, 2013

Christmas Master Bedroom

Since we remodeled our master bedroom this Fall, we have been spending lots more time up there so I decided to add a few Christmas touches there, too.

A fresh wreath and some greenery make the room smell great...

Built in window seat in master

December 7, 2013

Our Christmas Dining and Living Rooms

There are no formal spaces in our home that we've knocked down every wall we possibly could.  Yesterday, I shared pictures of our kitchen.  Today, I will share what the rest of this level of our house looks like.  This level of our house is lighter and brighter than our lower level family room.

First,  I will begin with our dining area.  We had some family over for dinner this week and I enjoyed setting the table for that.  It was relaxed and casual.  I think I enjoy small gatherings even more than the actual holiday where there is so much more pressure to get everything done...

Christmas Dining with hurricane chandelier and preserved boxwood wreath and

December 6, 2013

Our Christmas Kitchen 2013

Welcome to our kitchen all decorated for Christmas.  This is where all the cookie baking, gingerbread house building and general holiday preparation happens….

Rohl Shaw's Farnhouse Sink at

December 5, 2013

Our Christmas Family Room

Welcome to our Family Room all decorated for Christmas.  This is the coziest spot in our home this time of year….

Christmas Family Room French

December 4, 2013

Painted Sign Tutorial

Yesterday, I shared some pictures of our Christmas Tree Lot Entryway and today I am going to share a bit more about how I made the sign.  I think signs like these appear much more difficult to make than they are.  At least they did to me!...

December 3, 2013

Our Christmas Entryway

I am so excited that the Christmas season has officially arrived!  Today, I am going to begin sharing how our home is decorated for Christmas this year.  Let's start with the front entryway, shall we?  I painted the signs for our own "Christmas Tree Lot" and wrote a post about how I made them here.