Christmas Home Tour – Red & Teal Themed (part 3 of 3)

Christmas Home Tour 2014 - Red and Teal Themed - Part 3 of 3 - #christmas #hometour #holidays #holidaydecor #redandteal

Welcome friends! Today is part of 3 of my Christmas Home Tour. I’m so happy to have you here and the opportunity to share my home with you. I am also excited to share how budget friendly your holiday decor can be. If you haven’t seen the rest of my home, you can see it here: Christmas Home Tour Part 1 Christmas Home Tour Part 2 Now on to Part 3, Family Room, Laundry Room & Guest Bath. Last week I shared my Kitchen and Dining Rooms with you. The Kitchen is open to the Family Room (it is now anyway

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Red & Teal Themed Christmas Home Tour – (part 2 of 3)

Christmas Home Tour 2014 - Red and Teal Themed - Kitchen Tour -  #christmas #hometour #holidays #holidaydecor #redandteal

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing Part 2 (of 3) of my Christmas Home Tour, red & teal themed.    Last week I shared Part 1 of my Christmas Home Tour here. That tour included my Foyer/Entry and Study. Today I’m sharing my Kitchen and Dining Rooms. Thursday I’ll finish up with my Family Room, Laundry Room and Guest Bath. (you can see Part 3 here) I found most items (as I do with my regular home decor) at the thrift store or a garage sale.  Thrifty decor! So this year I set up a challenge for myself. Use everything I already

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Christmas Home Tour 2014 – pt 1 (Home for the Holidays Tour)

Festive Holiday Foyer - Teal and Red - #holidayhome #holiday #foyer #decor #Christmas #holidaydecor

I’m so excited to be sharing the first part of my Christmas Home Tour with you guys today!  I’m sharing along with a bunch of my friends who are also a part of the “Home for the Holidays” tour. There are 25 bloggers opening up their homes and sharing them with you this week. As with everything in my home and on my blog, it’s all been done on a major budget with thrifty finds and the like. Today I thought I’d share my Foyer and Study for part one since that is the first thing people see when they

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DIY Santa Sign Tutorial (Believe)

Santa - DIY Believe Sign - Side view - #Santa #believe #Christmas #holidaydecor #santaclaus

Hello friends! I have a very special project to share with you all today….. SANTA!! Yep..him. Good ole jolly Santa Claus.  I came across this “cute as can be” Jolly Santa over at The Graphic’s Fairy….and had to have him! I found this old framed print for $3 at the thrift store.  It was pretty flimsy, even the glass, but I figured it’d be okay for this project. I printed jolly ole Santa out and attached the word “believe” at the bottom. Because everyone needs to believe, right?  I took the framed print apart and proceeded to spray paint the print

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Easy Holiday Chalk Art (with Chalk Pens)

EASY Holiday Chalk Art with Chalk Pens - tutorial - #chalkart #chalkboard #chalkpen #holidays artsychicksrule

Hi and happy Sunday Friends!! Today I am sharing part of my very thrifty, DIY Christmas decor with you….Easy Holiday Chalk Art with Chalk Pens. I picked up this old metal tray from the thrift store a few years ago and made it into a chalkboard. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in the color Graphite, to create this chalkboard and the other one I’m going to show you today. This one has really held up great! I used it as a fun message board in my kitchen originally, then it was used at Christmas to write holiday messages on. This

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DIY Holiday Framed Ornament Wreath ( Welcome Home Tour)

Easy, DIY Framed Ornament Wreath - tutorial - Welcome Home Tour - #wreath #diy #ornamentwreath

All week long my friends have been sharing beautiful and different ways they welcome guests to their homes during the holidays. Today, I’m sharing with you something I made for my front door to welcome guests to our home…. ….and a bit of our front porch that greets visitors as well in the “Welcome Home Tour“. This DIY holiday framed ornament wreath was so easy…. I picked up an old framed print at the thrift store awhile back… It’s always interesting the things you find inside. This was a page from a calendar someone framed. (the other side is the bear print) I

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4 Calling Birds – NOEL Holiday Decor (12 Days of Christmas Tour)

4 Calling Birds NOEL - 12 Days of Christmas Tour - easy holiday decor - #noel #12days #Christmas #holidays #holidaydecor

I’m sharing a super thrifty – NOEL Holiday Decor – tutorial for a tour I’m in with a bunch of my friends…. the 12 Days of Christmas Tour We all got to choose our day…of the 12. How fun is that? I chose 4 Calling Birds.  I wasn’t sure what I’d create or how I’d even incorporate 4 birds, or any birds, into a holiday decor item. But this is what I ended up coming up with! So very thrifty too. These are the bottles I used. Yep. I poured the wine into an empty wine bottle I had (because

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Silhouette Merry Christmas Sign – (and Black Friday sales!!)

Silhouette Merry Christmas Sign Tutorial - on hall tree - #silhouette #merrychristmas #sign #diy #ad #sponsored #blackfriday

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of, and compensation provided by, Silhouette America.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving!! As of midnight, it’s officially “BLACK FRIDAY”, shopping mecca day of the year.  Are you a Black Friday shopper? I’m not much of one myself….unless it’s online shopping.  Does that count? I think so.  And it’s my favorite way. Today I’m so excited to be sharing with y’all the great sales and deals from Silhouette America going on now until Dec. 8, 2014, 11:59pm MST…and you don’t even have to fuss with the crowds to get

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DIY Secret Santa Gift (Naughty or Nice Stocking Tutorial)

DIY Secret Santa Gift - Naughty Nice Stocking - Both Sides -  #diy #holidays #Christmas #transferpaper

I have such a fun craft/holiday decor to share with you all today. Some of my blogger friends and I got together to do a DIY Secret Santa gift for each other. None of us knew what the other was making until we received it in the mail. So much fun! I just love things like this. Creating something special for someone else….and receiving something special someone else has created for me.  What I’m getting ready to share with you all was made for Megan over at Rhapsody in Rooms. So as you can see from the title of this

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Old Carved Desk Transformed with Chalk Paint (Red Theme Tour)

Distressed Old Carved Writing Desk Transformed with Chalk Paint - front side 1 - #chalkpaint #generalfinishes #javagelstain #makeover

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover day! This month’s theme is RED.  (to see previous month’s themes, look here–>Themed Furniture) Red is fun. Red is festive….and red is bright! I love red…in small doses.  So when I saw the theme for this month I wondered how in the world I would incorporate an entire piece of furniture with red. That’s when I got to thinking about how much I love the colors teal and red together. I love how they off set each other. Opposites with such contrast. Just like my Family room during the Christmas holidays last year. You can see what I

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Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Antique Mirror Tutorial

Antique Mirror Tutorial - Pottery Barn Christmas Sign -  Easy Tutorial - #antique #potterybarn #diy

Ever wondered how to get that cool “antiqued” mirror look ….without having to actually find an old, antique mirror? Well, today I’m going to share with you a DIY aged, antique mirror tutorial . AND it’s so simple and easy you’ll be wanting to make one yourself!! Here’s what I made …and what inspired me to make it. Pottery Barn’s sign here… inspired me to create a mirror like it…and Christmas decor for my home. And with a $3.98 thrift store glassed frame, $7.99 Looking Glass spray ( of which I still have plenty left over) , I’d say I saved a ton.

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10+ DIY Thrifty Christmas Decor (anyone can do!)

10+ DIY Thrifty Christmas Holiday Decor Ideas - #thrifty #holidaydecor #Christmas #chalkpaint #diy

Since the holidays are upon us….almost (and because I’m a THRIFTY girl) I thought I’d round up 10+ DIY Thrifty Christmas Decor I’ve created and posted about over the last 2 years here on the blog. All things thrifty, all things simple, all things anyone can do. I just posted this latest one on Tuesday … “No Sew DIY Christmas Tree Tapestry“. Super, crazy simple.  …and check out the money saved.  It’s the same with all the ones listed below. Let’s start with this little gem…. “Ugly Thrift Store Find -to- Gorgeous, Glittery Holiday Platter“ I’m not sure you’d be able to find

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