Festive Christmas Home Tour 2017 (part 2)

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More traditional reds and greens for the holiday season! Festive Christmas home tour, part 2.

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Hey friends! I’m back today sharing my festive Christmas dining room and study with you.
If you missed part 1, you can see it here.
And…I have a little something else at the bottom of my post, so read all the way to the end. ;)

Let’s start in the dining room….

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I kept things fairly simple in here.
A few splashes of red and green.

I’m still using these cute chair ties I made a few years ago.

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And this “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” sign I made a few years ago got a tiny makeover.

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I actually repainted all the lettering and the frame in white. It was originally painted in an off white and then I used dark wax over it to give it an aged appearance. I decided it was time to brighten it up a bit!

I like it so much better.

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I simply added red and white berries to my existing boxwood wreath and hung a mirrored star over top.
I found that at Marshall’s one year.

The galvanized tin got filled with ornaments…

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And I found this fun jingle bell hanging at Michael’s and had to have it.
It’s pretty loud when moving. ;) So I decided to lay it on the top of the buffet.

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I just love it though!

The “snow” is some fabric I bought at Joann’s to make garland out of for my tree.
I’ll be sharing that next week. :)

And of course a little coastal touch.

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A couple of Christmas books on the other side.

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To the left is this old, pressed back chair I gave a makeover to a few years ago.
I never thought I’d keep it but I fell in love with it and here it stays.

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I had the “believe” pillow and throw in the family room last year.

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This DIY shelving got a few red berries and my fancy pants reindeer.

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Such a simple way to add color and a holiday feel to your home.

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I’ve hung ornaments and strung simple garland on the light fixture in year’s past but this year I hung the same berry swag that I used in my festive laundry room decor.

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Sassy Santa is making a reappearance this year too. ;)
I had to sit him next to this hand towel.

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He looks like he’s ready to hear your explanation, doesn’t he? haha

Just love him.

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My “coffee bar” got a new picture that I found at Kirkland’s.
I just removed the print I had up there and replaced it with this one.

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And then added my little thrift store Santa (I painted him white) from a few year’s ago and more red berries.
Simple!

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I thought it’d be fun to take a peek from one side of the house, to the other. :)
You can see all the way through the kitchen, (which you can see is the darkest room in my house), the family room, laundry room and finally, the guest bath.

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There was a wall with only an opening for a door from the dining to the kitchen.
And there was a full wall between the kitchen and the family room. We opened up this whole area and it’s the very best thing we’ve done!
Love it so much more.

Like I said, my kitchen is dark and it’s hard for me to get good photos of these rooms at the back of the house.
Thank goodness for under cabinet lighting, as you can see, brightens thing up a bit! ;)

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And looking back into the study from the dining room…..

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As you can see, that room gets lots of sunlight.
Especially in the winter when all the leaves have fallen off the trees!

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Which is perfect for showcasing my very favorite furniture makeover, ever!
This $35 thrift store dresser is a keeper for sure. It was the one that had a missing handle that I made.

I hung a wreath on the mirror and a Santa hat….which, of course, is turned to the “I’ve been nice” side. ;)

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The “baby, it’s cold outside” colored chalk art was a thrifty project from a few years ago.

I didn’t do a lot to the built in bookcases this year.
I simply added this pretty star and my “merry & bright” sign I made a couple years back.

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I did get something new for in here, though.
This skinny little, cutie patootie, tree. :)

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I didn’t want another large tree and thought this size would be perfect.
And it’s kind of adorable. :)
I love my DIY flocked tree that I use in my family room but it holds all the decorative & color coordinated ornaments.
I wanted something fun to hold all of the special, meaningful ornaments.
Like the ornaments my children made when they were young, or ones given to me when they were first born.
Ornaments bought on trips to remember those sweet times, etc.

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Those special things that don’t necessarily match or make that magazine worthy tree.
I wanted a tree for us.
And this one was the perfect fit. And very “magazine” worthy in my own eyes. :)
I found it at Wal-Mart on sale and even grabbed that cute red base for it.
Perfect with the Santa hat I topped it with!

I love how realistic it looks and the fact that it’s pre-lit. (I actually wanted colored lights for this tree but it came with white only)
But it’s only 3 pieces and goes up really fast. Love that!

I also hung my newly made “Christmas cards repurposed” ornaments on this tree too.

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I thought I’d share how pretty it looks at night.

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It’s small but mighty. ;)

And one last shot…..my sweet Ryder boy.

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He’s growing up and will be 2 on Feb 28th. :)
I can’t believe it. He’s such a sweet boy.
Want to see more of him? He has his very own Instagram account, here.

Want to see even more Christmas inspiration?
My friend Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer is sharing her dining room reveal AND Christmas decor!
Hop on over to see it >>> HERE.

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I’m actually going to see it (and Christy!) in person today! Luckily we don’t live that far from each other. :)

 

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I’ll see you back here tomorrow with a few of my blogging friends and something a little different.
We thought it would be fun to share our holiday traditions with you. I’d love to hear what yours are too, so stay tuned!

Then I’ll be back next week with my final tour, my family room and tree.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

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21 Comments

    1. Thank you Deb! :) Santa came from the At Home store a few years ago. I walked by him a few times but then had to have him! I just love him! :) xo

  1. Todo es hermoso!!! , en especial me encanto el letrero rojo , que dice: “es el tiempo mas maravilloso del año”….siempre lo leo cantando .
    la zona del cafe es realmente hermosa , también la idea de la lampara de techo decorada de navidad.
    ame cada detalle …=)

    Everything is beautiful!!! , especially I loved the red sign, which says: “it is the most wonderful time of the year” …. I always read it singing.
    the area of the cafe is really beautiful, also the idea of the decorated ceiling lamp for Christmas.
    love every detail … =)

  2. Your Santa had me thinking he was realistic, until I scrolled through the pictures lol. Your home and Christy’s…are absolutely beautiful, you both know where to add the perfect flair.

    1. Yes, he is quite realistic looking in the face! I just love him and his sassy arm on his hip! ;) And thank you so much Christina! xoxo

    1. Thanks Christy! Yep, it’s fun to move them around each year…but I think they’ve been in every area of the house at this point! You know what that means!! hahaha And yes, had fun yesterday seeing you and your pretty new house! xoxo

  3. I am still so in love with that blue chest you painted. And I’m amazed at the handle you made. I never would have thought of that.

    1. Oh yes, with all the furniture I’ve painted, I still think it’s my favorite! Tied between it and the Duck Egg Blue secretary. :) And oh yes, those handles would have been so expensive to replace at the time, so my thrifty little mind had to come up with a better (cheaper!) way! xo

  4. Great post, Nancy! Your home looks lovely! I love those prints you have on the open shelving. :-) And I love the slim tree you have pictured, too!

    Have fun with Christy! (I’m just a wee bit envious that you get to spend some time together… but, totally happy for y’all, too! ;-) )

    1. Hey Julie! :) Thanks so much! Those prints are so old, I used them in several of my homes in the past and had them packed away for years. They were a dark Hunter green and thought I’d never use them again…until I painted the frames! That new slim tree is so much fun, kinda quirky too. And yes, it’s so funny that Christy and I started our blogs within days of each other (unknowingly) and then became such great blogging buddies and realized we lived so close to each other. Thankful for this blogging adventure and all that it’s brought me. :) xoxo

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