Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Sweet Family Holiday Home 2012

I was thrilled to get to decorate an entire house for Christmas this year! Every other year of my adult decorating life, has been spent in an apartment or condo {Christmas decor 2011} so I will ALL out! Take a quick look at our Holiday home.

Walk up the lit peppermint path and say hello to Santa along the way.

The sounds of the jingle bell wreath greet you with the opening or the front door. Up the garland and light wrapped stairs, you will find the first of our many Christmas trees.

Back down the stairs and into the entry hall, you will find one of my all time favorite Christmas decorations, The Nativity. My mother in law buys us a new piece every year.

Into the living room, you will find the other two trees.

Left tree

Right tree

I borrowed A LOT of the decor I used and it was all different styles. I combined it all, making the living room a blue, silver, and white winter wonderland theme, while the rest of the house was clad in traditional Christmas greens, reds, and golds.


Out of the living room and down the hall, lead you to the back room and bathroom which didn't escape a little Christmas whimsy.

My favorite guy. Has his own little tools in his belt and everything!

Exiting the bathroom leads you straight into the kitchen.

I put all my favorite child like decorations on the mantle in the kids playroom so they could have some Christmas spirit of their own.

From there you can head right out the side door and be on your way.

Thanks for stopping by, See you next year!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Living Room...Check

I am super excited to say that the livingroom is DONE {with the exception of a couple of touch ups}. After hole filling, priming, and 2 wrong paint colors, I finally have my Dovetail Grey Living room!
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After being in the space a few days, I of course had to rearrange the furniture {thanks again to everyone who has donated furniture to us}. I also was not happy about looking at the white pin board material above the mantle. I have plans to find something to cover it, but until then I decided to paint it the same color as the wall...

Memory Lane

The Daycare Days

Starting Out

Holey Mess
Getting Somewhere

Feeling Like a Home

Once I got it all squared away I dove in decorating for Christmas...Over a week later, I am ALMOST finished!! I will be sure to share our Sweet Family Holiday Home :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Prime Time

Up to this point we have filled holes in the living room walls and sanded all the wood work. You can revisit that here.

We have also started in on our bathroom. If you missed out, you can see it here.

Next on the list....Priming. Lots and lots of priming. We once again got all our supplies from Sherwin Williams. We purchased their tinted primer for the walls and white primer for the trim. After that it was all about rolling, brushing, slopping, and edging.

My trusty assistant

We started with the walls and once I got it all primed I just couldn't wait to see what the wall color looked like so I slapped a little of it on the walls as well.

Sherwin Williams Dovetail Grey

Now that I got that out of my system, it is back to priming.

Still have to prime the frame on the fireplace

Funny how small changes can make such a huge difference. Let's remember where we started.

Daycare city

Getting Closer

Almost There!

Next up, paint, paint, paint!