Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas 2011 House Tour

This year is special year -- the first Christmas in our new house! With that came buying a lot of new stuff and a lot more DIYing. Other than ornaments that did not fit our color schemes this year and a garland made for a long stair banister (which we no longer have), we used everything we already owned!

Den (the one day Game Room)


Epson Salt, glitter, double-sided tape are a theme throughout. Can you spot them all?

Living Room (where we spend most of our time) Our large tree and our huge new mantel. You can see & read more on our one and only mantle (versus the 5 we had in The Old House) here which I linked up to a couple of parties.

DIYed Mercury glass candle holders using pieces from Dollar Tree glued together.

Living Room Looking into Den.

Love the spinning disco balls

Dining Room

Going upstairs (window is where the 1921 house ended. an addition was added in 2006-7 we think.)
Master Bedroom

First year our 3 year old Christmas cactus has bloomed!

Got this table on Craigslist for $5. Planning on doing a chalk paint finish on it.


The topiaries are DIYed because I just couldn't pay $70 or more each at Lowes. I bought the trees at Big Lots for $14.88 each, the urns from Lowes for $11 each, liquid nailed the trees into the urns and added $6 worth of marble chips from Lowes for weight. Total worth the extra effort.
DIYed wreath

Got this at a thrift store for $4. It is gianormous.

Add Dollar store picks and HobLob ornaments

See previous Christmas Tours here:

I'm linking up; there's some BEAUTIFUL stuff out there:

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The DIY Show Off

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