Hello my sweet friends old and new! I am so happy to have you here this evening for our Home For Christmas home tour!
I am submitting my home tour for a chance to join Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk 2016!
I am joining a bunch of blogger friends for this Home For Christmas event, hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com.
I sure wish you were really here, so I could offer you some hot chocolate, or a beer and we could snuggle on the couch and watch a Christmas movie, but…
I’ll settle for sharing our home in photos, okay?
Let’s start in the foyer, with our nativity. I love having this folk art nativity set in a central place; the true meaning of the season sending us off in to the world, and greeting us when we arrive back home.
I’ll be sharing the DIY on the “Behold” sign this week on RoadKill Rescue, and if you’d like more information on the bicycle wheel foyer table, click here.
I added a printable to the canvas, and love the little sparkle that the scrap wood and spoon sconces add to the scene.
I’m loving this view of the foyer from the kitchen.
We’re going to head upstairs, but first let’s peer at the decorated stairwell. My sweet oldest daughter hangs this garland every year (I’m hoping to upgrade it to something more substantial at the after Christmas sales this year). I added some bells strung on baker’s twine.
Looking through the spindles you get a glimpse of my package theme for this year. 🙂
Now we’ll head upstairs to our bonus room. This room served as our oldest daughter’s bedroom for many years, but now that our son is at college, we decided to turn the room in to a hang out space and part-time bedroom for him.
Just inside the door to the left is a little game table/snack space. I’m planning to add to the chalkboard art wall, but this is a good start. don’t ya think?
It was all we could do not to eat these cupcakes before I was done photographing the space.
There’s a large sectional couch in the space, with plenty of room for cuddling.
might have squealed a bit when I found this soft “chalkboard” blanket.
The old cola crate is perfect for TV remotes, and holds a few ornaments for now.
We put our slim artificial tree next to the TV accented with just a few large scale ornaments for fun.
The TV stand is a vintage science desk from a now closed high school in Ohio. We cut the legs down, painted the top with chalkboard paint, refreshed the stained legs, and added some metal sheeting to cover the openings where students stowed their belongings.
(forgot the tree skirt in that one ;))
In case you’re worried about the graduate, here’s the spot where he’ll sleep when he’s home. Right next to the foosball table.
His reaction when I sent him pics? “Holy cow, that’s awesome!” #bestmomever
Now let’s head down the hall to the master bedroom. You have no idea how messy this hallway is, and I’m not going to show you.
Welcome to my room.
The decor is pretty simple, just some greenery. And some gold.
The pillow I sewed from drop cloth fabric, and stenciled with gold paint.
A little sparkle on my dresser.
To go with the dust. OMG I just saw the dust. I’m so embarrassed.
I bet I’m the ONLY blogger that even had dust in her tour. You get full service touring here at Reinvented.
I hope you enjoyed my dusty little tour. I’ll be sharing our kitchen and family room on Wednesday, and our dining room on Thursday, so I hope you’ll come back for those. I promise to dust first.
Check out all of the fabulous Home for Christmas posts below. They will all be live at 8pm EST. Have fun!