My super sweet friend Sandra from the Rustic Life Blog asked myself, and nine other bloggers to participate in a blogger holiday home tour back in October. We have been planning this for weeks, and I'm so excited this day is finally here! I'm so honored to join in with this amazingly talented group of women that I'm happy to call my friends.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my decor style is farmhouse and rustic, with a bit of industrial mixed in. I usually lean towards light colors and "found" unique pieces.
I'll be the first to tell you when Christmas rolls around, those rules go flying right out the window. I'm a sucker for rich traditional colors this time of year and plaid........bring on the plaid!
I hope you enjoy this little peek inside my holiday home.
Welcome to Bellewood Drive!
The first thing you notice when you walk up to my front porch is my bright blue front door. I did this fun paint project over the summer, and changed the color from dark hunter green to Ralph Lauren Club Navy. It's definitely bold, and I love it! I found the "hello" door cling from an Etsy store called New York Vinyl for $5.00.
My little bar cart is a DIY project too! It used to be shiny silver stand, and a little bit of oil rubbed bronze spray paint took care of that. The baskets underneath are from Michael's, and hold bar items such as openers, wine keys and glass stir sticks. The four Wise Words hung on the wall display some of my favorite sayings......love these little signs!
I found the neat little suitcase at At Home Store......I couldn't pass this unique piece up!
The blanket ladder is from an old barn sale, and that gorgeous dough bowl is from Painted Fox. If you are still on the hunt for the perfect dough bowl, Painted Fox has included the Istanbul Dough Bowl as part of their Black Friday sale! I love mine and move it around my house on the daily......seriously, I do.
Yes, that is one of our adopted cats, Kitty Boy hiding under the blanket ladder. It's one of his favorite spots, and he wasn't giving it up on photo day!
I covered it with white paint, did a little bit of distressing, and instantly fell in love with this piece all over again. Farmhouse Love that is.
The clip garland is from Painted Fox, the black ornaments are from Michael's and the twine reindeer is a DIY project....super simple! Hot glue twine and wrap it around the reindeer!
This is a view of my kitchen table peeking into my living room. This space definitely received a full makeover this past summer. I changed all of the paint color from Builder Beige to Swiss Coffee.........it's a pretty white but not "in your face". Talk about a transformation!
My kitchen table is from Pier 1, and was originally black.......(I must have been going through a black phase). I disassembled the entire table, and took it out to the garage, piece by piece. I picked up my handy dandy sander and stripped that black away.....holy wow! I covered the natural wood grain with Ikea Black Glaze. It's amazing now....an entirely new table!
I also added this gorgeous wood bead chandelier to this space. It replaced a boring builder fixture.......I still look at this piece everyday and smile. Funny how a chandelier can do that to you, right?
I like to keep things simple and that includes my table settings. A ticking stripe napkin with a rustic dragonfly napkin ring does the trick for me. I added a festive faux flower pick that I found at Michael's for an extra touch of "Christmas".
The chubby little round Santa is from At Home Store. Love him to pieces........
How cute are these little wreaths? I found these at the Dollar Store and added one to the back of each of my kitchen chairs. A little extra Christmas never hurt anyone!
I thought the wreaths would dress up my kitchen....so I added them to a few of my cupboard doors too! I used red ribbon that I found at the Dollar Store to hang these as well. There's a strip of green lit garland that wraps around the back of my kitchen back splash, and a few Christmas goodies displayed on the counters too.
My industrial kitchen island stool is from Target, and where I do most of my Instagramming from :)
It wouldn't be Christmas in my home without our Christmas village on display. I have collected these pieces over many years, and some are gifts from my kiddos. I lay down a blanket of "snow" and the village comes to life. It lights up the kitchen with the magic of Christmas. It's so pretty at night!
The gold wreaths are also from the Dollar Store. I found the red bows there as well, and tied one to the bottom of each wreath.
Who doesn't love a hot cocoa station during the holidays? I have two areas in my home where I like to display them. One right off the main entryway, and one on my kitchen island. Of course, I'm always changing up these spaces too! My Painted Fox Farmhouse Plate Rack pulls double duty in my kitchen, and is perfect to hold all my hot cocoa goodies! Who can resist sugar coated marshmallows? Not me!
The mugs and spoon are from Sur la Table, and the snowflake stir sticks are a fast DIY project that I recently shared here on my blog.
My Cambridge Tier Tray is the perfect size for my kitchen center island. Here, it is displaying a hot cocoa station, but I use this tray constantly, and I'm forever changing it up for each season. Such a fun piece to style year round!
This view is peeking into my living room from a corner of my kitchen. So much Christmas eye candy!
This is a little corner of my living room, and if you look closely, you can see the chair sinking in the middle.....enough said....I work on Everything Home Magazine from this spot!
I built these IKEA shelves this past Summer. They were plain wood color, and I covered them with IKEA Black Glaze. Instant farmhouse charm!
I display a cute little snowmen collection on the side table.
The wood lamp is from Target, and the gray ottoman is from TJ Maxx. Both were a steal!
Talk about dough bowl heaven! My Artisan Dough Bowl makes it's way around my home. More like makes it's way into every room. It's the perfect size to set on top of my coffee table to display a festive holiday arrangement. The table has a bottom shelf underneath, and I sometimes stack magazines and remote controls inside the bowl there. The table is rustic rough wood with black iron accents, and is from the At Home Store.
The top of my fireplace mantle is a Christmas explosion! I had just a little too much fun decorating this area! A rustic Santa shelf sitter fits right in! He's part of the At Home Store "Holiday Hoedown" collection. If you love rustic Christmas, go check some of these items out.....so much fun!
The "JOY" sign is from Michael's for $5.99! I adore these new handmade wood trees made by one of my best friends Kelly. Wood compliments wood, and they are so sweet perched behind the JOY sign and wood plank piece. Kelly has made most of the handmade wood items in my home. She's crazy talented with a saw, or jig (and all those wood thingies she uses) Her work is amazing! Stop by Art by Kelly soon!
We all picked up these rustic skis from Target this year, didn't we? You just can't go wrong in the Target Dollar Spot. They were $3.00 each, and can be used in so many ways! Here, I have them propped up as a background for other Christmas mantle items.
This plaid paper Christmas tree is one of my favorite DIY holiday projects. My best friend Daraka and I each created our own versions of these trees last Christmas. It was so much fun to do a DIY project together, and to see how they both turned out. I'm so happy to be bringing this piece out again this year!
The wood stag Merry Christmas sign is from the At Home Store.
The centerpiece of my mantle is my DIY wood plank piece. I created this using wood from Home Depot and Ikea Black Glaze over the top. The entire project cost about $20.00, and an afternoon of my time. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! The boxwood wreath is from Painted Fox and compliments everyday neutral decor to a "t".
Christmas is sprinkled on my fireplace hearth too! I display pine cones and ornaments in pretty baskets on top of my rustic twig stools. These stools are to die for....run friends, run!
I found this cobblers bench at an outside antique sale this summer and fell in love! Its handmade and "roughed up" in all the right areas! The colors vary from light to dark....so much charm! I display a chubby snowman on the bench with pretty ice skates.
I added some shiny ornaments to my Home Depot lanterns to dress them up a bit. Easy and fast! I had extra ornaments on hand so why not use them in a display?
Target does it again! Bring on the Dollar Spot for cute mini pillows and a peppermint tin candle. Such a fun display under the cobblers bench. The birch wood logs were cut down from my Fiances cabin property up north last winter.....yes, he was a trooper in the snow!
And there you have it friends! A full view of my living room where books are read, cuddles on the couch under a warm throw, and a roaring fire happen all winter long.
My home isn't fancy. It's filled with everyday items, and immeasurable amounts of love. Just the way I like it!
Thank you so much for taking the time to peek inside my home today. Make sure you follow along with the Blogger Holiday Home Tour by visiting the other bloggers holiday homes listed below.
A House and a Dog
Life on the Shady Grove
The Hamby Home
Farmhouse for Five
Around the Watts House
The Rustic Life Blog
The Other Side of Neutral
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