Rustic Christmas tree in a crate with living room tour, and some news

Natural looking faux Ikea Christmas tree in an old crate, decorated in metals and twine garland, with a You Cut saw sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Although I didn’t do nearly as much Christmas decorating as I initially intended, that’s a-ok! A little is better than nothing at all. So I have a mini home tour for you today… of my living room!

I mean, if you’re going to only do one room, may as well make it the one that really counts, right?

So… here’s this year’s rustic Christmas tree, dressed up in neutrals of metal and tangled up twine.

Natural looking faux Ikea Christmas tree in an old crate, decorated in metals and twine garland, with a You Cut saw sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
The faux tree was discovered at Ikea, and I fell in love with all those uneven branches, so I had to give it a try.

Ikea natural looking faux Christmas tree in an old crate, decorated in metals, with a You Cut saw sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
It’s a smaller scale that takes lots less visual room, so it helped to beef it up a little with that big ‘ol crate as the base.

Complete with a funky little You Cut saw sign for good measure.

Stencils used – Winter Graphics and You Cut Tree Farm HERE.

Funny story? I forgot to turn on the Christmas lights for this picture. But half the lights shorted out as soon as it was decorated. Glad it looks ok without!

Christmas living room with wreath fireplace, wood stockings, rustic Christmas tree in a crate, junk lamp, and more. Take the tour! | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Come on in and sit a spell!

Wreath filled Christmas mantel on a rock fireplace, with reclaimed wood stockings, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
You’ve already seen the wreath filled fireplace mantel and wooden stocking tutorial HERE.

But this round, the lights are out.

I think it looks better!

So I guess I’ll save the lights for when I watch Ellen, This is Us, The Crown, or Survivor at night.

Any of those shows your favs too?

Wreath filled Christmas mantel on a rock fireplace, with reclaimed wood stockings, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Wreath filled Christmas mantel on a rock fireplace, with reclaimed wood stockings, Ikea Stocksund chairs | funkyjunkinteriors.net
And the two new chairs together! Makes for a super cozy sitting arrangement near the fireplace.

Christmas living room tour with Ikea Stocksund chairs, junk funnel lamp, and faux tree in a bait bucket | funkyjunkinteriors.net

Junk lamp tutorial is HERE.

Saw horse side table is HERE.

I’m really enjoying them! They are super deep, where you really do want to curl up your legs. But I do have a #1 super favourite place to sit…

Christmas living room tour with Stocksund sofa, black and white pillows, and crate side table | funkyjunkinteriors.net
The new sofa is MY special space!

One of you questioned the low backs on the chairs. The sofa against the stair rail removes the lack of support issue. I plunk a pillow up there and have all the support in the world!

This is my new girl cave.

Christmas living room tour with Stocksund sofa, black and white pillows, and a stencilled snowflake pillow using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Loving the black and white theme! But isn’t that stencilled snowflake pillow the cutest?

It is the perfect touch of winter, which will last well beyond December.

Snowflake stencil info can be found HERE.

Christmas living room tour with stacked crate side table, burlap metal lamp, antlers, and faux boxwood wreath from Ikea | funkyjunkinteriors.net

These two crates stacked up were done when the new furniture pulled in.

I nearly got fancy with it, installing castors, but honestly, stacked worked perfectly. No fuss needed.

Wreath is from Ikea, and lamp from Walmart.

Black and white throw pillows on a Stocksund sofa, with stencilled black and white snowflake pilllow made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net

Black and white throw pillows on a Stocksund sofa, with stencilled black and white snowflake pilllow made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
My little professional snoozer is waiting for a cuddle…

Who am I kidding. He’s out cold.

Christmas livingroom tour, with coat rack blanket holder, and reclaimed wood Christmas themed side table TV tray | funkyjunkinteriors.net
If you have pets and don’t wish to get pet hair all over your throw blankets, hanging them up works great! 

I have this coat rack that stands by the sofa, which works perfectly.

Christmas livingroom tour with a Christmas themed side table TV tray with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
This little interchangeable Christmas TV tray has also proven to be fabulous! The small infusions of wood really warm up the space.

Made with the Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa stencil found HERE.

Christmas livingroom tour with old gate window screens, pallet TV stand, crate storage, and tree in a crate | funkyjunkinteriors.net
And that’s a Christmas wrap!

This will likely be the last Christmas decorating post I make… unless I decorate elsewhere. Which is a possibility!

I’m actually not entirely sure when I will post next.

By the time you read this, I’ll be safely tucked away in an airport hotel, ready to leave the next AM for some sand and sunshine!

It’s my Christmas gift to myself. I booked the trip last summer, but over time, cancelled it. 

But life kept reopening the door, with so many supporting it, and pointing me in that direction.

So I finally bit the bullet, quit fighting it, and said OK! I admit I need it, want it, and by golly, I’m gonna enjoy it!

My goodness. This one’s truly all about me… do not wake me up!

I’ll be back home before the entire Christmas season is a complete wrap, so I can still spend time with family. The best of both worlds!

So…

sunset on a beach in Maui
Mele Kalikimaka!

And if you can guess what Merry Christmas language that comes from, you’ll have guessed where I’m going!

I think I’m feeling challenged to create a new slide show to this song

Join me on my new Christmas adventure on Instagram HERE!



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  1. Yay! You’re on your way to your favorite place. I won’t give it away since it seems I’m the first commenter. Donna, the whole room is beautiful! It creates a nice, serene feel that is just perfect for relaxing and watching the Crown, which I’ve seen and loved! I’m going thru Selfridge right now.

    I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope the New Year brings you health, happiness and most off all peace of mind. And we want pics from your new destination, of course!

  2. Packing for a new change of scenery sounds amazing. Something I need to do in 2017. I love this room that tree is just sweet, had to do a double take because it looks pretty real from a distance. I did minimal decorating this year and loved it. I’m finding that less really is best, which takes me to this Hallmark Christmas movie marathon I’ve been on Kind of a treat – if I finish my work for the day I reward myself to a flick, a fun way to escape I guess without going anywhere. Wishing you a blessed season of Goodness. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas Donna! Your living room looks so cozy and inviting, I love your minimalist decorating (and less to put away)!
    Have a wonderful vacation relaxing in your favourite place and all the very best for you and your son in 2017.

  4. Love, love, love your tree & decorating. I’ve started going down the road of “less is more” the last couple years. To me, my favorite Christmas items seem to stand out more without a lot of competition from other items. The idea of the crate as a tree stand is wonderful. My little table topper is in an enamel pail. Have fun in Hawaii and then come home to a cozy family Christmas! Merry Christmas Donna!!

  5. Hi Donna. I love your simple Christmas decor. I did the same thing this year. Bought the perfect six-foot Charlie Brown Christmas tree for $19.00 at the local tree lot. My favorite ornaments, a couple strands of lights….beautiful! Keep it simple. Merry Christmas!

  6. Good morning, Donna

    So love your tour this am. You mentioned everything but the heart which looks like wood above what appears to be a boxwood wreath. Did you make it? Safe travels to your happy place (a well deserved trip). Happy holidays to you and your family and look forward to your next post.

  7. The room is very nice, love that tree. I guess that you are headed to Hawaii I know that “Merry Christmas” from the movie Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase they play it when he dreams about the pool he will put in with his bonus $. So funny how you are headed to the sun and warm weather but that something I have everyday and hate it I want to go back North where I am from, I may live in the deep south but I live the northern life. Have a wonderful vacation! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N’ Salty Air

  8. LOVE your simple faux decorating. That tree has to be the most realistic faux tree I’ve ever seen…perfectly imperfect.
    Enjoy your much-needed getaway.

  9. Have fun in Hawaii! It would be nice to hear how you manage to make it affordable, it’s on my wish list but the cost of flights and accommodation appear prohibitive. Any tips on getting a good deal would be much appreciated, thanks!