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