Twas 2 days before Christmas,
And my kitchen Christmas decorating was not done!
So I scrambled one evening ’till midnight…
So I could take pics the next day in the sun!
There is nothing like a Christmas day deadline to get it ALLLLL done, right?! So welcome to my Christmas junk kitchen and living room home tour!
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Christmas junk kitchen and living room home tour
The upstairs of my home is the main living area, which is an open floor plan, including the blog office, kitchen and living room within one big square.
The kitchen island sits pretty much right in the middle of everything on an angle.
So it makes sense to focus on decorating this entire space for Christmas.
I use to do more rooms than this, but this appears to be challenging enough theses days!
Up until Sunday, the kitchen wasn’t even done! So I hustled, gutted the kitchen, deep cleaned with a toothbrush and made it happen!
I’m always so glad I did. The room is bright, festive with just enough stuff to be pretty and enjoyable to look at.
Didja notice the red skis?
They are a new addition! I landed them at $10 from the local MCC thrift store and painted them up in Fusion’s Fort York Red for a festive wall feature!
Being that my kitchen decorating was so 11th hour (which it is every single year by the way…), I decided to decorate with winter in mind.
So three little tin canned faux trees from Hobby Lobby sitting in each window add to the ski hill ambiance.
See last year’s red General Sign HERE above the windows.
This little antique red train lantern that hangs from the front windows got all dressed up with a few white dollar store found bottle brush trees and faux snow and it’s as cute as ever!
Turning towards the stove, ‘the sign area’ (I always have a sign here) got changed out to something new!
The past Fresh Coffee sign (HERE) was removed, then replaced with the newly stenciled ski-themed signs to chime in with the red skis.
Ski Hill, Coffee and Hot Cocoa went well with the ski vibe. I kept it neutral so I can remove the red mugs after Christmas if desired.
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Stencils used: Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa / Homestead Blend Coffee / Ski Hill
Paint: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black and Casement
A few festive mugs hung from simple S hooks turn the signs into a productive mug hanging area which is perfect, as my coffee machine is to the right.
The tea towel is also a new DIY.
These are Ikea tea towels were stenciled with festive sayings, then bunched together to create a napkin option. Cute aren’t they?
I plan to create a permanent home for the video tutorials however for the time being, you can view how I made these in the short video below.
Stencils: Christmas Crates HERE
Paint: Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black
Being that I’m actually not a hot cocoa drinker any longer, I decided to keep my coffee station just that. The little vintage crate acts as a layered shelf to offer up a little more space. The bowl is where I dump coffee grounds to scoop. Nothing fancy… just how I use it every day.
You can view all my past coffee station ideas HERE
So let’s head into the living room part of the Christmas junk kitchen and living room home tour next…
The living room
Visit the Stacked Crates Christmas Mantel post HERE
The fireplace is the main focal point of the entire upstairs. The stacked crates made ‘vintage’ the main theme I was going after.
View the fireplace build HERE
View my other fireplace mantels HERE
On the wall to the left of the fireplace, two very special snow shoes from my buddy Sandy (Hi Sandy!!) hang for just the right antique snowy vibe!
See how I used the snowshoes last Christmas HERE
But a happy accident transpired when I was taking pictures of the Christmas tree this year… I moved the one sofa on an angle to get more room, when I realized how much more wide open the room felt! So it stayed.
The angle makes so much more visual space and doesn’t appear to cut the upstairs in half any longer.
The living room has 2 huge Ektorp 3.5 sofas which I got just after Christmas last year, so this is their first Christmas tour.
See my winter living room tour HERE with them.
Can you tell I don’t ‘normally’ light the fireplace?
Sky loved the snap, crackle, pop of the wood and stayed put for a long time.
Reindeer Feed Pillow
There’s two new pillows on both sofas this Christmas too I have not blogged about yet!
The Reindeer Feed pillow is positively scrumptious and resembles a real deal grain sack painting technique I plan to share with you soon!
For now, you can peek at the short video tutorial below.
Reindeer Feed stencil is HERE
Paint is Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black and Fort York Red.
Pillow covers and feather inserts are from Ikea, Jofrid 20″ (large is 26″).
The Christmas Tree
Flocked Christmas Tree with Reclaimed Wood Tree Skirt HERE
Moving into the middle of the living room sits the white flocked Christmas tree with DIY wood skirt I whipped up this year.
It’s my first flocked tree, and I’m pretty smitten with the light and bright airy look!
To the right is the other sofa with a new Sugar grain sack pillow.
Sugar grain sack striped pillow
I’m so in LOVE with these tones! I purposely chose something that could stay out after Christmas yet still subtly chiming in through Sugar. It’s a cutie and looks totally like a real deal grain sack as well.
Grain Sack Stripe stencil is HERE (G4L)
Painted in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement and Fort York Red
Pillow cover is Ikea’s Jofrid 20″ with 20″ Ikea feather insert.
That little Sky is a sneaky one! I had just shooed both cats out so I could shoot with clean furniture when I found Sky on the sofa. But she sat so still, I was able to capture a clear shot of her with the world’s slowest shutter.
She earned the spot back!
By the way, that’s where I usually sit, and she sits on the cushion behind my head as a ‘cuddly head rest.’
You may recognize this coffee table from my porch HERE.
I removed the top, added a shelf on the bottom and it became much more compact, perfect for this space.
I don’t have large coffee tables because I usually have the big ottoman in front of the sofa so this totally works.
But I added something new to the table I also haven’t blogged about!
This is a stenciled thrift store found cutting board acting as a massive coaster. I have it festive on one side, and everyday on the side you see here, but I am so smitten with the pallet shipping crate look, the everyday wins even during Christmas for me!
Click below to view a short video on how this cutting board coaster was made.
Stencil is Shipping Crate Stamps
Paint is Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black
One of my fav things about the coffee table is the lower shelf where I normally stack books and magazines. But for Christmas, the vintage coke and crate came out. The crate also holds the remotes perfectly.
Well my friends, that concludes my Christmas junk kitchen and living room home tour for this year. I’m really looking forward to enjoying all the pretty new decor while lounging around, enjoying some goodies, Netflix binging (have you seen Virgin River yet? Watch it!), and just have a little downtime.
Christmas eve will be spent baking and wrapping, then taking in the Christmas Eve program at church, then plan to see my son Christmas day. I don’t really plan any lengthly time off but will likely just see what transpires along the way.
Thank-you so much for following along my creative journey! I so appreciate your visits to see what’s new. You help me get to do something I love every single day!
Merry Christmas friends, and see you again very soon before the New Year!
What plans do you have for this year?
You can visit last year’s Christmas home tour HERE
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
21 thoughts on “Christmas junk kitchen and living room home tour”
Miss Donna i LOVE your very winter-y decor theme!
what a perfect way to keep your home feeling cozy all through the holidays and into the new year. i’m trying to figure out what to do AFTER i put all of the holiday stuff away (have you SEEN my new post with our Tiki Tree?!!!) and here you’ve already got your home ready for the next few months… smart girl!
btw, i just discovered Virgin River on Netflix, and i already can’t wait for the next season! Merry Christmas, my friend!
Perfect mix of. Christmas and winter.
Sky thinks so too
Merry Christmas Donna…looks like you are ready. Love your decorations and styling of your rooms. They look comfortable and welcoming. We had our family Christmas on 12/23 so I can sit back and gaze at my rooms and the Christmas tree for a few more days.
Wow! Perfection as usual! Loved all the stenciled projects mixed in with greenery, neutral fabrics and barn wood!
All the little touches are awesome and festive. I concluded that the little wood tree table runner you inspired makes everything look like Christmas and fits in with my reindeer feed and ski sign porch. So many things I never got to, but really so many things I did! I won’t be taking out the toothbrush to scrub at this point (and it needs it) because it is time for me to relax with what I call my Vizsla warmer – similar to your cuddly head rest – only larger and a different color that doesn’t purr.
A very Merry Christmas to you & yours!
This post is fantastic!! Love all your custom Christmas touches & accents. The quaint red skis brought attention to your ceiling lighting done in black. Nice accent & I’m wondering when & how you put them in. Keep the great posts coming. Wishing you a happy & healthy New Year!
The ceiling was done before I really started blog documenting. It’s made from MDF cut to the shape of metal sheeting with wooden dowel tips inserted into drilled holes to resemble studs.
The treatment was needed to cover up ceiling holes where an old header was removed.
I never did officially finish this renovation series (oops!!), but you can kinda see what all went on from here:
Merry Christmas Donna! I love your 2019 Christmas decorating. Your home is beautiful.. We are so glad to have shared the snowshoes with you, warms Colin’s heart to see them put to use. Relax now and enjoy that fabulous space.
Merry Christmas Sandy! I get to relive the wonderful story of you handing these treasured pieces over each time I play with them! Thanks again for your generosity. I ADORE them!
Question. Did you reface your fireplace or was it like that when you purchased the house. Love your fireplace and mantel. If you redid it do you have pictures of how it was done?
The old brick was refaced with rock.
You can read all about it in this post:
Thanks so much for the Holiday Home Tour! Your home looks so cozy and comfy. Love the wintery theme with skis and snowshoes too! The bits of red accent reminds me of our home. Very festive! ? Happy Holidays! ?
Love it all! Thank you for sharing your home tour. Looking forward to next year and what you come up with in 2020. I am guessing you are already planning….Happy Holidays!
I REALLY like your couch move. Does make the room look bigger and yet more cozy too.
Gives me ideas!
My living room is small, with a big wood-stove, a couch and a stuffed chair and coffee table!
Your living room really looks Christmas Cozy.
Everything looks Beautiful!
I still wish you would do something with your TV! It is just too modern looking in that lovely cabin looking room.
I love the stencil wood board on your table too.
Moving furniture can make so much difference! And it’s free to try!
You aren’t the first to hate the TV! My home isn’t designed for a fireplace and big screen but I refuse to get rid of one of them because I need them both in my life… so I just embrace it. Plus… Netflix… LOL
Merry Christmas Donna!
Red skies – oh my… love them! Everything looks great – thank you for sharing your house with us!
All the best in new 2020!
Merry Christmas Donna!
Your home is Beautiful as always. Love all the Rustic touches. The skis I’d say is a keeper. The perfect touch. I have a pair here from a thrift store also. I thought about painting one red hanging it on the wall & adding coat hooks & turning it into a coat rack. I will have to see if I can make my vision come to life. Thank you for your inspiration.
Glad you got it all done to enjoy yourself! Looks great; especially love those cute trees in the kitchen windows. Yes, Happy Girl & I are currently binge-ing on Virgin River; watched 4 at a time! 2 left to go & then we’ll have to wait for another season:(
Just love your simple décor, and the simple but festive touches! I purchased the Christmas shipping crate stencil too late to do any Christmas projects, but once I get back into creative more, I’m going to take a closer look and see what else I can create with it.
Thanks for sharing your home. I love it 🙂
P.S. belated Merry Christmas and all the best in 2020!
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home. It just makes me want to curl up for hot cocoa, chatting our day away, and a Hallmark movie. 🙂
I love all things furry (alive and draped) lol. Where are yours from? Especially the one draped on the fireplace hearth?
Happy New Year!
Your Christmas decorating is lovely! So cozy and welcoming! The skis and lanterns are my favorites but there is so much more to admire and inspire! Thank you for sharing with us!