Christmas Home Tour 2015

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hello my dear sweet Friends! I am sharing my Christmas Home Tour today, but first I just want to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for spending precious moments of your day here with me. I truly appreciate you!

As I was looking through my Christmas décor boxes, and looking at the same things I had last year, I thought my tour wouldn’t look much different this year. However I nearly forgot that we have hardwood floors as opposed to that old carpet this year, and my new white slip cover for my sectional is a much better backdrop for Holiday colors than my very brown sectional!

I already shared my dining room hutch which got a whole new look this year thanks to a little help from At Home. But the rest of my décor was all on me so although I made a few changes, I didn’t spend very much to do it.

Let’s start at the beginning…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Come on in…

If you visited before, you may remember that my front door opens right up to my staircase.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

That tree was a lucky thrift store find. It was almost brand new and still in the Target box for $6! I found it at the end of the Summer, and figured surely I could use it somewhere.

If you look to the left, you’ll see my entry table, but I’m saving that for Thursday since it’s part of my One Space Three Ways decorating challenge. 🙂

Let’s keep going though, and you’ll see my tree in the left corner of my living room…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Now we don’t get too fancy around here with our tree, but it’s packed FULL of memories. I have ornaments that my kids made, ornaments that were on my childhood tree, ornaments I made as a child, and ornaments from just about every place we’ve visited. I also have several from my Sister and her daughters. They have made us an ornament every year since the girls were barely able to help, and the oldest in in her twenties now!

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The right corner of my living room is where the fireplace is, and where my DIY Sweater Stockings made from Goodwill donation bag sweaters are hung with care…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I love how the red in the pillows really pops against the white. That’s why I decided to play up the red accent color more this year. The striped pillows are new from Homegoods, and the solid velvet ones came from Walmart.

Stockings made from sweaters from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I decided to beef up my garland a bit this year also by buying a couple of swags from Michaels and taking them apart to put through my garland.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Can you spy one of the little Music Sheet Birds my Secret Santa,  Angie from Postcards from the Ridge, sent me last year? I still love them!

I also finally replaced my desert dish candle holders for these pretty mercury glass ones:

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The only place I left the house to get Black Friday deals from was Michaels. They had great deals plus an additional 30% off I think, so many things made it into my cart which kinda  looked like this:

Michaels-madness

Don’t worry…half of that didn’t make to the check out. The candlesticks are buried under all that and ended up being less than $30 for all four. I figure I can use them all year, so that makes them an even better deal!

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Just to the left of my fireplace is this little vignette…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This table and mirror usually live in the corner where the tree has taken up residence.

I shared this little clock turned shadow box last week:

Turn a thrift store clock into pretty Christmas decor! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Cute gift idea, huh? Fill it with just about anything you can dream up.

This cozy handmade throw was a thrift store find in the Spring. I just love it…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And to the right of the fireplace…

http://www.postcardsfromtheridge.com/2014/11/sweater-pillow-and-music-sheet-bird.html

This fella who was on my coffee table last year is hanging out on my sewing machine cabinet this year:

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

My cheapo gold shatterproof ornaments made a comeback this year as well as you can see. I used them in a few places. They are a great inexpensive way to decorate for the Holidays.

And this cutie I picked up from At Home made center stage on the coffee table this year…it’s the sweater. Seriously cute.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

A sweet reader emailed me recently about my strategy for keeping my home clean with so many DIY projects going on.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I clean my house from top to bottom every Monday. By Friday it is usually a mess, but I don’t stress over it because we LIVE in our house, and deep down inside I know that come Monday, for one whole day at least, it will be clean again.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

But I should have told her that it’s not usually me and my DIY that is the problem…I have two boys.

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I can’t be straightening those pillows every hour, but that’s real life, ya’ll. 🙂

This is the cozy spot between my living room and my kitchen (I think you already know what happens to that pillow and throw)…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I love how my bold DIY mirror looks with the pop of red.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And here we are in the kitchen! (This got a bright new makeover in 2014, you can see that here.)

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I found those beautiful red velvet poinsettias that I used to dress up my boxwood wreaths at Walmart. They are really pretty in person. Have you seen what Walmart is carrying in their Holiday décor section lately? I was pretty impressed.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This little tree on my island was so sad. He has been hanging out in my son’s room decked out in blue for the last few years, but I needed a little tree for this spot, so I swiped him for here and now he’s cute again…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

(My son got upgraded to the old stair landing tree since I found my $6 Target steal 🙂 )

And to the right of my kitchen is my dining room…

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I shared my hutch already, but I did add a couple of mercury glass candy dishes to the bottom of each side.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I felt like it needed a little something else there. I won’t share all of my photos from my Christmas Hutch again except this one…isn’t this wreath so pretty?

Wintry Elegant Christmas Hutch from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer and At Home

Ok and this one…

Wintry Elegant Christmas Hutch from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer and At Home

Just because it’s pretty. 🙂

I used the same DIY Dining Table Centerpiece as last year, just swapped out some of the gold ornaments for the  pretty pale blue.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I like that this is nice and low so it doesn’t interfere with Christmas dinner conversation.

My gold shatterproof ornaments make a comeback this year as well as you can see. I used them in a few places. They are a great inexpensive way to decorate for the Holidays.

I kept this corner in my dining room simple with this pretty arrangement I picked up at a craft market on Thanksgiving weekend.

My gold shatterproof ornaments make a comeback this year as well as you can see. I used them in a few places. They are a great inexpensive way to decorate for the Holidays.

This was a steal at $30! I don’t think those sweet ladies made much money on this!

We have worked our way back to the front door. If you look up you’ll see my stairs are dressed for the occasion as well.

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I went back looking for more of those pretty poinsettias for my stairs but they were sold out, so I found pretty velvet poinsettia stems at Michaels and just cut the stems off. They worked just fine.

That concludes my Christmas Home Tour. I am so delighted you chose to stop by for a visit!Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And don’t stress about keeping the pillows perfect this Holiday season, enjoy it. 🙂

For more holiday inspiration, visit my outdoor space here:

Christmas Outdoor Tour from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Christmas 2015 Outdoor Door

Want even more Holiday Décor and Inspiration? Visit my friends below!

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I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I did with this table!

Library-Table-Before

Psst…you can see it finished here now!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Everything is so gorgeous, Christy. So full of eye-candy! pinning!

  2. What a beautiful way you have put together everything. Enjoyed it all. Merry Christmas.

  3. Hi Christy. Your home looks beautiful decked out for the holidays!!! Love it all.xoxo

  4. Your home is so pretty all decked out for the holidays. I love your tree and your stockings are beautiful!!! Merry Christmas!

  5. Christy, you’ve done a beautiful job decorating your already-gorgeous home for Christmas. Everything looks so wonderful.I haven’t even started decorating…I still have pumpkins and witches in my entry! LOL

  6. Miguel Franco says:

    Hi Cristy.
    Every single thing is so gorgeous.
    But I loved more your christmas tree, for all you told us: all memories, gifts from your kids and nieces. Is exactly this kind of thing that we really need give value.

    Thank you Cristy for your blog, your time, all your job.

  7. What a beautiful home you have Christy. Ever since you made the whie slip covers the whole living room looks so crisp and clean. And now with all of that red in there it looks so Cheery ! I must admit that little lguy with the sweater is my favorite. It’s the little things that we remember. Merry Christmas to you and yours ! !

    • Thanks so much, Mary! Those slipcovers are magic ha ha. I love the little guy in his sweater too. I had to bring him home! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well! XO

  8. Tina Matteson says:

    I love it all, Christy. You did a great job. And that clock makeover is fabulous!

  9. Your home looks so pretty. I know in person it has to look like a Christmas wonderland. Your white cabinets, white sofa and hardwood floors do make your home look different from last year even if you use some of the same decor. I guess I’m boring, I like the tradition of using my Christmas things year after year but I do mix it up by finding new display areas (if I can.) If I visited your home, I’d spend a long time looking at your ornaments. I love handmade ornaments and if I see them on a tree, I can’t help but to admire them.

    • Aww thank you, Paula your comments are always so thoughtful. I did try to reuse most of what I already had, but I enjoy changing it up a bit from year to year. I’m looking forward to checking out your Holdiay home. I love how you decorate with cherished family treasures! XO

  10. Your home and all the Christmas decor is just beautiful, it is so warm and inviting.

  11. You’re home looks beautiful Christy! I love how your red pillows pop against your new slipcovers! The clock makeover is so cute! I actually bought a clock at a yard sale this summer to do the same thing. At least I think it used to be a clock, the guts are missing and it’s hard to tell. I love how certain ornaments bring back memories and it looks like your sweet tree is full of them!

    • Thank you thank you, Shanna! I really enjoyed decorating this year, and my favorite is always going through my ornaments remembering special moments of years past. 🙂

  12. Everything looks Grand!!! I love the pops of red on the white couches. I am still a red & green/silver & gold Christmas kind of girl~~Love it!!!!
    …..So now, when I come over to steal that toaster cover, I’ll also grab that striped “Joy” pillow …maybe I’ll wait for summer so I can get those hydrangeas too!!!!
    Have yourself a merry little Christmas!!!!!
    Addie xxoo

  13. Love your home decked out for the holidays. So festive and inviting.

  14. Christy, Your Christmas decorations are over the top gorgeous. The pops of red really grab you. Thanks for the tour!

  15. I so enjoyed your Christmas home tour. My favorite is the fireplace mantel. Very classy and elegant. The red pillows look great on your “new” couch. Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful and creative projects. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  16. Christy, so so many beautiful vignettes. Everything is so fun and charming, great work! Oh, and Mondays I thoroughly clean my home too, its a love/ hate thing ;-).

  17. Your home makes me smile Christy! Every detail says welcome! xo

  18. Christy your home is decorated beautifully! It looks like something from a magazine. I love all of the pillows and the little holiday touches you’ve added throughout. And I’m so happy you like the little sheet music birds! Thanks for giving us a tour!

  19. WOW! Your home looks fabulous!! Love your beautiful tree and every single detail, including your wreath hanging on your kitchen cabinet door! Merry Christmas!

  20. Your home is beautiful Christy. All the festive pops of red on your pillows look so pretty with your white slipcover. Very festive, warm and inviting!

  21. Christy,
    You home is gorgeous. Filled with the soft hues of Christmas make it festive and inviting. I love your creativity and design style.
    Thanks for opening up your lovely home for all of us to enjoy.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  22. Oh my goodness Christy, your home is Christmas, so cozy and decorated so perfectly! I love the red pops this year and especially love the red winterberry in your tree, what a lovely touch! Pinned!

  23. Everything is just beautiful Christy! Love the red berries on the tree! What a great idea! And that white slip covered furniture….it looks so perfect with everything in there! LOVE it! (and I want it!! 😉 )
    xo
    Nancy

  24. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m feeling kind of envious of you… but I’m remembering that this is an annual event, and I’ll have other years to do more decorating when I DON’T have a 2 week old baby… and 8 other kids to work around. : ) We have some nice decorating up anyway, mostly by way of my 14 year old who has some skills, hooray! I’ll come back to this post in the future for ideas. You hit the nail on the head here – enough without being too much! I love it!

    • Thank you, Becky and oh my goodness do I ever feel envious of you! My baby days are long gone and what I wouldn’t give to snuggle a 2 week old baby right now, although I’d like to keep my good night’s sleep ha ha! Enjoy these sweet days. Honestly, if I weren’t sharing my home with the world, I probably wouldn’t decorate half as much! Thank you for always leaving the nicest comments! Hope you and all of yours have a very Merry Christmas! XO

  25. Christy, I just took your tour. I’m so impressed. It is all so very pretty. Where did you find the pale blue ornaments? Thank you for sharing all your ideas with us. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

    Happy holidays,
    Ellie

  26. Oh my gorgeous, Christy, it’s amazing. I love everything. The stocking looks so great on your mantel, and I am having major floor envy. 😉

  27. I’m not sure if I left a comment before, but I just had to come back here for a closer visit with so much to see! You did a beautiful job with it all!
    Janet

  28. Your home is beautiful

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