Hello beautiful Friends!! Today I am excited to be taking part in the Seasonal Simplicity Series Christmas Tours hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from the The Happy Housie. If you are coming over from Willow Street Interiors, wasn’t her kitchen gorgeous?? And welcome!
Today I am excited to share my kitchen! If you follow me, you know that last year my kitchen still looked like this:
And so of course, I didn’t do much to decorate it. We had just moved in at the end of the Summer and although the bones of this kitchen were amazing, it wasn’t my style at all.
But this Summer we gave this kitchen the light and bright new look it was crying out for!
I knew I would enjoy adding a few Christmassy touches this year:
You can visit our kitchen makeover post HERE.
We really use our kitchen most nights so I didn’t want to go too crazy in here, but I started with a fun centerpiece for the island:
We have a lot of white with pops of blue in our home, so I always welcome the bright red at the Holidays.
I’ve tried a more neutral look for Christmas and I always come back to the red.
I love this little countdown truck I picked up at Hobby Lobby this year…
Except now there are only 21 days until Christmas! Yikes! Can you believe that?
See, I didn’t go too crazy at all. And our kitchen is still totally functional.
I searched hard for a festive rug I liked to go in front of the sink…still on the hunt!
See how I added glass panels to one of our cabinets HERE.
See how I built our custom range hood cover HERE.
My mother-of-pearl backsplash still makes me smile every time I come in here!
See how I installed it HERE.
See how I beefed up our old island and added beadboard HERE.
I also added some greenery and pops of red to our eat-in area:
Those red poinsettias came from Walmart a few years ago, but they have them every year. They are velvet and really beautiful in person, with a little clip on the back.
The elf feet came from Michaels a couple of years ago, and I just love the touch of whimsy they add. The greenery I used in the pitchers was an after-Christmas clearance find from Pier One. They have the most realistic greenery.
Our kitchen opens to our living room:
I didn’t add much to the built-ins this year. You can see our Christmas living room from last year HERE.
Remember my mini Christmas village I painted and shared the other day?
Revisit that post and see how these houses started HERE.
And that concludes my Christmas in the kitchen tour!
It was fun to decorate it this year!
The next stop on the tour is Happy Happy Nester. Visit her beautiful Cottage Christmas Home Tour HERE!
For even more Christmas decorating inspiration, visit all the ladies on the tour below:
Thanks for visiting my kitchen! I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I put together the arrangement on our island plus what I made for our coffee table as well! 🙂
UPDATE: See how easily our Island centerpiece came together HERE!
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