Oh, it feels so good to finally say that! It feels like I have been waiting forever. Today, I am joining with a group of beautiful and talented ladies to give an inside peek at our abodes. I look forward to these type of posts every year. Be sure to check some of them out at the bottom of this post. I have seen some sneak peeks and color me envious.
If you are new here, let me introduce myself. I am Rachel, a lover of all things creative and thinking outside the box. My partner in crime is my husband who makes it all possible with his skills. Together, we bought a HUD foreclosure in 2014 and have been busy renovating and gutting it. To explain the condition it was in, there was no running water and we could not move in for several months. Except for the entry-level floors, which are next, every surface has been repaired or replaced and we do 95% ourselves. So far, only the kitchen and the craft room are even close to finished. This year I want to focus on refinishing several thrift finds like the $100 coffee table above.
Last year was our first Christmas in the house and I was rather sad about how our old decorations fit in the new house. Our decorations were beyond sparse in the new, larger space. So I set out this year to try to make a much bigger impact and I certainly did.
One thing about me is that I am not afraid of color. I made the Merry and Bright Sign last year, but I wanted to really create a cheery, whimsical space to bring out the twinkle in a child’s eye. We have almost no accent furniture, so I focused on the mantle this year.
I made the ornament topiaries (we call them “Molecule Balls”) and the Washi Tape Christmas trees.
On Thursday, I will be sharing Part II of my Christmas Home Tour that shows the front room (with new tree!) and a few other rustic, neutral elements I added there. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Now, hop on over to these beautiful homes: