Christmas Home Tour 2016

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

 It’s finally that time of the year when the turkey is put away and Christmas is in full swing!  The tree is up and the stockings are hung and I don’t feel guilty in the least for the fact that my tree has actually been up for a couple weeks.  (Please no judgmental looks from all of you on team don’t put your tree up before Thanskgiving.)  And I’m so excited to finally be able to give you guys a Christmas Home Tour!!

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This year, I decorated the living room, kitchen, and bedroom and I took a more traditional theme with lots of red and green and a little gold.  Last year, Danny put his little tree in the kitchen, but this year he wanted it in the living room so he could see it when he watches TV.  It obviously didn’t fit in my original “design,” (you’ll see why in a minute) but sometimes you just have to let it go and remember that there is more to life than having a perfectly designed living room….I would know because I’ve never had one hahaha.

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Our home isn’t perfect, and I’m not a professional decorator (as I’ve admitted many times before), but I hope you enjoy touring our Christmas home anyway 🙂

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Let’s start at the beginning…the front porch.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I’ve had the same Christmas wreath for several years, but this year I made a new one and I am really loving it.  It only took 5 minutes to make!  You can read all about it here.

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I redid our garland around the door to match the ribbon in the wreath and I love this white and gold ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby.  It’s a great reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

So now that we’ve peeked around the porch, come on in 🙂

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I have so much to show you, but let me start with the living room. I bet you cant guess which tree is Danny’s. He’s a big fan of the multi color blinking lights….I’m not so much.  But he’s happy and that’s what matters.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

This year, Danny wanted a train around the tree.  I found one and surprised him with it on Black Friday.  He was SO EXCITED.  It runs on batteries and plays all these Christmas songs and horns and stuff.  Oh boy…

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

We have a cat with ALOT of personality and we thought he would love the train, but turns out he HATES it.  But I got a few cute pictures of him before we put the train out.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

He’s not an inside cat…he just likes to take the shortcut from the front yard to the back through the house occasionally.  I’m afraid we may not have a tree if he was an inside cat haha.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I drug out my sewing machine this year and made myself a new stocking from this plaid material and some fake fur.  The mantle felt bare, so I made six more from fabric scraps leftover from last Christmas…for our pets.  I thought they turned out cute.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Who knew I could sew?  Let me clarify something–there is a difference in sewing and sewing WELL 😉

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

You can see the tape (OOPS), but for the mantle this year, I tore out pages from an old book I found at the junk store and taped them onto my chalkboard from last year in the shape of a Christmas tree.  I should have used the satin tape instead of the gloss, but it’s too late now.  I liked the little tree accents on the sides.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Instead of changing out the décor on our hearth, I added a little Christmas swag onto the lantern and it fit right in.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Over on the couch, I sewed a few new Christmas pillow covers (again with the sewing…don’t look too close) and used a couple pillows I already had.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Oh yes, and I can’t forget the twisty table.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I added my favorite little decoration–the Charlie Brown Christmas tree–over next to the TV.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Now, take a small step up into the kitchen.  I kept it simple in here this year.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I’d offer you some pie and hot chocolate, but I’m pretty reluctant to share my homemade chess pie.  It’s kind of like what I imagine everything in heaven will taste like.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I finally got around to painting these chairs black this weekend and I love them!  I added these Christmas swags on the back and they are so festive!

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Super Easy 5 Minute Christmas Swags

I love the simplicity of the little tree on the table this year.  It’s easy to clean around 🙂

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

We added some garland around the opening, but didn’t change a whole lot for Christmas in this area.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I think I have shown you a bazillion kitchen pictures, so let’s move onto another room.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

This year, I added some decorations to the bedroom.  Now that it’s been redone a little with new flooring and a new layout, I thought it would be fun to decorate it a little.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I love this new paper grocery sack art on the dresser.

Paper Sack Christmas Art and DIY Frame

Paper Sack Christmas Art and DIY Frame

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I kept it simple in here too.  A few pops of red make all the difference.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

I sewed a few more pillow covers with some cute fabric and added this vintage pillow I found at Kirkland’s.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Stay tuned for the how to to make those French doors.  I’ll post that soon!

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But for now, that finishes off the Christmas tour.  I hope you enjoyed it!  As always, as you are celebrating and going through all the hustle and bustle of the season, don’t forget to stop and remember the real reason we celebrate.  That is, the gift of Jesus Christ, which was given to all of the world on the very first Christmas night.

Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

Merry Christmas and God Bless!Christmas Home Tour 2016--Woodshop Diaries

 

 

 

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10 Comment

  1. Reply
    Mary @ The Cofran Home
    November 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    So pretty! Everything is GORGEOUS! Merry Christmas! xoxo

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      November 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Aww thank you so much!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  2. Reply
    Sue Anne Hutson
    December 1, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Merry Christmas Shara! Thanks for the tour–your home is beautiful!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      December 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!! 🙂

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    Linda
    December 1, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Loved your Christmas tour 2016, your home is beautifully decorated. I so. loved that you mentioned Christ and his birthday @ Christmas Day!
    Thank you for sharing with all of us and getting many of us in the Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas to You & Danny!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      December 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you all!!

  4. Reply
    Tom Clarke
    December 1, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Shara, how much for the reindeer pillow?

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      December 1, 2016 at 11:24 am

      I bought that pillow at Kirklands this fall. It’s the only one out of the bunch that I didn’t make haha

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    Gina
    December 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful, not cluttery (is that a word?) at all!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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      Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      December 2, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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