Tuesday, December 30, 2014

And With The Blink Of An Eye...

...Christmas was over.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2015 just around the corner.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tartan, Tartan How I Love Thee.

So I have fallen in love with anything tartan.  Last year I saw the photo below and immediately pinned it because I just knew I had to recreate a similar look in my house somewhere.  Well the other day while decorating our living room it hit me like a ton of bricks---I had the perfect place to recreate this look.
Have a look for yourself. 

This is my inspiration photo, so quaint and cozy.
Photo found via google tartan search--no direct source link could be found :(

This is my piece that was begging for a holiday makeover.

This is how it came out!

Exactly the look I was yearning for.

This was a super simple, super budget friendly project that took all of 20 minutes to complete once the fabric was purchased.  I do not recall how much the fabric was but I know it was under $10.  I did also make a matching pillow cover for the same room with the remains.

For the shelf backing all I did was remove the shelves, measure the back and cut the fabric (leave it rough because no one sees the edges).   I used 3 3 inch self adhesive Velcro strips evenly spaced at the top to adhere the fabric.  Replace the shelves, style them, add some light and voila a festive piece of furniture.

This backing will be removed later in the winter and replaced with the same method using linen.  

I'll post on the rest of the room decorated for Christmas soon.

Ho Ho Ho!!!


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Liberace Christmas Tree

I have a tacky gorgeous silver Christmas tree in our piano room.  Isn't it ok to have a Liberace tree in a piano room?

Well I am superbly happy with our Liberace tree.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Living Room Christmas Mantel

Such a busy holiday season filled with entertaining, shopping, decorating, baking, reflecting and what I like to call controlled chaos.

On this quiet drizzly day as I rest up for a non-stop next few weeks I walked around my house and snapped a few pictures with my iPhone.  I thought I would share just a few today on my blog of my living room mantel.

I hope you are all taking time to take care of yourselves this exciting time of year...