Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Home Tour - family room

Our family room is downstairs in our home.  When we bought the house it looked like this:

All of the furniture, etc. is from the previous owners.  The furniture went but the paneling remained!  

Then we did this:

And by we I actually mean our neighbor who is a contractor while we were out of town for Thanksgiving that year!  Wild!!  

Then there was a lot of this:  

And this!  

The countertops finally came in stock at Ikea and the door was removed and now here are our little Christmas touches this year.  

December calendar for homeschool - circles from Dollar Tree that I wrote numbers on and several extra came in the package which made me feel good in case there were mess ups!  Then I just stuck them up with washi tape.  Underneath some were post it notes with special things happening that day.  Inspiration from this book.

The glittered popsicle stick snowflakes are a craft that the kids dreamed up and executed with my help.  We did that on December 1st which felt really fun.  Cora wanted hers hung with a PINK ribbon.  :) 

Some of our engagement pictures, the felt tree I made when David was little that the kids enjoy decorating, a cross bought in a shop in Fredericksburg, TX with my mom when I was single and we took girls' trips a lot and the Rudolph I made in 4th grade.  So glad my mom kept that.  It makes me smile.

a little snowy scene with a red truck and a red snowflake cap to a bottle that broke :( some sparkly fake snow and bottle brush trees of course  (Thanks for helping me with that collection, Erin!) 

And finally a little merriment on the guitar

Merry Christmas Eve tomorrow!  



Dina said...

Love it! And I really love all the verses!

Jenni said...

love seeing the evolution of this room!! love you - merry Christmas!

BR said...

That was so neat!! Thanks for sharing! So looking forward to going to your house one day!

Sharon Wang said...

I have another friend who put verses on door frames etc. when they were finishing their basement. This is such a cool idea. We have an unfinished basement, hmm...............