I just love the holiday season and this year is our first Christmas in our first home (ooh – which means I should look for a new ornament – lol) so I couldn’t wait to decorate!
However, we spent the first five years of our marriage living in a small apartment so decorations were slim in comparison to the amount of space we have now! But we decided to try to make the most of it! However, next year I plan to go all out so this chick will be up bright and early the day after Christmas looking to score deals on decorations!
For me what makes looking at our decorations so much more exciting is to know what our house looked like 6 months ago! We bought a foreclosure (scored the most AMAZING deal!) and while the previous owners didn’t trash the place when they left we still had quite a bit of work to do (the previous owners must have had a thing for cheap paint and a hatred of painters tape).
So here is our holiday home tour!
We can start outside!
After moving in, we painted the front door red, installed a new storm door (which totally kicks butt), and painted the shutters! So far we only have a pretty wreath on the door but next year I envision mini trees on the porch and simple wreaths on all the windows!
Next onto our living room!
After moving in, we painted using Valspar paint in Drizzling Mist, put down laminate floor, and added window treatments! We love this space and spend so much of our time here! I love our photo wall! This year we have a slim pre-lit tree but I’m hoping for a big fat one next year and we’ll move this one to the playroom. Thanks to my asthma and Abby’s allergies, real trees are a bust so we’ll be sticking to artificial!
Probably the biggest change is our kitchen!
Ok so there aren’t a lot of Christmas decorations in this space to show off (just a cute Moose and snowman) but I just had to share the change! We painted the cabinets, put down new floorings, and just completed the countertops (I have a post coming up on Saturday about the transformation! It was SO easy!). Next year I hope to be able to add a touch of sparkle to this space. I have collected Holly Mountain Lodge dishes but have never really been able to utilize them so hopefully next year we’ll have a kicking party to showcase our space!
There you have it! Hopefully next year I will really have a classy yet modern space to show off! I love being a homeowner! Even though it does take more spoons 🙂
And if you haven’t noticed my house isn’t the only thing that has been renovated! What do you think of the new blog design?