*Update: I was able to come back on this morning and have now added in the text!
If you haven't already done so make sure to head on over to Shabby Creek Cottage and check out Gina's beautiful and festive home!
Here is our kitchen. I actually have some other plans for in here but I haven't had time for them yet and am not sure I am going to get to it so instead we just added a few simple touches that included some branches from outdoors, paperwhites, and a gingerbread house that the girls and I made.
And here is a little shot of what our kitchen looked like when we moved in (as you can see although I didn't do anything too exciting for Christmas we have been working pretty hard in here):
And here is the family room which is on the other side of the kitchen:
And here are some more detailed shots of both the kitchen and family room:
I had grand plans of making a very detailed gingerbread house while the girls made their own fun one. Well, Lillie did spend five hours making hers which turned out adorable (in my opinion, anyway, although I suppose I am partial) =) but both girls hopped on and off my lap and "helped" me with mine so about five minutes in I realized although I might be able to keep all the candy off of it, it was still going to be very simple and quite messy - haha! Oh well. Maybe next year I'll do mine when they are in bed. =)
I added some garland that I've had for years to our chalkboard:
I played around with the mantel quite a bit. First I tried our download:
and then one of our Christmas canvases:
But in the end I went back to the mirror and simple greenery.
And here is our dining room. I will be doing a full post on the dining room in the next week or so that includes an updated source list.
We've done quite a bit of work in here and the last big project is to change out the lantern, which I am planning on doing in the next month or so! I can't wait to remove the old one and add that finishing touch. And we will add photos/art going up the stairs eventually too.
I showed you our study a couple of week ago decorated in red. I tried it two different ways. First red:
I surprised myself and liked the red more than I thought but because I didn't have any red items to add to the tree in there or around the room and didn't have time to make anything new and didn't want to spend any money this year on buying any new things with so many renovation projects still on our list so I ended up going with a chocolate, gold and cream theme that I had used in our family room at our last house the last several years because I could use all things we already owned and just add in some greenery from our yard.
In our powder room I just added some paperwhite and a little tree that I got at IKEA a couple of years ago. I was too lazy to get my tripod out and there is not any natural light in this powder room so sorry for the crummy pictures.
You can see a better shot of the bathroom where I did use my tripod a month or two ago and also what it looked like before here. I still need to add some artwork to the walls.
And here is how the downstairs rooms look at night, which is my favorite:
I also just got Lillie and Lola's room photographed yesterday so here is one quick shot and I will share more later.
Update: I have added in some of the photos from their room now that they are edited.
Update: Here are some updated pictures of our new guest bedroom:
I also started decorating the porch a little bit and added our newest chalkboard download, but honestly I am not sure I am going to finish it this year. I always enjoyed decorating our old porch but I may have to wait until next year to really play around with our new one.
And that's it for now!
And for a recap of all of our before and afters so far of our new home you can click here.
And for a source list from each room you can click here.
And don't forget to see the tour from the beginning….
You can start here.
Have a wonderful day!