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This is my most favorite time of the year! I just love getting to sit and relax in my newly decorated house full of lights and all of my Christmas things. There's just something about it that makes you feel so cozy! My favorite part is waking up in the mornings, wrapping up in a blanket, and drinking hot cocoa near the Christmas tree while I read my daily devotional. There's just nothing better than that!
My husband and I make a HUGE deal out of decorating the house. Honestly, I think I make it an even bigger deal than my husband does! I LOVE the feeling that everything just flows together and I have a theme. Any other ladies with me?!
So every year, we come up with a theme for each room and buy everything matching that theme. I know you are probably thinking, can't that get expensive? Yes, it really can! IF you don't know where and how to shop for decor. The trick I use every time I decorate is using what I already have at home. Antiques specifically. Do you have anything in that junk closet that would look great on your mantle? How about that old washboard your Grandma gave you eons ago? Or maybe that glass pitcher that would look AMAZING spray painted white? In order to keep your cost as low as possible, dig through your storage at home and see if you can find an item you can either use as is or re-purpose it to go with your theme.
Now, without further ado, let me show you how I used that tip to decorate my house this year.
When I saw this baker's rack at my local antique store, I instantly fell in love. It was the perfect farmhouse look I was going for, and it would also go great with every season or holiday. It was also only $100. That was a deal I couldn't pass up! As soon as we got it home, my husband had this amazing idea to put our baking ingredients in mason jars and put them on the shelf above our Kitchen Aid. How cute is that?!
Most of this I already had at home. It was either being used in my every day decor or I found it in my mom's old shop. I purchased the white shutter at our local antique store and paid $12 for it! The wreath I bought at Michael's for only $2.99, and the deer head was only $3.99 at Michael's as well. The hanging candle holders I got at Hobby Lobby years ago, and the red ribbon tying the wreath to the shutters is from the Dollar Tree.
I got the reindeer (on the floor) from Big Lots a few years ago. He's always so pretty so I put him out every year!
I'm a huge sucker for antiques. I love anything from the 1920's to the 1950's especially, and up to the 90's. My mom has a lot of my dad's old stuff in her shop that was just sitting around collecting dust, so we decided to go rummage around and see what we could find. I'm SO glad we did! We ended up finding so much cute stuff that would have costed us a fortune at Hobby Lobby or Walmart.
We found this old milk jug in the shop and decided we had to use it. All we did was spray paint it white and it looked as good as new. I added some ribbon from the Dollar Tree to add a pop of color. I love the way it turned out! And how about those old whisks? My mom used to use these in the kitchen with my great grandma. Amazingly, she said they actually used to work pretty well. I think I'll stick with my Kitchen Aid though ;)
I also decided to get a little artsy and draw on my chalkboard painted laundry room door! I wanted to re-create a sign I saw on Pinterest, and I think it turned out pretty well, even though my handwriting kind of sucks ;)
Tiny spaces are SO hard to decorate, but we make it work every year and it always turns out beautifully. We had so much fun!
Stay tuned for Part 2 coming to the blog next week! I'll be showing you my bathroom, living room, and bedroom decor!