TOURING OUR WINTER KITCHEN - wood blinds + wood stove top




Last time I was here I shared one half of our kitchen and the updates I have done this year. Since then we have both been sick and everything has been in slow motion around here. The sun has been shining and I finally got some photos taken to share the second half of the space.
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REDECORATING THE KITCHEN THIS WINTER - sign and window





Most people get to bring out the good china or display their collection of kitchen ware but for us it's the opposite. 
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HORSE MAKEOVER - snowy white



I first saw Snowy at a vintage market and it was love at first sight. He had two missing ears, a tail that was falling off, a bad paint job, and a cracked leg. I turned to GG and said "he needs me"


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COZY WINTER BEDROOM CURTAINS - and star garlands



I have long flowing curtains on our bedroom window all year but for this winter I did something with them to make the room warmer.

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OUR WINTER LIVING ROOM - getting organized after christmas



After Christmas I prefer to work with a clean slate. The floor gets vacuumed a million times and every bit of decor gets taken down and put aside. Then I start to create the new feeling I want in our living room one piece at a time.
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WINTER BEDROOM - new carpet and footboard

 


I made some important additions to our bedroom in the fall. Improvements specifically made for this winter.  
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WINTER WHITE CABINET - adding doors to hide the tv




My last official project for 2018 was to finish this cabinet that sits in our living room.



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WINTER DECORATING WITH GREY, WHITE, & CHARCOAL - living room update





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CHRISTMAS DECOR 2018 - our living room






This year we are hosting a casual Christmas dinner for 12 family members in 666sq ft. with no dining area. Wish us luck!
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EASY CHRISTMAS CENTER PIECE - using a pie plate



I created this center piece in a few minutes with things I had around the house and a hand full of cut cedar.



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NO MANTLE FOR STOCKINGS? - alternative ideas





We don't have a mantle to hang stockings from. I have been asked for ideas where or how to hang stockings for those without a mantle like us. Here are some of my solutions over the years.
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10 CHRISTMAS VILLAGES I ADORE - with blog links


I just adore looking at little Christmas villages. One day I will find some neighbors for my triple peaked house but for now I am just going to be an admirer. Please enjoy these 10 unique little house displays and DIY builds I have included below.




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HOLIDAY HOME TOUR 2018 - christmas bedroom




I have done some very traditional Christmas decor in our main living space but I want to share my favorite room, our bedroom and how I decorated it this year.
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THE STAR OF THE SHOW - market items





Market time is upon us. Set up starts on Friday and the shoppers arrive at Tradex Abbotsford Saturday morning.

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PAINTING AND DISTRESSING PLASTIC CHAIRS - white dining chairs




Parts of these lovely vintage chairs are made of plastic. The front legs and the decorative backs are all a hard plastic composite. No worries thou I still painted and distressed them.
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A LITTLE AS* PAINT GOES A LONG WAY - annie sloan red & blue




This is another Emperors Silk Red project I did. Isn't the color amazing, "the knobs made me do it!" With this project I get to show you how far Annie Sloan Chalk Paint can really go.
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APPLYING WIPE ON POLY - dark stained desk top





My go to product for a hard durable finish on a top surface is ...

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WIPE ON POLY OVER RED - ascp emperors silk red chalk paint





I finished this beauty of a buffet with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Emperors Silk red and I used wipe on poly for the top coat.


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