Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vintage Modern Christmas Mudroom and Tips For Saving on Holiday Decorating

Budget-friendly Christmas decorating ideas and tips to save money on Holiday decor.


December is almost halfway over, which means many of you are probably done Christmas decorating.  For those still decorating, like myself, I wanted to share a few helpful tips for saving money on holiday decor.  

It's easy to blow your budget and get carried away on Christmas decor, but with a little planning and creativity, you can create a beautifully decorated holiday home for less. 

Vintage modern neutral christmas mudroom
Today, I'm sharing my vintage modern Christmas mudroom, but I used these same money-saving tips when decorating the entry for Christmas.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Best Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Makeovers


The best DIY Christmas and holiday decor using Dollar Tree items!


I've been updating, hacking and transforming Dollar Tree products for years.  Everything from storage to home and holiday decor.  As much as I love transforming basic Dollar Tree products, updating their Christmas and holiday inventory is by far my favorite. 

I've updated so many Dollar Tree items in the past, that I gathered 8 of my favorite Christmas makeovers so you can find them easily in one place! 


The best Dollar Tree holiday decor makeovers

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Neutral Vintage Christmas Entry

A beautiful neutral Christmas entry decked out with stylish vintage and affordable decor!


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The renovations in the living room and entry are FINISHED and now it's time to deck the halls for the holidays! How about a little entryway Christmas tour?

In the past, I've created Christmas gallery walls in our entry loaded with lots of red Christmas decor. This year, I decided to keep things neutral and decorate with cool neutral tones and touches of vintage brass.

Neutral holiday entry

Monday, December 2, 2019

New White Painted Mudroom Lockers


Rusty lockers get a bright white makeover for the perfect industrial mudroom addition! 


I have a slight (okay, major) problem with keeping or wanting to keep a lot of the items I pick for my vintage booth.   It's probably a good thing that my house is small, but that doesn't stop me from keeping some of my favorite finds.  

Most recently, I updated a set of lockers that have been sitting in my garage waiting to be painted.  I bought them to update and sell, but quickly realized they would be perfect for the mudroom.  I originally planned on moving a larger set of lockers to the mudroom, but the smaller set fit the space much better. 
Styled mudroom lockers

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Neutral Rustic Luxe Christmas Bedroom


Get your bedroom ready for the holidays with beautiful and affordable rustic luxe decor! 


This post is sponsored by Walmart


I love shopping Walmart for affordable holiday decor (see my favorite Walmart holiday decor from last year HERE), so of course I was on board when the opportunity came along to decorate my bedroom with affordable rustic luxe holiday decor from Walmart.

Fortunately for us,  the majority of our family lives within a three-mile radius.  I don't tend to have many overnight guests during the holidays, but I still wanted to decorate our bedroom for any unexpected overnight visitors.  Let's be honest, I also did it for myself to enjoy.  There's nothing better than snuggling under warm flannel sheets next to a twinkling tree while watching a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie.  

Flocked Christmas tree in bedroom

Monday, November 25, 2019

Clean and Modern Dining Room Progress

Simple, clean and modern dining room renovation progress!


It's been a while since I've shared progress of the kitchen/first-floor renovation, but today is the day.  Today, I'm finally sharing how the modern dining room is coming along.  There's still more to be done (patching, caulking and painting), but it's looking pretty good thanks to new molding, a new modern light and cool mid-century modern chairs that I scored from an auction.

I kept the furniture and decor to a minimum to help maximize the small space and new open floor plan.  It feels so much more open and the perfect clean modern vibe that I was going for. 

Gold Modern dining room light

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How to Make a Geometric Wood Bead Garland

An easy tutorial for creating a modern geometric wood bead garland using inexpensive square dowels.


If you read the mudroom reveal post I shared the other week, then you may remember the geometric wood garland I had hanging above my DIY leather tufted bench.   Even though I knew the garland would be an easy DIY project, I paid the $20 and figured I'd use it as inspiration.

Luckily,  recreating the geometric wood garland was one of those projects where the supplies ended up costing a fraction of the price of the HomeGoods garland.  I was able to use what I had on hand,  making my DIY version just under $5.00!

How to make a geometric dowel garland