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A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Hello my friends and welcome to the 2016 Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour! I”m so thrilled to be joining 15 other lovely bloggers for a wonderful collection of Christmas home tours and beautiful decor inspiration shared over 4 days this week.  Thank you to Christina from Christina’s Adventures for organizing the tour this year.  She shared her space yesterday so stop on over and say Hi! Here is a sneak peak of all of the tours. The links are at the bottom of this post so inspiration is just a click away. Enjoy 🙂

 

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If this is your first time visiting me on Life on Kaydeross Creek, Welcome!!  I’m so glad you’re here and hope you’ll find some inspiration for some new projects. You can get to know me a little by checking our our story here.

So let’s get started on this Farmhouse Christmas Home tour, shall we? I’ll start with our family room. It’s my favorite room in the house and also the center of our home. We live close to the Adirondacks so the style influences my decor throughout the year and there are touches of it everywhere including the faux deer heads and antlers. I love the mix of different plaids and the warmth of the red and black scattered with the greens of the mini trees and faux branches. I used some of the same elements from last year and you can see that tour here.

 

Family Room all decked out for Christmas - Farmhouse Christmas Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I always leave the task of choosing our tree to my husband because he has a great eye for it. He did a great job as always this year. 🙂  The ornaments are a mis-matched bunch of handmade pieces made by our kids and lovingly given to each of us as gifts or things we have collected on family vacations. I love that each one has meaning.

 

Family Room & Christmas Tree - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The shelf in the family room is something we made from 2 corbels and barn wood years ago. The ski’s I picked up in Brimfield. You can see one of those trips here.  The wreath is from Target but you can find one here. The deer head and smaller mini tree are from Michaels and the rest is garage sale or thrift store finds.

 

Family Room Fireplace - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

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I made all of the gift tags this year from simple white tags, Chrismtas stamps/ink and scrapbook paper all from Michaels.  The matching ribbon and twine are from Micheals as well.

 

Family Room & Christmas Tree - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

These tags are just made from small cut out sections of a piece of scrapbook paper outlined with a fine tip paint pen from Michaels.

 

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The other tags are simple wooden slices my husband cut for me from small branches. I used the same fine tip paint pen to write Merry Christmas and then a larger tip gold paint pen for the dots.

 

DIY Christmas Gift Tags - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Family Room & Christmas Tree - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Across from the tree is our fireplace. You can see where we completed that last summer here.

 

Family Room Fireplace - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The decorations on the mantel are a collection of things from thrift stores and fleamarkets. The screen and metal milk can I picked up in Brimfield this year. The Santa I got at the Salvation Army and the crock I have had for years. I love the way the silver, white and green play off of the blues and browns of the stone. I made the Believe sign from a an old piece of barnwood and a homemade stencil. I share that project soon.

 

Christmas Mantel - A Very Farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

This old tool caddy we found out in the barn at our old house over 20 years ago. What better way to display candles and greens for a Farmhouse Christmas Home tour? 🙂

 

Family Room Fireplace - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Just past the Christmas tree is our play/kids TV room…

 

A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Christmas Tree - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I made this sign from an old cabinet door and stencils.

 

Fresh Cut Christmas Tree sign - A Very Farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This sled is one of my favorite things. There’s a great story behind it and you can read about that here.

 

Christmas Tree in an Antique Sled - A Very Farmhouse Christmas Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This hutch was a project from this summer. You can see that transformation here.

 

Antique Hutch Vignette - A Very Farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Playroom Decorated for Christmas - A Very Farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Many of the things I have decorated with have come from thrift store or garage sales or I have made it myself.  It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look beautiful. I recently shared 20 Ways to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget and you can read that here.  Next up I’ll be sharing the Christmas Tour of my Kitchen, Dining room and Mudroom so stay tuned!!

 

A Very Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Shop My Home

Now that you’ve seen my house, continue on to Unexpected Elegance‘s blog to see their beautiful Christmas house tour!

Monday

Christina’s Adventures

A House and a Dog

Postcards From the Ridge

The Design Twins

Tuesday

Burlap Bow Decor

MisDIY Blog

My Life on Kaydeross Creek

Unexpected Elegance

Wednesday

The Rustic Life

Seeking Lavender Lane

Lehman Lane

Craftivity Designs

 

Thursday

The Hamby Home

Nesting Blissfully Interiors

Twelve on Main

 

Thank you so much for sharing some of your time with me this busy Holiday season. I hope you found some inspiration and that you have a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family!

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Christmas Decor Sneak Peak

When I’m decorating a space I always start with an inspiration piece and that includes my Christmas decor. Something that is a “jumping off point” as one of my favorite designers, Sarah Richardon from HGTV says. Tt could be a paint color, colors pulled out of a rug or piece of art or fabric. This year, while searching for Christmas ideas and inspiration, I happened to see this black mirror in the Ballard Designs catalog and thought hmmm, black. Then I remembered I had this red and black shirt pillow (a pillow made from a button down shirt) that I made last year and it all came together. I’ll carry the rustic theme through from my fall decor and it will be a rustic, woodland, Red, White and Black Christmas!

Here’s how it all started, the black mirror from Ballard…

 

Ballard Mirror

 

So pretty but too expensive. I have a window frame that I’ll paint black and I’ll be able to get the same look for literally no money because I already have the paint too.

The second piece, the shirt pillow…

 

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I made this pillow using a man’s shirt I picked up at the Salvation Army for like $7. I forgot to take pictures of that one (blogger fail) but here’s how I made one this summer using a $4 women’s shirt…

 

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These are so simple and you don’t even have to sew it. After I cut out the square, I turned it inside out and used fabric glue on the edges on 3 and a half sides, leaving just enough room on one side open to stuff it. I turned it back right side out and stuffed it with stuffing and then glued the remainder. I didn’t even have to do anything to the buttons. So easy and so cute right?

 

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Anyhoo, back to Christmas…In keeping with the rustic black, red and white theme, I picked up the North Pole pillow and the plaid HOME pillow at Marshall’s. I started pulling all of my Christmas decor from last year and realized I also had quite a bit of black and red already. I happened to get this red bowl/tray last year which was a thrift store find for just $2 and I printed the deer silhouette off Google images last year as well and put it in a rustic wood frame. The birch candle holder was from target.

 

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The black and red metal chippy tray is one of my favorite pieces. I got it from antiquefarmhouse.com The other big project was a large chalkboard with a whitewashed frame. I picked this frame up at a thrift store for just $5. I removed the picture and used chalkpaint to paint the glass. It will be a great backdrop for an upcoming birch bark wreath project. (both posts coming soon)

 

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So I’ll bring in lots of wooden pieces and accessories, lots of pillows as well as some some silver accessories for a little Holiday bling. I will have the Full Christmas tour and lots more Christmas decor projects coming soon!

It’s all coming together!! I can already picture Christmas morning and I’m so excited! Here’s to finding your inspiration!

Happy DIY’ing!

Col