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Christmas Home Tour 2017 Part 2

Hey everyone! Has the Holiday spirit filled your home yet? Is it all decked out for Christmas? We got some snow here in upstate New York this week and it truly looks like a winter wonderland. I was already SO filled with Christmas spirit and for me, it made this Christmas home that much brighter. 🙂

 

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I shared the first part of our Classic Christmas Home Tour this week and today we’ll move into the kitchen and dining room. I went a bit out of my comfort zone with this one and added some gold touches for a bit of bling mixed in with the vintage vibe I was feeling in the rest of the house. Do you try to change it up each year or do you like to stick to traditional decor?

To the right of those windows pictured above is the kitchen…

 

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Here is a bit of the bling I mentioned. I found the gold trim plates with the words Peace and Joy at Hobby Lobby on clearance last year and the white pitchers are a go to for every season. I kinda have an obsession, really. Or is a collection, I’m not sure. 🙂

 

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Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - Christmas Kitchen - farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I wanted some extra storage in the kitchen (mostly for craft stuff, haha) so we picked up this armoire on craigslist for $80. Can you believe it??  We made the white wooden tray on top out of some leftover MDF. You can see that project HERE.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - Dining room Christmas - Farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

A little more bling on the dining room table. We made this tray out of an old frame last year. You can see that project HERE.  I added some gold thrift store candlestick holders and a pitcher with greens and some gold bells. Simple, but pretty.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - Dining room - Farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

We don’t use the fireplace in the kitchen so I always try to fill it in with seasonal decor. Here I used a 2 tier tray that we made and added some holiday goodies.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - Kitchen Christmas - farmhouse christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Just above the stove is a recent project…

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - Kitchen and Gingerbread bakery sign - farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I made this Gingerbread sign from a leftover piece of birch plywood from our master bedroom closet project.  I stared with a coat of chalky white paint.

 

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Then I used basic letter stencils and red craft paint and I added the vines in the corners in dark green. To finish it, I sanded the edges and used distress ink to give it a more aged look.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - gingerbread sign using stencils - farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - Kitchen Gingerbread sign - farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

In the mudroom…

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour part 2 - christmas mudroom - farmhouse Christmas - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

A simple Christmas tree farm printable I found on line in an inexpensive frame sits on top. The cute JOY pillow is from Joanne Fabrics and the wrapping paper I got at Michaels.

I love the way the chalkboard turned out. You can see that project HERE. It’s the perfect background for the wreath.

 

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I love the pops of red throughout our Christmas decor.

 

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I hope you enjoyed part 2 of this Classic Christmas Home Tour. Thank you so much for sharing some of your time with me today! I wish you and your family a wonderful, peace filled holiday season!

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Classic Christmas Home Tour 2017

Hey everyone! Welcome to our 2017 Christmas Home Tour – part 1!  Vintage pieces and red and black accents are the inspiration for our Christmas decor this year. Come on in!

 

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I love these mini Christmas trees! I bought the cute little wooden crate at Michaels on clearance. It was unfinished so I stained it with Minwax in Espresso.  I wrapped the base of the smaller tree in a sleeve from an old men’s plaid shirt and I picked up the antique lantern at a shop over the summer. It’s never too early to shop for Christmas.  One of my tips in 20 ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget.

 

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The antique sled was a sweet find at the Brimfield Antiques Show a couple of years ago.

 

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This antique typewriter was definitely inspiration for our Christmas decor.  I love the black and red together. The deer picture is simply a free printable I found on line and framed.

 

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I made the Christmas tree sign last year from an old door. I used basic stencils and craft paint, nothing fancy. The plaid fabric around the mini tree is a gift bag from the Target Dollar Spot.

 

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This sifter is from another Brimfield trip and the truck I picked up at HomeGoods a few years ago for my sons room. I borrow it for Christmas each year. 🙂

 

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Classic Christmas Home Tour - Rustic Entry Table - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Roo

 

The mantel is always a layering process for me. I start with a main focal piece like the window.  (from my Christmas tour 2015) I purchased it at a garage sale, painted it black and used mirror effect spray paint (looking glass) on the glass.

Our new (old) wood box this year is an old grain cart. Hubby reinforced it to hold enough wood for a few days. We heat our house with the wood stove 24 hours a day so we can’t really hang anything from the mantel.

 

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There’s no rhyme or reason to decorating our tree. It’s truly a family tradition where we open all of the boxes of ornaments and just start placing. No rules, all types of ornaments. Many of the ornaments are things we made or have collected over the years on vacations. There’s even one my husband made with his cute little picture in it from when he was 6. 🙂

I picked up the wrapping paper at Michaels. I love the brown paper mixed with the red and the deer print mixed with the polka dots.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great room Tree - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

These cute cookie cutter ornaments were one of the DIY’s I shared a couple of weeks ago in 3 Easy DIY Christmas decor projects.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - DIY ornaments - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the “rusty” patina.

 

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This is the view from the dining room into the kitchen and great room. You can see the black hutch makeover here. I’ll share the kitchen, dining room and mudroom in a few days. 🙂

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Dining Room - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I added some black and red to the entry with the skis and skates and books are always a decor go to for me.

 

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I made this wreath from a basic green wreath I picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby. I found the scarf, which I cut lengthwise in half to use as the “ribbon”, and the skates at a thrift store for $4. I wired the skates on with floral wire and tucked some greenery and berries in.

 

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Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love looking at Pinterest and other blogs at neutral Christmas decor and find it so pretty and calm. For me, though, I just love the pops of red, especially with the black accents.

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed part one of our Classic Christmas Home Tour. Next time I’ll share the kitchen, dining room and mudroom all decked out. I hope you’ll check it out.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Christmas in the Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Christmas Kitchen – Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour – Part 2

Last week I shared my Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour  to kick off the season with a lovely group of ladies as part of a Christmas blog hop. Today I’m sharing part 2 of my Christmas Home Tour, the Christmas kitchen, dining room and mudroom.  Truth be told, it’s a lot of work to put one of these bad boys together and was just too much to do all at once.

So since I love the red and black accents mixed with the greens, I carried over the same Adirondack, rustic touches mixed with lots of vintage, farmhouse pieces and DIY projects.

 

Christmas Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Ok so first thing first, it never looks like this or stays like this anyway. You know it. I know it. I mean we live here right??  In a few hours the counter will be covered with back backs, school papers, snack wrappers etc. so you know I feel your pain. In the mean time, let’s just enjoy the calm, shall we??  If you were here, we could sit and have coffee or whatever you like to sip 🙂

So, on with the tour. The white tray on the island above, which comes in handy for every season, was a DIY project a few months ago. You can see that here. The recipe below is from an old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. You know the one with the red and white checkered cover. It’s my favorite go-to when I actually feel like cooking. I simply printed it out on card stock and rubbed  it with some antiquing ink and a cotton rag. Free and easy.

 

Christmas Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Trees, trees, everywhere!  I love my mini trees and I love them even more in cute little tins like this one…

 

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The pieces in the tray were either found at my go to antique store in my town, thrift store or at Brimfield. I added the bells to the candle just because they’re cute.

 

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Christmas Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the pops of red everywhere!  To me, red is just warm and feels like Christmas.

 

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Our dining room is all windows (no curtains needed here in the woods) so the only thing to decorate really is the table. I kept it simple this year with my favorite tray from American Farmhouse and, of course, reds and greens. The colors just pop off of the gray walls and the white snow outside. The cute little pillows are from Target.

 

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The pitcher in the tray is from HomeGoods,  the candlestick holders are from Michaels and the antlers are from Target.

 

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Last year my cute little tree was in the dining room but I switched things up this year and put it in the kitchen. The butcher block that it sits on is one of my oldest and very favorite pieces.

 

Christmas Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Christmas Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

We just recently finished the mudroom and you can see that here. I love it all decked out for Christmas!

 

Christmas Kitchen and Mudroom - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Christmas Kitchen and Mudroom - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

We picked this sled up in Brimfield last year. It weighs a ton and Poor hubby had to carry it like a mile back to the car. He’s a trooper 🙂 I can’t wait to go again in the Spring to see what unique things we can find!

 

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I use the Pepsi tray below to corral different things throughout the year. The antique measuring cup that the little tree sits in I picked up at an antique store and the other tin is from Michaels.

 

Christmas Kitchen - Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

So some simple farmhouse and vintage finds mixed with red and green accents make for a cozy Christmas Kitchen space. Only a few more weeks until the big day to enjoy it all and probably only few hours left for me to enjoy the clean kitchen. Time to grab a cup of coffee and stare at the pretty lights in peace for awhile before I can’t see the counter again. Wishing you a wonderful, peaceful Christmas!!

 

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And as always, Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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