I have recently hit my 1 year mark in the blogging world and I thought I should celebrate! How about with a Home Tour? Blogger Home Tours are one of my favorite things to read when I visit home decor websites. The first tab I often look for is the "home tour" and I do a little happy dance when I see one! They are full of so much inspiration and I hope mine is the same for you!
Entering my home will take you right into our cozy foyer. Our 2 story staircase makes an otherwise, small entry, feel larger.
Our staircase is the first feature in our home that received some well deserved DIY design. I removed the carpet and painted a runner. The end result is one of my favorite projects to date.
The formal living room, or music room as we call it, sits at the front of our home.
I did a small remodel of this room a couple months ago by reupholstering the side chairs using painters drop cloths. I also combined 2 metal card catalogs into one with the wooden frame to create one, large unit. Love it! You can see all the makeover details by clicking here.
We call our formal living room, the music room because in here is where we keep, and play, the piano, guitars and trombone! This piano was given to me by my grandmother and I love to remember her when I look at it.
Our dining room is the most changing space, as far as decor goes. I love to keep my dining room table set and I switch it up for the seasons. Currently I have a classic, black and white theme mixing patterns and textures. Snowflakes and wooden monograms from Southern Proper Monograms make perfect plate toppers.
I love to decorate with found and thrift store items. The tin, decor piece was a fun purchase from my friend Becky at Rust and Found. The wall plate holders were found at my local good will as were the little lamps. The buffalo check plates are from the Target dollar spot and the "Feast" and "Enjoy" plates are from Ragon House Market.
Moving on to our kitchen. This room is my most recent remodel. I recently painted the cabinets and changed up the decor a little bit. A few changes that were easy, made a big impact. You can see the full "renovation" and before and after pictures by clicking here.
Our family room is where we spend most of our time. Our TV and the hubs' recliner, is in this room (right hand corner) and I pick pillows up off the floor at least 10 times a day! The chair by the fireplace was a Craigs List find and it was pink! I reupholstered it with curtain panels to keep the cost down. The TV trays were a garage sale pick up and I repainted them. The window pane inserts on either side of the fireplace I picked up at a local salvage and antique store called Marshalls Antique Warehouse. And the cabinet was another antique shop purchase. It had slight water damage so it was marked down to $100! Fresh chalk paint and it was good as new!
The mantel decor is another area that changes with the seasons. Currently being January, its set for the remaining winter months. The little white deer was given to me by my cousin. When she gave him up, he was dark brown and had a red, velvet bow. Some white chalk paint freshened him right up and now I'm pretty sure she wants him back! The large wooden snowflake was a DIY project. I followed a tutorial from My Altered State.
The last room I'll share is our Master bedroom. I completed the wood paneling wall on my own a few months back and it made a great impact in this space with the large ceilings.
Thank you for joining me on my Winter Home Tour for 2016, I hope your found some inspiration for your own home. Until next time, have a happy day!