Friday Round up

Good Friday morning friends, we’ve finally made it!! I don’t know about y’all but this week felt like it was never going to end…is it because of the time change? I’m not sure but I do know I’m so thankful the weekend is finally here! Today I wanted to hop on the blog and share what I’ve been up to this week! (via Instagram) I’m hoping to make this a weekly drop in so that I can share our week and also dig into it a bit more by sharing sources for items and allowing y’all to ask any questions you may have! This week was the week for decking the halls my friends. Yes I put a tree up last week but this week it all came out and I’m really loving it so far.

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This year for our Christmas décor I had a direction I thought I wanted to go, ‘Cozy Country Christmas’ I thought…once I started to put the pieces in place with this theme in mind I just couldn’t figure it out. NOTHING was going together like I wanted. This had me stumped for almost a week and then one morning it finally hit me! I had put myself in a decorating box, given it a label. I wrote more about this on my Instagram in a post (@misdiy) but I decided to get out of the box, get rid of the theme and things finally started to come together. I created a Christmas ‘feel’ in our home that I love. Not a style, I didn’t name it or go with the trend. I simply used items I love to decorate our home for the holiday. If you’re in a decorating box GET OUT NOW!

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You guys know I love incorporating the old with the new and the hand-made, that’s just a mix I love. For our center piece I used a vintage cabinet door that I painted and distressed, some vintage metal containers that I place a candle in, stuffed a plastic grocery sack around the candle in the bottom to fill up the space and covered with this beautiful moss I found at Target. The tiny little white wooden stars were found in the Target dollar spot!

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In our dining room we also have this sweet little peg rail that is one of my most favorite recent DIY’s (I will get a tutorial together soon). It was super easy and I absolutely love decorating it! Again I kept this clean and simple, I added a pop of red with these adorable $.79 tea towels from Ikea, yes you read that right, and this gorgeous little custom banner Arami at Madre Handmade (here) made for me!

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Metals, linens, vintage rolling pins and stars…you just can’t go wrong! This metal basket was a vintage find, an old freezer basket I believe. I added our table linens and tea towels that I randomly use, a couple scrub brushes I found at Tjmaxx and this vintage rolling-pin. I love all the texture and goodness here, plus those sweet little stars I made with our girls last year! We will be making more of them this year because I just cant get enough of them, I’ll be sure to share all about them here on the blog!!

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Our piano couldn’t go without some holiday cheer as well. I love this piece and it’s another fun piece to style! Over the summer I dried a lot of eucalyptus to use around our home and this large glass jar is one bunch of what I had. To give it more of a Christmas feel I simply added some red berry stems I had picked up at Hobby Lobby. The wool blanket was a thrift store find and the Christmas Tree Farm sign was a DIY last year!

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Our Christmas tree… I shared a night shot of it this week, I just love the reflection of the lights in the windows. There’s something so magical about the glow of Christmas lights. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about where the tree is from, it’s from a company called King of Christmas (here). They have the most beautiful artificial trees I think I’ve ever seen. As you can see I have not decorated it yet, I really love it in all of its natural nakedness but next week I am planning to get the decorations on.

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I also shared this SUPER simple and inexpensive tree skirt! I’ve never really been able to find a tree skirt that I love. Last year we built a wooden box to go around the base of our tree but this year, with our new tree it just didn’t fit. So I had to go shopping for a tree skirt once again, and again I had no luck! Then the idea to use a drop cloth finally came to me. I see these used for so many things, slip covers, curtains, shower curtains…the list of creativity goes on but I hadn’t seen a tree skirt done. (I am finding now that I’m not the first one to have this idea. lol!!) I simply draped the 6’x9′ drop cloth around the base of the tree, folded the edges under and fluffed it until I was happy. Seriously so easy and I love it!

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Our master bedroom couldn’t be left out. Although it’s not finished, I still have a tree to put up and stockings to hang, its pretty close. Again simple pieces were brought into the room to create this look and feel. I added a throw I found last year at Tjmaxx on clearance, some Target trees to our rast dressers, a pillow cover, and some vase filler and a candle to place on our bed tray.

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I hope you’ve all enjoyed this weeks round up via Instagram. If you’d like to follow along on IG you can find me a misDIY. As always please feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments below or you may email me at misdiy@outlook.com! I’ll leave you with a sneak peek at one of the photos I’ll be sharing today on Instagram!

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‘Simple touches in each space create a feel of Christmas’

~Happy Reading Friends

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