This entry is ~Make Your House A Home~. Many of you have asked us about different decorating ideas and what you can do in your homes, so we thought we would start a Saturday segment called.... ~Make Your House A Home~ We will be showing you different displays we have used to decorated our home and other homes. I LOVE to see other peoples homes...... If any of you would like to share ideas you have used in your homes, please send us descriptions and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to share your ideas with our blog followers as well!
Eric and I bought a VERY OLD home several years ago and have spent a lot of time re-modeling!! Our plans were to stay in our home for a couple years, fix it up, flip it and move.... But we absolutely love our home and where we live. There is no place better~
This is a Built In Hutch that is original to the house. We have painted it and put new knobs on each drawer and door. It has a beautiful mirror with beveled edges right above the drawers on the lower part. I love to put Christmas lights in front of the mirror year round. It reflects the light - and I love lights!! I am a big fan of Roosters (Eric likes the real ones and I like the fake ones - SMILE) I leave my rooster plates in the top part of the hutch which have a lot of the colors I used for the different Holidays. This is a wonderful place to decorate for the holidays! I LOVE This Hutch!!!
Eric just built this Mantel for me for Christmas. I wanted a beautiful piece for the end of my hall, but didn't want it too far off the wall. I have tried tables and benches before, but absolutely know this is the piece for this place in my home. I have placed a Family Proclamation, a small clock, a candle stick w/candle and a Twig and Ivy garland on top.
This is one of my favorite furniture pieces. I found this Old Rocking Chair at a thrift store for $20.00 bucks. Perfect condition and ready to be painted. I sprayed it with our Furniture Grade Black paint, distressed the edges and clear coated it. I love decorating it for the seasons with pillows, quilts and more. Everytime I decorate it, Eric asks me how he is going to sit in it... He honestly asks me this Everytime!! I just tell him he can't... So sorry!! I absolutely LOVE taking old furniture and making something great from it.
This is a little nook in our Bathroom (yes, I said Bathroom, not one of our bathrooms.) As for now, we only have one bathroom, but hey it could be worse right? I was raised in a cute little home with 6 other brothers and sisters. That is a total of 9 in our family and we all shared one bathroom. I figure (for now) my little family of 5 is doing just fine. (I may disagree with myself Sunday morning before church, but for now, we are great!) I have tried different things in this little nook from benches to tables and even a bakers rack. I finally asked Eric to build me this hutch. It has great storage in the bottom and the top half is perfect for decorating. A friend of mine was in our bathroom once and said.... "You even decorate your bathroom?" Yep, I love to decorate every square inch of my house....
Thanks for spending part of your day touring a little bit of our home. Check back each Saturday as we share more of what ~Makes our House a Home~