It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas is my second favorite holiday, Halloween is my first! There is just something magical and cozy about the holiday. I love to decorate our home and make it look festive.

My style has changed over the years from using whatever was cheap it hand-me-downs, to rose gold/whites and a whole lot of flocking.

I’m obsessed with my flocked Christmas trees. They are perfect and fake and I will never, ever get a real tree again. As beautiful and fluffy as real trees are, they are a freakin mess! My husband and I are still finding pine needles from the huge tree we got last year!

This won’t be the most exciting blog post but I wanted to share some of our decorations.

I’ll do my best to find links to everything or at least mention what store they’re from.

Most pictures are directly linked to my Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by and reading this short post!

See you soon,

Kristina

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Den to Nursery

Den to Nursery

When we moved into our condo in April, 2017, I was SO excited to have a den that I could put my desk in. Not a desk to do work at, a makeup desk! Oh my collection was insane. I had every palette, every lipstick, every new makeup product imaginable! It was my hobby, my passion. Here’s a picture of it set up.

Fast forward to January 2018, WE’RE PREGNANT! I knew deep down that I would have to make my beloved “makeup room” into our baby’s nursery. I wanted to wait until I knew if we were having a girl or boy to start decorating. In the meantime, I was on pinterest day and night getting ideas.

We bought the crib from ikea. It’s nice because it has 2 levels for baby and then changes to a toddler bed when she’s ready. We didn’t want to spend a ton on a changing table that wouldn’t grow with her as she got older, so we also bought her dresser from ikea and put the changing pad on top of it.

If you read my post about my dining room makeover, I stained the table we got from Ikea the same color as Mackenzie’s dresser.

After staining it, I wasn’t sure if I wanted matte black drawer pulls or long brass handles. I ended up with the handles. I saw them on pinterest and that person used them from etsy. They ran her about $200+ for 6 handles. I found them way cheaper on amazon!

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They are so well made and give the dresser the exact look I was going for.

After the furniture was put together, it was time to decorate the wall. I found beautiful 3D flowers at Hobby Lobby, along with her Initials. It makes this small room so cozy and girly.

I’m not sure how long we will be living in this condo or if Mackenzie will ever even sleep in her room because our bedroom is on the opposite side of the condo. But the decor will definitely follow us to our new home, wherever that may be.

I’ll add a few other pictures of DIY things I made that I may do a quick post about in the future.

Thanks for reading!

See you soon,

Kristina

Dining Room Makeover

Dining Room Makeover

We just moved into our condo last April. I have had the same dining room furniture for nearly 10 years. A round, glass, 4 seater table. It was perfect. We don’t entertain much and it was mostly a mail collector.

When I found out I was pregnant in January, I knew that I eventually wanted to get a wooden table so our new baby could enjoy it some day as well.

I posted the old table on Facebook about 3 weeks ago and someone was immediately interested!

Just like that it was sold! $150 in our pockets, plus $100 I won from a scratch off… I wanted to put that towards our new table and chairs.

I really had high hopes of finding something I could give a makeover. I didn’t search nearly as hard as I could have. After all, I thought I was going back to work and wouldn’t have time.

So I went on amazon and found these BEAUTIFUL chairs! They had great reviews and the price was absolutely right!

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I searched all over for a wooden dining room table that I could stain. I remembered that we got Mackenzie’s dresser from ikea and stained it, maybe they had a table I could do the same to?!

I found the Ingo table. Solid, pine, naked and I could stain it!

I bought my favorite odorless stain from Old Barn Milk Paint, which is a company I found on Instagram!

I’m obsessed with how it turned out! It was so easy and I love the look and feel it gives our dining room and our home!

Here’s the finished look:

Table – ikea Ingo table

Chairs – amazon – Merax fabric chairs 2 pack

Stain – old barn milk paint – weathered

Buffet – Ashley furniture

Tree – Walmart

Christmas decor – Target

Thanks for reading!

See you soon,

Kristina 🖤