Monday, December 22, 2014

{ DIY Barn-wood cabinet converted into a mini kitchenette }

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, we sure did!! We spent the weekend cuddling,moving thrift furniture & buying  new pieces of furniture!! Post later about our new living room ,but tonight I'm sharing with you a post about our bottom level dining /  kitchen space & how we converted a cabinet to a mini kitchenette!  I wanted to share this ,because I know many of us are gearing up to hold Christmas or Christmas Eve with our loved ones & not all of us have the ample room. Our house is by no means 'large' ,but we do have two 'dining' spaces, so what better way to utilize the space!?! 

Side Note: The cabinet was a garbage find!!

I just added a cookie jar filled with candy, some red plastic cups in the plaid basket ,napkins , etc.. kitchen goodies.. We use our lower level quite a bit when family is over so this little dining space comes in handy!!

I mentioned in a prior post about these vintage plaid dishes, well they have a new home for now haha..
My lovely & crafty husband couldn't leave the wires showing, so he used a { hole saw } & connected the wires through the back for the fridge & the microwave ,and any other electrical appliances we may use !

Hope you all enjoyed this DIY project & have a very 



Persia Lou

Monday, December 1, 2014

{ Our 2014 Holiday Home Tour }


Welcome to the holidays guys! Aren't you all excited about the cozy throws,creamy hot chocolate ,& festive music & decor? We've been working on the indoor & outdoor decor since the beginning of November, & have been enjoying it & the holiday hustle & bustle ! I hope you  all enjoy our Christmas Home Tour , gather some inspiration, and have a safe & happy holiday season! 

 . Family Room . 
I'm so pleased with how this space turned out! It's everything I was thinking I wanted our family room to be this year, a rustic & glistening Christmas wonderland!

The stars were my lovely sisters idea after I mentioned I wanted to put a star on each side of the 'Wish' sign. The stars were purchased at Dollar Tree , the mini trees at Michaels, & the wreath I made for under $10!

The tree was a gift, the glittered eggs were dollar days at Michaels , the snowflake reindeer is from Kohls { last year }  & the chalkboard saying I made!!

 This area is a  cozy little magazine / catalog nook ,so I added a cute rustic  tree { free garbage find } & placed it in a Traverse City crate that was a thrift find!

. Kitchen & Dining .

Informal ,but classy & neat!

The trees are from Michaels & the wreath is from Dollar Tree { I added the plaid bow}. The bottles are vintage garbage finds!
The crate is a piece I recycled from a gift & the reindeer is from Kohls { last year } !

This set was purchased from a vendor @ Town Peddler { last year }!

The cutting board {recipe stand} is from HomeGoods  ,& the chalkboard I made from a dollar mirror!

I wanted to keep it simple & uniformed this year with some different pieces ! 
 Bedroom .
My favorite room on our Holiday Tour! Welcome to our cozy & sparkly winter  wonderland!!

The comforter is Better Homes & Gardens $30!  With the smell of vanilla soy , the cool soft sheets & throw..I could stay here all winter!

The throw is from Sears last year..& the matching pillow is from Target I believe..
The deer pillow is from Hobby Lobby $10 !
The presents were a DIY last year ,made from old boxes !

The gold charger is from Dollar Tree & the wreath was a DIY from Dollar Tree.

. Living Room .

Our lodge inspired lower level! I love cuddling down here with  some raspberry hot chocolate & my hubby! Now this is the man cave,but for Christmas I'm allowed in hehe.

The skies are a vintage garbage find!
The 'Merry Christmas' stick on are from Michaels dollar days! 
The red burlap wrapped pillows are from HomeGoods $25 each!

I had some leftover chalkboard tags from Michaels dollar days so I decided to add them to the non faux packages ;) !

The wrapping paper is from Michaels as the ribbon! I love this tan & white checkered ribbon..if you've noticed I used it in three rooms ;)!!

The oh so soft throw is from IKEA ,the Christmas card is from Michaels ,two tone basket was a gift & the flowers & vase are from Dollar Tree!

. Outside . 

 I'm a bit obsessed with this charmer of a Christmas display. The toboggan was a free find & I added the red ribbon & joy moose. The wagon was a garbage find &  I just added some garland & fresh wood logs tied with my favorite ribbon & a red bow! The lantern I had ,the sign I made out of a pitched piece of wood & the galvanized colored burlap tree was a thrifty find ..

I hope you've been inspired & have a splendid holiday season!!!

The 36th Avenue

11 Magnolia Lane