The Day is here, it’s the day where I get to show you my Holiday Modern Farmhouse Walk Through. As you all know ( or should know by now ), I love the Holidays. Everything that Christmas entails, I love. This time of year it gets my creative juices flowing and although I really struggle with making my home beautiful over too much cheese – cause I love myself a good Santa sign, It really boils down to the fact that the warm glow of the Christmas tree pulls all my heart strings.
I really want you to walk through my home with me and be inspired in the ordinary. But also KNOW that you can have a beautiful home on a tight budget.
So lets start my Holiday Modern Farmhouse Walk Through, shall we?
As soon as you walk into my home, you are in my teeny entrance. Although, I’m not mad about it because it’s slightly divided from the living room. There’s nothing worse than having an open entrance where you can see all the clutter – shoes, jackets, backpacks, mail and STUFF. At least, in my opinion, so my teeny entrance makes my heart happy.
I really struggled with what I wanted to do in my entrance, because this was the last part of my home that I decorated and to be honest, my creative juices were not flowing at all. I decided to throw a wreath on my wall hooks, tape a ‘Falalala’ sign to the wall and put some fresh cyperus boughs in my galvanized bin. Done and done.
It’s not my dream look, but for 0 dollars, It is inviting and Christmasy!
Lets turn right into my living room. This is the heart of the home. I know I know, that’s supposed to be the kitchen.. but this room, it is where the magic happens.
Late nights spent snuggling with the kids reading books in front of the fire, sipping coffee in the wee hours of the morning and day dreaming. This is the first room in my home I decorated and as you can tell, I go all out.
We purchased our tree from Canadian Tire about four years ago and it actually looks real. If you follow me on Instagram you will know I spent 8 hours pulling all the glued in lights out of the tree as they were no longer working, then I fluffed and restrung the tree. It was an ordeal I tell yah! But the finished look is unbelievable!
The base of the tree I’ve owned since 2014 and it used to be a galvanized metal. It got pretty banged up over the years so I painted it white this year and distressed it.
Moving on to my chairs. These two chairs are from Campaign Living and are totallllly worth the cash. the entire chair has covers on it so you can wash it. The beige buffalo check pillows I made last week. I mean, I’m no Martha Stewart, but I have my tricks. They complete the room for me. I’m thinking maybe a DIY tutorial is coming soon..
The coffee table simple moss centerpiece you can find here, I just blogged about it and it cost under 25 dollars!
On our mantle I mixed an old faux pine garland with a eucalyptus garland from Afloral and threw up some ivory candles, super simple.
Lets chat about the stockings, because this is one of my favourite parts of the room. My best gal, Addy, made the white tassel and pom pom stockings for me. She is such an amazing seamstress and owns Deer Child. She is so talented and I’m so thankful she spoiled me with these. Similar stockings sell at Anthropologie for 40+ dollars each!
Lastly, the map. I want to quickly chat about it because I get a lot of questions about it. It’s from Mapiful and it would make the most lovely gift. They didn’t pay me to say this and in fact, nothing in this blog post is sponsored, I just really love it and I think it would make an amazing gift. You can choose any town/city/province/country in the world and have them make and ship you a map!
Now walking back towards the entrance, make a slight right and we have this sweet shelf that literally got not attention at all, but I thought it had to be photographed as the corbel shelf is TO DIE FOR.
Okay, scratch that. Between decorating for my stories launch and blogging, I decorated it. It kind of looks super cute now. Flocked trees can literally fix ANYTHING. I’m going to try my best to link the corbel shelf for you
Now… this room that I’m about to take you in, I had a really hard time with. I lost all inspiration last night and I also used up all my garlands. I originally had a eucalyptus garland on my new sideboard, but then my husband brought in some fresh cyperus from outside and I died – it was perfect! So I kind of went a bit wild with it all.
My husband actually built this sideboard for me as our dining space is super small – not complaining, I love me a good cozy space. Small translates into cozy. He built it, I stained and white washed it and I brought in some more fresh cyperus from outside and put it on top with my collection of mini houses and my chippy rocking horse. See, decorating can be free. Just open your eyes to your surroundings.
Also, this mirror I scored on marketplace for 20 bucks! I will eventually paint it a chippy black, but it’s it stunning, hey?!
As for the table, my husband also made it, and I distressed it – but I linked a similar table on Wayfair! I styled the table by throwing some cyperus and laurel on the table with my gold candlesticks! The chargers are from Walmart and I painted them white and then distressed them.
Moving into the Kitchen, there isn’t a ton to talk about in here. I didn’t decorate a lot in here as I don’t like it to feel cluttered. But there are a few things I’d like to chat about in this room. First is my sign above the stove. I bought this a few years ago off Decor Steals and it’s one of my favourite purchases to date.
PS, don’t zoom in too far, kay? I mean… I cleaned like a mad woman, but clearly not well enough.
The towels are from Homesense, which is our Canadian version of Homegoods and I got a matching oven mit. Again, purchases from past years.
But my absolutely favourite part of my kitchen is coming up. It’s also one of the first projects we did in our home when we moved in.
…the swing arm lamps over the window. And YES, these are lamps. Since we didn’t want to hardwire into the wall since this is a rental, we cut the cords off and just hung them on this piece of wood. That way there is no damage to the wall. Yes we cannot use them, but who cares – there’s pot lights right above.
and lastly, I’ve never showed this to you guys ever..
My set of three farmhouse shelves. It holds all my goodies which I love. Again, we made these and the brackets were ultra cheap from Home Depot. Seeing a trend? We mostly salvage, build or DIY everything!
Phew… are you guys still here? I’m at 1200 words and I promise I’m not trying to keep you all day or elaborate too much but I’ve never blogged about this many rooms at once. Where is the exhausted emoticon when you need it?!
Okay, LAST ROOM, the master bedroom.
I wont be saying a ton about this room as I JUST blogged about it all, so you can head on over and read all about it here.
But I wanted to post a few additional photos because, drooooooooool.
and that’s it friends! I hope you guys enjoyed my 2018 Holiday Modern Farmhouse Walk Through! It was long, but we did it.
Let me know what you think of my home in the comments and of course, pin away if you feel inspired!
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