Decorating a Christmas Kitchen with a bunch of DIY decor!
I can’t believe it is December already and our Deck the Home Blog Hop is coming to an end! We have had such a great time DIY’ing and decorating with this talented group of 25 bloggers! We hope you found some fabulous new projects to try out this year, and lots of home decor inspiration throughout this 5 week hop. We continue to become amazed at the ideas that generate from our friends out there, and we hope you loved them all just as much as we did!
If you missed any of the beginning posts here is a recap.
This last week of the hop is all about holiday home decor! (Don’t forget to take a peek at all the other blogger’s posts via the links at the bottom of this post).
We are taking you over to Kristen’s house to see how she was able to decorate her kitchen for the holidays. Again, we utilized a bunch of handmade items we created throughout!
While Kristen’s kitchen has been completely re-done by us (See her newest project on the DIY Counters HERE) it has now become one of her favorite areas to decorate. The kitchen and dining space is all in one, and has a large opening into the living room. It is easy to coordinate her decor throughout both rooms.
Kristen’s kitchen is primarily white, with taupe walls, and wooden accents all over. For the holidays she left a lot of her wooden pieces up on the walls, and just added a wreath or something red into the mix. A little greenery here and there also helped a lot!
One of her favorite areas to decorate is the coffee bar area. A plaid runner and red accents really brought out the festive Christmas spirit. You can see we kept the barn board and metal words plaque we created for this hop in place on her counter top. The rustic barn board and shiny metal bring interest in with the different textures and sheen. The pop of red is really great in her all white and gray kitchen! The stand, ironstone pieces and boxwood topiary’s were all there already! We just added the candle, and the pearl tree we made to the stand.
Over by the coffee bar station you get a better look at the plaid runner, a flocked tree, the little bit of greenery by more ironstone, and the embroidery hoop ornaments we made this year! We made a bunch of these for our store and for Kristen’s tree. We had the idea of adding them onto Kristen’s metal cup holder to add a little bit of interest and color there! Aren’t they so cute!
It brings the red ticking stripe that she has on her pillows on her couch into the kitchen. It was a different way to use ornaments too!
Little red berries are always a staple in Kristen’s Christmas decor as well. She has them in the tree, and all throughout her greenery. The snowy “Joy” sign was a DIY project she made a couple years ago out of old wood she found lying around.
She kept the greenery and red going throughout the kitchen, as you can see below in the corner of the other counter. The “Joyeux Noel” Sign is one of our favorites we made for our Brick & Mortar store this year. We ended up making one for each of our homes! See our “Joyeux Noel” Wooden sign HERE).
We were able to find a second spot for another gorgeous embroidery hoop wreath we made too. These wreaths are fairly simple to make, and you can customize them completely to whatever you want! We love how each one of our wreaths turned out just a little bit differently.
Laura from Mom Envy did a really great DIY post about how to create your very own embroidery hoop wreath back in week 1 of our hop. However, if your not a DIY’er or just don’t have to time, we do have a couple left in our Etsy Shop this season! Check them out HERE. Kristen layered her embroidery hoop wreaths over an old apple basket cover (see this in the first photo up top) and then over a boxwood wreath here.
But that’s not the only places we put wreaths this year!
We added one of our very favorite wreaths we made a couple years ago above the table. This wreath was one we created for Kristen’s house and just this year it was featured in Country Sampler’s Farmhouse Style Holiday Edition! (See the feature HERE) We were so happy to see one of our projects in print. We were very humbled yet ecstatic! If you would like to make your own wreath like this see the DIY post HERE.
Thank you so much for following along with us this season for a wonderful DIY holiday decor blog hop! It was so much fun to create new projects (as you can see we love to DIY our own home decor) and to see all the other talented bloggers projects as well!
Don’t forget to stop by to see the home decor inspirational posts from the 24 other bloggers through the links below! Happy Holidays to you all!