Hey guys, I’m postponing this weeks edition of Friday Feels to bring you part two of our kitchen tour. If you missed the first part, you can check it out here. The weather cooperated and did it’s typical November grey rainy thing, so I could get some better shots today of our Christmas breakfast nook decor.
I am loving the fact that my old beams are totally beat up and already have a million holes in them, so hanging up this garland was a breeze. I used 6 nails to hang it up and felt good about just adding more character to them ;)
I always get a lot of questions about where my garland is from, because it looks so real, and that’s because it is! Well kinda :) I always start with a good faux garland (this one is from Wayfair) and get that hung up first. They are easier to work with because they are wired and they give you that really full look.
Then I bought a fresh $16 garland from Home Depot (you could also use tree clippings or grab some from the woods too) and break it up into pieces and stick it into the faux garland. You can wire it in if you want it really secure. I was able to use that one garland for this space, my mantel and another centerpiece, so it’s a good bang for your buck. Then, I lightly mist my fresh greens a few times a week to keep them fresh for the season.
We eat on this table every meal, so I’ll be totally honest and say I just threw some presents and greenery on here to snap these pics. Although it has been my gift wrapping command center this past week…of the empty boxes I keep under the tree. I haven’t bought one Christmas gift yet, I’m not that on top of it.
And yet, that doesn’t stop my kids from sitting under the tree every day shaking the presents and wondering which ones are theirs – ha :)
Festive wrapped empty boxes don’t need to be just for bloggers though, I decorate with them everywhere. A few empty amazon boxes and a roll of wrapping paper is about as inexpensive as it gets for Christmas decor.
SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)
Wall color – Extra white by Sherwin Williams
Island Color – Blustery Sky by Sherwin Williwams
Lights – Wayfair
Chairs – Ikea
Bar stools – World Market
Wood floor – BuildDirect
Garland – Wayfair
Ribbon – Hobby Lobby
Ornaments – Michaels