Welcome to the kitchen part of my Christmas home tour.
Our home has a very open floor plan, you can see the kitchen from the front door.
Just when I thought I was "done" decorating, I couldn't resist making something to hang from the sconces.
A painted Santa cookie jar.
(Just wait till you see the before...check out the kitchen projects here)
A tray painted with chalkboard paint, and covered in berries. And I covered the wicker pot in moss and added a jar candle.
I found the cute bust at a flea market on our last trip to Tennessee.
The Halloween "BOO" candles were replaced with JOY.
I was striving for a look that was rich, but natural and wanted the non-traditional items to look old and collected over time. With a Christmas twist :)
Most of the items I already had.
The gold halo (around the finial), came off of the angels I used in the living room projects.
This pretty bird my aunt gave me, but was a little too gold, so I spray painted it nickel, and flecked some umber on top.
This paper tree was featured in the Dallas Morning News article.
I love the way the paint is peeling back to reveal the silver underneath. (I painted when it was too cold outside...)
(I added molding and painted the fluorescent light box)
Here are a few aerials.
I had to keep it all very cohesive from room to room, because our house is so open. You can see the kitchen from almost any spot in our house.
So throughout the house all the garland has wired in pine cones, stamped burlap, grapevine, feathers and silver bird ornaments.
To see how I achieved this look, please check out the Kitchen Christmas projects HERE.