It’s difficult sometimes to switch from Christmas decor to “winter decor”. I think one of the reasons for this is because all of the lights and the trees make Christmas look so glorious and bright and when it all goes away, we are left with what we feel like is blah. I decorate early for Christmas to try to give some Christmas inspiration so I was ready for my Christmas decorations to come down. I was also ready for a clean and crisp look to start the new year. I left a couple of natural looking trees in this area for a rustic wintery look. I made these with this little tutorial here but I used faux sprigs instead of real. The nice thing about these little trees is that they can be used throughout Christmas and the whole winter season.
I decided to change out my natural colored dishes for these wood dough bowls and other miscellaneous dishes…at least for today, I’m sure this area will change a lot over the time. I love how these tree stumps from the tree lot bring in natural elements as well. I picked them up at Christmas time. They were the bottom parts of the Christmas trees that they would cut off to make the trunk straight. What better than free decor?! This magnolia wreath on my door is a nice transition as well from Christmas decor. It’s from Graced Designs.
I made these shelves a while back and have a tutorial for them here. Thank you so much to all of you that have shared the shelves that you have made from my tutorial. I love giving budget friendly decor ideas and this is certainly one of them. I love all of the added texture and dimension that they add to a space.
I’m pretty sure these diy faux evergreen topiaries are an all year round decor gig for me. I love how they turned out!
I found this old church pew at a local antique store. I hunted for well over a year and then one day I literally almost walked right into this one in their entry way. It was a darker color and I wanted it a little lighter so I brought it home and added “citristrip” to the whole bench and then sanded it off after I had scraped and wiped off all of the citristrip. I was going to strip it down all the way but I loved the color so much after one application of the citristrip that I just kept it like that after I was done sanding it.
I found this beautiful horse art from my friend Christine at Shutter Tree Photos. She sure is an amazing photographer. I have so many of her prints and I just love them. I found the old open back frame at a thrift store.
I found these antlers at a local antique fair. I knew that I wanted to hang them up so I cut a board to the size that I desired and then stained it, painted it, and then sanded it down for a chippy look. My hubs then screwed right through the skull plate to attach them to the board. And this sign, I found from a shop called Sure and Simple. I believe that she has taken a vaca from her shop for a little while but wants to return at some time.
I hope that you all enjoyed this little tour of my front entry way and the winter changes that I have made. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love all of your love and support, it’s what keeps me going.