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Friday, December 3, 2010

The Rehab Christmas House Tour, Part 1

Ready for a little walk through of Chateau Inferno all decked out for the season? Well grab a fat free pumpkin spice soy nog and let's see what the crew has been up to, shall we? By the way, you're going to also see a lot of work in progress that will remind you there's going to be more construction posts starting in January.

(Hint: anything in all caps is a link to the project instructions!)
We'll start over here at the bar. I've wrapped the top of it in faux leather (I'm in mid-makeover here), and a salvaged granite chunk from a demolition serves as a great place to mix cocktails, open beer, or pour wine. To give it a seasonal note, we clipped inexpensive poinsettias from Walmart to the lampshade, and my snowglobe cakestand sports a triple wick candle for glow.

Moulin Rouge, anyone?

Perpendicular to the bar is my grandmother's hutch.

Our family, as portrayed by the Not Ready For Springtime Players.
Not bad for a $2 dangle, eh?
This ribbon...why did I limit myself to 50 feet?

Mt grandmother's grandmother's wedding crystal from the late 19th century.

We tried to get a couple of Smidgen-free shots of the buffet, but she wasn't interested in complying, so do your best to imagine this scene cat-free.

Now onto the living room!

You remember my antique steamer trunk coffee table, bread bowl...and Arthur.

The new pillows are dressing the couch rather nicely, don't you think?

The fireplace was done in green and silver, which is why I thought the dear pillows would work so well.
Oops, I mean deer.

The swag over our main arch is lit, and done in silver and aqua.
*Recently repaired ceiling in need of paint*
*Missing ceiling fan yet to be installed*

What ironing that needs to be put away? Where?
My bursting spa blue craft cabinet used to be forest green and peach crackle painted. Yep, it's just spray painted. And it happened before you and I met. Snowballs and spangly poinsettias are the theme here.
And then behind the sofa, we carried on the green from autumn with just a few changes.
Like a silver tray to add a taste of formality to the overturned wine crate.
The glitter pumpkin stayed, and we added wonderful cinnamon scented pine cones, silver spray painted crab apples, a hummingbird, and Mardi Gras beads
The hurricanes from fall also look right at home here.

On to the French doors.

What? The Mardi Gras beads were 6 for a dollar at Target! That's a lot cheaper than garland!
I hope you enjoyed our little walk through. 
We're really pleased with how our new decor on a budget came out. 
 Are we done?
Not by a LONG shot.
We have big plans for the weekend!

By the way, if you'd like the budget breakdown:
3 packs of Mardi Gras beads at Target, so 18 for $3
2 cans of silver spray paint, $5.94
Cakestand, all supplies from Dollar Tree, $5
Poinsettias on the lamp from Walmart, $5
4 boxes of six iridescent glass balls for bubbles, beach ornaments, and the mistletoe ball, $12
13 glittery ornaments from Dollar Tree, $13. That includes the mistletoe that was 2 to a card.
Miscellaneous glittery ornaments and 4 packs of ornaments at Walmart, $31
50 pack of silver and aqua ornaments from Walmart, $15
3 deer placemats,  $11.97
Pots, dowel rod, and styrofoam for the wreath and topiaries, $8.39

I had the pine garland, and the ribbon was all purchased 90% last January. All of the other supplies, such as shells and sea glass, were in my stash. I shopped the house for everything else. 
So, so far I've spent out of pocket a whopping $110.30.
Are we good with that?


Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

It all looks amazing! And that hutch, oh that hutch is to die for.... I can picture it in a light blue, glazed/distressed edges *swoon*

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, it all looks fantastic. I don't have hardly anything done. I love the aqua and silver and then the touch of bright green is just stunning too. Every surface is stunning. Gorgeous eye candy and inspiration. Hugs, Marty

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Great job! You're rocking that beachy Christmas theme. Without the shirtless santas, no less.
The hutch is my fave, I think. But I'm also loving your little silver tray vignette behind the sofa. And I'm glad you dove into decorating despite the construction works in progress!

Life in Rehab said...

Thank you! I hung up my drill in September to just concentrate on being Mom and bringing the holidays back. Last year was a tad sparse on the sparkle.

Sherri B. said...

WOW! Everything looks so nice and festive...I have done nothing yet, yikes! I love the 'fur' accents that are scattered about.

Looking forward to seeing what you and the crew are up to this weekend...Have a good one.

Carol said...

Love behind the couch and the candle/seashell hurricane, obviously the hutch, and did I mention THOSE DOORS?!


Favorite Things Friday is up!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Sunny...this all looks amazing. Little-by-little you have been showing us your use of turquoise but to see it all come together so well is just wonderful. The turquoise mirror is so striking...the little snowmen...the! And you are so lucky to have that wonderful texture on your walls. (-:

Heather said...

Sunny, everything looks great! You did an amazing job!!!

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Looks fabulous! You've been busy! How on earth do you accomplish so much? Love the colors!

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

P.S. I need you to move next door to me. Please?

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's divine! I love all the details you are sharing with us. I especially love the cat stretched out on your dresser. The aqua really pops against your decor.

Olive said...

I love the ornate mirror and the buffet with all the bright green shiny things. It is fun and in keeping with Florida and you Sunny. BTW I want that mirror! The cat is great laying where he wants...that's what they do best. merry♥O

Deb said...

YAY!!! I can't wait to see more! And I love that you use colors you and your family enjoy rather than "traditional" colors :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your decorated house! I'm moving in and I'll be there in a couple hours after I pack up, oh and I have five cats...hope yours and mine get a long :) hehe Thanks for sharing your lovely decor!

Bambi said...

oooooooooh sparkly and pretty @.@
I must now go and do something to my house. Thank you so much for the inspiration. You Rock!!!

Anonymous said...

All sparkly and pretty. I did see some things that I want to incorporate here. You did a great job, and I can't wait to see what you do this weekend :)

Christie describeHappy said...

Bravo, Bravo!! Standing ovation worthy!! Each of these projects is so pretty on their own, but then to see them together and the themes throughout... really pulls it all together. Can't beat that budget too :) Big project this weekend? Ok, I'm hooked... can't wait to see!

Michelle L. said...

It looks like you spent a fortune. What an amazing tour - I am so inspired now! The pine cones with mardi gras beads somehow were my new favorites - but everything is vunderbar.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Love it all! Can't believe all you've already accomplished!! I feel so inadequate. wahhhh!!! :) You're ready for a party!

Mel said...

It's all so enchanting Sunny. You are a superstar!

I just have to list my favourites:
1. Your G grandmothers crystal
2. The swag above the doorway
3. ALL of the sparkle
4. That sweet faced kitty

Honey at 2805 said...

Love your turq mirror and am drooling over your greatgrandmothers' crystal. What a precious heirloom to own!

Unknown said...

Great decorations! I love the ice blue and silver- its really pretty and makes me think of winter.

MJ said...

I love the fairy!! Totally stole my heart :)

Denise said...

Hi Sunny! Love the way it all turned out, It is Gorgeous! Love the colors and the way it all favorite is the Blue Aqua Mirror!!! BTW, if you ever decide that is not working in your house, just ship that Baby to Texas!! Ha!
(Sorry about the mishap with the Cat and the Vase) Bet that scared the Cat to Death!!
Hope your weekend is great..
Denise-Junkdog Design

Heather said...

I truly don't know how you do it! Everything looks so festive... I appreciate your non traditional, beachy color scheme! So fun to look through all the photos.

Erin said...

I couldn't possibly pick just one thing that I love, because I love it all!!! This is simply fabulous!

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

Wow! That is one amzing mirror! I'm sure there is a story there that I have missed?
Congrats on your turquoise topiaries making top 10 at the CSI Project!!
I have hung one Christmas wreath and it looks like that's all that will get done til sometime late next week...

the cape on the corner said...

wow! love those beach topiaries and silver shells. i can not believe that cat gets up there on that buffet! the nerve, lol!

Unknown said...

I love the beachy Christmas theme! Makes me want to spend the holidays on hiatus! Love it... Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Anonymous said...

I think this is beautiful. It even makes the white paint splotches look like frosting (wintery type, not sugar.)
I think the "with feline" shots are the homiest.

Ginger said...

Love it...very fancy! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Nikki said...

Love it, thanks so much for showing me around :)
Thanks for linking to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Beautiful! I love your Grandmother's crystal but my favorite decoration is the cat. Really. I think everyone should decorate their buffets with a cat :)

Life in Rehab said...

Designer accent cats are a MUST this holiday season!

Suzy Myers said...

Awesome as usual! My favorite is the beachy topiaries. Thanks so much for linking up to my Commercial Break!

Megan Gunyan said...

Fun! Everything looks fabulous. I love your color scheme! Keep it up!

Vanessa said...

Wow! You guys have been busy! Thanks so much for the tour! I love your bar area and that hutch looks fabulous. I can't wait to see more of your projects in the new year and I so appreciate you linking up to Inspiration Friday party! :-)

Jami said...

Silver and turquoise are two of my favorite colors this year. I am also using the lime green you have, but I had to add in some hot pink, cuz I love it! :) Everything looks sooo pretty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

WOW!!! What beautiful decorations!! I love all the colors! You did an incredible job on everything! Thank you for sharing at my party this week!

Anonymous said...

I love the mirror it looks like something a mermaid would have. So swirly and pretty. Love all of the kitties in the pictures.

AllieMakes! said...

How fun and festive! Love it all!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Shelly @Crafty Creative Studio said...

Look at all the fun you have had! Looks awesome!

Unknown said...

So pretty and perfect. Is that a DENIM as in blue jean sofa slipcover amidst all that green pretty? Link it up, girl! Yum. Thanks so much for linking with air your laundry Friday.


Sew Can Do said...

WOW! So much to see & really unique. I've featured this today - Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

René said...

Wow you have been busy! I would love to know more about the leather wrapped surface and see it when it is finished. Adding the butterflies to your garland made it look even more festive.

Thanks so much for joining the "Tour of Homes" party! Happy holidays!


Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Ok, that mirror is FABULOUS!!!! I love the silver starfish.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh, and the reindeer pillow covers, sooo cute! No wonder you are all crafted out!

Renee said...

love the colors! The combinations of blues and greens is so pretty. And I DO love that mirror!

Jules said...

Loving the silver starfish and the aqua mirror!

Mippie said...

love the silver with the beautiful blues and greens! so festive!

inkpenart said...

Love finding a site with cool decorating in a house that doesn't look like it came out of a magazine and didn't NEED re decorated!
I'm trying to find more 'normal' house blogs like yours!
Good work!