Author: Monarch Way

Christmas Decorations

I tried to wait till after Thanksgiving to decorate but I couldn’t so Thanksgiving was Christmas themed. Decorating is always more fun with friends and in the past I have helped my friends and family decorate their homes. This year my friends and I had a great time decorating. The only thing I purchased this year were three gold deer. I have an entire tree and a lot more decor that I will be giving away because there just isn’t room for anything else. It was fun seeing how my decorations fit in this house. It was also fun seeing how the decorations looked with the new furniture and decor. Photographs do not do Christmas trees justice. This tree looks so full and pretty in person. The ceiling is too low for my finial topper, so I had to improvise with two star ornaments. SHOP THIS POST

Fall Tablescape

Keeping with the earth tones, this year’s fall tablescape is muted and simple. Creams and browns fit this space much better than the orange decor I used last year. I sold a lot of fall decor before moving here and gave away a few things after. I kept the glass and mercury glass pumpkins for the table and china cabinet. Then I put a few glass pumpkins around other parts of the house. I thought I would make it till after Thanksgiving to put up my Christmas decor, but it’s killing me and I’m giving in this weekend. I cannot wait to see this little space bursting with garland, trees, and Christmas colors. SHOP THIS POST

Exterior Before & After

The inexpensive way to makeover a house, paint. Instead of buying new garage doors, new exterior doors, and replacing the roof, my dad came to visit and got to work. He and Matt replaced the door handles, light fixtures, weather stripping, and painted the interior and exterior sides of the doors, trim, and garage doors. BEFORE AFTER My mom found a sprig similar to the color of the roof and that is how we matched the paint for the doors. We got paint similar to the color of the cedar siding to paint the garage doors. Mixing in some modern style light fixtures and door handles with the rustic exterior made this tiny house look a little more interesting. I am hoping next year I can work on the landscaping. We (mostly Matt) did a lot of clean up. We moved some rocks but nothing major this year. The interior is coming along. Mixing modern, Asian, and traditional styles with the rustic wood walls and finishes. It’s also officially fall, so I am attempting to …