Hi everyone! I’m a little excited today! Seriously, It’s like Christmas Day over here! Why? Because I am finally able to share my “Mixed Metal” Christmas wonderland with you! Our little home all decorated for Christmas is on The Home Depot blog!
A couple months ago I was shocked to see an email inviting me to participate in The Home Depot Style Challenge. I was so excited to be a guest blogger but also to be a part of the Christmas edition of their style challenge! I mean, Christmas is my favorite! Even when I am normally on a budget I try to do as much as I can decoration wise around the house for the holiday. Lucky for me, this year The Home Depot was generous enough to send me everything I needed and more to Christmas-fy my home! Long story short I replied to the invitation with a heck yes and that’s when the fun began!
I was told I had been selected to decorate a tree for the challenge…..which was exactly what I wanted! I had no idea that meant I not only was going to receive a huge assortment of silver decorations and white lights BUT ALSO a brand new tree! At this point it was still November but definitely felt like Christmas!
I wasn’t sent any instructions on how to decorate or where to place things. They just asked for creativity and to use some of the décor in a non traditional way. I sat staring at the large amount of silver decorations and decided to use the beaded garland to make a Christmas chandelier! I thought it would be a fun way to bring a little more Christmas to the dining room. Even though The Home Depot only asked me to decorate a tree I always take everything too far and ended up decorating the tree, living room, mantel AND the dining room! Like I said, Christmas is my favorite and I have no control!
To add a second color to the decorations I incorporated copper. Copper and blush and rose gold are THE colors for Christmas this year and I am loving the mixed metal trend right now! To get that look, I went to The Home Depot and purchased copper pipe for the chandelier, copper spray paint for some of the extra ornaments and copper colored welding wire to wrap a set of antlers with.
Once the chandelier was finished the rest of the decorations were easy to put up. I was sent large lit spheres that reminded me of snowballs so I placed several in a basket and a few more on the mantel to brighten that space up. The two rooms are filled with garland and wreaths I also picked up from The Home Depot. I sprayed them all with a can of “Santa snow” to give everything that feeling of being a winter wonderland even though there isn’t a single snowflake outside yet.
The new tree is perfect! Its a flocked tree with snowy pinecones and white lights. I hung all the silver ornaments as well as the others I spray painted and I love the soft wintery feeling it gives the room. I always say I am going to add the color red every Christmas and then when it’s time to decorate my neutral loving heart just cant do it! Before you get upset and say I should have fun colors for my son, I should let you know he has his own tree in his room full of funky decorations like glittery hot dogs and dinosaurs in Santa hats. He’s a happy kid even though his mom is “allergic” to traditional holiday colors. 😉
Being a part of The Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge was exciting, a little nerve wracking (the pressure to not be terrible is real!) and such a fun experience! I know how lucky I am to be a part of it and to have my home beautifully decorated thanks to them. I hope you enjoy the post and photos I shared on their blog! While you are there be sure to look through all the other beautiful Christmas Posts from the other contributing bloggers! Such a creative group!
Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!