Merry Christmas, and welcome to our home! We love to decorate our house for Christmas, and we enjoy inviting friends and family to come for a visit.
This year we did a major remodeling project, opening up our living room, dining room, and kitchen into one room. We started planning the project last spring and just finished the final details this month! We added built-in bookshelves and an electric fireplace for cozy atmosphere in the living room area.
Scott is very handy, and we are thrifty, so we put in the vinyl flooring ourselves. He also did most of the electrical and lighting work. We hired help with the sheetrock and painting, and then found two young men who are are carpenters-in-training to help with with some of other work, including new stairs and railings.
I searched Facebook Marketplace for some furniture I could refinish or paint, and found a dining table, desk, filing cabinet, ottoman, rolling kitchen island, recliner, and console table for the entry landing. (above) We waited for the Labor Day Sale to purchase our two new couches and dinging room chairs and hutch.
We considered getting new cabinets for the kitchen, but after a couple estimates, we decided to have them painted white instead. We’re pleased with the updated color and the way it brightens up that space.
There’s more room in the kitchen, and that makes it easier to prepare meals and have friends and family join us. We’re looking forward to our first family gathering in this newly remodeled space during the week between Christmas and New Years.
The Christmas tree fits nicely in that corner ,and when we take it down we’ll finish hanging art on the wall there. Our Christmas tree is a “memory tree” filled with ornaments from our travels and ornaments that are gifts from friends and family.
We hope you enjoyed your visit! Scott and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. May you be blessed with God’s peace of heart and mind as you celebrate Jesus’s birth this Christmas!
Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading!