I’m excited to share with you one more place that I polished up for Christmas. This is the sideboard in the dining room. This room is going to be completely updated after Christmas so I wanted to see it decorated for the holidays one last time. We are planning to add hardwood floors, a new window, new chandelier, do moldings under the chair rail and paint all the trim white. I would be happy to just get the carpet out of this room!
I set the sideboard up for entertaining because we use it throughout the holidays that way.
If you read my blog, you already know that I like to paint everything. Most of my old decorations have undergone a makeover this year and are now white. But somethings just aren’t practical to paint, like decorations that have been hot glued to wreaths.
An example are the little wreaths that are hanging next to the mirror in this room. They had shiny gold painted flowers and pine cones permanent attached when I bought them. There was no way to paint them without getting paint all over the green parts too so I wasn’t going to use them at all. Then, cruising the aisles at Michael’s I saw a can of snow spray. Once I got home, I gave each of the wreaths a light coat of “snow”, focusing mainly on the gold parts. When it was dry, I dusted off the spray that got on the greenery. Even though the gold isn’t completely covered, it was enough to take the shine off.
The rustic burlap and cotton bolls against the mercury glass really makes it shine. I love how the green is reflected in the glass. What do you think?