I’m happy to announce that I just completed the Holiday Design Challenge for Del Mar Fans. As you remember, I chose to decorate the entryway of a family member’s home and it was so much fun!
I was so excited when I unwrapped the Murray Feiss Modello table lamp sent to me by Del Mar. It’s festive, and it instantly brightened up the dark wood door and table.
The style of the home is traditional, so I chose to keep the elements classic, but punch it up a notch with a blue, white and metallic color scheme. ResourcesTurquoise Blue Shiny Ball Ornaments •  Silver Mesh RibbonSilver Trim Wire Ribbon • Florals
To complement the table lamp, I refinished a wood side chair using Rust-Oleum® Satin Enamel Spray Paint in Shell White.
Using medium (80-100) grit sandpaper, I gave the chair a good rub down to remove the finish and prepare it for the paint. I suggest using a spray grip to ensure that your coats are even. Plus, you won’t have a sore finger from pressing down on the paint can trigger.
Here’s a quick DIY that anyone can do. Purchase gift bags and turn them into instant art! Two little girls live at this house, and I wanted to add a youthful touch. I found these two cute bags with holiday illustrations on them for $1.99 each.
Carefully trim the edges off and use a cutting knife to remove the handles. Slide them into pre-matted picture frames and presto! Holiday art.

Thanks so much to Del Mar for including me in the Style Challenge. Since I’m in the process of moving, this gave me the holiday decorating fix that I needed. =) Be sure to head on over to their Bright Ideas Blog and check out the entryways of the other bloggers participating.

*This post is sponsored by Del Mar Fans & Lighting. Opinions are my own.

Home for the Holidays Style Challenge

I’m so excited to be one of the bloggers chosen to participate in the Del Mar Fans HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Style Challenge. As you may already know from following this blog, I absolutely LOVE decorating for the holidays. I was more than ecstatic when Del Mar challenged me to include their beautiful Feiss Modello Table Lamp in a holiday decorated entryway.

Isn’t the lamp super cute? The snowflake motif instantly had me inspired and full of ideas.

Unfortunately my space doesn’t have a large entryway, so I chose to decorate a family member’s home. I can’t wait to transform it and share a few simple DIYs that you can translate to your own space.

So please check back often as I’ll be sharing my progress and in a few weeks I’ll reveal the finished entryway. Also visit the Del Mar Fans Bright Ideas Blog for inspiration and decor ideas.

*This post is sponsored by Del Mar Fans & Lighting. Opinions are my own.

Home Depot’s Holiday Style Challenge

I had such a blast participating in the Home Depot Holiday Style Challenge. Go HERE to check out my finished space!

I know a lot of fellow apartment dwellers feel discouraged when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Your space is too small for a tree, you have to work around mediocre finishes, or you’d just rather wait to decorate your future amazing house. Don’t fret! Decorate away!! Your apartment is your home, and you should make it feel as such. A few quick tips when decorating a rental is to use small thumb tacks instead of nails. The holes can easily be filled with white tooth paste or spackling paste. For larger pieces of art, use an easel instead of mounting on the wall. If there’s no room for a large tree, try a smaller tree on a table top or in front of a fireplace. They key is to think outside of the box. You may have to be a little creative but you can definitely make your home feel festive and full of cheer. Happy Holidays!


And a special thank you to my friends Cerissa, Garland, Kelli, Karie, Gina and Tammi for all of your help!

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