All is Merry and Bright!

It is time for the big studio reveal!  Just a few days ago, I posted about decorating an adorable space for Christmas and it is now done.  I think I need some toothpicks in my eyes to keep myself awake as I have been thinking and dreaming non-stop about this decorating for the last several days.  When I haven’t been thinking about it, I have been putting the pieces together, cutting ribbon, stringing lights, covering myself and everything else in glitter, and having a holly jolly time.

When I set to work creating a space, I try to envision what I want it to look like when it is done, but most of the time, I just go with the flow and let inspiration take over.  I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted for this space, but when you are working on a very limited budget and trying to use as much thrift store goodness as you can, you have to learn to be creative and improvise.  I find my inspiration while perusing the shelves and aisles of the local thrift stores and big box stores.  I rarely buy anything that is already created, but instead find bits and pieces of things that I can put together in whatever why the spirit moves.  I prefer originals instead of something right out of the box!

When I walked into the studio a couple of days ago to start the decorating this is what it looked like…

Studio Before Studio Before2 Studio Before3 Studio Before4 Studio Before5 Studio Before6

Because of the bright colors in the space, I decided to use equally bright Christmas decor.  Traditional red and green just would not work in this place!  To make it pop, I went away from the traditional green tree to a much more whimsical all white tree.  And I am so glad I did.  The bright colors pop right off the tree and add so much drama.  To say I am in love with this tree is a complete understatement!

Are you ready for this?  I am so excited to reveal this!  I wish you could all see it in person because it is so much fun, but pictures will have to suffice…

Studio After3 Studio After5 Studio After Studio After6 Studio After7 Studio After2 Studio After4

Seriously, that white tree is amazing!  I had no idea when I bought it at Wal-mart for $40.00 just how much I would love it, but I LOVE IT!!

Want the grand total of what I spent on EVERYTHING?

This includes the tree, all decor, ornaments, art, a door wreath, and ALL!

$189.60!!!

Tomorrow I will show pictures of all the detail shots from the space so you can get up close and personal with all the goodies :)

 

 

 

 

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