As I have mentioned before, I am having our Christmas Eve dinner in our breeze. Our dining room is just too small and I want everyone to sit together in one room. I am sure my dad and grandpa will bail and eat in front of the TV as usual. Men!
So, I thought I would show off how festive it looks!
Last weekend, Clint and I went to a wonderful florsit here called English Gardens. They had their garland on sale 50% off. It came to about $35. I just couldn't resist! I decided to use it in the breeze way to decorate along the ceiling. When I came home from work yesterday, Clint had put it up for me!
He put them along the ceiling, across from each other. It was the prefect touch! We had so much left over. So, I started cutting up the garland and used it is all over the room and house.
Please ignore the wrinkled curtains in the background. I had washed them last night, and now they are screamin' for a steamin'!
Clint loves Christmas Villages. My mom had given me some of her set for him to use. Lets just say he went nuts, but it looks awesome!
The ski hill is my favorite part. When we have children, I am sure it will be a hit with them. So far, just Kitty gets to enjoy it.
Over all, I love the feel of the room.
I do need a little advise though. After reading this post on Door Sixteen, I have been considering painting the brick in this room white. I am sure you noticed from my pictures, that the room can be a tad dark at times.
We use the room in the summer, more than the other seasons because the room is not heated. When it is possible, we are planning on tiling the floor and installing radiant heat flooring, so we can use this room all year round. It use to have cream carpet in it, but the dogs sure made a muddy mess of that. So, the carpet came out when we uncovered our hardwood floors. Unfortunately, this room does not have hardwood :-(.
My question is, should I paint the brick white? I like the idea of the contrast with the blue I painted, but am a little scared to commit to painting the brick.