Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas in the Breeze Way

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.   


Scientific Housewife said...

It looks so festive! I've always been scared about painting brick too but maybe you should just go for it!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

You did a great job decorating! I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I just love your tree!

As for painting the brick white - I say go for it! I have a friend who just painted her fireplace white (it goes all the way to the ceiling) and it looks fantastic. Really brightens up the room.

LizzieBeth said...

I love love love the garland! It reminds me of those older homes that are decorated for Christmas- like circa 1764 and there is garland and dried fruit. :)

Paint the brick. Just do it.


Janean said...

the little village is darling!!! i'd suggest painting the bricks white IF your woodwork will be painted white, otherwise your stained woodwork will stand out too much. :)

elizabeth said...

i love the look of brick painted white - hgtv does it all the time and it always looks great -
brightens the room too -
love how you decorated!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

It's looking great in there!

As for painting the brick, I think I would go for it! That, or paint the other walls a lighter color. I think it would bring a whole new life into your space.

Meg said...

Aw, that was so sweet of your husband! And the village looks amazing!!

I say go for it! I think it would look fantastic!

Carrie said...

We had a sunroom almost IDENTICAL to that in our first house. We painted the brick and never looked back. 100% difference!!! Note: it will take 4-5 coats to completely cover it, but once done... worth it!

Amanda said...

Nice job! The village and the tree are great. The breezeway will be fabulous when you have the floor all tiled and heated!

I think painting the brick white would be a great way to brighten up the room - but I also agree that maybe it would help if the doors and trim were also white? You may find that you need to make a few other changes once it's all said and done, but there's only one way to find out! :)

Jen @ homeinthecountry said...

The garland looks great! And I bet it smells great, too! Hope you had a wonderful meal!

I'd totally paint the brick. I think it will really brighten up the room.