By Basia Alicia Powell
By Basia Alicia Powell
Sometimes what you are looking for is right in front of you, but all it needs is a fresh coat of paint. I love redecorating and spring time has that effect on me. I love switching things up with my home with each season. The hardest season for me is winter. I feel like winter stifles my creativity. Like the trees my lraves fall off and then spring brings back the colors. At the start of each new season, I change textures, colors of walls, rugs, throw pillows, planters and furniture the list goes on.
Recently, I have been trying to do this on a budget. (You know, a girl has to watch her coins, chile). Anyways, I have developed the hobby of remodeling and updating some furnishings. It starts with a fresh coat of paint in the right color. You will be amazed at how this can change the look of your entire room, in a good way.
On this occasion, I chose to change the color of one of my shelving units in my dining room. Truthfully, I have never loved the color of the item. I bought it grey and I got a good deal on. I love a deal! What influenced my decision to purchase was due to the functionality of this particular furniture piece. It is very versatile and can be used almost anywhere, like the livingroom, dining room, bedroom, deck, patio or kitchen. It can be used as a book shelf, to store plants, picture frames, dishes, vases, dishes, shoes ,handbags and the list goes on.
For a long time I have been trying to decide on the right color for this unit and I think I have figured it out. I chose a blue/green color to compliment the accent wall in my dining room and I am quite pleased with the end result. Take a look.
What a difference a little bit of color makes. What was once unnoticeable is now the first thing you notice when you walk into the room. Amazing💖
I can say without a doubt that Christmas is my favorite holiday. Is it just me though, or would you say that Christmas came back faster than usual this year? I am not complaining. I need some peace and joy in my life. After all, “It’s the season to be jolly.” Based on what we have all been through this year, Christmas cannot arrive fast enough for me.
This year I decided to decorate our home on the day of Halloween. Yes, I did that. Sorry Halloween lovers, but 2020 felt like it was Halloween all year, so I needed Christmas to come through early. As such, we decorated earlier this year.
Christmas decorating is no easy decision in our home. Serious thought is given to the theme each year, We must first decide on the colors. This year, I decided to get two indoor Christmas trees. One in the family room, and the other in the dining. We want it to be a very Merry Christmas, so we are doing it bigger than usual in 2020. For the family room the colora are ivory, gold, green and bronze. I even incorporated a non Christmas light green garland with gold beads on the fire place mantle , with a gold garland and miniature trees along the mantle.
Now for the dining room‼️
My dining room is my pride and joy. You know I love to cook, but it is equally important for me to have my table set right. For the dining area, I went with different shades of blue and silver accents to accentuate the blue accent wall. I also included blue hydrangeas in a large vase, (love fresh flowers) fine china, and silver candelabras. I also went with a white Christmas tree, instead of the slightly frosted green I chose for the family room.
Of course, I could not forget my gigantic red poinsettias I usually buy every year, from Costco.
I love my garden. Gardening is very therapeutic for me. At Christmas time, it is a big deal for us to add lights to the trees. I also added gold beads to a plant, a lit garland around our front door, black lanterns filled with red and gold bulbs, red poinsettias for the staircase. And of course some rain deers in the garden.
I enjoyed decorating earlier this year. My family and I needed to lift our spirits. We are so grateful to be alive. Hope you enjoy my Basiahome Christmas Vlog 2020.
Have a Merry Christmas when it comes.
Here is our Christmas Vlog