If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen a little somthin' happening around these parts, that we all get pretty excited about...
The kids got to decorating their tree with Cason in the basement on Sunday, and have been talking Christmas ever since; I love it!
I know that there are two types of people who are going to see this.
Type #1 - "YAY! Christmas decorations, music and cheer! I'm so happy it's almost here!"
Type #2 - "Seriously? Why don't these crazies wait till at least after Thanksgiving... I mean, that's a holiday too, jeesh!"
Ha! I've already seen the backlash from other bloggers' posts about trees and Christmas decor, so I guess it's just inevitable... right? Some people do Christmas really early, while others have traditions of decorating trees the day after Thanksgiving.
For us... we just start pulling out Christmas whenever we feel like it. There's never a specific date or time, but I DO tend to do things earlier than most, so I can share all (or as much as I can) of my ideas with our readers before THEY start really decorating... does this make sense? I guess it just comes with the "job", and to be honest, I actually love Christmas decor up during Thanksgiving. It always makes it feel more cozy, and just means that in the end, I get to relax and enjoy all my hard work and pretty stuff for that much longer!
This year, one of my first projects for Christmas decorating upstairs, has been to tackle something that I've been wanting to do for a while now. It's sort of crazy, super fun and totally me...
A GOLD POLKA DOT accent wall! whoohoo!
Our beadboard wall in the living room served as the perfect "grid" for free handing these polka dots. I had no patience for making perfectly straight lines or digging through tools out in the garage to find a laser level (or to discover after looking for 30 minutes that we don't even own one... because honestly at this very moment, I have no idea if we actually do or not), so I just eyeballed the polka dots placement.
Obviously I chose gold for this project, but you can go with any color you want, we've made every shade available for purchase, so go nuts! These 3 inch polka dot decals come in a 40 count set over in our House of Smiths Design Shop.
I did have Emberly as my little helper, because even though this technique moves really quickly, having someone hand you polka dots off the paper makes things go even faster.
Our beadboard wall space measures about 13ft x 5ft and so according to the sheets we sell in our shop, we used 6 total.
When I got to spots that had outlets or light switches I just simply cut around them with an x-acto knife.
I LOVE that these decals look like wallpaper, yet only took about 25 minutes to apply. I know I put them up for Christmas, but I'm seriously loving them so much just with my everyday stuff!I'm excited to start implementing all of the little things I've gathered for my Christmas decor this year into my space. It's going to be a bit different than what some of you might expect, and actually. WAY different than what I had had in mind too... (more on that story later).
For now, I'm just going to be playing with my new wall as much as I possibly can while it's here. With yesterdays sunlight pouring in our windows, a white & gold polka dot backdrop and this angelic 7 year olds sweet face... I'm completely in Heaven.