Prepping for Christmas Guests…

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So since finishing my kitchen remodel, I was looking to get a new kitchen table & a new hutch/buffet of some sort. I started my search on craigslist & found the exact table that I was looking for! Its a round pedestal table and has a built-in leaf so that I can seat more people when we have company. I got the table and four chairs for $100!
The chairs shown in these pictures are my chairs from our old table which I decided to use instead of the chairs that came with the table. The chairs that came with the table are currently sitting in my garage on standby for when I need some extra seating. After finding the table I was looking for, I then had to paint it & and the chairs to match my kitchen cabinets….
And this is what it looks like now….
Then I was on to looking for a new buffet or hutch to replace my old one. I again looked on craigslist, but had no luck. I then went to our downtown area here in our small town & visited a couple of our antique/resale shops and came across this….
It was perfect!

Perfect size….perfect style….perfect price! I bought this buffet for $60.00! And of course, I couldn’t leave it as it was, I had to paint it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

I love all the little details on this buffet, including the hardware. I also love the feet! It turned out exactly how I pictured!

Now with the new table & buffet painted and looking gorgeous, I had to decorate! I wanted to add a little Christmas cheer & get ready for our guests…
Here is what I came up with….
A couple of trees, some greenery, & twinkling lights…MAGIC!
Also bought that oval mirror to go above the buffet….compliments of Hobby Lobby!

I know my little sign is hard to read in these pics, but in person I swear it is ADORABLE! It spells out “Merry Christmas.” I got this idea off of Thrifty Decor Chick’s sight, click on the link to check out her version… It is such a cute & simple little project!

This lamp is temporarily on loan from my bedroom…it looks really cute here in the mean time…lol! Gotta get a new lamp for this spot!

Love this lantern! Got a pair of these last year and used them for outdoor decorating…this year I decided to bring them in the house to enjoy! Just added a candle, some greenery, and a few Christmas balls!

Created this centerpiece with all things I already had laying around the house…turned out kinda cute considering…

So this is where we will be spending our Christmas Eve, and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be my first year hosting! Kitchen decorated….check! Tomorrow I will be baking some yummy treats for the party! ๐Ÿ™‚
Hope you all are taking time this Christmas to enjoy the holiday! Don’t get too caught up in all the hussle & bussle!
Tis the season to enjoy time with family!
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  1. I feel like I’m looking inside Martha Stewart’s home! It is gorgeous, Tonya. It’s obvious you’ve been a busy little bee and the results are fantastic. Congratulations on a job well done and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. BTW, I love the pictures you’re new camera takes and I think I’m going to have to get one. The difference in the quality of the pictures is amazing!! We still miss you at work but it’s great to be able to keep up with you on your blogs ๐Ÿ™‚ Pam Sparling

  2. The kitchen looks awesome. I know youve worked really hard to get that the way you wanted it. It has paid off and I am proud to say I get to wake up to that every morning!! Congrats babe on a job well done. Love you.

  3. WOW Girl you that is unbelievable what you have done to your kitchen. Your ideas are great. Well being a stay at home mom has paid off.You have found your talent,you get to stay home with the kids an your a decorator!


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