Christmas Decor

I added a few more touches to the mantle decor for my client and wanted to show you how it came out! 

My client’s family loves to read and they have a book box that gets constant use! (Totally going to copy this idea by the way!) 

The stain on the box just didn’t match the rest of her decor so I gave it a facelift! 


I sanded it down, and did a whitewash on the outside. I was worried that the paint may stick to the books if I used it on the inside of the box, so instead I stained the wood a nice grey. I also “washed” the grey stain over the paint on the outside of the box to distress it a little. It was a really quick, simple project. 


I found the star years ago at Home Goods. It was black and I forgot to take a picture before I spray painted it. Doesn’t it look amazing in white? Funny story: I bought the star when we lived in Vegas, and later, I hung it on the outside of our home in Colorado. For some reason, people would ask if we were from Texas because we had a star on the outside of our home! Back then I never dreamed that one day, I would actually live in Texas! 

Ok, back to the mantle: I found the metal tree at a flea market. It was getting lost on her stone fireplace, so I sprayed that white as well! 



I found the white trees and spray at one of my favorite decor stores. The “peace” letters are actually stocking holders that my client had in her decor!  I just love how the little touches of white pop and brighten up the mantle while still feeling fresh and rustic! 

I was so lucky to get to decorate this little corner! 

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