Friday, December 23, 2011

Primitive & Proper

Happy Friday before Christmas!  Are you ready?  I am!  Woo-hoo!  I think I'm more excited than the kids this year.

This is just our second Christmas in this home, and I hope there will be many more.  Today I'm sharing one of my favorite diy projects that I completed just before our first Christmas here over at my friend Cassie's blog, Primitive & Proper.  Hop on over there to find out how I made my dreams of a white Christmas come true last year!

If you've never been to Cassie's blog before, you are in for a real treat!

She's amazing!  Her furniture projects are always so inspiring.  I especially love the dresser, pictured above, that she painted for her guest room.  Watching her transform her new house into a home has been so much fun, and I can't wait to see more!

The stripes she painted in her dining room have me seriously drooling!

I am in love with her fireplace makeover too!

Cassie is one of the most genuine bloggers, and I'm beyond thrilled to call her my real life friend!  We got to meet each other in person this last summer, and we're hoping we get to meet up again this summer!  Our families just so happen to vacation in the same place - small world!  Anyhow, go say hi and see if you can guess which project I'm posting about over there.  

I hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas!  Please don't shoot your eye out, and remember the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

I just finished wrapping all the gifts.  Now I get to sit back, watch a million Christmas movies, and snuggle up with my babies.

P.S. Don't forget to buy batteries!  If anything you bought needs batteries get them now or you'll forget and it'll be such a bummer - ask me how I know this.  ;)


  1. so glad to have you as a guest!
    and thank YOU so much for all the kind words! so glad to have met you, carmel- you are a beautiful person inside and out.
    merry christmas to you and your family!

  2. Ha! Your batteries advice is awesome : )

    Yes, love Cassie, love her blog, love her (new!) home. But most of all, I love her! You're right, such a genuine person. The best kind!

    So a merry merry Christmas to the both of you, Carmel and Cassie!! xox

  3. Who doesn't love Cassie? She is so sweet! Merry Christmas Carmel to you and your family!

  4. Love how the whitewash looks, great job! Found you on Primitive and Proper. :) I'm also living in Lexington! Wouldn't it be fun to do some sort of bloggers get together?! I've always thought so but don't have enough readers to orchestrate something like that. Just a thought! Merry Christmas!

  5. Hi Carmel
    what a Lovley Post :)
    and do not miss...



    It´s fun :)
    and I wish you a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS my Friend
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  6. Merry Christmas Carmel!!! Hope it's a great one :)

  7. I really love striped walls. Haven't tried them in my own home, but they are so perfect in this dining room! Enjoy your Christmas!

  8. Hi friend! Yes, we forgot a battery this year. BIG mistake. HUGE. Her projects really are amazing. I keep looking around to see where I can paint horizontal stripes around a room! Merry Christmas. I hope it was wonderful!!


Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C


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