Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Makeover

I have an older sister, and she is in a tough season of life right now.  Her husband is battling a rare cancer called Angio Carcinoma.  Which means that he had a huge tumor in his heart.  He had the tumor removed, but the surgeon had to remove 50% of his heart to get the job done.  I didn't even know that that was possible, and I probably wouldn't believe if it hadn't happened to my brother in law.

He owned his own roofing business, and she is a stay at home mom and school bus driver.  Needless to say money is tight, as he cannot work due to the weekly chemo treatments.

She really wanted this Christmas to be special, not knowing what the future holds. So the other day my mom, friend, and I went all commando on her house.  We decked it out in Christmas wonderful and I wanted to share with you some of the things that I made!

The colors that I chose for the makeover were chocolate and chartreuse.  Which should be my sisters signature colors in my opinion.
So I made two wreaths.  One for the front door, and one for between two windows in the sight line from the front door.  No I did not hot glue legs on the wreath, it is hard to get a picture of a glass door without being in the picture! :)
I made two center pieces for her table.  My mother whipped up a tablecloth, and I think that I will work on a table runner.  If only I had more hours in the day!!

I also fancied up a candle holder for her kitchen island.

I also made a couple of other cute things to go around the house.

But the real star of the show was the tree.  I have to assure you that it was stunning!!  The pictures don't do it justice.  I really want a new camera!  I hope Santa is listening!

And Yes!  I did make that tree topper.  Yay! hot glue.

The tutorials for these projects will follow.

If you are new here,  Thanks for looking!!  Feel free to leave me a comment, I love to read them while I wait between coats of spray paint!!


1 comment:

  1. I love all the decorations especially the three little silver Christmas trees.