- Salvaged Christmas Home Tour – Living Room
- Salvaged Christmas Home Tour Part 2
Welcome to our home for a salvaged Christmas home tour – budget style.
What in the world is a Salvaged Christmas Home Tour you ask?
Salvage = Finding stuff……junkin, thrifting, free pile, upcycled, dollar store, garage sale, flea market, discount store, clearance prices……and bringing it all together “salvaged style”.
For us, this is not only a budget thing, but it’s a resource thing. It’s a huge bummer to see so much good stuff go to waste!
Our home is filled with a mix of whatever we find along the way. Today, we will show you our salvaged living room.
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THE SALVAGED TREE STORY
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We decided we wanted a smaller tree than the one that was given to us as it was really too big for our space.
After researching many a tree, discouragement set in. In case you weren’t aware, Christmas trees are expensive.
This year, while at a grocery discount store, there was a cheap tree……Isn’t that where you look for your Christmas tree?
The goal was to have a flocked tree so we sprayed the tree with the snow/flock spray (follow proper handling and instructions). It’s not as thick as a flocked tree, but it did give it a nice little dusting of snow.
Probably if we used another can it would have been thicker.
Salvage Notes – You can actually find bargain trees at thrift stores, Craigslist, and free piles.
Some things to consider – Smells (pet, smoke, etc) and lights (if it’s pre-lit and being sold..there is a good chance the lights don’t work-test them if you can). In our case, this tree was actually a pretty good little tree however it needed a little more assembly than a typical fake tree.
Now having a pretty tree can really set the framework up-and some trees are so pretty they need very little décor.
If yours is more of a Charlie Brown version, have no fear. You can jazz it up.
We made some ornaments, like this Farmhouse Fireplace Ornament, purchased some at a thrift store (keeping in mind the theme), and used what we had for the rest (sprigs are great to get at after Christmas sales.)
OTHER SALVAGED DECOR
The wreath on the window was from Goodwill ($3.99). We save ribbon, yep we are THOSE people, and keep them for times like this.
The red and white quilt pillow was a heavily discounted item as it has a small stain on it.
The sled and skates were from a yard sale ($5 each).
As we have mentioned before, chalkboards are a great way to change up the décor without buying something new each season. This one was purchased at a consignment shop (and was on sale).
The door was from Habitat for Humanity, ReStore.
The banner, above the TV, was a dollar spot item from fall. It was just reversed and may or may not get some additional bling. For now, it’s just simple. You can see a little more of a holiday flair that was added to it to make it double duty here.
Filling one of the glass lanterns with ornaments is an easy item to add to your holiday home.
When you are on a very tight budget, don’t worry, you can still have a salvaged Christmas.
MORE CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION
- Decorative Painted Farmhouse Christmas Books
- 20 DIY Tissue Paper Christmas Crafts
- Charger Plate Christmas Craft
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