As you all know, I have been starting my Christmas decor early this year, but mostly in areas of our home that don't get used on regular basis. That would include our "lodge."
In truth, it is our finished lower level and I just recently finished up a bit of a re-do down there that I have not yet shown you. My husband is an avid outdoors man and although I would love to see our basement go a different direction, I have decided to embrace the lodge look so that the poor guy at least has a say in one room, other than the garage! Since he is my go to guy for home projects, it's only fair! I am still waiting on a few things before you get the actual "reveal," but in the meantime, I will show you some of the seasonal decor that is being used this year.
The finished area of our lower level is broken up into three areas - a living space, a bar room and a (yet to be completed) bathroom. Below is part of a vignette in our bar. The pallet piece is actually a wine rack that I picked up awhile back at World Market. For a mass produced pallet project, this one is very authentic looking. I painted the wall with green chalk board paint and it has been fun, listing our cold beverages and other messages. I had planned on painting the wall with black chalk board paint, but accidentally brought home the green. Being a lazy bones, I decided to just go with it and, in the end, I like it so much better! I am excited to show you the rest of this wall soon.
This old firkin bucket will hold a little Christmas tree in the coming days, but in the meantime, a stuffed Santa is waiting patiently.
Our pub table holds a grouping of lodge items - a burlap wrapped tree, an old red lantern and a tree round. When our daughter was little, we used to vacation in Minocqua, WI and would often go to the lumberjack show in town. The kids could take a tree round for free and have the lumberjacks autograph them. Baby Bluebird loved that!
We have two of the autograph rounds and both were signed by "Sean Dog" the lumberjack. Who knew he would go on to appear on MTV's The Real World: Boston and currently is a Wisconsin Congressman? He married Rachel from The Real World: San Francisco and they have eight children. It is kind of fun that we know what became of this young man!
I am keeping this room low key and simple, like a true hunting lodge would be at the holidays. I love the vintage feel of the greens with the reindeer, framing an antique game board.
I hope to get a post up to reveal the re-do of this room soon and then follow up with the rest of the decor.
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