Today I’m sharing how I decorated my fireplace for Christmas and the holidays. It’s rustic and cozy and perfect for chilly Arizona nights.
Thanks for stopping by! ~ Lisa
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $200 Difficulty: Medium
The main focal point of the fireplace place is the elk print. Last year I was looking for a painting for the mantel that would go with my winter rustic decor. It had to be pretty large to make a statement along with the fireplace. I looked and couldn’t find an affordable print under $150 for the size that I needed. I was at Goodwill when it dawned on me that I could repurpose a canvas into a print. Not that much of a revelation since I have been repurposing things all my life but when I saw a super large canvas, I knew I had to get it.
I purchased this huge canvas from $24.00!! Much less than a craft store and it was framed, even better. Here’s what it looked like “Before”. A southwest print in pinks and some green too.
I asked my girlfriend if she could paint an elk on it, I gave her an example and painted it for me. It was perfect and exactly what I envisioned. The original had different colors than mine, I needed her to use colors that would blend with my decor, brown, tan, gray, cream and white. This was what the fireplace looked like last year. Christmas 2016.
Here’s another a closeup of the print. The previous print had a lot of texture in the painting so my friend evened it out through the entire canvas. She is so talented! We all need friends like her!
Every year I change the decor so this time I added two lanterns on each side of the print.
Here’s a view on the stockings. I love to add different textures to my decor, especially soft and cozy fur. Every year I have used real garland but even before Christmas day, I was cleaning up dried needles and messes everyday, this year I tried to find the most real looking garland I could find and added two strands and added a little more color with sprigs of berries.
A closeup of a stocking and the details of our fireplace. I love the design of the fireplace because I can add decor full of sparkle and shine or rustic pieces like these and it makes everything look good.
I use the antlers, the fur pillow, antique basket and sheep skin in my home all year round so I rounded them up and added them to the hearth for more of a natural look.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of my Christmas fireplace decor and I hope it inspires you to repurpose items to make them affordable for your own design style, just like I did with the elk print.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. You can also see my Christmas fireplace decor from last year (2016), HERE for more inspiration.