Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

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Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

This year, I decided it was high time to take you on a Do Dodson Designs Christmas home tour. I wanted to do this for the last few years but didn’t feel our home was ready for a tour. Then I took a step back and decided to go for it because it’s not about perfection and being magazine-worthy, it’s about inspiring others.

From our house to yours, Merry Christmas!

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Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

Come on in, and welcome to our home! This year has been a year of changes, that’s for sure. We started in January 2021 with the exterior of our home and painted our RED bricks. I thought my husband was going to have a spell. But after it was all done, he admitted that he liked the change. Those guys and their bricks. It’s almost as bad as painting wood.

It made such a massive difference in the look that we decided it was time to take our DIY updates indoors. And that’s just what we did.

You know that saying, “one project leads to another?” It’s true! But now, our Do Dodson Designs Christmas home tour means even more to us. The upgrades to our builder-grade home are getting us closer to our wannabe modern farmhouse. It’s about 90% complete, and we plan on updating the bathrooms this next year.

The first thing we did was remove all the carpet and replace it with ceramic tile. The tile looks like wood but has the durability of tile. We couldn’t be happier with its performance. Having three rescue pups that have the run of our home is a challenge in itself, but we love them nonetheless.

Missing from the photo is #OHTALLULAH, AKA the Diva Chihuahua. She was taking a nap and couldn’t be bothered with a photo.

But Lexi, AKA Louise, and Bud were happy to pose as long as I promised multiple snacks.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

Our Entry way – Naked Christmas Tree

As you enter our home, you’ll notice a narrow entryway. We struggled to find a tree that would fit the space. Thank goodness I found this fantastic 9ft foot pre-lite skinny tree.

Our ceilings are 10 ft throughout our home, so this tree was perfect. I love the feeling I get when we walk through the door.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

If you peep around the corner to the right, you’ll see our dining area. It’s the most fun of all the spaces in our home for a very good reason. The WALL! I’ll be showing you more a bit later in the home tour.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

And just on the other side of that naked tree is a roadside find! My home is filled with them! Yep, one of the many treasures that I found curbside on one of my Sunday long walks. This day I walked 20-miles, and boy did I score big time! CLICK HERE to see what it looked like before the makeover.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

That’s Not All – Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

Our home wasn’t the only makeover and remodel of 2021. Guess what, or should I say who got a makeover? Or should I say a DO-over? 😁

As of today, I am healthier than I have been in a very long time. I’ve dropped 50lbs, and currently, I’m training for a walking marathon scheduled for some time in January 2022. I’ll be sharing more about it after I complete my challenge. #moveyourbody

Hubby has a hard time keeping up with me now. Bring on the next project!

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

Fireplace Upgrade – Makeover

You know I’m going to add my touch to everything in our home. Why not?

Our fireplace was a boring traditional style (don’t hate me because I’m different) that wasn’t working for me. I think I finally decided on a style that is timeless in my modern farmhouse setting. CLICK HERE to see how I created this amazing chippy paint look. Give me all the chippy goodness!

And CHECK OUT these adorable pine cone gnomes—a cute and easy way to add a touch of whimsy to your Christmas mantel. One of my many DIY Christmas crafts.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stocking were hung by the chimney with care in the hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

Clement Clarke Moore
Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Fireplace Makeover

Rug Source: Boutique Rugs CLICK HERE to see more beautiful rugs.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - fur Christmas stockings

Dining Area – Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

I get questions all the time about my “chalkboard wall.” I designed this wall for staging my furniture makeovers, but it often gets used as a creative outlet. I’m still a child at heart and when I feel the need to “color” I grab my colored chalk and let my mind go where ever it wants.

This year when my daughter-in-law asked if she could write on my wall at our annual Christmas get-together, I ran to get the chalk and eraser. She is uber-talented with such a creative mind. I guess that’s why we click!

This was the result of her artistic talent.

I LOVE this string of oversized Christmas lights. It’s so festive and a good scale for this massive wall.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

And what would a Do Dodson Christmas Home Tour be without kiss-tletoe? Isn’t my daughter-in-law clever? I told you she was creative!

The smiles, giggles, and eye-rolling were just precious as friends and family members stood under it to pose for a photo. We made so many memories that night, and I have already secured a promise from my daughter-in-law that she would come back next year and create another fantastic Christmas chalkboard wall art design.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Chalkboard Wall
Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Chalkboard Wall Art
Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Dining Room

The table in our dining area is a family heirloom that belonged to my hubby’s Grandmother. Solid mahogany and boy is it heavy. We keep tri-dolly casters under each leg so that we can move them for easy cleaning and when I need to stage furniture from the wall. The dollys are removed whenever we have family and friends over.

Of course, the table got a makeover too. To see the table makeover, before and after, CLICK HERE.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Dining Room Table Decor

Pine cones, wood beads, beautiful fabric, chunky candles, and a dough bowl. It’s a quick way to decorate a table for Christmas. The lovely Santa belonged to my Mother-in-law that passed away last year. I used a glass cloche and some dried hydrangeas from my garden to add pops of my favorite green.

Master Bedroom – Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

Cozy, clean, and peaceful is the look and feel in our master bedroom. This was the last room that we updated, and I don’t understand why I waited so long.

To add a splash of Christmas red, I added one of my Mom’s hand quilted masterpieces to the foot of our bed. I’m so blessed to have many quilts from my Mom and Grandma. I cherish them and use them to decorate my spaces often. You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl. My country roots run deep and you’ll see it splashed all around our home.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Master Bedroom Christmas Quilt
Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Antique Sideboard

The plan was to hang wreaths from the sliding barn door window coverings. Guess that will have to wait until the following year. Time just got away this year. Wouldn’t that look great?!

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Sliding Barn Door Window Coverings

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Sliding Barn Door Window Coverings

A tiny Christmas tree tucked in the corner again added the right amount to Christmas without overdoing it.

The nightstands were also a redo. CLICK HERE to see how I added a modern look to the drawer fronts.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Sliding Barn Door Window Coverings

I purchased a few snowflake pillow slips from Amazon to add to my bedding that will easily transition from Christmas to the winter months.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Master Bedroom
Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Master Bedroom

And the modern canvas wall art looks close enough to a snowflake for me. LOL, I love all the neutral tones in this room.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Master Bedroom

Holiday Kitchen – Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour

Our kitchen also had some updates and a few significant additions. The biggest was adding this shiplap accent wall that wraps around the passthrough into the kitchen and the backsplash.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Shiplap Accent Walls
Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Shiplap Accent Walls

Updating the cabinet doors with new modern farmhouse hardware pulls made a huge difference in the overall feel of this space. A modern touch.

And those mini Christmas wreaths made me so happy when I hung them from the cabinet doors. It’s a quick and easy way to decorate your kitchen cabinets for Christmas. CLICK HERE to see the trick I used to hang them without making holes in my wood cabinet doors.

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour - Mini Wreaths For Kitchen Cabinets

Tiny Christmas trees were spread throughout our home. Again, I love the naked Christmas tree. No ornaments, no lights, just a beautiful green tree in its natural state.

Drop cloth curtains - Modern Farmhouse Update

That farmhouse sink? I had to beg for it. I’ve always wanted one and we found a drop-in farmhouse kitchen sink that allowed us to use the existing countertops. That saved us a lot of money!

After it was all said and done, my hubby is as proud of our kitchen as I am. He’s in it all the time!

Shiplap Accent Wall And Backsplash

Because our kitchen is small and lacks cabinet space, we opted to use those 10ft ceilings to our advantage and used a vintage ladder rack to hang our pots and pans from. It works! Thank goodness we are both tall.

Mini Wreaths For Kitchen Cabinets

Our kitchen is small, that’s for sure. Someday we hope to venture out and build a custom home with a gourmet kitchen. How nice would that be to have a space to cook in where we don’t do the bumpty bump?

But somehow, we manage to cook, clean, and serve our big family of 20+ and growing.

Meet Me Under The Kiss-tletoe

Do Dodson Designs Chalkboard Wall

LOL, meet me under the kiss-tletoe, and I’ll tell you no lies. Here is one of the episodes of eye-rolling I was telling you about. But Mr. Honey Do didn’t miss a beat. He always plays along.

We sure did enjoy our Christmas with our family and especially have enjoyed sharing our first-ever Do Dodson Designs Christmas Home Tour 2021 with you. We consider you family too.

As always, we would love to hear from you in the comment section below, or just let us know you stopped by.

We want to thank you all for a fantastic year and can’t wait to share even more in 2022.

From the Dodson Family to yours, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.



  1. I love it all!! From the entry to the bedroom. So pretty, Do. Can’t wait to see it in person. #2022texas

    Merry ChristmasπŸŽ„ Love you, my friend.

  2. Do, I love your home. Everything is so beautiful. Love that tile floor that looks like wood. The chalkboard wall with the drawings are so adorable. Loved everything!

  3. Such a beautiful home! Your hard work has really paid off! Really curious about your floors. We pulled our carpets up this summer. Looking to put in wood look tile. Yours is amazing. Can you share any details?

    1. Thanks, Mindy! We love the tile floors. We purchased the tile from Home Depot (links in this blog post) and hired an outside contractor to do the work. The existing tile in some areas had to be removed before the new tile could go in. It was a messy job, but I would do it all again. You’ll love the durability of the tiles. You can always add area rugs if your feet get cold. I hope this helps. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

  4. Jest beautiful! You’ve sure got a natural β€˜knack’ for decorating! If I tried to use fabric on my table, it would look like laundry piled up πŸ™„ Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Merry Christmas.

    1. Hi Jackie! Thanks for stopping by. You are always so kind. The fabric is easy to work with, and I’m sure you could make it look great too. Try it! Merry Christmas! xo πŸ™‚

  5. Your home is gorgeous Do! I love every bit!! That canvas wall art really got my attention too. I’ll be checking out that post. Pinned this post! Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with all of us! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Cindy! So glad you stopped by. I watched your Youtube home tour on my big screen tv today. I enjoyed it very much. Your home is beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing all the projects from Christmases past. Merry Christmas, friend! πŸ™‚ xo

  6. Everything looks so pretty, Do! I love your bedroom and all the beautiful touches. Merry Christmas!!! 🎁🌲

  7. I love your bedroom window coverings and the β€œheadboard” wall. I need to do a bedroom makeover. Always inspiring me. Merry Christmas!

  8. Do, you look fantastic! Congratulations on your goal of losing weight and taking care of yourself. Thank you so much for walking us through your beautiful home. I especially loved seeing your two Fur Babies. I am an Animal Person. I am loving Mama to 3 wee precious Dogs that are my entire life and being. You are so gifted in your DIY ideas. I loved everything you showed us throughout your home. We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year! Loving warm hugs sent to you from us here in Ontario Canada xoxoxoxo

    1. Hi Brenda! Thanks so much for joining us. We love our fur babies too. I’m sending you warmer hugs from Texas with a balmy 80 degrees behind it. It’s crazy warm here for this time of year. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ xo

  9. Merry Christmas Donna!! Your house looks fabulous as do you. Thank you for sharing your home with me. Next time I will bring wind. Haha

  10. Merry Christmas Blessings to you and yours! I’m so glad you decided to share your talent here on the www! This post is the best yet!

    1. Awe that is so kind of you to say, Dorothy. I love sharing, and I hope to inspire others to create a space that they love. Blessings to you. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ xo

    1. Hi Leianne!
      I found this stone-washed linen spread on Etsy. Because I wanted it to hang to the floor, I had it custom-made to size, but they make other size options. The quality is outstanding. It’s lightweight so that I can use it all year round. Email me at [email protected] and I’ll share the link with you. πŸ™‚

  11. Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home for the holidays. Bringing your style throughout your home has been fun to watch. Wishing you and your family a blessed 2022. May you find treasures on every corner and your creative juices continue to flow all the year through.

    1. You made my day, Joanne! Every corner! Thank you so much for reading my blogs and supporting Do Dodson Designs. Blessing to you and your family. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ xo

  12. Looks very nice!!! Are you still over by the Beverlys or did you move? Say Hello to Sky and the family. If you’re close by please text me 9723029332 your address and Christi and I might drop in

    1. Hi Todd! Happy New Year to y’all! I moved to town 15 years ago. Not far just inside the city limits of Canton. I would love to visit one weekend you’re in town.

  13. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! You also look fabulous. I need to lose 50’pounds so if you have any ideas, please share them with me.
    Happy 2022 and I look forward to all of your posts. You are an inspiration!!

    1. Thank you, Lori. Happy New Year!
      My best advice to you is to make small changes. I count calories, and it works for me. Also, move your body every day. It takes time to lose weight and get healthy. I will be sharing more very soon. πŸ™‚ xo

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