|Yes, that fluffy furball in the bottom of the picture is Teddy. I was going to crop it out, but figured… this is my home and he is always hanging around.
How is everyone doing today? I am working on slow motion today, hence the late in the day post. It is ok, this can entertain you through the weekend. I am showing off my spring home decor, out with the old. Out with the snowflakes, trees, pine cones, snow, let it go, let it go! I am bringing in the spring into my home. Hopefully mother nature will follow suit and bring in some cold temperatures. Can I have a 40 degree day, please?
I love this console table
I made. It is versatile and holds so much. I am always changing this around to fit the season.
This bench in the study is a cozy spot to read, nap or work. Which ever floats your boat. This mainly is Teddy’s spot. He rests, snores here while I work away on my desk.
Oh spring, this pillow shouts spring to me. I got this pillow from Etsy, years ago and it still makes my heart flutter when looking at it. Yes, I am that into home decor. This pillow is flutter worthy.
Updating these shelves with new pieces for the season is always fun. I painted the branch white to help it pop on the black shelf. I created that colorful box thing, using left over wood and painting it. I think it packs a colorful punch for this space.
My moss squares
, perfect for a spring themed mantel. Dale and I got that wonderful Burmeister sign for our wedding from some wonderful family. I love it and try to showcase it.
This is one of those instances where the easiest things can be fun and add just what you need. I used some branches from outside and places these paper flowers in the branches. It works out wonderfull, adding a little fun.
This is the wreath I had hanging above the mantel for my winter home decor. I thought this was a different way of using it for my coffee table. We also made this coffee table, from a dining room table we were not going to use. I know I have a lot of new readers who might have missed all of these tutorials. Trying to help them find some new reading, and you know… shameless plug and all.
This fireplace mantel works, even though it should not. I am breaking a lot of home decorating rules. Not even, symmetrical. I made it work by using similar colored vases on either side, with the same flowers. Both sides have a black, rectangle shaped piece with word. Both have paper flowers and a pop of blue and green. I worked with system, re works it, and got away with it. If you want to do something similar, just play around with pieces. I should have taken a picture of all of the other arrangements I had before settling on this one.
There was a lot of walking back and forth, backing up, tilting my head. Because tilting you head to one side always makes you see things better. Stroking my non existent beard, the usual home decorating thinking process.
While I was taking these pictures I had one 3 year old named Gavin watching TV. The only time he paid me notice was when I was in his way. He was home alone while the others are at school. He is my shadow, and I am his substitute playmate. I had to take some pictures while I had good light coming in. Turn on the TV and let him zone out. I love this boy so much. Ok, this makes my heart flutter.
My dining room, and a appearance of Teddy’s tail. Seriously he is my stalker. I have tried a restraining order, he just laughs at it and tries to lick my face. I have never got a shot this wide in my dining room. It is more then enough room, but a counter is in the way of letting me get “the shot” I need to show it all off. This farmhouse dining room table
is one of my favorite recent projects. I love this so much.
I got creative and stood outside. In the snow, with just socks on, in the winter. All for the sake of a good shot. I bleed, get frost bite for this blog and getting the best picture. I am hard core guys. And Dale wanted to commemorate my efforts.
Another appearance of me, well a half appearance. Those cute little paper birds will be featured at Fancy Shanty soon. They were really simple and fun to make. This mirror was a fun project I did for Homedit. Lots of little things I created and made here. I think this buffet table works nicely here. It all works for a spring theme so well.
I like to keep things simple on my dining room table. With kids, food, messes, spills, homework, playdoh, whatever it is kids do at the table. It can be chaotic here. Using some mason jars, some candles, and fake apples. It gives just enough sparkle and shine to this. I also can decorate a little more rustic and light colors now that I have a darker farm house table. It all pops and blends it just the right places.
That is it. Well, not exactly. I have a few more projects that are spring specific to share. Some that made a appearance in this tour. Others that are not done yet. I will add them and share when the time is right. Maybe sharing a few differing shots of spring home tour if need be. I like to keep things somewhat simple, layered, pops of color, and bring in a slight rustic and nature blend into it. Makes sense right? If anyone has any questions on specific items, furniture, or other pieces I did not cover hit me up and ask away. I am happy to give any sources I can. Although Gavin is not available at any stores. He is one of a kind!
Have you started to decorate for Spring yet? What are your plans this weekend? As you can guess we are going to be knocking out more of the laundry room. It is laundry room groundhog day here right now at Our home.