Today I’m participating in Marty’s (A Stroll Through Life) annual spring home tour series. I’m so thankful to be included again and I hope you enjoy all the tours all week. Start at her blog to go through all of them.
If you are coming from Christy’s of Our Southern Home then a big welcome to you. I adore Christy and her beautiful traditional home and style.
Spring Home Tour
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It feels so off to be posting about home decor when there is so much going on in the world right now. My family in Germany and friends in Europe are so worried and it is just devastating to see what is happening in the Ukraine.
As always, decorating is a therapy for me to distract me from my fears and anxiety and my mind has been struggling with so many things lately.
Our Living Room
I want to show you the little tweaks and additions I have added to our house. I haven’t really worked on big makeovers because I’m content with what I have and it feels good.
You won’t find Easter eggs or fresh flowers either in my spring decor because I simply didn’t feel like it. That’s maybe also because I haven’t felt like spring since I work at the local ski resort and the season isn’t ver yet.
Late winter and early spring are usually spent updating and fixing things around the house. I finally fixed the basement molding and painted the bar walls black. My husband painted the bar surround white. I am not sharing that with you today though because my husband still works down there during the day and it’s messy. Plus I don’t want to bother him while he is working. So that part will have to wait for another day.
I just bought this new hanging plant and I’m trying to grow creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera) in the rattan planter below. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn’t either but I came across a hanging planter on Pinterest where they called it trailing bamboo. I did more research and found out that it was creeping bentgrass which is used in some areas for putting greens on golf courses because it tolerates really low cutting. You can see a photo HERE of what I’m talking about.
If I’m successful and it will hang down really long like the actual photo then I will put it in a hanging basket instead of my new rattan planter.
Fireplace remains the same:
Our new staircase runner
I’ve been so sick of how worn down our stairs have looked for a while again. They just get so scratched up which is the reason I decided to add a runner. I got a really great price on this indoor-outdoor runner rug. I was disappointed that it’s not as light as the listing shows but the price was just too good to send it back again.
Hopefully, I have the details of what I did to share on the blog soon. I’ve had a lot of things going on lately including hurting my back again.
We took the painted railings down and my husband actually stripped the paint off of them for me. Now I’m trying to figure out if I want to whitewash or just leave them natural wood.
The upstairs hallway
When you walk up the stairs you reach this small hallway.
I recently bought this wicker vase to put all my collected grasses in and I love how it looks with my grandmother’s painting.
I also moved my great-grandmother’s silver tea set from the kitchen to my bleached dresser. At some point, I’d love to replace this old Target lamp with something vintage and pretty.
The orange Chinese plate is also from my great-grandmother.
Across from that dresser is still my Mongstad mirror that I gave a makeover a couple of years ago.
To the left of this big mirror is our daughter’s bedroom.
Our daughter’s room
I haven’t shared it in a while because she’s not a big fan of me sharing it. The room doesn’t have my influence anymore at all. She used to hate all the white I had in the house before which is why she wanted it painted dark blue (see it HERE) and now she is all about white.
This is where our dining room urchin chandelier ended up. I’ll show you my new DIY pendant light after this if you’ve missed it.
Our main bathroom
I added the copper version of my DIY drawer pulls to the vanity which replaced the black ring pulls.
I bought this plantstand at TJMaxx last summer for our porch and it’s now the perfect spot for my favorite plants that love high humidity. Even the pitcher plant is thriving in here. It was hard to take photos of it with the light shining in though.
Our bedroom is still exactly the same and nothing has changed.
Last week I shared my new DIY pendant light in our dining room with you. I’m so happy with how it turned out.
So that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Next up is Cindy of County Road 407. Enjoy her pretty Texan farmhouse style!