Country Living Spring Home Tour

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Country Living is hosting the spring home tour this month and I cannot wait to share with you all my pictures!

Hello there, sweet friends.  This month’s Farmhouse Friday is especially exciting because it’s being hosted by none other than Country Living!  You’ll find a link to everyone’s tour at the bottom of this post and you can click HERE to see it on Country Living’s website.

Spring Home Tour Hosted By Country LivingPin

Come on in!  Sit back with your favorite beverage because we’re going to cover a lot of territory today.  Let’s start in my family room since that’s the first room that you enter upon coming through our foyer.

Decorating doesn’t have to be complicated and I love to keep it easy. That’s why with most everything I do, I create a background where all I have to do is switch a few things out for different seasons and holidays.

Such is the case in my family room, starting with my rustic ladder.  When I first shared it with you, I had it all cozied up for winter.  But now that it’s spring, I put away the heavy throws and added a pretty blue one along with a grapevine spring wreath and some dried hydrangeas in a hanging basket.  Instant spring!

Lighten up a rustic ladder for spring with a pretty blue throw and some dried hydrangeas in hanging basket.Pin

BTW – you can make one of these blanket ladders yourself.  It’s super easy and super affordable.  I made mine for less than $20, not including paint and stain.  Click HERE to get the tutorial.

I lightened up the sofa with a few pillows from a recent shopping trip to Ikea.

Spring gallery wall, brighter sofa pillows and a spring coffee table vingettePin

I didn’t make any changes to the gallery wall, but I did replace the doughbowl, that I was displaying on my sofa table, with a terrarium filled with a couple of pots of faux greenery.  See my little shadow, Zoey, cuddled up there in the corner of the couch?  She’s so black that I rarely capture her eyes in a photo.

Spring Gallery WallPin

You can build a sofa table like mine too.  Another easy project!  Click HERE for the tutorial.

Fill a terrarium with faux greenery for easy spring decorating.Pin

The console table got some spring action with a jug filled with pussy willow branches and few colorful spring accessories.

Spring console table vignette in the sitting room.Pin

I love seeing the reflection of the gallery wall in the mirror.

There are spring branches on the mantel beside the mirror.Pin

I know that I already shared my spring fireplace mantel and hearth with you, but I made a couple of small changes to it, so I wanted to share it again.

Spring fireplace mantel and hearth.Pin

Can you spot the difference?  I removed the basket from the hearth and placed the tulips in an oversized burlap tote.  It’s fun to think outside of the box when it comes to containers.

Spring fireplace mantel and hearth. Try displaying flowers or greenery in a tote instead of a basket or traditional container.Pin

Now, let’s move on into the kitchen and breakfast area, which is one large room.  I shared my spring breakfast area with you for last month’s Farmhouse Friday.  I still love it just the way that it is, so I didn’t make any changes there.

Celebrating Spring With Farmhouse FloralsPin

Click HERE to see the rest of the breakfast area.  And click HERE to see the before and after and the tutorials for the diy projects that I did during the makeover of this space.

All I needed to do to springify my kitchen was to visit the floral section of my local grocery store, where the pretty Fuji Mums called my name.

Farmhouse style kitchen with spring touchesPin

At $4 per bunch, they were such an affordable to way to decorate my kitchen for spring.  The Fuji Mums are long lasting and come in a wide variety of colors, but the vibrant green really spoke to me.  Green, black and white is one of my fave color combos.  So fresh!

Farmhouse style kitchen with spring touchesPin

In case you’re visiting for the first time, you may not know that we’ve completely remodeled our new-to-us twenty year old home.  The major projects have all been completed and now I’m moving through and putting on the finishing touches room by room.  Our kitchen was a complete gut job and you can see the list of all of our resources HERE.

See the coffee station on the other side of the island?

Green flowers by the kitchen sink.Pin

I carried the mums over there too.  Just a touch of green in a cute black and white pitcher sure does brighten this spot.

Green flowers in a black and white pitcher.Pin

Farmhouse style kitchen coffee station with spring touches.Pin

I get asked about the lidded container that I keep my Keurig pods in a ton.  I found mine at Micheal’s, but I don’t believe they sell them online.  You can get a similar one from Amazon HERE (affiliate link, click HERE to see my full disclosure).

I don’t like things too fussy in my kitchen, so I only added a couple of vignettes to make it feel like spring.

There is a woven serving tray against the white backsplash in the kitchen.Pin

Let’s finish up in the dining room.  Even though the makeover of that room isn’t complete, I’ve been adding thoughtful spring touches as I go.

We had to finish the DIY planked wall before I could hang my vintage mantel shelf.  This was the absolute easiest planked wall ever!  If you want a planked wall installed in just one afternoon, click HERE to see how we did it.

This is the easiest and fastest diy planked wall ever!Pin

I decked the shelf out for spring with more dried hydrangeas, some faux greenery, a boxwood wreath and lots of texture.

A wooden shelf on the planked wall.Pin

Another home project that I’ve completed in this room is painting and hanging shutters on either side of the mirror above this little cherry chest.  I’m still trying to decide whether to paint the chest and the mirror or not, but I’m going to wait until I’ve recovered the seats of my chairs before I make a decision.

Combining farmhouse touches with traditional dining room furniture.Pin

An oval container filled with more  faux greenery lets you know that it’s spring!  Love the reflection in this mirror too.

Combining farmhouse touches with traditional dining room furniturePin

Thank you so much for coming by my house today and huge thank you to Country Living for being our host!

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  1. Your gallery wall is KILLING me! I love it! And your dining room. And your kitchen. Well, I just love all of it!

    1. Terrie Schmidt says:

      Ditto!! love!!

      1. I love, love, love your blog! So inspiring!

  2. Love your Blog. I have a kitchen similar to yours. I’m trying to pick a new lighter neutral paint color. I must have 6 sample paints painted on the wall. The LED recessed lighting changes the color tone on each sample. My existing color is similar to your existing color but too deep. I’m anxious to see what your new color will be. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    1. Hi Vicki. It is soooo hard to pick paint sometimes! I seriously think that we tried 8 – 10 samples before we found one that worked. I have found it impossible to get something that looks good under both LED lights AND in regular lighting. You might ask someone at the paint store about it – maybe it has to do with the undertones in the paint and they could suggest one that usually works well in both types of lighting. The color on my walls is Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige. If you like the color, but want something lighter, maybe could ask them to mix it with less tint.

  3. I love the ladder idea! Super creative way to display throw blankets.

  4. Suzy, your home just keeps looking prettier and prettier every time I see it. When did you move into it? I remember you talking about it in previous posts but can’t remember. It seems to me like you’ve done a lot since you’ve been there! Just beautiful!

    1. You’re so sweet, Jennifer. Thank you! We started the remodel close to 18 months ago and actually moved in a couple of months after that.

  5. Your home is gorgeous! Did you have to remove your fireplace surround (the wooden frame surrounding the brick) to paint it white?

    1. Hi Dawn. Thank you so much! No, we didn’t remove the wood around the fireplace to paint it. The brick and the wood were all painted at the same time.

  6. lovely! I love your coffee station – that black and white striped pitcher is so cute there!

  7. Hi Suzy! Your home is just beautiful! I love the way you layer in all of your vignettes and add all of the textures. It’s sooo pretty!

  8. HI Suzy, your home is brightful and beautiful, thanks for sharing this tour, love these pussy willow branches

  9. So pretty! I love it all, but my favorite are your boxwood wreaths and that gorgeous hanging mirror. Your home reminds me of Spring!

  10. I love the subtle changes to the ladder and those green mums are stunning with the black and white! Congrats on being hosted by Country Living! You’ve definitely earned that one! Happy Spring Suzy!

  11. Spring-tastic! Love every detail! I’m such a fan of the moss and woodsy look for spring.

  12. Everything looks absolutely beautiful and I really love your decorating style! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo

  13. I *LOVE* the Keurig pod holder! What an awesome piece! Thanks for sharing on the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party!

  14. They’re all so fresh and bright and springy! Beautiful! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!


  15. It seems my email was not right. Love your decor. I love to decorate my home also. I see where I now need improvement. Lovely

  16. Absolutely stunning tour, Suzy!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Work it Wednesday- we are featuring you tomorrow!

  17. Hi Suzy,
    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post has been Featured on
    Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features this week.

    And now, I would like to invite you to stop by and at what you have going on this week!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  18. So many great ideas. I’m so inspired!!

  19. The burlap bag of flowers looks great. And, I love that little blue side table. Love your decorating sense!!!