March 22, 2012

A Few More Spring Décor Touches

Hello again!  Sorry it’s been a few days since my last post.  I’m having trouble keeping up with life these days!

Are you having as warm a week as we are?  Holey buckets, it’s so warm we’ve been sleeping with our window cracked open at night.  That is SUPER warm for March in our neck of the woods.

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The warm weather has definitely gotten my spring gears turning, and it was time for more spring updates in the house.  First, I dressed up our mantel with some new spring décor

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I’m drawn to a muted palette of brown, green, white, and black this year.  This works out fantastic, because I’m also in the mood for mason jars, burlap, and moss.  Throw in a little twine on top of those, and I’m off to the races!

So, of course after messing around with the mantel, I found a few other places for some changes.

The top of our media cabinet:

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A refinished tray looks perfect on our fantastic new ottoman:

Have I mentioned our ottoman yet?  We replaced the old glass/iron/wood coffee table (that everyone tripped on) with this spiffy ottoman.  It goes from this….

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To this!

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And it hides Avery’s toys perfectly when I actually pick them all up. Smile

Notice our new window treatments?  Here’s an old (grainy – sorry) picture of the living room to remind you how it used to look:

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I updated the drapes with some panels from Ikea and homemade duck cloth valances.  Obviously I mounted them much higher up as well – the ceiling is so high in this room, the windows looked out of proportion with standard height curtains.

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Then I moved to the dining room.  A simple arrangement on the buffet with my mason jar hurricanes, a pitcher and platter, and rolled napkins looks clean and airy and lets that fabulous wood grain show:

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And a small grouping on the kitchen table makes for an easy spring “centerpiece.”

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We’re hosting Easter at our house this year, so I may have to add a few more colorful Easter touches.  But for now, I’m loving the clean, simple look of just these few little vignettes.

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