Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello Spring Home Tour Part 2

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The snow seems to have left us for now and Spring rain and a little bit of sunshine are here! I'm so excited to see all my tulips I planted last year come up. I just hope that another snowfall doesn't kill them all. That seems to happen a lot around here :) This week, I'm joining Carrie from Lovely, Etc. and 23 other bloggers in the Hello Spring Home Tours! Be sure to check out part 1 of my Spring Tours here. And you can find links to all the other tours this week at the bottom of the post.

The tour today is pretty special and a little heavy hearted. Here's a little back story before we dive in. We have had my sweet little 'pup' Max for almost 13 years. In the past year, his health started declining, more so, his legs. We took him in and he had degenerative nerve damage to his back legs and hip dysplacia. The doc only gave him 3-6 months. But, he surpassed that and it's been about a year since! He had gradually been getting worse though, and I knew the time was soon. I set an appointment to have a quality of life exam done on him on Saturday with the possibility of him not returning home. Well, he didn't return home. He was a lot worse that we had ever imagined. Something else was taking his life slowly from him, cancer or vital organ failure.  My heart is heavy and empty with the loss of my sweet dog. But, on Saturday before he left us, I took the pictures for this tour and didn't have the heart to move him out of them. So, a lot of these pictures include him in it. I thought I would cry my eyes out (although I think I'm dried out of tears for crying too much already) while I was editing these, but it's actually been really good therapy. Just looking at him and loving him through the pictures has oddly helped immensely. So, I'm sorry these pictures will be full of my "Max-doggy", but now you'll understand why :) And trust me, I have like a 100 more where these came from.
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This was his favorite spot to lay. Right here or underneath the table getting lots of dropped food from my kids :)
Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room

Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room
As for the decor itself, I have done a little updating in here. I adding some board and batten to this corner, and added more pictures to my gallery wall. I kept the colors very neutral with pops of greenery.
Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room

Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room

Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room

Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room
Another big update that happened recently was in the alcove on the left. I added these built in shelves and built a new media console for the TV. I just love how this completely transformed the look of this area.
Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room

Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room
Once again, I kept the decor very neutral on the shelves and my mantel. The few plants I have are from Ikea. I did add this "Fresh Cut Flowers" sign to "Spring" it up a bit...even though I don't have any! :)
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I also finished filling these shelves with all my firewood. I know my fireplace is gas, but I just love the look of this. I'll probably keep it like this year round unless we end up using them for our fire pit out back.
Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room

Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room
Another semi-recent updated was this board and batten. It brightened this space up a ton. I just love how wood pops off of white.
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Talking about white, I've been wanting to paint this whole room white so this wood would pop off that much more. But, I'm scared to paint the 20 foot ceilings!
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This is an angle I don't share regularly; mainly because this alcove used to be a big empty box with a TV. But, not it goes with my decor seamlessly.
Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room
I just love decorating with eucalyptus leaves (you may notice through my tours). These sprigs are once again from Ikea.
Modern farmhouse living room decor and decorating ideas. Spring decorating ideas. Fixer upper style living room decor. Cottage living room
here's the whole view of our living room from this angle.
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And one last view and pic of my pup at this angle. I can't believe that these pictures were taking just hours before he left this earth. It shows that he was so good at hiding his pain. He still looked so sweet and like a little puppy. :)
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Next up on the tour is my dining room. Not much changes in here from season to season, just the decor on the table and pillows.
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Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper style dining room. Shiplap dining room. Neutral and white dining room
First, I changed out the pillows to something a little brighter. I always add pillows onto this bench even though they just get thrown on the ground come dinner time :) I just love the extra interest the patterns bring to this space.
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Once again, my eucalyptus leaves :) I also changed out the runner to this one from Home Goods.
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My buffer hasn't changed much, just a few extra added Rae Dunn cups and cups that look pretty dang close to Rae Dunn that you can find on Amazon here. :) Go check them out!
Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper style dining room. Shiplap dining room. Neutral and white dining room
At some point in the near future, I need to change out this rug. If you look closely in some of the pictures, you'll notice it is unraveling. What you don't see is how bad it is on the buffet side. It's pretty bad :) But, I still love it so much!
Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper style dining room. Shiplap dining room. Neutral and white dining room

Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper style dining room. Shiplap dining room. Neutral and white dining room
I hope you enjoyed the tour and be sure to keep on going and checking out all the other amazing tours! Bonus for me, I somehow wrote this whole thing without crying! :)




Once again, check out part 1 of my tours here!
http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2017/03/2017-spring-home-tour-part-1.html


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Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 Spring Home Tour Part 1

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 I woke up on Monday to my husband saying, "Happy first day of Spring!" I had no idea it was already Spring! It just made my day, plus the nice 70 degree weather we have been having. Which has quickly turned to snow as of today, so that feeling was dashed pretty quickly. But, still! It's Spring! All my flowers may die from the freeze, but at least I can plant more :) And, since it's Spring, that means it's that time of year for my Spring home tour! I've partnered with Marty from A Stroll Thru Life and 28 other bloggers to bring you our home tours for the Spring! If you are hopping along the tour and are stopping by from ZDesign At Home, welcome! If you haven't checked out Bree's house, be sure to go there and check it out! You will not be disappointed :)

Here's a little backstory if you are new here. We have lived in our home for 8 years and have grown to love it more and more. We were this close to moving last year and building our dream house, but decided to stay in a home we already love and were hesitant to leave anyway. We are counting our blessings and what has already been given to us. So, that means, a nice little overhaul is soon on it's way! We are in desperate need of new paint, extra bedrooms, and new flooring thanks to our sweet little guy in the picture below.
  That's our sweet dog, Max. His days a numbered and all I can do is cry even thinking about it. I have put it off for months and months now, but it's time. We will sure miss him! He's kind of been a staple in my house and tour pictures :) He always seems to find a way in them.

Today, I'll be sharing with you my entryway, front room, and master bedroom all clean and ready for Spring. Clean is the opportune word here :) It doesn't last long with two toddlers running around.

 This view has quickly became my favorite in the house. I used to hate this natural wood, but have come to embrace it and love it! It jumps off the white so beautifully. Hopefully by my next tour, that tile and gross carpet will be gone and replaced with hardwood :)
 Here's the entry into our front room. These barn doors were a must last year since we changed this room into a guest room also. It offers the perfect amount of function and decor.
 This couch actually folds out into a queen bed. It was a great purchase; I got the bed I needed and the white slipcover couch I always wanted :)

Console Table: Target     Sofa Bed: Ikea      Bench and lamp: Target     Rug: Rugs USA

I changed up this space a little last month with this cute little DIY blanket ladder. I have a huge obsession with blankets, so I needed another place to display them. Currently, I have like 3 baskets in each room of my house full of them :) Told you. #obsessed
 

Striped pillows; Crate and Barrel

 I actually wanted to put some pretty fresh tulips in here, but mine luckily haven't come in yet, and I haven't found many in stores. I did find some, but they quickly started to die. So, instead, I kept up with my go to plants from Ikea.
 This mantel hasn't changed much since my Christmas decor came down. This is it's year around look for the most part. When I find something I love, it's hard for me to change it :)
Clock: Home Goods      DIY Faux Fireplace: Tutorial
 
 Each room in my house has a special area for pictures. I have a gallery wall for each kid, this happens to be for our eldest.
 I rarely share this angle of this room, so here it is :) 
Farmhouse sign: Hobby Lobby      Olive Bucket: Amazon     Mirror: Gordmans
 I just love the look of this room opening into the entryway.
 And here's a good look at most of the room. Don't look to closely at that white rug. People ask all he time, "how do you keep your house so white?" I don't. I really try, but I don't. With a dog that has lost control of his bladder and two toddlers, you can only image the messes I have to clean :) Pictures can hide a lot, thank goodness. lol
 And here's my master bedroom. I actually just did a huge transition in this room from queen to a king (you can see the transformation and enter the mattress giveaway here). I've been playing around with some different bedding and adding a taller headboard, so here's some basic ideas I've liked. Don't look at the headboard too closely :) Once again, playing around with ideas lol

 
 I keep contemplating turning that door into a sliding barn door. What do you think?



 Having this huge bed has been amazing, but has been interesting playing around with a new look. Still trying out some new things: changing up the headboard or adding to, switching out the bench, changing the rug, bedding, possibly adding board and batten on the empty walls...the list goes on and on. Give me a few months and I'm sure I'll find something I'll stick with for awhile :)
 Be sure to check out the rest of today's tours and the other tours from this past week! Next up in the tour hop is Our Fifth House!

Monday – Mar 20
Decor To Adore - Laura 
Our Southern Home - Christy 
Cuckoo4Design - Julie
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara  

Tuesday – Mar 21
Setting For Four - Heather  
Nesting With Grace - Brooke 
Haneens Haven -Haneen  

Wednesday – Mar 22
Dimples & Tangles - Jennifer 
Hymns & Verses - Doreen 
Remodelando La Casa - Christina 
Sand & Sisal - Kim
Common Ground – Debra

Thursday – Mar 23
Duke Manor Farms - Laura 
 Bliss - Kristin
ZDesign At Home – Bree

Fri – Mar 24
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia 
Far Above Rubies - Anita


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