I thought escaping winter for a vacation was a great idea…until I came back to more snow and more winter. It had me in a bit of a funk for a few weeks. Since I’ve been ready for spring since we returned in mid-February, I am truly so glad it finally seems to be here.
I’m so excited to be joining some of my favourite Canadian bloggers for this spring home tour. Be sure to check at the bottom of this post for links to all their beautiful homes. You’re sure to be inspired!
Temperatures were spring like last week for a few days, and I even managed to get out and collect some pussy willows and a sweet little abandoned nest from last year. I’m so excited to have my house looking a little spring like too, and share with you. This year I stuck with my black and white base and added a few little hits of pastels. I love how it turned out. The black and white feels kind of crisp and fresh and with lots of fresh greens (and even some faux greens and flowers) it’s very spring-y too.
When I was a child I really didn’t see the point of gardening, and thought it was such a waste of time. But as I get older, I just can’t wait for spring and to see what’s coming up in the garden. I don’t have quite as much time as I’d like to keep my garden perfectly weeded, but I do love to see what’s blooming and growing. And there truly is nothing quite like vegetables right out of the garden.
The Dining Room
My little console table and bar cart are just inside the door in the dining room, so we’ll start our home tour there.
I tried to keep things quite black and white, so I made some black and white Easter eggs this year.
The table is set the for Easter, and I’m sharing all the details of the Black and White Easter Table here.
I wasn’t 100% sure about a black and white Easter table, but I LOVE how it turned out.
Favourite detail …has to be the bunny ears and tails. More details on Wednesday, but seriously, how cute! 😉
And this simple centrepiece full of my DIY’d black and white Easter eggs. I’ll be sharing a video on the nail polish marbled eggs soon. The others are simple black matte spray paint, and drawn on with a black sharpie. You can find the tutorial for the cement Easter eggs here.
My black and white buffalo check wall got a fun update for spring too. See the tutorial on how I painted the Black and White Buffalo Check Feature Wall it here.
I used simple faux flowers -just lily-of-the-valley and white tulips to create some 3-D wall art.
It was really simple to do and adds so much drama to the space.
The flowers are held in place with a simple straight pin, and then there’s a little washi tape making them look taped to the wall.
I did start out with just washi tape, then added clear cello tape underneath for more strength, but they kept falling down. My sister had the great idea to use pins, and it worked perfectly
Now from the dining room into the living room.
The Living Room
I’ve carried the black and white check into here as well, but there’s a few little pastel pops of colour too.
I started out by adding the feathers. They’re strung on simple thread, and hung from a branch. They make a perfect spring backdrop.
I love the simplicity of it.
We updated our kitchen in the fall for the One Room Challenge, and what a difference it has made. An unexpected pleasure has been decorating the open shelves for each season.
And on the wall, an update to my macrame wall hanging -see how I made it here.
Be sure to check out all the Canadian Bloggers Spring Home Tours below, they’re sure to inspire you! Special thanks to Shannon from Home Made Lovely and Christina from The DIY Mommy for hosting.