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Spring Home Tour 2017

Hey everyone! Welcome to our Spring Home Tour! This winter has seemed like the longest winter evvvverrr up in here in the Northeast so it can be hard to find inspiration when you look out the window and still see snow at the end of March. I figured if I can’t see it outside right now, I’ll surround myself with it on the inside!  Come on in….

 

Farmhouse -Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room & Entry - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I started by adding some robin’s egg blue here and there with pillows and then added a few other touches of spring like nests with eggs and, of course, flowers. I tried to keep it subtle and laid back.

This is the view when you enter our front door. I picked up this old dresser at the Salvation Army for $35. I’m still debating on whether or not to paint it. Would you?

 

Farmhouse -Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This “Adirondack crate” was a project we did last spring which you can see HERE.  I love the way it frames the giant mason jar and adds texture and a rustic feel.

 

Farmhouse -Spring Home Tour 2017 - Entry Adirondack vignette - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This is our family room where we play games at the table and hang out.  For those of you that have been here awhile, you’ll notice that I painted the coffee table white. I have to be honest, I really miss the orange.  What do you think? You can see the table makeover HERE.

 

Farmhouse - Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room Vignette - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I talk a little bit about living in our “season of life” and ours now is with a 11 year old and an 8 year old who still likes to jump on the furniture.  Therefore, we hang on to the old furniture for a bit longer.  Sigh, maybe next year. 

 

Farmhouse - Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room - Pillows - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I picked up this great little corrugated metal container locally at a  cute little shop. I love the mixed metals and color it adds. You can find similar ones HERE.

 

Spring Home Tour - Family Room - details Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

These flowering branches are from Michaels, the chunky candlestick holders are from Hobby Lobby and I picked up the gold ones from a thrift store.  I made the “P” sign out of leftover MDF we had from the laundry room project.

 

Spring Home Tour Sneak Peak - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Spring Home Tour - Family Room details - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I used the same leaf stencil on the “P” sign as I did on this tray, which is made out of an old frame. It was one of my favorite projects and you can see how we did it HERE.  I couldn’t find pillows that had a print I liked so I made these. I found the cute little bird fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric. The solid pillows are from Marshall’s.

 

Farmhouse - Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room - DIY Tray - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love this corner. My husband made the barn door and we made the ottoman from an old crate. You can see that HERE.  I just recently re-covered it in a old burlap sack I picked up at a thrift store for $1 just in time for the Spring home tour.

Again, that’s not my favorite fabric on the chair but that chair used to belong to my in-laws and hubby and I used to sit together in it back in High School. I don’t know what’s scarier, that it was that long ago or that we both could fit in it at the same time back then. 🙂

 

Farmhouse - pring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room - Ottoman - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Farmhouse - Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room - Antique Stool - Life on Kaydeross Creek
This room has just started to come together. I picked up the pillows at Pier One and the lamp is from Target. The screen shelf was a recent project and you can see that HERE. I haven’t shared the Farmhouse sign project yet but stay tuned.   I got the coffee table at the Salvation Army for, wait for it, $40. Yes, $40.

 

Farmhouse - Spring Home Tour 2017 - Den - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This painted antique hutch is one of my favorite pieces. You can see it’s transformation HERE.

 

Spring Home Tour Den - Hutch - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Spring Home Tour 2017 - Family Room Fireplace - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

We made this mini barn door recently and you can see that project HERE. I love the light blue against the stone on the fireplace and the pops of green.

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - color wash - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This is our foyer which I updated last spring and you can see that HERE.

 

Farmhouse - Spring Tour 2017 -Foyer - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Spring Home Tour - Family Room and Den - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Here’s a peak at the kitchen and dining room…

 

Spring Home tour 2017 part 2 - Kitchen - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Spring Home tour 2017 kitchen - old tool box - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Spring Home Tour 2017 - Life on Kaydeross Creek Mixed metals, rustic spring decor

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Thanks so much for stopping by today for our Spring Home Tour. Have you decorated for spring yet?  Do you have some DIY projects to get you started?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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Spring Decor - DIY Mini barn door - Life on Kaydeross Creek

Spring Decor – DIY Mini Barn Door

So I know it’s a bit early but I wanted to share the cutest little spring decor project with you. Partly because I’m so excited about it and partly because we could all use a bit of spring now, right?  If you’re at all like me you spend a bit of time on Pinterest looking for inspiration. Well not that long ago I found this…

 

Blue Rustic Door - Spring Decor inspiration - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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Ohhhmmmmmggggg swoon! I just love it but then again what’s not to love?? Amazing paint color, chippy peally goodness, the pitcher with flowers, those hinges?? Right, so naturally I said to my hubby, can we make it (or a version of it anyway)? Of course he said “sure”.

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My version is a DIY mini barn door.

I wanted it just the right size to fit on my mantel so that I could use it to decorate for spring.  Anyone who has a chop saw/miter saw and a drill can make this project.  I measured out exactly what size would be a perfect fit or in this case 34″high and 30″ wide.

We picked up the wood at our local mill and cut it down ourselves but you could buy pre-cut boards at any home improvement store in whatever size you want. The board we got cost us $4 and was 9′ x 10 x 1. We cut it in thirds and then each piece in half so we ended up with (6) 5″ boards which we used for the back.  We love working with this rough saw pine and have used it for book shelves, end tables and furniture makeovers.

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - Cutting the board - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

The other pieces which we used for the “Z” to hold it together were left over from other projects. He took all of the pieces and laid them out.

 

Spring Decor - Mini door being put together - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Hubby used drywall screws to fasten it all together. He attached the top and bottom pieces first. Then he took the longer board for the middle of the “z” and marked it with a pencil where it would need to be cut so that it would fit between the two other boards diagonally.

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - raw wood - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Now it’s time to add the color.  We’re pretty high tech around here so here’s what I used. Craft paint. Hard to believe, right? I just mixed until I got the colors I like.

 

Spring Decor - DIY mini barn door - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I was trying to get a kind of blueish grayish with a bit of brown here and there. To start, I used a dry brush with creamy white for a base. By dry brushing I mean you put a very little bit of paint on the end of your brush because your intention is not to soak the pint into the wood to cover it but to just get a bit of color on the wood here and there.

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - white with whitewash - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then I dry brushed on a coat of a color of blue I made by mixing up the craft paints.

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - blue wash - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Then I added the gray…

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - graywash added - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

It was a bit too bright so I kept repeating the layers and then added some distress ink here and there by rubbing it on with a cotton cloth It helped to tone it down a bit and here’s the result.

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - color wash technique - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the way this DIY mini barn door turned out! I still have to add the hinges and after it’s been up there awhile and I get used to it, I may add some more brown but I really like the character it adds to the room. The nice part is it took about 30 minutes to build and about 45 minutes to paint with a little drying between coats. Easy and inexpensive 🙂

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - green & blue - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - color wash - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The nice part too is that we can use the back side for the fall. It has a naturally rich tan color that would be a great backdrop for a cotton wreath or maybe a great sign. It’s a 2 in one project 🙂

 

Spring Decor - Making a mini barn door - back - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Spring Decor - DIY Mini barn door - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

How to make mini barn door - Spring Decor - Life on Kaydeross Creek

So super easy and budget friendly. I love all of the blues and greens and can’t wait to get the rest of the house decked out for spring now. Stay tuned for a few more spring projects and then a full house tour. In the mean time, check out last year’s Spring Home Tour and projects. Do you have any spring projects on your to DIY list?

Happy DIY’ing!

Col