Hello all! I don't know about you but I'm SO excited for spring to arrive! Our weather was wonderful this weekend and after this week I think we're home free -- let's hope anyway. It wasn't even that bad of a winter but I'm so ready to open up the windows again!
Of course the warmer weather has me wanting to freshen the whole house. I know a lot of you feel that way this time of year too. I haven't really wanted to decorate for spring specifically much in the past couple of years but for some reason I'm really into it this year.
A few weeks ago I picked up a new console for our foyer and that was the perfect spot to decorate for the upcoming season. It's nice to put away the paint brushes and nail gun and just putter around the house moving things around, just decorating. I love it.
I don't have a great picture of the dresser we had in the entry before, but this shot from when I made the half wall bookcase shows you what was there:
It is a beautiful dresser, but it was way too deep for this spot. The one that was there before was perfect but now it's on the other side of this room:
So as I was out and about I would look for the perfect piece -- but I didn't find anything till a few weeks ago. I LOVED it as soon as I saw it:
The design on the front is beautiful, and it has mirrors everywhere -- the front, sides and top. It really is so pretty. It had a chunk out of a leg so I was able to get a discount on it, and turns out I had a sample of paint that matched it nearly perfectly. You can't even see where the damage was. :)
It sat mostly empty until inspiration struck for some accessories on top. That inspiration was in the form of the beautiful free printables Kellie shared last week:
Oh my goodness! I love them! I printed them out at home on textured card stock (I try to keep a supply for printables) and they are just gorgeous. I always love what she creates.
I added a few other items from around the house -- the plant and a little urn filled with moss covered eggs bring in some green. I had been eyeing the decorative wood stands from Target for months and finally grabbed those. They will work anywhere!:
I've had the glass lamp and shade for years and the mirror has been there forever too. I'd like something different as far as that goes but want to be careful to not go too busy. The console is plenty.
It is such a lovely little display -- so fresh and pretty! I seriously can't wait for spring to arrive!:
If you've been around for awhile you know I'm a sucker for blue. The color I said I would never use years and years ago. Ha! I absolutely love it. I think it's a perfect accent and it works well with so many other colors as well:
Also? Adding the glass storm door was one of the best additions ever to this house. The natural light streaming into the entry on a nice day makes me so happy.
I still have plans to pull up that tile and extend our hardwoods into the foyer a bit more, but I'm not sure when it will happen. Thinking about the potential mess pushes that project back every year. ;)
Oh well. Someday. I'll focus on the pretty parts for now:
Do you decorate for spring every year? I don't know why I'm itching to do it this year but I'm having fun with it. I hope to share a spring tour with you soon, it's been awhile!