Happy Wednesday, guys! It’s been a busy weekend and week here. I’ve got the Sweet Clover sale coming up this weekend, so have been prepping for that, and we’ve received the news that I will be delivering our baby 2 weeks early, so we’ve been working on the ever-growing to-do list. Today I am taking a break from all of that to show you some actual finished and Spring ready spaces in our home. It might be a blustery 30 outside, but it’s spring inside, baby! Thanks to Carrie at Lovely, Etc for hosting this Color-Loving Spring Home Tour, featuring 19 homes that can all be found in the link-up at the bottom of this post. Today it’s my turn to share my eclectic spring dining room & kitchen tour. As I like to do, I’ve worked with pieces I already own to bring a bit of the colors of the season into my home and I hope you leave today inspired, knowing that you don’t need to buy things
if you’re already hoarding them all to make your home fit in with the time of year. (However, I have used affiliate links throughout in case you are looking for something in particular, and have created a shoppable boutique at the very bottom of this post).
I thought I would start off with this little shelfie that’s in my dining room… I added a sheep painting I purchased several years ago at a market, and created a little letter board poem based on the painting and how I feel right now as I wait for Spring to really arrive with its warm rays of sun and flowers.
These shelves sit above a barnwood bench I had made several years ago. I added a fun botanical pillow from Shelby Dillon as well as an aqua pillow I bought years ago from Target. As you can see the bench sits against the wall in the dining room.
We don’t really have a great place for our kids to set their backpacks and they kept setting them on the bench at the table which drove me nuts… now, against the wall, it just makes more sense. They can sit there and get their shoes on and put on their backpacks and head to school. Of course, since I pulled the bench away from the table, I needed more dining chairs and scored a fabulous set of 6 vintage Thonet chairs. I plan to recover the seats, but for now…
I was worried about being on this tour as it was all about loving color, and as you can see, my walls are white and I dig my earthy neutrals. However, I also love adding color in fun pieces of furniture, textiles, and plants.
I just added this vintage green hutch last Fall after purchasing it for my shop space. Oops! But I love the fresh color it brings into this space.
It’s been a great storage piece for us, and one of my favorite places to add seasonal touches. This time I’ve added some aqua glass bottles and dried blue hydrangeas. While I would love fresh hydrangeas, store bought bouquets are out of the question at the moment as we have a baby to prepare for.
Plants are always a sure fire way to add instant color and life to a room. Currently, our dining room sideboard is full of plants, several of which will go outside when the weather finally allows, and some of which are actually going to be for sale this weekend at Sweet Clover.
For now, I am enjoying the abundance on the sideboard. Also, if you look really closely, you can see that my husband was working from home when I shot this… I spy his feet, right behind dog paws.
The sideboard also features a gorgeous crystal Chris gave me for Christmas.
I added a footed wooden pedestal, a modern white vase filled with remnants of a gorgeous bouquet I was gifted from Farmgirl Flowers, and a seashell. Natural touches are always my favorite and are easy to add.
Last year I received this original painting from Dionne of The Turquoise Iris, and it really brings all of the colors of this space and my kitchen together. She’s so talented! I also love this more abstract painting she has right now which brings in those bold blues.
You can see it here in the corner; it truly brings it all home. You can also see Snowball laying on the floor wishing the cold weather away… me, too, girl. Me, too.
Just off our dining room is our teeny tiny little entry which features a chalkboard wall. I had Emmy help me give it some Spring love! Of course right now it’s SO cold and windy outside so I am really thinking, “Let’s not take a walk, sorry dogs.” When it warms up a bit I’ll be raring to go… as will the pups!
On the sliver of a wall opposite this I have a live edge shelf which works well as a little catchall for keys. (You can find out more about it here.)
I kept the decor on the shelf really simple with a found worn gray seashell, and a pair of green glass candlesticks and teal candles to bring in the colors of the dining room. I always keep it pretty clean here as I want the shelf to be what is noticed more than what’s on it.
Off of the other side, the dining room opens up to our kitchen, which I very recently gave a mini makeover suited for the season.
here you can see how the island sits right between the two rooms, creating division.
I did just recently share this space, but I restyled my open shelves just for the season, and because I wanted new mixing bowls and totally forgot I had a set of jadeite bowls as well as a pitcher bowl in the basement… the joys of hoarding.
I replaced my copper tray with a seascape I just adore and will probably always keep, added the jadeite, and just rearranged the rest a little bit.
And of course, I had to add a touch of snark with the dish towel.
I just love how the pothos catches the light in the window, and it always thrives in this spot. If you look behind the sink you can also see that I’ve got all of my Mrs. Meyer’s geranium soaps and lotions out for the season… at least my hands and dishes smell like Spring!
As I mentioned in my kitchen mini-reveal, the grout needs some serious cleaning but this pregnant lady is not getting down on the floor any time soon to do it, so just pretend it’s white, OK?
That is all I have for you today! If you liked my tour, be sure to check out my Spring living room with much of the same colors.
Now check out the rest of the colorful Spring homes below!
And if you’d like to find some of the items in my tour today, you can check out these pieces I’ve gathered for you.