Are you ready to start decorating for spring? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy my first spring in our vintage farmhouse house tour.
We recently moved from our rustic farmhouse to a new-to-us 1850 farmhouse on a sprawling 10-acre property.
So this will be a big year of firsts.
I shared our first Christmas.
And today, I’m sharing our first spring !
Our new home needs some updating but it has gorgeous, expansive gardens throughout the property with lots of unique tree sculptures and garden statues.
It’s super cool and I can’t to see it bloom this spring.
We moved in shortly before the holidays, so we’ve been very busy settling in, organizing, and renovating a few rooms.
I shared a home tour shortly after we moved in. You can see it HERE.
Today, I’m sharing my spring home tour as part of the Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tours hosted by my good friend Kelly, from the Tattered Pew.
If you are visiting from Cecilias from My Thift Store Addiction I’m so excited you are here and can’t wait to show you around the new place!
Wait until you see how I decorated it (so far) for spring!
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My Front Porch in Spring
My front porch is currently a work in progress because it’s just starting to warm up here in New Jersey.
We have this gorgeous porch swing that came with the house.
So there will be lots of porch sitting to come.
It’s a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee as the sun rises.
When the local nurseries get their spring stock, I’ll be adding lots of pretty flowers to the porch.
So stay tuned to see what I do this spring.
The Front Entry
Our front entry has not changed much since we first moved in.
I am preparing to paint it though in the next few weeks because the red has got to go.
Since we painted the dining room, which is adjacent to the front entry, it is sticking out like a sore thumb.
And the thing of it is, I like this red!
Our former dining room was painted with that exact same red.
So a lighter and brighter front entry hall will be coming shortly.
In the meantime, I tucked in some pretty faux flowers with my houseplants to make it feel more like spring in here.
The room is quite spacious so we are also thrifting around for pieces to add.
We’d love to replace the stair railing but it’s not in the budget right now.
So we are painting this too.
I’m sure painting all those spindles will be a lot of fun!
Isn’t the wood floor cool though?
The painted inlays add some charm to the front entry.
My Vintage Farmhouse Dining Room Tour
So far, the dining room has received the most attention since we moved in.
You’ve got to see what it looked like before to truly appreciate all the work that went into this space so far.
It had these dark upholstered walls that took an entire weekend to remove.
There were so many staples and the walls were pretty messed up after getting them down.
It also had a dark, heavily textured faux finish ceiling that we totally painted over.
But by far, my favorite in this room is that crystal chandelier.
I mean, isn’t it amazing?
Seriously I am in awe of it every single time I walk by.
I love the sparkle of the crystals.
And of course, I still love my china cabinet and hutch.
That will remain as it is because I love the black.
It also holds so much.
The rest of the room, however, will get tweaked over time.
I’m going to move away from my colonial decor and embrace the rustic elegance that this room deserves with some lighter, chippy wood and neutral tones.
I’m planning to replace the area rug and chairs.
After doing lots of shopping, I finally found the right rug. It’s on backorder for 12-14 weeks but is so pretty.
You can check it out HERE.
I think I want to lighten my farmhouse dining table too.
We’ve had it for over 20 years so I’m not married to the finish anymore. I think it would look good a lighter shade of wood.
We recently thrifted that fireplace surround in the background below.
It is in beautiful condition and fits perfectly along that wall.
Right now, it’s just leaning there, but I am planning to refinish it soon too. I’m going to strip it down and see what it looks like before doing anything else to it.
As we make changes, I like to let the room marinate a little bit so I can think about where it’s going and what I want to do to make it feel more casually elegant.
So far though?
I’m really happy with where it’s going.
Vintage Farmhouse House Tour: Spring in the Sunroom
The other room we have been working on since moving in is the sunroom.
And OMG wait until you see what it looked like before because this one was a doozy. CLICK HERE to see the before.
It was covered in a dark heavy faux finish that was distracting the view of the outdoor gardens and my houseplants.
And you know how I love my gardens and houseplants, right?
I spent an entire week painting this room and love how it turned out.
The gardens are more visible, you can see the architecture of my houseplants now, and the floor really pops too.
The sunroom housing about half of my houseplants and seed starts so I have not done much decorating in here aside from painting it.
So far, I’ve started growing sweet peas, larkspur, and snapdragons for my new cut flower garden that I’m creating here.
I don’t know all of the plants that are on the property yet, so I am working on turning one bed that was covered in ground cover (liriope) and changing it over to a cottage garden like my old garden.
So far, the liriope is out.
My seeds are germinating in the sunroom.
And this girl is feeling pretty good about the upcoming growing season!
You’ll have to check back to see how it grows.
So spring in the sunroom, is all about my plants.
Next year, I’ll have more of a decorative vibe going on in here.
But for now, it works for where we are and what we are doing.
Vintage Farmhouse House Tour: Spring in the Formal Living Room
The formal living room has a lot of unique features with different faux finishes.
The one on the ceiling is really detailed and the artistry that went into it is totally amazing.
That said, at some point, this room will be getting a makeover to tone down the faux finishes too.
We probably won’t make any changes until fall though. I want to wrap up a few indoor projects and start spring gardening before tackling this room.
When we eventually update this room, I want to add some linen drapes to flank the windows (not covering them though) with some woven shades.
That would add a lot of texture and soften the windows.
The windows are fabulous and add so much light to the room so I don’t want to cover them up.
For spring, I decorated with a bunch of faux flowers and greens to bring the outdoors in.
I also have a few of my houseplants in here too.
It’s so easy to decorate for spring when you have a lot of houseplants because they green up a space and make it feel more alive.
In this room, I have two split leaf philodendrons, a Chinese evergreen, anthurium and pothos.
Everything else is faux!
I’d also like to add some cool vintage art.
With flowers of course.
Cause I can’t get enough flowers.
I’m hoping to find some cool picture frames while thrifting that I can refinish and repurpose in here so I can finish decorating it on a dime.
Sneak Peak of What’s Happening in the Family Room
So we JUST started painting the family room and it is looking good!
It’s amazing how the lighter paint color brings in the outdoor gardens and makes the room feel larger.
And so far, only the trim is done!
And that’s it for today!
Thanks so much for coming along on my french country farmhouse spring home tour.
Next up on the tour is my good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells. Wait until you see her gorgeous cottage decorated for spring!
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