Thank you so much for coming by. If you’re new here, welcome! Today, I’m participating in the bHome Summer Open House & Giveaway! Details on how to enter the giveaway and links to my fellow bloggers sharing their homes are at the end of the post!
Our 1890 farmhouse has been a work in progress since we purchased it in 1999. We’ve tried to create a family friendly home that we can enjoy! After nearly 16 years I’m still getting around to changing things that were here when we bought the house! One of them was the old house number. Recently, I created a new sign for our address so we’ll start there! You can read the full post here. The vintage milk can has been outside the front gate for so many years! It got a fresh coat of paint and vinyl welcome that I created with my Cricut. Every Summer our porches get changed around a little. The front porch is simple and welcoming with some new pillows, hanging flowers and our tiny table the kids used to play on. Now my niece’s daughter gets to enjoy it. The porch swing is a favorite spot, I spent many hours swinging my children when they were babies. It was magic when I needed to get them to sleep. I keep my mom and dad’s plaid blanket on the back of the swing for chilly nights. You can see previous porch posts here.
We spend more time on the back porch since it’s screened, so my goal is to make it comfortable and functional. The kids study out there, we have family dinners and most nights you’ll find my husband watching TV there. This year I added the shower curtain panels, a new rug and sewed some new pillow covers. The flowers come and go depending on what’s in bloom! I found the antique table set at an estate sale a few years ago.
I made the buffet from discarded kitchen cabinets and an old dresser and painted it to match the table & chairs. It’s a nice spot to have dinner with the family.
I painted a simple border on the rug after this photo was taken. You can see my posts about those projects here and here. The living room is blue and white and filled with trinkets from our trip to Florida. My grandmother’s peonies fill nearly every room. I layered my neutral and blue pillows for a summer feel.
Our bedroom gets lightened up in the Spring with white lace curtains that I have from my very first apartment. I won’t tell you how old they are! I changed out the heavy brown blanket for a white cotton one and changed up the accent pillow.
Thank you so much for visiting! Be sure to visit my bHome Friends sharing their inspiring Summer homes.
I would like to personally thank Kelly from My Soulful Home (founder of bHome) for letting me be part of such a talented and amazing group. I am truly humbled to be a small part of it. And Ann Drake from On Sutton Place who so generously organized this Summer Tour for our readers. Thank you both!