Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spring Home Updates & Changes

Morning! I thought I would give you a peak inside our home to see what I've been painting/updating/thrifting/changing/decorating.
First up, I had to share this picture of the front of our home. Our very favorite time of the year is when this tree is in bloom!

Also, I had to have some trim work done because of rot around the front door and I took that opportunity to paint the door black. I am loving how classic it looks and it goes much better with our style than the red (now just to repaint the foundation and garage at some point)! 

I also found the perfect little accessory...this hare door knocker from Anthropologie.

I also ended up selling and parting with a couple of pieces. First, the settee was sold. It was originally my Mom's and I just felt like I was forcing it into my style, just for the sake of having it. I'm still in the process of tweaking the entry.

Restyled bookshelves and a vintage chair from the flea market. (The mid century end table is new, also...I will share a before and after on Thursday.)

I moved the black secretary next to the front door (need to find another chair for it as the contractor for our bathroom bought a few pieces from me). I'm loving how putting the chair over here has opened up the room (but it also is providing a great launching pad for Figgy to get on the mantel).

My Mom really, really loved the Antique Pantry Cabinets (and as much as I loved the storage) they really fit so much better in her home. With the cabinets gone I moved the ASCP Hutch into the living room. (We also added two more of the IKEA lamps like we got for our bedroom on either side of the couch.)

A summery animal print pillow from Pottery Barn...

I scored the huge brass tray for under $20 recently. The man who sold it to me told us how it used to belong to his mother and how she would always weave colorful ribbons around the edges and fill it with baklava.  My youngest told the man to not sell it (because of the good memories, my husband in upset it is filled with candles and not baklava...since I'm 50% Greek).

The upstairs hallway...I may have painted over the stencil. The imperfection was killing me...

Lastly, the master bedroom. The only recent update I have made was to add in a rug that matched better. (There are still a couple of pieces we need for the space, but nothing has caught my eye just yet).

So, that's where we're at. I have been painting furniture like a maniac lately. My Mom has been helping with homeschooling more and more (which I am so grateful for).  Hopefully, tomorrow I will share where I am on the bathroom (starting to buy tiles and such) and I will definitely need opinions on the kitchen. I am stumped on countertops....


  1. I love your spring updates. I want that door knocker! Visiting from Elizabeth & Co link party. Enjoy your day!

  2. I just love it all and that is such a cute door knocker.

  3. Love the clean lines and crisp feel of your home. You have great style!

  4. That little door knocker is SO cute! I have the woodpecker version! I love the house tour - I'm just now getting acquainted with your blog, so this was a great place to start :)

  5. P.S. I just wanted to mention that your Google+ button under your picture isn't working.

  6. so many changes! love that big brass tray. and that door knocker! oh my--ADORABLE!

  7. love that empty frame on the dresser!!! Beautiful arranging of everything!
    Christine from Little Brags

  8. i love all the touches of navy going on! an LOVE the door knocker! i have hare envy!

  9. Love the bedroom rug, I can just imagine my feet hitting that every morning!

  10. Your home is amazingly beautiful! I love every little detail. The white hutch is one of my favorites and also the wall with the plates. Just gorgeous! Have a wonderful day. ~ Jamie

  11. I love your style. The hare knocker is awesome and I love your mix of vintage wood furniture. Love that white glass cabinet with the basket on top. I had to check out your stencil too, which I liked, but I totally hear you on being over it due to imperfections. I am just like that too, but I loved the pattern of it.
    Love all your updates!

  12. I love all of your spring touches friend! You really have such a fantastic lightness in your home that I long for! And the outside of your home is just awesome! Such a cool house! Wishing you a beautiful week! Nicole xoxo

  13. Love your touches of spring, especially the hare door knocker and the PB pillow!

  14. Angela-I took great pleasure in all your changes. You have a wonderful way of mixing antiques with modern. Your home looks so inviting. I had to laugh when you said you painted over the stencil. It is good to realize when you just don't like something, even if you spent a lot of time or money on it and just change it. Can you tell I have been there?!!


  15. Great finds Angela, love that tray and that door knocker is so cute. I am debating a knocker for our front door. Gorgeous tree, I am planting flowering trees at t he new house, I love them.


  16. Your home is always so charming Angela! I just love your sense of style. And I love seeing the outside, what a sweet home. And that just might be the cutest doorknocker ever!

  17. The outside of your home could fit right into my neighborhood of charming older homes here in Western Pa. It's got that look and style :)

  18. Everything looks so pretty and I adore that squirrel door knocker. Fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.


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