Hi Friends! I am so excited for Spring and to be part of this Spring Tour along with so many other amazing bloggers! I hope that you are enjoying all of my friend’s beautiful homes. If you came from Laura’s @meaningfulspaces home tour, we can both agree that there is definitely still swooning going on.
Spring is a season of fresh new changes, welcomed even more by those of you still getting snow, I’m sure. Season changes here in Tucson, Arizona are not drastic in temperature change but the subtle blooms and fragrances along with the cool mornings and evenings is a perfect sign of Spring. I love all of the blooming wild flowers and saguaros that flood the mountainsides and valleys and am so excited to show you how I bring a little Spring inside.
I first want to thank Hayneedle for sponsoring our Spring Home Tour. I will also add some affiliate links throughout the post so that you can easier find decor items that I have used.
Let’s get started! I’m so glad to have you all here. Welcome to our Entryway. I have to thank our neighbors for planting a wisteria vine that floods over our back wall. This has to be the most amazing scented vine that I have ever met! When our neighbor peeked over the wall one day to ask if it bothered us that their vine was hanging on our side of the wall and gave us permission to trim it whenever we wanted, I ran inside for my garden clippers…not because I don’t like it, but because I LOVE it and knew it would look gorgeous for decor. The spring season is so beautiful and I just love this vine and the wonderful scents that it gives. When Spring starts to spring and the flowering branches arise, I am amazed at the abundance of blooms that each branch gives. It reminds me that every day and every season we have the blessing of a fresh new start. I love that I can clip these vine branches and bring them inside for decor and that they still look amazing even when they are all dried up.
Adding textures with a lot of layers is something I love, especially when dealing with white and neutral colors. It allows for a space to be so much more cozy. The aroma from this wisteria vine is filling our home, along with the fresh Spring breezes from outside. Living in Tucson, AZ does have its perks.
I made these open shelves and you can find the tutorial here. I love diy projects and adding budget friendly rustic decor is a favorite of mine, especially when it is affordable and doesn’t cost my entire savings. Most of my home is thrifted or decor from a diy project that I completed at sometime. I have never had a large budget for decor and it is a passion of mine to help others decorate with budget friendly ideas and ways to diy for a gorgeous space on a budget.
We have one large room for 3 different spaces allowing for much creativity when breaking up these spaces. Our front room sitting area is to the left of my front door. Chippy, rustic, vintage, and antique…these are 4 of my favorite things. I just painted my old antique dresser with some milk paint from @oldbarnmilkpaint and I just love it! And the lyrics of this song that I added to this old headboard are always a refreshing read and a good reminder of God’s goodness.
Our dining area is shared with my front room as well. I love how it all blends together for a nice cozy feel. I used our old ice cream bucket to house some of my lavender clippings. We have used this ice cream bucket/maker for years now and it’s so refreshing for a nice Spring treat. My husbands sweet grandparents gifted it to us for our wedding years ago and it is still working wonders for us. I love that I can use it for decor purposes too!
Heading back in to our “back room” is a room that we frequent the most. Lots of cozy family time happens in here. I made these dream catchers and you can find the tutorial here.
Sometimes simple is the best. I didn’t add much for Spring to my shelves other than some vases but I love the simple clean feel that it gives to this space. My husband and I made this wood wall from old pallets and you can find the complete tutorial here.
I made these open shelves from old pieces of barn wood and you can find the brackets here. This was a bare space when we moved in years ago that the previous home owners had probably planned for a desk area, but I had other ideas. I found this chandelier at a thrift store for $30, took off the old glass globes, and painted it with my chalk paint recipe. I love chandeliers and also LOVE that I can find them at thrift stores.
I love the feeling of crisp white walls but I also love some rich, deep colors here and there. The back wall in our bedroom was perfect for adding a dark wall, especially if we ever want to sleep in in the morning. It adds a feeling of cozy. I also found this chandelier for $25 at a thrift store and took off the old shades and added some vintage jewels. And since Spring is here, it’s time to get some fans going. I promised my hubs that if he would let me take down our ceiling fan in exchange for this chandelier that I would get fans to sit around. What a guy! You can find a tutorial of how I made these “no sew” curtains here.
I just updated my laundry room. I made this barn door and painted my floors and cabinets. If you missed it, you can find the detailed tutorials and source list here. It’s now one of my favorite rooms in my house, not to do laundry in though of course.
Our back area is one of my favorite spaces in our home (I guess I should say “outside” our home), especially since we added these amazing chair swings from hayneedle.com. My kids all fight over them and I have to admit that my husband and I fight our kids for them too. My husband was raving over them the other evening and thanked me for getting these. When my husband talks about my home decor, you know he means business. He probably won’t go for adding 3 more for our family of 5, so I guess we will just keep trying to be one step ahead of our kids to get to them first. Thank you, Hayneedle, for making our back yard even more enjoyable! If you follow me on Instagram you will remember that I stenciled this outdoor rug. I love how it turned out and you can find the tutorial, here.
Since my name is “Vintage Porch” that means I need to have somewhat of a vintage porch, right?! I found these gorgeous vintage shades at a thrift store and they work perfect with these jute wrapped cord lights! The ambiance out here in the evening is amazing! I just love these lights and the fact that I didn’t have to wrap the jute around the cord myself was worth every penny! You can find more pictures and details on my back patio, here.
Chester loves to be out here too! He is never more that one step away from me.
Church Pew: Antique Store
Wood Vases: PCB Home
Steer Print: CCandMike.com
Shelf Brackets: Home Depot
Anne of Green Gables Sign: Sure and Simple
Old Door: Thrifted
Antlers: Thrifted and mounted onto a board that I painted and distressed
Wine Barrel Ring: Thrifted
Fluffy Pillow: World Market
Crates and Basket: Garage Sale and Thrifted
Mirror: Craigslist and painted
Cow Photo: @downshilohroad
Silhouettes: Miss Thistle Shop
Chippy Frames: Made from old Fence Pickets
Large frames with prints: Thrifted
White Chairs: Second hand Pottery Barn and replace slipcovers with Ikea slipcovers
White Love Seat: Second hand Ikea and Ikea slipcover
White Fluffy Pillows: Home Goods
White Angel Pillows: Jolie Marche
Antique Dresser: Craigslist and painted with Old Barn Milk Paint in “sweet cream”
Old Headboard: Thrifted
Jute Rug: Amazon
Glass Coffee Table: Thrifted and painted the sides with my chalk paint recipe here
Trunks: thrifted and painted
Crocks: Garage sales and thrifted
Glass Jar: Antique fair
Table: Goodwill and refinished
Shelf Brackets: linked in entryway sources
Vintage Painting: Thrifted
Old Door: Thrifted
Corner Farmhouse Cabinet: Repurposed Gun Cabinet
Slipcovers for Chairs: custom made
Settee: Craigslist and covered with thrifted bed skirts
Glass jar: Antique Fair
Wood Beads on Glass Jar: The Cottage on the Maple
Wood Beads on Chandelier: Target Clearance but you can also find some here
Chandelier: Craigslist but you can find them here
Crocks: Garage Sales and Thrifted
Ice Cream Bucket: Amazon
Chippy Wood Bench: Thrifted
Wood Sign: @showthejoy
White sofas: Second hand but from Restoration Hardware (left) and Pottery Barn with new Ikea Slipcover (right)
Old Wood Table: Antique Mall
Old Trunk: Craigslist
Table Decor: Thrifted
Old Door: Craigslist
Cow Skull: Antique Fair
Gold Pillows: Target
Fluffy Pillows: World Market
Jute Rug: Rugs USA
Bowl on Coffee Table: House of Herringbone
Coffee Table: Southern Sunshine Shop
Mirror: Thrifted and Painted with my chalk paint recipe here
Dream Catchers: DIY
Wood Sign: @saltedwords
Barn wood for shelves: Thrifted
Shelves and Brackets: Linked in Entryway sources
Shelf Decor: Mostly Thrifted and Garage Sales
Coffee Percolator and Wood Bowl: @harperandarrowmarketplace on Instagram
Tray/Sign: @ahouseofboysandbeauty on Instagram
Scale: Antique Fair
Vintage Painting: Thrifted
Hanging Cutting Board: PCB Home
Black Dresser: Local Refurbisher
Outdoor Swing Area:
Chair Swings: hayneedle.com
Jute Wrapped Lights: World Market
Thank you for stopping by! Don’t miss out on all of the other blogger’s beautiful homes listed below. Have a wonderful day!
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