My number one goal was to declutter so we added planted flowers to the breakfast table just off the kitchen. This is how the breakfast table area looked in July of last year:
You may remember my 90-year-old grandfather gave me his old chicken coop last year. It was previously used next to the china cabinet as pictured here
but I when I decided to clear out the clutter I chose to let the china cabinet shine alone.
We changed things up a little in the entry too.
I took down all of the items that were taking up space on the cabinet we made a few weeks ago
and left a simple ironstone dish for keys, the mail drop and a spot for my purse.
In the dining room we restyled the hutch
and my dad hung a tobacco basket I’ve had for over a year. I just never found the right spot to hang it up.
I’m working on a set of shelves to go underneath the basket and I still need to get new curtains so hopefully that will all come together soon.
The changes in the half bathroom were really subtle. Here’s a quick shot of the bathroom before:
We added fresh greenery from the yard, a rug from IKEA and a thrifted wastebasket.
I love the goat pictures in this bathroom. They make me happy every time I look at them. I bought them at The Country Living Fair a few years ago. They’re by photographer Tiffany Kimmet.
Finally, I hung one of my favorite thrifted finds in the hallway. This needlepoint of the 50 states and state flowers set me back $5 I believe. I know. It’s always so exciting when you come across a treasure like that at such a good price.
I said this last week but honestly it bears saying again, it was such a busy week trying to get as much done as possible while my mom was here visiting. We worked from sun up to sun down and got so many things accomplished. There’s another bedroom and bathroom that received total makeovers. I’ll share the bathroom with you tomorrow.