We’re sharing Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage today!
Recently, I was part of a discussion on Instagram about the best time to transition décor from Spring to Summer.
I don’t know why but I was really surprised at how many people said they planned to pack away their bunnies and Spring decorations the day after Easter.
It reminded me of dropping by a craft supply store to pick up a few last-minute Easter basket items recently and watching the employees stock the shelves with 4th of July items.
I’m not sure what camp you’re in but I have no plans to rush from one season to the next.
In fact, it makes me want to be even more intentional with my time so I can hold onto every drop of Spring possible.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the entire year and it always feels like the sweetest gift after a long winter.
I love it more than Christmas and the holidays which feels totally scandalous to admit out loud.
But it’s true.
Easter feels just as festive as Christmas but without all the extra pressure, the fluff, or the expectations.
It’s more of a “bring your glass of sweet tea out to the porch and let’s sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy each other’s company a while” kind of holiday.
So, before the temps start to rise and the hustle and bustle of summer begin, I thought I would share Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage.
If you’re new here, we turned an outdoor metal shed into my office space last Fall. It’s where I spend a good bit of time dreaming up posts, planning content, experimenting with vignettes, and taking photos.
It’s also an extra place to hold my growing ironstone collection mostly found treasure hunting with my Mom.
While I’ve tried to be super selective about the pieces of ironstone I bring home, there are still a few items on my ironstone bucket list I would scoop up immediately if given the chance.
That’s another good thing about Spring, yard sale season.
One of my favorite budget-friendly finds for The Crowned Goat Cottage is the $5 scale my Mom and I found at an outdoor antique event.
It’s filled with thrifted glass bottles that hold office and art supplies. Yet every time I look at it, I think about what a beast it was to haul to the car ?
My bestie S built the work island and I’ve been working on an updated tutorial for the large chalkboard too. I get asked about it all the time!
It was really easy to create and would make a budget-friendly DIY for your spring project list.
I love baskets because they’re pretty and practical. Plus, they can be used in almost any space no matter what the season.
On the other side of The Crowned Goat Cottage, is a large workstation.
We were almost to the end of our budget when we decided to use $14 porch posts from Lowes as table legs. They’ve worked out really well so far.
It’s another favorite spot, mostly, because I can spread out and be as messy as I want to be.
But that experience also taught me a really important lesson. Sometimes a small budget can bring about really creative solutions. So, don’t be afraid if you have one!
I found these bird eggs on sale at Hobby Lobby. You can learn how to make your own though in this super easy DIY Speckled Eggs post.
The flowers were on sale at Joanns and the wall basket was a thrifted find many years ago.
The barn door was another fun find from an antique extravaganza for around $30. I need to find a way to seal it, so I don’t lose all that chippy goodness though.
While there are still things, I’d love to update at The Crowned Goat Cottage (like adding a porch or a deck and some window boxes) all in all, I’m beyond thankful to have this office space.
The pandemic definitely changed the way we work, and I know it did for so many of you as well.
Just having a designated place to be creative is a huge blessing in itself and something I wish everyone had the chance to experience.
Even if it’s a corner of your living room, turning a dining room into an office, or carving out a space in your bedroom it’s worth the effort.
Your dreams matter and so do you!
Thanks so much for sharing Spring at The Crowned Goat Cottage with us. It means so much!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
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