Hi guys, Welcome to our Summer Tour here at the farmhouse . I so happy that summer is here. We had a rainy spring so now that the rain has eased up and we are having drier, sunny days, I am lovin’ it. The longer sun light days seems to give me more energy and a “want to get things done “attitude.
With each season I like to give my home a decor refresh. I like to decorate in a simple, less fuss and carefree feel.
We moved in our new farmhouse in January of this year, with still lots of things to finish. To stretch our budget we are doing a lot of the final touches to our home ourselves. So a lot of our home is still a work in progress, so don’t be surprised if you see unfinished areas.
I have joined in this Summer Home Tour, hosted by the sweet Meg from Green with Decor and several of my friends, so be sure to check out all the other homes for tons of inspiration.
Without further ado…….Welcome and come on in…….
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First off you can see that we haven’t stained our front door yet. We special ordered it from a Tennessee craftsman. It is Solid Mahogany and very heavy. We looked at all the box stores but couldn’t find the exact stain color we wanted. Staining the door is on our summer list, so this will be stained within the next couple of week. Yippee!
This may seem odd to some people but I do not have curtains in our home. We live out where we are surrounded by trees and our house is situated in the center of 40 acres of woodland and have a Gate to enter the lane. When building I wanted lots of big windows to enjoy the view. This is usually the first thing visitors comment on and love the feel and look of the open outdoors view.
The fireplace mantel is a Solid Cherry hand hewed beam from an old 2 hundred year barn. The beam was long enough to get a mantel for the first floor and also the basement fireplace mantel.
These wood disc numbers can be used all over your home. Check out the tutorial on how to make your own. DIY Wood Number Tags.
I grow fresh Cilantro right on my kitchen counter. Its always at my finger tips for mixing those delicious summer salsa’s to enjoy on the patio.
You might of noticed the airplane plant or spider plant as it is called, in my front room window. This is a cutting that I have started. I have lots more I need to get planted. Anyone need a start?
Simple vase and daisies (from the yard) is perfect for the summer table center piece.
This is going to be the screened in back porch. I will be so happy when the screen is installed.
As you have seen we have just begun to decorate the house. I will be sharing the front porch and other rooms as we get them completed so I hope you will check back to see our progress through out the summer.
Thanks for stopping by.
Want to know where to find some of my decor items?
Here is the Source List:
- Safavieh Adirondack Collection ADR101B Ivory and Silver Area Rug, 9 feet by 12 feet (9′ x 12′)
- Spectrum Diversified 47876 Storage Basket, Small, Industrial Gray
- Goodlucky365 50pcs 2″-2.5″ Unfinished Natural Blank Wood Slices Circles with Tree Bark Log Discs for DIY Craft Woodburning Christmas Rustic Wedding Ornaments
- Botticelli English Letter Print Fabric Armless Contemporary Accent Chair
- Ikea 302.290.77 Tejn faux sheepskin, white
- Tea Stained Flag Pillow
Now it time to go check out the other Summer Home Tours. Enjoy!