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May Flowers Home & Garden Tour Blog Hop

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Welcome to Our Crafty Mom! I am thrilled to be participating in my first May Flowers Home & Garden Tour Blog Hop with a great group of very talented bloggers. Probably my favorite thing about blogging is “meeting” so many wonderful people. I feel like I have friends all over the World. Some of my blogging buddies are from Canada, Greece and Italy to name a few. How cool is that?  A huge thank you to Debbie from Chatham Hill On The Lake for organizing this blog hop! Alright, let’s get to the tour! For this Home & Garden Tour I decided to focus on my living room and deck as they are my two favorite and most used places in the house once the warmer weather rolls around. 

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We have an open concept with the living room open to the dining room. I didn’t realize how many DIY projects I had in this room until I actually put this post together. I love to shop at thrift stores and refinish furniture. It is a great feeling to give a piece of furniture new life.

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This rolled arm nail head trim couch is something I bought when we moved to the Townhouse close to 3 years ago. I really took my time with the purchase and did a lot of research.  It was important to have good quality that would last with daily use, but also something with character. Three years later the couch still looks great-despite being a light color and with a cat and a messy 26 yo! One thing I like about decorating with neutrals is you can completely change the look just by changing out the throw pillows-which I do often. I admit to having a slight obsession with pillows. The good thing is I love to DIY pillows to keep costs down and I always use both sides to save as well. This is one of my favorite stenciled pillows.

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The refinished bench is such a help in the small entryway as it opens for storage. You have to check out the before picture of this bench-think 90’s floral stenciling!

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You know how there is usually a “Dad’s chair” most likely a recliner? Well, this is “Mom’s chair” and I love it! This is my favorite spot to read and blog. It is an IKEA Ektorp chair. This was also purchased when we moved here and even with a black long haired cat it has held up great! Both the claw foot table on the right and the tray table were DIY projects. You can see the before here and here.

May Flowers Home & Garden Tour Blog Hop Our Crafty Mom 6Chalkboards and faux fur are another thing I just love. This  large chalkboard was a mirror I picked up for $3! really want to paint a small wall in chalkboard paint! Maybe someday. Next up is the mantel all decked out for Spring with my new DIY Stained Glass Jars that I just shared today.

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These glass jars will actually set the stage for the Summer Coastal Mantel which I will be sharing in a Mantel Blog Hop in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for that!

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Would you believe that hutch was bought on Craigslist for $35? I added faux wood wallpaper to the back and painted it a soft blue. You can see the makeover here.

Home & Garden Tour Blog Hop Our Crafty Mom 3This hutch received a farmhouse update with chicken wire replacing the glass. This poor hutch has been refinished about four times, but it is 20 years old so that’s not too bad right? Do you find that y0ur tastes change over the years or you get bored with a piece? Please tell me I am not the only one! You can see the before here. Now let’s take a look at the deck. My absolute favorite hangout spot from May-September!

May Flowers Home & Garden Tour Blog Hop Our Crafty Mom 15This rug is from Big Lots and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. The colors are so vibrant and after a year it has held up incredibly well. Of course I had to get some chalkboard paint in with the wagon cooler that comes in handy for parties! You can read about it here

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The furniture was purchased at Target and four years later is still like new!

May Flowers Home & Garden Tour Blog Hop Our Crafty Mom 14It is too early in New England to put out flowers. I usually wait until at least Mother’s Day. I can’t wait to add the window boxes and my herb garden! I hope you enjoyed this Home & Garden Tour. Be sure to visit the links below to see their lovely tours!

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Daniel Sturm

Friday 10th of April 2020

Thanks for sharing your beautiful house. I love all of the white and blue furniture. The kitchen rug is fabulous.

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Friday 12th of April 2019

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Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Your house is so pretty Michelle, I adore all the white and blue and the cubby with the chicken wire is astonishing! I have a mother seat as well, lol and it's the best!!!


Wednesday 14th of June 2017

Simply beautiful! I just want to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea. :)

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Thursday 18th of May 2017

I love to see your house tours! The colors inside are so pretty (loving the blue glass) and I really need to look into a pretty outdoor rug like yours for our patio. #HomeMattersParty

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