I picked up a few new things for our home for spring. And, as I was styling everything, I started thinking about how great the old and new looked together. So, for today’s spring tour, I thought I’d show you how I’ve mixed some vintage pieces with new purchases to get a one of a kind, eclectic look for my home this spring.
Welcome to My Spring Home Tour
Before we begin the tour, I want to give a shout out to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life who organises these seasonal tours. It’s a lot of work and she does an amazing job! And, if you’re here visiting from Town and Country Living, Welcome! Jennifer’s home looks so warm and inviting for the spring season! At the end of this post, you’ll find the links to all of today’s tours. Plus, the full spring tour schedule is posted so you can come back each day this week for more spring inspiration!
Let’s begin my 2021 spring tour in our living room! Since I last shared this space, there have been some changes! We removed the green shiplap feature wall that was behind the mantel. Even though I loved the green shiplap, I decided to remove it because it was really limiting my decor choices. I love to change up the look of my spaces by using color in my accessories. And, I found myself always thinking “does this shade work with the green wall”. I hope that makes sense.
We are planning to add some decorative molding to that wall and I think that will give it more interest. And, since I was painting one wall, I ended up painting the entire space. I used Benjamin Moore Simply White for both the walls and the trim and it really brightened up the room. The walls are painted with a matte finish and the trim is gloss. The living room was previously Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
One of the areas where I mixed some old and new is on the mantel. The art is a royalty free image of an original painting from the 1800’s. I downloaded it and had it printed to fit in the vintage wood frame. Then, I added some “new” or current accessories to the mantel top.
This wood trim box from the Studio McGee line at Target is new. And, one of my boys made this bowl in a high school pottery class. I love to use real florals, but these white flowers are pretty realistic (especially when not so up close and personal).
And, here’s another old and new combination. My vintage library table and found vintage mirror look great styled with some new decor accessories.
I made a kokedama using a small swiss cheese plant and placed it under this glass dome with a gold bunny figure. I’ve had the bunny for a while, but it was silver. I used some gold leaf Rub ‘N Buff to give it a whole new look. Then, I used a larger Studio McGee box to elevate a bouquet of spring helebore and hydrangea. Aren’t those plum tipped helebore gorgeous!
And, here’s another example of mixing old and new. I purchased this new table for our entryway. The size was right and I loved the rattan on the drawers. And, I think it blends well with my vintage furniture pieces in this space.
Now, for the other side of the living room. Above my vintage sofa, I created a gallery wall with vintage bird botanical prints. Even though the prints are vintage, I used new and more modern black frames with white mats for a more updated look. You can get these downloadable prints by subscribing to get my posts by email. Click to subscribe.
Now, let’s take a look at the dining room. I updated the narrow gallery wall with vintage spring art. And, you’ll notice the black dresser/buffet has been replaced. We needed the dresser for another project, so I had to find a replacement. But, I haven’t had much luck finding just the right piece. So, for now, this vintage side table that I found on Facebook Marketplace for $40 will do until I find what I’m looking for!
The obvious old and new here is the vintage furniture paired with a more modern mirror, light fixture and vase. And, if you aren’t a regular follower here and are wondering about the green shiplap wall I referred to in my living room, it was the exact same shade of green as this vintage corner cabinet.
I still love the paint color, Luxe by Magnolia Home Paint, and don’t intend on repainting this cabinet any time soon! And, I displayed some old and new accessories inside the cabinet for spring.
I purchased this glazed redware rabbit at a local sale many years ago here in Lancaster and I love to bring it out in the spring.
And, here’s another view of the dining room. And, here’s a close up of the gorgeous tulips!!!
And, here’s the view from the dining room into the kitchen. I kept things pretty simple in the kitchen for spring by adding just a few accessories.
The bunny on the island is one that I purchased last year at Michael’s. It was a more gray finish to look like concrete. And, I gave it a new look with a fresh coat of white spray paint.
While most of the plants in my home are real, this faux fern was too good to pass by and I don’t have to worry about it getting enough water!
Opposite the kitchen sink and counters is this wall with peg rail shelf that Mark built for me. I love that it’s both practical and decorative!
And, here you can see the full gallery wall with the vintage spring prints. And, another view of the gallery wall looking into the living room with the vintage player piano. I’ll be sharing how I created this gallery wall in an upcoming post.
Thanks for stopping by to see how I thoughtfully mixed old and new to create a unique spring look in my home. Next up on today’s tour is Laura from Decor to Adore!
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