Before we jump with both feet into fall, I thought it would be fun to put together a little round up of what summer has looked like around here. In today’s post I’ll be sharing my end-of-summer classic farmhouse home tour!
Summer 2020 has definitely been a little different than what we had originally planned, but I have to say that it was still a pretty good one around here. 🙂 We’re so lucky to have the space out here to kind of create our own little world, and take a break from all the craziness that’s going on right now when we need to. We have many unfinished projects around the house right now, but we did get a few small things done this past season and I got a lot of satisfaction out of those few things, especially considering the fact that our house has been a little extra full with the kids home everyday for almost six straight months now! So, let’s start our little tour. 🙂
This was our first year with our new front porch completed and we got quite a bit of use out of it. It’s a great place to sit and watch the sunset at the end of the day and it definitely really improves our home’s curb appeal. We think it looks like it’s always been there, which was exactly what we were going for.
Classic Farmhouse Home Tour: The Mudroom
We built this mudroom addition about 2.5 years ago, but I just finally finished furnishing it last week. You can read the full post here: Blue and White Mudroom Update, but here’s a little peak at how it looks in there right now.
Around the House
I added a few summery touches around the house, here and there, but honestly, my biggest home accomplishment inside our house, other than the mudroom, was finally finishing the painting in the dining room. I’d been working on painting the walls white, because my blue and white collection just looks so great against it, but I was slowly working my way around the room, moving one piece of furniture at a time, and it took me about 6 months to actually get it done. But it’s done!
I also did a little lamp switcheroo in here and brought these big ginger jar lamps in here that had previously been in our bedroom. I think they look perfect in this spot.
So that’s about it for things to report on around around the house this summer! I’m hoping to have a few more sizeable projects to share with you this fall, but until then, hopefully you enjoyed this little tour!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.