Hey guys! 🙂 I like winter decor, but I can’t leave it up all that long after the new year. Spring arrives earlier here in the Nor Cal valley than it does in most other areas of the U.S. (don’t hate me!). Our warming trend usually begins in early February and our almond orchards are in bloom around Valentine’s Day. More years than not I’ll move right into working on spring decor right after the holidays are over. I thought I’d share some farmhouse early spring decor ideas using my “new” (to me) corner hutch I decorated in anticipation of our early spring.
I bought this hutch from my cousins who live across the street from us. When I bought it, the interior shelves were painted red and the rest of it was stained wood. I totally forgot to take before I repainted it (I know; I should have my Blogger Card revoked!). I’m going to see if my cousins have any pictures of it before I purchased it from them.
The paint I used on this hutch is Valspar chalk paint in the color Her Dainties. I applied three coats, sanded to distress, and then used Valspar clear wax to seal it.
When I decorate for early spring, I like to use a lot of whites and greens mixed with gray and wood tones for contrast. I don’t like to use flowers just yet as they aren’t blooming yet, but I do like to use blossoms or dried flowers to suggest that blooms are right around the corner. When the flowers do start blooming here, I’ll mix them in along with some Easter / Spring Solstice decor for a full-on spring look.
I have a confession to make: I collect goddess figurines. The only problem is that they can be challenging to mix in with farmhouse style decor. But the two pictured are gray toned and have tree and root etchings, which works perfectly with the early spring theme.
As you can see, I also have a thing for milk glass! The soup bowls are garage sale finds. The punch bowl was given to me by my mother-in-law. The serving platters were from my grandma’s serving ware collection.
You can’t see the top of the hutch from eye level so I didn’t bother with painting it. Now I’m thinking maybe I should have. 🙂
Don’t you just love the old sprinkler? It and the crock were my grandfather’s. The sprinkler still works, but I like it better being used as decor. The dried hydrangeas are from my garden. I’m looking forward to this year’s “crop!”
I got the shutter from our local Habitat For Humanity ReStore. They are a great and inexpensive resource for shutters like this, along with cabinet doors, vintage doors and windows, and other odds and ends, not to mention paint, stain, tile, and other building and finishing materials.
I hope you enjoyed my farmhouse early spring decor ideas, and I hope it gives you some inspiration to start a little early spring decorating of your own!