This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HomeGoods. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. This post also includes affiliate links. Thank you in advance for supporting The Golden Sycamore. Wow! It’s been a while, friends! It’s been a good break from blogging for a few weeks…working on home projects, spending time with the kids, learning, growing, and relaxing. I feel like spring is the best time to jump right back into my blogging journey! And what better way than with a spring home tour? Thanks so much to HomeGoods & Country Living for co-hosting this tour! I can’t wait to show you the changes we’ve made around the house for spring! Let’s start in the living room! We got this gorgeous new rug from HomeGoods and I fall more in love with it everyday. If you follow me on Instagram, you may be a little confused because we originally purchased a white patterned rug. We had a little mishap with our dog and she basically ruined it, so we were back to the drawing board. I think it was a blessing in disguise, though, because the rug is much more “us”. The darker color will hide future pet mishaps (which are coming, I promise!) and the style is casual and fits our family better. It just makes more sense for our family! And this gorgeous coffee table my husband built for me! This is his third coffee table like this (we brought the first two to The Found Cottage to sell) and I just love it! We kind of designed it together, but he did all the building…and then I did the staining & painting. We make such a good team, don’t we?! The size is custom for our living room, so it wouldn’t take up too much room and we could still move around freely. Clearly, the cats enjoy hiding under it, too! Across the room, I finally figured out what to put on the left side of the plank wall. For now, it’s an open frame gallery wall. The frames (also from HomeGoods) came with glass in them, so I can use them for pictures someday, and that was my original intent, but once I got them up there with nothing in them, they tied in so well with the old window frame! I popped some cotton bolls in my terrarium and called it good! It was seriously so easy and I love the look. And this huge sage wreath. Oh my! I got it around Christmas time and can’t make myself take it down. It’s just so pretty! Moving across the room, you can see our massive chalkboard all decked out for spring. This chalkboard is such a big focal point for the room. And as terrible as I am at drawing, I do love changing it up for the seasons. (You can see my Christmas chalkboard HERE.) I figured out a design in my head and then used a projector and found the words I wanted on the internet and traced them up there. I cannot freehand, so the projector is absolutely necessary for my sanity! It made the task of lettering super easy and it went so fast. And in the entryway is our “brand new” entryway coat rack. You guys! I have been battling coats and purses and hats for wayyyyy too long! It feels so good to finally have a drop zone, so that our chairs no longer have to have the burden of being weighed down by all our stuff! This was another project my hubby and I designed and made together. I gave him my general idea of what I wanted. He headed out to our wood pile out back, grabbed some boards, and got to work. First, he planed the boards down with a wood planer to make them a bit more even and then he cut them to length with a miter saw. After the boards were cut, he used a Kreg Jig and screws to attach the boards together on the back of the piece. (notice the white rug!) The hooks were made from steel bar that was cut with a chop saw and then bent with a sheet metal break (here’s a link to one if you’re curious about what that is!). And then my hubby drilled a hole in each hook with his drill press so that we could screw the hooks to the boards. He added some D hooks to the back and hung them on screws with anchors in the wall to make sure it’s sturdy. This thing is heavy! Now, I know I lost half of you on that part, but hear me out… You could easily make this with basically any boards you have lying around (just make sure the boards are roughly the same depth) and some cute store-bought hooks. I love our unique piece and absolutely adore my hubby’s creativity and handiwork, but I know not everyone has access to the tools we’ve accumulated over the years. At first this was just going to be a coat rack, but when I remembered I had this Target mail slot in my basement office, I knew it needed to be added to it. Since this “drop zone” is right inside our front door, I can just slip the mail in here and deal with it when I have more time. It keeps it off the counter which is a huge help! No, the coat rack doesn’t look this pretty on a daily basis…but it DOES save our house from turning into a disaster of coats, purses, and mail! Our kitchen has been a disaster lately, so it felt good to do a little spring cleaning and give it a fresh start! I set a very casual table for the 4 of us. I got these blue and white placemats, white plates, and blue ice cream bowls all from HomeGoods. Although our style is typically casual, the plates take the look up just a notch. I won’t use them for everyday meals, but I’m excited to have them on hand for special occasions and holidays. A simple live plant (that I can hopefully keep alive long enough to plant outside later this spring!) was the perfect centerpiece. We like to keep things casual since our table doubles as a place to do homework, color, do puzzles, go through mail, etc., so a simple centerpiece was a must! I also added a few simple spring touches to our secretary. How cute are these little daffodils in this burlap bag? Oh man, you guys! I am so ready for spring! I can’t wait until these babies are popping up in yards around the neighborhood! It’s only a matter of days, right?! Right?! I sure hope so! Thank you so much for stopping by my spring home tour today! I hope spring shows up for all of us very soon! Also, be sure to stop by my blogging friends’ beautiful spring tours for ever more inspiration! They are simply amazing!