Hi guys! I am so excited to welcome summer – it’s by far my favorite season. Bring on the sunshine and spray paint weather! The boys have only been out of school a few weeks, but already our summer break has been crazy busy. Obviously having my kids home really slows down my DIY projects. And now that they’re getting older, they are involved in so many things. I am officially a taxi cab mom and spend WAY too much time in the car. Just this week we cut back on a lot of our activities. I want my kids to have a real summer and have time to watch the clouds go by and catch fireflies. Up until now, they haven’t been home long enough to even experience boredom. I’m determined to have them experience a real summer! All that being said, I have some DIY projects in the works, but until then, I thought it would be fun to welcome in summer with a home tour.
When you walk into our home, there’s a small entryway with the office on your right and the dining room on your left. I took over the office, so I was able to make it a little more fun than our last masculine-inspired office.
The desk was left in the house, and it was an inexpensive laminate piece. I painted it black, distressed it, and added new hardware.
I really will paint anything – even my stapler.
These bookshelves help fill the space for now. Eventually, we want to add built-ins in this room.
I created the large photo art piece using instagram photos, an old frame, and Mod Podge.
I use this dresser I chalk painted to store my art and craft supplies.
I fell in love with this sewing machine because it had our last name on it.
I love using found objects for decor. This yellow radio was in my parent’s first home.
I love a formal dining room. It makes dinner a special event.
I spray-painted the chairs black and distressed them
I used chalk paint on the table.
My husband and I designed and installed the wall treatment in our dining room.
These plates were passed down several generations and I love having them decorate my walls.
When you walk through the entry, you enter our family room. I stenciled the walls to add some interest to the neutral color scheme.
This is one of my favorite spaces because of all the light.
I bought an old piano for $50 and painted it.
I occasionally change out the chalkboard above the piano. To see my perfect chalkboard lettering tutorial you can click HERE.
On the other side of the wall, my piano sits against is our kitchen.
The kitchen was very dark and the floors were in horrible shape. I painted the cabinets with chalk paint. I also painted the floor with a faux rug.
I stenciled the wall that goes into the kitchen nook.
This shoe cubby that sits in my mudroom was one of my most exciting finds. It was supposedly an old mail sorter in my town’s post office.
I added a fabric wall to our half bath and also created a wall treatment in the bathroom.
I haven’t really decorated our master bedroom. I hung curtains and used what we had to fill the space. I’m planning a makeover in the near future!
As you go upstairs, we have a fairly large landing that I decided to have some fun with.
I painted a swiss cross patterned wall on one wall and created a travel chalkboard/corkboard to hang as artwork.
The kids have a playroom upstairs. (These aren’t all mine – just three of them are!)
And I wallpapered my first wall ever in this playroom.
I painted my daughter’s furniture which was a craigslist find.
I made the felt flower garland.
In our guest room, I painted a fabric headboard with chalk paint.
I stenciled the little polka dots on the main wall in the guest room.
In my boys’ room, we used old barn doors we found in an old family barn for headboards.
The boys’ bathroom was the result of a fun contest I was in last spring.
And this is our back patio area and the end of the home tour.
Thanks for stopping by!
Go create something!
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