Hello friends, I'm glad you're here! I've been on a 10 day road trip with my family, but am so glad to be back today to share my Summer Home Tour with you. Many thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this year's tour. If you're coming from Remodelando la Casa, thanks for hopping over! Did you see Cristina's adorable DIY driftwood crab over her mantle? Cute, cute, cute!
I think two words sum up my summer decor this year... simple and colorful. I used a lot of what I already had, and I'm sure y'all will tire of seeing the same old accessories around my house eventually. I've parted with most things I don't absolutely love, and keep what is out on rotation to keep things interesting.
Here's our entry. The mirror and dresser were both Craigslist finds that got a makeover.
My Mom shared some roses from her garden with me, they smell even better than they look! I'm determined to get some good cutting rosebushes in the ground here one of these days.
Moving on to the Living Room...
The pillows I shared in my Spring Home Tour are hanging in there, perfect for summer as well.
This post is so full of photos, please click over to view the rest of the tour. Thanks so much!
My thrifted crab door knocker that was gold for last year's summer tour got a quick new color this year- I think blue crabs are over-rated. ;)
A few months ago I shared this curbside find... it finally got it's makeover and I couldn't be happier! I'll share more about it soon.
I pulled out the paint and brushes and attempted an abstract to brighten up this corner. I'm no painter, but I started out with this painting as inspiration and it sort-of went from there. I'd love to find an even bigger canvas some day to fill this spot.
I love layering trays. It gives smaller trays more significance while adding an interesting focal point to items on larger trays.
I want to use this Malachite Trinket Tray from Decorum in every single room. It's getting moved around a lot! Love this small business that makes stylish accessories from a wide variety of designer fabrics.
I cleaned up and switched around the accessories on the living room built-ins a little bit.
I kept the Dining Room simple as well, and added the DIY Spotted Shades from the Breakfast Nook light to this chandelier. Keep reading to find out why I moved them. ;)
(I still need to paint 3 more for the top row of lights, but let's just pretend that you didn't notice that, o.k.?)
There have been a few changes in the Breakfast Nook that you all haven't seen yet, although there have been a few teasers on Instagram!
This new chandelier was a recent Craigslist find. Maybe one of my craziest finds ever... we drove 7 hours round trip to get it one day while the kids were in school. I paid the kids 3 cents per crystal to remove all of the crystals (money well spent!) so my brother in law could rewire it for me. After a good cleaning it took a few hours to get it all put back together. It casts the best light and shadows in the room and I love how unique it is.
I had the Craigslist settee that I mentioned here reupholstered to sit alongside the table. We love having a seat like this in the kitchen, it's the favorite spot where everyone wants to sit.
If you're new here today, I'd love for you to tour the other rooms in our home as well. They're full of just as much color and just as many DIY projects!
I just completed a huge Master Bedroom Makeover last month, and to be honest, haven't moved or changed one thing in there! I think the color palette is pretty summer-y, though, and it makes me happy every time I walk through the door.
Thrifty Decor Chick || Our Southern Home || Making Home Base || Hymns & Verses || Bliss @ Home || DIY Showoff
Wednesday - June 10th
City Farmhouse || Driven By Decor || No Minimalist Here || SG Style || Decor To Adore || Desire Empire
A Thoughtful Place || Monica Wants It || Rain On A Tin Roof || Charming In Charlotte || Remodelando la Casa || Dimples & Tangles
Simple Details || Tidbits & Twine || Design Post Interiors || Designing On The Side || Peaceful Home Decor || Talk Of The House
Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you today. If you've enjoyed the tour, I'd love for you to follow along with all of my projects by e-mail, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin', or Facebook!