Summer Tour of Homes – Welcome to My Home
Welcome, welcome! I’m so glad to see you made it. I hope you didn’t get lost.
Did you just get here from Angie’s house at the Country Chic Cottage? Her home is so cozy and beautiful (so make sure you didn’t miss her stop on the tour!)
I’m so glad to have you over for the 2013 Summer Tour of Homes.
It’s hot outside for sure. These North Carolina summers are hot and humid.
Here’s a glass of sweet tea for you to cool off. Come on in and take a load off in our mudroom.
In fact, feel free to kick off your shoes and relax with me for the next few cyber minutes. I’m not going to talk much, instead I’ll let you soak up the sights. Feel free to ask your questions or leave a comment after you’re done.
Mudroom Project links: Old Door Coat Rack, Fridge Cabinet Shoe Storage Bench, Window Message Center, Circle Diamond Brass Lantern Makeover
Laundry Room Projects: Scraping Popcorn Ceilings, Hanging Swag Fixture, Installing Flow Wall Cabinets.
I promised I wouldn’t talk much, but I have to tell you that this is our brand new kitchen!
It’s still not complete because I have to install the tile on the backsplash and the wall to the right of the sink. But, it’s a far cry from where our kitchen was several months ago after we had an unfortunate plumbing leak.
We truly made lemonade out of that big serving of wet, moldy, asbestos and termite damaged lemons!
Kitchen project links: Plank Walls, Installing Herringbone Cork Flooring, Installing Pendant Light, Creating a Smooth Chalkboard Wall, Sources for Kitchen Fixtures
Downstairs Powder Room:
Project links from the bathroom: Bread Crate Cubby Shelves, Vintage Hook Frame
Art & Craft Studio Projects: Install Scrap Wood Wall, Faux Zinc File Cabinet, Create Rope Light Sign, Stenciled and Distressed Table, Installing Flow Wall Storage
My 6 year old son’s room:
Projects from the 6 year old’s room: Backlit Bookcase, Closet turned Reading Nook
The Home Office:
Projects from the home office: Yard sale chair makeover, Bistro table cover, Fabric-backed bookcase
Master Bedroom projects: Hanging curtains, Painted Dandelions on the wall, Branch jewelry holder
Living room projects: Painted Faux Brick Fireplace, Installing Heart Pine Flooring, Painting Graphics on the Bookcase backs.
Projects from the porch: Ladder Display Shelves, Beachy Coffee Table, Minnow Trap Lights, Bamboo Painted Rug, Dream Big Butterfly Window, and my Garden Bench.
Projects from the deck: No Sew Tablecloth, Patio Table Makeover, Pretty Versatile Umbrella Hole Planter Vase
Wow, look at how time flies when you are having fun. Daylight has slipped by.
You’re welcome to stick around for some marshmallows and s’mores by our fire circle.
Phew, what a long day you’ve had. Seven houses in one day! Get some rest because Rhoda at Southern Hospitality will be serving up her southern charm bright and early tomorrow!
If you are running fashionably late, make sure you check out all the other homes on the tour! They’ll leave the light on for ‘ya.
DAY 1 (June 3rd)
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DAY 2 (June 4th)
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DAY 3 (June 5th)
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DAY 4 (June 6th)
1- Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
2- Traci @ Beneath My Heart
3-Stacy @ Not Just a Housewife
4-Jen @ Jennifer Rizzo
5-Lindsay @ Makely Home
6-Sandra @ Sawdust Girl
DAY 5 (June 7th) – Link Party at The Shabby Creek Cottage
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Super cute!!! Wish you could do my house : )
Question… What paint colors did you use in your house? What trim colors? I need some good neutrals and a soft white color for trim.
Thank you so much for sharing!
Love the kitchen, what was your cabinet colors?
You have a very beautiful home.
Absolutely beautiful. I love your attention to detail and use of color in every space.
WOW! I love how you have decorated your screened porch. It’s beautiful and looks so comfortable and inviting! We downsized 9 years ago and I think bedsides my vast amount of storage space in our former home, we miss the screened in porch most of all. Think it is because we built it ourselves in 1995, a year after my DH retired. I didn’t know about blogs back then because there are so many blogs that I follow that would have inspired me to decorate it better. It is used by the current owners now as a toy garage for her day care she runs out of the home. When I go back to visit our next door neighbors and I look over to our former home, it breaks my heart but the new owners are such lovely people and a lot of fun.
Betty, what a sweet story about you and your husband building that screen porch. I bet someday when the current owners no longer run a daycare they’ll appreciate it as an extension of the home. When our kids were younger it looked like a toy garage too ;-D.
I am in awe. Your home is so cozy and colorful. I love the kitchen and your porch and the craft room and oh well all of it. Did this happen over years or all at once. It looks like it evolved over time with lots of love!
I admire all of your woodworking skills too. I enjoyed the class at Haven so much!
Thank you for giving me courage to try to do it myself!
Cheryl, thank you for the compliment. It’s been about 6 years in the making, but most of the work has been done in the past 3 years when I started blogging ;-). So glad you came to our class at Haven, I do hope we inspired you.
what a lovely, charming home! especially LOVE the farmhouse sink in your kitchen and the gorgeous patio! Thanks for sharing!