I’m SUPER excited to be taking part in the Something Different Summer Home Tour! I’ve never done anything like this before, so please bear with me. I hope I don’t inundate you with TOO MUCH inspo. 🤣 I’m not sure that’s even possible, but nevertheless, there are 21 other ladies with beatifully unique styles posting this week as well! So let’s take a tour through my home and then you can use the links at the end of this post to check out all of the other amazing homes in the tour as well!
Here’s my recently remodeled entryway that doubles as my office. I must admit though, I actually never sit here. It’s crazy really, because that teal velvet chair is SO COMFORTABLE. Instead I choose to sit at the dining table on one of our not-as-comfortable dining chairs while I work, but boy, I sure do love the view from there. Sitting at the dining table also helps me to keep a better eye on the kiddos, so that’s reason enough in itself, if ya ask me!
As you can see, our home is open concept, so the entryway/office is basically part of the main living space. When we initially bought the house as a foreclosure four years ago, the living area was split into two small rooms, one of which had a fireplace. It sat right about where the coffee table does now. 6It was leaking and falling through the floor, so it was one of the first things to go when we started the demo work. Since I did most of the drywall when we remodeled the house, I patched the hole in the ceiling where the fireplace was, along with all the other imperfections from scraping the popcorn off the ceilings. Talk about a literal pain in the neck! There’s definitely a deeper satisfaction and appreciation that comes with doing it yourself as opposed to hiring someone. It was hard work, but I’m so proud of how it’s turned out!
Anyway! Moving along! I can pretty confidently say that the other side of the living area pictured below gets more action than any other part of the house. Not only do the kiddos like to post up together on the pink chair while they watch TV, but I’ve also binged many a Netflix series in that very same spot. In fact, I’m getting ready to sit there and watch Schitt’s Creek as soon as I wrap this up!
In case anyone is wondering, I’m the one who plays the guitar around here. In fact, my dad gave me the one pictured above when I was just 12 years old when he taught me how to play. I used to do a mean Jewel cover as a little gal. 😂 I don’t play that often anymore, but I used to play quite a bit. I think part of the reason why I stopped playing as much was because I didn’t have a stand for it. Out of sight, out of mind really is a thing! So I recently got one and I’m pleased to inform you that I’ve been playing it much more often.
Next stop: the dining room. Our dining room went through several different looks before I finally settled on the right one and it is just so right. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error before you figure out what you really want. Heck, I feel like this whole entire remodeling project has been a series of trial and error, progressively figuring things out as we go and that’s okay! In my opinion, that’s how you figure out what you like or at least that’s what I tell my husband.
Here’s a little sneak peak of the laundry room we recently built for the One Room Challenge. I’m SO EXCITED to finally be posting the full reveal tomorrow, so stay tuned!
One of the things that was the most important to me when we first bought our house and we were figuring out how we wanted the kitchen to function was being able to watch the kids while I make dinner. Our old house was divided into several smaller rooms and the kitchen was really small and closed off from the rest of the house. It also had tile flooring. My daughter was just starting to walk when we sold it and it was super stressful having her underfoot on such a hard surface while I cooked. I knew that whatever house we ended up buying had to have hardwood or laminate flooring in the kitchen and be open concept so the kids wouldn’t have to actually be in the kitchen for me to watch them during meal prep. That’s the primary reason we took down the walls dividing the main living space of our house from the kitchen and dining room and it’s been so nice!
I’m pretty sure our bedroom is probably my favorite room in the house. I don’t know if I’m just really tired right now and dreaming of lounging in bed or what (I am); but it really is a very calming environment in which to fall asleep, no matter the time of day. There’s literally a rosy glow in the room because of the copious amounts of sunlight it gets all the time and the blush colored floor and curtains.
We made the bed ourselves. I designed the frame and my husband built it. Since our room is tiny, the iron bed we had previously wasn’t really working anymore. It sat off the floor quite a bit and had a headboard and footboard, so it made such a visual footprint that it made the room come across even smaller than it is in reality. That as well as my desire for a velvet headboard led to the current bed sitch and I love it!
My daughter’s room is pictured above and it’s just so her. The little gal loves pink and I guess you could say she got her wish for a pink bedroom. Pink floor, pink walls, pink sconce by her bed, and pink sprinkled throughout the rest of the room too! I probably wouldn’t have gone so overboard with the pink, but I remodeled it in an attempt to get her to start sleeping in her own bed, so I wanted it to be really special. It didn’t work. Both she and my son still sleep with us! Since taking the photos below a few days ago of my son’s room, he got a big boy bed. So far it hasn’t been enough to persuade him to sleep in his own room either though!
Well, that’s it! For those of you who are still with me, thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!
Now go check out all of the other tours! There’s inspo galore! I promise!
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