I am over the moon to be joining 24 other DIY bloggers on a Summer House Tour! Throughout the week, they’ve been taking their readers on tours of their gorgeous homes – and today it’s my turn to share with you.
We had our home built in 2008 and absolutely love it. We picked the floor plan, the lot, the exterior stone, and most of the interior finishes. After living in a home that needed more early 1990s updates than we really wanted to make, we were thrilled to have a home where we only had to change the things that we wanted to change – not the things we HAD to change because they were falling apart!
Since then, we’ve been slowly tackling our builder’s beige walls and transforming our home into our dream home. My family members share a love of pattern and color (on his last day of school, my 7 year old filled out an “All About Me” worksheet declaring that his favorite thing about his bedroom was that it was colorful), so we’re taking a ‘no holds barred’ approach to transforming our home. Let me show you what I mean.
The first big room that we transformed was our master bedroom. My husband, Tom, thought I was nuts for wanting to paint two walls in dark grey and white chevrons, but he went along with the plan. Turns out, it looks awesome!
We’re actually so happy with this room that we haven’t made that many changes since we finished it. I’ve added an orange pillow to the bed..and a jewelry wearing vintage chalkware dog to the top of the dresser.
My projects from the Master Bedroom can be found here:
Next, we’ll move down the hall to our Powder Bath. This was a fun one. As soon as we moved in, we knew that we wanted to get rid of the pedestal sink that was in this room. We searched for something nice to replace it, but nothing felt right. So, I ended up building a vanity out of a friend’s old kitchen table.
I stenciled a feature wall and hung a set of old shutters on the adjoining wall as a focal point. I love that they look like a piece of art!
My projects from the Powder Room can be found here:
We’ve redecorated most of our upstairs space. My favorite transformation has been my home office. In fact, my favorite spot in the entire house is right here.
I created that wall with pine paneling that I stained in a few different colors. It was actually a really simple DIY, but it makes a ridiculously awesome statement.
The rest of the room completely reflects my personality – from the blue walls, to the mid-century modern desk, to my collection of vintage dog themed Paint By Numbers.
My projects from the Home Office can be found here:
I have two children – Zack, 7 and Emma, 2 – so we transformed our upstairs loft space into their playroom. I painted stripes on two of the walls and used “built-in” bookcases to creatively hide an eyesore in the room. Plus, they are great for toy and book storage!
My projects for the Playroom can be found here:
Zack’s and Emma’s rooms have received the Lindsay treatment, too! When Zack was about 3 years old, he and Tom went to visit Tom’s parents for the week, and I stayed behind to work on his room. It was the surprise of a lifetime for our little boy!
I mentioned to him earlier this week that we should probably start thinking about redoing his room since he’s getting older. He was so upset! He loves it, so I’m going to leave it as is until he’s ready for the change. The room isn’t quite as tidy as it once was – it’s littered with Lego and has Minecraft and Phineas and Ferb posters on the walls – but all that matters to me is that he’s happy. There’s no reason to make him grow up too fast.
My projects from Zack’s Room can be found here:
The last stop on our tour today is of Emma’s nursery. When I was pregnant with her, all I wanted was a nice, serene room where she would sleep all night long. Like Zack’s room, it’s probably almost time for a change, but I’m going to hold off as long as possible.
My projects from Emma’s Room can be found here:
WHEW! Congrats if you made it this far. You’ve probably noticed that there’s some big rooms missing – like the living room and kitchen. Well, those are still builder’s beige…but I’m hoping to get to those very, very soon. We’re just pretty slow workers, because we make our room transformations a family activity.
Now, hop on over to the last stop on the tour at Sawdust Girl! Sandra is AMAZING. Just wait until you see her closet.
Please do stop by the other House Tour participants listed below. There are some GORGEOUS houses, y’all! And a big thanks goes out to Gina for putting it all together! If you are a blogger and want to do your own house tour, link it up to the linky party that Gina is hosting on her blog on Friday so that we can all see!
DAY 1 (June 3rd)
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DAY 2 (June 4th)
1 – Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative
2 – Jen @ Tatertots and Jello
3 – Chris @ Just a Girl
4 – Brooke @ All Things Thrifty
5 – Karen @ The Graphics Fairy
6 – Emily @ Decor Chick
7 – Roeshel @ DIY Show Off
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DAY 3 (June 5th)
1 – Melissa @ The Inspired Room
2 – Wendy @ The Shabby Nest
3 – Donna @ Funky Junk Interior
4 – Marianne @ Songbird
5 – Lisa @ The Pennington Point
6 – Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
7 – Brittany @ PrettyHandyGirl
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DAY 4 (June 6th)