Summer Tour of Homes: Home Stories A to Z Home Tour

Don’t you just love a good house tour? I know I do. If you are visiting from Mandi’s place thanks for stopping by! That Vintage Revivals has such an amazing mod-aesthetic. She’s a trend setter and true genius. Love her! I’m honored you popped in to see my humble abode. When Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage asked me back in the winter if I would like to be part of a summer home tour, I was hoping by now I would have a myriad of new projects and pictures to show off. No such luck. However, right now my house is completely torn apart because we are in the midst of some major changes so consider some of these pictures “before” pictures. Isn’t that always how it is? Nothing is ever quite “done” in DIY land! I’m going to be very few in words from here on out so just enjoy the tour! home stories a to z home tour

The exterior of our home and front porch will be getting a new look this summer with some more neutral-toned paints. But for right now, we enjoy our spacious Christmas-colored front porch in all seasons. front porch

front porch

Our entryway is a teeny-tiny space that looks so much better with a litte stencil help.

front-entryway

entryway-eowyn

The mudroom was a fantastic idea on my part if I do say so myself! And that cute DIY X-leg ottoman is easy to make if you want to make one for yourself click here for the tutorial.

x leg ottoman

Our dining room is rarely used, so I’m trying to re-think this space. For now it’s a pretty spot to shoot tablescapes.

lemon dining room lemon dining room2

The first floor is an open concept floor plan which has it’s perks and disadvantages. Our leather couches get a summery look with slip covers which are easy to bleach when needed. The living room needs some reorganizing which I hope to do late summer!

white slipcover pottery barn slipcover

I always love a good mantel and you can see a ton of mantels here.

mantel

We redecorated the half-bath last year and it’s one of my favorite makeovers to date. You should click-through to see the befores and afters.

half bath

half bath 2

Our breakfast nook is where we eat most of our meals. I would love to add a banquette. It’s on the never-ending “to-do” list ;).

breakfast nook

The room in the house that feels the most like “me” is hands-down the kitchen. This space took forever to transform! From our DIY pebble stone backsplash, to painting the cabinets, adding a screen door, changing the lighting, and putting up beams it was a lot of work but so worth it!

white kitchen kitchen shelves   kitchen

Our backyard is the size of a postage stamp so we try to add a lot of color to cheer up the space. Last summer, I gave our back porch a much-needed makeover. You can read all about it here.

back porch back porch

This DIY Bird Bath Garden Planter has been both a blessing and a curse for my blog. A blessing because it received a LOT of attention, and a curse because my pictures were all stolen, compiled into one long infograph, and reposted by several sites with no link back to me. It’s been pinned 100′s of thousands of times sourcing the stolen Asian site :(. It comes with the territory of blogging and happens to all of us, but I’d love you forever if you would give my little planter some pin-love back to the original source (me). :)

bird bath planter

A few months ago, I spruced up our fence with some pot holders made from pipe hangers.

pipe hanger planter

And just a month ago, I transformed an old rocking chair into a cute planter.

chair planter

The boys’ bedroom was a stretch outside of my traditional-decor box. They had requested a myriad of things they wanted in their room and I was proud to combine all of their diverse interests into one cool room!

boys bedroom

With the help of some custom plans by my girl Ana White, I created some A to Z bookshelves for Asher and Zephan.

a z letter bookshelf

We inherited two dressers from Matt’s grandparents and I have them some two-toned love. You can see the tutorial on how I transformed the dressers here.

two toned dresser

dresser makeover

 

My craft room almost feels ready for another makeover but it will need to wait until all of the other rooms are done!

craft room

craft room 4

diy cork boards

Our master bedroom received a makeover this year and is undergoing another one as I type this! Yes, I change my mind quickly. I’m excited to show you the new and improved master once it is done.

decorating your bedroom

master bedroom bedding

decorating-a-bedroom

 

Our roof deck is TOP PRIORITY this summer and I am super duper excited to start making it over! It’s going to be amazing when all finished—hopefully by July.

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Thanks for visiting me! Next stop on your tour is Ashley from The Handmade Home. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure, so click through and enjoy.

DAY 1 (June 3rd)

2 – The Nester @ Nesting Place
3 – Mandi @ Vintage Revivals
5 – Ashley @ The Handmade Home
6 – Kristin @ The Hunted Interior

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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
7 – Brittany@ PrettyHandyGirl

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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

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DAY 5 (June 7th) – Link Party at The Shabby Creek Cottage

Comments

    • Beth says

      Let’s do it! I love your colorful wall candy and I need some more personalization in this home.

  1. says

    Your home inspires me to get to work updating mine! Love the shelves in the bathroom! And I think I need to go wallpaper shopping!!

    • Beth says

      Those shelves were such a simple addition and I love them so much. It’s fun to have another little space to decorate! Thanks for visiting me Holly.

  2. says

    Everything is fabulous!!. I don’t usually use that word, but it’s what popped into my head so I’m going with it.

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, Beth! I l-o-v-e your house. I feel like you just took me inside and showed me around. So invitingly beautiful; a lovely reflection of you and your family. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Umm? If that’s your version of not-finished…I’ll take it! Awesome is all I can say…and, I’ll be over for a glass of wine on your front porch, ha:)

  4. says

    What a charming place…every corner cuter than the last. It’s so much fun to see everyone’s houses. Love this! Lisa~

  5. says

    Beth! It’s all so beautiful! You always have such an amazing sense of style that I’m in awe of. And my little pillow on your porch makes me smile inside to know that a little piece of me is there :)

    Thanks for joining the tour! I’m so glad you shared your gorgeous home!

  6. says

    Home tours are my favorite! It’s so fun seeing a full tour of your beautiful home, Beth. (And I’m curious to see what exciting new changes you have in the works!) Your boys’ room is still one of my favorites.

  7. says

    your home is gorgeous and you’ve done a fantastic job! i am in absolute love with your kitchen, hopefully we can spruce ours up soon and it can look that good :)

  8. Terri says

    Love your blog and your home! I pinned your darling bird feeder and gave you the credit. So sad that happened! Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  9. says

    I have ALWAYS loved your home! All the special nooks and crannies a heritage home has cannot be matched or made! Your beautiful decorating features truly bring out the best of every space. I love so many things but that mudroom steals my heart every time I see it!

  10. says

    Beth I love love your house and your kitchen is just my style!
    Where did you get the slipcovers for your couch? I have a very large sofa and they look like they might work for me….
    Thanks Susan

  11. says

    Your home is beautiful – thank you for inviting us in! I just love your kitchen! your whole house looks friendly and inviting!

  12. says

    Wow, your home is stunning! I love the patterned wall in your entryway! And your outdoor spaces definitely gave me some much needed inspiration to do something about my paint-chipped front porch :)

  13. Kelly G says

    I checked my pins and I’m happy to tell you I already had your bird planter pinned correctly. :-)

  14. TammyR says

    I love your style! I see that someone has already asked this questions, but I would like to know where you got the slipcovers for your couch.

    Thanks for sharing!
    TammyR

  15. says

    Okay, I officially love you. My maiden name is Asher and I’m hopelessly hoping that someday I’ll have a grandchild named Asher!! If it never happens, then I’ll just be happy knowing there’s at least one cool mom blogger out there who named her son Asher!!

  16. says

    Beth~Your home is beautiful! I love every single bit of it. My favorite is your outdoor space. The turquoise shutters are AWESOME! Your flowers are such a pretty pop of color along with the yellow chair. Love it all!! Thank you for sharing your home! ~Linda

    • Beth says

      Thanks Melissa! Those are some of my favs too. My kitchen is my ultimate fav. My goal is to make every room my fav but I’m not sure that will ever happen!

  17. says

    Oh I love your home Beth! I love how warm and inviting it is and that your redoing your bedroom AGAIN! :) We redid ours last year and now I’m back to square one wanting to revamp it! :)

  18. says

    Gosh, going on these tours is SO FUN, I loved touring around your home and seeing so much of it all together in one place! Adorable, Beth! And I just realized we have the exact same white Target crates, so cute!!

    Thanks for inviting us in to your home and for sharing your beautiful style and projects to inspire us!

  19. Diana Walters says

    Hi Beth! I just wanted to let you know that I love your home! I love to tour and peek, I have visited the first two days, and will be looking at the other two days of summer tour homes. Of the ones I have seen so far, I feel like I could move us (the hubs, four pups and I) into yalls place and be done. Thanks for all your hard work. I look forward to more of your inspiration! Thanks for sharing so much with us all, I for one, enjoyed every minute!

  20. says

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I love your home…probably because it reminds me of the old homes I see each year on The Galveston Historic Home Tour. In fact, I thought you might be in Galveston, but then decided it must be someplace else. Enjoyed seeing what you’ve accomplished. I’m envious.

  21. Kerri Hoefer says

    Hi Beth! I love your kitchen! I’m really wanting to paint my cabinets white and now I’m convinced even more :) Can you please tell me where you got your pendants over the counter? I love them!!!!
    Thank you!

  22. says

    Better late than never!!! Somehow I missed your tour. Love Love Love your home!! Thanks so much for opening it up and sharing it with all of us!! You are very talented, every room has such a special touch to it!

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