Welcome to the Summer Tour of Homes Day 2! If you’re following along and just popped over from visiting Emily’s gorgeous home at Decor Chick, welcome guests!
I’m so excited to participate in Day 2 of the Summer Tour of Homes hosted by Gina at the Shabby Creek Cottage. It’s my favorite time of year! Longer days for productivity and lots of DIY.
Are you ready for LOTS of pictures? I hope so!
Most of our summer is spent outdoors. We do a lot of summer entertaining, hosting BBQs and family cook-outs. So making our outdoor areas pretty is where our tour begins…
We have a bank barn which we use for storage (much like a huge garage), but the bottom part opens up into our BIG party gathering space in the summer where we can set up volley ball in the yard and sit around a bon fire.
teeny tiny scary before picture…
The barn patio area provides a covered space for setting up a picnic buffet for entertaining or a quiet place for relaxing. Improvements are still on the DIY ‘to-do’ list but you can see it’s a big improvement already. This area has been a great location for grad parties, a co-ed baby shower BBQ, a fashion photo shoot, family reunions, picnics and cook outs.
Sources: DIY painted foam playmat art tutorial, tire planter tutorial coming soon, DIY tissue paper poufs and banner, old weathered door/barrel buffet, spray-painted accessories (Rustoleum Lagoon), turquoise crocheted accent pillow (Target), red petunias, outdoor area rug (Better Homes & Gardens, WalMart), red accent pillows (Target), blue mason jar vase, red outdoor fabric table cloth (Kmart), DIY framed chalkboard.
The patio off the back of our home also got a mini-makeover last month with some cleaning, refreshening accents with some spray paint, some re-arranging, flowers and a few new decorative touches…
(see the before the patio and installation)
The patio swing was looking a little tired and inspired an outdoor swing/daybed makeover…
My hubby’s favorite hobby is cooking and having fresh herbs near the French doors to the kitchen is convenient. Decorative and functional with our free standing pallet herb garden…
One of the things I loved about the property when we purchased our home was the mature huge grape arbor. It was very rickety but the grapes were plentiful…
We rebuilt the framing and added a gazebo to the center…
This year we’re recycling a pile of old bricks for a paved walkway and seating area underneath the gazebo (more on that coming up this summer). Again, a work currently in progress, but check out those vines! LOVE!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a home tour. Things are mostly the same with some rearranging but here are some most recent pictures. Our house before was down right disgusting and scary but we saw past that to the potential…location, charm, character, size. But definitely a true fixer upper.
kitchen (links to kitchen before/after, more pictures, DIY door clock tutorial, spice loft, sliding ladder, marble subway tiled backsplash how-to, painting cabinets, cook book library, etc.)
The French doors lead right to our patio. It’s so convenient for entertaining and hosting BBQs. The sun sets on the other side of the house so evenings are shaded and comfortable. Perfect for alfresco summer dining.
I’m always re-arranging the sitting room. It’s gets a makeover about once a month. It’s an ever changing multi-functional space. Sometimes it’s a sitting room, sometimes a dining area or mudroom.
This month, it’s a small office/work space…
DIY: no sew script drop cloth curtains, wall mounted pallet shelf, French doors, slate floors, pet gate, globe light fixture cover.
Our stairway landing hasn’t changed at all. I just love it the way it is. For now.
And the family room is still a work in progress so these are a bit of a reveal since I haven’t shared little things in this room before, but fun DIY art and lots of color adds a touch of summer…
Still a lot of DIY planned for this room!
headboard door pediment tutorial
DIY chevron garden sign, painted thrift store candlesticks, Today will be the Best Day sign, DIY curtains (fabric is Waverly Santa Maria Desert Flower), window/chandelier coffee table, and a DIY chandelier planter tutorial coming soon.
free standing fireplace surround with pallet shelving
Last but not least, even CocoRosie, our Italian Greyhound, enjoys the summer weather with her shaded dog bed…
Whew! Lots to see, right? Thanks for sticking around if you made it through it all! You can see more room by room before/after and DIY at the DIY Show Off Home Tour.
Are you all set for summer? Don’t forget to link up your summer home tour on Friday, June 7th at the Shabby Creek Cottage.
DAY 1 (June 3rd)
DAY 2 (June 4th)
DAY 3 (June 5th)
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
I love your outside barn area so much. What an awesome place to have parties.
Your home is so stunning and unique!
Awe thanks, Julia! Now I’m ready for the next time you come to the US for a visit! You’re invited! 🙂
You have an amazing home and property. I love how you have touches of your creations all over the place and so many bold colors. I enjoyed the tour very much and was new to you blog. So happy to have found you.
Hi Becky! I’m so glad you found me too! It’s nice to “e-meet” you! SO fun making new friends! Thanks for your kind words – makes sharing all the more special! 😉
I absolutely love your home! The outdoor barn area looks amazing and the dog bed is precious! Everything is beautiful – thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Marsha! We love being outside when the weather is nice and Rosie sure is spoiled! lol SO glad you stopped by today! 🙂
Beautiful home! That chandelier with the potted flowers is amazing. Awesome idea.
Thanks so much, Ashley! Tutorial on that coming up soon! 😉
Oh Roeshel, It is absolutely fabulously beautiful!!! I love so many things about your home I just started pinning away!!! Thank you for sharing with us!!
Thanks so much, Lori! It’s so easy to see what’s NOT finished so a home tour post every so often is a great reminder of what we have accomplished. Hope you’ll participate by linking up to the Summer Home Tour party on Friday! 😉 And your pinning away just made my day! Thank you! xoxo
Roeshel, I just adore your style! Your home is so beautiful – and I’d love to sit and laugh with you for hours in that outdoor area 🙂
Thanks for joining the tour!
Roeshel~ Your home is beautiful! There’s so many things I love about it. The outside space is absolutely beautiful. I want to come over and party there! I love the globe light and the turquoise french doors. I could go on and on. Thank you so much for sharing…you! ~Linda
Oh Roeshel… I don’t even know where to start! Your eclectic touches make your home soooo original! I died when I saw your small office, ladder in the kitchen, and then there’s the old dresser island… oh.. and your yard. YOUR YARD. I did say die, right? Amazing, jaw dropping tour, girl!
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it. Your house is stunning 🙂
You home continues to charm. What a beautiful tour. I think your outdoor barn/covered patio area is my favorite. There is just something about that space!!
It fun to peek back at all your re caps, because I love your kitchen too!!!! So charm filled. Lots of special touches to pay attention to.
Whew! I am spending my whole day checking out all the home tours. I love them all. Your house was pretty awful before and is absolutely wonderful after. Fabulous job. Lots of work poured into this home. I LOVE all of it. Fantastic job! Have a wonderful summer!
Absolutely gorgeous Roeshel!! Goodness you have done and do so much it amazes me. I need your energy! And skills. Your home is beautiful. 🙂
I want to come live at your house. That is all. 😉
(oh and your family room looks so pretty!!!)
Wow! I’m ready to move in. 🙂 I have no clue as to why I haven’t known about your blog before now but so very glad to have found you! Your home is just delightful! I love so, so many things about it plus your use of color. Can’t wait to have more time to look around.
I also love the outside areas ~ both are incredible for entertaining. The painted mat you did with the crawfish is to die for! So much talent and creativity ~
you’ve done such an amazing job with your home- it’s beautiful and inviting. fun to see it all put together in one post!
Your home is so welcoming and very, well…”homey” for lack of a better word. I think of all the Summer Tour homes I’ve been through thus far, I would choose yours to live in! Love the way you’ve done your outdoor area, what a delicious place to be. I appreciated the before and after pics showing what you’ve done with the interior, it is simply beautiful! Thank your for participating in the tour, it was such a treat to tour your lovely home.
Wow, Wow, Triple Wow. I can’t even decide what I love most. Your creativity blows my mind. I bow to you. 🙂
You’re one of those people on my list of, “I really need to get to know that girl”. I’m so glad I came by and visited your wow home. Love it! Lisa~
Always love seeing your home. It’s so bright and fun, now! Did I miss that you got a new dog? I must go back and read through past posts to learn more.
Oh…Love the new header too!
Wow, Roeshel!! I want your dining room. And your yard! And that globe fixture. I am such a sucker for globes too. Your before and after kitchen blows me away! xo
Gorgeous – I read every word and enjoyed every picture. You have done SO much to your space and it’s inspiring. 🙂
Roeshel – your home is incredible. I am in love with that outdoor cookout area and the turquoise french doors – amazing. I love it all!!
I love everything you have done to your home! It’s been great seeing it evolve with your amazing style!
Your house is really lovely. I’m in love with that corner cabinet in your dinding-rooom and seeing your kitchen transformation gives me so much hope for my own kitchen…
Roeshel, I love the happy colours scattered throughout your home – beautiful! The Tap Room area is so cool. You have some excellent innovative ideas. Thanks for the tour!
I am in LOVE with your home! Oh my goodness I have some reading to do! Your style rocks, girl! SO pretty!
Pinning that barn. LOVE IT! Thanks for opening your home..
Stacy from http://pistolandpantry.com
That’s a pretty dang cute little dog bed you’ve made there!
wow! I never would have thought of a couple of those Ideas! I love your creativity. – pallet in a fireplace bookshelf, planter chandelier hung under a coffee table! awesome.
The Distracted Designer.com
Loved your home!!!The patio area looks so fun! Did you prime the tire before you painted it, and how are you holding it up on the wall?
I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon, Renee! (I used a primer+paint spray – Valspar Outdoor) and it’s simply hanging on a sturdy nail.)
Your house is so charming and full of life and personality…I just love it! Full of tons of inspiration:)
Wonderful tour! I just love your use of color and style! Enjoy summer 2013!
It’s been so fun watching your home change over the years, Roeshel. Your interesting and beautiful decor is so uniquely yours, more so than any other blogger I can think of. Today, I particularly am loving your family room and your fabulous curtains. The colors and patterns in this room are stimulating and cozy at the same time. Really wonderful! I featured it today on Friday Finds. Thanks for sharing!
You are a creative girl. Your home has a cozy feel to it. I enjoyed your tour. Happy summer!!!!
You are a creative girl. Your home has a cozy feel to it. I enjoyed your tour. Happy summer!!!!
You have a beautiful home. I will definitely be bookmarking and coming back. Thank you for sharing.
Wow! What an incredible transformation. Everything is so light and beautiful. Do you have a post on the script draperies? I think those are amazing.
Thanks, Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design
Thank you, Patty! Here’s a link to the curtains: http://diyshowoff.com/2011/12/26/diy-project-parade-and-diy-no-sew-script-drop-cloth-curtain-tutorial/. It’s been a few years but I still love them and so easy/affordable to make!
Absolutely beautiful! I love your owls and grape arbor!
omgoodness! thank you for sharing this GORGEOUS home! I lingered on your photos of your kitchen for quite a while. I LOVE it – those french doors are to. die. for. Great job and congratulations!
Thanks, Joy! So glad you stopped by!!!!! xoxo
You have a beautiful home with great taste! Can you please tell me where you bought the rug in your livingroom? I absolutely love it!
Thanks, Megan! I bought the area rug online in April 2012 at One King’s Lane. This is what it’s called: Fallon Rug, Navy. Hope that helps with the search. Good luck!
I would like to ask where you purchased the gazebo and/or the name of it – love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.
I searched and can’t find it (maybe because it’s been a few years and discontinued but maybe only because it’s seasonal). The things I searched included wrought iron, aluminum (that’s what ours is made from), arched, domed, gazebo. Some came up but I know it was originally around $1399 but after several end of season discounts, we think we paid around $400-500.
I love everything about this house!