In collaboration with 30 other fabulous bloggers, today I am sharing a summer tour of my fixer upper. You don’t want to miss out on all of the diverse decorating inspo this blog hop has to offer below…
While I wouldn’t say that I am much of a seasonal decorator, I can never turn down a good blog collaboration.
So …when my super classy friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life invited me to participate in her 2021 Summer Home Tour Blog Hop along with 30 other gifted bloggers, I knew I had to: 1.) get to cleaning my nasty a$$ house and 2.) recover from my design paralysis and freshen my decor up a bit for the warmer months.
I am happy to announce that I did get it together for you guys. Somewhat!
If you are coming from Alicia’s over at Thrifty and Chic, welcome!
I have been renovating my 1980’s fixer upper, on the cheap, for over six years now (You can view the before/after tour here).
When I am not writing DIY hacks, I am sharing beauty, health and soul hacks.
Here in my living room, I stored away the chunky knits and furs of the winter months to make room for some lighter-feeling fabrics.
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After a really odd source of inspiration, I also added some earthy green hues to the mix. You see..
One rainy, yucky day, being too much of a slob to hang my army green parka back in the coat closet, like the slacker that I can be, I instead draped it on a chair in my living room. Then…BAM! I was inspired.
In that moment, I decided olive green was just the extra pop of color my otherwise neutral, minimal living room needed.
I also traded out some of my Pampas stems for sand dollar eucalyptus(which I stock up on every time I am in the dried florals section of Hobby Lobby). With rambunctious young boys running around the house, I am still not entirely comfortable with anything too finicky resting on my coffee table.
In an effort to add a little more texture and warmth to my all-white living room (paint color is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and you can read all about it here), I also recently invested in some bamboo shades for the windows.
Moving on to my dining room which also doubles as my office (you can read about the room transformation here), a recent trip to Mexico inspired me to incorporate some global textiles with this Falsa blanket keepsake which I simply draped over a bench.
For some contrast among all the white and wood in this space, I replaced an old cheap, oak-colored armoire with a nicer, black liquor cabinet (click here for the affiliate link). While the assembly was a pain in the rear, the piece was such a bargain of a deal that it all ended up being totally worth it…
Now for my favorite part of summer in my 1980’s fixer upper…
Our private backyard oasis tucked away in the woods!
In addition to the table getting a new coat of stain, our pool deck and fence got a fresh coat as well. It had been over three years since we had last stained it. Which is pretty crazy as it seems like just yesterday we were in the process of building this above ground pool deck.
Next week on the blog, I am going to share a very simple tutorial for this faux hedge wall which my family and I just installed on the back of our house to hide nasty, vinyl siding. (Yes….this tutorial was so easy, kids can do it!)
And because I just lost over 20 lbs over the course of about 9 months, this summer was the first in pretty much a decade that I willingly shopped for bikinis. So i’ll be damned if I don’t document my hard work. Actually, I shared some details about my journey in this post a few months ago.
Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little time with me.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for the next round of home tours starting with Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living. Her eclectic style and photography is amazing, so you don’t want to miss it! **Below you can also find the entire blog hop lineup…**
Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life!