Summer Home Tour 2015

It’s summer home tour day!! Yippee! About four times each year I get to share what’s been going on inside our home lately, and I’m often surprised at how much I’ve actually accomplished since the previous tour!

I’m thrilled to say that the upstairs of our home is just about complete (for now, anyway 😉 ), and though the downstairs still needs some work, we have big plans for it in the not-too-distant future! But I’m getting ahead of myself– come on in!

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Since we live in townhouses, I’m not much of an outdoor decorator, but I do love changing out our door wreath seasonally. This summer after a craft fail, I created a coastal-inspired wreath using a bunch of supplies that I already had on hand, and for $0, it’s not too shabby!

A Coastal Summer Wreath | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

As you walk through the door, you’ll pass by our family command center, which helps us stay organized all year long.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I will ask you to avert your eyes as we walk past my least favorite room in the house, the kitchen {but it may not be that way for long… 😉 }, and head into our dining room.

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I have to admit, this has recently become one of my favorite spots to decorate. There are just so many possibilities with the table and the hutch!

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Since a lot of my other summer decor is coastal-ish this year, I went with a mix of aqua and neutrals for the table, and I’m lovin’ it.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And also fresh flowers are a must for any home tour. It’s a rule. That I just made up. But a rule nonetheless. 🙂

From the dining area, you can catch a glimpse of the old dresser I salvaged and turned into a TV stand

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Can you believe it was a $40 Craigslist find?! I seriously lucked out on that one! The rest of the living room is kind of a work in progress, but I did manage to give our floating shelves a summer-y coastal look…

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Minty aqua everywhere! Just the way I like it! 🙂

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Making our way upstairs, the master bedroom is one of the spaces that has been completed since my spring tour.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

So much in this room was DIY-ed. We made the headboard ourselves, installed the board and batten accent wall, and I even gave the lampshades a little upgrade.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I just can’t seem to leave the furniture alone either, so Donnie’s dresser got a blue coat of paint, and mine went a little glammy

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And since paint tends to fix just about everything around here, our builder-grade vanity got a fresh coat as well, along with some new knobs.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Since we finished the bedroom, I’m having a harder time declaring a favorite room in the house. The bedroom is coming close, but I think my fabulously feminine home office may still win out…

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

These were plain old bookshelves before we added crown molding to give them a more custom look, and the wrapping paper backing added the perfect pop of color!

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

This pegboard was headed for the trash, but once again, a few coats of paint and some molding saved the day!

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And finally, before you go, take a peek into the Cs’ room…

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They honestly really love sharing this space, and it warms my heart every time I hear them chattering away to one another before they fall asleep.

Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Summer Home Tour 2015 | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

And that’s the grand tour! Thanks for following along! Have a wonderful week!

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17 Comments

  1. Your home is adorable. I love all your painted furniture! The boys’ room is so playful. <3

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jen!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Your house is gorgeous!!! I love all the aqua/teal you incorporated – it looks so cozy and relaxing!!

    Question – do you like living in a townhome? We are renting a house right now but are thinking of purchasing a townhouse. We also have two little ones, so I wasn’t sure if they would be a bother to the neighbors. I love the idea of not having yard work, though! And the community these particular townhomes are in is wonderful – walking distance to shops, restaurants, parks, trails, the library, the school, etc.

    Thanks for sharing your tour!! Very inspiring for when we go to buy!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Sarah! We do like our townhouse! It won’t be our forever home, but we bought it right after we had our first son and loved that it was in a great neighborhood without having a high price tag. 🙂 We’re also on an end, so we actually have a big yard for the boys, though it is shared space. And you’re right– the lack of yard work is awesome! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Your house looks so fresh and ready for Summer! My very favorite makeover of yours is still your dresser! Love love love. 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! You are the sweetest! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Love this! Great job with all the little details that make it extra special!! I love your dishes in the dinning room!! I’ve been looking for something like that! Can you share what they are? Thanks!

  5. Love the fresh colours you use Abby! Your dining table is lovely. I have to say I adore the plates. Where did you buy them from?

  6. April Hoff says:

    Great tour, Abby! I still love your blue dishes in the dining room every time I look at it! I also love all of your painted pieces of furniture!

  7. Jen @ Migonis Home says:

    You really have accomplished so much! I love all the aqua and especially love the changes to the master bedroom! 🙂

  8. Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste says:

    Lovely little home you have Abby! And let me just give you a nice compliment on your beautiful photography, too! Loved the tour! XXOO

  9. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says:

    Oh, Abby… your house is gorgeous! I really have been loving aqua colors lately, so of course I am in love with all of your use of aqua. Your dining room and those shelves have be gushing and I am still in love with that white/gold dresser and that gold mirror in your bedroom!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  10. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    Lovely tour, Abby! Your dinnerware is gorgeous! Love all the aqua and mint! Hope your week is going great! xo

  11. My absolute favorite part Is the office/craft area…I love the white and teal, the peg board is a genius use of vertical and easy access storage, and the crown molding makes it look so high end. I’m planning a craft/studio space in my basement so I love seeing what you did. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love the summer touches you added to your home! It definitely adds to the decor without being over the top. Also love the changes to the master bedroom. It seems like a very peaceful space – perfect for the bedroom!

  13. Hi, Abby ~ I just love when the seasons change, and we come back to seasonal home tour time. These are always some of my favorite posts! I love all of the touches of aqua in your house. So summery and fun! And I always look forward to seeing what you’ve done with your floating shelves. Your bedroom looks amazing, too. I can see why you had a hard time choosing a favorite! :0) Thanks for inviting us in for a tour!

  14. Sofia Linha @ Something on Everything says:

    Abby, I love this! Your home looks better and better each home tour! Love the color scheme and the details!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    **

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