I’ve been inspired this week by Gina’s Summer House tour series. I got to thinking how great it would be if I could actually have you all over for a visit…in real life! Oh, what fun that would be…
But, since that’s a little improbable, I thought – instead – to pretend you were coming, and give you a tour of what our house looks like today. And, yes, I cleaned up for you. There’s nothing quite as motivating in the cleaning department as having company is!
Come on in!
You’ve picked the perfect day to come. The sun is shining so nicely.
Our Entryway just had a little makeover.
The whole reveal will be coming on Monday.
We moved into this history-filled old house on the beach about 5 years ago. It was filled with lots of dark panelled walls and 70s’ finishes. Here’s a peak of THE KITCHEN then:
A little lot of TLC and creative use of a little budget did wonders for this space. Now it seems bright and happy.
I’m still loving my open cupboards here. And see all that fruit on the counter? I’m trying to eat healthier these days… (Quite a change from the candy bars I normally favour!)
I’m so happy that the pansies are blooming outside now, and love to have a few on the windowsill. They make washing dishes so much more fun!
Now that I’ve lived with the fabric cupboard doors for a few years, I can say they aren’t the most practical option when it comes to cleaning. It requires a bit of fiddling to remove them for washing. But, would I do it again? Absolutely!
~THE LIVING ROOM~
A few weeks ago, I found a delightful striped rug at Walmart. During my cleaning spree, I decided to move it from the Dining Room to the Living Room. What a change it makes in there! This picture really doesn’t do it justice, but it makes the room seem larger and full of life.
I added a few pops of my current favorite color (aqua blue) into the room, and even tried my first “modern art” painting (in the top right of the picture).
I haven’t grown tired of the happy yellow in the bookcase, so decided to leave that for a bit longer. I’m thinking some yellow cushions would also be fun…
~THE DINING ROOM~
And that just about covers the main floor of our house. If you wanted to investigate further in our house today, you’d discover unmade beds, piles of laundry in process and bathrooms that need cleaning! But, here are some of those spaces on days that they, too, were clean.
If you want to see the details of the befores and afters of each of the rooms mentioned, just click on the links above.
I’m so glad you popped over today for a visit. I always enjoy meeting new friends, so if you’re new here, feel free to say “hi”. I’d love to come check out your (blog) home, too!