The most important thing that a home blogger should have is a house tour. Did you know that I have never done one? I am SUCH a loser. But good news, my loser days are over. This week I (and 24 of my closest bloggy friends) are giving you full on house tours to kick off a fantastic summer of project list inspiration!!
So here is how this tour thing is going to work. I am going to link the main description to the reveal post, then underneath each image I will will link to the tutorials in the image, got it? Hopefully, cause here we go!
If you are new to Vintage Revivals and coming from my girl The Nester, I welcome you, if you are not, well then you know I already love your guts and you need to double back and check out her amazingly imperfect house. Here is a little back story about our house (because everyone loves those things right!?) We bought our house in September 2009, it was a short sale and to say it was well, tetanus shot inducing would be pretty dang accurate. Here are a few of the images from the MLS listing.
So if you are on the hunt for a home that is a little bit less than your ideal pinterest mansion, dont worry! You can change things to the point that they are almost unrecognizable and 100% you!!
So now is the fun part. What it looks like now, or at least for this second. What can I say, I love to improve and change things up constantly. In fact pulling this house tour together has given me THE itch.
Lets start outdoors, shall we? Our house is like 80% of the houses in Southern Utah, builder basic, tan stucco, one level. Mark my words, one day I am building a house that will turn St. George on its beige head. Last summer Court and I built the Chevron Shutters and they are holding up FANTASTICALLY. I love that they add so much to the house (you wouldn’t thing it would change it that much, but it totally does. So add shutters to your project list.)
I just showed off my newly summer-fied back patio last week, and I still love it, even though most of the plants are now DEAD. (that is what happens when you decide to stay in Salt Lake for an extra week…its a good thing the plants were the only casualty.)
My entryway was one of the first projects that I finished that I felt like was finally my style, no piggybacking things I had seen on other blogs, only me 100%.
I am so in love with my Living Room I hear angels every time I walk into it. This is actually the second makeover that this room has had in the short history of Vintage Revivals. You can see the first one here.
In the corner of the last picture you can see our eat in kitchen space with the famous black wall.
The mid century chairs are a craigslist score that I have plans to reupholster, the rug is from Rugs USA and the pipe table tutorial is here.
Mirrored Dresser /
I have 2 daughters with 2 very distinct personalities and 2 very different bedrooms.
First is Ivie. Ivie Lou is my favorite 10 year old on the planet.
Dylan is my youngest, and let me tell you her Room Makeover was a challenge. If you want to laugh click over and watch her video. I am in trouble.
And sometimes I like to go to other peoples houses and redo a room for them…
So there you go friends, a brief glimpse into the made over magic. Hope you enjoyed it, up next is Beth @ Home Stories A2Z, her house is so amazing!!
Here are the other 24 bloggers rocking the summer house tour series:
DAY 1 (June 3rd)
House 1 – Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage (www.theshabbycreekcottage.com)
House 2 – The Nester @ Nesting Place (www.thenester.com)
House 4 – Beth @ Home Stories of A to Z (www.homestoriesatoz.com)
House 5 – Ashley @ The Handmade Home (www.thehandmadehome.net)
House 6 – Kristin @ The Hunted Interior (www.thehuntedinterior.blogspot.com)
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
6 – Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
7 – Brittany@PrettyHandyGirl
DAY 4 (June 6th)
1- Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality (www.southernhospitalityblog.com)
Traci @ Beneath My Heart (www.beneathmyheart.net)
Stacy @ Not Just a Housewife (www.notjustahousewife.net)
Jen @ Jennifer Rizzo (www.jenniferrizzo.com)
Lindsay @ Makely Home (www.makelyhome.com)
Sandra @ Sawdust Girl (www.sawdustgirl.com)
DAY 5 (June 7th) – Link Party at The Shabby Creek Cottage where you can link up YOUR house tour!!