2015 Summer Recap: Beige to Farmhouse
I do most of my writing very early in the morning and it always starts my day off happy because I get the chance to interact with incredible people like you. Not directly, but, you know what I mean. Anyway, here I was, happy little me, sipping my coffee and thinking how blessed I am to have this blog and all and I realized I never did a Summer Recap post like I intended to do! I know fall is well underway, but so much went on here over the summer that I hope you don't mind taking a step backwards and checking it out.
Our living room underwent the most change over the course of the summer, which is funny because it was totally unintentional. Just about every other room in the house was in greater need of a remodel, but somehow this one ended up getting all the new things. Here is how it looked earlier this year:
This could also be a story about how my photography has improved over the last few months.
Now our living room looks a bit more like this:
The start of the transformation was getting a slipcover for the sofa and eliminating at least one beige element from the room.
- An Honest Review of the Target Shabby Sofa Slipcover
- Sofa Slipcover Instructions for Getting That Perfect Fit
Then I moved those two chairs into the room.
And added the rest of what you see there:
- Shabby Chic Tool Crate DIY
- DIY Industrial Cart Coffee Table
- How to Get a High End Industrial Side Table for Free
- A Sad Bookcase Gets a Farmhouse Makeover
In other areas of the room these things were added:
Now, since June is the month of weddings, I wrote a few posts on how we keep our marriage happy:
I also wrote a few parenting posts.
- How to do Projects with a Toddler (DIY Workbench)
- 5 Tips for Road tripping with Babies
- 11 Tips for Camping With a Toddler
The biggest project over the summer was our farmhouse table made from an old shed.
So, overall, it was an excellent summer. I'm getting tired just thinking of all the work we did on these projects, but couldn't be happier with the way our house is turning into a home.
If this is your first time here, take this as a "this-is-what-we-are-like-around-here" introduction. If you've been along for the ride, thank you. It's because of all of you that I've had the motivation to do all these things so that others might be able to learn from my mistakes, create amazing things, and have beautifully flawed homes.