Summer House Tour

 

Hello!

If you are new to My Creative Days, welcome! And, if you have been here before, I am so happy to have you back! I can’t tell you how happy I am to be a part of this summer home tour. When I received the email from Jen at Migonis Home about participating, I felt like I had won a prize! I love browsing through home tours and always thought it would be a lot of fun to do, but I wasn’t sure when it would happen. Thank you Jen, for making it happen! 🙂

I do have a little confession though….. I got really a little nervous. What will our home look like photographed? We don’t have the best natural light in our home. Our home is not big and fancy like others I have seen. How do I get our home “picture perfect”?

After my “moment”, I started thinking about all the great things our home has to offer and got excited to share it with you!

We bought our home twelve years ago from the original owners who built it from the ground up. Back then, we were really excited about the size of the house. We thought it was huge! Compared to our first home, it was huge, but after a couple of kids, the place isn’t so “huge” anymore. 😉 To be honest, having a smaller home has been a blessing in disguise. In it, I have discovered my love of decorating and finding innovative ways to add space, storage and charming character to a small space without breaking the bank.

Welcome to our home!

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Living room:

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I love having a room that does not have a TV in it! It gives us a place to just “be”. This room is perfect for reading books, browsing through magazines and playing with Legos. 🙂

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Dining area:

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Our bedroom:

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This picture of our kids is one of my favorites. It makes me happy every day.

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Gabrielle’s room:

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My creative space/guest bedroom:

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Who doesn’t love a huge chalkboard wall?? 🙂

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I love coming up with different ways to store things…….

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and display things. Who says you need a bulletin board when you have vintage wheels to use instead?

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Hubby made me this cabinet from old windows. You can see the tutorial here.

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Family room:

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Three seasons porch:

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I love coming up with creative ways to spruce up the yard too. Here are just a few pics.

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You can see how we made this flower planter here.

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The kids have a quaint little pad behind our home. 😉

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Thanks so much for visiting! Stop by again real soon!

 

 

 

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77 Responses to Summer House Tour

  1. Danielle June 19, 2014 at 6:56 AM #

    Your home is so inviting. I LOVE all your painted pieces. Thank you for the lovely tour. x

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:40 AM #

      Thank you for stopping by Danielle!

  2. Rosie S June 19, 2014 at 8:30 AM #

    What a charming house! It is just adorable!

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:40 AM #

      Thank you Rosie!

  3. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life June 19, 2014 at 8:50 AM #

    Your home is gorgeous, I love how you have used unusual accessories to personalize your space. Love your daughter’s room, how cute is that.

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:40 AM #

      Thank you Marty!

  4. April Hoff June 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM #

    I really loved your tour! You and I share a love of repurposing! I’m obsessed with those old bicycle wheels and your chalkboard door!

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:40 AM #

      Thank you April. I love the old wheels too!

  5. Coleen June 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM #

    I absolutely LOVE your home! It’s so inviting and cozy! My favorite room is your craft room. Thank you for inviting us in!

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:39 AM #

      Thank you for stopping by Coleen!

  6. Shari June 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM #

    You have a beautiful home. Love your decorating style. Thanks for sharing!

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:39 AM #

      Thank you so much Shari!

  7. Kristin @ bliss-athome.com June 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM #

    I too live in a smaller space with my family and I actually prefer it that way, so you are in good company 😉 xo Kristin

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:38 AM #

      Thanks Kristin!

  8. Gee June 19, 2014 at 1:26 PM #

    I simply luv your 3 season porch!! Thanks for the tour of your very pretty home.
    Hugs, Gee

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:38 AM #

      Thank you so much Gee!

  9. Jen @ Migonis Home June 19, 2014 at 2:33 PM #

    I totally echo your feelings about your space becoming smaller after having children and about comparing your house to others… I do that all the time. So. Not. Healthy. 🙂
    Love the Home sign in your living room, the wall of cabinets by your table and your kids playhouse!

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:38 AM #

      Thanks so much Jen!

  10. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog June 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM #

    Lindsay! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home! I love it when I “tour” a space and can get such a great sense of someone’s individual style. Beautiful! So fun being on tour with you this week! Enjoy your weekend!

    ~Abby =)

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM #

      Thank you so much Abby and again, thank you for your book! It has been so great learning so much!

  11. DeDe@ Designed Decor June 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM #

    I love everything! My favorites are the cozy pillow, that picture of your kids is adorable and love the grow window! Thanks for sharing!

    • lindsayeidahl June 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM #

      Thank you so much DeDe!

  12. kristy June 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM #

    Lindsay, I LOVE your home!
    Your children’s rooms are so adorable and I think I’m going to have to attempt your chair planter… 🙂 (fingers crossed I do it correctly!)
    Love sharing the tour with you and the other girls. So much fun seeing how everyone decorates. Your tour is giving me tons of ideas. You are so creative. Thanks so much for sharing and I loved doing this with all of you! 🙂 Hugs xoxo

    • lindsayeidahl June 22, 2014 at 7:59 PM #

      Thank you so much Kristy! I had so much fun too! There is so much inspiration to be had! We are in the beginning stages of making over our kitchen on a budget so I am trying to soak up as many ideas as I can!! I want to paint our cabinets and I am so nervous about it!

  13. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living June 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM #

    What a darling home you have! The girl’s room is just precious and I LOVE the vintage wheels you’re using as a bulletin board. Great idea! All of your home is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it.

    • lindsayeidahl June 22, 2014 at 7:57 PM #

      Thank you so much Jennifer!

  14. Ashey @ 3 Little Greenwoods June 22, 2014 at 8:49 PM #

    Oh I love your home! I can tell there’s little bits of your in each space! Well done, Sweet Friend!
    ~ Ashley

    • lindsayeidahl June 23, 2014 at 8:36 AM #

      Thank you so much Ashley.

  15. Krista @ the happy housie June 22, 2014 at 11:10 PM #

    Your home is so pretty Lindsay – and so many unique, eclectic, collected touches and handmade/upcycled pieces- I LOVE that!! Such a fun gathered look, it is really awesome!!

    • lindsayeidahl June 23, 2014 at 8:35 AM #

      Krista! Thank you! I was nervous about sharing, but then got excited to show how I decorate our home on a budget!

  16. Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple June 27, 2014 at 8:18 AM #

    I need to come visit! Or, maybe YOU should come visit me and give me some tips 🙂 GREAT JOB! I am going to feature this post on Mostly Homemade Mondays next week. Be sure to pop over and grab the I’ve Been Featured button! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • lindsayeidahl June 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM #

      Thanks so much Kelli! I love decorating on a budget!!!! I will be over on Monday for sure!!!

  17. Erlene June 28, 2014 at 7:47 PM #

    Your home is so beautiful. I love the mix of old and new. Thanks for letting us peek into your home.

    • lindsayeidahl June 29, 2014 at 7:29 AM #

      Thank you for stopping by Erlene!

  18. Carrie This Home June 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM #

    Your home is beautiful and so welcoming! I can’t decide what’s my favorite–Gabrielle’s room or the cute little playhouse out back. Thanks so much for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. This will be one of the features at tonight’s party!

    • lindsayeidahl June 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM #

      Oh Carrie, thank you so much! The kids love the play house out back. One of our best decisions we did to the house.

  19. Rhonda J. June 30, 2014 at 8:04 AM #

    Your home is beautiful…inside and out. It is so inviting. Your personality shows through the smallest off touches. Thanks a bunch for the tour and awesome ideas!

    • lindsayeidahl June 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM #

      Thanks for stopping by Rhonda!

  20. shonee June 30, 2014 at 8:48 AM #

    Wow what a great job you have done with the decor! I love the chalk board wall. You have a good eye for making storage out of unique items. It really brings intrigue to you home. Thanks for sharing!

    • lindsayeidahl June 30, 2014 at 9:19 AM #

      Thank you Shonee

  21. Christine Vandormolen July 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM #

    LOVEEEE that giant chalk board wall!!!! PINNED

    • lindsayeidahl July 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

      Thank you Christine!

  22. Shelly@minettesmaze July 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM #

    What a great tour!! You home is warm, cozy and very inviting! Love the look of your kitchen!!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

    • lindsayeidahl July 2, 2014 at 1:18 PM #

      Thank you so much Shelly!

  23. Karen @ a house full of sunshine July 3, 2014 at 12:37 AM #

    You have such a lovely home! I particularly love that home office space with the chalkboard wall! It’s just gorgeous.

    • lindsayeidahl July 4, 2014 at 6:46 AM #

      Thanks Karen

  24. Erica July 3, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

    Ah! Your house is absolutely GORGEOUS. I particularly love your kitchen/homework area and that teal desk is to die for! So amazing – I’m inspired!

    • lindsayeidahl July 4, 2014 at 6:46 AM #

      Thank you so much Erica!

  25. Emily July 7, 2014 at 6:32 AM #

    Your space is beautiful! So inspiring! Your awesome project is being featured today at Your Designs This Time! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Emily & Erin

    • lindsayeidahl July 7, 2014 at 7:22 AM #

      Thank you so much!

  26. Leigh Anne July 7, 2014 at 7:13 AM #

    Thanks for sharing! I am not brave enough to have a home tour just yet. I love the “Nothing Fancy, Just LOVE” chalkboard. So true and makes me feel right at home 😉

    • lindsayeidahl July 7, 2014 at 7:22 AM #

      I was the same way when they asked me to be a part of the home tour. We are in the middle of making a lot of changes and everything isn’t done, but I thought it I didn’t do it, I would keep putting it off and coming up with excuses why not to do it. Thank you so much for your kind comment! Our home isn’t fancy, but we welcome everyone and it is full of love!

  27. Erlene July 7, 2014 at 4:16 PM #

    Your home is so lovely. I really like how you incorporated old and new together. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  28. Alaina July 16, 2014 at 9:15 PM #

    What a darling home you have. I love how you put a special touch in each room. Love the kids rooms and that aqua desk is one of my favorites. Thanks for the tour.

    • lindsayeidahl July 19, 2014 at 9:56 AM #

      Thank you for your kind words Alaina!

  29. Your home is just lovely! You can really see all the touches you’ve added to make it yours! Love the cabinet your hubby made and that beautiful aqua desk, oh and your daughter’s room! XO

    • lindsayeidahl August 6, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

      Thank you Christy!

  30. Mandy Hank August 17, 2014 at 4:08 PM #

    Your house is adorable! Who cares how big it is, you can feel the love inside!! Thank you for sharing with us at Get Your DIY on with your Room Revamp. I hope you’ll join us next month for your Pinterest Inspired Project!

  31. LindseyLoo January 23, 2015 at 3:34 PM #

    Your home is adorable! I love the rustic touches. It gives me so many ideas…

    • lindsayeidahl January 24, 2015 at 1:08 PM #

      Thank you so much Lindsey!

  32. Tanya Wersinger March 27, 2015 at 7:52 PM #

    Your kids are really blessed.

    • lindsayeidahl March 31, 2015 at 7:17 AM #

      Thank you!

  33. Carolynsfunkyfurniture May 8, 2015 at 12:01 PM #

    Oh my gosh, I love your decorating style! Every picture says “put your feet up, sit a spell” Your painted pieces are wonderful (of course being a funky painted furniture person, I love it) I especially love how you have incorporated some sayings and old things without being cluttered. I definitely can see why your home was featured. I would have loved to have toured it. Great job.

    • lindsayeidahl May 11, 2015 at 11:37 AM #

      Thank you so much Carolyn!

  34. Sarah September 24, 2015 at 12:39 PM #

    Ok, there are lots of websites out there that I enjoy but looking at your pictures just now was awesome! Your ideas are spot on! Ingenious and fun yet practical and doable. I like the way you think! I wish you lived next door!

    • Lindsay September 28, 2015 at 2:43 PM #

      Thank you Sarah! I wish I lived next door too! Sounds like we have a lot in common!

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