I am so excited about participating the Summer Tour of Homes again this year. This fabulous tour is hosted by Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage.
It has been fun taking sneak peeks into so many beautiful homes! Have you been joining us on the tour this week?
Today is Day 4 of the tour, and it is time for me to share my home with you.
For those of you that are new to my blog, WELCOME! My name is Traci, and I am the mom of four precious boys.
And I am married to my DIY Partner in Crime, Cy. We have been renovating every home we have lived in over the past 17 years, and we are currently renovating our 1970’s home.
Let’s start the tour in our kitchen, the heart of the home.
When we moved in the house three years ago, it was my least favorite room in the house, but now it is one of my favorite.
Here is the before…
Here it was three years ago after we renovated it..
(Yes, we finished the renovation the week before Christmas!)
And now here is my kitchen today…
We gave this kitchen a major over-haul, and did it all ourselves! You can check out the entire renovation with all the before and after pictures HERE.
My favorite part of my kitchen is the open shelves. They are pretty, and functional, at the same time.
The butcher block counter tops were from IKEA. Cy installed them. You can read about that HERE.
We did a makeover on our kitchen table last fall to make it a little bigger to fit our family around it. It is an aged zinc table top.
We have loved this table. I love how big it is and how easily the metal top cleans up.
Our den has also had a big over-haul. Here is our fireplace before…
And here it is now. We painted some of the brick, and my husband built a surround around the rest of the ugly brick.
I looked for a long time in our old pictures and found this view of our den three years ago…
We had already started renovating the den in the picture above. The white door above led to a bedroom, the other doorway was a bathroom, and then there was another small bedroom to the right of the bathroom.
We blew all of that out and added a two story addition to our home.
Now it looks like this…
It’s hard to believe it is even the same space! I love how open it now feels.
I recently just completed this side table makeover.
If you head upstairs, you will find two bedrooms and a full bath. My two oldest boys share a room, and we just recently built industrial shelves in their room.
Those shelves have been one of my favorite projects in our whole house. I built a set of shelves for each side of the boys’ room.
My oldest son sings and plays guitar, so this is what his side of the room looks like…
If you want to see how we made these shelves, click HERE or on the picture above.
We are still working on my youngest two boys’ room. I hope to get to that room next month, and I will be sharing the transformation on my blog.
We are still in the middle of finishing the boys’ bathroom. This is what it looks like right now…
We will be DIYing concrete vanity tops, and I will be sharing them on my blog soon.
If we head back downstairs, you will find my office. This used to be an 11×11 bedroom, that we turned into an office/craft room. My husband built window seats and desks around the room. I repurposed some old cabinets and built new doors for them to create more storage.
We also turned the standard closet in the room into a craft closet. I love this space, but I wish it would stay as organized as it is in this picture! Right now, it is a mess!
To see how we turned our closet into a craft/closet, click HERE.
Now for my favorite part of my house right now, OUTSIDE! I am loving this warm weather, and I have been sprucing up our back patio for summertime!
We are all about sweet tea in the summer time!
Our back patio is covered, which makes it nice for sitting outside to eat. We love eating outside during the summer.
We have a small tool barn in our back yard.
We added some new doors and window coverings last summer, and I put some flower baskets under the window.
I cannot get enough of pretty flowers during the summer!
We have a lot more projects still to complete in our home, so I hope you will follow along on my blog.
If you would like to view my previous tours, click on the buttons below…
Here is the updated links from the entire Summer Tour of Homes! Enjoy!!
Monday, June 2nd
Tuesday, June 3rd
Wednesday, June 4th
Thursday, June 5th
Friday, June 6th