Our 2014 Summer House Tour

Welcome to our home for the Inspiring Summer House Tour! I am so excited to be joining over 20 amazing bloggers to show off our homes!

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If you haven’t been following along this week, please check out the links at the end of this post because you won’t want to miss out on their fabulous homes. But first come by my home for a visit!

Our 2014 Summer House Tour by 3 Little Greenwoods

Welcome! We are all decked out for the lazy days of summer and are so happy you have joined us!

Our 2014 Summer House Tour by 3 Little Greenwoods

Star door decor

Right now we are getting ready for the Fourth of July holiday with my Star Spangled Door Decor. It’s my take on creating a patriotic project or recipe without using the traditional red, white and blue color scheme! Go {here} for a tutorial on my Star Spangled Door.

non traditional July Fourth Decor

Each summer the flower boxes are filled with easy to grow annuals such as geraniums, petunias, creeping jenny, and vinca vine. They add great curb appeal with their wonderful colors. simple summer planters

But there’s a spot at the end of the porch that’s our favorite.

simple summer planters

We have a huge hammock swing that is a wonderful place to relax. This is where the children read and the grown-ups reconnect. Some days I sneak out there sometimes with my morning coffee for quiet time. Or hide from the children. ;) SONY DSC

Come on inside to see my light and airy dining room! After a little DIY’ing and a great paint color, the room went from drab brown to a bright, cherry space.

SONY DSC Shortly after we moved in I inherited my grandmother dining room furniture. I love the clean lines of the it’s mid-century modern design. It sparked an entire room update.  Go {here} for that post.

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Painted china cabinets might be all the rage but a paint brush never come near this one. The shelves are a wonderful place to display our wedding china and other treasures that have been handed down.

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Treasures like this needlepoint tapestry. My grandmother spent months creating these as seat covers for all six chairs. Although they weren’t my style, I couldn’t bring myself to toss them out. Framing one panel for the cabinet reminds me of her crafty self.

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The blue birds on the dining room curtains are courtesy of a Target shower curtain. Yes, you read that right. I made full and flowly curtains from shower curtains. These floor length panels were my first DIY curtain making projects but definitely won’t be the last. ;)

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Enough of the “fancy room” as my children like to call it. On to the space we really live ~ the Living Room.

Our living room is filled with photographs and other pieces that remind us of our days at the South Carolina coast. Honey loves to remind me that we don’t actually live at the beach but hey ~ a girl can dream, can’t she? SONY DSC

The gallery wall behind the couch is full of images from our summers on the coast. Arranging the frames took me forever! But I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it looks now. Soon I’ll share with you how I pulled it all together.

coastal gallery wall

A $20 Craigslist dresser holds the TV and provides a ton of storage for dvd’s, extra school supplies, and games.

black dresser tv console

Across the room the mantel features a beautiful stained glass window. It was purchased at an antique store and has been following me across the state since I was in my early twenties. I literally squealed with delight when I realized the orange in the window matched with the other accessories! summer mantel summer mantel summer mantel

The eat in kitchen area is the space I am most proud of! I have DIY’ing my little fingers to the bone painting, crafting and sewing.

Okay… not sewing but I can iron a mean hem with Stitch Witchery! Take a look!

Kitchen Update with 3 Little Greenwoods

Kitchen Update with 3 Little Greenwoods

The corner shelves in the kitchen were a great spot for one of Soho Sonnet’s Kitchen Printables. They are currently available on Sonnet’s Etsy shop along with many other wonderfully fun printables. Go check her out!  Kitchen Update with 3 Little Greenwoods

I love-love-love my navy blue chandy over the kitchen table! See more about this lovely {here}. Navy Blue Chandelier

The small alcove in the kitchen finally has the perfect hutch. It fits the spot to a tee and provides storage for all the linens I have collected. Go {here} to see how this $35 Craigslist find was transformed.  Kitchen Hutch with 3 Little Greenwoods

Sweet, little green knobs were a major score. You wouldn’t believe the knob aisle at Hobby Lobby Kitchen Hutch with 3 Little Greenwoods Kitchen Hutch with 3 Little Greenwoods

While we have been touring the downstairs, more than likely Tootsie will in her bedroom standing in front of her Magic Mirror dressed up like a princess.

Adorable Little Girl's Bedroom Makeover by 3 Little Greenwoods {3littlegreenwoods}

Transforming her space into Adorable Little Girl’s Bedroom filled with soft colors, vibrant patterns, and vintage furniture was so much fun! 

Adorable Little Girl's Bedroom Makeover by 3 Little Greenwoods {3littlegreenwoods}

Adorable Little Girl's Bedroom Makeover by 3 Little Greenwoods {3littlegreenwoods}

Having her room filled heirloom pieces such as my grandmother’s hope chest, sweet paintings, and a gallery wall filled with Generations of Love makes my heart happy.

kids room furniture

By far the DIY Dress Up Station is Tootsie’s favorite spot. The wall space is designed for hanging her best gowns for the Royal Ball, it has a small hamper for more dress up storage, and a “Magic Mirror” for her to see her cute little princess self.

DIY Dress Up Station by 3 Little Greenwoods {3littlegreenwoods}

Wait! Before you go let me give you some fresh veggies from our garden! Our family loves acting like farmers and growing our own food. You can see all our garden posts {here} {here} {here} and {here}. SONY DSC

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s so much fun to show off all the hard work that goes into making a house into a home. There is a ton of other rooms that are “in process”. I would love for you to follow along so you can see just how I turn these spaces into spaces to smile about.

                       Your comments totally make my day! They give me huge motivation to                    keep creating and having fun with my 3 Little Greenwoods! 

~ Ashley

 

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Comments

  1. 2

    Love all your colorful touches and gallery wall. x

  2. 4

    GIRL YOU ARE SO SMART…..LOVE THE HOUSE IT IS BEAUTIFUL…..YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB….STAY COOL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON…..I MISS MY AUNT SARA JUST KNOWING SHE WAS THERE MADE ME FEEL BETTER……NOW IT IS LEFT UP TO ALL US COUSINS TO CARRY ON THE KNIGHT TRADITION,,,(0H BOY ARE WE IN TROUBLE BUT WE HAVE YOU, YOU MAKE LIFE SWEETER AS WELL……YOU ARE ALOT LIKE HER, ALWAYS ADMIRED HER FOR HER STITCHERY WHICH SHE LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER…THE CIRCLE OF LIFE……HAVE A GREAT SUMMER SWEETIE….

  3. 6

    Your home is very pretty! Loved visiting you and I’ll be back. :)

  4. 8
    Valerie says:

    Just beautiful! You are such a talented and savvy woman! I wish you could come and do our home! I love all the ideas!

  5. 10

    Girl! Your house is fabulous! Love all of the creativity, and heart you’ve put into it all….

  6. 12

    Very beautiful. Nice to see a home not all decked out in white! (I love the white, but it gets boring to look at!)

  7. 14

    I love the porch and the inviting Red front door! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home!

  8. 16

    Girl, I love all of the beautiful colors in your home! So bright and cheerful! And I bet your daughter is in love with her cute room! Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

    • 17

      Tootsie does love her room and I love my kitchen! It takes to much time and patience to turn a house into a home but it’s so worth it! Hope you summer is wonderful! Loved your Home tour!
      ~ Ashley

  9. 18

    Your home is beautiful! Each room looks so cozy with all your DIY touches. I especially love the bird curtains you made!!

  10. 20

    Ashley, you’ve been busy!
    The house looks amazing.
    Great job

  11. 22

    Ashley! YAY! It looks amazing! I love that stained glass window!

  12. 24

    Your kitchen looks AMAZING! I need some serious curtain help in the new house back in Wake Forest, NC. Come visit soon!!!! Love and miss you! B

  13. 26

    What a sweet house! We might be moving from our current house soon so I need to go around and take pics too!

  14. 28

    Your home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  15. 30

    I love your house! It’s so pretty! And doesn’t Tootsie look adorable! I love your navy chandy too! :D

  16. 32

    Ashley your home is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing and I’m thrilled to have taken apart in this tour with you and the other girls. Hugs and Happy Summer! xoxo

  17. 34

    Love your tour, Ashley! The flower boxes and front porch swing are so inviting! I’ll bet you really enjoy that area! ;) Lovely tour!

  18. 36

    So many pretty, warm, handmade touches Ashley- what a lovely home tour!! Those dining room curtains are adorable, as is your daughters sweet little bedroom!! Fun to be on this tour series with you:)
    ~Krista

  19. 37

    I loved your home tour, especially your porch and swing. It’s all so lovely and inviting. Thanks for sharing it with us at Making Monday.

  20. 38

    You have a lovely home! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday♥

  21. 40

    i looove your porch. it is so colorful, with the pillow fabric. enjoy!
    b

  22. 42

    I love the pops of color and touches of modern fabrics you have combined with your traditional style. Everything looks fresh and updated. Love it! I wouldn’t paint the dining room set either, and I paint practically everything!

  23. 44

    Hey ya! You are very talented. I love your stuff and how it all blends together. You like being busy because if you have three little Greenwoods and do all of this; you stay absolutely busy!!!!
    I have an old pie safe that I have painted and put my china and crystal in. I still need doors for the books which are in the bottom…that will make it look so much better.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Linda
    I found you from Fabulous Friday-Maria

  24. 46

    Your home is beautiful! I love the bright pillows on the porch, the beautiful antiques, and your girl’s room is just adorable! :)

  25. 48

    Your house looks lovely. I really want to get started with some of my DIY projects!
    Enjoy your summer,
    Kelly

  26. 50

    This is a beautiful house tour! thanks for sharing this on my party! I’m sitting here listening to music with my husband and writing to you..
    Thanks Again
    Hugs
    Maria

  27. 52

    Thank you for sharing your home tour with us; so many wonderful things to see! I love that you framed your Grandmother’s needlepoint, she put so much work into those seat covers! I’m also “pinning” your awesome curtains – I love them! I’ll be following along on FB and Pinterest…

    • 53

      Yay! It’s so nice to “meet” you! Thanks so much for following along and pinning all my pretties. I’m in love with your blog too! Can’t wait to see what you create/design next!
      ~ Ashley

  28. 54

    Lovely home you have there. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  29. 56

    Your home is so lovely! I especially like your daughters room! So pretty; I’m sure she’s living it! Oh, and thanks for the veggies! ;)

  30. 59

    I love it all — especially that front door wreath! Featuring you in my next post! XO, Aimee

    • 60

      Wait a minute… I think I just passed out! :)

      I am humbled, honored and unbelievably excited to hear that you are featuring my Summer Home Tour. Your blog was the very first DIY blog that I ever followed and that has been years ago.
      ~ Ashley

  31. 61

    Love the bird curtains! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by again today! http://bit.ly/1vvIGjo

  32. 63

    Featuring this week! I am posting early too in honor of the 4th. Might be live tonight!

  33. 65

    Ashley!! Your house is AMAZING!!! I am having huge home envy right now. I picked your post as a feature for tomorrow Link it or Lump it party and as I was cruising through your pictures looking for my feature image I saw my PRINTABLE!! Wow, what an honor. Seriously, Im thrilled thank you so much!

    • 66

      Whoa! I am beyond excited that you love my Summer Home Tour enough to feature it! Honestly, I read and reread your awesome printable through out my day. Wonderful words to live by! ;)
      ~ Ashley

  34. 67

    Ashley,
    You have a Beautiful Home and Precious little Girl!!
    Thank You so Much for the Tour I really Enjoyed it!!
    Lisa

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