Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
Welcome to our Easy Summer Styling Tour! I am so tickled to be joining 16 talented bloggers this week is sharing ideas of how to create summer spaces for your home.Â We know you will leave with lots of new thoughts on how to recreate your space for the summer.
If you are joining me from Sarahs Blog – Dreaming of Homemaking, I am so glad you’re here!Â Afterwards please head over to Lauras Blog – The Turquoise Home to keep touring.Â A special thank you to Kelly from A Tattered Pew who is the host of this tour – she’s amazing on so many levels.
If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome!Â My name is Kelly and I am city girl from California who married a farm boy from Montana.Â We now reside in Utah with four amazing kiddos.Â I am a Do It Yourself blogger, sharing inexpensive ideas on how to build and create spaces in your home – that you can truly do all by yourself!
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With summer coming, I start to get the “spice things up” itch.Â I am ready to sleep in, play with my kids, and be creative!Â I have been working on my kitchen for some time and have finally wrapped up all the projects that make up this space.Â Today I will be sharing these all with you.Â Here is a teaser for what you will learn:
Open shelves are a great way to create extra space in your kitchen – it can have a function or just be eye candy.Â Either way, open shelving is easy to build and awesome to look at.
And then in this DIY blog post I show you how to use PVC pipe that is half the cost, but you get the same great look!
I love aprons, and use them constantly.Â I hang my linen pinafore apron on the plumbers pipe end for quick use.Â You can grab the same one here from BicoEstonia in her Heloise and her Etsy shop.Â I love her homemade linen product.Â Her skill set is amazing and I love her style.
You can recreate any space with a new sign.Â They are inexpensive, and you can complete the project in one day.
You can create a long vertical sign, or a short vertical one.Â Use your creativity or check out my Pinterest page HERE for more ideas.
Follow the steps in this blog post to create your own DIY Farmhouse Sign!Â I also showcase how to make a different style of farmhouse sign here if you’re interested.Â This style I used in my guest room.
I also made an additional sign for the other wall in my dining area.Â I used 3 strips of wood and mounted them together.Â Then I added a metal sign and two hooks on each end for mason jar lanterns.
I always change up my flowers in my mason jar decor.Â I grab flowers from either Joanns or The Dollar Tree and stick a few sprigs in the jars.
Curtains add a fun change to any space.
Even if you already have blinds, you can add mini curtain rods to your window to bring a fresh new look.Â This way you have the look of curtains but do not need to string the bar across the entire window.
I made mini plumbers pipe curtain rods for this space – my tutorial isÂ here on my instagram page.Â It is a very easy way to add mini curtain rods over your window.Â But if you would like a different style of mini curtain rods, check out the ones I added to my master bedroom in my mini curtain rod tutorial here.
With warm days around the corner I love adding new greenery to my space.
Here I just placed them in cute containers on my window seal – nothing left to do!
I grabbed this homemade wreath from Floral Treasure.Â They grow their own flowers, dry them, and then create their wreaths.Â They are a better price point that craft stores and smell AMAZING!Â Check them out here.
The last way I love to spice up my kitchen is to change up my tablescape.Â I prefer a simple style for the summer.
Using homemade chargers for place settings is my favorite because they are so easy to clean.
Want to learn how to add stencil to some?Â Check out my blog post here.
Thank you for visiting!Â We hope you enjoyed the tour and come see us again to learn new ways to make your house a home.