I’m excited to share an unconventional home tour with you today. Instead of showcasing our completed projects, we’ll be revealing our summer bucket list projects that are currently in progress. These are the unfinished tasks that we’re determined to complete this summer. From adding shiplap to the ceiling to styling the upstairs media room, we’ve got a lot on our plates. So grab a cup of coffee and join us as we dive into our exciting summer home projects!
1. Shiplap Dreams: A Long-Awaited Ceiling Project
Our top project on the summer bucket list is adding shiplap to the ceiling. It’s been a dream of mine since the day I stepped foot in this house. Though it wasn’t a priority project, we decided to partner with Armstrong Ceilings to make it happen. This was my thoughtful Mother’s Day gift from Shelby. We found the perfect inspiration during an estate sale and knew it would be the ideal addition to our home. The supplies are on their way, and we can’t wait to show you the final result!
2. Window Trim: Adding Character and Coastal Vibes
As one project leads to another, we decided to tackle window trim next. Inspired by a friend Stephanie’s suggestion, we realized it would add more character to our windows and tie in perfectly with the shiplap ceiling. We’re aiming for a Coastal Vibe, which we love. Stay tuned for updates on this project!
3. Rug Revamp: Embracing Change and Coziness
Sometimes, all it takes is one project to spark a series of changes. After installing shiplap and working on the window trim, we felt the need for a new rug. Usually, we don’t switch out rugs often, but this time, we’re going for it. We found a washable wool rug from Revival Rugs that caught our attention. While we can’t vouch for the washability just yet, we can say it’s incredibly soft and cozy.
We also styled the shelves and are giving refreshes with the accents in the room. The small touches make a big difference!
4.Hutch Heaven: Collecting Treasures and Styling
Moving on to the dining room, we stumbled upon a remarkable 18th-century French bibliotic hutch that instantly stole our hearts. We sourced it from France, and its stunning color and craftsmanship made it irresistible. However, filling such a large hutch with collectibles can be challenging. We envision filling it with soup tureens but found that they can be very expensive so we’re using sea coral and other decorative items to fill in and make it more affordable.
Another accent we added here was books! These books we’ve used are sourced from @bb.books.imports, a small business owned by Megan. She specializes in mid to late 1800s French and English imported books. They’re a perfect fit for our new hutch, adding an element of history and charm. It’s incredible to imagine the hands that have held them while reading by the warm glow of candlelight in a time before electricity. We LOVE supporting small businesses, and we highly recommend checking out @bb.books.imports to explore Megan’s collection.
5. Upstairs Media Room: Comfort and Quality Time
While the downstairs spaces often take priority, we wanted to enhance our upstairs media room. This cozy space is perfect for family movie nights and quality time together. We replaced the squishy and uncomfortable sofa with the Chita Living Kenna sectional. We love the modular design, the perfect depth, and its affordability. We had a lot of fun moving the pieces around and deciding which was best for our use in this room! The feet on the base of each piece keep them in place so you don’t have to worry about the modular pieces shifting around once you decide what you like.
Our summer home projects are in full swing, and we couldn’t be more excited about the progress we’re making. We hope you enjoyed a peak inside our projects underway. If you haven’t watched our video sharing all the details follow the link here.
We’d love to hear from you in the comments. I’d love to know the projects you’re currently taking on!