This was such a fun-filled month over here! Summer is in full swing and we are enjoying the pool, outdoor nights, and grilling! I am always in “project mode” but summer is project mode on steroids. Maybe it’s the vitamin D, or maybe I have seasonal disorder, but I just want to tackle more things this time of year. Then, you have garage sales, flea markets, and antique shows! That just adds to the inspiration.
Looking back at June, I love that I have been getting to things that have been on the list forever.
Hands down my all-time love this month is the library wall! I have wanted a library in our home for so long and I am so happy with how all our plans and work turned out.
It was our first part of our 3 part Let’s Rock This House! series. We are working on Pimp My Patio right now and I am itching to show you guys a sneak peek!
If you missed the IKEA BILLY bookcase library wall reveal here are all the posts:
THE REVEAL>>>Before & After shots of our project
MUSIC >>> How we added hidden speakers & a sound system
LIGHTS >>> How we added brass picture lights & put them on a remote
TRIM >>> How we made our bookcases look built-in
STYLING >>> 7 Tips for styling bookcases
SOURCE LIST >>> Total costs and sources of items we used
As I said, I felt overly productive this month and here are the DIY projects I tackled:
I stenciled our foyer wall with a stencil from Royal Design Studios. We are banishing the ugly out of the entrance of our house. Don’t forget to enter the Royal Design Studios Giveaway on Monday and win a stencil of your own!
A free little stool got the glam treatment with fur and gold.
I made some DIY Butterfly Art for the Summer Celebration series.
I had the pleasure of guest posting over my buddy Sarah’s blog Lacquer & Linen. I shared a little trash to treasure project turning an old junky silverware box into a stationery box.
The kids and I did a little project together turning cheap placemats into chalkboards.
Around the House.
Our entry way is now home to my desk and it works nicely there.
I added a couple DIY projects to the bedroom.
We had another fun family treasure hunt and here are my latest thrifty finds.
There is a new little Cadwallader. Funny thing, you go to buy fish and come home with a puppy. Yes, we forgot to get the fish! Zoey is our sweet little puppy and we are all in love with her!
I also had my first Blog-o-versary. I turned 1 on June 1st! We celebrated and had a giveaway in honor of all you awesome readers who make this so much fun!
Just incase you want to come for a visit, there is a new home tour at the top menu bar. I glanced at that the other day and realized I needed to update that puppy!
July is going to be full of patio pimpin’, a couple new giveaways, a foyer makeover, and more! I hope you are all enjoying your summer!!
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