Friday, June 7, 2013

Our Home Tour...creating "collected charm"...

I thoroughly enjoyed the tours this week over at The Shabby Creek Cottage so I decided "Why not?"
Here's a little peek around at our house...
(There are lots of pictures so I'll keep the commentary to a minimum and add links for more info when available) 

Rusty junk everywhere...

I still love our little entry "bench" made from a material stand from a factory.

The sitting room...

I love unconventional side tables... this one we made from an Old Drawer to End Table.

I cheated in this room...these are old pictures.  The kitchen needs a little "TLC".  I'll do another post when I like it more :)

Heading up to Our Room

"Big Girl" Ladder Bed most popular post EVER!!

We recently added some "Chippy Charm" to our Upstairs Bathroom.

My son's room is in need of a "bigger boy redo".  Here are a couple of things we added recently...

This lower level is REALLY hard to photograph...I'm still a "point and shoot" girl.  Forgive me :)

The "Guest Bathroom"...

Garden gate window valance.

A cool old church sign purchased from my friend Jan Berg aka Summerspell...look for her at Junk Bonanza!  Amazing person...super COOL junk!

Heading out to the Deck.

Vintage Headboard Patio Fence

My "new" "Pallet Perch"

Back at the fire pit...rustic, just how we like it :)

I recently got the courage to show you my quirky little Potting Area.

Before you go...
Have you seen my little Junk Shed??  It's just storage for now...but someday I'm dreaming of a sweet little studio :)

That pretty much covers it...whew! 
A little peek into our happy little world...thanks for stopping by!!

Now click over to visit some other homes too...and better yet link up your charming space :)

Summer Tour of Homes at The Shabby Creek Cottage

Also sharing at...
Funky Junk Interiors for Sat Nite Special
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tues
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tues.
A Stroll Through Life for Inspire Me Tues.
The Scoop at The Farmhouse Porch and Friends :)
Hickory Trail for Efforts and Assets Party
Junkin Joe Features and Link Party atThe Cottage Market
Be Inspired at Common Ground


  1. I am pinning my way through your post. I love your collected style.

  2. Beautiful home! Love that ruler-topped table ... and there are so many other details I enjoyed, like your front window with what looks like glass shutters on the side? Very nice!!

  3. Your chippy home tour is just gorgeous!
    Thanks for the tour!

  4. OMG! I loved every single room. I love all the vintage decor and family pictures. I was so impressed with each and every room. Thanks for the inspiration!I really liked your blinds where did you get them? I could go on and on but I will close with GORGEOUS!


  5. wow! the mantle, ladders here and there, lovely little vignettes scattered throughout ... what a way to wake up this morning, Laurel! and even though I'm beginning to minimize my own space and figure out who I am in this season, the warmth of your home still pulls me in!


  6. I just love the way you incorporate all the rusty fun goodness into your decor! I want to shop your house ;) I just have to share on facebook, loved the tour!

  7. Hello Laurel,
    Oh how I love to look at your "charming" home. You have done a wonderful job with it. Hope that you are having a fun summer weekend.


  8. Thanks so much for the tour Laurel!! Your home is really beautiful!!! It is so cozy, welcoming and perfectly junky!! :)

  9. Your house is really charming with the right amount of chippy, junky fun accents. Loads of inspiration everywhere...I enjoyed the tour!:)

  10. What an honor! To be able to see what you do every day and what you've accomplished! Too many favorites to decide what my favorite rooms is. Call me crazy but I'm still drooling over the blue battery glass jar. Haha!

  11. It's a very happy world indeed! Your home is fabulous - and you always have the best ideas for repurposing!!!
    I'll be pinning tons!

  12. I was going to let you know what my very favorite junk redo was, but honestly I can't pick. You just have a knack for making it all look great.


  13. Just plain speechless. I adore your home! I would love a junk shed like that...

  14. I REALLY enjoyed your tour!! So many fun, fabulous details! And that shed...oh, I'm just a wee bit envious! ;)

  15. I loved the tour! Thanks for sharing all of the great photos. I'm loving the paint stirrer flower. And everything else, too, of course! :)

  16. If I could choose a house to have . . . it would look just like yours. So many beautiful touches. That entry light is one of my favorites as well as the Amazing Grace sign on the mantle and the Ask, Seek, Knock. Did you make that too? I'd love to see a close up of it. Thanks for inviting us all over :)

  17. Laurel, I just love the way you arrange everything throughout your house...something I always struggle with...Christine from Little Brags

  18. Thank you so much for the tour of your beautiful home! Everything is just so beautiful! Well done! Catherine (new follower)

  19. so glad you did the tour - love all the little details! some faves are the fence with headboards (i may be borrowing this idea in the future), the front entry light is pretty amazing and love the plates in hanging baskets. fantastic!

  20. Love your home, it is gorgeous. I really like the outside and all the personal touches you've added there too. Love the iron bed fence. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  21. I really enjoyed the tour of your home inside and out. I want to add some vintage items to our home and you've really inspired me to look at things differently.

  22. You have a lovely home. I would love for you to share this at my weekly linky party.


  23. I have been meandering through some of your posts and they are full of charm and loveliness. You are a genius at the way you weave old worn and rusty items into amazing home décor. One of my favorites is the ladder above the bed, that is incredible and a total delight. I feel totally honored to have found you.
    We have many mutual followers and I hope that you will visit and follow me back.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

  24. Your home is so wonderful! I love looking at all your collections and how you display them! Very cool!~~Angela

  25. Dear Laurel, I was so excited this morning when I saw that you were my newest follower. Coming back and looking at these photos again, has just reinforced my belief in your incredible talent.
    Have a lovely day, Connie :)

  26. Love your home, Laurel! You have so many unique treasures and you have such great ideas for displaying them. Very inspiring!

  27. yay, now I can comment! Love it all! I, too, used a printer's tray for my son's Legos. What a great idea, no? And everyone needs a junk shed!

  28. Thank you so much for sharing your home! We love your home, so very lovely!
    We are your newest followers, hope you will come visit us soon!

    Glad & Cel

  29. Your home is so wonderful, much creativity and personality...and I am loving the Lego character storage idea!

  30. Love your entire post....You have an amazing eye for little details in your home. I just linked your dresser display in the wooden toolbox up to my blog. Love it!!!

  31. You have a beautiful home, and such fabulous vintage pieces!!!

    You rock!!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!!


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