This summer I have so many new goals for myself! This morning I was just thinking that I want to revisit my New Year’s Goals to see how I am doing and to add new ones for this summer!
If you follow this blog I wanted to let you know my blog plans for the summer.
Here are my goals for the blog:
- post a summer room refresh once a week
- post a DIY project once a week
- post a recipe or book review once a week
I’d like to be so organized on this blog, that I can give you the days that I am going to do post the above!
Thank you again for stopping by, I really do consider it an honor.
Now on to the first refresh:
When you walk into my house you will step into the foyer, and to your left are french doors that lead to the dining room:
French doors are my favorite!
I love these wicker chairs from IKEA, I like to turn them out, it says “welcome to the table” to me!
I did a post about how it is so important to have meals around the table. How the first table was built and the dimensions are even in Bible! Isn’t it kind of ironic how our culture has veered away from sitting around the table? We have breakfast bars, and fast food, etc. So much healing can take place just by being around a table and sharing a meal. Check out that post here.
(pillow: Bows and Burlap, white lanterns: IKEA)
I bought that pillow for Valentine’s Day, but since I love Summer I thought it was perfect to bring it out again!
Here is it on the other side of the table. The hutch is a from my father-in-law. He found it in England where he lives and striped it for us! I love it.
Basically all I did to refresh for summer in here was add a bunch of fresh flowers! I LOVE PINK FLOWERS.
I put the flowers in mason jars. I have a tutorial on how I made them here.
My Summer table is simple & clean. Isn’t it amazing how just adding flowers brightens up a room?
I added an old shutter we found in our barn for the table runner.
I added the banner for summer too. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but banners remind me of summer!
My dining room gallery wall is a work in progress.
In front of the window I have an IKEA cube shelf. My house was built in 1890, so we are always looking for ways to add extra storage. This piece is a perfect place to add all my Dining room linens.
I love this old vintage crate we found at an antique store. Here for summer I added silk hydrangeas. I bought them at Pier 1. When you find a good faux flower it is sometimes hard to tell if it is faux or not.
So basically for this summer refresh, I just added some pink flowers (faux and real) and some pretty vases as well as some pops of crisp white to the room!