Summer Tour of Homes: Infarrantly Creative

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2013 Summer Tour of Homes.  Thank you to Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage for wrangling all of us creative gals and organizing this tour – it is like herding cats I tell you.  The way this tour works is you start at Shabby Creek Cottage’s home and at the bottom will be the next home to gawk at admire and so on and so forth.  At the end of the week you should be able to see 25 amazing bloggers’ homes.  Today is Day 2 and I am the first stop on this tour.  So let’s get this ball rolling…

infarrantly creative home tour

Let’s start with the main hub of my home – the family room.  I actually have never shown my living room in its entirety.  In the fall I changed my color scheme from aqua, red, and black to gray, yellow and aqua.  It is slowly coming together, although I have a few other projects I want to tackle before I would call it complete.  However this is where it lies today.

gray yellow and aqua family room

My favorite aspect of the room is the painted striped curtains with the bamboo shades. It lets in the natural light and I feel like the striped curtains frame the room and add some boldness.

The DIY Love Pallet Art I made for Valentine’s Day this year.  The ruffled yellow heart paired with the wood next to the boxwood wreath that The Nester gave me last year is perfection and can be part of my decor year round.

The sofa table was painted recently with some CeCe Caldwell chalk paint and it houses all of our phone chargers, hair diddies, brushes, manuals, magazines and other stuff we like to hide.

gray yellow and aqua living room

The two pictures of my kiddos are in some DIY Barnwood frames I made last year out of some old fence posts that my neighbor was throwing away.  The large secretary desk in the corner belongs to my grandmother and is probably the only thing in the room that I haven’t stripped, painted, sanded or stained.  I did change out the hardware inside to library pulls but I think it stay in its natural state for awhile.

infarrantly creative family room

Next up is my guest room, which is the probably the cleanest room in my home since it is used least often.  I ADORE the coral and gray color scheme in here and I am tempted to use coral in every room now.  This room started out with a grid wall treatment.

coral and gray decor

I decided to paint, stencil and upholster the headboard which looks amazing against the wall.

gray and coral bedroom

I took a brass lamp and made it fit in the coral scheme with a quick coat of spray paint.  The shelf in the corner was made out of an old table I cut in half and stacked on top of each other.  Above that is a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote that reads “The ornament of a house is the guests who frequent it.”

coral and gray bedroom

To inject a little quirk in the room I made a floor lamp out of a pair of old wood crutches.  I love asking people if they can guess what it was made out of.

crutches made into a lamp

If this isn’t your first time on Infarrantly Creative you know that my most favorite room in my whole house is my craft studio.  It took me three months to build.  Yes, I said build.  From the floor on up, I built all of what you see in the this room and it couldn’t be more perfect for my needs.  If you want to see the full reveal of every detail in the room you can see my craft room reveal.

craft room inspiration

Sandra from Sawdust Girl (her home will be on the tour too!) coached me through building the cabinets.  Then I tweaked an Ana White plan to create the 50 square foot large craft table in the middle of the room.

craft room ideas

My most favorite part of this room is my paint storage cabinet door.  Curious to see what is behind the door?  Click on the link above to find out.

crafit paint storage

Our last stop for now will be Kayla’s room.  I chose pink and brown for her room 4 1/2 years ago. I spent hours painting the striping and name on the wall while I was pregnant with her – with a breathing mask on of course :-)

pink and brown bedroom

Really the only thing that has changed in the past four years is removing the crib and adding a big girl bed.  That is what happens when you go for a timeless nursery.  It has been able to grow up with her.  The quilt on the bed was made by Kayla’s great grandmother who she was named after.  Thank you Mimi.

little girls bedroom

The left corner of the room is her reading nook.  I made a book rack from an old hutch I flipped upside down and painted.  Above that is her bow cabinet I made out of an old end table.  The little rocker was my mother-in-law’s childhood chair that I reupholstered and painted.

hanging book rack  pink and brown girls bedroom

The chandelier was a $5 Craigslist find that I spray painted pink, added matching fabric and a little Christmas tree bling to.

pink chandelier

So there you have it – a few rooms in my home.  I hope you enjoyed it and thank you so much for stopping by.  Next up is Jen from Tatertots & Jello.  I have been in her home before and let me tell you it makes mine look shabby.  Click on over there!

tatertots and jello home tour

Did you miss the rest of the tour?  Here are some of my other friends’ homes.  All different styles, but all amazingly gorgeous.


2 – The Nester @ Nesting Place
3 – Mandi @ Vintage Revivals
5 – Ashley @ The Handmade Home
6 – Kristin @ The Hunted Interior

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1 – Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative
3 – Chris @ Just a Girl
4 – Brooke @ All Things Thrifty
5 – Karen @ The Graphics Fairy
6 – Emily @ Decor Chick
7 – Roeshel @ DIY Show Off

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1 – Melissa @ The Inspired Room
2 – Wendy @ The Shabby Nest
3 – Donna @ Funky Junk Interior
4 – Marianne @ Songbird
7 – Brittany@ PrettyHandyGirl

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1- Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
2- Traci @ Beneath My Heart
3-Stacy @ Not Just a Housewife
4-Jen @ Jennifer Rizzo
5-Lindsay @ Makely Home
6-Sandra @ Sawdust Girl

  • Jann Newton

    Very nice Beckie! I especially love Kayla’s chandelier! Very girlie.

    • Beckie

      Thanks, Jann! And it was such a steal at $5!

  • Nester

    I just died a little bit at your kitchen! Oh and that wreath–it looks lovely!!! xoxoox You have a beautiful, welcoming home

  • Nester

    ok, just realized the kitchen is Jens! duh, I’m slow. FYI, I also died last month at your craft room and guest room, so no worries, there is a lot of dying going on over your house!!!

    • Beckie

      Ha! Thanks, Girl! Jen’s kitchen is definitely worth dying over too. ;)

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  • Roeshel

    So fun touring your pretty home, Beckie! That craft room…a dream come true and amazing DIY!

    • Beckie

      It really is a dream come true for me. Thanks so much!

  • Karen – The Graphics Fairy

    It looks great Beckie! I especially love your guest room, those pops of coral are fabulous! And of course I’m still jealous of your amazing craft room!!

    • Beckie

      I love the coral too and seriously am tempted to add it somewhere in my house since it’s hidden away in the least used room.

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  • Linda @ Home is Where My Heart is

    Beckie~You have an absolutely beautiful home! Thank you for sharing it with us. It’s great inspiration! My favorite…your daughter’s chandelier. WOW! ~Linda

    • Beckie

      Thank you, Linda! Funny how it’s the little details like the chandelier that really make the space.

  • Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage

    Your home is so stunning – and that craft room is to. die. for. LOVE!

    • Beckie

      You’re too sweet. Hugs!

  • TheBargainBabe

    Love your house, that sofa table is probably my favorite thing! Thanks for the tour. :)

    • Beckie

      I had a lot of fun playing with chalk paint techniques on that one. Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • funky Junk Interiors

    Doh!! Your spaces are just do DIE for, girl! Loving the full room shots. What really stands out for me is how you’ve incorporated making storage so gorgeous to look at! LOVE your tour!

    • Beckie

      Awww, thanks. I am blushing right now. I have to have some way to hide all my mess. ;)

  • Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    I didn’t knock… is that ok? rude? Maybe just a little bit right? I did wipe my feet..ok. Now let’s hug it out!! I missed you girl! Dang.. your house is Kickin’ with style..hello! Loving your family room… all kinds of hot cozy space going on right there. And wham-bam your craft room- you kicked serious sweat on that baby and it shows! Loving the guest room.. I plopped my suitcase on the bed- pretty sure that is where I am staying. And your girls room…cute pink cute! Love it all lil lady!!

    • Beckie

      Come one over! You know you are always welcome! ;)

  • Richella @ Imparting Grace

    Beckie, your craft room is not just YOUR favorite room. I’m pretty sure it’s the favorite room of a LOT of people!

    It’s fun to see this peek at your home, especially to count the projects we’ve followed over the years. Those black and white chairs you and your friend re-upholstered are still looking great–I’ve always loved those. And Kayla’s room? Seems like not very long ago we were looking at photos of her room with the crib!

    • Beckie

      Awww, thanks so much, Richella. I love hearing from readers who have been following along with me for so long. My baby girl is growing up too fast for sure!

  • julie

    I love your craft room, I pretty much just want to move in. Love it!!

    • Beckie

      Thanks so much, and come on over! I’m always up for a craft night… or week… or year! ;)

  • Lisa~

    So much personality in your color choices and styling. I can see your heart through it all. Which is, of course, beautiful. Lisa~

    • Beckie

      You’re too sweet, Lisa! Thank you!

  • Calgary Show Homes

    Beautiful house, beautiful.

  • Marsha Martinez

    Hi, love it all. May I ask where you got the kitchen rug, in he last photo? Thanks so much. Marsha

    • Beckie

      That is actually Jen’s kitchen from Tatertots & Jello. She’s the next stop on the tour. You can just click the link to head on over to her place. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Debbie refresh restyle

    Love it Beckie! That craft room is to die for! If you ever want to do another one, come to my house!

    • Beckie

      Should I ever get the urge, you’ll be the first person I call. ;)

  • http://tatertots&Jello jen @ Tatertots & Jello

    Beckie – your home is gorgeous. I love all of the personalized touches and the Road Kill rescue projects you have made. I am so lucky and honored to call you friend.


    • Beckie

      Awww, you are too sweet, and the feelings are definitely mutual. Hugs!

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  • Shannon @Fox Hollow Cottage

    Thanks for the great tour! STILL coveting that craft room lady. It truly is amazing!!!

    • Beckie

      Thanks for coming along for the ride, and the craft room is even better in person. You always have an open invitation! ;)

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  • Jennifer Rizzo

    That bedroom and those striped drapes are my favorite!!! Such great color schemes! I am moving into your craft space BTW.

    • Beckie

      Come on, Girl!

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  • Marie@InteriorFrugalista

    Beckie, that craft room is freak’n jaw dropping amazing!

    • Beckie

      Thanks, Girl! I put some serious blood, sweat, and tears into the space and am crazy proud of how it came out.

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  • ashley @ the handmade home

    Drooling over it all. Fabulous my genius friend! :} can I come live in your craft room?

    • Beckie

      Hehe… as long as you don’t mind a few roomies, the door’s open. ;)

  • Stacy

    HOLY Paint door. Genius!
    Thanks for opening your home..

    • Beckie

      {Giggle} So glad you like my paint door! Thanks for coming along on the tour. :)

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  • Vivienne @ The V Spot

    So, so pretty! Kayla’s room has always been a favorite of mine and I love the guest room! Your door/ironing board in the craft room is genius and, um the room itself..?! Amazing!

    • Beckie

      Thanks so much, Vivienne! I’m kinda in love with my craft room and pretty proud of the paint door!

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  • Zippy

    So fun to see your flair in your home. I love it! When is game night going to be at your place? :) Zip

    • Beckie

      Just let me know when you’ll be here. ;)

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