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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Tour of Homes {Organized} 2015

Welcome, if you are new here! 

Today I have the privilege of joining a whole lot of amazing bloggers for home tours of all our homes - and you may have just come from seeing Donna of Funky Junk Interiorswho has such an amazing way of making rust look beautiful, and a big thank you to Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage for hosting this awesome summer home tour.

I'd like to say that I feel that I have really created a home that is truly my style, after living in this home for nine years. I hope you enjoy my colorful,  slightly "modern with a vintage twist" decor. I'm not afraid of colors or patterns. Our home was built in 1947 and I love the character, the built-ins, the closets, and all the vintage that comes from having a home from that era. Hopefully you'll also gain some ideas for an organized home too!

Beautiful and bold blue home with yellow front door ::

I want to start with the front of my home and welcome you to our beautiful, Southern California yard - all native plants, drought tolerant {we're really into green living here, if you are new here}. 

I took a big risk and painted the house BLUE with our fun and happy yellow front door a few years ago. Thankfully we live in a neighborhood that you can pretty much paint your house any color you want. We're going to head straight to the backyard...since that's where most of our friends and visitors spend their time when they come over. And we have people over a LOT!

Gorgeous outdoor patio and covered kitchen ::

Out back is our wonderful patio. My husband spent years {literally} building it

Beautiful covered patio ::

Outdoor rolling buffet ::

I recently updated our back patio so the couches are covered in navy along with the red and white accents to go along with the blue house paint and red back doors. This is probably where our visitors spend most of their time is on this deck. And, here in Southern California, we can be out here 11 months out of the year {or more}. I use this old dresser as an outdoor, rolling buffet. It works great and rolls wherever we need it.

Outdoor fireplace mantel ::

Hanging succulents ::

In the far back of our backyard is a tiny little house - the playhouse. It's darling and we actually bought it on Ebay about 8 years ago.

Sweet blue and yellow playhouse ::

Inside darling playhouse ::

We even managed to fit our RV in our backyard and make it look pretty - and if you want to see what I've done to improve the inside of our RV {which doubles as our guest house}, feel free to check it out. You might be amazed!

Small patio outside the RV ::

RV bathroom redone ::

I made the RV bathroom look amazing with simple plastic tiles. Last outside is our garage and attached shed.

Organizing Garage in red and gray ::

If you couldn't tell, I like an organized garage. But, this is what it looks like on a good day! I wish it looked this way everyday!

Scooter organizer and a red bench for sitting down to put on roller blades ::

The scooter organizer is not only functional but easy to build!

Garage Wall Organizer ::

Garage wall organizer with ladder ::

And the shed you can see peeking through in the above picture...

Potting Shed with turquoise cabinet ::

Inside the organized potting shed ::

Pegboard works as a beautiful background with an initial "B" for a pop of color ::

  So, let's head back inside and show you our kitchen...

White kitchen with green counters ::

Kitchen cart holds a small collection of recipe books ::

Kitchen pantry with organized vinegars ::

Labeled glass jars with chalkboard labels ::

Our kitchen is old, but I've made it function well! My pantry is my favorite part! I've turned it into a beautiful and functional little room.

Family Room with painted paneling ::

Family Room with painted paneling ::

Before: Family Room dated with old paneling ::

Our family room was truly a labor of love - and a lot of paint! We spend a lot of time in this room. As you can see, above, it was quite a bit different before it was painted.

Small home office with a pop of customized {removable} wallpaper ::

My office is my newest DIY project. It is truly one of my favorite places to be now. 

Open shelving in the home office filled with turquoise accents ::

Open shelving in the home office filled with turquoise accents ::

Open shelving in the home office filled with turquoise accents ::

Vintage 1970s office chair with original yellow vinyl looks amazing in this modern home office ::

Everything looks bigger, even though this is a tiny space. I love pattern and color - and mixing with this vintage chair {with it's original yellow vinyl and was FREE} was just what the office needed. It makes spending so many hours in there so much easier!

The last room I'd like to show you is our master bedroom.

Gray, Orange, and Blue master bedroom ::

Gray, Orange, and Blue master bedroom ::

Jewelry organizer with magnetic {and movable} hooks ::

One of my favorite {and easy} organizing projects was my necklace organizer, while putting all my jewelry on display.

Decals pattern the master bedroom wall ::

This isn't wallpaper. It's a decal that I rubbed over the wall. It's super easy to remove, if I ever choose to do so, and adds a great pop of pattern behind the bed.

Vintage vanity updated in gray ::

Silver tray with vases for organizing make up brushes ::

I updated the vintage vanity, also. It completes the look in our small master bedroom.

I hope you've enjoyed our colorful home. If you'd like to see more of my home decor projects and get inspired to organize, sign up to be an email subscriber here. Thank you and please come again! 

If you would like to get more organizing inspiration...head over to My Fabuless Life tomorrow morning at 6 AM EST for the rest of the tour. 

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  1. Oh goodness Becky... your blog name nails you! You had me shaking my head in amazement to how everything is so organized to the hilt. Beautiful tour! And then there's that outdoor living space... wow.

    What really stands out is all the amazing colour... so pretty!

  2. I love your home tour! Wow, your back deck is incredible! I love your outdoor kitchen! You must love hanging out there with the wonderful California summers! Also, your organizing is inspiring, and I can't wait to tackle our garage. I'll keep your post and blog in mind for ideas!

    1. Thank you Janine! We really DO love our outdoor kitchen and patio :)

  3. You had me at "rolling dresser buffet"....I am a fan, of course, but it was wonderful to get a complete tour! That deck is gorgeous, mad props to the hubby! Your garage makes me drool...who has an organizer for Razor scooters? You do, girl!

  4. i absolutely love the exterior- blue was the perfect choice and the yellow door is a great pop of fun!

    1. Thanks, Cassie! I love our colorful home, too! Becky