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Vintage Coastal Summer Tour

 Hi Friends!

Welcome to our summer home tour…

it is a little bit vintage with coastal touches all on a budget {of course}.

Summer-Tour-Vintage Coastal

I am so thrilled today to be joining 23 other amazing bloggers as we share our summer homes!

All the home tour links are below in case you missed their beautiful tours.

Summer Tour-Flea Market Chic Framhouse Front Porch-makeover for under 100

Our front porch is where we spend most of our time in the summer.

It is incredibly peaceful, mornings are my favorite time.

I get up early before the rest of the world wakes up {including my boys}

& sit with a BIG cup of coffee, listening to the sweet sounds of nature.

It’s my time to reflect & count my blessings:).

Summer Tour-Soft Coastal Colors & Touches {Farmhouse Front POrch}

When we first saw our home I fell hard for this porch.

It is a very large farmhouse porch, which wraps around the side.

Summer Tour-Farmhouse Porch-vintage with new

Every year I change it, it keeps it fresh & fun.

Click HERE to see another version.

Summer Tour-Fresh Flowers in vintage mason jar

Fresh flowers {from my sister’s garden} always add a summer touch.

Summer Tour-Flea Market Chic Front Porch

This porch makeover was just under $100. I reused everything I had, just gave it all a fresh coat of paint,

made a DIY Petite Sofa, added lots of bright pillows & found  items for accessories.

Summer Front Porch Tour-Bright Coastal Touches {Corals & Blues}

The mirror was a cheap find on clearance at Home Goods. I love the way the natural color & texture pulls it all together.

That was a happy dance moment for sure!

And the super chic wind chime was a Mother’s Day gift from my little guy,

which was also deserving of a happy dance:).

Summer Porch-Makeover for less than $100, Flea Market Finds I feel so blessed to wake up to the water everyday.

Summer Tour-front porch overlooking the bay

My husband loves it too, he is able walk right over with his paddle board & windsurfer.

My oldest likes to go with him on the SUP & they go exploring along the coast.

Summer Tour- Farmhouse Front Porch overlooking the bay {bright coastal touches}

I will share the full tutorial on this DIY sofa below next week.

I LOVE how it turned out!

Summer Tour- Porch Beachy Coastal Touches   Summer Tour-Casual Summer Touches

Summer Tour-DIY Sofa

The driftwood was found from our many trips to the beach last year.

We live on the coast of Long Island & in the summer time it is the BEST place on the planet!!!

Summer Tour-Porch makeover for under 100, upcycling & flea market finds

Pillows & throws are from Home Goods and  H & M.

Summer Tour-Farmhouse Front Porch With Vintage Touches     Summer Tour-Front Porch {bright colored pillows} I made these DIY Outdoor Coral Striped Pillows for under $5.00, wahoo!

{ Another tutorial to come}Summer Tour-Vintage baskets stacked make a great side table

 Summer Porch- Coastal Touches

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch-Bright touches with lots of whites

I wanted this space to feel happy. I kept all of the furniture white & accented with color.

My big guy longs for a French Bulldog in the worst way so when I found it at H & M I snatched it up.

I want my boys to feel like it is their space too, that is really important to me.

Summer Tour-Bright & Happy Front Porch

Summer Tour-Bright Coastal Front Porch

And this is a small tour of the rest of the house…..

DIY Abstract Art & Family Room Coastal Tour {City Farmhouse}

Summer Nook Makeover with My Favorite Chevron from Spoonflower {City Farmhouse}

DIY Coastal Art-Use a map to create art fro your walls so simple & easy {City Farmhouse}

 DIY Abstract Art-Love the pop of color with all white slipcovers & neutral furnishings

DIY Abstract Art & Coastal Family Room {City Farmhouse}

Vintage Mod Makeover {City Farmhouse} Drop cloth settee for under $10

DIY Barstool Desk, neutral color palette. Mixing vintage with new & upcycling brings a modern rustic feel to the space. Thrifty decorating at its best

Vintage Mod Makeover {Simple & Easy Tips To Get A New Look For Less- Adding New Wall Decor {Clock Gershwin & Gertie}

Adding soft coastal blues to a neutral color scheme

Vintage Mod Makeover {City Farmhouse} Adding & Switching Out Your Pillows Is An Easy & Affordable Way to Refresh A Space

Summer Tour-View of Bay {City Farmhouse}

Thank you for letting me share my humble home with you:).

I hope you will hop on over & check out the other stunning home tours from my talented  friends…..


Finding Silver PenniesTown and Country LivingMigonis Home
Craftsberry BushThe Hankful HouseLife on Virginia StreetSo Much Better with Age
House by HoffEveryday EnchantingMaison de PaxWicks Nest
My Creative Days | Ella ClaireThe Happy HousieRooms FOR RentThe Lily Pad Cottage
Bliss at HomeSouthern State of Mind | Designed Decor | The Woodgrain Cottage | 3 Little Greenwoods | Just A Girl and Her Blog

I hope you were inspired today!

Happy almost summer everyone!!!

Have a beautiful weekend,

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  1. Your porch and that view are both a dream. I love it and the colors are fabulous. The coastal colors inside are fabulous too.

    1. Thank you Marty! We have been working so hard to finish it that it is now time to enjoy it! Happy Friday!

  2. I want to come sit on your porch and gaze out at that view! Love your laid back summer style! XO

  3. I took my coffee outside this morning and so enjoyed the peace-full-ness of it all. I always remember how you have said you do that each morning, I think I will make it a daily routine as well. . . . however, I don’t have an ocean to look at, but I can always pretend 🙂
    Jen, Your porch looks amazing! Love it all!

  4. So beautiful, Jen! I want to sit out on your porch and sip coffee or cocktails!

    1. Hi Gina, It is a beautiful place, would go every summer as a child, happy times:). Thank you so much, Jen

  5. What can I say every body else hasn’t? So peaceful and serene, beautiful, am quite envious, had no idea you lived right by water. We lived on Canyon Ferry Lake (south of Helena, MT) for 7 yrs and I still miss that, I’d go out to picnic table in morning to have my breakfast when not working. Was so peaceful and so big, mountains all around also. It is indeed a special way of life to live by water. Your home is so gorgeous, that porch is perfect. The colors you used on porch are exquisite, love those coral pillows with white coral on them and the shots of yellow. Ah, breathe. It’s so gorgeous there, makes you forget about winter for few months anyway.
    Makes me want to go back to MT. I’ve always loved seeing photos/movies of homes on the ocean on the East coast. Very special feeling about that area. I’m sure you appreciate what you have. Happy summer days.

    1. Hi Jane Ellen, I definitely do appreciate it:). I never thought we would ever be so close, was at the right place at the right time. Sounds like your time in MT was special:). Thank you! Have a lovely night. Jen

  6. Jen, I Love Love Love your porch and your entire home. So excited for you and your BHG shoot! Soooo well deserved. You have incredible taste and I love your creative DIY projects. I wish I was as good! 😉 I loved taking part in this Tour with you and all the girls… Hugs and have the very best weekend!

  7. You are blessed to have such a great location and wow your decorating skills are amazing! all your collows 7 textures are so soothing. Can you tell me where you purchase the aqua chevron & the aqua diamond patterned pillows inside? or did you make then yourself? I love those fabrics!

  8. Such a gorgeous home tour! I am loving your living room. And that art on your mantel?! Wow. So fun doing this tour with you!

  9. I absolutely swoon over your whole house- the beachy, cottage look is right up my alley- and your front porch is to-die-for-amazing. I would LOVE to spend my morning there sipping coffee and enjoying the view!! I am so thrilled to be on this tour series with you Jen!

  10. I just love your house and blog! Our house is decorated more primitive and I am so tired of the dark. I am getting ready to lighten it up with colors like yours. I am now retired from my full time day job and I am home all day working on my passion, my craft business and I want to be surrounded by fresh and fun colors like your house. Thanks for your tour!

  11. Seriously OBSESSED with your home!! Every bit of it! Can I just come over and live there? lol Can’t wait to see you soon in NY!! Congrats on being featured on House of Turquoise by the way;) xo, amy

    1. Amy you are so sweet, I feel the exact same way about your home!!! Love, love your style to pieces!!! Me too, NY should be so much fun!!! Happy 4th, hopefully you are having better weather than we are:). Jen

  12. This is all very beautiful! Would you mind sharing the exterior shake and trim colours?
    Thank you!

  13. It’s lovely. Is there a link on your blog with the tutorial for making the petite sofa?

  14. Love it!!!!! Was wondering what type, brand and color of grey paint that you used on the porch floor???? About to tackle mine…love the finish…. and the color is perfect. Thanks in advance!

  15. Came across your blog on House of Turquoise, and love your style! Can you tell me where the aqua and coral quilt is from? It is exactly what I have been looking for to use in my daughter’s room.

  16. What a beautiful home you have!
    I love all the colors you’ve chosen, you have a good eye for color!
    Cole above asked what the porch floor paint color is, I am wondering the same thing.
    Could you share the color with me?
    Thank you !

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