Summer Tour of Homes 2013: Link Party

The Summer Tour of Homes has been so much fun this week! If you’re just now joining in, be sure to go back and see all 26 homes in the series, because you’ll want to see each one. Start with Day One and work your way through, because they are so worth taking in! But now, it’s YOUR turn to share your summer home tour with the link party.

Have you taken the whole tour? If not you can find all the beautiful home tours here:

DAY 1 (June 3rd)

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

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DAY 2 (June 4th)

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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DAY 3 (June 5th)

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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DAY 4 (June 6th)

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

I know you’ve been working hard on your homes to get them ready to share, but I’m guessing you probably have 99 more DIY projects on your list. Some new tools would be a big help, huh?

And, because you’ve waited so patiently all week to learn about the giveaway, now let’s get to it. One lucky person will win a Summer Spruce Up tool package from The package includes a SteamMachine, a Paint Stick and a Heat Gun Pro Plus — that’s some serious power to get through all of your DIY projects this summer!

To enter, leave a comment telling 
me your next DIY project! 
Want another chance to win? 
For a 3rd chance, follow me on Pinterest.
Please leave a comment for each entry. 
Giveaway valid to US residents, 18 and older, void where prohibited. is providing the prize for this giveaway, however I was not compensated for the post. All words & ideas are my own.
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 Please do not link general projects or posts. 

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Thanks Gina for hosting!

  2. Thank you for hosting the linky party! I found you through the Nester. Fun times!

  3. I follow you on pinterest.

  4. My next summer project would be to paint all of my 4 bedrooms!

  5. My next DIY project is painting my daughter’s room and repainting her desk.

  6. I follow you on pinterest!

  7. Thanks for hosting ALL these home tours! SO much fun to look around all week!


  8. My next project is to repaint 2 bedrooms and a bathroom.

  9. Thank you so much for rallying these beautiful home tours together Gina! I have thoroughly enjoyed following along!
    I have many projects on my DIY list for the summer but I think the next one up to bat will be fencing in the back yard! Fingers crossed.

  10. I follow you on Pinterest!

  11. My next DIY project is to refinish my, once carpeted, stairs with painted black treads and white risers.

  12. Hi Gina- thanks for having us at the party. My next project is painting my living room.

  13. Thank you so much for the fun party. My next project is painting a dresser and redoing my daughter’s room.

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  15. I’m planning on painting a chair in my bedroom next. Thanks for the linky party. I was so inspired by everyone’s tours that I started a whole new blog so I could make one, too! 🙂

  16. I subscribed to HomeRight on youtube.

  17. I followed you on Pinterest!

  18. My next project is to complete the building of our new wooden shutters!


  19. I’ve been following you on Pinterest for a while!


  20. Thank for the party and awesome week of eye candy, Gina! My next project is cushions for some outdoor furniture. 🙂

  21. I’ve really enjoyed the Summer Tour of Homes! Thanks for letting us join in on the fun!


  22. Hi Gina. I enjoyed the home tours. My next home project will be putting up board and batten in my guest bathroom. I would really like to win those tools. I subscribed on you tube and is a follower on Pintrest. Thanks.

  23. Love your home. It’s gorgeous!

    Our next project is fixing the porch and redoing the stairs in our hallways. Of course, I may squeeze painting the living in before the hallway, but…

    ~FringeGirl (

  24. And, I also followed along on Pinterest!

    Thank you for hosting this tour and giveaway.

    ~FringeGirl (

  25. Next DIY is reviving a freecycled desk with hutch – stripping, restaining desk top, and then painting the rest a lovely pale turquoise!

  26. I’m a pinterest follower

  27. Next project – paint tired brown furniture! Thanks for what you do!

  28. I need to paint my entrie downstairs – my walls need to be lighter and brighter.

  29. I follow you on pinterest.

  30. I guess my next project is finding or building a better toy organization system in my little boy’s closet! Thanks for the link up and all the great inspiration this week, I enjoyed all the tours!

  31. Thanks for hosting these tours. You are right – I now have more ideas and more blogs to check out! My next project is board and batten treatment (and all of the repainting) for my master bedroom.

  32. My next DIY project is to paint a side table/mater bedroom and make a gallery wall in my hallway. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway.


  33. I follow you on pinterest:)


  34. Loved this series! Hope you enjoy my kitchen tour!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  35. Hi Gina,
    I have enjoyed the tour of homes all this week! Our next DIY project is getting a new sink and faucet installed in our kitchen. After that, we need to put up a new screen door that I painted weeks ago. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  36. Gina, thanks for hosting! My next project is fixing the floors of our powder room. Our toilet leaked all under the laminate that previous owners installed…ugh. But it’s a good excuse to put some tile in there!

  37. I follow you on Pinterest!

  38. My next DIY project is to make myself a craft and sewing room!!

  39. I am now following Home Right on YouTube.

  40. I am now following you on Pinterest.

  41. Hi Gina – Thanks so much for putting this tour of homes together. I know it is a lot of work, but I have truly enjoyed following all the links. It had provided great inspiration.

    Enjoy your summer.

  42. So many projects, so little time! First things first…paint! I so need to paint my kitchen.

  43. our next project will probably repainting the kitchen dining room!

  44. I am a Pinterest follower. 🙂

  45. I followed on Pinterest!

  46. I subscribed on YouTube.

  47. Tickled to be a part of the home tour today Gina. 🙂 Thank you so much for hosting.. I am a follower.

  48. The home tours were all great! I have a list of DIY projects to do. I think my next one will be refinishing an old dresser for my guest room.

  49. Oh, and our next project
    is a downstairs half bath do over

  50. I love your summer home tour and link party. My friend, Jennifer (link #16), told me about your project and you have done an outstanding job. I have loved looking at all the creative things Jennifer has done and posted. So fun and inspiring to browse through all of the ones you have here! Blessings, Mary

  51. Thanks for hosting, Gina! Our next project that we hope to start on soon is creating a vintage French ballet locker for out master bedroom! =)

  52. I’m enjoying your summer home tour and thank you for the linky today! My next project…ha….which one, as there are so many! It’s transforming a 70 year old dining room suite with chalk paint. Can’t wait to get started.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  53. We are working on our Entry right now and hopefully the kitchen will happen this summer. But I could always use some new tools. Loved the tour! Thanks!

  54. My next project is painting the bedroom. Thanks for the giveaway.

  55. I subscribed to HomeRight on Youtube.

  56. I already follow you on Pinterest.

  57. Thanks for hosting, Gina! Looking forward to snooping through the other homes!

  58. Home tours are my favourite!! Thanks so much for hosting this fun linky and for organizing this fabulous tour all week long Gina – I have loved getting to take all of these tours and can’t wait to see some more! Have a great weekend,

  59. This summer, I most likely will be converting my home office to a girls’ bedroom — my twins finally want their own rooms! (Bye, bye office!)

  60. My ‘next’ project is undetermined- there are too many to choose. My bathroom is my next ‘want’, but I may end up working on the back patio due to $$ constraints. These tools would be so helpful!

  61. I’ve been a Pinterest follower for a while! 🙂

  62. Following you on Pinterest!

  63. All subscribed to HomeRight on you tube 🙂

  64. In the middle of my DIY project. I am refinishing a dry sink and will stain and use ASCP. Can’t wait for it to be done 🙂

  65. I truly loved the home tours – thank you for putting this together. My next DIY will be window treatments for the office windows; I have completed the window seat cushions and pillow – now for the perfect window treatment.

  66. I subscribed to HomeRight on YouTube! 🙂

  67. I am following you now on Pinterest!

  68. my next DIY project will be turning my guest room closet into a built in office space… or maybe ripping the carpet off the basement stairs… or working on the flower beds in the yard… or, or or, 🙂

    I’ve loved this series & it gave me lots of new blogs to follow-thank you!

  69. my next diy is painting the kitchen! Seems small, but it’s been waiting on me patiently for months now!

  70. following on pinterest!

  71. subscribed to homerightTV youtube channel! Thanks for the opportunity and the wonderful week of home tours!

  72. This weekends project is the boys bathroom. Paint, storage and fun decals!

  73. My next project is probably something related to the master bedroom.

  74. Yay for DIY giveaways! 🙂

  75. Next DIY project: Transforming my living room!

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  77. For my next project, I plan to section by section in sanding wood flooring in my dining and living rooms. Then, after a thorough cleaning, I will apply a Natural finish such as Butcher’s Wax.

  78. My next small project is re painting 2 outdated chests, new colors,new focus!

  79. Our next diy project is more painting! We just finished painting our living room. After 7 years of brown, we painted it Buckwheat Flour and we love it! Next up is tackling the brown hallway!

  80. And I just started following you on Pinterest. I love your style!!!

  81. My next project is painting the sleeping porch, because we just rebuilt the wall. I’m now following you on Pinterest as well.

  82. I’m following you on Pinterest! 🙂


  83. I have an old school desk that I want to paint along with making some DIY striped curtains for the living room. Thanks so much for doing the summer tour of homes, I really enjoyed it! 🙂


  84. installing a vinyl kitchen floor and replacing countertops

  85. Thanks so much for hosting. We’re spraying our kitchen cabinets next, so this would be perfect.

  86. Gina, this whole week of tours has been awesome. So much eye-candy, creativity and personal touches to admire. I’ve enjoyed them all. Thanks for putting this series together. It’s been wonderful! Simply inspiring.
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

  87. already a happy Pinterest follower 🙂

  88. I’m linking up my summer yard tour! Thanks for hosting!

  89. This has been such a treat and inspiration to me! Thank you. I have many DIY projects but my first one is to paint a piano I inherited and my front door turquoise. But the list goes on and on and on 🙂
    Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!!
    Blessings — Marisa

  90. Thanks for the wonderful series! I love a good home tour! Excited to check out even MORE home tours that have linked up (and I’m linked up too!).

  91. I am painting my front shutters and front door.

  92. Leslie:
    We are totally remodeling our kitchen. Your site is a good source for ideas.

  93. This has been a wonderful series of home tours! I’m so excited to link up! Have a wonderful weekend!!~~Angela

  94. Love all the tours from most of my favorite bloggers-my next project is to finsih the projects that we started before we try to start something new sigh….tornadoes in OK have been pretty draining so we are hoping for good weather so we can get stuff done.

  95. Thanks Gina, I loved the tours, they gave many ideas for my new house. Trust me it’s a real diy job! I look forward to hearing how you did your floors. I jusy need the bank to stop dragging their feet so the house can be mine.

  96. We will be doing a whole kitchen re-do. The cupboards painted, the countertops done with giani granite, painting, bead board hung. And I so want to clean all the carpets in the house hoping that I can get through another year or two before we replace them.

  97. Haven’t finished perusing all the beautiful homes but I’m enjoying taking my time and going through them one by one! Thank you for doing this…
    We’re starting an outdoor project this month…a patio and pondless waterfall…when that’s done, the dining room is getting a wall length built in shelf and cabinet!
    All Things Heart and Home

  98. I follow HomeRight on You Tube

  99. I am a follower on Pinterest

  100. I had such a wonderful time touring the creative homes this week. I couldn’t resist joining in on the fun 🙂 Thanks so much!! Laurel

  101. I have a plaster wall leading to my upstairs bathroom that has holes in it from the cat! She jumps at shadows and the plaster is so old that she makes holes. So that is my next DIY project.

  102. I am a follower on Pinterest.

  103. I followed HomeRight on You Tube.

  104. I need to paint my kids bathroom! 🙂

  105. My next DIY is major organizing. MA-HAY-JOR!!

    I’ve really enjoyed your series. Thank you for doing it!

  106. My next DIY project is repainting our front door. We badly scratched it while moving in a giant box.

  107. I followed HomeRight on Youtube!

  108. I followed you on Pinterest!

  109. I am planning to re-do my whole kitchen in my 1970s trailer. From removing wallpaper and painting to hopefully finding some cabinets to re-do and install, counter tops, and flooring! My fiancée is a handy man, so thankfully I have someone to run to when I get stuck!

  110. Awesome youtube page, love the videos!! So glad to be following 🙂

  111. Also so excited to follow on Pinterest, can’t stop pinning already!!!

  112. My next project is to turn my daughter’s old bedroom into my new sewing/craft room. I have to paint the room, refinish my grandmother’s sewing cabinet and make shelving. Just to get started!!

  113. I follow you on pinterest at

  114. I have many next projects but I’m hoping to get my ceilings & walls painted in my living room & hallway – the paint stick would be put to very good use!

  115. My next DIY project is paper bag floors, although I did buy some fab cain back barrel chairs at Goodwill today!

  116. I am already following you on pinterest!

  117. My next DIY is fixing up an old cosco stool.

  118. I follow on Pinterest


  119. Lots of fun ideas from these women! Next project is painting the main living areas with some deck furniture staining, gardening & patio sprucing up – hope it doesn’t take the entire summer!

  120. Gina, thanks so much for the Party..Christine from Little Brags

  121. I’m following you on Pinterest!

  122. I followed HomeRight on Youtube!

  123. I’m following you on pinterest

  124. My next project is deck remodel

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  126. I’m following you in Pinterest

  127. Hi, thanks for the summer tour of homes. It’s been a lot of fun and given me some great ideas. My next project will be headboards for my girls’ room.

  128. Thank you so much for coming up with this summer home tour Gina. I LOVED it. I visited every home on the tour, and now I’m going to visit every one in the linky party. For once I’m glad it’s raining!

  129. I’m right in the middle of a major DIY! We just bought a house & we’re doing LOTS of painting & such. Loving my Paint Stick – another would allow someone else to help me paint – and the heat gun & steamer would be wonderful.

  130. I am a follower on Pinterest!


  131. Thanks for the great tours and inspiration! I am in the middle of a BIG kitchen remodel at my Sister’s and still in the midst of moving into, painting and decorating a new home to us! My next project will be finishing a guest room (the fun part is left) and then a re-do on a huge old and very ugly laundry room… hope there is lots of creative ideas for me on this fun tour!!

  132. Thanks for hosting and I loved the home tours! I follow you on Pinterest 🙂

  133. i freaking loved this home tour. my next project is to finish our rolling pantry that has been sitting in our living room, unfinished, for 5. months.

  134. also- i follow you on pinterest! 🙂

  135. I have several pieces of furniture I want to refinish 🙂

  136. I follow you on Pinterest 🙂

  137. I have several pieces of furniture I want to refinish 🙂

  138. I love your blog, and this home tour thing is pretty much genious! My next DIY project will hopefully be planting flower beds along the side of our house.

  139. I followed you on Pinterest!

  140. I also subscribed to Homeright on Youtube. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  141. LOVED this tour of homes, Gina!! They’re all gorgeous & inspiring! My next DIY project is planking a wall in our nursery 🙂

  142. I now subscribe to their YouTube channel!

  143. I follow you on Pinterest! 🙂

  144. We just bought our first home a week ago, which means EVERYTHING is on the DIY list! 1st I’d like to add some board and batten to our family room, then we’ll see which of the many projects I’d like to tackle… 🙂

  145. I subscribed to HomeRight on YouTube! 🙂

  146. I’ve been following you for a long time on Pinterest, so that was easy! My name for Youtube and Pinterest is lonilgirl (just in case you want to verify)…

  147. I would redo a dresser from the 1950s that my husbands dad gave us AND a 1930s dresser that is in my sons room! They both need sanding, new knobs and a new paint job!

  148. I am following on pinterset and I pinned the giveaway to my “giveaways” folder!

  149. I am now subscribed on youtube!! Off to watch some videos now!!

  150. My next DIY project will helping my daughter and her son in law with the 26 year old home they are buying. It is stuck in the 80’s!

  151. I’m a follower on Pinterest. I have really loved this series of home tours!

  152. So Gina, my next project is my master bath and bedroom. They are so ugly right now that I didn’t dare show them in my home tour. It’s going to require new flooring, new walls, paint, beadboard, furniture, just about everything. I’m excited to get started and your giveaway would be a super tremendous help! Thanks to all for hosting this fun party.

  153. I am planning on finally painting and decorating my master bedroom.

  154. I am subscribed to HomeRight on YouTube

  155. Follower of Shabby Creek Cottage Pinterest Board

  156. I follow several of your Pinterest boards – good stuff!

  157. Subscribed to Home Right on Youtube

  158. my next project is painting my bedroom with chevron lines angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  159. subscribed to home right on youtube bangelgenius27 angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  160. follow on pinterest angelgenius27 angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

  161. Oh yes, I’ve totally been following you on Pinterest!

  162. I just bought a house so the kitchen and the all season rooms are being redone right now.

  163. following you now pint rest.

  164. subscribed to home right on youtube.

  165. I haven’t been following you long, but I’ve loved everything you’ve been showing us! My next DIY project is a big one: hubby and I just bought a pre-owned motor home and we’re going to fix it up “glamping” style! (This is of course contingent on getting him to agree with a pink and aqua color scheme.) He is busy worrying about the engine and the appliances; I’m busy making plans for new curtains, upholstery and decorations!

  166. And yes, I am now following HomeTalk on youtube!! Having lots of fun touring all the fabulous homes on the tour!

  167. Following you on Pinterest. This Home Tour series has been so much fun; altho I’ve been spending wayyyyy too much time perusing all the great homes!

  168. My next big project is a kid’s Play Kitchen from scratch. Been having fun planning it; just need to finish gathering supplies and find time to work on it exclusively. Lots of cutting and screws and nails and paint and sanding and sewing and gluing and more I’m sure . . . . can’t wait!

  169. My next project is getting my older girl’s room painted.

  170. I follow you on Pinterest.

  171. I follow HomeRight on YouTube.

  172. Too many projects to count…especially after this home tour! Love this…so many beautiful homes and fun ideas!

  173. I follow you on Pinterest too.

  174. Next on my project list is the basement….including the laundry room, 2nd bathroom, family room, teen daughters room, and pre-teen sons room. Whew! It’s gonna take awhile!

  175. I’d love to win that heat gun! I bought a super cute dresser last year and have been wanting to refinish it but it’s got at least 3 layers of paint on it already and I don’t really want to use chemicals if I can avoid it. Plus I think the heat is a great idea because I can do smaller sections at a time if I don’t have enough time to do the whole thing at once!

  176. My next project is our baby’s nursery that’s due in only a few weeks! Gotta get on that : )

  177. I followed you on pinterest as well.

  178. Building cabinets for my garage.

  179. I have really enjoyed this tour. I hope my next DIY is getting a table prettied up for my kitchen and then on to rocking chair makeovers for my deck. It would be great to win and thanks for the chance.

  180. This tour was fantastic…thanks so much! My next project is learning how to make my own picture frames for a very large display of family pictures!! Excited to be in the draw!

  181. Following HomeRight on you tube!

  182. following you on pinterest!

  183. My next DIY project is painting my fireplace, which is a very busy pinkish brick that dominates an entire wall of my family room.

  184. I’m already following you on Pinterest.

  185. Hi Gina,

    I had a blast touring all those beautiful homes. I feel so inspired and fired up now. My next project (of many) is to paint some furniture.

    Thanks for this opportunity to win and also for the home tours. I will be looking and re-looking them all so often I could probably walk through any of their front doors and know where everything is…hahaha…

  186. My next project is the master bedroom – ripping out carpet, staining concrete, painting, new baseboards, etc., etc…. Can’t wait to get it done!!!

  187. Following you on Pinterest 🙂

  188. My next massive project is going to be to organize our closets – they’re about the size of a thimble, and I have no idea how to fit it all in without some help!

  189. My project is to paint my kitchen cabinets. Huge project so need to get my inspiration going! Thanks for your blog! Rhonda

  190. Fairly new to the DIY scene, but I am already hooked and have reeled on my husband with the DIY addiction! We are going to DIY a new sofa table!

  191. My next DIY is a guest bathroom makeover. It is 15 years old and needs help asap! New wallpaper, paint, fixtures, vanity….. I shared your link party on Monday on our site!
    xo Nancy

  192. My next project is spray painting my lamp to make it more glamorous!

  193. Thanks for hosting the home tours. It’s been a lot of fun to see the myriad of ideas and homes. Our next project is cleaning and painting a rental property.

  194. I have some furniture to sand and paint!

  195. Now following Home Right on U tube!

  196. Following you on Pinterest!

  197. Following you on Pinterest 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!!

  198. Our next project is a DIY built in bookshelf for the living room 🙂

  199. Couldn’t get enough of this! What a great linky idea. Hope you’ll consider doing this again….perhaps a Christmas decor linky???

  200. Absolutely love this!! Thanks for the party and chance to link up!

  201. My next project is painting our guest room/office!

  202. This party is SOOOOOO much fun…. I have visited ten or more homes in the last 15 minutes. So inspiring… 🙂

    hugs xx

    Crystelle Boutique

  203. Really glad I found this blog 🙂 We are lightening things up around here and right now I am re-doing our guest room to add a crafting studio as part of it. 🙂 Work, work and work….It is never done. 🙂

    Thanks again

  204. I am working on organizing all of our closets!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  205. I follow you on Pinterest

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  206. Thank you so much for hosting this amazing home tour party! So many beautiful homes to visit!

  207. This tour of homes has been so fun. I hope this will be an annual thing!

  208. My next project would be painting our stairs.

  209. I follow HomeRight on YouTube.

  210. I follow you on pinterest


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