Home Made Lovely- Greta’s Home Tour



Welcome to Home Made Lovely!

A weekly series featuring inspiring homes from around the blogging community.
I’ve asked each blogger the same question- “What does creating a lovely home mean to you?” Here’s what Greta shared…

Hi, I’m Greta from Picnics in the Park and Lilly and the Brothers.

I am so excited that Heather asked me to be a part of her Home Made Lovely series. To be a part of such a creative, inspiring project and group of bloggers makes my heart happy. Our home makes me happy, too. To me, that is the most important part of creating a lovely home. Your house doesn’t have to be a mansion. There are 6 of us living in 1300 square feet.

Greta’s Home Tour

It doesn’t take designer pieces, heaps of money, or professional decorating services to make your home lovely. Instead, it takes loving what you have and making the most of it. It takes putting yourself into every room. Our house tells you right away who we are.

Come on in and see!

Our home is a 1952 fixer-upper. We bought it a little over 2 years ago and have been fixing ever since. Thus far, our biggest change has been in the kitchen. And since everyone wants to be in the kitchen, we’ll start out tour there. We love vintage and mid century design.

Our house is full of it.

We even kept the vintage, metal cabinets original to the house. I had to let go of my dreams for brand new kitchen cabinets, but after a bit, I decided I loved my metal cabinets and embraced them.

But we still needed to do a lot of work, as everything in the kitchen was varying shades of brown. My dad and husband painted coat after coat of white paint on the walls and cabinets. We replaced the brown, vinyl with red linoleum. We love color and choosing a red floor set the tone for our whole kitchen. I have always wanted a kitchen with a breakfast nook and now I have one!

My husband built the table using a base we found at a vintage shop. The painting on the wall is one of his. Aren’t I lucky to be married to an artist?