Welcome to The Old Summers Home! A DIY Home Decor & Lifestyle blog.

The Old Summers Home Family

Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home, my name is Jenn Summers. I’m a hands-on DIY all things craft and home decor girl. I love to share my ideas and blogging has become my favourite place to help others achieve their new goals. Josh, my husband, and I have three beautiful, crazy, energetic little girls.

Josh is an amazing husband, father, and carpenter. He also puts up with my endless crazy ideas. Recently Josh decided he wanted to work closer to home and has taken the plunge to start his own business! I’m so very proud of him. We work together to make sure our customers are happy and the job is at its very best! We would love for you to check out our new business page on facebook, JS Overhaul Contracting.

Sweet Abigail is our oldest daughter and our twin girls Katey and Emily round out the rest of our perfect little nest. Oh, better not forget the oversized cat Jebby! Together we make up The Old Summers Home!

Since having our twin girls I’ve been a stay at home mom and a work at home mom. Now that they are starting school I figure its time I try something new too!

You can find out a bit more about our journey with our twins and the first year in my 7 Facts About Me blog post!

Jenn Summers The Old Summers Home Blogger

Loving everything DIY and crafty is what I’m best at. I’m a self-taught seamstress and an amateur woodworker. I have tried many different crafts and if I haven’t yet it is probably on my list of things to do. My Cutting Machine helps me to create many of my pieces (signs, jars, labels etc).

Be sure to check out our Boutique to get your hands on some of my favourite designs! A few years ago I closed up my little gift shop and I have been missing it so much. So I decided to join up with the best of the best and together we are producing exceptional quality apparel, household items and great gift ideas! I’m so excited to back designing again, I hope you love The Old Summers Home Boutique!

Pinterest has become my favourite place to become inspired; there are just so many endless ideas to draw from and make your very own. Finding a new way to repurpose something old and turn it into a ‘wow’ factor is one of my passions. I like to think ‘go big or stay home’, which is ironic because I’m definitely a homebody haha.

Behind the scenes of The Old Summers Home

Rustic, farmhouse, and shabby chic- some of my favourite words when it comes to describing my home decor interests. When I’m working on a room I’m looking for the best use of my space and any organizational ideas that will make the room more functional. My obsession is making my own decor to add to the spaces we renovate (truthfully I try to think of more things to build so that I can add more decor). I’ve been creating beautiful items for years now but, until recently, few projects for our own family.

One of my personal favourites so far on the blog is our mudroom entryway renovation. Our mudroom features beautiful DIY Shiplap walls with a custom built-in bench. This project is budget-friendly and step by step instructions can be found on the blog! Our laundry room also got a makeover with a pallet wall, new laundry room table and so so much more!

The Old Summers Home Aspiration!

My goal at The Old Summers Home is to inspire you to create something beautiful for you and your family. I want to share my passion with all of you in hopes that you find yours too. My dream for The Old Summers Home is to help you DIY on whatever budget you may have. Together we can organize our chaos into rustic farmhouse perfection.

I’m so excited to take you on my renovating journey as we take The Old Summers Home and turn it into our very own haven of rustic charm! Be sure to follow along for all our inspirational ideas and soon your home can become exactly what you aspire it to be!

Until next time,

Jenn Summers

The Old Summers Home