You can also find me today over at Effortless Style sharing an entire day of my life…minute by minute…hour by hour! I hope you’ll visit both blogs and say hi! Take it away Rhoda!
Thanks, Beth, for having me stop by your beautiful blog. Beth and I first met up last year in NYC at the Nate Show taping and had so much fun. Later in January, we met up in Nashville again with some other DIY bloggers and I have so enjoyed getting to know Beth’s heart. She is a wonderful bloggy friend to me!
If you’ve never been by my blog, Southern Hospitality, I’d love to invite you to stop by and check me out. I’ve been blogging over 4 years now and have a lot of DIY projects under my belt. We DIYers are always looking for inspiration and sharing creativity and that’s what I do a lot of on my blog. DIY rocks and there is not much that I won’t try when it comes to home improvement projects.
Here’s a little about my former home in Alabama. This is the living room. I’m a traditional girl at heart, but love to mix things up with graphic patterns and contemporary accessories here and there. Nothing too stuffy, but comfortable elegance is what I enjoy living in. I have just made a move back to my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, but these are pics of my former home which I loved working on for 5 years. Life changes happen and I’m back in Georgia now.
My dining room went from red to antique white and I enjoyed the serene neutral tones in there. I love a mix of white dishes and those have been fun to collect along the way. You can’t go wrong with white dishes!
My tiny 6×9 office nook was a fun space to decorate. Although it was small, I packed it with a lot of style and storage pieces, which worked out perfect for a home office.
I was lucky enough to have a large laundry room in that house and enjoyed making it a fun space too with black and white peel and stick tiles and some fun garden accessories. Definitely made doing laundry more fun!
That house kept my DIY mind busy for 5 years and I had a lot of fun updating things along the way. One of my favorite projects that I accomplished in the house was ripping up some ugly carpet, painting and adding a jute runner. If you think you have bad stairs under some old carpet, they can NOT be as bad as what I worked with. You”ll have to go over and see the Before and After pics on this one, that’s how hard to believe this project is!
One of the most popular projects in blogland that I was known for starting is beadboard wallpaper. I used it on the ends of my kitchen cabinets, as well as under chairrail in two bathrooms and this stuff is amazing. I highly recommend it and love the product so much, I’m getting ready to open an online store with this product featured.
I’ve been a thrifter and DIYer way before it was cool again and love doing projects and fixing up old things. Spray painting furniture black (and white) goes way back for me and I’ve done a few tutorials on how I used black spray paint to update some wood chairs. Adding some graphic fun fabric further updated them to a brand new look.
One of my most recent projects was updating an old porch at my parent’s house. It hadn’t been touched in about 40 years and was in dire need of beautifying. I loved working on this and making it a functional and pretty space for our family to enjoy. The Before and After pics on this project are pretty amazing too.
I hope you’ll come by and visit me at Southern Hospitality! Thanks again, Beth for your friendship and letting me come by and share with your readers. Blogging has been such a joy for me and I have loved all the connections and friendships made across the country. It’s been an amazing journey! I’m now blogging full time as my business and love every minute of it.