Shopping Your Home {A Three Month Challenge} Part 1

One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have by Our Southern Home

      This month I have a little something different for you! Something you can join in on as well….. One space, three ways decorating challenge with tips on using what you have.  After you have removed all of the holiday decorations, you are left with a clean slate.  A clean slate with a new year can be refreshing. It is so easy to become complacent with our decorating. We get set in our ways and gradually become bored. Or,

Quick and Easy Nail Polish Organizing

Quick and Easy nail polish organizing by Our Southern Home

  Nail polish can really get out of hand especially when you are somewhat of a collector….somewhat obsessed. Like me. Today I’m sharing my quick and easy nail polish organizing using kitchen spice racks.     At the end of this post you will find other creative ways to get organized from my blogging friends.      A bit out of sorts before. Multiple bins that I had to dig through. My teen daughter and I share nail polish. I unloaded

Console Makeover With White Wash

French Linen with white wash console makeover by Our Southern Home

  Welcome to our monthly furniture makeover series. I love seeing what my blogging friends come up with each month. This month’s theme is “Inspired By.”     I’ve been wanting to do a mini-makeover of the console table in the breakfast area of our kitchen. It used to be in a different area of our house. While it looks great in the breakfast room, I felt like it needed a little lightening.     Here it is a couple

Easy Cardstock Heart Bunting

Easy cardstock heart bunting by Our Southern Home

  I recently shared with you my Valentine’s Day mantel. Today I’m sharing how to make this Easy Cardstock Heart Bunting.  It is so easy that your kids can help with it. You will need the following: heart shape cardstock color of your choice. I used craft paper color pencil scissors hole punch Mod Podge paper plate artist flat brush thicker jute twine Silhouette Cameo if you have it, but not required. I purchased a heart shape cut out in

Simple Valentine’s Day Mantel

Simple Valentine's Day mantel by Our Southern Home

  I’ve never been a big decorator for Valentine’s Day. I’ve only really decorated a little the last two years. I guess after all the Christmas decorating, I’m ready for a holiday break. This year I’m sharing a bit of Valentine’s fun with a few of my blogging friends.     My mantel in the family room is a favorite spot in our home to decorate for the holidays.     After the Christmas holidays, I’m in need of a

Weekly Menu Box

Weekly menu board storage box by Our Southern Home using a Silhouette Cameo

  I’ve had my Silhouette Cameo for a little over a year now. It is my goal this year to really learn how to use it to its full potential! In my efforts to do this, I’m participating in this month’s Silhouette Challenge: Organizing     Back in August, I made this chalkboard menu board for the kitchen. I mentioned then that I wanted to create a simple system for my menu planning. It has taken a few months…. I finally

French Country End Table Makeover

French Country thrift store end table makeover by Our Southern Home using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints and Minwax PolyShades.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Porch.com. All opinions are my own. You know I love a furniture makeover! French Country thrift store end table makeover using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints and Minwax PolyShades gives this piece a new lease on life.     Porch.com invited me to participate in this month’s Cheers for Change campaign. I was challenged to makeover a thrift store piece of furniture…….ummmm absolutely! I guess you could call this assignment a favorite pastime. 

No Sew Monogram Pillows

Monogram pillow using a Silhouette Cameo by Our Southern Home

  These pillows were a Christmas gift for my nieces. They had asked me to make them back at Thanksgiving. I let it slip my mind, but they didn’t! A No Sew Pillow using a ready-made pillow cover makes it a quick project! A few days before Christmas I picked up my supplies at Hobby Lobby. I was making 2 pillows. For 1 pillow you will need the following supplies: Ready-made pillow cover pillow insert to fit 1/2 yard of

Vintage Farmhouse Ikea Rast Hack

Vintage Farmhouse Ikea Rast Hack from Our Southern Home

This is a sponsored post by Belwith Hickory Hardware. I was provided with the chest, hardware and gifts card for supplies. All opinions are my own. The hardware rocks this Ikea Rast!   When I first looked at what I had to work with, I wasn’t sure what I’d gotten myself into. The Ikea Rast is very plain and basic coming unfinished. How in the world could I make this fit my French Country Vintage Farmhouse decor? I thought……. My

Top Posts of 2014 Link Party

Top Posts of 2014 Link Party via Our Southern Home

  Yesterday I shared my Top 10 Projects based on my stats.     There were a few that didn’t make the Top 10, but were very close!     My farmhouse coffee table update was a quick makeover.     Thrift Store Toy Chest Makeover     Upcycled Menu Board     Diner Sign     Spring Bunny Hoop Wreath   Now it is time for you to share either your round-up of top posts or your single top

Top 10 Posts from 2014

Top 10 Projects of 2014 by Our Southern Home

Another year down. The older I get, the quicker time seems to fly by. 2014 was one of those quick years. It seems like yesterday that I was writing my Top Ten of 2013! I determined my Top 10 by going into my stats…..very technical I tell you. My top 10 projects for 2014 has a mix of painted projects, DIY and sewing. Below you will find a list of fabulous bloggers sharing their Top 10 lists as well!  

Merry Christmas

Christmas family room from Our Southern Home

  Merry Christmas! I am so thankful to have you here at Our Southern Home.      This year is the latest I’ve ever sent out Christmas cards. It is almost the card that didn’t happen! Cards were mailed on Monday….that’s late! This was a quick photo that we took this last Sunday after church. Luckily, it was quick and painless. Everyone cooperated. Today is Christmas Eve and also my birthday. As I type this, my sweet family is cooking a