Tips for painting dark furniture

Tips for painting dark furniture with chalky paint finishes via Our Southern Home

   It’s no secret, I love to paint accessories and furniture……walls not quite as much. This client project was perhaps my most challenging to date with the exception of my son’s antique desk. My client was given an antique bedroom suit from a family member. Her hope was to use it in her little girl’s room. She wanted antique white so we decided on Old White from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Generally, you really have no to minimal prep work

My journey through blogland


I’d love to thank my amazing friend, Debbie from Refresh Restyle for inviting me to participate in the Blogland Tour. You can read all about Debbie’s Blogland Journey HERE. Even before I became friends with Debbie, I admired her style. Debbie teaches us many techniques like how she repainted this beautiful farm table.   She sews!!! I just love how Debbie combined fabrics for her back porch.   Debbie also shares crafts and recipes. But her talent lies in the beautiful

Using Ball jars and a giveaway

Huge Ball Jar Giveaway on Our Southern Home

**This is a sponsored post on behalf of Jarden Home Brands that makes Ball Canning Products. I was compensated for this post. Loving my green jars!!! Thanks so much Jarden** Have you caught onto the mason jar craze? They are all over the store shelves, in magazines and Pinterest. Mason jars have become so cool….not just for canning anymore. I find the vintage flair they add charming. I am personally in love with them! I’ve canned before when we grew

DIY window treatments

10+ Super Easy Window Treatments from no-sew to minimal sewing via Our Southern Home

Window treatments can really make a room design come together. Some don’t care for window treatments, but I happen to love them. To me they add a level of coziness. It’s just a personal preference. They can be very expensive when custom-made. I had our bedroom window treatments custom-made 13+ years ago , and it was pricey. I had sewn simple curtains before, but I was afraid to tackle the look I was after.  Plus at the time, the kids

Tips for a good night’s sleep

Get a good night's sleep with details via Our Southern Home

Many of us struggle with sleep……falling asleep and staying asleep are the main culprits. I don’t see how my husband does it…..his head hits the pillow and within a few short minutes…..I hear that deep breathing. Seriously!! I won’t lie… makes me frustrated and envious! So I toss and I turn…….I worry about whether I will ever fall asleep! I’ve read many articles in magazines and online. I’ve even discussed this with my friends. It seems to be a pretty

Upcycled Menu Board

Upcyled menu board from an old coffee table base with chalky finish paint for back to school from Our Southern Home

It’s hard to believe that my teens start school on August 18th! This summer has just flown by….I find it kind of sad. I love everyone home in the summer….carefree, stress-free. This year my oldest will be a senior in high school…..sigh, tears. This will no doubt be a very busy fall with applying to colleges, homework, projects and tennis team for my daughter. One thing that I really try to keep on a flexible schedule is our weekly dinner

National Olive Oil Month

August is National Olive Oil Month! Join me as I talk about ways to substitute butter with olive oil via Our Southern Home

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf  of Pompeian** Did you know that August is National Olive Oil Month? I’ve been a consumer of olive oil for years! I keep it right by the stove for easy cooking access. Honestly, I grab the olive oil before butter when cooking. It’s much healthier, and I don’t have to grab it from the fridge! Since National Olive Oil Month is upon us, Pompeian is celebrating by launching the Pompeian Pledge! It’s

My quest to slim down

14 Days to Slim with Slimfast via Our Southern Home

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim I used to eat what I wanted and really not worry about it. I worked out very routinely which I know allowed that. Then I was in my 40s…… got busier……my workout routine didn’t find time in my hectic life. I just can’t eat whatever I want if I want to be healthy

Toy Chest Chalk Paint Makeover

Toy Chest Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with graphic How-To by Our Southern Home

I love this time of the month….when my furniture painting group gets together on a themed project. This month the theme is NUMBERS! Be sure to check out the linky below with the other fabulous furniture painting projects! Just click on the project to take you directly to it! Let’s get started! It all started with a thrift store toy chest. It has been waiting and waiting in the barn for many months… waiting patiently for its transformation. It is

30 Inspiring Summer Projects

30 Inspiring Summer Projects to do now via Our Southern Home

It is hard to believe that we are so close to the end of July! There is still time to get creating for summer fun! Today I have 30 Inspiring Summer Projects to help spark your creativity! Many of the techniques used in these ideas can be applied to other projects to use throughout the year!   Find a project that you find interesting below… Simple!! Just click on that project and it will take you directly to a blogging

Get Inspired with My Soulful Home

Get Inspired with My Soulful Home today at Our Southern Home

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I was at the Haven DIY Blogger Conference in Atlanta last week and pretty much decided to take this week off. There was just so much information to absorb and lots at home to get caught up on. Next week, regular posts will resume. Speaking of the Haven Conference…..I finally got to meet my lovely friend Kelly from Southern California. She blogs at My Soulful Home. Don’t you just love that blog name!

Goodbye Outdoor Broom

Ryobi 40V Lithium-ion Cordless Jet Fan Blower via Our Southern Home

**This is a sponsored post by Our Southern Home for Ryobi Outdoors. I was provided product. All opinions are my own. My opinion….Ryobi Rocks!!** We’ve just returned from our beach vacation. Loads of fun…even survived Hurricane Arthur on the North Carolina Coast. After being away for a week, the patio had quite a bit of debris. From what I hear, we had a few storms while away. I’ve been using this blower for a couple of months now, and it