Learn How to Paint Words

Great tutorial! Wanting to paint words on signs and furniture? Learn how at Our Southern Home!

This month’s painted furniture theme is “Words!” Wanting to paint words on signs and furniture? Learn how with all of today’s projects! I look forward to participating each month. But this month has been crazy busy. On top of wife, mom and blogger…..I had to go and add Realtor to the mix. I’m loving it by the way. I started painting our dining room on Sunday. If you follow on Instagam, you’ve seen a bit of that. I started to

Felted Leaves Wreath

Felted Leaves Wreath made from Goodwill sweaters by Our Southern Home. #felted #felted leaves #fallwreath

Several years ago I knitted my mother a large tote bag and then felted it. It turned out beautifully, and I was ga-ga over felted items. Felting is really a simple process. Since the knitted project that I made used yarn that was 100% wool, I decided to try this with old sweaters. I went to Goodwill and purchased 3 sweaters that were 100% wool in fall like colors. Since they were from the thrift store I wanted them washed.

Fall Design Trends

2014 Fall Pantone Color trends via Our Southern Home

Fall is perhaps my favorite season…..I love the changing colors from nature, the sounds of crisp leaves as they crush beneath my feet, the sound and sight of a real wood burning fire and that glorious smell of freshly baked apple pie. Fall is the start of that time where we can add layer upon layer of cozy, warm color as we hunker in for the upcoming chillier temps….at least in my neck of the woods. The quickest and easiest

Favorite Things Friday

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*This post may contain affiliate links* I’ve decided to bring back Favorite Things Friday! I haven’t had an installment since last December. I plan to keep it ongoing. I find it fun. I love sharing favorite projects and rooms that I come across. It’s also a way to share a few of my favorite home decor and fashion finds! It will consist of a mix of favorite pins, blog posts from around the web, along with home and fashion finds

Simple Toile Pillow

Simple toile envelope pillow tutorial for the beginner sewer via Our Southern Home #pillows #sewing

**This is a sponsored post for Online Fabric Store. I was compensated  for this post.  All opinions are my own. My new fabrics are fabulous!!** I have a treat for you today! My group of blogging friends has a pillow palooza going on this week + your chance to win one of two $100 gift cards to order your own fabrics and supplies!!! I love toile fabrics and decided on this pattern and a large 20 x 20 inch down pillow form. I

Thrift Store Chandelier Shades Makeover

Transform thrift store chandelier shades with chalky finish paint and trim via Our Southern Home #thriftbenefit

This isn’t your everyday thrift store makeover! It’s special.  Welcome to the 2nd Annual Thrift Benefit.     This is my first year participating. I hope to do this every year. It was eye opening for me. I had no clue that there were thrift stores like this. I asked friends on my personal Facebook page if they knew of one in our area.  Sure enough a sweet friend knew of one. I found Second Chances Thrift Store in Greenville, SC

Creative Pumpkin Crafts

25+ Creative Pumpkin Crafts round-up via Our Southern Home #fallcrafts

Last week I brought you a round-up of over 45+ Faux Pumpkin Crafts. This week is essentially part 2! There are a few faux pumpkins mixed in, but mainly pumpkin related crafts! Big thanks to all of my blogging friends that contributed to these 2 amazing round-ups. I am surrounded by creative women! Are you ready? Let’s go! Just click the link underneath the photo to take you to the project.   House on the Way   Cupcakes and Crinoline

Winterberry China Giveaway

Enter to win 4 place settings of Pfaltzgraff Winterberry via Our Southern Home #winterberry #Pfaltzgraff #spon

**This is a sponsored post for Pfaltzgraff by Lifetime Brands. I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own expressed here at Our Southern Home. I only share products with you that I love and feel that you would enjoy.** I know it’s October and we all have pumpkins on the mind, but I thought this was the perfect chance to give y’all a fabulous giveaway for you to get your holiday table underway! My new Winterberry pattern by

Pottery Barn Inspired Diner Sign

Pottery Barn inspired Diner sign tutorial created with materials on-hand by Our Southern Home. #rockyourknockoff #knockoff

I am so excited to be participating with a few of my blogging friends in my first Knock Off project! Be sure to see the other projects at the end of the post! I’ve been wanting something above the cow in our kitchen for a while. I was inspired to create the DINER sign by Pottery Barn. Pottery Barn sells theirs for $59. Mine cost nothing because I already had the supplies. I had this leftover piece of wood from the

Over 45 Faux Pumpkin Craft Ideas

45+ faux pumpkin craft ideas round-up from top bloggers via Our Southern Home

It’s looking a lot like fall around here!! I asked some of my blogging friends to send me their favorite crafts using faux pumpkins. You are in for a treat! 45+ Faux Pumpkin Craft Ideas! Just click the link underneath each photo to take you directly to their blog.  What Meegan Makes   Cupcakes and Crinoline   Snazzy Little Things   Dio Home Improvements   Fresh Idea Studio     Fresh Idea Studio    Confessions of a Serial DIYer  

Ryobi Mower and String Trimmer Review

Ryobi 40V Lithium-Ion String Trimmer and Mower review 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!!** This summer, I’ve had the joy of testing out various Ryobi Outdoor products. I’ll admit though that my hubby is ultimately the one that uses them on a regular basis. He has always been a gas-powered guy. Let me tell you…..I’ve been watching. He hasn’t cranked any of our gas-powered outdoor tools this summer when he

Farmhouse Coffee Table Makeover

Farmhouse coffee table makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Just paint the base by Our Southern Home #chalkpaint

Today is the day……Themed Furniture Makeover Day! This month’s theme is Two Tone. I’m sharing my Farmhouse Coffee Table Makeover. It’s a simple change that really helped to brighten the rather dark space. I only painted the base to give this table a fresh new look.  Below you will find all the other two toned furniture projects from my monthly group! Be sure to visit them all! Here it is in place before I painted it.  Disclaimer: This is a