Simple Touches Fall Home Tour

Simple touches fall home tour with Our Southern Home #fall #falltour #frenchcountry

It is now officially fall! and…..with that I bring you my Simple Touches Fall Home Tour. Yes, you read that right! I decided to just add simple, rustic fall touches here and there as if they’d been there all along. I didn’t want fussy this year.  Our lives are so busy right now! I wanted simple. All we need now is a roaring fire! I am so excited to be apart of this amazing tour. Many thanks to Sonya from

DIY Fall Wreath

See how I took apart my old fall wreath that was in need of freshening up! I reused it to create a newup to date look for our Fall front entrance. Visit Our Southern Home for the details! #fall #falldecor #fallwreath

It’s beginning to look a lot like fall here at our house.  I love fall….soon I’ll be pulling out my boots and scarves. The outdoor fire pit will get lots of weekend use on those chilly evenings. Today I’m sharing my DIY fall wreath using materials from an old wreath. Change the look by using upholstery tape to add an additional layer of texture. I knew that I wanted a new front door wreath this fall. I’ve been using the

Updating Home Decor


Updating home decor is so fun! It can be as simple as shopping your own home to purchasing a few new items! It may be a large purchase that requires some major thinking like a couch or simply adding new artwork. Havertys has you covered on all fronts. You can shop online in the comfort of your own home or in the store. Warning: Allow plenty of time if you go to the actual store. There is just so much

BEST of DIY Link Party and My Top DIYs


    Do you love DIY projects? Do you love checking out projects that lean toward Shabby Chic, Vintage, Farmhouse and Repurposed styles? If so, I have a treat for you! This is a mega link party even where you can link up your fabulous projects and have maximum exposure on each of the following blogs!! Not a blogger! That’s ok? You can view all of the projects in the linky below. Just click the projects you want to see,

One Dresser Three Ways

One vintage styled dresser used in three ways from Our Southern Home

  I’ve been decorating a home now for quite a while now. One thing that I’ve learned throughout the process is to pick furniture pieces with versatility! If you treat a nightstand as just a nightstand…then that’s what you have! What if you used that nightstand as an end table, a computer printer center or maybe as small linen storage in a bath! Take my vintage styled dresser from Sauder as an example. Back in June, I showed you how

French Inspired Chest Makeover

French Inspired Chest Makeover with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paints via Our Southern Home

**This is sponsored post through DecoArt  featuring their Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint line. All opinions and work produced is that of Our Southern Home!! I absolutely love this product** I adore French Inspired Painted Projects with beautiful fonts! I knew that when I came across this chest it was calling for a French look with topography! This project started out with a thrift store find. It was one of those finds that you grab and walk around the store with….not sure if

Fall Mantel and a Craft Project

Fall mantel and quick and easy DIY bunting from Our Southern Home #fall

I confess… sure doesn’t feel like fall here in the Upstate of South Carolina. I’m hoping that if I act like it is…cooler weather will quickly be on its way. Are you with me? I just pulled out all the boxes from the attic Saturday and started with our family room mantel. My goal this year with fall decorating is to keep it pretty simple using what I have with the exception of a few real pumpkins when they become

Decoupaged Desk

Vintage desk painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and decoupaged drawers for an unexpected surprise from Our Southern Home

Well……I finally finished my teen daughter’s desk. It has been quite the work in progress. It started out as a Craigslist find that was in pretty good shape with a bad, dingy paint job. It was one of our beach finds. Nothing like a monthly furniture challenge to get you motivated to finish the job! If you haven’t, now is the time to learn to decoupage. You can decoupage crafts like ornaments to furniture! This month’s theme is Decoupage. I’ve

Honey-Peanut School Fuel to the Rescue

Honey-Peanut School Fuel recipe using Chex™ from Our Southern Home

It’s hard to believe that it is that time of the year again….Back-to-School! This year I have a senior and Sophomore in High School. My did time fly…. The one constant with school age children no matter the age…..they always want a handy, yummy snack. Today I have for you a 15-minute snack recipe, Honey-Peanut School Fuel. Chex™ Party Mix™ is just not for the holidays. If you visit Chex™, you will find many recipes to use year round. They

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