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1950’s Brick Ranch Kitchen Renovation Reveal!

Today's post makes me giddy and is really all about why I started blogging in the first place. Sharing home renovation ideas on a budget was a big part of why I started sharing online years ago and that continues to motivate and excite me today. Eve...
by Southern Hospitality on Dec 11, 2016

How to Make a Sewing Armoire

One of the things that Lauren has done at her house that I thought was really neat if to create a sewing cabinet out of an armoire she bought on Craigslist. She's an avid Craigslist shopper an has found some great things on there for her house. Wh...
by Southern Hospitality on Jul 19, 2016

Installing Beadboard Wallpaper

If you've been reading my blog since 2009, then you've no doubt seen my love for beadboard wallpaper and all that it adds to plain homes by injecting some architectural detail where there was none. I discovered Graham Brown beadboard wallpaper back...
by Southern Hospitality on Jul 10, 2016

Small Black and White Master Bathroom Reveal!

A new and improved bathroom will not completely change your life, but it sure makes it feel prettier! It's been a long time since I've had a complete room makeover reveal in my house, but today is a treat for me and I hope for you too! The day has fi...
by Southern Hospitality on Jul 3, 2016

Black and White Master Bath Progress Pics

It's been an exciting week at my house! My tile contractor started last Tuesday on the master bathroom and it's been fun to watch the process and progress. And it's really been fun to not be doing the work. It was 4 years ago that my dad and I wer...
by Southern Hospitality on Jun 21, 2016

Kitchen Updates in the 1950’s Kitchen

Progress is being made at Andrea and David's house, although not as fast as they would like it to go. I've got a little update at the kitchen and you can see how far it's come in the last month or so. It is coming along and they are about halfway t...
by Southern Hospitality on Jun 5, 2016

Master Bath Update Plans in Black and White!

It's been 3 months since I shared with y'all that I'm planning a black and white master bath makeover at my house and I really thought it would be finished by now. But, it's not! In fact, I have to wait another month before my contractor can get to...
by Southern Hospitality on May 22, 2016

Queen Anne Desk Paint Makeover

Today, I'm sharing another project that was completed at Andrea's house in the sunroom. Namely, painting that Queen Anne desk and chair that was in the room. She has oodles of Queen Anne, as I've mentioned before. Many of you agree that this mass...
by Southern Hospitality on May 15, 2016

Sunroom Makeover: 1950’s Ranch House

Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there! I'm spending some time with my mom today and we celebrate every single Mother's Day with grateful hearts at this stage of life. We finally got one room (mostly) finished now in Andrea and David's 1950's...
by Southern Hospitality on May 8, 2016

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace: 1950’s House Update

Finally, we have more progress at Andrea and David's house! Yay for that! They are getting back on track with the renovation process of their 1950's home that I shared with you a few months ago. It will probably be months in the making, as we choos...
by Southern Hospitality on Apr 17, 2016

Update at Andrea’s House: Painted Console Table

You've probably been wondering what in the world is going on with Andrea and David. Well, not so much yet, but I think the wheels are going to start turning again on this 1950's house update project that I told you about in December. With David's b...
by Southern Hospitality on Mar 15, 2016

Master Bath Update Plans!

I've mentioned a few times along the way that one day I'd like to update my master bathroom. Well, that day (and year) has finally arrived! It was 4 years ago about this time that I started looking at houses and now I've been in my house for over 3...
by Southern Hospitality on Feb 28, 2016

Updates: Andrea’s 1950’s Ranch Home

I shared with you a few weeks ago that I'll be helping my friends, Andrea and David, update their 1950's brick ranch home here in Marietta, GA. If you missed that post, go back and catch up. The house hasn't been touched since the 50's and we are g...
by Southern Hospitality on Jan 5, 2016

Top Projects of 2015 Party!

Welcome! As we are all gearing up for a new year in 2016, it's fun to look back at the previous year and see it in the rear view mirror. I've been doing this party for a few years now and it's always a fun one. Time to look back at the year in revi...
by Southern Hospitality on Dec 28, 2015

Updating a 1950’s Brick Ranch Home!

Hope you all are enjoying this wonderful Christmas season and all that it offers. I've been having a blast, from partaking in Christmas parties, plays, and dinners with friends and am thoroughly enjoying this month. I've got a fun project I'm helpin...
by Southern Hospitality on Dec 13, 2015

Buck’s Flip House Reveal!

It's the day many of you have been waiting for! The reveal of Buck's flip house is finally here. He finished the flip house in 4 months, 2 months over what he was projecting. But isn't that how renovations go? The timing is never what we think it...
by Southern Hospitality on Nov 15, 2015

Pressure Washing my Driveway

Thank you all so much for voting for me in the Troybilt FLEX competition! I WON and received my gift card this week. I'll be buying a new washer and dryer with it and will pass on my Craiglist set to someone who needs it, since they are still worki...
by Southern Hospitality on Nov 8, 2015

Fancy Sidewalk Stenciling Competition!

Today I'm sharing a fun project I just completed and I hope you'll jump in on this one with me, because this is a competition. Yes! A friendly little fun competition! I'm competing with another blog friend, Chelsea with Two-Twenty One, who also di...
by Southern Hospitality on Oct 13, 2015

Phantom Screen Retractable Screens

Back in the Spring, I had the pleasure of going to an event in Mobile, AL, called Southern Romance, with Phantom Screens, along with a few other blog friends. It was such a fun adventure, seeing this historic house in Mobile being transformed into a...
by Southern Hospitality on Sep 13, 2015

Buck’s Flip House Update!

I shared earlier this summer that my friend, Buck, was renovating a flip house (see all before pics there) here in Atlanta, inside the perimeter. It's in the Riverside area on the West side of Atlanta. Sort of a sketchy area, but on the cusp of the...
by Southern Hospitality on Sep 7, 2015


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