Every day, sometimes multiple times a day, I use my garage door. To park the car, to do various projects (because it also serves as my workshop area) and even to put things in the garage attic – that is a super fun task because you get to pretend you are a contortionists preparing for… Read More Garage Door Makeover
It is amazing to me what a little bit of dirt and new sod can do to totally transform a home! Recently we took on some of the outside projects because, well we have spring fever and the weather has been downright gorgeous! The old saying, the grass is greener is so incredibly true! Because… Read More The Grass is Greener
After dealing with a variety of contractors on this house project I feel that I should share a few tips that I have learned along the way! I am by no means an expert, but I do feel that I am experienced enough in dealing with contractors to share Top Essential Questions you should consider… Read More Contractors
We did a little decorating this weekend with our almost finished bathroom makeover by creating these awesome, and easy industrial farmhouse shelves. When I say easy, I honestly didn’t know how easy this project was going to be and if I would have known then I would have done it a lot sooner than this!… Read More DIY Industrial Shelves – Take less than an hour total
Simple DIY for Adding Window Shutters Ever drive past those beautiful expansive estates that have been meticulously well kept? Every detail seems to be in its proper place. That is not my house. Yet. Well…maybe never. Today on Simple Southern Life we are tackling the easy task of DIY shutters for our recently painted garage.… Read More Shutter Up – DIY Window Shutters
Mint chocolate chip is an ice cream flavor, not a color for a garage! … Read More More than fifty shades of gray!
A year ago we were running errands and walked into PetsMart looking for supplies for our fish tank. This was the latest of hobbies of my teenage son. In we go for fish and out we come with a dog! An adorable Bichon-Doodle dog! What? Yep, you read that right. We went in for fish… Read More Simple Southern Life – Bichon Birthday Bash
One of the great things about restoring an older home is that you get to bring life into something that so many others have let go over the years. It is a very rewarding process. So far the biggest drawback has been that there are a lot of decisions to make, both big and small.… Read More Flippers Before Flippers Were Even Cool
Well, the day has finally come and we are embarking on a new adventure of a 1950s house with all of its quirks and charms. This day has been a long time coming and we both are super excited! Clearly, this excitement is after closing and before we have lifted any boxes! First, on the… Read More In the beginning…there was paint!
Out with the old and in with the New Year! And with the New Year comes this blog! This blog is a labor of love, much like the work that we are doing on our historic home in Texas! As a small family of two, myself and my teenage son. Together we are knee deep… Read More New Year…new Blog!