Friday, September 27, 2013

Show Off & Inspire - Dixie Delights

I am so thrilled to be able to Show Off and Brag about Amanda from Dixie Delights.  You aren't going to believe all the fabulous Before's and After's she shares.  Talk about decorating talent and the ability to see the possibilities in a space, wow, she definitely has that gene.  Amazing transformation for  her home.  On top of all of that, she is just the cutest lady, and has such a sweet personality too.  If you don't already know her, you are in for a treat, and you are going to love her and her style.

 I’m Amanda from Dixie Delights and I am *delighted* that Marty invited me to share my home with y’all today.  I grew up on one of Savannah’s barrier islands, and my husband and boys share my love for the marshes, rivers, and moss laden trees of the “hostess city” of the South.  In that vein, we have spent the last four years making our forty-four year Atlanta home really feel like it’s ours.  Take a peek at our take on Southern Coastal…

Just a couple of months ago we finally finished working on the exterior, in what just might be the most dramatic before and after of the lot! 

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We immediately fell head over heels for this place, in spite of its dark and outdated interior.  We painted everything from the ceilings to the baseboards before moving in. 

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The living spaces were gracious in size, but a little depressing with their dark trim, dark blinds and stained carpets.  One by one we have filled them with family heirlooms, things we love, and things we’ve made.  The living room was most recently finished and is truly one of my favorite spaces in the house!

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Many memories have been made in our dining room over Sunday suppers, holiday feasts and family celebrations.

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The kitchen had already been renovated and was just perfect! It was a dream come true for me!!

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I’ve been in the middle of rearranging the family room furniture all summer and don’t have it right quite yet.  You can still get a great idea of its look and feel from these pictures.

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Upstairs we have four bedrooms.  None were terribly bad (or remarkably good) and so far we’ve tackled the master, guest room (gotta have a place for the grandparents!) and my littlest son’s room. 

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Downstairs we have a basement space – and boy am I glad we do!  We didn’t have much leeway with ceiling heights or window placements but we finished it ourselves and its perfect for the bunches of little boys that are always congregating at our house!

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Last summer we turned our deck into a screened porch.  It is already the heart of the house – from coffee in the morning to s’mores in the evening.  It’s my favorite “room” of all!

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And finally, my husband cleaned up and organized the mess of a garage with thoughtful built-ins and a heap of hard work.

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I’m so excited that I was able to give y’all a peek into our home!  For ALL the before and afters, sources and details, be sure to check out my house tour.

THANK YOU, Marty, for having me today and for being a bright spot on my blog roll every day!

Can you believe all the changes.  It's hard to realize this is the same house.  I love, love , love her style and her.  So be sure to pop over and click to follow her if you don't already.  Dixie Delights

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Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
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Courtney at  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party
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  1. Oh My Heavens, what a lovely lovely home. That transformation from dark to light moldings was amazing, the whole house is
    cozy warm and Beautiful............looks just like a House and Garden magazine for sure. Also lots to be proud of in all that DIY
    hard work...........

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us..........

    Blessings, Nellie

  2. What a talented lady! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see more.

  3. Dixie delights is just a doll face. She has the prettiest home and decor. Totally filled with love and charm.

  4. what amazing transformations!! love the traditional styling of these gorgeous spaces with all the light and bright updates!!

  5. Marty, You've shared a gem with us today! I love all the transformations of this incredible house and am anxious to go visit Dixie Delights. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Amanda has the greatest style! She has transformed this home into a true beauty! It's stunning!

  7. Amanda's house transformation is truly a "delight!" She did a magnificent job and it looks gorgeous, warm and inviting as well. Thanks for sharing the tour, dear Marty.

  8. Amanda truly has a gift! Every square inch of her house is beautiful. Thanks for sharing her home with us Marty.

  9. I'm a follower of Amanda too and her home is absolutely gorgeous!

  10. I can atest that my BFF Amanda has one of the most beautiful homes around & she and her hubby did it themselves. I love that!!!!

  11. All I can say is WOW!! Fantastic renovation. You went from country 80's to classic elegance. Great job and everything looks beautiful. Lots of personality. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Beautiful home!! Everything is amazing.


  13. Marty, thank you so much for the lovely feature. I am so very flattered by all the kind comments!! Have a great weekend. xo

  14. Gorgeous home! Amanda and her hubby have done a great job and I love how all the rooms just flow so well together.

  15. Beautiful after shots. Unbelievable what a little talent will do and lots of paint. :)

  16. Beautiful home makeover, so many beautiful touches that make it elegant and cozy too!
    Thanks for sharing...

  17. Oh, what a wonderful choice for a guest post, Marty! WOW!

    Her home is absolutely gorgeous - wow did they ever do a fabulous job!

    Gorgeous pics.

  18. Her style is just wonderful! I love how she lightened all the trim.

  19. Great feature Marty! Amanda is one of my favorite bloggers and I love everything she does with her beautiful home!

  20. Beautiful home! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  21. Marty, thanks for featuring Amanda. She is a dear! I follow her blog, and her talents are amazing. The before and after photos of her home say it all. What a talented young woman!

  22. Thank you for featuring Amanda, Marty. Her home is just beautiful and truly reflects her own individual style. They have certainly brought this home back to life. I simply love every room...well, the screened in porch is super awesome! :)


  23. Thank you Marty for inviting Amanda to show some of her amazing renovations. I just love her fireplace with the white plates mounted above the mantel (right on the bricks) such a beautiful mantel and surround. I love the way the pheasants tail feathers curve up around the platter on the wall (I'm pretty sure they are pheasants).

  24. What an amazing transformation! Amanda has beautiful style!

  25. Incredible! I love everything Amanda did. I'm sharing this with my daughter who just bought a very similar looking house in Atlanta.