Friday, January 24, 2014

Show Off & Inspire - Southern Hospitality

Today is really very special to me, I have the pleasure of being able to Show Off and Brag about Rhoda of Southern Hospitality.  
The title of her blog describes her perfectly.  She is definitely Southern and one of the most gracious and generous ladies in all of blogland.  She is always so willing to share all of her DIY and Decor, plus she includes a tutorial so there is no guess work.  She is one of the bloggers that was kind enough to help me when I first started blogging, and I appreciated that so much.  Even though she is one of the "big" bloggers, she had time for a new-comer.  I know you are going to enjoy her home tour, it is amazing.

Thank you, Marty, for featuring my house on  your blog today! I’m happy to stop by and share.

After a long journey of getting into a house again, I moved into my fixer upper 1979 tri-level in October of 2012 and couldn’t be happier with my house.  It truly has become my home sweet home and I’m grateful for it every single day.  My 86 year old dad and I spent 6 months renovating this house, with the help of some capable hired help along the way and it has turned into a sweet haven for me.  Believe me, it has come a long way since I first laid eyes on it back in April of 2012 and it doesn’t even look like the same house. Thank goodness!

Here are highlights from my home renovation, so I hope you enjoy the tour!

living room 1

Every square inch of my house was either painted or the floors replaced and you can see all the Before and After photos on my blog.


I had plenty of furniture to fill it up and everything fit so well in my new house.

dining room from lr

I’ve been able to add drapes and extra details around the house to really make it my own.

dining room lantern

Kitchen After

The kitchen was a complete gut job and I started over from scratch in here with Ikea cabinets and I couldn’t be happier with them.

kitchen Rustic shelves2

Rustic shelves were a fun addition to my wall of subway tile.

kitchen sink side

master bedroom

My bedroom with antiques and things collected along the way has become my sweet place of rest.

master bedroom vanity

This vanity I had fit so nicely in this small nook and is the perfect spot for putting on makeup.

master bath rustic cabinet

The small master bath gets a little extra detail added with this rustic cabinet found at a yardsale.

office 1

My office space is full of color and personality and is a perfect place to write my blog.

den gallery wall

The den is still evolving, but this gallery wall was fun to put together around the TV console.

drapes blowing

Having a screened porch was at the top of my list and I was so happy this house had one. It wasn’t finished at all when I got the house, but just roughed in, but my dad and I finished it up last June and it’s been a delight.

long shot of laundry room

My laundry room is one space I’m really proud of.  It’s a huge space and with lots of paint and imagination, I took it from a dark pit to a beautiful and useful space.

Thanks again, Marty for inviting me over!  I hope you’ll stop by and visit me and see all these projects up close.  It’s been such fun for me to fix up this house and make it a home for myself!

Isn't this a gorgeous home and you definitely need to visit her and see where it started and how it all came together.  She did an amazing job of sharing the complete remodel along the way and you will definitely be inspired.  
Thanks tons Rhoda for letting me brag about you a little, this was truly a treat.

I am linking to the following parties:
 Imparting Grace for Grace at Home, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fri
                                            French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
 The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Fri, Common Ground for Be Inspired Fri
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home ,
 Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri
 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri ,Rooted In Thyme Simple & Sweet Fri.
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
 Redoux Interiors Friday Party,Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
 Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky, Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat., 
Be Different Act Normal for Show & Tell Sat.

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  1. Love Rhoda's blog and your showcase post, Marty. Her talents in overcoming life obstacles and success that followed are proof that God is good and family is everything!

  2. It's a beautiful space ! thanks for sharing Marty...xo

  3. Rhoda's home is lovely, she (and her dad) have done such a GREAT job! Hope you'll share at Amaze Me Monday. :)

  4. Thank you for this post, Marty. What a treat to see Rhoda's house. It is so beautiful!...Christine

  5. Rhoda is a special blogger and it was great to view her wonderful home. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  6. Oh my! This is so gorgeous! Your home should be in a magazine! I hope you submit to a few, because you really deserve it with a renovation like yours, and your style and taste in design! I am speechless.... If only my house would grow up to look like yours.....
    Thanks so much for sharing.… :)
    Have a happy weekend; hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    ps, let me know when you do make it in a magazine!

  7. Rhoda's home is so beautiful and her story is so inspiring. I never get tired of looking.

  8. Rhoda's home is just as beautiful in person as here in photos. I was fortunate enough to attend her Gather and Grow party back in December. She is a very gracious hostess a true example of Southern Hospitality.

  9. Hi Dear Marty! Don't you just love Rhoda's house and all she has done to it? She's an inspiration for sure. But so are you, dear one. It's always so nice to hear from you.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Rhoda's home is gorgeous and has so much personality. I enjoyed how she shared the process on her blog. With her schedule I can't image how she had the time to accomplish so much. She is a lovely person inside and out. I haven't meet her personally but I see her faith and her generosity through her blog.
    Marty, You are just like her very caring and talented and willing to help people. I don't know anyone that has as large a blog as you that is so faithful to return comments.

  11. Enjoyed Rhoda's home tour. Marty, I have just this week started blogging again from an extended time off. I remember you from former blogging days. I agree with Bonnie. You have always been so gracious.

  12. I always enjoy your home tours so much! It is often someone I haven't met..and that's so nice. I love seeing new's always an adventure. Thank you for doing this for us! Also..thank you for your very dear comment on my post. I do run on from time to time...and everyone is alway so kind to me when I do.
    This home tour has got to be a home that you really like. It is very much your taste in decorating. It never fails that come away feeling I need a GIANT broom to just sweep mine out and start all over. Too late for that though. :)

  13. I had the wonderful pleasure to have been able to see Rhoda's home in person...and if you think these photos are gorgeous, to actually see it in person is even more magnificent....Rhoda, with the help of her fabulous dad did an amazing, amazing job in renovating her home and the decor is quite amazing too!!!!

  14. Thank you so much Marty, for the feature!! I so appreciate it and you are a dear. It's been a pleasure to know you in blogland.

  15. This is a great feature Marty. Thanks for sharing.