The Blogger Spotlight: Our Southern Home

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I am overjoyed to be guest hosting today for Julie. I have been a big fan of her fabulous blog Redhead Can Decorate for sometime now. I am proud also to call her a blogging friend.

 

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My name is Christy and I blog over at Our Southern Home. I describe my style (get ready…it’s long!) as Eclectic French Country Farmhouse. Hunting for finds in thrift stores, consignment and antique shops makes my day. Marrying those finds with new store-bought items completes my look. I am a big believer in “shopping” my home to change out looks on a regular basis. Keeps things fresh….and it’s free!

 

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Enough about me! Today I’d like to share a few ideas from my home on how my family loves living outdoors this time of year. Quite frankly in the south, we use our outdoor living areas though October.

 

No sew lamp shade with outdoor fabric is a simple way to add home decor to your covered porch by Our Southern Home #nosew

 

I truly believe in bringing the indoors out when decorating our screened porch. This server used to be in the kitchen. Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg with a little stenciling it fits perfectly on this wall. The drawers hold matches for lighting candles and the fire pit, card games and more for outdoor fun. You can find the complete how-to for this server HERE. The no-sew lamp shade was a spur of the moment idea using outdoor fabric that I already had. I’m loving the pop of color it adds to the space. You can find that no-sew tutorial HERE.

 

Thrift store furniture can be used on a porch with the proper paint via Our Southern Home #paintingoutdoorfurniture #thriftstore #porch

 

No chalk paint handy? No problem! In this post I share my favorite outdoor paint and a perfect Duck Egg blue match. Thrift store and consignment shop finds comprise the bulk of the screened porch. Click HERE for that post.

 

Sharpie Embellished Citronella Buckets by Our Southern Home #sharpie

 

I even like to embellish my citronella buckets. It’s so easy with stencils and sharpie markers. You can see the how-to HERE.

 

Sharpie Embellished Citronella Buckets by Our Southern Home #sharpie

 

You know those resin like light weight pots? I’ve got quite a few of those. They are old and had seen better days. Don’t throw away! Click HERE to see how I cleaned and prepared the pots for a paint treatment. One year later, they still look fabulous!

 

Outdoor furniture gets a makeover with Americana Decor Chalky Finish paints via Our Southern Home. #sp #chalkyfinish #decorartprojects

 

I just painted this set for the front porch. It was a fabulous newspaper classified find…you know the way we used to do it before Craigslist! You can find the full post HERE.

 

Small outdoor table makeover by our southern home using an old upcycled base and supplies from Walmart #themedfurnituremakeoverday

 

This table was made using one of those trays from the Better Homes & Gardens Collection at Walmart. You can find the tutorial HERE.

 

 

Adult slushie recipe for a summer crowd from Our Southern Home #cocktail #alcoholicslushie #adultslushie

 

All of these projects would not be complete without a cold summer beverage to enjoy after your hard work. This is an old family summer favorite from my husband’s side. My adult slushie makes a large container and stores in the freezer. Just scoop it out and serve as you are ready to relax! You can find the recipe HERE.

Again, thanks so much to Julie for having me over today! I invite you to come on over for a visit at Our Southern Home.

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5 Responses

  1. Cindy says:

    Hi Christy, I follow you over your blog. Your kitchen is favorite of mine. You’ve created a beautiful outdoor oasis. I have those same pots. I made mine over too. I wrote a post probably 1 1/2 ago or more. Now in our new home it’s my plan to redo them for next spring. For this year they got used

    Cindy

  2. Donna Marie says:

    I have the same style!!! It’s funny whenever someone would ask me I would say eclectic, but we live on a farm and I love french country farmhouse. I am always shopping thrift stores for little things because the basic bones are in my house, but I can feel like I have a new room when I add little touches I have found!!!

  3. Julie,
    Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to hang out with you and your readers on your fabulous blog! Such fun!!! XXOO Christy

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