Summer Blogger Home Tour 2014!

Once again this year, I’m excited to be participating with Gina from the Shabby Creek Cottage who is hosting another fun summer home tour, featuring lots of great and inspiring bloggers. I’m happy to be a part of this fine group of 25 bloggers who are participating in this fun summer series.

If you’ve stopped over from Lindsay at White Buffalo Styling Company, welcome! So glad you stopped by!


Some of these pics I’ve shared before, but now that my blog has bigger pics, this will be a better tour than the last one.  I hope you’ll enjoy them all over again.  It’s been 2 years ago that my dad and I worked on renovating this house and to be living here and not in a construction zone is such a peaceful thing.


If you are new to my blog, WELCOME!  I’m so glad you are here.  A little about me.  I bought a 1979 fixer upper house in April of 2012 and my dad and I spent 6 months renovating it.  Move in was October 2012 and I’ve spent the last year putting all my rooms together.  I’m really mostly finished with the inside now, but still working on one room, the den.   Hope you enjoy the tour and please come back again!

I’ve been working on the exterior the last few months and a new portico was added in December, as well as a new whole house paint job in spring.

For a complete look back at all the posts in my House Renovation, you can find every single thing we have done to this house. You won’t believe the BEFORE pics!

And here’s a link to my Home Tour with all the particulars about each room. 

living room front door

Inside and outside my front door is painted with Annie Sloan Florence paint. I love how bright and cheerful it makes my entry.

living room 5

My house is a 1979 split level with 3 separate floors, which means lots of stairs.  This is coming up to the main level, which has the living room, dining room, and kitchen.  Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and downstairs is the den and laundry room, with yet another set of stairs going down to the 2 car garage.

living room to dining

Living room looking to the dining room.  I love soft shades of blues and greens with neutrals of golds and creams.  I have collected  many antiques over the years and still love my dark woods.

living room 1

Living room with stone fireplace.


living room 3

dining room from lr

My dining room is traditional in feel, but with a mix of modern too.

dining room lantern

I kept it simple with fabrics, colors, and textures.  Adding board and batten to this room really made it special as well as the big Ballard Designs lantern over the table.

Kitchen After

My kitchen was a complete gut job and we installed Ikea Adel cabinets.  I love my kitchen!

kitchen Rustic shelves2

These rustic shelves are one of my fave things about my kitchen and they came from Southern Accents in Cullman, AL.

kitchen sink side 2

dining room from kitchen

My kitchen was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens Makeovers Spring 2014 edition.

painted stairs with runner

One way I saved money was by installing pine stair treads, painting them with porch paint and adding a pretty runner from Dash and Albert.  They are holding up well!

office 1

My office is happy and cheery.

office 3

master bedroom overall

My master bedroom space is very serene and calming and I love it.

master bedroom bed

I added this pretty gingham paint treatment which was an easy DIY project.  In fact, all the projects I’ve done are in my DIY Gallery. 

master bedroom reading nook

Stenciled Ikea drapes complete my DIY bedroom makeover.

master bedroom to vanity

master bth

A reclaimed wood cabinet found at a yardsale is perfect in this little bathroom to add some much needed character.

guest bath 1

My guest bath was freshened up with paint on the cabinets and a countertop makeover using a Rustolem product.  It’s still working out fine.

guest bath 2

My famous beadboard wallpaper makes an appearance in several areas of my house and I still love this product.

den gallery wall

The den is getting a final makeover and I’ll be sharing that complete space soon.  This is the gallery wall over the TV.


I recently completed a corner in the den with built in Billy bookshelves and am almost finished with this room.


A coral chair and ottoman was added along with the black and white houndstooth rug and this library corner is done.  It’s been really fun to complete all the spaces in my house.


Right off the den, my laundry room space is one of the most dramatic makeovers on my blog and you have to see the before and after on this one to believe it!


I adore my laundry space now!  So bright and airy.

screen porch wicker

My screened porch was finished last June and it has truly been such a sweet spot during the summer months.  I can while away hours out there and it becomes my summer office when the weather isn’t too hot.



The table is a perfect spot for evening meals or breakfast.  I love having a porch, so Southern!


This is where you’ll find me many days during the summer.  Even if it’s hot, I’ll just sweat it out and lounge on the porch with my little fan.


Thank you so much for stopping by.  I’d love it if you would subscribe to my blog and come back and visit again soon!

Next on the tour is my friend, Heather, with At the Picket Fence, so be sure and stop by  her beautiful home.

A complete list of the tour is below, so I hope you’ll go back and catch up on any you missed. You are going to be inspired for DAYS with this home tour of talented bloggers, no doubt!  In fact, I’m going to skip Feature Friday tomorrow so that this post will stay on the homepage all weekend, for your viewing pleasure!

Monday, June 2nd

The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Nester
At The Picket Fence (Vanessa)
Thistlewood Farms
The Inspired Room


Tuesday, June 3rd

The Handmade Home
My Fabuless Life
Finding Home
In My Own Style
The Hunted Interior


Wednesday, June 4th

Inspired By Charm
Jennifer Rizzo
Madigan Made
Makely School for Girls
Funky Junk Interiors


Thursday, June 5th

Jones Design Company
Beneath My Heart
The Pennington Point
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Southern Hospitality


Friday, June 6th

At the Picket Fence (Heather)
Desert Domicile
Tatertots & Jello
Home Stories A to Z
Live Laugh Rowe

- Rhoda


  1. your new home in georgia reminds me a lot of your house in b’ham…loved seeing the “chester’drawer” in your bedroom (ha ha)!

    lots going on in my life for the past several years…shannon’s twins just turned 10 and she is expecting No. 3 in January. my mom will be 94 in june…if i ever make it over your way i’ll give you a call.

  2. Everything looks so gorgeous. And I’m totally in love with your laundry room and porch. The painted floors are my favorite.

  3. Your house is very beautiful — stylish but also exudes comfort. It is very welcoming and not fussy at all. I love it and the colors you’ve used are very tasteful.

  4. I always love looking at your beautiful home. Each time I notice something I haven’t seen before. This time I noticed your touches of aqua in all of your rooms! It’s such a soothing color.

  5. Loved the updated tour Rhoda!! Your home is beautiful filled with so many pretty things!

  6. Rhoda, you have done such an amazing job transforming your once-neglected deal of a house into an absolutely stunning home. Your talent has blown me away over these past few years as I’ve watched this metamorphosis. You are truly an inspiration to this thrifty, ugly-transformin’ DIY diva. Keep up the great work!

  7. Rhoda…your home is so very beautiful and glad that I had the honor to see it in person…love seeing all the fabulous progress you had made!…thanks for the inspiration!!!

  8. I always enjoy touring your beautiful home!! You are not afraid of colour. I like that.
    You certainly gave me the inspiration to work on my home. Thanks!!

  9. It’s very difficult to make a home look “lived in” in such a short time. You’ve accomplished that. Job well done!

  10. So beautiful Rhoda!! I feel so honored to have seen all of this gorgeousness in person. 🙂 I am determined to get up there this summer and sit on that amazing back porch with you! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.


  11. Rhoda,

    What a beautiful home you’ve created! It’s so inspiring!

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  12. I never tire of seeing your gorgeous home, Rhoda! Someday maybe mine will be all pulled together, too — ha! 😉
    Hope to see you this summer, my friend!
    xo Heidi

  13. OH my goodness, Rhoda, your home is gorgeous, and such an inspiration to all of us toiling away on ours! 🙂 I’m so glad that you’ve created a peaceful haven for yourself. See you in a few short weeks, I can’t wait!!

  14. Beautiful home tour, Rhoda! It all feels so collected and flows so nicely! I know you’ve got to be so happy to have those renovations finished! Living through renovations is not fun, though after the fact, it feels good!

  15. Great house tour! What an amazing transformation! Love all your little details! ~Kathy

  16. Your home is so beautiful, Rhoda! I love everything-especially the front door!!!

  17. I always love seeing pictures of your home. It’s so YOU! Lovely and charming. Lisa~

  18. Eva Young says:

    I always ove your style 🙂 it’s great for design lovers like me to be inspired like this, so thank you 🙂 it really helps me with my job, because I’m an interior design professional photographer !
    may I leave you a suggestion? I’m a professional photographer and I’ve been shooting some penthouses around Georgia and there’s a design european brand called Boca do Lobo with an amaziiing furniture collection, it has been a huge success. Did you heard about it?

  19. Rhoda, I’m always AMAZED how your house has transformed. I adore the wall features you’ve added and that gingham wall in the bedroom… but I’d really LOOOOVE to steal that rustic bathroom cabinet off ya…. 😀

  20. Oh, Rhoda, it’s such fun to see all these photos in one place! Your home is just full to the brim of character and charm. Every time I see it I feel so happy for you!!

  21. It’s fun to scroll through all the photos in one post. It has all come together so nicely. You did a great job.
    Ready to move again???

  22. Tami black says:

    Your home is SO beautiful! It really inspires me. I love all the details you put into each room.

  23. Yvonne Cannon says:

    Thank you so much for opening your home up to all your Facebook fans! Absolutely, beautiful!

  24. Rhoda, I love the home you’ve created. So stylish, mixing in some good rustic pieces, and bold color choices that come off so well together. Traditional, yet edgy. Very nice. Thanks for the tour.

  25. Lovely Rhoda! Your hard work has paid off these last two years.

    (I think the link to Shabby Creek is broken)

  26. Your house is so beautiful. I counted about 10 items in your house that I also have in my house. I guess great minds think alike. I take it as validation that I am on the right track 🙂 🙂 Enjoyed the tour!!

  27. Just beautiful, Rhoda. I see you like green as much as I do. That pendant light over your kitchen sink… I die. Love everything you have done with this space to make it a beautiful home!! xo

  28. Absolutely lovely, Rhoda! That coral ottoman is to die for… HUGS!

  29. Your home looks just beautiful, Rhonda! You and your Dad did such a great job fixing it up. All the rooms definitely have your touch to them!

  30. Absolutely gorgeous! Jealous of your lovely screened in porch!

  31. Nice architects design and home interior designing!

  32. I love your bedroom. It’s my favorite room in your house. As you said, it’s very calming.


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