Summer Tour of Homes

I’m so happy and excited to be participating in Gina’s Summer tour of Homes this year. She’s the brainstorm behind this fun event and 26 bloggers will be sharing their homes with blogland, all this week. If you’ve missed them, you can see the list of bloggers here, so be sure and go back and catch up.

If you are coming over from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl, WELCOME! I’m so glad you stopped by.


I’m so dang excited that I have a home that I can put in a tour this year. After 6 months of renovations, it all paid off and now I’m enjoying my cute home, sweet home….for sure!

Come on in and take a look around.


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 6 months putting all my rooms together.  I’m almost there with most of them and right now am working on my screened porch. Hope you enjoy the tour and please come back again!

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!

Coming in the foyer, the back of my front door is painted Annie Sloan Florence.


Foyer Table


Living room in blues and neutrals.


Artwork and accessories.


Blinds and fabrics.  I love soft blue and greens and have used many of these colors throughout my house.


Foyer and living room of my 1979 tri-level home.

main stairs

We added new pine stair treads and new risers and I finished off my painted stairs with a runner from Dash and Albert.  This is one of my fave projects in my renovated house.


Dining room in neutrals of gold and gray.


Dining room buffet.


Dining room table set for Thanksgiving.


Corner cabinet found thrifting that I renovated.


Ikea kitchen renovation, which will soon be featured in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath renovations.


Sink side with granite sink.

Rustic shelves

Reclaimed wood shelves and iron brackets. I did a post on my complete Ikea kitchen cost and renovation, so you might want to check that out.


My green office.


Bookshelves and desk.


Chair and drapes.




Guestroom chair.


Guest bath, which will soon be featured in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath renovations.


Beadboard wallpaper and hooks in the bath.


Master bedroom


Master bedroom armoire


Feature wall paint treatment


Reading nook with stenciled drapes.


Vanity nook


Small master bath.


Den area


Gallery wall

After laundry room

Laundry room/mudroom.


Laundry room sink.

Thank you ALL so much for stopping by! I’m so happy to meet you and hope you’ll come back again.  I love home decor and making rooms beautiful and strive to make my home as beautiful as it can be.  I love sharing inspiration with blogland and have been blogging for 6 years.

My complete Home Tour with links to individual posts might be helpful for answering any questions.

I also did a video a few months ago, showing my house mostly done.  This video was for an HGTV submission (nothing came of it), so I did a little tour of my house, talking about how long I’ve been decorating and lots of things I’ve done in my house, so you might enjoy this one!  And you can hear my Southern drawl, up close and personal. 🙂

Please make yourself at home at Southern Hospitality!

The next stop on the tour is my friend, Traci at Beneath my Heart. She’s been working on a big renovation as well, so I hope you’ll stop over and see her gorgeous home too!

In fact, here are the complete list of bloggers posting their home tours today, so check them all out!

DAY 4 (June 6th)

1 – Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
2 – Traci @ Beneath My Heart
4 – Jen @ Jennifer Rizzo
5 – Lindsay @ Makely Home
6 – Sandra @ Sawdust Girl

And don’t forget that on Friday, you can link up your own home tour over at Gina’s The Shabby Creek CottageThere will be SO much inspiration that you’ll be looking for days. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Again, here is the entire list of 26 bloggers participating in the tour, so don’t miss a one. You’re going to love all the talent in this group of bloggers!

DAY 1 (June 3rd)
2 – The Nester @ Nesting Place
3 – Mandi @ Vintage Revivals
5 – Ashley @ The Handmade Home
6 – Kristin @ The Hunted Interior
DAY 2 (June 4th)
1 – Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative
3 – Chris @ Just a Girl
4 – Brooke @ All Things Thrifty
5 – Karen @ The Graphics Fairy
6 – Emily @ Decor Chick
7 – Roeshel @ DIY Show Off
DAY 3 (June 5th)
1 – Melissa @ The Inspired Room
2 – Wendy @ The Shabby Nest
3 – Donna @ Funky Junk Interior
4 – Marianne @ Songbird
7 – Brittany@PrettyHandyGirl 

I’m going to Florida on Friday for a few days, but will still have some things up next week, but I’m going to skip Feature Friday this week and you’ll have all weekend to check out the home tour links. That should keep you busy for days!

- Rhoda


  1. You’ve created a beautiful home. I especially love the master bedroom wall treatment!

  2. Rhoda,
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home. I have enjoyed following your renovation. You do a great job on showing different steps of your projects so we see your progress.

  3. Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us. I love the pillow about Life is Beauty Full. May I ask where you got that? Thanks!

    • Hey, Mary, that pillow came from a Joss and Main sale, but I think it is still available on

  4. Hi Rhoda! Your home is so beautiful and I know you’ve worked so hard on it and now you can really enjoy it! I love seeing your little Daddy working so hard for you! I know you love hme to pieces.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    • THank you, Sheila! Yes it has been a long hard working road, but we are so happy to have the worst behind us. The porch will be finished soon, I hope and my sweet daddy can take a big break. We are DONE with all the big projects. He is a precious daddy!

  5. hi Rhoda
    Enjoyed watching the video and hearing your voice. Your home is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the finished screened porch!

  6. Your home is beautiful! It is obvious the love and enjoyment you get from it and have put into it! Congratulations on all your successes! I have gone back and read your history and you are definitely deserving of many many years of happiness! Have a great day!~~Angela

    • Thank you Angela, it was a hard road to get here, but I’m so glad the rough times are behind me. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Seriously! Even though I’ve seen it in person, my jaw still drops when I see it! I’m so proud of you and all of your hard work, you have truly made this a beautiful home that screams “Rhoda” from every corner. Sharing on our FB page today. I can’t wait to be down by you…you ready to do some shopping for my new house? lol A new blank canvas to play in! grin.

    Love ya friend!


  8. Hi Rhoda! I haven’t been able to keep up with all of your posts along the way of your home re-do (due to family issues) so this is a great way to see the condensed version of your amazing renovations and decorations. Congratulations!

  9. Love it! Can’t wait to see more of the homes.

  10. YAY! This has been such a fun series to see! xo Kristin

  11. Rhoda I’m in awe of what you and your dad have done to that house – it is so gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for joining the tour!

  12. Rhoda, just love your new home. I have watched you and your Dad every step of the way. I’m in awe of how quickly you’ve put all the accessories together. We’ve been in our new house one year and I still have so far to go. I’m not one to buy things all the time just because I have to know where somethings going etc…. Your video may have just convinced me to head out to garage sales tomorrow. 🙂

    • Stacey, I wish I could still go to yardsales, I miss them! I have too much stuff right now and have got to have my own sale soon. So many great things out there to find, so give it a try!

  13. Rhoda you have done an amazing design project in really such a short time!! I need you Dad to come and help me with a few items on my list of to do’s.

    Love the way your armoire fits perfectly between the bedroom windows!

    2013 Designers Series
    Art by Karena

  14. Such a beautiful and elegant home, Rhoda! (I’ve enjoyed following the transformation on your blog.) One of my favorite pieces is the beachy themed cabinet in your master bath. Absolutely love it! (Would you mind sharing where you found it?)

    • HI! Thank you so much. THat is a yardsale find (I know, I have crazy good luck on yardsales!) from when I lived in B’ham. Actually it was someone in my neighborhood who had the yardsale and she told me the piece originally came from Lakewood Antiques here in ATL, which is no longer there unfortunately. I’m sure a vendor made this piece out of reclaimed wood and I was lucky enough to get it for $25. It really makes a statement in my teeny tiny bathroom.

  15. WOW. WOW. WOW. Are you tired? Because you are one busy inspiring lady! ;} I love your spaces and your home, Rhoda. It has come a long way thanks to your magical touch. How lovely! Awesomely beautiful. Way to go! {fist bump}

  16. Rhoda! You must feel such an enormous sense of pride with all you’ve done to this home! The colours and all your cozy touches just reach out and welcome you in! Comfort is the word that comes to mind… there’s something soft and wonderful about every room where you just wanna kick off your shoes and enjoy the space. LOVE your home!

  17. Rhoda,
    Stopping by on the tour. A very graceful, comforting, and beautiful home. We also have a tri-level (60’s) which I actually really do like ALOT! The home was very updated, has cove ceilings with trim, large moldings on the ceiling area, all hardwood floors–a great start! My question…where did you get your entryway light? We have a similar one, yet dated and I really love the black/square style. I have looked at PB and found a few maybe options but really like yours. Also, I was just explaining to my girls this morning about my idea for our very open foyer–running board and batten in the few wall spaces there are and up the stairs–just like I saw you did!
    Thanks for any info.

  18. Okay. That was just fun. Loved seeing all of your gorgeous rooms. Thanks, Rhoda!

  19. Wow, Rhoda! I just love all that you’ve done! You are so stinking amazing. 🙂 I hope I get to see it IRL soon.
    Love you!

  20. Rhoda, you and your father did a beautiful job on your home. I really like your home office! You have a talent for mixing patterns together beautifully. Thanks for the tour!

  21. Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous, Rhoda! You’ve done such a beautiful job. A wonderful combination of chic and comfortable!

  22. Sooo beautiful!! What color is the wall color in the den?

  23. Hi Rhoda, What a great house tour!! I watched the video too. Everything just flows in your house so beautifully. Pat yourself on the back and give your Daddy a big hug from all of us. He is truly a remarkable man. Oh, wait… Thank your sweet Momma too, for sharing him with you… And all of us as well. Happy Summer! Please tell all your blog friends I am enjoying all the house tours! Lovin’ it! ~ Nancy from OHIO

  24. Hi Rhoda! Love your home! Especially your textile choices. Your drapes and pillows are to die for. I’m so excited to see your kitchen and bath featured in BH&G’s mags! 🙂

  25. I really like way your laundry room turned out.

  26. It’s fabulous Rhoda!!! I adore your style! I’m more of a traditional style girl myself, so your style suits me to a tee! I followed along with your renovation and it’s wonderful to see it all so beautifully decorated now!

  27. Your home is soo beautiful! My favorite of course is the kitchen but everything is truly beautiful! If you don’t mind me asking, I was wondering are your floors laminate or real hardwood? They are so pretty and I’m thinking about saving up for laminate

    • Hi, Cristal, thank you so much for the compliments. My floors are engineered hardwoods, meaning that the top layer is real wood and underneath is a layer of something like plywood, not really sure exactly, but it is not super thick like 3/4″ hardwoods, but thinner. But, the top layer is definitely real wood unlike laminate. I love my floors so much, they are from Shaw Flooring & called Broadmoor Mocha. There are 3 sizes of planks and I was really drawn to them when I saw them in an idea house.

  28. HI – I’ve been following your blog for about 2 1/2 years and have learned so much – from you as well as from other bloggers you have introduced! I’ve been inspired by and tried several of your decorating tips, projects and suggestions. The most helpful was making a cornice board from foam board – did that for my last grandbaby’s nursery. Wish I could show it to you – turned out so cute!! I feel a connection with you not only as a sister in Christ, but am also a “PK” !! I so appreciate the testimony you boldly proclaim on your blog. I just listened to the video posted on today’s blog and now I REALLY feel like I know you so much better having heard your voice!! I feel like we’ve met in person now!

  29. Beautiful! I like the mudroom and old wood style desk etc.

  30. Hi Rhoda,

    I have followed your house renovations all the way through, they amazed me and I was so excited each week to see what you and your dad had achieved. Your father must be an inspiration to people of his age.

    I love the idea of the video you put together, it makes it so personal and now I feel I know you even better, love that Southern accent which we don’t hear much of in New Zealand, if any.

    Thank you again for all the time and effort you have put into this post. You have a wonderful home and I am so pleased your love of design is now paying off.

    Lee & Poppy 🙂

  31. Your blog is one of my favorites. Your laundry room is absolutely amazing and I’m saying this having seen it on your blog before! I would never have thought it possible seeing the before. I also love your den. It is the most inviting of all your rooms. Thanks for sharing.

  32. I loved the tour Rhoda and really enjoyed your video. I am going to try to get around and see all the homes. I’ve seen a few this evening and will do more over the next few days. Fun link event!

  33. Rhoda,
    I love every inch of your home! Blues and greens are my favorite! The changes are amazing and it’s so heart warming know how much your Mom and Dad did. You guys are awesome! Thanks for the tour!

  34. Rhoda: I have been following along with your beautiful home rehab and have been just amazed at the creativity of you and your Dad. The hard work that you both put into this home (notice I didn’t say house – because it is a HOME) certainly has paid off. You are an inspiration to many people and to me. When I log in…yours is the first blog I go to…just to see what you are up to now. Thanks so much for sharing your home and your life. You are one great Southern Lady.

  35. Hello Rhoda!
    Wow- I am so impressed! I love the whole house tour! My favorites- the living room and master. But, it is all so well done- you have created a very beautiful home.

  36. I love how proud you are of your home. I’m proud for you and of you, and I don’t even know you!!;) What an adventure huh? After a rough camping trip recently, my 4 year old daughter said “adventure is not always a great idea”, but I think in your case, it looks like it paid off!:) Thanks for sharing the journey.

  37. I love the recap of this home, but you shouldn’t hesitate to link to your old one. I know you probably consider that “old news”, but there were many great tutorials, especially on your furniture painting techniques. Really, Rhoda, you’re house looks so beautiful and professional Can’t wait to see your porch finished and furnished.

    • Thank you, Teresa, I do still have my old house listed under Home Tour too. I had lots of things that I was proud of in that house too!

  38. Absolutely gorgeous, Rhoda!

  39. Your style is so cheerful! I love the blues and greens you’ve used to decorate with, and the reclaimed wood shelves are gorgeous.

  40. Oh my gosh! You look amazing! And your home is just gorgeous.

  41. How has your runner on the stairs held up? I’m thinking of doing the same thing but noticed you did not use a rug pad underneath the runner.

    • HI, Tia, the runners are holding up very well, no problems at all. I didn’t use a rug pad, but they are very sturdy and feel great underfoot.

  42. Omg its all so gorg and perfect and DONE. Im such a slacker.

    Love, your jealous friend

  43. Screendoorgirl 3 says:

    Amazing job! Congrats.. you must be thrilled with the results..

  44. What a beautiful home. We are about to design a home office, and I was wondering where your desk came from?

  45. Rhoda I am reading the 2014 tour but had to pop back to this and loved your fun video! The lamp in your living room is the same as the pair on our night stands in our bedroom (which we made over in 10/12 – the first month I started blogging) so that made me smile. I love your home! Ok, popping back over to the new post. xo


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