Southern State of Mind

Thursday, April 16, 2015

On The Hunt: Thrifted Finds {Volume 3}

Woo woo! Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? 

I DO- I DO! It's Lilly Target weekend!!!! 

But the real excitement is that Sister is coming into town for a WHOLE WEEK. I cannot stand my excitement! The best part is that it ends with a big family girls weekend. I will be back next week to fill you in on the plans! 

But first I want to share some recent thrifted finds.  I have been itching to go on the hunt for some new treasures, so this past weekend mom and I hit up some yard sales and thrift stores. And since I enjoy hearing about other's hunted loot, I thought I would share mine here with you to enjoy.

The most exciting find of the day was a new console for the front foyer.  I had been on the lookout for a new piece of furniture for the foyer for about six months. Mom and I were on our usual thrift store route and were thrilled to see that a new Habitat for Humanity Restore opened. The shocking part is that we were accidentally there within the first 20 minutes of it opening it's GRAND OPENING! Holla!

The place was abuzz and they had free donuts. (yes please) I was like a crazy person running to the dressers/consoles section. We spotted this beauty.... and I knew it was THE ONE. 

I still haven't decided what I will do with her yet...paint...stain... any votes? For now she will stay as is, until the inspiration strikes! (and thanks to my dad for helping to actually get this out of H4H and into my foyer.)

Oh, and what's that pretty purple thing sitting on top? Only a huge hand painted purple Iris painting that was $3, also from the H4H Restore. 

THREE DOLLAAAHSS!!! Ah-mazing. Sister is already sending me threatening text that she wants to steal it. Back off Sissy!

I have kind of been obsessing over botanical prints lately so imagine my delight when this sucker was staring at me in the face! Don't mind the random navy half-painted walls...of course I am in the middle of a foyer makeover smack dab in the middle of the Master Bedroom One Room Challenge. Never a dull moment around here! 

April Pretty Preppy Party

Welcome to our April Pretty Preppy Party. We’re excited to see what everyone has been up to this month now that the weather is turning a little warmer!

Before we get to the link-up, we wanted to share what each of the hostesses have been up to over the past month. 

Sarah shared her spring home tour and added some pops of pink to her existing blue and green decor! Click here to see her full spring tour!
Spring Home Tour - Life On Virginia Street
Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street

At Julie's house, she welcomed spring in her Piano Room with some new clearance finds and some stand-by florals. Click here to see more!
Julie @ Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

If you've been around here, you saw that I revealed my year-in-the-making finished Preppy Eclectic Big Boy Room. A lot of love went into making this room, and Mr. Big Stuff LOVES it. And you know what they say "Happy Boy, Happy Boy-Mom!"
Heather @ Southern State of Mind

Brett at Being Bianca shared several DIYs this month. One that just about anyone can use is this wine bottle recycled into a decorative kitchen essential for olive oil. Check out the easy DIY steps and the finished product on her blog.
bottle 1
Brett @ Being Bianca

Amy at 11 Magnolia Lane revealed some updates to her gorgeous home office. How could you NOT want to work in this gorgeous space? Click here to check it out! office-update-header-spring  
Amy and Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

Now it's your turn. Feel free to link up any pretty and preppy projects! You only need to link up via one blog and your post will show up on all five blogs. We can't wait to see what you have been up to. Please be sure to include a backlink to the party in your post somewhere as we can't feature your project without one. Not a blogger? No problem! Just post a photo on Instagram, tagging at least one of the hosts and use the hashtag ‪#‎prettypreppyparty‬ so we can see your preppy goodness! 

Guidelines: - Link to your specific post, not your home page. - Your project must be pretty and preppy! If it doesn't fit this category, it will be removed. - Please link back to one of the hosts in your post. Only those with a link will be considered for a feature! Use the button below or a text link. – Be inspired! 
Visit and comment on other links in the party. Grab a Button: PPP Thumbnail 

Each hostess will pin our features to our Pretty Preppy Party Pinterest board each month, so make sure you’re following along to see the best projects and inspiration! 

 Let’s see those Pretty & Preppy projects:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One Room Challenge- Master Bedroom Makeover Week #3 Update

Happy Wednesday! I am posting updates on my One Room Challenge a day early this week because tomorrow is the April Pretty Preppy Party, be sure to come by and link up!  

This past week I made some major progress... but whoa...there is still lots to do. It really is fun to focus on one room and get 'er done and I love having the kick in the pants to make it happen. 

Well, first things first, I changed my mind.

Then changed it again.

Then again.

And again.

And chances are, I will probably change it again before it's all said and done but that's all part of the process I suppose.

When the hubby and I finally got a chance to review what was swirling in my head in my original plan, he really liked all of the ideas... but wasn't a fan of the Chinoiserie pattern. 

And that's cool. This is his room so I want him to love it too! So after some more brainstorming here is where I am currently heading-


I know, I know. The pops of green and yellow surprised me too! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Campaign Inspired Coral Nightstands

Hi there! So sorry I was a bit MIA last week. I really enjoyed my self prescribed "spring break" and it was just what the doctor ordered! We did a whole lot of nothing mixed in with some lazy mornings, family time and this mama got a few treasure hunts in. I will definitely share my finds with you soon! 

Of course, I was a busy bee working on some projects for the master bedroom. I can't wait to share some updates with you! Today I am going to show you how I gave our nightstands a very easy campaign-inspired makeover. 

To remind you, this is what we started with. 

Brown, boring and beat up. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Funday Inspiration #2

Hi there! Hope your weekend is wonderful! It's all about golf for the husband this weekend thanks to the Masters tournament so I have been having my own version of fun. Yes, that includes yard sale-ing with Mom while Dad graciously volunteered to handle my offspring...and then graciously volunteered to haul my furniture finds. I am a lucky gal! 

I have some fun things planned to share this week (including the goodies we found on our hunt!) but wanted to pop in today with a quick pop of color for our Sunday Funday Inspiration. A few weeks back as I was brainstorming for my master bedroom makeover, I had an idea to line some old drapes I had with a contrasting fabric. I have since decided to go in a different direction....but...

Imagine my delight when I was thumbing through an old House Beautiful last night (my Mom brought me a stack) and saw this.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Week Two: Master Bedroom Updates

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week. Things have been quiet around here but that's because I have been hard at work. Oh yeah, and enjoying spring break. 

Here we are on week two of the six week One Room ChallengeParticipating in this One Room Challenge event truly is a challenge for me, because I typically decorate a room over a loooooooong period of time.  

I tweak here and there. I upgrade this and paint that over months and sometimes even years. I don't set out to decorate a room all at once and honestly I never call it "DONE"! I do love a good challenge though and fingers crossed this all turns out the way it looks in my head.  

I am excited about the progress from this past week, especially considering the stomach bug hit the house last week and now it is spring break. 

First up- we have a new BED!

OK, truth be told, this was in the works well before this challenge started. It's the Marlo Bed from Room & Board.  I was concerned about the low height but love the way it looks in the room. I love the neutral oatmeal gray color fabric and bonus points for the kiddo being able to climb in. 
Wait, IS that a good thing?!?!? ha. 

The next update- a new cow rug. The baby and I hopped over to Ikea and the rug just jumped right in to the cart. 

Yep, that's what happened. 

Hmmmm... so maybe I didn't make as much progress as I thought!! But there are lots of goodies in the works behind the scenes, so I will have more to share next week. 

Thanks for checking in! 

Be sure to come back next week- I am knee deep in mirrors around here with these Ballard Design mirrors as my inspiration.  

And this fabric may or may not be on it's way to my house...

Mwa, ha... ha... ha...

Follow along each week with the makeover updates!

Week One: Announcement & Inspiration Board

Week Two: A Bed & A Cow

And the before as a reminder:

Have a great day! 
Make it fun!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ultimate Boy-Mom Giveaway Bundle & Link Party

Happy Friday! Today wraps up our Boy-Mom Madness week and we are going out with a BANG! Hopefully you have enjoyed following along but today it's all about YOU.

First, you can enter for the Ultimate Boy-Mom Madness Giveaway Bundle. This thing is chock-ful-of Boy-Mom goodness. Seriously. Come to (boy) mama.

Once you have entered for your chance to win the most amazing prize pack. You can link up your own Boy-Mom projects. I cannot wait to see all of the great ideas!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boy + Mom + Style --- Could Camo Be My New Leopard?

Woo woo! I am having SOO much fun with #BOYMOMMADNESS and I hope you are too!  Today it's all about Boy+Mom+Style. 

Does anything say Boy-Mom Style better than...CAMOUFLAGE?!?!?! 
I don't think so. 

You know how I love me some leopard and wear it as a neutral. I don't think it will ever be replaced, but let me tell you, camo is gearing up to be a close second these days. At first, I was skeptical, but honestly I find it pairs great with reds, aquas and pinks, and I love mixing patterns with it.  

boy mom camo outfit

So me and the mini donned our matching camo and had a little photo shoot. Little guy isn't much for smiling for the camera these days and I am pretty sure he wonders why I am always taking pictures of pillows and what-not. #bloggermomproblems

I thought this picture was pretty sweet. And yay for his hair color against mine, because it verifies that I am a natural blond. (ha ha)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Upcycled Toy Storage Jars

Happy Wednesday! We are on Day 3 of Boy-Mom Madness! I hope you are finding lots of inspiration among all of the great Boy-Moms that are participating. I know I am!

Today I am here with a quick fun and (free to me) DIY project. If today is your trash day, you may want to go ahead and run out to your recycle bin and grab any plastic containers because they are the key ingredient in today's project. 

Matchbox Car Jar

Yep. This is what I started with: