Welcome to Southern Comfort!

Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I invite you to grab a glass of sweet tea and join me as I (along with my husband, John) renovate our love nest. We're both born and raised in the south and love to share with you some of our favorite recipes, stories and our life. We hope you'll come back often!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I've been getting my "spring cleaning" mode on here recently. So far I've vacuumed each room (behind and under furniture) dusted baseboards, scrubbed walls, cleaned out the kitchen cabinets and washed the windows (inside at least, the outside will have to wait until after the pollen leaves). Here'a little project I scrubbed while John was at work (cleaning up after the tornado's) on Sunday.

**Make note, I hate this chore. There are a thousand other chores I'd rather do instead, so this is kinda a big deal.**

Our oven before:

Umm.. eww.

Overflowed pecan pie remnants? check.
Holiday Chex Mix pieces? check.
Bacon grease splatters? check.

It was in desperate need. Thank GOD for oven cleaner.


After:




Other than a couple stubborn spots. All clean.

So pretty.  

In other news:
Be careful when super glueing things together. This is liable to happen:


whoopsie. good thing we had some fingernail polish around to help peel it off without taking my skin with it. :)

I hope y'all are off to a good start for your week :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Guest Bedroom transformation

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry about my absence. Things have been nuts around here lately. I've told you for forever that I would post pictures of our guest bedroom, and I figured it was high time! So instead of me rambling about each picture, I'm going to let them do the talking (which I'm sure you appreciate!).

Starting from the very beginning... Here we go.

Realtor picture of the room from when we bought the house. What an ugly 1/2 working ceiling fan. It's still there too. Baby steps with this house for sure...


Mid-painting. We took the doors off to make it easier, and they still aren't back on. Whoops. Oh, and who am I kidding. I can't stop talking.  You all know that by now right? I've listed the paint colors towards the bottom of the post for those interrested.

Self explanatory mid-work mess.


But the mess is worth it. Now, I have my calm space.
See?
walking through the door. The paint is a perfect mix of white, purple and gray. It reacts differently to light as you can see as you scroll down the page.

The dresser above was a gift from an old friend, Hey Donna! I love putting family pictures here.

The headboard is made from an old door painted and distressed. Love.



The roman shades were purchased from JC Penny's. I finally got it right after 3 failed attempts at the wrong size. But they're the perfect creamy color and pop against the new white trim.



My favorite tree blooming. I sit in this window and stare a lot. The perfect perch to watch evening storms too.

See? Told you the closet doors still aren't on.


The room is painted with Valspar's Lavender Moon in an eggshell finish and High Gloss White for the trim. And for those of you on the lookout for our children, there's Pepper, getting in on some camera action.

Of course I still have a few things I want to update.
New bedside lamps. I'm getting over the parisian theme.
I'm contemplating painting the dresser a fun bold color to stand out or maybe I'll keep it safe with a soft cream. Thoughts?
The ceiling fan has GOT to GO. Soon.
And of course we need to get the doors painted and put back on. Hopefully we'll have that project crossed off our list before we have guests drop in :)

So there you have it, for now. I can't help but update and tweak things as I find them. But I'll certainly let you know when that happens. I hope I haven't talked too much. I know, it's a problem.