A fun shout out!

Ciao Bella!

Hope you all are having a great Thursday....I am heading to the mountains tonight for some friend time - it's like maja fall time up there and I can't wait!
Later in the weekend, we'll have some fun friend company back here at the lake house before heading to Athens to cheer on UGA for {hopefully} another win... Go Dawgs!

Anyway, back to the point of this post.

How amazing is Lindsey's blog over at Better After? I do love a Before and After! :)
Better After

She gave me a little feature a few days ago, and I wanted to make sure you all saw it as well! 

Click here for her super sweet shout out to yours truly!


a new look

I spend one day a week working at Heery's Too in Athens - it's about a 45 minute drive for me, but I love who I work with and retail has always been fun for me. Heery's Too is a home accessories and children's boutique, but our parent store is Heery's Clothes Closet - it's been a downtown Athens staple for over 50 years. 
Over the summer, before the craziness of football season, both store facades got maja makeovers! Heery's Too was painted a pretty shade of greeny-gray which yours truly chose, and along with the paint job, a new red awning was installed. 
I think it looks so chic!

Heery's Clothes Closet had a bit more of an overhaul....new woodwork and trim was added to the outside and a new awning installed too. The new woodwork was painted more of a charcoal, which I think makes this facade really stand out among the other retailers! 

I love the new faux column look with the large merchandise windows...

Even the inside of HCC received a makeover! Aren't those pendant lights just amazing?

This was taken during student day to launch the new store look and the fall merchandise

Here's the "Before" image....quite the change!!! 

Be sure and stop by Heery's Too and Heery's Clothes Closet to see the changes in person!


everyone loves a before & after

Now that you've seen our house, and let me go on and on about what all I have done to it this summer, I wanted to culminate with one big Before and After spread. I think it's so fun to see how spaces transform...even with all of the blood, sweat, and tears!


Dining and Living Room




Keeping Room and Kitchen



Laundry Room


Back Hallway




Master Bedroom


Powder Room


Upstairs Powder Room




Guest Room






I love seeing the finished product of all the hard work that my husband and I, along with our friends and family, did over the summer. We love our new house, and hope you've enjoyed seeing it all too! 


be our guest!

I have loved taking care in making our guest rooms comfortable! 
They definitely needed paint jobs from the previous home owner's, but they're nice in size. 
And with all of our summer company, I really wanted these rooms to be ready!

You know I love showing you the waaaaay BEFORE's.
Sage green accent walls = got.to.go
Electric highlighter yellow  = got.to.go.quicker
I mean, that's not even restful!

I did have a little pre-planning when it came to these rooms.
My twin beds were getting new headboards which I drew onto a piece of plywood and my hunky hubs cut out for me.

These little chests that I got for $5 each were getting yet another paint job...

The old armoire from our other master bedroom (which we got for only $100) was getting paint too

And of course the walls were as well. Coastal Fog it is.

I found these few fun inspiration shots for my guest rooms on Pinterest. 

And these fabrics were going to be made into fabulousness for one guest room...

This paint color was going onto the furniture

And this trunk, found at Scott's, totally pulled everything together.

The Zinc armoire is now much more chic!

And a guest room was made. 
I love the new paint color on the night stands and armoire.
I had a camel quilt which was sometimes on my master bed...I made it into a headboard with a piece of plywood and batting I already had! Cost - $0
The little antique chair belonged to my grandmother, and the camel chairs have been with me since college. 
The black lamps were from Target a few years ago, and the bird prints are from Heery's Too.
I found the white euro shams at Ikea for like nothing and had them monogrammed. The bolster and bed-skirt are custom. 

This little guest room is basically the same as it was at our other house.

And this room is now home to my precious new headboards. Since I made them myself (my mom had a little leftover fabric and I covered the plywood that my husband cut), they cost nothing. The lamps are from Lowe's (!!!) and the chest is a piece from our other house. 
The green coverlets are actually pashminas that I just couldn't do without!

The mirror is a college piece of mine...I love that it looks old!

This little vignette is fun! 
The paintings each came from one of our grandmother's houses. The wash stand belonged to my great-grandmother and got a little paint-lift. The lamp was found on sale, and the chair came from a second-hand shop. 

The guest bathrooms are still a little dated, but new paint, lights, and new accessories made them more current. 

Have you made a place for your guests lately?