{Almost} Free Christmas Art for Our Gallery Wall

Christmas Gallery Wall

My project this weekend was to Christmas-ize the gallery wall in our family room. It is usually a forgotten zone at Christmas time, but after getting a few ideas from Young House Love’s new book, I decided to use their idea #143 to “find free art”. {The gallery wall also uses their ideas #117, #130, #142 and #144, but I won’t give too much info out. You’ll just have to get a copy of their

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Natural Boxwood Wreath {A Tutorial}

boxwood wreath supplies

This year will set a record in this house for how soon I got started decorating for Christmas. I’m writing this one down in the calendar. I can’t wait to show you what other projects I’ve been up to, but I thought I’d squeeze this one in since it was so easy!We have a boxwood topiary in our backyard that needed shaping up, so this seemed like the perfect timing for me to use this

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How A Little DIY Turned My So-So Nightstands Into So Spectacular


    I present to you Extreme Makeover, The Hand-Me-Down-Furniture Edition. Back in the day, I once wished for a brand new, modern bedroom furniture set…like the ones you see in the Sunday paper ads. Our bedroom set consists of a set of nightstands and a dresser that was given to us by two different relatives but from the same era, the 1950’s. I’m so glad I came to my senses and realized what a

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DIY Vintage Charleston Sign Tutorial

Charleston sign 1

   Please bear with me as I find my blogging groove. My original plan when I began Simplicity In The South was to have two posts a week. I have found that {for now} one a week is more manageable so that I can keep my family happy, find time to do projects/tutorials, work a full-time job, and keep my sanity at the same time. I absolutely LOVE doing this blog gig on the side

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Fall Decorating & Free Printable Banner


    I am super excited to share with you my fall display and free printable fall banner this morning! I wanted to throw in a nontraditional twist my fall decorating by adding the color turquoise. Since orange and turquoise are opposite of each other on the color wheel, they naturally go well together. Source My mom and step-dad run a glass blowing shop in historic Conway, SC. Every Christmas, I look forward to getting

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