I’m Back With a Final Home Tour and Exciting News!

Simplicity in the South home tour exterior

Hello again! Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’m finally back…ready for a new start and so excited to share some new projects with you. But first, let me catch up.

I put my old house on the market and it was under contract within a week. I didn’t expect it to sell that quickly considering the market but I have a feeling it was meant to be for the new buyer. The old house, which I will affectionately call The (Outdated) Wood Rancher, was perfect for my growing family but now it’s time for me to restart my new life in my new home. 

The Wood Rancher was a 1600 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1985. First and foremost, it needed updating and character. Then, every square foot needed to be organized to work for a family of five. I’ll keep the words to a minimum and let you enjoy the pictures. So without further ado, here’s the final home tour of the home my boys and I left behind. 

Living room open to kitchen

Click here to see how the living room was opened up to the kitchen

Kitchen table painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence Blue

Here’s the kitchen that I never got around to showing you. Before we put it on the market, I added beadboard wallpaper and moulding to the soffits. 

kitchen with beadboard soffits

white kitchen with beadboard soffits


Click here read the details about the laundry room

family room window seat

And come to think about it, I never had the chance to blog about the family room with all the gorgeous windows. 

family room 2

family room 3

board and batten hallway with gallery shelves

Click here to see the board and batten hallway project

Ideas for an organized linen closet- Simplicity In The South

Click here to see how I organized the linen closet

Craft supply organization for a small closet

Click here for all the details on the craft closet

vintage inspired red and turquoise bathroom

Bathroom shelf with crackle paint effect

wainscoting detail

Click here for the bathroom reveal

boys bedroom

Organized-office-in-a-closet-by-Simplicity-In-The-South. (1)

This was one of my favorite projects, my oldest son’s office in a closet



To see the shared boy’s bedroom reveal, click here

Master bedroom

master bedroom dresser

Click here to see the master bedroom reveal

small master bathroom


I hope you enjoyed the tour of the old house. I’m so excited to show you what I planned for the new one! Say hello to house #2…the 100 year old Craftsman. I couldn’t have imagined I would’ve gotten as far as I have already. This house allows me to expand my love of design and DIY. With new projects completed and more underway, you will be hearing back from me really soon!!!

100 year old craftsman

Tricia signature


Enter your email address in the box to subscribe:
Or pick your favorite way to follow!
Pinterest, Facebook, RSS, Bloglovin', Google +, Instagram, Hometalk

You may also like these related posts:


  1. Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG says:

    Great tour I’m new here, what a lovely home! Can’t wait to follow along with the new house

  2. I was hoping you weren’t gone forever! I see ideas here that I would love to incorporate in my kitchen remodel. My one day remodel. The bead board wallpaper???

  3. Tricia that’s so exciting! Hate I didn’t stick around the upstate to come help along in your projects! I love your design techniques and would love to be able to mimic your DIY capabilities. I can’t wait to see what you do to the new home. And congratulations! {insert happy face}

    FYI: I was the NNP student on nights with Ginger! Love following you here and on Pinterest!

  4. Would you come remodel my house for me? LOL! Love your design! So beautiful, open, and fresh! Keep up to good work, because you are so inspiring to the rest of us!

  5. Yea!! I am SO glad you are back! I’ve checked your blog numerous times over the last couple years and was thrilled to see a new post! For our family Christmas drawing last year I made your Restorarion Hardware knockoff coffee table and it was a huge hit! Looking forward to your inspiring posts 🙂

  6. Hey, Tricia! So glad you’re back! Can’t wait to see what you’re doing with your new home! Hope you and the boys are doing well!

  7. So glad you are blogging again! Look forward to seeing the new house!

  8. Hi from Melbourne! Congrats on your new home – can’t wait to see all your new lovely projects 🙂

  9. Divorce is so tough Tricia! I know, I have been through it. So glad that you are doing better now though and back to blogging. Can’t wait to see your new home!

  10. Love it!!

  11. And my long wait is over, I love your new house! Did you design the entire house yourself?


  1. […] tub in the upstairs bathroom sealed the deal. The two larger bedrooms are for Parker and Mason. In the last house, they shared a bedroom, so they were pretty excited to have their own space. Parker, the […]

Speak Your Mind