Linen Closet Organization: small home/ BIG IDEAS

Hall linen closet organization ideas

There was a fleeting moment that I felt like straightening up our linen closet while I was taking the before pictures. It’s kind of like when you clean the house before the cleaning lady gets there. I thought, “I can’t possibly show everyone how guilty I am of closet-neglect for the past three years”. But after reading some of the sweet comments from my last hall closet organization post, I’ve realized that a lot of

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Sweet and Petite Blue & Green Master Suite {A Work In Progress}

master bedroom

I still have a few details and one BIG project in our master bedroom that I need to complete, but it is pretty close to the finish line. If I had waited until I felt like it was completely done, you’d never get to see it! Rooms in this home change faster than Katy Perry’s hair color. This is how our bedroom looked back in 2006. In 2008, I went though a I-must-paint-all-my-walls-chocolate-brown phase. This

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{Room Reveal} Our Two Youngest Boys’ Shared Bedroom

Faux aged steel industrial Ikea cabinet

      I could really kick myself for not taking pictures of our home when I first moved in here after my husband and I got married in 1999. Mr. Simplicity bought this house a month before we met on a blind date. The bedroom that I am showing you used to be Brad’s room mate’s room. It was painted dark navy and then sponge painted with gold craft paint.       It’s

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{small Home/ BIG Ideas} Turn A Bifold Door Into a French Style Door


Woo hoo! Tomorrow marks Simplicity In The South’s one month old birthday! Today, I’m bringing you part two of the Small Home/ Big Ideas Series. I’m sharing budget friendly ideas to make your small home more functional while adding character in the process. Back in the day, before Pinterest and Houzz,my main source of house-eye-candy was Decorpad. This is where I discovered that it was possible to convert bifold doors to open up like a

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Laundry Room Reveal {small Home/ BIG Ideas}

Laundry Room organization with baskets

Update: There is a mix of old and new pictures. I have a new camera now and thought y’all deserved some clearer photos. Don’t you love looking into other peoples’ homes to see how they live? Of course you do, or you wouldn’t be here. You’ll hear me say it a million times. Our house is small. We have five humans (three adult-size and two fun-size) crammed into 1644 square feet. I love our small

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Easy Planked Walls for the Office-In-A-Closet

closet office with planked walls

In my last post, I showed you the¬†reveal of my oldest son’s bedroom. Today, I’ll give you a quick tutorial on how I put up the planked wall treatment. To give you a better idea of how the planked walls look in person, here are some clearer pictures from the post on how I organized his office-closet.     I had originally planned on using pallets after finding the pallet wall treatment that East Coast

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Vintage Industrial Teen Boy’s Bedroom and Closet/Office Reveal


Our teenage son, Taylor, will be back home from my parents’ tomorrow and I can’t wait to see him! He starts his senior year of high school in four days…hard to fathom for me. In my last post, I showed you the mood board and inspiration links for his bedroom. After few minor road blocks along the way, I’m ready for the reveal. ¬† Taylor’s room is only 10×10. It also has to serve as

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Adding a vintage-industrial style to our teenage son’s bedroom


In less than a year from now, our teenage son, Taylor, will be leaving for college. I can still remember his first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday. It was not pretty, trust me. I’m predicting that the tears will be rolling just as badly a year from now as they did back then.Taylor has been spending some of his summer vacation working with my parents so he can save some money. Since he’s

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