The Southern Nest Blog

Shabby Corbel Shelves

I have been hunting for old corbels for a long time….and I finally found them! I scored a pair of black and gold corbel sconces at a thrift shop….but with the black and gold, they were UGLY. As if they were not ugly enough, this little tassel was dangling from it. Oh my gosh. It […]

A Distressed Cottage Dresser

I had this “hand-me-down” tall dresser sitting in my office. It was begging for a coat of paint and new hardware. It was the perfect opportunity for me to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the new color Pure White. I painted the dresser and drawers and then sanded it to distress it. I […]

Chippy White Farmhouse Chair

I found this old farmhouse chair at a local ReStore. Doesn’t it remind you of “the-chair-in-the-principal’s-office” from elementary school? Not that I know much about being in the principal’s office. šŸ™‚ I just loved the legs and knew with a little paint and distressing it would be perfect. I sanded and primed the chair before […]

Sweet Little Table-Big Storage

I have a very sweet, small piece of furniture from when I was growing up. Honestly, I’m not sure even what to call it…’s a narrow table/chest with tons of drawers. I decided it was the perfect size for my guest bathroom, which was screaming for some storage. However, it needed some updating to be […]

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

When we built our first home, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted the kitchen to look like. I wanted white cabinets, black granite counter tops, and espresso colored wooden floors. Unfortunately, the white painted cabinets offered by our builder were much more than we had planned to spend. So we decided to paint them ourselves. […]

Our Kitchen Table

For years, I have dreamed of finding a very old wooden kitchen table and refinishing it. Having refinished several pieces of furniture, I felt ready to tackle a kitchen table. I found this pedestal clawfoot table from the 1800s at a thrift store in North Wilkesboro. From the 1800s! Instantly, I began to picture a […]

A Painted Chandelier

When I found out Briggs was a boy, I knew I had to have a blue chandelier in his nursery. That’s how I had always envisioned it. I looked online, but like it so often happens, I had an exact picture of what I wanted in my mind and could not find it anywhere. So […]

Tiffany Blue

Is there anything more uplifting than Tiffany Blue? My stomach always flips when I see that little box (hint, hint honey.) šŸ™‚ Which is exactly why I had to put it in my entry way. What better way is there to greet all those that enter my home? So, off to ReStore I went, hunting […]

Dining Room Sideboard

I wanted to find the perfect sideboard for my dining room. I took measuring tape into the room and measured out my “perfect” piece of furniture. Several days later, I found a dresser/sideboard (look at all the drawers!) in ReStore with the EXACT measurements I had created! It had to be mine. All it took […]

Dressing up a Dresser

Another project! I needed a piece of furniture for my living room. One to hold the plethora of toys that my little boy plays with downstairs. I had this old dresser (I remembered to take the picture after I had already removed the FLASHY gold harware.) I added a coat of Annie Sloan’s chalk paint […]

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