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 […]

Antique Mirror

I’ve added another window frame mirror to my Etsy shop! Can you tell I also have a mild obsession with mercury glass from the photo below?? 🙂 Please follow and like us:

Old Window Frame Mirror….and Etsy Shop!

Today is my birthday! I am going to spend the day hanging out with my little man and having a quiet dinner with my husband tonight. I am also celebrating my newest creation: a vintage window frame turned mirror. I took an old window and created this by hand. It took forever, but the results […]

Holiday Decorating with Bittersweet Vine

I have a new love. I went to a farmer’s market in Mooresville, NC and discovered Oriental Bittersweet Vine. I was paying for my purchases when I saw someone carrying brilliantly colored branches of berries out. I immediately added two bunches to my purchase, but didn’t have a clue what I would do with them. […]

Painted Antique Milk Jug

On one of my “treasure hunts” to ReStore, I discovered this old milk jug. It was the color of mud and extremely dirty, but I knew with a little paint it was a great find. So I brought it home, let it soak in CitraSolv for hours to clean it, primed it, then gave 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. 🙂 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…..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 […]

Black and White Mudroom

What do you do when you have a collection of mismatched frames? You break out the paint, that’s what you do. I had this small collection of frames, some that belonged to family and some that I found at ReStore (in Mooresville.) I took out the glass and painted the backing in black paint. (I […]

Framed Feed Sack

I was searching high and low for an old feed sack. One day, when I stopped into one of my favorite thrift stores to burn a little time, I asked the owner if he had any. I expected him to say no, but he walked right over to a booth and casually pulled out an […]

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