DIY Curb Appeal


Curb appeal is just as important as decorating the inside of your home. It's what people see when they first drive up. We wanted a warm and cozy, "come on in" front porch.  So we did a little refacing on the front of our house….. So "come on in" and I'll show you what we did!


chalk painted cabinets

Chalk painted cabinets, really?? Does it work?? Well after much debate and research (that is consulting Pinterest-the only true DIY how to website) I decided to go for it! Why not, right? I have painted everything I can possibly think of with chalk paint even fabric, so why not my kitchen cabinets. The results are …… 




Hi Everyone! I'm finally sitting down to the computer after a long hiatus from writing. I started this blog   three years ago because I like to write, take photos, decorate and offer encouragement. So out of my heart I started Antebellum 1862. The last ten months have been filled with grief and sadness. I'm still trying to put my broken heart back together, but in doing so, writing again brings healing. Our family lost both of my parents in 2015. The dates will be forever etched in my mind, March 28 and October 7th. These sudden and traumatic events caused us to lean on God more than ever and each other. My sister and I have had to take the reigns in caring for my special needs brother and closing the home estate of 53 years. It's been very trying at times. But today's blog is not to be a "debbie downer" but  to offer some sunshine!


Keep the SON shining

Hey my southern ladies, oh how I have missed you!  It's been over six months since my last post. I have to be honest and say that 2015 has been one year I can't wait to close out. From losing a dear friend at a very young age, then the sudden death of my mother and then six months later the death of my daddy, this year has really been about loss. I am still working through the grief but felt led to write to you again. Maybe my walk through this journey will help someone else out there that is experiencing loss as well. So, come along with me and let's take a walk and talk a little. I promise it won't be all sad. I need to focus on some happy and you make me happy. Over the next several posts I will share some of my experience, funny stories and of course my passion-decorating tips!