Saturday, May 8, 2010

Meet Rhoda!!

One of the greatest gifts of blogging is getting to know other bloggers. Forging these friendships has been a great fun and all the while I am learning! Learning about new items and trends, DIY projects, and blogging tips. I was lucky to recently meet Rhoda.
Rhoda writes the wonderful blog Southern Hospitality. She is a Design Consultant from Birmingham, AL who spends her time helping clients create a beautiful home with a lot of creativity and not a lot of money. Lets have a look at some of her popular posts:
One of my favorite projects is Rhoda's creative use of beadboard wallpaper. This special wallpaper is thick and a bit spongy. Once applied and painted, it wonderfully mimics wood beadboard. Rhoda takes all the guess work out of DIY projects. She guides you step by step to transform the cabinet above from this...
To this!!!
And, here is a larger picture of her finished kitchen. Rhoda gently teaches you with helpful tips, pointers and ideas - all with her southern belle charm that even gives the most wary northerner confidence!
She also posts links at the end of her DIY projects of readers who have sent her THEIR successes! Above is a photo from a reader, who after Rhoda's step by step beadboard tutorial, created this wonderful beadboard wainscoting in their master bedroom.
Another exciting project that caught my eye was Rhoda's stair transformation. She went from this...
To this!! What an incredible result!! Of course it looks expensive, but Rhoda finds ways to make these incredible renovations happen on a shoestring budget.
Need some extra architectural interest? Rhoda shows you how to add picture frame moulding to the dining room. Reading post after post I was learning so much and getting inspired!!
Painting furniture black also caught my eye as I have been contemplating painting some of Scandinavian pine pieces black. No need to search for a How To, just click on my friend, Rhoda's simple directions and I have confidence to take on the project.

Of course I could go on and on, but head over to Southern Hospitality and see for yourself. And while you are there tell Rhoda that Gina sent you!!
(all photos Southern Hospitality)

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