Southern Simplicity, LLC

Painting, Refurbishing, and Enjoying Life



I am so excited you are here! This website is designed to create a community resource for all things related to painting, refurbishing, and just find joy in the calm, crafty Southern lifestyle.

My name is Janet and I am a certified consultant for both Dixie Belle Paint Company and Amy Howard at Home. I started Southern Simplicity in 2019 as a way to share my passion and knowledge for paints, antiques, and furniture restoration with the world.



I chose to be a consultant for both Amy Howard at Home and Dixie Belle Paint Company because these are the products I use daily in my business and love. Dixie Belle is at a lower price point and is a heavily-pigmented paint providing great coverage for any home DIY. 

With Amy Howard at Home, you can advance your craft or add special finishes and embellishments. 

I am an affiliated partner with Amy Howard at Home. By using my affiliate link when you shop her site, you are in turn supporting my business at no additional cost to you.  You can shop with my link by clicking the box below. 

— Dixie Belle Paint Company

Dixie Belle paints and accessories are sold directly in my shop. All paints are shipped fresh from the manufacturer, ensuring you have the best quality product.  



As a certified consultant, I am able to sell both paint lines but more importantly, I am able to take classes and pass on my knowledge of how the paints react to different materials, brushes, and techniques to help you in your project. Painting and restoration is a great hobby, but I recognize it can be intimidating when you are getting started. I hope by sharing my knowledge and passion, you will be confident to start your next project. 

Connect with me on Facebook where I post several videos each month. 


GO Local

While I work with clients all over the United States, I am blessed to call North Carolina home, and I have a showroom with all my recent work in Kannapolis, NC (right outside of Charlotte). If you are in the area, just let me know and I would be happy to show you around or you can simply visit the showroom.

I also offer in-person classes, group workshops, and custom refurbishing.


Get Inspired

View recent projects that I completed in the Gallery. 

See before-and-afters, learn what products I used, and get inspired for your next project! 



I would love to hear from you and assist in creating your next masterpiece!  

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