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Giverny is Here!!

By |September 1st, 2016|

Well you can get your own can of Giverny now, folks!  I’m telling you, next to French Linen, this will be my new favorite.  We begin planning our Market on Chapel Hill space today, and I have a feeling this color and French Enamel will be heavy hitters.

In case you missed my first makeover with […]

Small Farm Table Makeover | Chalk Paint White Wax Tutorial

By |August 23rd, 2016|

Well, I’ve officially gotten back in the proverbial groove of painting.  The store was open last week, as we were still putting the finishing touches on the space.  I’ll share some before and after pics with you soon, but I wanted to show you one of the projects I worked on…

You’ll have to mind our […]

Fully Engaged | A Note from Julia

By |August 22nd, 2016|

Well you’ve met Julia a couple of times now, and I have to say…she’s fit right in at PI seamlessly.  She’s keeping me organized, getting all my dates in Google Calendar (I’m so bad at this) and starting to take care of my expense reports and quick books (VERY bad at this).  She’s up for […]

Photo Shoots & Sneak Peeks

By |August 19th, 2016|


I know you do it too.

I just put some decisions off and off and off.  And when I bite the proverbial bullet, I wonder why it took me so long.  Working in the more studio-like store this week has been incredible.  Really.

I’ll show you how we’ve rearranged the space after some final pieces come together, […]

Painting & Painting. And More Painting.

By |August 16th, 2016|

My mercy we have been painting.

I’m pretty sure two separate days this week, at approximately 6 p.m., Julia has looked at me like a very tired puppy…not saying a word, but completely glazed over and exhausted.  She’s the best, by the way.  Each time we’ve hit that point, we’ve stopped and had a glass of […]

New Shop Plans

By |August 12th, 2016|

A lot of you guys have been around since the beginning.  Since I started the blog in 2009, and then opened the store in 2012…

The shop changed and changed, and our space was mostly packed until the last few months.  Having the store was always part of the plan for PI, but I knew eventually […]

Keep Moving/Haven Conference

By |August 9th, 2016|

I spent last weekend in Atlanta surrounded by good friends, a little wine, and a whole lot of inspiration.  Honestly.  It’s not just one of those cheesy things people say.  Or maybe it is.  But for me, last weekend, it was true.

I was in town for Haven Conference, and my friend and I…you probably know […]

Southern Living Inspired Home: Dining Room & Guest Room

By |August 1st, 2016|

It has been a whirlwind of a few weeks for me.  I’ve gone to market for the online store, and we hosted an incredible event at The Southerly last week.  We’re also in high gear preparing for Haven at the end of the week.

I’ll share more details on these trips soon, but in the meantime […]

Southern Living Inspired Home: Study & Master Suite

By |July 8th, 2016|

If you saw my previous post, you know I got to tour The Southern Living Inspired Home in Hampstead in Montgomery, Alabama.

The study & master suite are up today…

How about that bathroom?  Those tiles….that shower.

Let me know if you have any questions about the products or vendors and I’ll see what I can find out […]

Southern Living Inspired Home: Living, Kitchen & Laundry

By |July 5th, 2016|

Recently, I got the opportunity to tour Alabama’s first Southern Living Inspired Home.  I grew up with Southern Living magazines spread on our coffee table and in my mom’s kitchen.  Still to this day, I make Southern Living’s homemade shortcakes with fresh strawberries and cream (about once a year because I get lazy).

But Lord they’re […]

4th of July Shoot

By |June 30th, 2016|

A few weeks ago when I was shooting like mad at The Southerly, we threw together a last minute look to feature a more simple gathering at the space.

We just stumbled upon doing a patriotic theme, and it all started with that vintage table linen.

After we scrounged around their storage, we wound up pulling together […]

Simple Centerpiece

By |June 27th, 2016|

This last couple weeks for me has been filled with loads of planning and scheming and some goal setting (sounds so cliche but what else do you call it?).  This year has brought a ton of change for me, and I’m trying to go slow for the first time in my life.  And yet, not […]

The Southerly Warehouse

By |June 21st, 2016|

I mentioned to you I was working with Marsh Collective in Opelika, and I’ve been wanting to share more of their event space with you.  The Southerly Warehouse is located in the historic district downtown, and was renovated to house events of all kinds…birthday parties, weddings, sorority formals…you name it.

I’m working on marketing and branding […]

The Grape Chandelier

By |June 9th, 2016|

We’ve not really updated much at the beach condo the last two summer seasons.

We tackled the biggest of the projects like our bedrooms, getting paint colors changed, and we updated mine/my brother’s/Sara’s bathroom.

Things were pretty dated here, and darrrrkkk….

But so many pieces were updated with a coat of paint (like my lovely desk chair here), […]

Oak Side Table Makeover with Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |June 6th, 2016|

As promised, I painted something for you guys.  I loved Annie’s green piece we featured last week, but I wanted to try the new waxes out for myself so I could give you a few tips and my own thoughts.

This little side table was the perfect test subject.  While this look is not my usual […]

Shooting the Summer Collection

By |June 3rd, 2016|

It’s been a productive (and exhausting) week in the store.  We’ve been getting in new product, painting furniture and new sample boards for our new tinted waxes, and I started shooting the Summer Collection. I’m a little late this time, but I usually don’t let my disorganization get in my way if I decide to […]

Shop Talk- Meet Julia

By |June 2nd, 2016|

Well, we’ve come full circle at PI.  Kaitlyn & Julie moved on this year to other careers..and there for a while, it was just Adam and I at the store.  We missed the girls, but we were making it work.  Sort of.

And out of nowhere, along came Julia.  I met with her, and hired her […]

New Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |May 31st, 2016|

Well, it’s here.

shop Black Chalk Paint Wax

Annie Sloan came out with some new tinted waxes, which I love.  I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the black wax, and I’ve only played with some samples, but this piece…

Makes me feel like I can dig it.  It looks great over the brighter colors in […]

The Southerly & Photo Shoots

By |May 25th, 2016|

I recently began working with some pretty incredible folks in Opelika, where Factory South is located.  You know how you just meet some people, and you know they’re just going to be a part of your life?  That’s how it was when I met John and Ashley Marsh.  We worked with them for the opening […]

Shop Newness

By |May 19th, 2016|

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the newness in the shop.  It’s still one of my favorite things when a couple of boxes come in.  I’m looking forward to bringing our new lines home to photograph them and give you some fun decorating ideas.  Or, they can be mediocre ideas and you […]