Opal’s Table: Restaurant Design Before & After

By |May 2nd, 2017|

One of the things I’ve loved most about collaborating with the folks in Opelika has been hospitality design.  Ashely, who’s become a great friend to me, is someone I could work with all day long.  She’s smart, motivated, self sufficient, and she’s got a great eye for commercial design.  I mean…wait til you see the […]

Graphite Console Table Makeover

By |March 20th, 2017|

We’ve been working on moving me (and Ashely) into the new studio space the last couple weeks.  We’ve had to do this in between other projects, so it’s slowly coming together.  AKA we just got a trash can in there a couple days ago.  Ahem.

So while actually decorating the space has been put on the […]

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 […]

Photo Shoots & Sneak Peeks

By |August 19th, 2016|

Y’all.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salt Wash

By |February 10th, 2016|

Speaking of paint inspired, we found a new product we’re thrilled about…

If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Periscope, you’ve seen us talking about Salt Wash.  It’s a powder additive that can be mixed with any paint to create a textured and layered finish.

I love this look from their website…

I also fell in love […]

Tinted Wax Tutorial

By |September 17th, 2015|

Hey there, folks!

For those of you who don’t know, here’s a little bit of background for you.  So I started my business back in 2009 with babies on my hip (literally), and began custom painting furniture here in Troy, Alabama.  You can see my very first video tutorial I did for the blog here.

Good Lord […]

Planning a Creative Retreat

By |July 23rd, 2015|

Well we are back from our Creative Retreat. This one was a little different than the last.

Last year’s Creative Retreat, we spent a ton of time on customer quality service and infusing magic into our business, and lots of energy defining our styles individually and as a brand.  And of course we had lots of […]

Life’s A Beach

By |July 7th, 2015|

Yep, you guessed it… I’m back to redecorating the beach condo.

When my parents bought my grandparents condo a couple of years ago we knew the space had potential but we would have to do a lot of updates to make the space more cozy for our family.

 

Our first project was the kids room.

The after is […]

Shop Talk | PI Re-Invented

By |May 27th, 2015|

Can you guys believe that May is almost over… yea me either. I guess its true what they say.

When you get older time just seems to pass by quicker than it did when I was younger.

I remember middle school thinking summer would never arrive..

Now I feel like I can barely get over my birthday before […]

Memorial Day Paint Sale & Furniture Makeovers Gallery

By |May 24th, 2015|

Hey friends.

Hope you’re having a lovely Memorial Day weekend…

Just a quick note for our paint customers…we’re running a special Create your Own Kit sale this weekend!  When you spend $90 in Chalk Paint from our shop, you can get 10% your total order.

Be sure to use the code MEMORIAL10 at checkout to redeem your discount. […]

Mint Green Cabinet & Southern Hooker

By |October 22nd, 2014|

We keep painting and packing, painting and packing.  We’re almost there.  Then it’ll be time to load up the truck.

#helpthisoldladyback

I know I’m the worst with the before pictures this week, but I can’t remember where in the world they all wound up.  Just imagine this piece old and gross and covered in what appeared to […]

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover

By |October 9th, 2014|

We have been painting quite a bit getting ready for Chapel Market in a few weeks, and while some of the makeovers go with our “theme” this year, some have been just for fun.

Enter our sad little chair–it had been sitting in the back for at least a year, untouched and dirty.  It was time […]

Pool House Makeover

By |August 5th, 2014|

Today is filled with organizing and preparing the playroom for school.  I’ll be filing and sorting and tossing old worksheets and getting puzzle pieces reunited. It’ll be the best and worst kind of day.  Worst in that I’m sure I’ll step on a million lego pieces and become overwhelmed at approximately 10 a.m. before getting […]

Grateful

By |July 14th, 2014|

Well, this weekend was incredible.

The book launch party was SO much fun, and such a success in my mind.  It was so very special to meet some of you, to hang with our local customers and to enjoy some celebratory time with friends and family at the end of the evening.

The music and food were […]

TV Cabinet Makeover | How to Use Dark Wax

By |July 4th, 2014|

Happy 4th of July!  I’m going to be taking off the rest of the weekend to enjoy time with the family here at the beach, and I hope you and yours have an amazing weekend.  A quick furniture before & after for you today…

While I don’t paint as much furniture as I used to, I […]

Dry Brushing Video Tutorial

By |June 21st, 2014|

Hello there, friends!

I’ve decided that it’s time to bring back some posts from way back when…those buried in the archives of this 4 year old blog.  I’ll occasionally post an old tutorial on Saturday’s instead of a Worthy Reading links.  This one comes from a painted french chair using a dry brush technique.

Here’s one of my […]

New Paint Displays & Custom Colors

By |June 16th, 2014|

As I edited pictures of the shop I took last week, I realized I never posted the ones I took about a month ago.

This blackberry paper by Cake papers is gorgeous…and p.s. a reader used it for wallpapering a bathroom when they heard me mention on Instagram that I […]