Fall Crafts-Painted Pumpkins

By |September 6th, 2013|

Y’all know how I am about crafting.

I love the results, but I’m not so into the folding of tiny papers or the stamping of handmade linen towels…I’m so impressed with the folks that are.

There’s a whole section of my book dedicated to the semi-handmade, the quick and easy projects […]

4th of July Sale!

By |June 30th, 2013|

Happy weekend, friends!

We’re in Florida celebrating the 4th and spending time with my family.  It’s a little crowded here, but we are enjoying the time together….feeds this mama’s soul.

While we’re here, and you’re there (wherever you are!), we wanted you to know we’re thinking about you!

End Table Makeover using a Dry Wash Technique

By |June 18th, 2013|

**We sent this post out last week, but were having some issues, so let us know if you can see this post today!!*

Happy Friday, friends….I’m pumped for the weekend so we can finish up (maybe?) our guest bathroom redo.

There are so many projects I’m behind on sharing with […]

More Furniture Waxing Tips

By |June 3rd, 2013|

Happy Monday to you guys!

Matt and I spent our weekend purging the garage–and let me tell you something: it was hoarder central in there!  We barely made it out of there.

Well, a little dramatic, but it. was. bad.

Before we show you the scariness that is our garage’s […]

Vintage Market: the prep

By |May 22nd, 2013|

I’ve been so ready to share more details of our Vintage Market weekend with you!  We literally worked like dogs to get it all ready, and by Wednesday, closed the shop so we could get it all finished.

On Thursday, we had vendors begin coming in, and I finally decided it was […]

paint the town lovely

By |May 9th, 2013|

Well, I had grand dreams of writing tutorials and Troy Fest follow up posts this week…

And y’all, it just ain’t happening.

We’ve been working our fingers to the bone getting ready for our Vintage Market, and let me tell you, it’s going to be so much fun!  Some of you have hopped over to follow us […]

Greek Blue Dresser Turned Planter

By |May 3rd, 2013|

Happy Friday, friends!

I’m working on a couple of posts for the weekend (one to share more about Troy Fest last week & one for lots of details about our upcoming Vintage Market), but I couldn’t help but show you one of our latest projects at the shop….


Isn’t that just […]

Mixing Your Own Chalk Paint® Colors

By |May 1st, 2013|

Thanks so much for the sweet comments about our hutch & table redo!

We’ll cover the finish & waxing tips in another post, but I wanted to chat a little today about mixing your own colors with Chalk Paint®.  I had never really done a ton of my own color mixing until […]

Laminate Hutch & Table Redo with Chalk Paint®

By |April 29th, 2013|

Happy Monday to you guys!

We had a busy weekend at the shop with Troy Fest and I can’t wait to share some pictures for you to see our fun displays and moments from around the festival.

Until then, we wanted to share a little project that we’ve been working on […]

he built me a wall

By |April 25th, 2013|

You know how some girls like getting flowers?

I feel that way about planks.

My guy just built me a wall.

We needed a “slow down & take a look” moment when you walked in our shop doors.  Our space is so open, so this wall gives us […]

Beach House Decorating Project

By |April 22nd, 2013|

So, my mom and dad recently bought my grandparent’s beach condo in Panama City Beach, Florida.  It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a great living space, small dining room, a huge Master dressing room that we plan on converting to a kids’ bedroom, and a decent size kitchen.

The good news […]

perfectly imperfect, the shop: now OPEN

By |April 1st, 2013|

Well, you guys have been patient.

After opening our new shop in Troy, we were more than thrilled to begin working on our online store.  With almost 1,000 items now listed in addition to our Chalk Paint(R)  (which we’re still CRAZY about!!), it took quite a bit of time.

antibes green & aubusson blue davis cabinet

By |December 5th, 2012|

It’s a wonderful life.

We’re busy, and yet, I find that we are fighting for simplicity.

We are choosing to say no to some activities this year, and honestly, we’ve gotten too sick for some.  As bittersweet as it is to miss some of these things, we have had time to […]

cottage chest makeover

By |November 29th, 2012|

Well, it seems like forever since I’ve shown you a furniture makeover around these parts.  I’ve painted plenty, but rarely gotten around staging and shooting.

So I’ve decided to be a little less worried about such things, and snap a picture literally as the pieces are on their way out the door.

And […]

Cyber Week Deal #2- Workshop!

By |November 28th, 2012|

Good morning!

I didn’t forget about you yesterday, but it seems like I need more hours in the day…everyday.

We’re bringing you our 2nd deal of the week–and today we’re running a special on our Intro to Chalk Paint™ workshop this weekend, December 1 at 10 a.m.  It’s the […]

Ava’s Painted Floors

By |September 10th, 2012|

Well, way back when in the middle ages, I decided to make over Ava’s room.

This was BEFORE we took her crib down, and the plan was to transition straight into a big-girl room.

I’ve found with both kids this gets them all excited about being in their own big beds–which […]

Gilding Wax Giveaway Winners!

By |August 29th, 2012|

Hello lovely people!

I’ve been up to my eyeballs in paint and school today, but I wanted to pop in to share the winners of the fabulous Gilding Waxes!

Here are the four lucky gals:

Amanda from Metric Boulevard

Jayne from Daisy Jayne

Heather from Bluhm […]

furniture peeks & new finishes

By |August 27th, 2012|

Happy Monday, my favorite folks!

We spent the weekend in Nashville, had a great time with family & made some time to hit the flea market.  I can’t wait to show you all we came across (and bought), but in the meantime, I wanted to share a couple of behind-the-scenes moments around […]

Louis Blue + Primer Red Redo & a Giveaway Winner

By |August 16th, 2012|

Good morning, lovelies!

Gray and I are enjoying our first week of school together, and I’m excited to share more about it with you tomorrow!  We’re also gearing up for a workshop on Saturday (here, at our house), and we’re filling orders from the shop, too.  It’s been a busy few weeks, […]

Gilding Wax Giveaway!!

By |August 14th, 2012|

Back when I introduced my little Florence side table to you, I promised more details on the gilding I used…

I’ve never used much gilding, as my style leans toward farmhouse & cottage, and a little less to French.

BUT…this stuff?

It was amazing.  It took […]