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, […]

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 […]

Flash Back Friday | The First Post

By |June 19th, 2015|

Happy Friday friends!

So today I am taking y’all back to the very beginning. I was sitting in my pj’s on the couch after the longest Christmas day I can remember.  Up to my eyeballs in crumpled wrapping paper, dirty dishes, and new toys for the kids.

That was 6 years ago and I am still amazed and […]

Our Favorite Blog Posts Of All Time

By |June 9th, 2015|

It’s been about five years since I began our blog, and a couple thousand posts later, here we are.

We’ve had a ton of fun working on all these projects, and honestly, looking back, we were able to spend so much time as a family together.  Our kids have been toddling around us and piles of […]

Memorial Day Outdoor Fun

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer.

So what better way to ring in the summer season than with a day filled with outdoor games. Head to the beach, the lake or make your backyard your own personal vacation this Memorial day. Here are some of my outdoor favorites!

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First up… Giant Jenga.

We […]

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 […]

Ironstone Rocking Chair

By |October 20th, 2014|

I can honestly say that the last few weeks have flown.  There’s so much going on at the shop & homeschooling and we’re in the middle of soccer and there’s talk of pop-up shops, and the Chapel Market is next weekend.  Needless to say, I’ve missed blogging regularly, but occasionally, something has to go 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 […]

Playroom/Homeschool Room Sources

By |September 15th, 2014|

Happy Monday morning to you, friends!

I’ve been dealing with some internet issues this morning since 6 a.m., so I have to say, I’m less chipper than usual this fine day.  If I get this post out to you, it’ll be a good day.  A GOOD day, I tell you.

We’re back with a few sources for […]

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 […]

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 […]

$100 Beach Bathroom Reveal

By |June 4th, 2014|

Being at the beach last week was wonderful, and on top of all the beauty, we got work done, too.

I showed you the in-between bathroom the other day, and it had come a long way from this fluorescent peach wonder.  After tackling a few more budget-friendly projects last week, […]

Beach Condo: Budget-Friendly Bathroom Updates

By |June 2nd, 2014|

Good Monday morning, lovelies!

Last year, my parents bought a beach condo.  We started decorating, little by little, and on a tight budget.  I love some peach, but this bathroom was a bit much for me, and oh, that shower curtain.

I’m sorry if you have the same said […]

Simple DIY Gold Leaf Planters

By |May 30th, 2014|

I think sometimes we make crafting too complicated.

We bloggers come up with cutesy projects and your Pinterest homepage quickly clogs with everything handmade tied/ruffled and feathered under the sun.  There’s nothing wrong with cutesy inspiration just-cause-you-want-to projects, but the truth is this:

you craft in your home when […]

Remember that piece I said I’d never paint?!?

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Remember that piece I said I’d never paint??

Well, I’m considering it.  Painting the bottom, that is, leaving the top.

I guess that’s why they say “never say never.”

Especially in design, I say. 😉

Boy’s Room Reveal

By |May 14th, 2014|

I’m pretty sure I thought Matt was CRAZY when he decided to build Gray a fort bed & lay new flooring one week before Christmas.

After freaking out for a few minutes (or for several days) about the timing and the mess right before the holidays, I did decide to get out […]

Glam Decorating Inspiration & Sherwin-Williams Giveaway for You!

By |May 13th, 2014|

When the people at Sherwin-Williams asked if I wanted to work with their new palette, HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Softer Side color palette, I began racking my brain to decide which space to makeover/improve/tackle.

I’ve been at a makeover stand-still in our home for a while, because honestly, sometimes you just need […]

Julie’s Bedroom Reveal Sources

By |May 10th, 2014|

Hey friends!

We’re back home in the states and the trip couldn’t have been more amazing.  I’ll be posting the photos soon, and sharing more about the trip.  It was truly an amazing experience that I have to record here!

Thank you for your comments and tweets and questions about Julie’s […]

Painting & Room Makeovers

By |April 14th, 2014|

Last week was a blur.  We spent the seeking working on a special makeover for Julie.  It was a ton of fun, and we were so grateful to work on a space for one of our employees and best friends.

We created such a fun space for her (I think!), […]