Antique Desk Chair, Vintage Camp Stool, & Other Stuff

By |October 26th, 2015|

One of my favorite parts of prepping for the Market on Chapel Hill is designing and working on the pieces we find scouring flea markets & antique malls.  I’d been keeping my eye out for an old desk chair, and the girls found one nearby.

I honestly love these chairs in their original state, but this […]

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 […]

French Chair Makeover in MMS Milk Paint

By |June 4th, 2015|

I’ve not had as much time for painting as I’d like lately, getting Factory South open and shooting our pilot, but as we geared up for Troy Fest this year, I had a little time to get creative.

Not much better than a quick transformation with a little paint.

We found this french chair on one of […]

Boxwood Planter & Cotton Stems

By |November 4th, 2014|

Hey, friends!

I’m still weeding through Chapel Market photos to show you of our booth while we’ve been shooting this last week.  I’ll share those with you soon, but we painted so many random pieces that I haven’t even shown you yet.

Last year our bestseller was our preserved cotton stems…by far.  So this year, we took […]

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 […]

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 […]

My #1 Tip for Mixing Milk Paint

By |March 3rd, 2014|

I have learned to love milk paint.

I have to admit that though my sweet friend, Marian, was coming out with her own line of milk paint  over a year ago, and I was excited for her and to try it, milk paint was not my favorite medium to work with.  I […]

Living Room Updates

By |February 24th, 2014|

If you are new to our blog, you may not have seen the Red Sea that enveloped our living room in the year 2003…

I want to say again there’s nothing wrong with red or brown, but even if I’d wanted to do red and brown, maybe I should have […]

MMS Milk Paint Contest Winner

By |November 27th, 2013|

Well, friends, thank you for your patience.

As of yesterday, I completed my manuscript.

I can’t even describe how I feel today.  Hopefully my “regular normal” will resume soon, and the posting schedule around here, too!

Without further adieu, the winner of the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint […]

MMS Milk Paint Contest Top 20-Time for Your Votes!

By |November 19th, 2013|

Well, the voting/blogging stars have been aligned against me this week.  Sorry about the delay in our MMS Milk Paint Contest Top 20–we kept having issues with the voting service we are using and again yesterday when I tried to post.  Thank you for your patience on this…we’ve decided to go old fashioned […]

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Contest- Link Party!

By |November 1st, 2013|

Hello there!

I’m so excited to host this link party today!

This party is a chance for you to show off what you’ve been working on…with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint!

It’s become a favorite of mine, and I’ve been using it like crazy lately.

To enter the party, […]

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Contest Coming Soon!

By |October 22nd, 2013|

No less than forty photos have been edited for the Chapel Market post, but I had to pop in today to tell you about something first…

I have been raving about my new love for milk paint lately.  I just can’t help it…I feel like I’ve found a groove and I can’t […]

Milk Paint Dresser Makeover

By |October 9th, 2013|

I have a new love.

It’s not chocolate, and it’s not shoes, and it’s not even throw pillows.

It’s Milk Paint.  Marian’s Milk Paint, to be exact.

I always liked milk paint, but I had not used it enough to really love it.  I wanted to carry her paint, because […]

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!

MMS Milk Paint | Lucketts Green Chest

By |January 28th, 2013|

Happy Monday to you guys.

We are all resting and trying to recover from last week’s apocalypse flu, and thank the Lord for Tamiflu, I’m feeling better.  A HUGE thanks to my sweet mom and dad (and Lance and Sara), who had all just barely recovered from their own sicknesses, for sweeping […]

Milk Paint Armoire

By |July 6th, 2012|

We have a treat for you today on the blog–Alison of the Modern Cottage Company (and one of PI’s contributing writers) is here to share a gorgeous makeover with you today!  Take it away, Alison…
Part of the fun of being a furniture painter is trying different paints. All of the girls in my shop were […]