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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Parsons West Collection & A Giveaway

By |July 28th, 2015|

****This Giveaway is now closed.****

One of the most rewarding parts of blogging is meeting new people.  People who do the same things you do.  Love the same things you love.  Work the same way you work.

Marian, a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed, and I were fast friends after meeting, and we’ve since discovered that we’re basically the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Favorite White Paint Colors

By |July 24th, 2014|

 

One of the questions I’m asked most is about my favorite white paint colors.  I’m working on updating the FAQ’s section of the blog but I thought this one needed answering in a new post.

When we changed our entire home from dark to light, I scoured loads of white paint choices…in any brand.  I’ve used […]

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 […]

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. 😉

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!), […]

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 […]

Trunk Side Table Makeover

By |February 19th, 2014|

Morning, lovely people.

I canceled my dentist appointment…again.  I know, random.  But, I may need to know there are other “cancelers” out there like me.  Woke up with a crazy headache and I couldn’t imagine them digging around in my head for an hour and a half.  So, with an hour to go, I canceled.  Super […]

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 […]