Swimming at Sunset & Freshly Painted Walls

By |July 1st, 2013|

The last few days are a blur, really.

Isn’t it funny how that happens?

You plan and hope and wait for a few days to remain still, and really, they bend and blur together like all the others.

So is life, and while it’s passing much faster than […]

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 […]

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 […]

our first workshop & the mission statement

By |August 2nd, 2012|

Well, it seems cramming for our workshop worked out just fine.

 At 9:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, the first guest arrived, and I answered the door with egg mcmuffin in hand.

Since we had 14 ladies coming for this workshop, we decided to host it in our home to […]

a telephone table & a writing room sneak peek

By |July 13th, 2012|

You know how you just have those weeks?  Those months?

You’re just plugging along, and wham!  It’s time for surgery.  Wham! Time to make the hour trek back to the ER 5 days after surgery.  Oh, you thought you’d be better by now?  Well, sorry, but we (the sickies) don’t work for […]

i love duck egg

By |June 15th, 2012|

The color, that is.

It’s time for another furniture redo…the rockstar buffet sold pretty quickly at Troy Antiques, and so did some other large pieces, so it was time to go shopping!

When I stumbled on to this piece in Dothan (Alabama) at Old South Antiques, I knew I […]

trend alert: Two-toned pieces

By |May 21st, 2012|

My guy and I are off for a couple of weeks to hang together & soak up lots of sun and inspiration.  I’ll pop in from time to time, and I also have some wonderful friends/contributors filling in for me to bring you guys some decor eye candy.  Enjoy & can’t wait to catch up […]

how to paint furniture

By |March 28th, 2012|

When I announced I was writing an ebook, one thing was clear to me–people needed one resource they could digitally pull off the shelf to get great inspiration & how to’s on painting furniture.

A few months later, all of our hard work was paying off (I’m also referencing my […]

a french chair makeover

By |March 27th, 2012|

Since I’ve been taking a few pieces back to my window space at Troy Antiques, I’ve been on the hunt.

You know what I mean.  Like…everywhere I go there seems to be something screaming, “paint me! paint me!!”

Like this beauty, of course.  Every time I see one of […]

diy abstract wall art

By |March 19th, 2012|

You guys were so kind when I posted about our living room and how my style has evolved over the last several years.

Since we painted the walls white, I’ve been keeping my eye out for small pops of color to infuse into the space.

After reading […]

how to wax furniture, part 2

By |March 16th, 2012|

Oh, it’s Friday, peeps!!!  I’ve had a fun-filled week of painting pieces & getting my Spring craft on.  I had to take advantage of all that painting & pop in for a quick tutorial.

Most of the questions I receive in my inbox are related to painting & sealing furniture.  Since the chalk paint craze began, […]

herringbone hutch transformation | meet Anne marie from Twice Lovely

By |March 3rd, 2012|

If you’re a furniture painting gal (or guy) like me, then you’ve probably met Anne Marie of Twice Lovely.  She’s incredibly talented & refreshingly creative with her work.  So many of her pieces are completely unique, one of a kind pieces of art.  LOVE that about her.

I’m so excited to welcome her as a contributor […]

chip it by sherwin williams & a giveaway winner

By |February 4th, 2012|

You know my everlasting addiction to paint, right?

When I found the new Chip It tool by Sherwin Williams, I could hardly wait to show it to you!

It’s a Pinterest based idea of sorts–you add a Chip It! button to your bookmarks, and BAM.

Chip any photo you come across in […]

My Colortopia by Glidden

By |January 13th, 2012|

You guys know how I feel about paint.

I feel like I’ve chosen a hundred paint colors in the last 2 years and sometimes it’s easy.  Sometimes it’s not so easy.

That’s where these guys are coming in.  I’m sure you’ve run across MyColortopia by now, but if you haven’t, you must head over there to check […]

captain’s uniform inspired chest of drawers

By |December 13th, 2011|

You thought you’d heard everything.

Captain’s uniform inspired?

Yep.

And yes, a glass of eggnog helps you paint better.

Unspiked, of course.

Knobs by Vintage Skye

A clean mix of Napoleanic Blue & Paris Grey Chalk Paint button this guy up perfectly for Grayson’s room.

Doesn’t it […]

the vintage military desk- before & after

By |November 21st, 2011|

When I found this vintage military desk, I was so excited about it…I knew it would be awesome.

I didn’t know I would fully embrace the old worn patina, but I loved it so much I just couldn’t totally cover it with paint.

I kept […]

going gray

By |November 9th, 2011|

Hey there, you insanely awesome and talented people!

Don’t forget to keep entering the WUSLU Giveaway this week!!  Giveaway closes Thursday at Midnight.

If you follow me on Facebook & Twitter, you know I’m still kinda puny, and should be trying to clean our sickly home or wash mountains of laundry.

Winners & The Painted furniture co.– kara’s dresser

By |October 30th, 2011|

First things first, I’m excited to announce our Simple Starfish Giveaway winners: Jessica from Nuchey’s Mommy & Shandra from the Family That Plays Together!  Congrats, ladies!!!  Christine will be in touch with you soon to deliver your gift certificates!  And for you guys, Christine is offering FREE SHIPPING today and tomorrow!  Just use code perfectlyimperfect at checkout. […]

our paint colors

By |October 27th, 2011|

I’ll start by saying that thank you will not come close to doing justice what I felt yesterday by your warm, uplifting, and cheerful comments.  I was blown away by your support and encouragement–thank you, friends, for being mine…and for letting me be yours!

Whenever we’ve gotten our room redo on, the […]

A chalk painted chest & all things furniture link up #14!

By |October 21st, 2011|

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you a good furniture makeover.  We’ve been busy traveling, building tables (you’ll get to hear from Matt on Monday!), and purging this house.

It’s out of control.

I’m hoping to have us back to “normal” this weekend, and the project floodgates will open!  I […]