Julie’s Bedroom Reveal

By |May 6th, 2014|

Hey party people!

I have a teeeny bit of internet here in South Africa, so I couldn’t wait to share with you Julie’s room reveal!  You guys know Julie.  She’s works with us and is one of our best friends…it was SO fun to put together a space that reflected her sparkling […]

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 […]

Lisa’s Office Redo (Before & After)

By |February 18th, 2014|

I know y’all love a good before and after, and this is a fun one.  I had a blast helping my best friend, Lisa, put together two spaces last week.  Like I mentioned when I shared her school room, I love that these spaces are perfect examples of how to start moving in […]

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 […]

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 […]

coastal bedroom desk & writing space

By |July 16th, 2013|

Working on our bedroom at the beach has been so much fun for me~

probably because we have put off switching things around in our bedroom at home.  I’m living vicariously through myself.


To the right of the bed, there’s a desk that is original to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Handbuilt Home by Ana White & a Project

By |August 30th, 2012|

I’m so excited to share something with you…actually, I’ve been dying to share this for months!

A while back, we got a pretty exciting email.

We love Ana White, and her easy-to-follow free furniture plans on her fabulous blog.  When she asked if we would be willing to contribute a project […]

Fun Furniture Trends

By |August 22nd, 2012|

In preparation for workshops & the possibility of opening a new studio, we’ve been painting fools around here.  I’ve shown you a couple of makeovers, but have GOT to make myself shoot the others for you!

In the meantime, I wanted to share some furniture trends that are making my heart go […]

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, […]

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 […]