workshop prep & gratitude

By |July 27th, 2012|

I want to thank you all for your kind words, comments, emails, and messages regarding my grandmother.  She was a special and gentle lady–and she will be missed greatly.  Your support and prayers mean the world to our family.

Now that things are settling somewhat, it’s time for me to cram prepare for my workshop this […]

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 […]

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 […]

coastal furniture & dining room inspiration | east coast creative

By |July 2nd, 2012|

Good Monday morning, guys and gals!

I’m SO excited about today’s post, probably because I am so happy to have met these two cutie-pies…

They’re the gals behind East Coast Creative (formerly Real Housewives of Bucks County), and they could not be any cuter.  We were on the Nate […]

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 […]

setting up shop (& giveaway winners)

By |June 12th, 2012|

I’ve been a little MIA lately.

I know.  I’ve missed writing to y’all like crazy.


First, it was the trip.  I sooo needed a break, and LOVED the time with my man.

We’ve been anxiously preparing for other things since we got back home, too.  For one, I’m helping speak at two sessions for Haven.  More […]

jenn’s bedroom & a desk makeover

By |June 4th, 2012|

Good Monday morning, friends!

Before our trip, we worked on a few projects here and there.  I popped in to my cousin Jennifer’s house the week before we left to work on a quick desk redo with her.

I couldn’t help but show you her gorgeous guest room while […]

primitive corner cabinet- a quick spruce-up

By |May 7th, 2012|

Hello, lovely folks!

Congrats to our giveaway winner, Kim (#320), who said…

My newest accent color!! Love these!!! Thanks so much for the fun chance to win! 

Email me, Kim, at to claim your prize!

I actually struck the perfect balance between productivity & laziness over the weekend, and […]

big announcement: Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT™, & other troyfest pics

By |May 4th, 2012|

Whoa, guys and girls.

I’m beat.

Most of you know Troy Fest was last weekend, and I was painting furiously–big and small items–to take to my space at Troy Antiques.

What you may not know, if you don’t follow on Facebook, is that I recently became an Annie Sloan […]

Dry-Brushed Chalk Paint Buffet

By |April 26th, 2012|

I’m telling you I’ve been a painting machine the last few days!

I can barely see the skin on my hands from all the chalk paint colors covering them.  It’s been. a. blast.

I truly hate I can’t find the before of this one–

I found this 1960’s […]

troy fest

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Well, I’ve been working furiously the last week.

I should have been working furiously for 3 weeks.  But alas, that swollen throat syndrome took me out for 7 solid days.

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you my space at Troy Antiques–these are photos from last summer.

Beachy desk makeover

By |April 17th, 2012|

Well, I’m supposed to be adding a post to the Color my World challenge this week, but since I’ve been in the bed for a few days with swollen throat disease (yes, that’s the official name), I was happy to beg for some help.  I’ll have to get back to you on that challenge.

Luckily, Lisa […]

dry brushing furniture | video tutorial

By |April 13th, 2012|

Waaay back when I revealed the Wisteria-inspired chest of drawers (the one that graces the cover of my ebook), it became the focus of lots of furniture painting questions for me.

A couple of weeks ago, I revealed this french chair, and same thing.  Time to create a video tutorial, […]

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 […]

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 […]

gray & what color hutch??

By |March 1st, 2012|

My hutch is a beast to paint by hand.

Between sick days for the kids, sick days for me, travel days for Matt, and well, normal life, I’ve been painting it in bits and pieces for the last few weeks.  A day here, a day there.

This is no paint-a-dresser-in-the-afternoon kind of project.

After one coat […]

furniture & diy eye candy | 508 restoration and design

By |February 28th, 2012|

I love those days where the click, click, click of my keys lands me somewhere spectacular.

Don’t you??

When I landed on 508 Restoration and Design, I knew I found something special.

When I saw this yellow chest of drawers, I thought I might faint.  Until I saw the knobs […]

a chalk paint dresser | meet Alison from The Modern Cottage

By |February 24th, 2012|

Happy Friday, lovely friends!  I’m so excited to introduce you to another contributor to perfectly imperfect.  Please join me in welcoming Alison…I know you’re gonna love this makeover!


Hello Perfectly Imperfect readers! My name is Alison Bryan and I am so delighted to be a contributor to my favorite blog. I am a vintage furniture painter […]

Furniture Eye Candy

By |January 9th, 2012|

Since I’m up to my eyeballs in paint (paint for my HUGE black hutch, to be exact), I thought today I would pop in to show you some furniture eye candy.

I keep a Pinterest board filled with furniture inspiration and these are currently at the top of my “wow moments” list.