A Loft Fort Bed

By |March 4th, 2014|

Right before Christmas, Matt decided we should rip out Gray’s floor and build him a bed.  One week out until the big day.

What the what?

But I got out of the way, and let him love his boy, and well, he built the bed and changed the flooring in enough […]

Ava’s Room Sources

By |August 5th, 2013|

It seems I’ve had a month of celebrating friendship, and my heart feels like it could burst…but more on that soon.

I spent the weekend with Marian, Ashley, and a slue of other fabulous friends and bloggers at Haven.  Our advanced painting class went really well both days, and it was incredible […]

Ava’s Room Reveal

By |July 30th, 2013|

Hello my lovely friends!

We just made it home from a quick weekend getaway to the beach, but I couldn’t wait to show you Ava’s room reveal today!!

This was little Lou’s (her nickname) room a couple of years ago, and honestly isn’t a totally fair “before,” because this […]

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 […]

Grayson’s Bedroom Updates with Target Threshold

By |April 2nd, 2013|

A finished space is all in the details.

When Target asked if we’d work with them to check out their new Threshold line, I was game–

Grayson’s room has been almost done for quite some time now.  That almost drives me crazy…I want to finish the details.

Playroom Updates with Pottery Barn Kids

By |September 16th, 2012|

To say we love our playroom would be the understatement of the century.

Since the big reveal, we have let the space work.

Piling the toys high & now homeschooling here, this room saves us time and time again.  We’ve begun to keep it more organized, and using the […]

writing room redo reveal!

By |August 7th, 2012|

Two years ago, I began this blog amidst an attic renovation.  Our once forgotten dumping ground (through sweat, money, and more sweat), became a beloved retreat for me, the writing room.

It looked a little different on the first reveal, but I showed you how it looked last […]

redoing the redo

By |August 3rd, 2012|

We’ve been working hard on several projects around here, besides the workshop.  Ava’s room is about to get demolished before being pulled back together, Matt’s been working on several furniture builds, and I’ve been fluffing the guest room and redoing the writing room.

It’s funny how I’ve begun to look […]

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 […]

simple patio updates & a giveaway

By |May 31st, 2012|

Good morning, friends!

Thank you all for your kind comments regarding our trip–we are home and getting back in the swing of things now.  I’ll share more on that soon, but I had to pop in today to show you some things I worked on yesterday.

Here is our back patio.  It’s a lovely spot, […]

Spring table ideas

By |April 6th, 2012|

Well, it’s Friday again, and we’re sooo looking forward to a little weekend getaway with the kids, but I couldn’t leave you hanging on yesterday’s spring table ideas.

As I said yesterday, it all started with that yellow punch bowl.

It’s made by American Pottery, and I […]

a spring table in the dining room

By |April 5th, 2012|

Hello, friends!

Well, my time spent in Boston was fantastic!  I can’t wait to write all about meeting Annie Sloan and so many others–it was a wonderful trip!!

We normally host Easter Sunday lunch at our house, but as of today, we’re loading the babes up and headed to the beach […]

how-to: Semi-handmade spring wreath

By |March 22nd, 2012|

Good morning, lovelies!

I like to craft.

Really, I do.  I ooh and ahh at Jen and Beckie with the best of them.  They are masterfully talented, by the way.

I was telling Matt that the other day–I don’t find as much time for crafting lately, because it seems  like […]

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 […]

Guest Bathroom Inspiration Board & Design Plan

By |January 18th, 2012|

It’s about time to start working on the guest bathroom., so I’ve, of course, been pinning all of my ideas.  The guest room’s blue/green walls are accented with tons of natural texture, dry brushed furniture, and metallics.

This is also the bathroom that company uses as the powder room, so I want it to tie in […]

Our DIY Home Theater

By |January 11th, 2012|

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve never officially shown pictures of Matt’s home theater on the blog.

I think he’s noticed, too…so it was time to fix that.




While it doesn’t look like the rest of our home (who’s seen a white home theater?), we love it and Friday family movie nights are becoming […]

top home projects to do in 2012…

By |January 4th, 2012|

I’ve spent the last few days getting us back organized, but my mind is reeling.

I can’t wait to get started on some projects in this house!

Which ones, you ask?

See the hallway back there?  See that closed door?

There’s a reason it’s always closed.

Favorite DIY Projects of 2011

By |December 29th, 2011|

Hey there party people!

My vacation this week was totally unplanned and completely perfect.

Let me tell you:  Sometimes you have to ignore all the, “but I’m supposed to’s” in your life, shut the so called laptop, and just breathe.

Take a little time to smell the Johnson’s in your […]

cookies for a cause baking party

By |December 17th, 2011|

Well, friends, it seems as though the gods of technology are not smiling favorably upon me today.

My poor Mac-buddy is giving me all kinds of trouble…like locking up every time I click trouble…and I’m not sure I’ll even make it through this post.  I’ve been trying all day to get this out to y’all.

Insert visual […]

chalk paint pumpkins

By |October 7th, 2011|

The last time you saw our entry, it was in full blown summer mode, and looked like this…

Well, the other day, I got the hankering (yes, I did say hankering) to switch things up a bit.  I’ve been feeling quite crafty lately, and hopefully that will stick around to […]