On Answering Great Questions & A Company Called Sevenly

By |August 14th, 2017|

I’ve been thinking about questions lately.  The ones I ask myself.  The ones I want other people to answer.  The ones that make me think.

What is the most challenging thing you’ve done lately?

To answer this question, we gotta ramble a little…

So here’s some news.  But first, back to the beginning.  Or middle.  Or however you […]

Beauty in Brokenness

By |March 27th, 2017|

There’s just something about being broken.

After you’re at your bottom, whatever that looks like at your place in life, you begin to slowly crawl your way back up…if you’re lucky.  And while you’re crawling up, you’ve already recognized it.  You can almost taste it.  Know it’s real.  And while you’re terrified,  you wonder if it […]

Creative Business: On Teams, Being the Front Man, & Miracles

By |March 22nd, 2017|

These videos (in my head) were just supposed to be a way for you to get to know the company I collaborate with.  To meet the people that mean so much to me, and to see us chat back and forth about what we’re doing and where we’re headed next.  Casual.

And the videos have been […]

Marsh Collective & Perfectly Imperfect Video Series: Part 4

By |March 17th, 2017|

Well.  There’s this…

John refers to some of our team as the muppet judges in today’s little segment.  And in fairness, we did all laugh.

Today’s questions I’ve gotten asked…

What do they do? (because we basically talk about this one in almost every video)

Have you moved?  Are you going to?

 

Happy Friday, folks.  We’re having a wedding at […]

Meet Marsh Collective-A Video Series for You

By |March 16th, 2017|

Every time I’ve sat down to tell you more about the people I work with now, I just sort of stare at the screen.  I’m serious.  I just get stuck.  This is not because there’s not a lot to say, in fact, it’s the opposite.  There is so much, too much even, to say about […]

The Market on Chapel Hill Displays

By |October 18th, 2016|

We had blast at this year’s Market on Chapel Hill…

After my decision to turn PI into a design studio, we brought way less.  We stuck to my typical palette of wood/white focal pieces and mixed in some accents and smalls.

Our backs mostly thanked us.

 

 

These white crocks.  With the preserved leaves.

And the heirloom pumpkins….

 

Lord at the […]

Happenings at Factory South

By |September 9th, 2016|

It’s been a hot minute since we talked about Factory South.

We opened the store in April 2015 and this, if you remember, is what it looked like…

We moved things around here and there, but overall it maintained the same feel and style.  As time passed, we decided to sell the brand to the folks I’m working […]

Creamware Dessert Pots, Fishs Eddy Sprinkles, & Photo Shoots

By |September 7th, 2016|

We’re currently buzzing around PI.

Literally.

I have 2-3 huge design projects going right now (yep I’ll fill you in soon), and we’re gearing up for The Market on Chapel Hill and the fall shopping season for the online store.  My work in Opelika has been busy and exciting, and I have news to share on that […]

The End of Your Comfort Zone

By |September 2nd, 2016|

Hey y’all!

As you know, I’ll be popping in once a week with some behind the scenes talk, inspiration, or maybe just to give you some random positive vibes for the week. Regardless of what my weekly posts turn into, my goal is to keep it uplifting.

First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. […]

Fully Engaged | A Note from Julia

By |August 22nd, 2016|

Well you’ve met Julia a couple of times now, and I have to say…she’s fit right in at PI seamlessly.  She’s keeping me organized, getting all my dates in Google Calendar (I’m so bad at this) and starting to take care of my expense reports and quick books (VERY bad at this).  She’s up for […]

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 […]

New Shop Plans

By |August 12th, 2016|

A lot of you guys have been around since the beginning.  Since I started the blog in 2009, and then opened the store in 2012…

The shop changed and changed, and our space was mostly packed until the last few months.  Having the store was always part of the plan for PI, but I knew eventually […]

Oak Side Table Makeover with Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |June 6th, 2016|

As promised, I painted something for you guys.  I loved Annie’s green piece we featured last week, but I wanted to try the new waxes out for myself so I could give you a few tips and my own thoughts.

This little side table was the perfect test subject.  While this look is not my usual […]

Shooting the Summer Collection

By |June 3rd, 2016|

It’s been a productive (and exhausting) week in the store.  We’ve been getting in new product, painting furniture and new sample boards for our new tinted waxes, and I started shooting the Summer Collection. I’m a little late this time, but I usually don’t let my disorganization get in my way if I decide to […]

Shop Talk- Meet Julia

By |June 2nd, 2016|

Well, we’ve come full circle at PI.  Kaitlyn & Julie moved on this year to other careers..and there for a while, it was just Adam and I at the store.  We missed the girls, but we were making it work.  Sort of.

And out of nowhere, along came Julia.  I met with her, and hired her […]

New Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |May 31st, 2016|

Well, it’s here.

shop Black Chalk Paint Wax

Annie Sloan came out with some new tinted waxes, which I love.  I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the black wax, and I’ve only played with some samples, but this piece…

Makes me feel like I can dig it.  It looks great over the brighter colors in […]

Shop Newness

By |May 19th, 2016|

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the newness in the shop.  It’s still one of my favorite things when a couple of boxes come in.  I’m looking forward to bringing our new lines home to photograph them and give you some fun decorating ideas.  Or, they can be mediocre ideas and you […]

Haven Conference, Inside Scoop, & Agoraphobia

By |March 22nd, 2016|

If you’re hopping over from Brooke at All Things Thrifty, welcome!  I’m happy to be joining in this blog hop today to chat up Haven Conference happening in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 5-7.

For those of you who don’t know, Haven is a DIY/Design bloggers conference packed with loads of great classes and speakers, covering everything […]

Factory South Shop Displays

By |March 3rd, 2016|

It’s been a while since I shared any displays at our second location, Factory South.  I’m in and out of there once a week or so, and I still love the way it looks when I walk in.  That’s the fun thing about this brand for me.  It feels so much like perfectly imperfect, but […]