Sometimes We Work Too Hard

By |May 20th, 2015|

First off. Sometimes we work too hard.

Other times work just seems to get the best of us and we have to take a quick break.

This time… well we were just enjoying the sunlight. And I was merely resting my eyes for one quick second!

We love days where the sun is beaming in.

It’s also a good […]

Behind the Scenes of Sweet House Alabama: From the Assistants

By |May 13th, 2015|

First off… We are Kaitlyn and Julie. Shaunna and Matt’s design assistant for Sweet House Alabama (among many other things). You may have met us before but in case you haven’t… Hello peeps!

This may come as a shock for some, but Julie and I were more than happy not to make an appearance on Sweet House […]

Sweet House Alabama: The Herndon House

By |May 11th, 2015|

Well here we go.  This post is the one you guys have been asking for since the airing of our pilot, Sweet House Alabama, on HGTV.

This will be quite lengthy, but this project was a huge undertaking and I want you to have all of our sources in one spot.

We were so excited Nikki and Jason […]

Paint the Town Workshop (and $500 PI Gift Card Giveaway!)

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Would love to see some of you pretties there! Oh, and P.S.  If you register for our workshop this weekend, your name automatically goes into the hat for a $500 Gift Card giveaway!

Register HERE!

Growing Slowly

By |April 13th, 2015|

I’ve had one of those months.

Things aren’t really lining up perfectly at work…sales are a little slower, some systems aren’t as efficient, and I’m most certainly more scattered & unorganized.  Some of my ideas aren’t panning out, and the ones that do seem to require a lot of my time–which is a little limited right now.

This doesn’t make […]

Factory South: Shop Displays

By |April 8th, 2015|

Things are slowly settling down since our opening last week of Factory South, our new sister/brother store.

It was a whirlwind week for sure, setting up late the night before our soft opening on Wednesday morning.  By the time the doors opened up at 7 a.m., my feet were already screaming and my eyes were on […]

FS Grand Opening Details (& a store sneak peek)

By |March 29th, 2015|

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be a store owner, a blog/book writer, and run an online store, I’m not sure I would have believed you.  If you had told me that writing that blog would lead to all it has, I certainly wouldn’t.

After a couple of years of […]

Behind the Scenes: Opening Factory South, Week 1

By |March 12th, 2015|






1.  You know I’m obsessed with books–love these quirky picks we’ve found for Factory South.

2.  Gave away a print from The Old Try this week on our Instagram account.  Be sure to follow us over there if you aren’t already!

3.  Antique rug scouting–got some good ones!

4.  Holy beautiful sofa love


Psst…our Grand Opening event is April […]

Factory South

By |March 9th, 2015|

I’ve hinted.  And we’ve announced it on Instagram.

But if you haven’t heard, we are opening a new shop in Opelika, Alabama.

Factory South will be a totally new concept, a little bit of Perfectly Imperfect mixed with a little bit of Cotton Creek.

We wanted to create a lifestyle brand that brings all the things we love […]

Evolution of the Shop

By |December 4th, 2014|

I remember the summer of 2012 vividly.  I was holding on to dreams and sketching and my mind (that never rests) was in overdrive. I was writing the blog, and I had opened an online store.  I was battling the decision to homeschool Gray, had a kidney surgery, and for whatever reason, I started thinking […]

Into the Woods: Holiday Look Book

By |November 26th, 2014|

I know you’re all gearing up for turkey and dressing and nap times with full bellies.

Still though, before Black Friday & Cyber Monday (yay for y’all!!), we have been working hard to get our holiday look book released for your inspiration while shopping.

We all had a blast putting this together for you, and we hope […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for You!

By |November 26th, 2014|


For all of you online shoppers, know that our online store can run a little slowly on Cyber Monday…We appreciate your patience!!   To speed up the checkout process, create a customer account ahead of time.  We’ve added hundreds of new items to our holiday collection, so browse away.  To see our holiday Look Book, […]

Into the Woods Video: Behind the Holiday Look Book

By |November 24th, 2014|

Well, I’m back in the land of the living.  Sort of.

We took a quick escape to Cancun for a work trip for Matt.  It was great to get away and completely unplug for a little bit, and I’m sure I’ll share some pics soon.

In the meantime, though, I’m so excited to share a little sneak […]

Chapel Market 2014 Displays

By |November 13th, 2014|

The Chapel Market has become this event we at PI look forward to all year.  Fun fact:  I love meeting blog readers, and get to meet so many of you at the market.  I do, however, get nervous and begin to profusely sweat from approximately 11 a.m. on Friday morning til 7 p.m. on Saturday […]

Boxwood Planter & Cotton Stems

By |November 4th, 2014|

Hey, friends!

I’m still weeding through Chapel Market photos to show you of our booth while we’ve been shooting this last week.  I’ll share those with you soon, but we painted so many random pieces that I haven’t even shown you yet.

Last year our bestseller was our preserved cotton stems…by far.  So this year, we took […]

Behind the Scenes: The Chapel Market & Look Book Shooting

By |October 31st, 2014|

Hello strangers!

Thanks for your patience this week, friends.  I’ve missed blogging like crazy, and it’s time to get back into our regular routine.  The Chapel Market was last weekend and is huge for us.  We had a blast, and I’ll share more pictures soon.  We went straight into shooting into the Holiday Look Book on […]

Mint Green Cabinet & Southern Hooker

By |October 22nd, 2014|

We keep painting and packing, painting and packing.  We’re almost there.  Then it’ll be time to load up the truck.


I know I’m the worst with the before pictures this week, but I can’t remember where in the world they all wound up.  Just imagine this piece old and gross and covered in what appeared to […]

A Holiday Pop Up Shop

By |October 14th, 2014|

One of the coolest things about owning your own business is following fun opportunities when they come along. You’ve obviously seen a lot of our shop around here the last 2 years, and it’s been so much fun to share it with you and to watch things grow and change.  Matt and I, along […]

Behind the Scenes: it’s fall y’all

By |September 18th, 2014|





1 & 4.  Mixing up custom Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint greens for the Chapel Market

2.  visitors are totally welcome, especially when we get to see Julie again (come back to us, friend!)

3.  shooting the fall candles and decor–so proud of Julie for shooting these!

5.  Um.  Adam became a candle model this week.


Behind The Scenes: Chapel Market Prep & the Beginnings of Fall

By |September 8th, 2014|

Time has been simply passing so quickly these days in the shop.  We’re working on so many fun projects I can hardly stand it.  Sure, there’s the business to deal with (but I love that part just as much), and there are tedious tasks.  For instance, this week we had to clean out roughly 1,000 […]