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the window space

Moving into the window space at Troy Antiques was bittersweet. It was fun….I loved the pieces I took in; loved working on them all.  But…it occurred to Matt and me one morning last week that everything is about to change. Our little guy will go to school in August (we are [...]
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new paint & dining room updates

Good Monday Morning, friends!! You know how you have those weekends where you’re drinking your coffee until 11 am, cuddling with the kids, and enjoy a leisurely Saturday with the fam?? Well, ours was nothing like that.  :-) I spent the entire week painting with my new Annie [...]
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chalk paint for furniture refinishing

chalk paint faq’s

**UPDATE: We now are proud to carry Chalk Paint™!  Visit our online shop here! Thanks to all your questions on Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, we’re going to have a mighty big q and a today! We’ll cover quite a bit of topics, so try to stay with me, okay?  :-) First, [...]
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Chalk paint post coming!

Hey there painting fanatics!! You guys sent in so many questions yesterday and last night….I’m SO glad!  But that means I’m working on this massive post today.  :-) I also shot a few more videos this morning, and I’ll be posting all of it as soon as I can get [...]
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Blue-gray end table

“Live with intention.  Do what you love.”    -m.a. hadmacher That’s what I’m doing…and I love getting to share it with you, because you guys were the reason I began painting and continued blogging, turning hobbies into business and passion. And [...]
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week of giveaways–winners!!

What a week!  I have been dying to show you some furniture pieces for the new window space at Troy Antiques, post chapter 3 of Becoming, and start working on our dining room transformation…but first, we had a week of giveaways to attend to. I had an absolute blast introducing [...]
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last day of giveaways–vintage townsquare!!

This week has been so much for me…and I hope for you!  Part of the fun is getting to meet and introduce such talented, creative ladies to you.  It’s heartwarming to know that there are some of you out shopping for vintage finds and some of you who take those finds home [...]
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today’s giveaway from dulcitas!!

Happy Saturday, everyone!  My little family and I are enjoying a little weekend getaway at the beach and I’m writing to you with the ocean in sight.  Seems like a beautiful day for a giveaway, don’t you think? I want to welcome Nicole from Dulcitas back to perfectly [...]
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giveaway number two: cottage and cabin!!

I’ve been looking forward to the day when I could work with Debbie at Cottage and Cabin again.  She is incredibly creative, southern and sweet, and unmistakably talented. She did these amazing white slipcovers for me, after all.   We have loved every ounce of our [...]
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today’s giveaway from Vintage Skye!!

Welcome to another freebie day!  I want to say thank you to everyone participating in the giveaways this week!  Don’t forget…ALL giveaways are open until Sunday night at Midnight!!  All winners will be announced on Monday. Let’s kick today off with a [...]
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the days

You know, the older I get, the more I like life. The more I appreciate the circle of it. Do you know what I mean?  It seems like yesterday when my parents took me to the park, to swimming lessons, to school.   And while life certainly gives me the lemon-face sometimes (like [...]
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darby drake giveaway!!

I know you’re gonna love this one.  I introduced you to Lauren a while back…and you know I love her and her work. Lauren is a true artist and designer at heart; this led her to begin Darby Drake Jewelry & Designs. Her designs are intricate and original…and [...]
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today’s giveaway from Freckled laundry!!

I’m so happy to have a talented friend over here today to help us celebrate this week of giveaways! Have you guys met Jami over at Freckled Laundry?? First, let me say that Jami is incredibly sweet, a dreamer really, and a giver….giver of her time, talents, tips, and her [...]
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baby jewels giveaway and ebook winner!!

First, let me announce yesterday’s Creating Your Masterpiece ebook winner was Number 86, KK…I didn’t see an email, so please email me at shaunna@harristire.com to claim your free ebook! Now…Today’s giveaway is fuuunnnnn! If you’re like me, once [...]
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Let the week of giveaways begin–58 and Grace!

  I’m SO excited to kick off our week of giveaways with 58 and Grace!!   I ran across Whitney’s adorable shop several weeks ago while looking for some found treasures to carry in my vault space.   I found plenty!  I love her taste, and that you can find [...]
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Flickr features and a week of giveaway’s!!

It’s been too long since I’ve done one of these!!  I am absolutely blown away by your talent, skills, and creativity every single day…and I’m always inspired by you. Now the Honduras trip is done (and the major preparation for it), I couldn’t wait to [...]
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honduras 2011-breaking chains homeless ministry

Sometimes we are called to step completely out of our comfort zones. Sometimes we’re called to stay there, and in staying, amazing things take place. You’ll probably remember I mentioned that while in Honduras, we would be working with Breaking Chains Homeless Ministry. [...]
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honduras 2011-building houses

It’s been a down couple of days for us in this house…we are resting as much as possible and Matt (poor thing) has some kind of bites all over him and is quite miserable.  The kids are literally hanging on us, and little has gotten done. I wouldn’t have it any other [...]
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i’m back…and a furniture makeover

Hey there, friends. I’m back in the states, and I have to tell you, it’s a bittersweet day.  I am so happy to be home with my snuggly bunnies, and yet, I find myself staring out the window quite often, thinking of the people in Honduras. I couldn’t wait to catch up [...]
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Meet The Lettered Cottage – Fab Flea Market Find

Hey there- Layla from The Lettered Cottage here! Shaunna should be home any time now, and just like I know you are, I’m anxious to hear about the work she and Matt did in Honduras. I’m sure it was quite an experience, and Kev and I really hope to go down with them on a [...]
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