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TV Cabinet Makeover | How to Use Dark Wax

Happy 4th of July!  I’m going to be taking off the rest of the weekend to enjoy time with the family here at the beach, and I hope you and yours have an amazing weekend.  A quick furniture before & after for you today… While I don’t paint as much furniture as I [...]
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Marble Counters

The last time I showed  you our kitchen, this is where things stood… Things have moved along mostly well, with a couple of snags here and there.  The cabinets were installed early last week, and we were able to start filling some of them. Hello blissful organizing excitement. [...]
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Julie’s Bedroom Reveal Sources

Hey friends! We’re back home in the states and the trip couldn’t have been more amazing.  I’ll be posting the photos soon, and sharing more about the trip.  It was truly an amazing experience that I have to record here! Thank you for your comments and tweets and [...]
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Living Room Updates

If you are new to our blog, you may not have seen the Red Sea that enveloped our living room in the year 2003… I want to say again there’s nothing wrong with red or brown, but even if I’d wanted to do red and brown, maybe I should have thrown a different color in [...]
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Trunk Side Table Makeover

Morning, lovely people. I canceled my dentist appointment…again.  I know, random.  But, I may need to know there are other “cancelers” out there like me.  Woke up with a crazy headache and I couldn’t imagine them digging around in my head for an hour and a half. [...]
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Top 10 Home Projects of 2013

2013 came and went in a blur. I mean, truly.  It was insane to say the least, the shop growing and taking up more time, and the homeschooling of both kids…and continuing to write and work on our house as we wanted. We even started work on my parents’ beach condo this year, [...]
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Milk Paint Dresser Makeover

I have a new love. It’s not chocolate, and it’s not shoes, and it’s not even throw pillows. It’s Milk Paint.  Marian’s Milk Paint, to be exact. I always liked milk paint, but I had not used it enough to really love it.  I wanted to carry her paint, [...]
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Cottage Guest Bathroom Reveal

Well, I hope your weekend was fantastic.  I got to celebrate the birth of my best friends’ twins this weekend and really couldn’t believe what a miracle it all was.  My sweet friend, Jenny, I’m convinced you need to see more of around here. She’s one of the [...]
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Ava’s Room Sources

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, [...]
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Ava’s Room Reveal

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 [...]
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Coastal Bedroom Updates

With all the rain at the beach, we got a lot of little projects done at the condo last week.  Remember what our bedroom looked like before… Some of the furniture was beautiful, just a little orange and dated, so it was staying with a little updating.  We have several steps [...]
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FAQ’s: Writing Room & Playroom

We are home from hanging in the room on the gulf coast, and while I wish we were out in the sun, the rain there forced some pretty special couch-cuddling, game-playing, lego-building moments.  We hope you and yours had a happy 4th, too! Since December 2009, when I started this blog, [...]
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Guest Bath Update: Marble Tile

Good Monday morning, to you, friends! We spent the weekend at the pool & finishing up a lot of work in the guest bathroom. A few weeks ago, I asked our Instagram friends about tile choices because we loved both so much. After quite a bit of debate, we went with the marble!  Both [...]
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End Table Makeover using a Dry Wash Technique

**We sent this post out last week, but were having some issues, so let us know if you can see this post today!!* Happy Friday, friends….I’m pumped for the weekend so we can finish up (maybe?) our guest bathroom redo. There are so many projects I’m behind on sharing [...]
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Laminate Hutch & Table Redo with Chalk Paint®

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 for about a [...]
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Beach House Decorating Project

So, my mom and dad recently bought my grandparent’s beach condo in Panama City Beach, Florida.  It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a great living space, small dining room, a huge Master dressing room that we plan on converting to a kids’ bedroom, and a decent size [...]
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DIY designer books & a tutorial

If you follow us on Instagram, you saw I went on a mad book-covering mission last week. We’re finishing up Ava’s bookcases for her room, and I wanted to use the opportunity to add color & pattern into her space.  I love covering our books to create a unified [...]
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Ava’s Bedroom Progress & Threshold by Target

Hi friends! The last time you saw Ava’s room, we had finished ripping out and laying new floors, and adding board & batten. We finished the hard part, and I kind of left it alone for a while.  We moved her bed back in and her toys…and life resumed.  Then we opened up [...]
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MMS Milk Paint | Lucketts Green Chest

Happy Monday to you guys. We are all resting and trying to recover from last week’s apocalypse flu, and thank the Lord for Tamiflu, I’m feeling better.  A HUGE thanks to my sweet mom and dad (and Lance and Sara), who had all just barely recovered from their own [...]
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antibes green & aubusson blue davis cabinet

It’s a wonderful life. We’re busy, and yet, I find that we are fighting for simplicity. We are choosing to say no to some activities this year, and honestly, we’ve gotten too sick for some.  As bittersweet as it is to miss some of these things, we have had time to [...]
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