Antique Desk Chair, Vintage Camp Stool, & Other Stuff

By |October 26th, 2015|

One of my favorite parts of prepping for the Market on Chapel Hill is designing and working on the pieces we find scouring flea markets & antique malls.  I’d been keeping my eye out for an old desk chair, and the girls found one nearby.

I honestly love these chairs in their original state, but this […]

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 […]

Lara’s Porch Makeover

By |May 5th, 2015|


To say that we are absolutely blown AWAY by the comments, emails, tweets, Facebook messages, and Instagram shout outs is the understatement of the year.  You guys are amazing & I literally started crying on Sunday watching your responses start popping up throughout the web–unbelievable.  Filming Sweet House Alabama was incredible, and pulling the house […]

Napoleonic Blue Chair Makeover

By |October 9th, 2014|

We have been painting quite a bit getting ready for Chapel Market in a few weeks, and while some of the makeovers go with our “theme” this year, some have been just for fun.

Enter our sad little chair–it had been sitting in the back for at least a year, untouched and dirty.  It was time […]

Kitchen Reveal

By |September 29th, 2014|

It seems like half a lifetime ago when I first mentioned working on the kitchen.  The bulk of the work was done in a couple of weeks, but we took our time finding the right hardware and breadboards and you know, the important things.

Waaay back in the day of 2003-2009ish, our kitchen looked like this […]

Playroom/Homeschool Room Sources

By |September 15th, 2014|

Happy Monday morning to you, friends!

I’ve been dealing with some internet issues this morning since 6 a.m., so I have to say, I’m less chipper than usual this fine day.  If I get this post out to you, it’ll be a good day.  A GOOD day, I tell you.

We’re back with a few sources for […]

Pool House Makeover

By |August 5th, 2014|

Today is filled with organizing and preparing the playroom for school.  I’ll be filing and sorting and tossing old worksheets and getting puzzle pieces reunited. It’ll be the best and worst kind of day.  Worst in that I’m sure I’ll step on a million lego pieces and become overwhelmed at approximately 10 a.m. before getting […]

TV Cabinet Makeover | How to Use Dark Wax

By |July 4th, 2014|

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 used to, I […]

Marble Counters

By |July 3rd, 2014|

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.

And now, there are counters…

And I am in love with […]

Julie’s Bedroom Reveal Sources

By |May 10th, 2014|

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 questions about Julie’s […]

Living Room Updates

By |February 24th, 2014|

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 […]

Trunk Side Table Makeover

By |February 19th, 2014|

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.  So, with an hour to go, I canceled.  Super […]

Top 10 Home Projects of 2013

By |December 31st, 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 […]

Milk Paint Dresser Makeover

By |October 9th, 2013|

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, because […]

Cottage Guest Bathroom Reveal

By |October 7th, 2013|

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 good ones.

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 […]

Coastal Bedroom Updates

By |July 12th, 2013|

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 […]

FAQ’s: Writing Room & Playroom

By |July 9th, 2013|

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, certain […]

Guest Bath Update: Marble Tile

By |June 24th, 2013|

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, […]