Every January we head to market in Atlanta. I’m not sure how everyone approaches it, but we buy the bulk of our products for the year in a 4 or 5 day period. We tend to get freight discounts, etc. so we tend to buy as much as we can for the year…it can be […]
Just a few snippets from around the shops this week…
1. in love with our vintage chenille candy canes at both stores & the red/leather sofa combo at Factory South
2. book tree Kaitlyn put together. it’s sort of adorable.
3. had my sweet friend, Lucy, down this week for a trunk show and workshop. More pics to […]
Well, we’re in high gear for The Market on Chapel Hill, and have (yikes) a little less than two weeks to get everything loaded in the truck and on the way to Pike Road.
Most of the pieces we’ve found this year needed full overhauls, but this antique cabinet just needed a little hemp oil on […]
To say that it’s been busy since opening Factory South is an understatement.
We’re running back and forth between two stores, and I have no expectations that will end anytime soon. It’s a lot to juggle, setting up the new business and running both of our current stores in Troy. Then there’s the blog, and online store […]
Well you guys asked and we have answered.
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions….
Dianne Sawyer… I mean Julie and I had so much fun with this and we hope you guys enjoy the video.
If there is a question that we may have missed, leave us a comment down below.
Hey you guys!
It’s Julie today…some of you may remember me. Shaunna and the team did an AMAZING job on my room redo last year. It was great, right??
Kaitlyn and I decided it was time for y’all to get to know us better and what better way than letting you know all my favorite things […]
So I know we mentioned to you guys last week that we had changed the store up on y’all…
And as Julie and I promised, here is our current shop displays.
Plus those gorgeous white walls Matt build for us!
People always come into the shop and one of the first things they say is..
“Oh, y’all have changed the […]
I’ve not had as much time for painting as I’d like lately, getting Factory South open and shooting our pilot, but as we geared up for Troy Fest this year, I had a little time to get creative.
Not much better than a quick transformation with a little paint.
We found this french chair on one of […]
Can you guys believe that May is almost over… yea me either. I guess its true what they say.
When you get older time just seems to pass by quicker than it did when I was younger.
I remember middle school thinking summer would never arrive..
Now I feel like I can barely get over my birthday before […]
Hope you’re having a lovely Memorial Day weekend…
Just a quick note for our paint customers…we’re running a special Create your Own Kit sale this weekend! When you spend $90 in Chalk Paint from our shop, you can get 10% your total order.
Be sure to use the code MEMORIAL10 at checkout to redeem your discount. […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since starting this blog five years ago, I’ve shared most of my life out here.
There isn’t a whole lot you guys don’t know when it comes to my disheveled, imperfect life. The last 2 months have been hard for me. I took a little step back from blogging. I needed a little down time with […]
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 […]