Well you’ve met Julia a couple of times now, and I have to say…she’s fit right in at PI seamlessly. She’s keeping me organized, getting all my dates in Google Calendar (I’m so bad at this) and starting to take care of my expense reports and quick books (VERY bad at this). She’s up for […]
I know you do it too.
I just put some decisions off and off and off. And when I bite the proverbial bullet, I wonder why it took me so long. Working in the more studio-like store this week has been incredible. Really.
I’ll show you how we’ve rearranged the space after some final pieces come together, […]
My mercy we have been painting.
I’m pretty sure two separate days this week, at approximately 6 p.m., Julia has looked at me like a very tired puppy…not saying a word, but completely glazed over and exhausted. She’s the best, by the way. Each time we’ve hit that point, we’ve stopped and had a glass of […]
A lot of you guys have been around since the beginning. Since I started the blog in 2009, and then opened the store in 2012…
The shop changed and changed, and our space was mostly packed until the last few months. Having the store was always part of the plan for PI, but I knew eventually […]
It’s been a productive (and exhausting) week in the store. We’ve been getting in new product, painting furniture and new sample boards for our new tinted waxes, and I started shooting the Summer Collection. I’m a little late this time, but I usually don’t let my disorganization get in my way if I decide to […]
Well, we’ve come full circle at PI. Kaitlyn & Julie moved on this year to other careers..and there for a while, it was just Adam and I at the store. We missed the girls, but we were making it work. Sort of.
And out of nowhere, along came Julia. I met with her, and hired her […]
Well, it’s here.
shop Black Chalk Paint Wax
Annie Sloan came out with some new tinted waxes, which I love. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the black wax, and I’ve only played with some samples, but this piece…
Makes me feel like I can dig it. It looks great over the brighter colors in […]
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the newness in the shop. It’s still one of my favorite things when a couple of boxes come in. I’m looking forward to bringing our new lines home to photograph them and give you some fun decorating ideas. Or, they can be mediocre ideas and you […]
It’s been a while since I shared any displays at our second location, Factory South. I’m in and out of there once a week or so, and I still love the way it looks when I walk in. That’s the fun thing about this brand for me. It feels so much like perfectly imperfect, but […]
If you follow us on Periscope, you know we’ve got a new pantry section & organic bath line coming to the store. We’ve been getting in lines a little along the way since our trip to market.
I took the time last week to snap a few quick photos for you; it’s been awhile since I […]
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 […]
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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.
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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 […]