Photo Shoots & Sneak Peeks

By |August 19th, 2016|

Y’all.

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, […]

Tinted Wax Tutorial

By |September 17th, 2015|

Hey there, folks!

For those of you who don’t know, here’s a little bit of background for you.  So I started my business back in 2009 with babies on my hip (literally), and began custom painting furniture here in Troy, Alabama.  You can see my very first video tutorial I did for the blog here.

Good Lord […]

The Handmade Home Art Challenge: Simple Paper Ornaments

By |November 6th, 2014|

Happy Thursday, friends!

We are so excited to be a part of a fun party today.  If you’re joining us from Finding Home, welcome!  Our friends at The Handmade Home wrote these amazing art books and compiled one of a kind pieces into a handy tear-sheet collection.  I’ve used them in loads of spaces these last several months: […]

Simple Glitter Milk Bottles

By |August 16th, 2014|

It’s been quite a couple of weeks.  I’ve been a little quiet here, and hopefully things are settling back into routine.  Our business is changing and shifting, and we are with it.  We are excited to continue all the ventures we’ve begun these last couple of years, but it’s also fun and refreshing to reevaluate, […]

Simple DIY Gold Leaf Planters

By |May 30th, 2014|

I think sometimes we make crafting too complicated.

We bloggers come up with cutesy projects and your Pinterest homepage quickly clogs with everything handmade tied/ruffled and feathered under the sun.  There’s nothing wrong with cutesy inspiration just-cause-you-want-to projects, but the truth is this:

you craft in your home when […]

Christmas Lounging Activity–a simple kid project to the rescue

By |December 22nd, 2013|

I love every single part of the family get together’s during the Holidays.

Especially after the pomp and circumstance, when you all have a second to lay around on couches and in chairs.  That’s when the magic happens.

There’s some sweet moments that happen during all that lounging and […]

How To Make Wood Slice Ornaments

By |November 25th, 2013|

Good morning, lovelies!

I’m in official book-crunch mode, and have finished every single one of the 75 book projects (hear me roaring/squealing/beating my chest), and have moved on to writing the rest of the book.

Yes, that’s me: writing 40 tutorials in the last couple of days.  My sweet mother-in-law is […]

Simple Framed Dress Art

By |October 11th, 2013|

I have something weird to tell you.

So this summer, I started having these weird chest pains (all chest pain is alarming, right?).  I went to the doc, and after a whole bunch of tests, he determined I had this very long fancy word for “you-lifted-too-much-weight-working-out-and-tore-muscles-from-your-sternum-syndrome.”  It is literally possible for your […]

Simple Craft: Painterly Pillows

By |September 25th, 2013|

It’s no surprise that the painterly trend is a favorite of mine.  I love, love, love to have a paint brush in my hand, so any product that showcases a smear, streak, or brushstroke makes me h-a-p-p-y.

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I’ve been in a crafting mood lately, and have been inspired […]

Fall Crafts: How to Paint Pretty Pumpkins

By |September 16th, 2013|

Happy Monday to y’all…

You know we’ve been busy gearing up for Fall at the shop in our displays and have some awesome decor coming, too.

We painted about 30 pumpkins to fill our shop windows, and after showing you some sneak peeks on Instagram & Facebook, you guys […]

Fall Crafts-Painted Pumpkins

By |September 6th, 2013|

Y’all know how I am about crafting.

I love the results, but I’m not so into the folding of tiny papers or the stamping of handmade linen towels…I’m so impressed with the folks that are.

There’s a whole section of my book dedicated to the semi-handmade, the quick and easy projects […]

DIY designer books & a tutorial

By |March 25th, 2013|

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 look…you can see […]

Simple Peppermint Wreath

By |December 10th, 2012|

I’ve been staring longingly at my sweet friend, Myra’s peppermint wreath for a while now.  It is stunning, and like everything she does, so cheerful and purposefully happy.

Last week, just as the Christmas-oh-my-word-I-haven’t-bought-a-single-gift-itis hit, I did what any proper woman would do.

I sat down and crafted my own version.

Simple DIY Photo Ornament

By |December 6th, 2012|

Sometimes the simplest projects are the best.

I have truly done a 180 with our Christmas decorating…I used to have little figurines, and stuff in every room.  And while I still love to add that special touch to most of our home, it’s much simpler.

It’s amazing what a sprig of […]

Vintage Bread Box, before & after

By |May 9th, 2012|

Hi all!

I wanted to pop in to show a quick little makeover I did last week.

While part of me loved the warmth of this wooden bread box, I felt like it was a little dated and tired.  A small, simple piece like this is perfect for a bold pop of color, so I […]

how-to: old screen to display board

By |April 14th, 2012|

We have a treat today–we’re hearing from one of our contributors, Hayden of Haven by Hayden, again!

You’re going to love this project–

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I am in love with all things old and beat up! My husband doesn’t understand why everything looks so great with knicks, chipping paint, and looking old. But I think […]

how-to: Semi-handmade spring wreath

By |March 22nd, 2012|

Good morning, lovelies!

I like to craft.

Really, I do.  I ooh and ahh at Jen and Beckie with the best of them.  They are masterfully talented, by the way.

I was telling Matt that the other day–I don’t find as much time for crafting lately, because it seems  like […]

diy abstract wall art

By |March 19th, 2012|

You guys were so kind when I posted about our living room and how my style has evolved over the last several years.

Since we painted the walls white, I’ve been keeping my eye out for small pops of color to infuse into the space.

After reading […]

the value of time | meet Lisa from the pennington point

By |March 9th, 2012|

Oh, I love today.

I’m so honored for you to meet our next contributor here at pi.  Not only is Lisa a gifted writer, rockin’ homeschooler, amazing mama (of nine!), child trainer extraordinaire, cottage-style crafter/blogger/maven, but she’s also one of my blogger-turned-real-life friends.

She’s been to my house and everything.  She helped me get little Ava to […]

family rules art- free printable

By |February 27th, 2012|

Good Monday morning to y’all!

I’m sure most of us agree that our kitchens are the heart of our homes.

Our kitchen doesn’t house all of my favorite materials (i.e. I’m a marble fantasizing gal), but it is certainly the room I spend much time in–and where lots of beautiful, messy memories are made.