Small Farm Table Makeover | Chalk Paint White Wax Tutorial

By |August 23rd, 2016|

Well, I’ve officially gotten back in the proverbial groove of painting.  The store was open last week, as we were still putting the finishing touches on the space.  I’ll share some before and after pics with you soon, but I wanted to show you one of the projects I worked on…

You’ll have to mind our […]

Oak Side Table Makeover with Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |June 6th, 2016|

As promised, I painted something for you guys.  I loved Annie’s green piece we featured last week, but I wanted to try the new waxes out for myself so I could give you a few tips and my own thoughts.

This little side table was the perfect test subject.  While this look is not my usual […]

New Black Chalk Paint Wax

By |May 31st, 2016|

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 […]

Salt Wash

By |February 10th, 2016|

Speaking of paint inspired, we found a new product we’re thrilled about…

If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Periscope, you’ve seen us talking about Salt Wash.  It’s a powder additive that can be mixed with any paint to create a textured and layered finish.

I love this look from their website…

I also fell in love […]

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 […]

The Market on Chapel Hill: Antique Hall Cabinet

By |September 22nd, 2015|

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 […]

Introducing Parsons West Collection & A Giveaway

By |July 28th, 2015|

****This Giveaway is now closed.****

One of the most rewarding parts of blogging is meeting new people.  People who do the same things you do.  Love the same things you love.  Work the same way you work.

Marian, a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed, and I were fast friends after meeting, and we’ve since discovered that we’re basically the […]

Flash Back Friday | The First Post

By |June 19th, 2015|

Happy Friday friends!

So today I am taking y’all back to the very beginning. I was sitting in my pj’s on the couch after the longest Christmas day I can remember.  Up to my eyeballs in crumpled wrapping paper, dirty dishes, and new toys for the kids.

That was 6 years ago and I am still amazed and […]

Our Favorite Blog Posts Of All Time

By |June 9th, 2015|

It’s been about five years since I began our blog, and a couple thousand posts later, here we are.

We’ve had a ton of fun working on all these projects, and honestly, looking back, we were able to spend so much time as a family together.  Our kids have been toddling around us and piles of […]

French Chair Makeover in MMS Milk Paint

By |June 4th, 2015|

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 […]

Memorial Day Paint Sale & Furniture Makeovers Gallery

By |May 24th, 2015|

Hey friends.

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. […]

Boxwood Planter & Cotton Stems

By |November 4th, 2014|

Hey, friends!

I’m still weeding through Chapel Market photos to show you of our booth while we’ve been shooting this last week.  I’ll share those with you soon, but we painted so many random pieces that I haven’t even shown you yet.

Last year our bestseller was our preserved cotton stems…by far.  So this year, we took […]

Mint Green Cabinet & Southern Hooker

By |October 22nd, 2014|

We keep painting and packing, painting and packing.  We’re almost there.  Then it’ll be time to load up the truck.

#helpthisoldladyback

I know I’m the worst with the before pictures this week, but I can’t remember where in the world they all wound up.  Just imagine this piece old and gross and covered in what appeared to […]

Ironstone Rocking Chair

By |October 20th, 2014|

I can honestly say that the last few weeks have flown.  There’s so much going on at the shop & homeschooling and we’re in the middle of soccer and there’s talk of pop-up shops, and the Chapel Market is next weekend.  Needless to say, I’ve missed blogging regularly, but occasionally, something has to go to […]

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 […]

Playroom Redo Reveal

By |September 11th, 2014|

Way back when, when we first began this blog, we had an attic.

A real live attic…

This photo above was of our current playroom.  Where you see sub flooring, that’s playroom space (plus an additional bit of book nook).  After we completed our attic addition, we had added, an office, a playroom, and a theater, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Julie’s Bedroom Reveal

By |May 6th, 2014|

Hey party people!

I have a teeeny bit of internet here in South Africa, so I couldn’t wait to share with you Julie’s room reveal!  You guys know Julie.  She’s works with us and is one of our best friends…it was SO fun to put together a space that reflected her sparkling […]