Into the Woods Video: Behind the Holiday Look Book

By |November 24th, 2014|

Well, I’m back in the land of the living.  Sort of.

We took a quick escape to Cancun for a work trip for Matt.  It was great to get away and completely unplug for a little bit, and I’m sure I’ll share some pics soon.

In the meantime, though, I’m so excited to share a little sneak […]

Book Launch Party Video…EEK!!!

By |August 25th, 2014|

I’ve been waiting to share this with you guys.  One of our best friends, Jeremy Tomlinson (Orlando, Florida area), drove up to capture some moments from the night of the book launch party.  What he captured was perfect in every way, and I couldn’t help but get all teary when I watched this.

There’s so much […]

Dry Brushing Video Tutorial

By |June 21st, 2014|

Hello there, friends!

I’ve decided that it’s time to bring back some posts from way back when…those buried in the archives of this 4 year old blog.  I’ll occasionally post an old tutorial on Saturday’s instead of a Worthy Reading links.  This one comes from a painted french chair using a dry brush technique.

Here’s one of my […]

How to Remove Tile Floor | Guest Bathroom Update

By |June 10th, 2013|

If you follow us on Facebook & Instagram, you know we’ve been working on little projects for our guest bathroom redo.

I posted an inspiration board forever ago, and we’re just now getting to working on that space.  While some of the original inspiration stuck, some just didn’t fit or work with […]

dry brushing furniture | video tutorial

By |April 13th, 2012|

Waaay back when I revealed the Wisteria-inspired chest of drawers (the one that graces the cover of my ebook), it became the focus of lots of furniture painting questions for me.

A couple of weeks ago, I revealed this french chair, and same thing.  Time to create a video tutorial, […]

how to strip furniture | video tutorial

By |March 26th, 2012|

Good Monday morning to you insanely awesome folks!

I was so inspired by the questions and comments from the video on waxing furniture, that I decided it was time to film another.

Stripping furniture is something I get quite a bit of questions about–but I’m convinced not many people […]

Waxing Video Bloopers

By |March 21st, 2012|

This is what happens when you sit in front of a 7D & a tripod too long.

how to wax furniture, part 2

By |March 16th, 2012|

Oh, it’s Friday, peeps!!!  I’ve had a fun-filled week of painting pieces & getting my Spring craft on.  I had to take advantage of all that painting & pop in for a quick tutorial.

Most of the questions I receive in my inbox are related to painting & sealing furniture.  Since the chalk paint craze began, […]

i’m learning to sew!

By |November 15th, 2011|

 

Remember that DIY reclaimed wood wall art I made for Grayson’s room?

I knew I wanted to utilize that big wall to include some storage.  He’s already got a large Ikea unit in there, so I wanted to introduce a softer shape for additional storage.

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lauren’s nursery reveal!!!

By |October 20th, 2011|

When Lauren, one of my college buddies,  contacted me and told me her story, I was so compelled to help her get a nursery done for her baby girl.  Ryann will be arriving any day now, and I’m thrilled we were able to get a space completed for her in a day.

DIY cabana/chalk paint striped curtains

By |October 17th, 2011|

When we got ready to makeover Lauren’s nursery, there was much excitement, a small budget, and many accessories to buy to fill the room.

This is a tale of how we came up with some cabana-striped curtains…

Without further adieu, here are the striped curtains in their glory…

removing dining room moulding & a video

By |July 1st, 2011|

You guys are always so patient with me with my big home makeovers….the attic renovation took literally 6 months, and honestly, it’s not quite finished.  The dining room was talked about a few months ago, began a few weeks ago, and is still going on strong.

Because let me be clear…this one […]

chalk paint faq’s

By |June 3rd, 2011|

**UPDATE: We now are proud to carry Chalk Paint™!  Visit our online shop here!

Thanks to all your questions on Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, we’re going to have a mighty big q and a today!

We’ll cover quite a bit of topics, so try to stay with me, okay? […]

Kids X-Table

By |March 28th, 2011|

After we finished the playroom last year, we knew we would continue adding accessories and functional pieces over time.  We desperately needed a table for school work, and for Ava’s serious addiction to coloring.

Instead of buying one, we decided we would build our own.

 

ebook behind the scenes

By |March 20th, 2011|

I feel like this post should be titled, “ebook: the good, the bad, the ugly.”  It was SUCH an undertaking, and one I enjoyed every single second of.  I thought some of you might want a look into behind the scenes.

It all began some time ago last July when I had an idea. […]

Our Version of the Kid’s X Table and Knock Off Decor

By |February 15th, 2011|

Well, friends, it seems the fabulous Beckie at Knock Off Decor featured my mercury glass vases yesterday.  Head over there to check her out!
And because I’ve added a new section to the book (aka I’ve never done anything so last minute in my life), to say I’m working overtime might be the biggest understatement of […]

White Aged Vanity Tutorial

By |September 28th, 2010|

Sometimes I feel a little silly when I write tutorials, mostly because I’m afraid most everyone is thinking how simple these steps are.
And they are! I didn’t take photos of every step, but this should give you a good idea how I achieved the finish.
 

This is the pictureless part.  I lightly sanded the vanity with […]