Happenings at Factory South

By |September 9th, 2016|

It’s been a hot minute since we talked about Factory South.

We opened the store in April 2015 and this, if you remember, is what it looked like…

We moved things around here and there, but overall it maintained the same feel and style.  As time passed, we decided to sell the brand to the folks I’m working […]

Creamware Dessert Pots, Fishs Eddy Sprinkles, & Photo Shoots

By |September 7th, 2016|

We’re currently buzzing around PI.

Literally.

I have 2-3 huge design projects going right now (yep I’ll fill you in soon), and we’re gearing up for The Market on Chapel Hill and the fall shopping season for the online store.  My work in Opelika has been busy and exciting, and I have news to share on that […]

The End of Your Comfort Zone

By |September 2nd, 2016|

Hey y’all!

As you know, I’ll be popping in once a week with some behind the scenes talk, inspiration, or maybe just to give you some random positive vibes for the week. Regardless of what my weekly posts turn into, my goal is to keep it uplifting.

First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. […]

Giverny is Here!!

By |September 1st, 2016|

Well you can get your own can of Giverny now, folks!  I’m telling you, next to French Linen, this will be my new favorite.  We begin planning our Market on Chapel Hill space today, and I have a feeling this color and French Enamel will be heavy hitters.

In case you missed my first makeover with […]

Fully Engaged | A Note from Julia

By |August 22nd, 2016|

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 […]

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, […]

Painting & Painting. And More Painting.

By |August 16th, 2016|

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 […]

New Shop Plans

By |August 12th, 2016|

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 […]

Shooting the Summer Collection

By |June 3rd, 2016|

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 […]

Shop Talk- Meet Julia

By |June 2nd, 2016|

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 […]

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 […]

Shop Newness

By |May 19th, 2016|

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 […]

Factory South Shop Displays

By |March 3rd, 2016|

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 […]

Spring Shop Displays

By |February 17th, 2016|

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 […]

Market 2016 Recap & New Lines

By |January 21st, 2016|

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 […]

Behind the Scenes at PI/FS

By |November 21st, 2015|

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 […]

Market on Chapel Hill Displays

By |November 3rd, 2015|

I realize I’m a little late on this post since the Market was a few weeks ago.

Alright, maybe more than a little late.

Had a lot of life going on lately, and we’ve been busy busting out projects at both stores.  The Market is one of our favorite events of the year..we dig the day and […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes at Factory South

By |June 23rd, 2015|

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 […]

Our FAQs

By |June 17th, 2015|

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.


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