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decorating dilemma | massive, masculine furniture

Leigha has been a thrifter her entire life.  The talent to find a good deal was used to furnish her home and she eventually sold her finds out of two booths at antique malls.  She's recently been honing her style and realizes that "her home no longer speaks to her."  While Leigha's ready to sell it all and start over, the fact that she has a busy life (works as a librarian, married to a  (read more …)

market recap & milk-painted wooden toys

We are back home from our trip to Alabama, safe and sound from the Market on Chapel Hill. It is a long trip, but it's always worth it. The worth isn't in the profits made.  (I told someone I would probably cry if I really took the time to figure out my hourly rate for all of the prep, shopping, etc. that is put into these events.)  The worth is in the moments with people...readers, shoppers,  (read more …)

Guide to Shopping Market on Chapel Hill 2015

Tomorrow is the big day!  The Market on Chapel Hill in Pike Road, Alabama kicks off at 9:00 am, Saturday, October 3.  My space is all set up and ready to be shopped.  I know that last year, a few people knew just what they wanted and my pictures were helpful in them getting to their target quickly, so here's how the space looks... I did have to leave all of my cute plants at home, since you  (read more …)

Painting with White

When I see someone who doesn't know what color to paint something, they almost always default to white.  It's neutral.  It's easy. Right? I will admit that it is hard to go wrong with white.  I love white and mix a lot of different whites in my home.  All three of the whites from the MMS Milk Paint line are represented. Ironstone on the dining table base and chairs... Linen on the jelly  (read more …)

steal-worthy office organization

If you missed it earlier this week, I finally finished Megan's office and revealed all of the details.  You can see the full post and series HERE. As I shared in the post, Kriste and I worked together to develop an overall floor plan and feel for the space.  We worked on the specific pieces of furniture, the Craig's List wardrobe, the revamped desk chair, slipcovered arm chair, etc.  I shopped  (read more …)

Market on Chapel Hill

Well, I am in serious need of an epsom salt bath, but Kriste and I got the trailer all packed up today and we're ready to head to Alabama for The Market on Chapel Hill this Saturday (October 3, 2015).  Just to clarify, it's in Pike Road, Alabama, NOT Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  It's called "The Market on Chapel Hill", because the market is in and around a chapel/meeting house on a hill. We  (read more …)

dear reader | to the one who’s waiting for the next house

Dear Reader, Have you ever had a moment when you look around your current place of residence, make a mental list of things you'd like to do, things that would make you really love the space, and then you resign and decide to just wait for the next house? You can't execute your vision or live out your dream in this place, so you're going to raise the white flag and imagine the day you can pack up  (read more …)

Megan’s office makeover | the reveal

It's finally time to reveal Megan's office makeover! Kriste and I met Megan, of the blog Mercy in the Middle, through one of our milk paint workshops.  She then volunteered her time to help as we were getting ready for the Lucketts Spring Market earlier this year.  She mentioned wanting some help with her home, so when I decided to start working with design clients, she immediately came to mind  (read more …)