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finds for the chapel & save the date

finds for the chapel & save the date finds for the chapel & save the date

decorating dilemma | wonky windows & neutral blahs

decorating dilemma | wonky windows & neutral blahs decorating dilemma | wonky windows & neutral blahs

Megan’s office makeover | slipcovered armchair

Megan’s office makeover | slipcovered armchair Megan's office makeover | slipcovered armchair

Megan’s office makeover | Craig’s List Wardrobe Reveal

Megan’s office makeover | Craig’s List Wardrobe Reveal Megan's office makeover | Craig's List Wardrobe Reveal

Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Paint Finish

Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Paint Finish Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Paint Finish

finds for the chapel & save the date

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Soooo, my next big event is less than a month away and I really need to get myself in gear to get ready for it! The event that is coming up is the Market on Chapel Hill, formerly known as the Chapel Market.  It's held in the same place, Pike Road, Alabama, in the sweet little chapel on the hill at The Waters.  It's on Saturday, October 3, 2015 starting at 9:00 am.  This is the third year of the  (read more …)

decorating dilemma | wonky windows & neutral blahs

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In this decorating dilemma post, we're actually dealing with two issues... I know the first one is very common...  getting stuck in the world of neutral blahs.  We'll circle back to that one in a minute. The second dilemma is a less common, but I'm sure many of you can still relate.  I know I can! You look at a home and fall in love with the cathedral ceilings and the alcove with the arched  (read more …)

Megan’s office makeover | slipcovered armchair

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If you saw the Craig's List wardrobe makeover yesterday, you caught a peek at the slipcovered armchair... As I've shared before, sewing is not my very favorite thing ever in the world to do.  I do it out of necessity, thriftiness, and the desire to customize. Such is the case with slipcovers.  Unless I wanted to eat up our entire budget having this chair professionally slipcovered, I needed to  (read more …)

Megan’s office makeover | Craig’s List Wardrobe Reveal

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After lots and lots of painting, the Craig's List wardrobe we found for Megan's office makeover is finished! And, here she is.  The beast herself... Megan came to the studio yesterday to help us with the final coat of green on the outside (a custom mix of MMS Milk Paint in Boxwood, Lucketts Green and Mustard Seed Yellow) and the interior in Linen. Kriste and Megan also worked on cutting and  (read more …)

Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Paint Finish

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I'm often asked by readers and customers how to recreate a specific look they like on an inspiration piece.  So, when Jeff and I built a trunk-style coffee table for HGTV.com, one inspired by a Pottery Barn trunk, I decided to try to replicate the finish as well. I came up with a look that's pretty darn close, so I thought I would share how I achieved it... Here's the inspiration coffee table  (read more …)

cottages & bungalows photo shoot

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Last fall, I received an e-mail I wasn't expecting.  I had worked with Cottages & Bungalows for years as a contributor to their DIY essentials column, but when the editor asked me to work for them as a photographer and stylist, it was a total surprise. I felt like I could do it, but I was really, really intimidated. I have had photographers come to shoot my house before and they had so much  (read more …)

Megan’s office makeover | part 6 | the craig’s list wardrobe

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When I met with Megan initially about her space, she was really leaning towards built-ins for storage.  Something similar to the ones in our home office, with a desk, lower cabinets and upper cabinets.  As I thought through the space and how she uses it, I felt like a large cabinet would be more functional for her.  We talked about it and agreed.  It was not only more economical, but it would  (read more …)

Megan’s office makeover | desk chair slipcover

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Remember the "Franken-chair" I made out of two broken desk chairs for Megan's office makeover?  Well, it has a new dress. Here's what it looked like before...   The base is from the chair on the left and the seat is from the chair on right. And the slipcover is made out of Megan's old cream cotton curtains! We're replacing them with a pretty green buffalo check that works with  (read more …)