Painting a Bathroom Cabinet with General Finishes Milk Paint


Do you guys live with a lover of wood grain? You know, someone that can’t even bear to paint over “good wood” – me too! So imagine my pure elation when I was given the green light to paint the bathroom cabinet with General Finishes Milk Paint in Snow White. Oh my word, HUGE difference! Here’s a look at how everything came together…

8 Tidy Home Tips for Dog Owners

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You guys, these sweetie pies…I can’t even tell you how much I love them. Life with pets is so much fun it’s also extra work keeping the house fresh and free from odors. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when maintaining a tidy home while living with pets

White Washing Terra Cotta Pots with Chalk Paint

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You guys, it’s so hot! While I won’t be planting anything new outside for a few months, I’m definitely on the hunt for plants that will thrive indoors. The one thing I know for sure is that I want containers that look like they’ve been aged over time. Here’s a peek at how you can white wash your terra cotta pots with chalk paint and bonus a way you can personalize them too…

Latest Finds From the Treasure Trail


It was so much fun to be able to hit the treasure trail last week. I have a certain loop around town I try to make on a regular basis. Over time, I’ve come to know the staff at each of these spots and have developed relationships with local vendors and businesses which makes shopping even more fun. Here are a few of my latest finds from the treasure trail…

Tips for Home Décor Shopping on a Budget


I get it. Antique malls, thrift stores, charity shops and even estate sales can seem overwhelming. But friends, let me tell ya it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned when shopping for thrifted and unique finds. These simple guidelines help me decide what I should bring home and what I should leave behind.

Beach Cottage Inspired Table

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Summer is typically not a big furniture selling month for vendors save for the people that are redoing beach houses or heading off to college. I was definitely surprised when I was away at Loblolly Manor and got the news a piece had sold. Luckily, I was able to find this multifunctional table on wheels while out on the treasure trail last week. Here’s a look at we gave the table a beach cottage inspired makeover…

Painting Wicker Patio Furniture

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You guys may remember I originally bought this wicker settee for my booth. At the time, I left it unpainted so the customer could customize the color based on the needs of their own porches. I brought it back home in order to make room for bench made from dining room chairs and I came SO close to painting all of my porch furniture black. Here’s a look at painting wicker patio furniture…

Updating a Vintage Trunk with Exterior Paint

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I’ve used this vintage trunk on the front porch for a while now but it wasn’t until I brought home a wicker settee that I decided to finally give this trunk an update with exterior paint. Here are a few things to consider when painting pieces for the front porch and how all of the details came together…

Patriotic Summer Porch Tour

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I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate today than to share the patriotic front porch with you. I normally stick to neutral colors throughout the house but on the porches it’s fun to add a little color. The Fourth of July weekend has always been a special holiday at our house. It always makes me think about the different places we’ve traveled and lived as a military family. It didn’t matter if we were on base or off, the entire weekend was filled with festivities.

Loblolly Manor House Tour


When I think about how long we’ve actually worked on one of the tiniest houses we’ve ever lived in, I have such mixed emotions. My childhood home, Loblolly Manor was named for the decades old Live Oak trees as well as the rows of Loblolly Pines that dot the landscape. We moved around so many […]

Loblolly Manor: Organizing the Pantry


While we’ve been spending time at Loblolly Manor, my Mom asked if I would help her complete a few projects around the house one being to reorganize the entire kitchen. We spent a good part of the day moving pots, pans and kitchen utensils until we turned our attention to the pantry. Here’s a look at how we used budget friendly baskets to achieve an organized look…

Loblolly Bedroom Makeover Reveal


As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve been spending time completing projects at my childhood home, Loblolly Manor. My parents are spending more and more time there and what seemed totally doable as a retreat space no longer meets the needs of living there on a regular basis. We’ve recently completed a bedroom makeover to help bring the space more in line with the French Country vibe of the rest of the house. Here’s a look at the changes and the reveal…

DIY Painted Nightstand


We’ve been tackling all sorts of projects at Loblolly Manor this past week. It’s been everything from rearranging and organizing furniture to giving one of the bedrooms a bit of a makeover. Here’s a look at how we gave the room a fresh look starting with a DIY painted nightstand…

Creating a Bench from Dining Chairs


A few weeks ago, a client called to tell me she found two dining room chairs she thought would be perfect for a bench. She further went on to say, the chairs were missing the inside arms but she swore I could make it happen…ok, what now? Here’s a look at how we created a bench from two dining room chairs…

Painting for Clients – River Ranch Chairs


I’ve been painting pieces of furniture for private pay clients for a few years now. Recently, the homeowners of River Ranch asked if I would paint a pair of chairs for them. These specific chairs had been covered in plastic for almost 50 years. I know, right? The pressure! Here’s a look at how the chairs came together…