Weekend DIY Projects for the Porch or Patio


Summer is a great time for both porching and entertaining in the back yard so I thought I would share with you a few of our favorite outdoor DIY projects we’ve completed. While we planned the space and bought most of the materials in advance we were able to finish these projects over a long weekend. Here are a few ideas to get you started….

The Best of Duck Egg


While I use a lot of neutrals at home, my booth at The Pickers Market is filled with coastal inspired items and furniture pieces painted in customer favorites like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. It’s a very calming color that can be used in a variety of different styles because it has a great vintage color quality. Here’s a look at a few makeovers we’ve completed using Duck Egg…

Budget Friendly Decorating Tips for Summer


Have you guys started decorating for summer yet? Now that we’re home from the cabin, I’m excited to start working on our summer project list. I know summer is a busy time for traveling, celebrating friends and family as well as entertaining neighbors so I thought it would be fun to bring together a few budget friendly decorating tips for summer today.

Insta Cabin Week


When we left our tiny island for the mountains last week, I was so ready to get out of town. So. Ready. In my excitement for this last minute trip, I never thought to check the weather report to see if I should grab a cardigan or my makeup bag to see if I had remembered to pack a razor. I left my big girl camera at home and vowed to take a break. Here’s a look at our insta cabin week…

Coastal Inspired First Aid Cabin Sign


About this time last year, I made a First Aid Cabin sign as part of the summer inspired mantel. It was really easy to make so I thought I would add a coastal inspired version to my booth space at The Pickers Market this year. All you need is a little bit of time, a few supplies you probably already have at home and a piece of scrap wood and you can make a coastal inspired first aid cabin sign too….

Pickers Market Booth Update


We were in the final days of the One Room Challenge when one of the biggest pieces of furniture sold in my booth and it changed the look of the entire space. Here’s a look at all of the fun things I’ve added to the space lately…

Using Chalk Paint on Metal Patio Furniture


In the midst of the One Room Challenge there were a lot of unexpected things that happened. I was on my way to celebrate Mother’s Day with my family when I received a call from The Pickers Market that my 9-drawer dresser had just sold. It was one of the biggest pieces of furniture in my booth and anchored one full side of my space. Leaving a big gaping hole in your booth is obviously bad for business and I needed something to fill the space quickly.

Easy Update for an 80s Style Lazy Susan


Do you guys remember last year when wood slices were “it?” There were gorgeous wood slice projects all over the internet. They were everywhere! I was lucky enough to find this lazy susan when I was giving a woodlands themed party last year. We used it off and on when entertaining for a few months but the orange tint/tannin always bothered me. Here’s a look at how we gave an easy update for an 80s style lazy susan that’s perfect for summer entertaining.

ORC Office Makeover Video Tour and Source List


Since I shared a lot of pictures yesterday, I thought I would share a video with a behind the scenes look at the process of the office transformation and a source list today…

One Room Challenge Office Makeover Reveal


I can hardly believe after 6 weeks of hard work, band aids and a few tears this day is finally here! I just want to take a hot minute to say thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting and making this possible. Welcome to my One Room Challenge Office Makeover Reveal!

Office Makeover – Before


It’s been a fun six weeks participating in the One Room Challenge. I can hardly believe reveal day is tomorrow. It’s hard to appreciate where the office is headed until you see where it’s been. Here’s a peek at how the office has been since 2013…

End Table and Side Table Painting Tips


Welcome back! I hope you guys all had a happy and rest filled weekend. We had fun celebrating my mom and hanging out as a family at Loblolly Manor. It was nice to be able to take a bit of a break to celebrate all the sweet, sassy and strong women that make up my family so I hope you guys had a chance to celebrate the women you love too.

One Room Challenge Week 5 Progress Update


You guys, I can’t even believe I’m about to utter these words…it’s week 5 already! Week 5 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. The biggest amount of progress we’ve made this week has been in the inventory/craft closet. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to…

Personalized Baskets for Office Storage


If you’ve been following for any length of time you know my heart speaks in neutrals and baskets. I think a good basket can cure almost any organization dilemma as long as you’ve put in the hard work of decluttering first. Here’s a look at how inexpensive painted baskets can give a custom look to any organization project…