Another Haven Conference High

Oh my, I have another Haven high! I’m back from my 4th Haven Conference in Atlanta and my head is spinning again. I wasn’t sure you would want to hear about it, but, I had so many customers in this week asking about my trip and asking me to share and I so love you […]

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On The Tip Of My Paint Brush – A Great Resource For Furniture Painters

Write an ebook they say. Share your painting tips and tricks they say. I’m asked all the time if I would consider writing a book on painting tips and tricks. I have considered it, but honestly, there has just been no time. And then I heard my wonderful friend and super awesome furniture painting friend […]

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Sea Salt Crusty Look With Extra FAT

Have you heard about our Extra FAT? Its a fabulous product we have been carrying for some time and gives a lovely texture to your paint. I’ve had a lot of customers come in lately looking for a crusty worn sea salt look, or an aged or rough textured look, authentic time and age worn […]

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Ending Decorating Overwhelm

I’m sure you’ve heard.  We bought another cottage to renovate. You can read about it here. I’m overwhelmed. Yes we are crazy. Yes its nuts. No I have no idea how I’ll find the time. Truth. I have LOTS of ideas and visions, too many to be honest, my poor hubby just goes along with […]

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Our New Beach Cottage Renovation

First off, I really want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone that commented, sent lovely emails, spoke to me directly and shared their stories with me after my last post. I was so incredibly touched by your kind words and support. I felt the love and support. Thank you. I seemed to […]

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How Not To Do It All – A Post From My Heart

This is a little (a lot) out of the norm from my regular posts, probably an odd post to write, however, its from the heart. It’s not about painting or a how to, or decorating. It’s about someone trying to run a creative business and do it all and not taking care of the important […]

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What’s The Difference in Furniture Paints?

This post has been a long time coming. I am asked every-single-day “What’s the difference between paints?” and to explain the difference between the three paint lines I carry – Fusion Mineral Paint (an acrylic), Miss Mustard Seed’s (a Milk Paint) and FAT Paint (a chalk paint). So here we go! Three paints. “Why do […]

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Seaside Cottage Renovation – Main Floor

Wow, ok guys, my seaside cottage master bedroom post went a little nuts. Seriously. Thank you. I posted a living room picture on Instagram and everyone asked for more, so here is the before and after of our cottage living room, kitchen and dining room. Our fixer upper by the sea was completely renovated on […]

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Cottage Master Bedroom Reno Before/After on a budget

Want to see our cottage master bedroom update? It’s a teeny tiny room but its comfy and has an amazing view. It’s totally not fancy pants. But thats how we roll. A lot of you know we renovated the cottage by the sea last Spring.  I guess summer came and went last year and it […]

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Easily Update Wicker Baskets

Did you see my cottage pantry updated? The pantry had a couple of baskets that I updated with a painted stripe. I thought I would show you just how easy it is to paint and update wicker baskets. Seriously guys. This is a 5 minute update. For real. What you need to update your wicker […]

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