I spent all day yesterday, well into the night pricing milk paint and pouring sample bags. This afternoon I was able to stock it at Homewood Antiques and it was SO fun watching it fill my little 1920’s cabinet. The packaging is nothing short of absolutely adorable and looks so cute in my space. I […]


We got home late last night from dinner with friends. I rounded the corner to the porch and found many happy boxes smiling at me. You would have thought I had just won the lottery. I was so excited to finally get it in my hands! It will take me a few days to process […]


I’m going to be really transparent here. My mind has been in so many other places and not one of those places has been decorating, painting or projects. I am still working, it is just a forced action right now instead of a delight and a joy. My heart has been so very heavy over […]


Happy Sunday! I got a VERY exciting email yesterday. My MILK PAINT HAS SHIPPED! Wahoo!! My tracking date for arrival is the 11th. It will take me a few days to get it processed into inventory and then it will be available for sale in my booth at Homewood Antiques. I am going to take […]

Mid Century Dresser and an Amazon Winner

Last week we had the privilege of having Appliances Online sponsor our new once a month link party. I enjoyed all of your links but lucky for Kelli at Little Cottage of Mine, she was the only person who followed the directions and reported back here! I also LOVED her link. Congrats Kelli, you get […]

Bella Rustica Part Two

As I told you yesterday, my favorite part of the Bella Rustica Barn Sale was enjoying the creative displays by each vendor. Here is a little more candy for the eye to get you pumped for next year if you missed it. Pictures speak a thousand words so I will just let them do the […]

Bella Rustica Pictures

Oh Boy what a weekend!! Friday morning, mom and I left for Pulaski, Tennessee for Bella Rustica’s 2nd annual barn sale. Although the air was thicker than an Alabama summer and I wore clothes like it was actually fall, the show was amazing and I could not get enough of the displays and creativity of […]

Restored It Wednesday and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Hello Friends! Welcome to Restored It Wednesday! As I mentioned in a previous post, we are changing it up a little bit. Restored It Wednesday will only be held on the last Wednesday of each month and a theme will be rotated around. For those of you who hate change, (preachin’to the choir) I ask […]

Taxidermy , a Privet Bush and Restored It Wednesday Surprise

Look away all of you hunter haters, I pulled out one of my dad’s deer heads  this week for fall and Christmas decor.  Don’t worry, it’s not just for sport, we actually like the meat. If he gets a deer we ALWAYS have it processed and eat it, all of it. I love venison chili! […]

Bella Rustica

I just wanted to share with you again this wonderful event that is taking place this weekend in Pulaski, Tennessee. I have been looking forward to this for months and will be going with two precious people, my mom, and my mother in law, Jane. I am also looking forward to seeing a few of […]


Hello! Welcome to Restored It Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week! Here is what caught my eye. I fell in LOVE with Antoinette, this beautiful black beauty by A Girl and a Brush.  There are not many of us left out there, but I am a huge gold fan. I think it […]

Crackle Textured Finish Using School Glue {Video Tutorial}

Last week I showed you this Ethan Allen Dresser Makeover. I told you that I had a secret ingredient and some of you guessed it, school glue. Can you believe it??!! I know there are a lot of tutorials out there showing you how to crackle with school glue, but this is a tiny bit […]


Hello Friends! I am working on putting together the tutorial for this dresser but I wanted to do a few voice overs on the pictures for some extra explaining. However, I have a really bad sinus thing going on, sound horrible and I don’t feel too hot either. I have most of it done, so […]

Restored It Wednesday

Y’all please forgive me for not posting a favorite tonight. My sinus cavity is on fire and I am on the couch glued to this Libyan Embassy stuff. Tragic. This cold or whatever it is hit me like a brick this afternoon and I can barely see straight. I hope you have all had a […]

Ethan Allen Early American Dresser

A few weekends ago I came across this beautiful, Ethan Allen Early American Dresser. It was in pristine condition, solid maple wood and heavy as lead, but it was a little dated. I used Chalk Paint and a secret ingredient that I will share with you on Thursday when I offer you the full tutorial. […]


Sunday afternoons are shaping up to be one of my favorite times of the week! We are loving our new small group at Church of the Highlands at my sweet friend Ashley’s house. I made cookies this afternoon for the group. I love to bake, although I don’t do it very often because I am […]

In Front of the Camera { Earthborn Giveaway Winner}

I am absolutely comfortable BEHIND the camera. I love photography and taking video, editing photos, graphics, ALL of that. But put me in front of a camera and my issues with insecurity come out of the closet! My pictures for the blog needed to be updated and I was not looking forward to having them […]

Restored It Wednesday

Sorry, I am a little late to the party! I hope you have all had a great week! Here is what caught my eye. Be still, my heart, I would have a come apart if I found these twin beds for a deal! Fab Rehab Creations did a beautiful job giving them the perfect french […]

Faux Zinc {video tutorial}

Oh, boy. Talk about nerves. It’s one thing to hide behind a blog, but it is a whole other thing to video yourself! A few days ago I showed you my faux zinc top coffee table that was inspired by one I saw at Pottery Barn. I put together this little video to show you […]

Earthborn Studio { Cahaba Clay Works} and a GIVEAWAY!

Monday night I had the privilege of meeting several Alabama Bloggers at Earthborn Studio for a pottery class with Cahaba Clay Works. I was invited by Rachel, better known to the blogosphere as Grasping for Objectivity, but I’ve known her since she was a child. If you have never read her blog, you must. She […]

Faux Zinc Finish { zinc top coffee table}

One of the biggest pieces of furniture that I felt that we were missing in our family room was a coffee table. I recently bought one from a friend for 30.00. I loved the size, I loved the shape and it resembled a coffee table that I found online at Pottery Barn with a light […]

Restored It Wednesday

Good morning friends! I hope your week is off to a good start! Welcome to Restored It Wednesday, a place to link up your DIY projects and take home some great inspiration. Here is what caught my eye. Kim from Reposhture did a great job aging this cheap, shiny, IKEA metal shelf, turning it into […]

An Update on Summer

Hello friends! Thank you for bombarding the heavenlies for my friend Summer. She had major surgery yesterday to remove lymph nodes, a kidney, her gall bladder, part of her liver and all of the tumors they could find. The surgery was a great success and she was stable the entire time. The doctors said they […]

Mildew { how to remove mildew from vinyl eaves and gutters}

Just so you know, you guys ROCK! Thanks so much for all of the encouragement and suggestions on the house colors. I think the biggest thing that I took away from all of your input is the reminder that it’s just paint. If I don’t like it, I can just start over. Prepping for painting […]


I listen to you, I really do. You all inspire me everyday and your opinion matters! The creativity and the talent in this niche of bloggers never ceases to amaze me. I asked you for outside brick colors you loved and sweet Amber from Queen of Chairs, kindly took the time to share her favorites […]