I admit it...there have been many times in the past year since moving to the south that I get homesick. It's been a big change...like living in another world.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I love finding these tall graceful cabinets with all their incredible details when I'm out and about. I picked up this gem from Craig's List after seeing several unpainted (and pricier) versions in some antique shops. The wood was dried and tired and had a bit of veneer damage so I didn't feel bad about giving it a second life with a little paint (sorry no before pic on this one).
Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Everyday Home, Shirley from Housepitality Designs, Amy from Atta Girl Says, Suzy from Worthing Court, Cindy from Living on the Bliss, and myself had been planning the first ever Southern Bloggers Conference here in Raleigh, NC for this past weekend. Here's a brief recap of the weekend...
Monday, October 8, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
I've been dying to try Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Luckett's Green. I seem to stick to safer, muted colors and even though I love green, my stand-by paint colors are usually some shade of blue. Nailing just the right shade of green is pretty challenging, but Marian came up with just the perfect hue...a bright, spring green or Luckett's Green inspired by the Old Luckett's Store in VA.
When I picked this cabinet up, it immediately reminded me of a 40's-50's style kitchen hutch and thought it would be fun to try out the new color with. The cabinet was definitely dreary before (sorry for the bad phone pic)...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
1,900 sq ft. home with a creative, inventory-based business wasn't always easy. There were many times before big shows that my house looked like a store itself!