Family Mission Statement

Family Mission Statement Sign reLoved

Today, I'd like to share with you a Family Mission Statement Sign I recently painted. But first... I'm going to get a little heavy!  If you know me in real life, then you know my grandpa was an incredibly important person to my family. He wasn't a rich man, not wealthy at all... But he truly was the greatest man I've ever known. The legacy he left me was ...continue reading

Happiness is Organic

Happiness is organic sign

This little Happiness is Organic sign of mine has become ever-so popular lately! ...And I couldn't be prouder! This month marked a small (2 year) milestone for my little sign shop. And THIS is one of the first signs I designed when I started painting signs. I made it as a gift for a local Organic Farm. I originally was not going to offer the ...continue reading

Dining Chairs Redo

Dining Chair Makeover

One of my clients brought me these gorgeous dining chairs that she wanted refinished. I had already refinished the matching table top, which came out so beautiful! But darn it! I forgot to take good before and after photos!! The chairs and table had a shabby white finish. She decided to keep that finish on the table base and go with a dark grey on the chairs ...continue reading

New Farm and Ranch Signs in the shop

Farm and Ranch Sign

Farm and Ranch Signs Since it's almost a new year, I thought I'd introduce a couple of new Farm and Ranch signs I painted over the holidays. These reLoved Signs are available for purchase in my Etsy shop. I've had a few custom requests for Farm and Ranch Signs. The first being a green "What Happens at the Farm, Stays at the Farm" sign, and I loved the ...continue reading

My Anti-Retail Christmas

Shop Local This Christmas

Yes, that's correct. Again this year, I am striving for an anti-retail Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not Scrooge McDuck when it comes to Christmas. In fact, the holidays are my favorite time of the year! But the idea of shopping for my loved ones in an over crowded, retail-chain giant super-store warehouse just doesn't fill me with a festive ...continue reading

My Barn Obsession

barn obsession

Yes, it's true... I have a slight Barn Obsession. It's nothing that I need an intervention for... yet! Delightedly, this obsession of mine has actually brought a few good things into my life recently! Now my little barn does not compare to some of the gorgeous majestic barns you find in the mid-West. But, I love it none the less, and thought I would share ...continue reading

Wax or Polycrylic over chalk paint?

wax or polycrylic over chalk paint

Wax or Polycrylic over chalk paint? All your questions about using wax vs. polycrylic over chalk paint answered! The response has been overwhelming to my post on using wax or polycrylic over chalk paint (you can read the original post here: To Wax or Not to Wax?) So, I decided to post an update with answers to your most frequently asked questions on ...continue reading

Signs Everywhere!

Thank You Sign

I wish I had some fabulous furniture makeover to share with you today. But nonetheless, I've been happily painting away- on (you guessed it) SIGNS!! I literally have SIGNS EVERYWHERE!! And when I say I have Signs Everywhere, that's no joke! Here's a view of my kitchen table this morning after my coffee. Oh Look! A sock! And honestly, nothing ...continue reading

You’re My Sweetheart Sign

You're My Sweetheart sign

I recently added a new You're My Sweetheart sign to my Etsy Shop. It is a verse from The Lumineers popular song Ho Hay. "I belong with you. You belong with me. You're my Sweetheart" (Admit it! ...you know you just sang that in your head! How could you not??) You're My Sweetheart was painted as a as a special engagement gift. I really enjoyed creating ...continue reading

The Storms of Life

Tyler and Cameron Smith

Today I am writing a different type of post. One about facing the storms of life. As you may or may not have noticed, I have been lagging in my blog posts lately. I have just been struggling with the storms of life. And I know we all face trying times. Recently, I was sitting in my bed, reflecting on personal situations going on in my life.  Yes, I was ...continue reading