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

Grandparents Rules Painted Wood Signs

Grandparents Family Rules sign

I was blessed to have a lot of custom sign orders over the holidays. In fact, I have managed to stay super busy painting signs all throughout the winter, which makes me a happy girl! One the most popular requests being the Grandparents Rules subway art signs, a variation of the beloved Family Rules painted wood sign. I love all the imperfections ...continue reading

reLoved Two-Toned Nightstands

SW Irish Cream Nightstand

Today I am so excited to share with you my reveal of this pair of classic Two-Toned Nightstands! My client found these 1970's Nightstands Craigslist. She really scored with these! The drawers had dove tail joints, drawer dividers... and even dust covers. They just don't make them like that anymore! I loved the ...continue reading

Repurposed Wood Tray

Repurposed Wood Tray into family name sign

Do you ever buy things with no plan or intention... just knowing someday they can be reLoved into awesomeness? So you hold on, waiting for inspiration to strike? And then they sit there in the corner of your garage or the back of a closet, neatly arranged in a "to-do-someday" junk pile? What???!!? Oh my gosh!! ME TOO!!!! Repeat after me "We are NOT ...continue reading