Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Hope you are enjoying summer!

Please follow along on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for the newest arrivals, 
special events and our August Pinterest Parties.

If you are visiting the area, please visit us:

15 W Main St.
New Albany, OH 43054
free parking in the rear

Wednesday - Friday 11:00-4:00
Saturday 10:00-4:00

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring in the Shop

We hope you'll pop in to enjoy some Spring inspiration, fresh finds and fun treasures.

Beautiful, handmade laser cut signs.


Greenery & garden goodies


Add spring in your house with these beautiful spring flowers


Little touches make a big impact


New scents in the shop (and your favorites)


Metal signs are here!


Our best selling clock, cotton stems and farmhouse decor

Handmade cuffs are fantastic!



Hours!




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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Painting Trim part 2

Another project has been completed!  
2017 has been productive for us, however, we both are taking a pause before we tackle the next item on our list.

We painted part of the baseboard trim, trim and doors & windows in the newer part of the house.  
You can read about it HERE.

Today I'm excited to share the restyle of the old part of the house.


So much trim!





This bathroom was a dungeon, the white trim completely transforms this space.

We completed the trim, doors and baseboards on the first floor. 
 Five exterior doors, three pocket doors, the pantry and closet doors.

Our plan all along was to paint the doors the same color.  However, I changed that up!

Part 3 will address paint, primer and the doors.

Today, I am back in the shop and focused on all the new treasures, 
spring touches and restyled furniture.  
Hope you'll pop in.

XO-








Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Birthday Celebration

When I started my blog I begged my friends and family to follow along. 
So I interrupt all shop posts and DIY projects to celebrate my baby.

My sweet, kind hearted, stubborn and head strong baby is celebrating her birthday today.

age 10



age 6

Second & First Birthday


Freshman Homecoming 2016


Freshman Winter Formal 2017


We are proud of this beauty and excited for what lies ahead.

XO-

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Painting Trim

Sharing a home DIY project we completed last weekend.

We have been in our farmhouse for 4+ years. It had an original part built in 1901 
and then an addition  in 2004.

There is a clear distinction between the two parts.  
The trim was beautifully crafted, but helped separate the areas.

Paint solved this issue.

Starting in the addition area, we tackled the most prominent area first.

We were blessed with 60 degree temps in January, so we tackled the 3 doors and 5 windows along with the baseboard trim.

It sucked.

But, it was so worth the back breaking work!


You can see how thick the base moulding is.


I have done everything to brighten this room.  I painted the fireplace, changed flooring, furniture, rugs and lighting.  The biggest impact is painting the trim.  Hands down!

All the sucky steps:

Washing the woodwork, vacuuming and continually keeping dogs out of the area.

Taping off

Oil based primer- stinks and adheres to everything, even your skin.  And the couch.

Then 2 coats of water based paint, with 4 hours of dry time in between.

Due to the size of our trim, we used both rollers and brushes.

We finished in 2 days and both could not stand up straight. 
It is a demanding job that challenges every muscle.



It's taken us 4 years to decide to do this. And we accomplished a lot in 2 days.


BIG ANSWER
I love chalk paint.  I use it on furniture, cabinets, plastic, metal and brick.  Really everything.  And yes, I carry it in my shop and instruct people on how to restyle with chalk paint.
With two dogs, two kids - and usually more in the house, we focused on durability and finish.  
Sanding was not an option, as I was not confident I knew what was originally used on the trim and assumed it had harsh chemicals.

I am thrilled with our choices.

Oil Based Primer from Home Depot
Sherwin Williams Pure White for trim

Next up…the old part of the house.


XO-

Friday, January 27, 2017

February Pinterest Parties

We have a terrific line-up of Pinterest Parties in February.

Let's start with the kiddos.

KIDS PINTEREST PARTY
Saturday, February 4, 12:00-1:30
Cost: $25

Make your class Valentines with us!  Complete 30 Valentines + extra goodies to bring to school.


PINTEREST PARTY
Thursday, February 2
6:00-8:00
Home Sign
$35



Join us for one of these next week. 




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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shop Updates

Our goal is to bring weekly updates to the shop.  

This week, we have fresh farmhouse finds and we are showing the love in the shop.









We hope you'll pop in and check out the goodies!

XO-



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Shop Updates, Week 2

Wow, you guys loved the new shop!  Thank you for shopping with us last week!

The thing is, you shop~~~we restock!  So this week we have some fresh finds and gathered goods.

This wall was a big hit!  Hubby was here on Saturday explaining just how he did it.

These battery operated lights are a game changer!  No wiring needed.  I have 2 left.

I am loving the galvanized accessories and you'll find them throughout the shop.


We hope you'll join us this week.

XO-