color splashed little girl’s room

Edyns Bedroom French Inspired Freckled Laundry

Happy Monday, loves! In 9 hours, I'll be road tripping with the little ones to visit my sis in North Carolina for 9 days, so before I completely unplug, I wanted to share some snapshots of projects that I've been cranking out for Edyn's room.  I know. I know. It's not my bedroom.   I decided to briefly press pause in there to … [Read more...]

homebound

freckled laundry homebound magazine

Hi, loves. I intended to share my Luckett's haul with you today, but sweet news came along and my little Luckett's finds will just have to wait. A couple of months ago, I was invited by Heather of Post Road Vintage to be contributor to the summer issue of her lovely magazine, Homebound. Ah! My {ah!} quickly turned to {gulp} … [Read more...]

viv – antique gray and white striped wardrobe

freckled laundry gray and white striped wardrobe Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

I hope you had a lovely weekend and Monday. The weather was absolutely beautiful here and Saturday marked the start of my oldest boy's Little League baseball season. I'll share our little photo shoot on Thursday...and a bit more outside of laundry, lavender, and lately, furniture painting. I promised the whole Viv first, so here she … [Read more...]

faded, weathered, chipped and crackled furniture painting tutorial

freckled laundry faded, crackled, and weathered furniture painting tutorial using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancements® Crackle Tex

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my lavender desk. As promised, here's the tutorial to achieve a pretty, faded, weathered, and crackled finish on your furniture pieces using crackle medium and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. While my desk is lavender, the techniques can be applied to any color that YOU love! Step 1 Paint your piece … [Read more...]

lavender desk and french lovelies

freckled laundry faded and crackled lavender desk

I think I established in my last post that Motivational Speaker isn't in my cards ;), but I'm happy my words resonated with some of you. I really should stick to laundry n' stuff though. ...like the lavender desk that I painted yesterday. I've actually painted it thrice. It used to be white. (Click HERE for the way before and dabble in … [Read more...]

galvanized shelf source & graphite paint formula…etc.

Hi, loves. Thank you so much for notes about the graphite paint in my kitchen! I had every intention of posting two tutorials sooner this week but an opportunity came along with my handmade wares and I had to {gratefully} press pause on the "house" stuff for a few days. The order could not have been more perfectly timed either because … [Read more...]

fabric monogram & chalk painted pitcher and etsy!

Happy Tuesday! Earlier this year, I picked up a reproduction zinc pitcher at a local antique shop for $12 with every intention of painting it white and adding some cotton prettiness. It was originally galvanized (silver) with a faux green and copper spotted patina that, although quite pretty, wasn't going to work for my decor. I loved … [Read more...]

red, white and blue laundry

A parcel from Normandy, France recently landed on my doorstep, holding some antique and vintage French laundry that I purchased from this shop.   The dyed gray, vintage, damask "rose and knot" napkins turned out to be the prettiest shade of deep, grayish indigo - kind of like a worn pair of dark blue jeans. Although I admire damask and … [Read more...]

farm tables and a turned wood lamp score

I seem to be in the habit of posting late Wednesday nights.   After the Springtime weekend rush  with baseball practices, games, and dance lessons, etc. and then squeaking in some time for projects here and there on Mondays and Tuesdays, Wednesdays are working for me so I'm just going to go with it. Pardon. Just thinking out loud … [Read more...]

french crate lid

I haven't been that productive on the blog front this week, but I certainly have been on the clay tag and mommy front. Oh my. The orders have been such a blessing, especially as the holidays approach. {Thank you.} That said, I haven't had a moment to work on my kitchen but I did find a little something for my living room that I'm … [Read more...]