white floor & bedroom plans

freckled laundry vanity plans

Happy Monday (and first day of July), lovelies! I wanted to share some bedroom progress with you, but first, I just wanted to say thank you! for entering my giveaway with The Good Home Co. folks. The winner was notified on Monday. {Congrats, Heather S.!} We had such a great response to the giveaway and The Good Home Co. and I will be … [Read more...]

bedroom paint progress!

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I hope you had a lovely weekend...and Father's Day! My weekend included a little baseball, a little yard sale-in', a little celebrating Dad, and a little painting. I love the progress so far and it's such a difference {already} from the before in my shameful prettiest ugliest room post. There's nothing a little white paint can't fix and … [Read more...]

my lucketts haul

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I thought I'd {finally} share a few of the things I brought home with me from the Luckett's market in Leesburg, VA a few weeks ago! While I didn't find any of the items on my original Luckett list aside from from a sign that I pre-ordered, I still found just enough to make me smile. Besides, things like "lavender shutters" aren't exactly a … [Read more...]

Viv peek and finds

Antique Armoire Freckled Laundry

Hi, lovelies. Technically, it's still Thursday...even though it's a late post. I wasn't able to post on Tuesday, so I didn't want to miss Thursday too... ...and I'm d.y.i.n.g. to share a little sneak peek of Viv. (Remember her?) I got up bright and early this morning and got to work, hoping to have Viv painted, waxed, and styled tonight, but … [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...]

maple plywood planked floor process

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Yesterday was another b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. Spring day. We took little Grey on his first fishing trip! We didn't catch anything, but he was just as happy to have a pole with a worm on the end of it. Have I ever told you that I love to fish? Get me on a boat in the middle of a lake and I'm a happy girl. I could sit there all day. I grew up in a … [Read more...]

family room painting and plywood planked floor progress

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Happy Monday, lovelies. I wanted to share a little family room progress with you. Since my last post, I primed and painted to get ready for the maple plywood planked floor installation. Well, almost finished painting. I still need to finish painting the trim...and now the ceiling, which was an afterthought because the two whites don't … [Read more...]

plywood planked floors and walls

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I feel like talking planks tonight. My guy and I spent the day looking at flooring options for our family room that is connected to the kitchen through the French doors. It was time. We've been walking around on sub-flooring for oh, 9 months now? We decided to go with finish-grade, maple hardwood plywood planks (a.k.a. smooth maple … [Read more...]

hello, thank you, kitchen

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I've been thinking of the right words to write all day. What exactly does one write after they've been away from the blog for a couple of months? "Hi" and "thank you" immediately came to mind. So...hi. And...thank you so so so so so much if you stuck around and waited patiently for me to write again. Thank you for the sweet emails to check … [Read more...]