Let’s not stress- let’s distress- Finished Product and introduction of Lemongrass Home Decor
Do you remember these tables? Like I mentioned before, my father in law came in town and I let him work on these to see if this would be something he would enjoy. He had a good time and I just learned he is working on another piece- so much fun! The picture of the final results are below. There are so many way to redo furniture but in order to create the look on the side tables the first and most important step was to sand of the previous lacquer. Then he used Milk Paint that I found downtown
New look – new name- good feeling!
I'm so excited to finally have the new design on the blog! It suites me perfectly because I have to say that the colors are my true go to colors!I have to thank Kerry at Design Muse in Asheville for her great talent and of course my fabulous friend Jenn Simpson for helping me re-name the blog. I also need to thank my friend Ashely Jolly at Obviouslee Marketing for her feedback and support. I love these girls!So now that I've got these changes made I feel super inspired to get some great posts, that I've had in draft mode, on the
Joy to the world…(furniture world)- featured guest Joy Lang of Trinkets!
I had the pleasure of having coffee with my fabulous friend Joy Lang at our favorite Starbucks the other morning. She is this sassy, southern doll with a go-getter attitude and this insane talent for being super creative. She came from a small town called Hawkinsville in GA but has made a big city impression on me with her talent for redoing furniture. She like me is a realtor and has a serious passion for décor. I’m so happy we crossed paths because she has inspired me so much and has introduced me to other avenues on decorating!
Let’s not stress- let’s distress!
I’m super excited that I have my in-laws in town this weekend to help with a couple of important things. As I mentioned before, my father-in-law is an antique dealer in Greenville, SC and he has been curious about distressing furniture. So I’m going to let him have a go at it on two end tables that I have that need a makeover. I’m nervous and excited because I bought milk paint which is made for this type of project and I have yet to use it. I cannot wait to see the results-stay tuned for the reveal next week!
Charleston receives top spot in Reader’s Choice for Conde Nast
Charleston is hands down fabulous to me- I mean I live here, that must mean something right? I was super excited when I saw that we received the #1 spot for top cities! We beat San Francisco which I must say, if we ever moved to the west coast aka left coast I would choose San Fran as home.There are so many things that make this place great! For example, the beaches, the history, the night life, the shopping and most importantly the people. I can truly say we've found our home. We are blessed to be surrounded by so
My wish list…just the start of it
As I slowly renovate the home I feel that the furniture needs an update too. But of course that requires spending money that wasn’t added to my renovation budget. So to make some things happen I’ve started to sell my furniture. I’m a vendor at a little shop here in Mount Pleasant called Chic Antique. I have a talented friend (who will be a guest on my blog) that has shown me how to re-invent my old furniture into something very vogue right now- distressed furniture! I love doing it, even though finding time is a bit of a challenge,
Not Your Grandma’s Ranch: The Kitchen
As I look through the before pictures of our kitchen I cannot help but chuckle to myself. I remember a girlfriend of mine coming over because she was dying to see it, she walked in and saw the kitchen, looked around and all she could say is “uh-huh” over and over again. I tried to explain to her what it was going to look like but she still could not get over the electric blue kitchen cabinets, yes I said electric blue- here’s the picture to prove it. If anyone has ever seen the Carolina Panthers football teams colors
I have watched all of her series from Design Inc, to Sarah's House and now Sarah 101 and this has been only in the past 5 months. I never knew she existed and one day got lucky to see her show while working at home with HGTV playing in the background, yes I am talking about the talented Sarah Richardson. She has fabulous style, is funky but also mixes in classic. What I ADMIRE and LOVE about her most is that she is shown shopping at places like Lowe's. That makes me smile because as I work on
Let’s try to blog again!
I have been EXTREMELY behind on blogging and now that Susan, my partner in crime, has moved on to another career, it's up to me, YEP, just me to keep this business going! I wanted to get back out there but in a different way. It's good to know what's going on with the local real estate, what's selling, what's not, is it time to buy, should we wait
HGTV’s Design to Sell Top 35 Secrets
If you love HGTV like I do you more than likely have watched Design to Sell. It deals with the realty of home selling and buying.Recently, they had an episode that stated the 35 Secrets to Sell. These are basic rules that have been around for a very long time and some times they are easy to overlook. I, as a realtor, have in the past skipped some rules and I feel that it has had an impact on sales price and how quickly a home sells.So, I try to stick to my guns when I work with my clients