get your shake on!

July 10, 2012

A few months back, I started working with a client on the family room of her 1972 rancher.  We’ve come a long way since then, whitewashing her brick fireplace, beefing up her built-ins and trim, painting the walls a beautiful steel gray/blue and adding window treatments and a gallery wall.  Like any major overhaul, it…

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beef up built-ins and crown molding with inexpensive trim pieces

June 27, 2012

A few months back, I began working with a lovely client who was exasperated with her 1972 rancher.  She wanted to see if I could help her fall in love with it again, otherwise, it was going on the market, quick, fast and in a hurry.  Challenge accepted!  We decided to start with the family…

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June 1, 2012

It’s when I see major progress on client jobs after months of construction, remodeling, carpentry, painting, dozens of color swatches and some blood, sweat and even a few tears, that I love my job the most!  Two projects in particular have been a labor of love for the last few months and I’m so excited…

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movin’ right along

May 14, 2012

Things are moving along at warp speed on this beautiful home and I wanted to post another few sneakity peeks to kickstart the week!  A black, distressed hood and tumbled marble subway tile backsplash have been installed in the kitchen – the contrast with the creamy cabinetry and black granite countertops is heavenly: Stacked stone…

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before + after: queen anne-style end tables

May 3, 2012

My wonderful client scored these two Queen Anne-style end tables at a garage sale a few years ago, and since they are going in the master bedroom of this gorgeous home, it was time to give them a much-needed facelift. We picked this beauty to hang over the bed and the client requested that the…

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before + after: beach bungalow kitchen on a budget

April 18, 2012

When my client and good friend asked me to help her update the kitchen of her beautiful bungalow in Wrightsville Beach, I jumped at the chance!  The kitchen is the first room you see when you walk into the house, and since we were on an extremely limited budget, paint was one of the fastest,…

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client sneak peek

April 16, 2012

What better way to kick off the week than to share some pics of a client project in the works?  This one is a particular favorite not only because the client has become a good friend (I always get to work with the best!), but also because this home is up for House of the…

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go with the gray

February 23, 2012

Ever since posting this gray pedestal table, I’ve received a few requests to replicate the finish-most recently for this curvy console table.  It had been painted a number of times, but it’s made out of some weird synthetic material so stripping it was out of the question and sanding only revealed more cracked layers.  So,…

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nursery sneak peek

January 31, 2012

Last summer, my good friend and client asked me to help her design her nursery for her first child, a sweet baby boy and, of course, I jumped at the chance!  This space is small; at ten feet by ten feet, it is an odd space attached to the master bedroom, which the clients had…

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whitewashed table

January 24, 2012

Last year, I posted about how to get a cerused oak or “limed” finish, as it’s more popularly referred to.  It’s a beautiful way to add a weathered, aged look to a piece of furniture while still preserving the integrity of the wood.  It’s one of my favorite ways to transform furniture, so when a…

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