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Embracing the Artistry of Imperfection

Embracing the Artistry of Imperfection

We’ve had a lot going on for the past couple of weeks. Piles of custom orders to get out the door. A new series of paint workshops plus some private kitchen cabinet lessons; such a full schedule keeps us all on our toes and in some regards, I think we are more...
Building on 8 Years of Excellence

Building on 8 Years of Excellence

Some days, I have a hard time grappling with the fact that we’ve been here for over eight years. Other days, I can’t believe it’s been only eight years when it feels like we’ve been here forever! One customer just told me last week that we are...
DIY Book Cover Tutorial

DIY Book Cover Tutorial

School is approaching. Schedules are picked up. Books have been distributed. That never ending task list seems to be growing longer rather than dwindling. But, by some miracle we’ll get it all done before the kids are pushed out the door! This year, my oldest...
Ringing in the New Year with a New Color

Ringing in the New Year with a New Color

Caitlin and I were talking earlier this week and I was telling her that I feel like we should have some sort of big, epic 2018 announcement to share! But, that’s not the case. I’m relishing the fact that after seven years of business, we are at a point...
Interview with Voyage LA

Interview with Voyage LA

Recently, I was asked to submit a questionnaire for Voyage LA publication. It’s been awhile since I’ve been interviewed so grabbed on to this opportunity enthusiastically. Interviews have a way of delving into the details of the business that I rarely...
Since 1990…

Since 1990…

In 1990, I was eleven years old. I had froo-froo bangs, wore double stacked socks, cuffed my jeans (which, ironically I do today) and had a sweet pair of LA Gears complete with a dangling key chain. My biggest worry in 1990 was that I had to wear glasses (which were...
Painting Upholstery

Painting Upholstery

Painting upholstery is a highly debatable process. Some people swear by it, and others yell from the roof tops “IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.” No matter your opinion on the subject, painting upholstery is counter-intuitive to say the least. I’ve done a...
Finding Contentment in a World of Want

Finding Contentment in a World of Want

This week I had lunch with my friend Serena who happens to be a fellow (successful) business owner. It was such a nice break from reality as we had a chance to pray for our families and our business as well as lament about the challenges of life and the schemes of...
A Funtastic Farm Table

A Funtastic Farm Table

My Dad makes these amazing farm tables. Amazing, in that I refuse to work with power tools and wouldn’t have the patience to do all of the measuring and mathematics involved in building one of these guys! But, Dad is a bit of a perfectionist. If he had it his...
Succulent Inspired

Succulent Inspired

I have a had a paint brush in my hand nearly every single day since the kids went back to school! It’s very much my favorite place to be…on the floor in grubby clothes with paint splattered on my face and in my hair. My projects for the past month have not...
Wanted: Volunteer Color Mixologist

Wanted: Volunteer Color Mixologist

We have a brand new intern opportunity for the fall and winter months! We’re looking for someone who has a couple of hours to kill every week, who won’t mind getting their hands colorful and play with different paint mixtures. Seriously…I think this...
Progress on the Family Room

Progress on the Family Room

Happy first day of school! The lackadaisical summer days sapped any productivity and motivation from me. But, we are back from all of our summer vacations, Jerry is back at work and I am resuming a more regular schedule and the anticipation of a routine has given me a...