HGTV Like Totally Wants Us

design stars

It’s about time HGTV smartened up and figured out that the people who hang out at Nesting Place are the smartest, designyest, funniest, brilliantest, wittiest, most beautiful people on God’s green earth.  And we are, aren’t we what with our hot glued mistreated fabrics, our Goodwill coffee tables and our embracing of all things imperfect? […]

How to Update and Charm Any Room


Recently, I changed up our family  room.  I did it super thrifty, just adding paint, moving furniture, slipcovering my sofa {with the help of 12 friends}, added striped window mistreatments {just fabric from Mary  Jo’s} to my windows, using a few yard sale pieces and changing the lighting. These lamps turned out to be the […]

When Motivation Strikes

painted funiture

If you suddenly find yourself motivated to paint your hutch and dining room table and 5907 billion chairs do not, I repeat DO NOT do anything but follow that motivation. Don’t ever squander the precious gift of motivation, come Home Goods or high water, I’m painting today, I have no idea how long this motivation […]

Good Bones vs Accessories

the cottage

This week I’m doing a little series on What I learned from the Painted Cottage.  We stayed there last weekend and I loved the warm, inviting feeling of the cottage, it was homey but not cluttered.  Although this cottage is not someones home, and I know there are some things that if someone really lived […]

The Painted Cottage


This was this photo that  started it all.  I had no choice but to adore her. The lamps, the chandy, the mod chairs and table, the artwork that I copied more than once.  I found Angela from the Painted House over two years ago. She has since moved her blog but there is still great […]

The Two Most Important Tools Needed for Your Next Project

scrappy painting

I painted this chair yesterday. I found this chair 9 months ago for $35 at a Salvation Army.  I had big plans to make it all cute but then life got in the way and the idea of taking it apart to paint and or recover was too daunting so I let it sit in […]

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