Painting Pine Furniture

This is a repost from July 2009, but it’s one of the most common questions I get asked:: “where did you get your armoire?” I recently painted my yard sale purchased, pine armoire. This is how it looked before. I think about 25% percent of houses in my neighborhood have a piece of furniture that […]

A Fresh Nursery


My friend Holly Mathis from Holly Mathis Interiors is sharing her insight today on how to think about decorating a nursery.  Listen up, because she is the QUEEN of creating beautiful baby spaces. Here’s her latest nursery creation for her son, Henry.  It’s a perfect balance of childhood whimsy and pieces that will grow with […]

Pure and Lovely


She had me at turquoise and white striped walls.   Last week, within 4 minutes of my first stop ever at a blog called Pure and Lovely, I was tweeting the author, Ashley, begging her to show off her home at Nesting Place.  She names her furniture people, like real, vintage names, need I say more? […]


nesting place headquarters

See that white table in my office?  I forgot to show you that I moved it in there a month or so ago.   And I cannot believe that I let a perfectly good blog topic like moving furniture pass me by. When I first found this $15 table at a yard sale, I honestly didn’t […]

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 […]

Write Them on Your Doorposts :: A Giveaway

book crops

Special thanks to DaySpring for sponsoring this giveaway and feathering our nest with these charming book crops. Did you notice this sign on my mantel the other day?  My boys did.  I saw one of them mouthing the words as he read it to himself. There’s one here too. And here. And here. Over here. […]

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