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  1. Wonderful pantry re-organization blog. Can you tell me more about the coverings for your dog’s claws to protect your hardwood floors? I went to the website but thought you could offer personal insight. My dogs are labs.

  2. Juliana Clark says:

    I am an email subscriber. Love your site. I have gotten so many great ideas from you guys! Is this how you enter the PSA Essentials Custom Stamp Giveaway? If so, sign me up!

  3. I am just finishing up with my “dream kitchen remodel” and am trying to organize the pantry. I love all the great ideas you have shared, especially on the lazy susans. I am putting them in my pantry also. I always reorganize my pantry a couple times a month because I cannot stand clutter. I want to be able to find what I need at a glance. After reading your blog and others, I see that I still need help, so I am getting containers that stack and try to maximize my space. Also, a labeler to ID everything. Can’t wait to see how my pantry makeover looks!!

  4. Christy-

    I saw your closet and daughter’s room after CBS. I was at Walmart tonight and in the dollar bins there were lots of french inspired accessories that you may like. There were also chalk board and dry erase stickers for your wall. FYI Love the blog, thanks ladies for sharing your projects. Adriana

  5. Chantelle Fox "Catellyarose" says:

    Nice website… I wasn’t sure where to leave a comment for the November Give Away, but I am following you on twitter. My twitter name is “Catellyarose” could you follow me as well? I love my Stephiedee… she is such a blessing and a wonderful person inside and out.

  6. You are giving me inspiration to paint my “honey oak” cabinets! Love your kitchen. Can you tell me where you purchased those great woven light pendants? They are gorgeous!

  7. Hey guys – I’m getting Spring fever!! I know (or at least I think I know!), that I’ve seen somewhere on your blog how to paint your front door!! I’m wanting to paint our front door and was wondering the best and easiest way to accomplish this. Black, of course! Then I’m going to try and duplicate your address numbers!!

    Thanks for your help!!


  8. I’m so glad to have met you last week. And I absolutely love your blog! So many beautiful pictures and wonderful ideas. I’ll be visiting often.. 🙂

  9. Cathy Robbins says:

    Where do you find the large initial / monogram stencils?


  10. Tina Walby says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! You have given me so many ideas that I now have a list of “to-do’s” a mile long – LOL. Right now I am hung up on what to do with a mirror that I required second hand. My plan is to use it over my sofa table but the mirror frame is currently black and that just won’t work. I am thinking a bronze or gold (not brassy or gaudy) would look great. Any suggestions for paint and color to use?

    • Tina–Thank you so much for your kind words – we all appreciate them! I think the metallic idea is a great one. I’ve been very pleased with the metallic spray paints that Rustoleum makes. They’re available at Home Depot. They have a very wide range of metallic finishes, and I think you would find what you want. If you prefer to use a brush, I know that there are some metallic gilding products that you can put on top of chalk paint. Maybe check with the Annie Sloan retailer in your area?

      I hope that helps. Let us know how it turns out!

  11. Hi – I am looking at using paint drop cloths to create a portable wall for a photo booth. I want to use the wall to hang props… and I would also like to put my business name on it. You wrote about using Citrasol to put letters… on canvas pillows/chairs… Can you please give me more information on doing this? I sure appreciate you site!

  12. Hi ladies. First I want to say thank you for creating this blog and inspiring us to decorate. I am planning my daughters college graduation party this May and wondering what decorating tips you may have? It will be outside in our yard and we have a screened ” crab shack” type of badge that we can use. I also love the southern charm so any advice or suggestions would be fabulous. Thanks for your time. Just to give you more info about my daughter- she will graduate from Coastal Carolina University with a psychology degrees. She loves the the South and loves Southern Tide, the beach!, southern Maryland blue crabs. Thanks again.

    • Hi, Stacie–We’re so glad you’re enjoying the blog! Sounds like you’ve got a fun party coming up, too, and a big occasion to celebrate. We do offer event planning–you can read more about that here: . I’ll also ask Terry to touch base with you in case you’d like to set up a consultation, since she’s an event planner in “real life.” 🙂 I hope that helps!

  13. Jenny Seitz says:

    Hi – I love the color in the piano room of the spring open house post – I am wanting to do my dining room in that blue with gold accents. Do you mind telling me the color? Also, we wanted to paint our kitchen tile backsplash and your blog is what popped up when we googled painting tile. Any tips on what paint to use, etc? Lastly, I love the light khaki rousched valance you have hanging above the kitchen sink in the same post regarding painting tile. Where did you find that? Thank you in advance! Thank you!
    Jenny, St. Louis, MO

  14. Absolutely love your website! Found it when looking for faux painting options for my countertops.
    Can you tell me where I can find a seagrass shade like the one hanging over the table in the kitchen that was featured in Better Homes & Gardens and on your site? I love that look and have been having trouble tying everything in my kitchen together and that would do the trick! LOVE your style! Thx so much for the tips!

  15. Hi, I just saw your chair you painted. I started a couch and need some help. You mix 1:1:1, but how much exactly is that. Pint, ounces, etc. I mixed the fabric medium and grey paint and only used a little water. I guess that is part of my problem. The couch is terribly rough and I’ve been sanding it, but it’s bad. I don’t want t have to go buy more paint. I’ve done the back and started the front but quit.. What do I do?

    • 1:1:1 is just the proportion, so it’s up to you to choose the unit of measurement. So if I used 1/2 cup (aka 4 oz) of one ingredient, I used 1/2 of the others. For a couch, I might use 1 cup of each. If you only used a little water, then yes, it would be stiff. Also, be sure that you’re spraying it with water before you apply the paint/water/fabric medium mixture. Hope that helps!

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