I’m challenging myself to take 100 product photos over the next few months.
Creating a Garden TV Set at Home for QVC Airings
Marigold season is here!
Let’s Give Ourselves Time To Grow
Have you ever gone through a period of time when you couldn't quite put your thoughts into words? It took a lot of time to sort out exactly what was on your mind. Then, all of a sudden, DING! The lightbulb goes on and you finally have clarity! Whelp, I've been in that place since I last posted...
There’s More Than One Way To Do What You Love
Sensing the need to shift a bit? There’s more than one way to do what you love!
An Unfinished Basement Turned Home Studio
I turned an unfinished basement into a bright and clean photography studio!
You Can Be More Than One Thing
You have permission to be more than one thing. You can be a painter AND photographer AND blogger AND furniture painter all at the same time.
Create a Color Scheme With General Finishes Milk Paint
Creating color schemes that blend your furniture and home decor is easy with General Finishes Milk Paint!
Changes at Eight Hundred Furniture
Things have changed here at Eight Hundred Furniture, and I’d like to take some time to update all of you on what’s been happening these past few months!
We Bought A House!
Marc And I Just Bought Our First Home! You know what it feels like to wait for Christmas when you're a child? It seems soooo far away when you think about it in the summertime. Then as the weather cools, decorations start showing up in stores and you start decorating your home, it gets...
Guest Hosting at QVC
Read about what it’s like being an on-air guest host at QVC!
Leaving The Nest
Waiting for your “break” in traffic can be quite challenging. Today on the blog, I’m sharing how God moved me on from a season of waiting in my business.
Antique Show Recap & Thoughts For The Future
A recap of how the Lebanon Antique & Artisan Show went.
Tips for Painting in Hot and Cold Weather
Believe it or not, the weather plays a major role in how your paint finishes turn out!
What To Do When You Feel Stuck
How many of you have a project, idea, or some other task that’s been rolling around in your mind for weeks, months or years? You want to tackle this “thing” but you aren’t sure where to start.
Evaluating Repair Work
When you find a lovely piece of furniture you’d like to paint from a thrift shop, antique mall or online, you need to evaluate what kind of repairs it will need before a paintbrush ever touches the surface.
The Rusty Gold Antique and Artisan Show
The 2019 Rusty Gold Antique and Artisan Show is in the books! Get all the details in this blog post.
Paint Demo at Habitat for Humanity
Last Friday, I partnered with my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Coatesville for a special General Finishes paint demonstration. I went shopping for two beautiful project pieces and then painted them live in the store a few days later. Here’s a recap of how everything went if you weren’t able to attend in person.
Earth Week with Habitat for Humanity
On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of visiting my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Now I’ve been there before hunting for painting projects and staging items, so this was not my first trip. This particular visit was special because I met with their team to collaborate in celebrating Earth Day this year!
Our New Kia Sorento aka Marshmallow 2.0
We recently bought a Kia Sorento as our new business vehicle. Here’s why we bought it over another pickup truck or a cargo van.
New Year’s Reflections
As we all stand on the cusp of a new year, everyone seems to be in reflection mode. There's something about standing on the precipice of another year filled with opportunities and fresh starts that makes us all nostalgic about the year that has almost passed in its entirety. I've never been one...