Who Knew Something So Ugly Could Turnout So Gorgeous!

 Occasionally you meet someone that will change your live forever.  That person for me is my dear friend, Beth Chapman.  Not only and I am blessed with her friendship but I am always amazed at her gifted talent of painting.  Beth is not your average painter.  She can take the ugliest furniture, walls, ceilings, etc...and turn them into a masterpiece.  She has a God given natural talent to paint but she also has been professionally trained under the world known 
Martin Alan Hirsch of Decorative Finishes Studio.
  Beth has been painting as long as I have known her.  She was faux painting way before it was "cool".  Over the years she painted countless projects for me.  I plan to share a few of these on my blog.

Check out the transformation of this red chest of drawers she spotted at a Goodwill.  


 Annie Sloan's Robins Egg Blue Chalk Paint. 
 Annie Sloan's Brown Wax was added to give it the antiqued distressed look.  

Clemson, SC 

More work by Beth:


Snow Day's are the BEST

I grew up in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina where snow was very common during the winter months.  After college I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina which is a couple of hours East of the mountains.  Although, I love living in Charlotte I do miss all the snow.  Recently Charlotte received our first snow within the past couple of years.  
Needless to say, it was heaven to me!

When I woke up, I was so excited to see the snow that I quickly grabbed my boots and headed out in my pj's! 

Not a sweet tea kinda day for my front porch, 
more like a Hot Chocolate kinda day!

 I was tempted to build a fire in the fire pit!

My sweet Samme followed me every step of the way 
on my snow venture....he loved it!

But Buddy-Butthead wanted NO part of the snow 
so he stayed inside!  
(his name fits him perfectly...haaa!)