Have you ever spotted a paint color you love online and tried it in person and it doesn’t look the same? There are so many reasons this could happen. We get asked several hundred times a day “What paint color is that?!,” so we thought it would be fun to do a complete post with all the […]

We’ve talked about Instagram before. In this post, we shared how we quickly and organically grew our following (and you can, too!) and on episode 48 of our podcast, we discussed why we think the Instagram bubble is going to pop–spoiler: it has a lot to do with people trying to take short cuts. If […]

We live in a pretty remote area of the country, in a small town in Idaho. So while we love to support our local economy through grocery shopping, eating out, and frequenting the hardware stores 8 times a week, when it comes to furnishing and decorating our home, I would say 90% of it comes […]

Several weeks ago, we posted a photo over on Instagram of a few swatches painted on our great room walls. We stared at them for a while, probably too long because we ran out of time to actually paint the walls before our Halloween party. Now the project has resurfaced again and with Thanksgiving next […]

I was in Sherwin Williams a couple weeks ago, getting paint for the entry wall. When I was checking out, the clerk asked me if I needed any painter’s tape for my project. The thing is, I have the worst time with painter’s tape. In our last house, I remember getting the delicate surface stuff […]


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