Quotage :: Negativity is never a good idea

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Change your mind….change your world.

It’s true.

Negativity breeds discontent, disillusion, and bitterness….and it can be so easy for some to focus all of their energy on being miserable. If you are that miserable person, do some positive thinking today. Think of three things you have to be thankful for. If you know of, or are consistently around someone struggling with negativity…..don’t enable….require change.


behind the scenes :: process & projects

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It’s nice to reach Friday and see all the fruits of our labors laid out in photo form.  This week has been a happy whirlwind of photoshoots, mini-projects, a trip to the flea market, spray-painting mishaps, and realizing that nothing is past saving.

Tonight is First Friday here in the Village of West Greenville, and we’ve got a couple new offerings from our very own studio.  We re-purposed our winter display to make beaded keychains, and created brightly colored candle cubes for lighting up these summer nights.

If you’re here in Greenville, I hope you’ll join us from 6 to 9 PM.

Have a beautiful and summery weekend everybody!

living with :: Phalidae


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You know that girl. The one in the little black dress who manages to look mysterious and classy all at once.  The girl who is feminine and rugged.  The girl in the baseball cap and high heels.  Phalidae is our version of that girl.  Cool, classic, rough around the edges, with an air of mystery.

We think Phalidae would look effortless all dressed up with a sleek bottle of perfume and a box full of hammered bronze jewelry, finished with an on-point gem shaped mirror.


Furniture Makeovers eBook Sale!

Happy hump day everybody! I am thrilled to announce that, during the month of May, you can get my book for $2.99 on all your devices!  It’s the perfect compliment to that Kindle you’re getting your mom for Mother’s Day!

Check out the deal here , and remember this offer ends at the end of the month!




Giveaway time!

It’s giveaway time! Head on over to our instagram (@knackstudio) to win a signed copy of my book, Furniture Makeovers, and a set of mini houses by Crave Studio. you can choose farm or city!

Details on instagram at @knackstudio and @cravestudio!cravehouses4 book4

Today was a Historical Day



Today….. was the “official first day” of Knack’s new store manager ….Angie!

We celebrated by completely rearranging the shop, and unloading boxes and boxes of new product. (YIPEE!)

Of course, we did eat cupcakes too….
And laugh a lot…. and take silly pictures.

It’s what we do….



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Well my friends….I am only two days away from my event + book signing at Anthropologie, and I woke up this morning so excited about it that I couldn’t go back to sleep.

As I worked in the studio yesterday with Kendall….my sweet summer intern….she was  asking me if I was excited….and I tried to explain how I felt….which went something like: ” I am so excited….I don’t even know how to physically show it! When I think back to 2001/2002 when I first started using Anthropologie knobs in my furniture work, it just all seems too surreal to grasp that I will now be in the store…..which is carrying and selling my book…..doing a question and answer time +book signing!” Not to mention, there will be an area set apart where I have picked all of my favorite new hardware and tools from Anthropologie to use in your own furniture designs!

I don’t know what to wear..{I mean….really}…I am starting to get butterflies…..and am already praying that I don’t ramble too much during the Q + A…….

….but seriously…this is one of those moments that I had fun dreaming about back in the early 2000’s as I painted in my garage….and I am not quite sure I know how to wrap my mind around the fact that this little dream of mine is now very real.

This one thing I do know……I am so thankful and grateful for all of the many blessings that have fallen on me, because I know that there are many others with talents far greater than mine……

P.S. If you would like to RSVP for the book signing event please be sure to do so here




FlashsaleWe are trying to make way for new goodies coming in over the next couple of weeks, and so we decided to have a flash sale! Pillows + Mirrors are 50% off and everything else in the shop {including furniture} is 15% off! This goes for both local + online shoppers!

This doesn’t happen very often, so take advantage…. and scoop up those knackalicious treats you have been checkin’ out!

If there is something you would like to purchase but do not see it in the online shop, please email me and let me know!

Hurry…sale ends Friday at 2 pm!



Furniture Makeovers Blog Tour

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Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am SO excited to announce the official start of the blog tour for my book, Furniture Makeovers! Here is the wonderful line up:

Friday, July 12 – Chronicle Books blog

Monday, July 15 – A Beautiful Mess

Tuesday, July 16 – The City Sage and Cranny + Me

Wednesday, July 17 – Urban Comfort

Thursday, July 18 – Indie Craft Parade

Friday, July 19 – Simply Grove

Monday, July 22 – Poppytalk

Tuesday, July 23 – The Curated House and Ambrosia Creative

Wednesday, July 24 – The Bedlam of Beefy

Thursday, July 25 – Decorology

Friday, July 26 – Bloesem

Be sure to follow along, as there will be multiple chances to win a signed copy of my book AND a fabulous new Knack tote bag!

A very big “Thank you” to all of my blog friends for being so generous with their time and for helping spread the love about my book!