Well… is a really, really exciting day for me! Not only do I have a brand spankin’ new blog and web page to introduce to you all……but I am also thrilled to introduce you to miss “verla” !

First, lets talk about miss verla. I purchased her at an estate sale and she was in really great shape with only a few scratches here and there. Because of this fact, I struggled with what to do with her since I really did not want to cover up the wood completely but at the same time knew that she needed a little updating and freshening up. I also knew from the get go there would be a stripe “situation”…..I just wanted to be sure that the color and placement were exactly what my mind pictured or it could all go very wrong and then I would just be mad maddie maxwell ! I am here to say that design plans came together  and I love her, love her , love her….so much so, the little platform bed in my master bedroom is in a heap o’ trouble…..I may just decide that verla belongs to me and never needs to leave my side. I am struggling with loading her in the etsy shop…. just struggling. I mean seriously….

Ok, now that you have met miss verla….. lets talk about the new site a bit shall we?! It looks exactly like my current website, so for those of you who had already checked out the new website several months back you will see basically the same format with a few new updated pictures and such, but the main difference is that we combined the website and the blog and everything is all under one roof now. I am the proud owner of my very own wordpress site and I could not be any more excited. This has been a really long time coming and lots of hard work so I am super, super stoked about today! There will be additions and tweaks along the way so you may notice a few changes here and there as we learn the new layout and all of its possibilities and capabilities! What do you think so far? I hope you love it, and that you will continue to visit me regularly! I appreciate each one of you taking the time to make knack part of your day!




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  1. Loving it!!! Looks amazing

    Especially cool the moose friend is included in the banner :)

    • Thank you so much Ollie! I love that mr moose is now included as well! :} He is just such a part of knack……

    • Thank you so much Sheepy Hollow! I am so glad you like it……and I hope you have an awesome day as well! Enjoy all of those new babies! I wish I could be there to play with them all! :}

  2. Everything looks amazing–I’ve been missing the little chest of drawers logo on your old space. It feels very “knacky” over here-

    • Thank you so much Janice! I think the illustrations are one of my favorite parts…..I love the new header! Thank you to my hubs and girls can tell for the help there! :} I also love that you said “knacky”……too cute!

  3. Goodness, where are my manners?

    I LOVE Verla too (and the moose). I think there was a little gasp over here when she popped up on the screen. The stripe of blue is genius.

    My grandmother had a very similar bed in her home. But her name was Agnes, my grandmother.
    Not the bed.

    • Hee Hee! You are totally fine! Thank you for the Verla love…and the gasp, and the story about your grandmother……I love it all! Thank you, thank you! xo

  4. Ah….I don’t know what I love more! Your new site is amazing and there are just no words for that bed. You never cease to amaze me Barb!

    • Oh man…you are making me blush!…thank you so much Collins! I am so glad you love miss verla, and the site! xo

  5. Oh my goodness Barb… FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I am not sure what is most exciting the new wordpress or the smashing Bed!!! XO Looks great!

    • Thank you Susan!! I am thrilled that you love it……that means so much to me pal! xo

    • Oh my goodness Karlene…..eeeeeeee!!! Thank you so much! I am so honored that you would say such a thing! xo

  6. this website and verla are perfect examples of your understated elegance. way to go!

    • thank you so very much! I am so glad you like the new site….and miss verla :} xo

    • Thank you so much Erin! I just love you and everything you put your hands on……so thank you for loving my place here and for letting me know in such a frabjous way ! xoxo

  7. Uh….hello?! You genius, you! Seriously Barb….I con’t know how you come up with these ideas but, each one is more inspired than the next. I LOVE this. sigh….

    • Melis!!! Thank you, thank you my friend!! I am so thankful for you and how you constantly send love my way…..I appreciate you more than you know! I hope to see you soon! xoxox

  8. Kudos on your new blog look! (I felt compelled to use a word beginning with a K… ;))

    Oh, Miss Verla is simply stunning! I think she has both a timeless AND oh-so-current color-blocking look.

    …you continually inspire!

    • Thank you so much Anne! I love that you wanted to use a ” K” word….you rock! Thank you , thank you for your words of encouragement! xo

    • Awwwww….thanks so much friend! blood, sweat, and tears…….but it is all good now :} thank you for loving it…and for your sweet words! xo

  9. I saw this bed already today on pinterest and thought to myself… that looks like a Barb kind of piece… didn’t take the time to notice that it was! I love it and I love the new site! Go girl!!! Keep doing what you do because your awesome! love!

    • Yay!! I love that you thought it looked like me….and then it actually was! Woot! Thank you so much Stephanie for your words of awesomeness! I appreciate the encouragement so very much! xo

    • hey jackie!! Thank you so much for everything! I have your wishbone paper cut on my bulletin board at the studio and I think of you every time I look at it! :} Hope all is well with you and your crew! xo

  10. Totally and completely brilliant. The site, the bed, and you. This bed is amazing! If I were you, I’d totally keep this piece hehe! I’m so excited to finally get on the site I’ve missed my knack-a-licious posts but I can’t complain because I’ve had the joy of getting to talk to my ray of sunshine for the past two days on FB! :-) Hubby did a killer job too!

    • Thank you so much Lindsey!!! You are such a gem……and I have missed you these past couple days as well….but have enjoyed our silly banter back and forth on the FB!!:} I will be sure mr jb knows you think he is the bomb diggity! xo

  11. Oh how I love her!!!!!!!!!!!! Like I’m head over heels, crazy in love with Verla! Oh, and not only do I love her, I adore your new site, too! Congrats on the move, girly! So fresh and clean!

    • Thank you Lakeitha! I appreciate you reading and for giving me feedback! I am excited about the new place here! xo

  12. I have a bed in my storeroom that looks exactly like yours. Great idea with the stripe.. we have not used ours since we purchased it at a vintage store. Trouble is we’re not sure how to fit a mattress in there. Round cornered custom mattress? This may be a really dumb problem. What do you suggest?

    • Hey there,
      Thank you! I’m glad you like it!

      I know what you mean about the space at the end of the bed due to the rounded foot board. It is not a dumb problem at all! I styled and displayed it with regular mattresses and once the bedding was on and a throw at the end of the bed it was totally fine. If you do not want the gap at all, you will have to order an extra long mattress so that it will close up that gap.

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