furniture makeover:: meet “titania”

titania1 titania2 titania3My book deadline was this past Nov 1. and for the 8 months or so  prior to that date it was “full steam ahead” zero to one hundred kind of action. We hit the deadline and hit it hard, producing gorgeous work that I am super proud of…and it felt really, really rewarding.

But…..I was also really, really tired. Tired in a blissful sort of way, but still in a way where I wanted to give my body and hands time to just chill.

So, for the past few weeks I rested, and then I produced little miss Titania. Everything about her is sweet and soft and gracious……and exactly what my soul needed. Pink herringbone detail, jade green paint, flower knob, and glittering liner all came together perfectly just as my mind designed.

All is well.

If miss Titania speaks to you, she is available for purchase ( in shop only) at Knack. Knack is located at 11 Lois Ave. in Greenville, SC. Stop by and shop with us Tuesday – Saturday from 10-3!

Gift Guide :: Stocking Stuffers

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Stockings can have wow-factor, too!  Make sure the folks you love feel special this Holiday Season with the right stuffers for their socks. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you out:

1 // A pack of cheerfully colored pencils for the young scholar (or artist!)

2 // An intoxicating soy candle for the hostess who didn’t even know she needed it

3 // A pocket wish list for the treasure hunter in your life

4 // A bright bauble keychain for the new driver (or new homeowner)

5 // A handsome wood-wrapped flask in a denim pouch, for the distinguished adventurer

6 // A miniature iron horseshoe for those in need of a bit of extra luck

7 // A pretty printed shadow puppet card for the curious storyteller

Shop Knack in store or online this Holiday Season for all the goodies to stuff your stockings with, for every member of your family.

gifting made easy :: cyber monday deals

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Its Cyber Monday! For all of you lovelies who cannot physically make it to the Knack store, we have not forgotten about you! Shop knackstudios.com today only and get 25% off your entire purchase! We also have a milk paint sale going on, so all milk paint is 40% off!

All you have to do is load up your cart with your favorite goodies and then enter coupon code milkpaintlove or cyberfunday at checkout. From there, we will take care of getting your goodies to you!

Happy Shopping!

( offers cannot be combined and are two separate sales)

it’s thanksgiving :: sweet and bitter

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Thanksgiving is my favorite day of all holidays…..and how amazing is it to actually have a day set aside to think about what we have to be thankful for and the many many good things that we have.

Let’s be thankful, joyful and content….no matter what.

Trust sooner, and rest in the knowledge that “what is for you will not pass you by”.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo

I totally get this :: Jimmie Martin

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When it comes to furniture design, I am super picky about looking to others work and drawing attention to their designs. I want to call attention to, and put my stamp of approval on originality and uniqueness…someone who is pushing the envelope of design and doing something that is truly their own.

I have admired Jimmie Martin’s furniture for quite some time and am all about it…..all over it…..totally diggin’ it.

Hallelujah for this kind of work and creative independence.

 

Small Business Saturday

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Have you heard of Small Business Saturday?  It’s a nation-wide initiative that spotlights the little guys and champions small businesses everywhere.  Well, we are proud to be one of those small businesses.  In honor of the day, we are hosting these special sales this coming Saturday, November 29:

  • 40% off on all Peg & Awl wood boards and plates
  • Buy one get one 50% off on all Milk Paint
  • A free Knack tote with a $25 purchase (while supplies last)

These deals are exclusive to Small Business Saturday, and available only in our brick and mortar location at 11 Lois Ave, Greenville SC.

See you this Saturday!

book news || a few secrets revealed and the title

secretbook3 secretbook2 Well, as you all know….I have been working away on my second book for the last year. In one way it seems like the year has taken forever, and yet in another way it seems like a very fast and vivid dream.

To say that I am excited about this project would be the worst understatement of the year…..I am STOKED! I am thrilled that with every passing day, we are closer and closer to the release of ……..wait for it….. FURNITURE MAKES THE ROOM!! You see what I did there? So, we go from my first book which is called Furniture Makeovers, to my second book which will be called Furniture Makes the Room.

There will be many new and exciting aspects to Furniture Makes the Room….for instance….we shot in actual peoples homes….we styled furniture multiple ways in order to show the versatility of color, we amped up the technique and really created some out of this world designs, and I do a lot of heart to heart sharing about the concept of home and what that looks like to me.

I am super proud of this body of work and cannot wait to share it with you all! Thank you for your friendship and support throughout this entire journey. I am truly thankful for your words of encouragement.

Things are looking really really good and I am in the world of editing and copy editing at the moment. This is the hardest phase for me since writing takes much effort for my feeble little mind, but I am thankful to again be working with the super thorough and talented team at Chronicle Books!

It wont be too long now….and I promise to keep you posted along the way!

xo,

Barb

(gorgeous photos by Paige French)