DIY: Get the Look of Chalk Paint
How-To / Video

DIY: Get the Look of Chalk Paint

Ever wondered how stores get that amazing vintage finish on old tables and chairs?  I’ll let you in on the secret:  it’s called chalk paint.  Annie Sloan (the Martha Stewart of the U.K.) made this stuff famous and seriously makes a killing on it.  She sells a quart of her chalk paint for about $39 … Continue reading

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Saving Storm Damaged Furniture
Articles / How-To / People / Video

Saving Storm Damaged Furniture

When Hurricane Isaac made landfall over the city of New Orleans in late August, the storm took its sweet time moving on.  The hurricane sat atop the Crescent City for days flooding streets, swelling rivers and in the hardest-hit areas, forcing water over our levees and inundating entire neighborhoods.  The devastation was greater than anyone- … Continue reading

Fashion Friday: Down Here we Call ‘em Shrimp Boots
Articles / Fashion Friday / Shopping

Fashion Friday: Down Here we Call ‘em Shrimp Boots

Down here on the Gulf, our lives are slowly returning to normal after Hurricane Isaac blew through New Orleans, knocking out power, downing 200 year-old oak trees and flooding entire neighborhoods.  As a journalist, I was tasked with working 12-15 hour days, sleeping at the television station and reporting live in torrential rain and hurricane … Continue reading