Painting Our Windows and Doors Black!

table | chambray shams | linen sheets | duvet | velvet pillows | bed | USB lamp The master bedroom in Tree House has come so far! It’s the only space in the home that we could even consider (somewhat) complete, only in the sense that it has baseboards. And window trim! And painted walls! And, as of […]

Choosing a Paint Color for the Scary Room

In what might be the most anticlimactic reveal of all time, we painted the Scary Room! Despite the lack of contrast between where we started and where we are now, painting this room has made all the difference. What was once a hodge podge of new and old drywall, yellow-y joint compound and unknown grime is now a […]

It Only Took Us a Year: Painting the Exterior Stairs

Early last summer, we rebuilt our exterior front staircase. This was after we poured new concrete and painted the front porch, but before we built our garden, gave the front door a color, stained the deck and built our porch swing. I list all these things for a couple reasons – for one, we often […]

A Very Merry Pet Shop Holiday

As we find ourselves between projects, checking off a few smaller ones and daydreaming about the bigger ones, we’ve somehow found ourselves a week out from Thanksgiving. We have visits from friends on the agenda, we’re digging through dessert recipes to bring to our potluck-style Friendsgiving and we’ve even talked about trimming the tree this […]

Say Hello to Pet Prints!

Today, we’re so excited to announce the launch of The Pet Shop’s newest product line – pet prints! So, what are pet prints? Simply put, they’re fine art giclée reproductions of your commissioned paintings. Let’s say you’re purchasing your custom pet painting, and you suddenly realize that Fido’s grandma would love nothing more than to […]

3 Things for a Very Merry Pet Shop Holiday

ONE. It’s October (surprise!), and maybe it’s our late nights of cleaning and gutting our garden unit – or maybe it’s our growing frustration at the lack of tied-up-ends in our home (yes, definitely this!) – but time is flying. November is around the corner, and for the last few weeks, we’ve watched our Pet […]

The Pet Shop Turns 3! (And a Celebration for You)

A life changing – yes, really – thing happened in 2008. As a tiny birthday token, I painted for Scott a mini portrait of a pup, shared this with you (a whole year later), and then quietly (very quietly, shh), began taking word of mouth orders. These orders – mostly from friends and family – […]

Painted: Dear Dora

On Friday, our puppy friend Chick of Love and a Six-Foot Leash showed off the newest addition to his family’s collection of pet portraits – Dora! You may remember when Chick’s mom, Aleks, shared her fostering story with us years ago, and since then, she’s kept this girl busy painting not only her pups, but […]