Blog - August 2010

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Big Plans!

I have never been a stranger to a paint brush or a can of spray paint. I love to change the color of something to give it a fresh look. Some things in my home have been many different colors over the years and used in different rooms. I remember about 15 years ago, the Verdi-Green iron finish became popular. I learned how to achieve this finish by painting metal black and then doing a color wash with very thin aqua paint. I Verdi-Greened everything I could get my hands on. My outdoor light... Read More
Posted by Meagan Walley at Wednesday, August 25, 2010


We have been as busy as little elves at First Fruit Collection. For those of you that have visited us in the last two weeks, you have noticed all the changes. We replaced the yucky 9 year old carpet in the original space: We tore out our old counter and installed new cabinetry and countertop: We removed wallpaper (3 layers) and painted and put our logo on the back wall: And . . . . . we did it all ourselves in one weekend! We started at the close of the day on Friday... Read More
Posted by Meagan Walley at Thursday, August 19, 2010

Contrary to popular belief, the business of interior design is not glamorous. I don't know how many times I have told people what I do only to hear them say, " Oh, how glamorous . . . . . an Interior Designer!" That comment is usually followed by "my mother, sister, neighbor, dog and my cat have taken design courses." They always help me with my interior design. I bet other professions, like an accountant, orthodontist, lawyer, engineer, or scientist, ever get this reaction when asked... Read More
Posted by Meagan Walley at Thursday, August 12, 2010

Southern Hospitality: Brand Your Dishes

I received some sad news this weekend about a friend of mine who has been battling colon cancer. Her cancer is back, this time in her lungs or her liver, my friend wasn’t sure which, and it doesn’t sound good. She has been on my heart and I have said many prayers for her since I heard the news. I have thought of her husband, son and daughter and again prayed for them as they face this battle with her. I immediately wondered what I should do, Facebook her, call her on the phone, or I could take... Read More
Posted by Meagan Walley at Monday, August 9, 2010


How is a consumer to know what is inside the sofa they wish to purchase? Is it eight way hand tied, sinuous spring construction, or does it have a web construction? Is the frame solid wood, kiln dried, blocked, screwed and doweled together? What are the cushions made out of, are they foam, down, spring, or a combination of these? Is it tuxedo, camel back, rolled arm, lawson arm, T-cushion, attached back, pillow back, or a chesterfield. Is the fabric a print, a solid, a woven or... Read More
Posted by Meagan Walley at Tuesday, August 3, 2010