…BIG news


Without further ado, I am thrilled to announce that you will be able to shop Blue Egg Brown Nest at the The Old Luckett’s Store starting late September! eeeek! I grew up going to Lucketts, my children’s furniture is all from Lucketts, I shop at Luckett’s all the time and have been a part of the Spring Market and now I am going to sell at the shop. The front porch right by the front door to be exact.


If you recall, my Luckett’s friends offered me a room a few years ago. I was super flattered as I was told that the waiting list is 10 years long. I thought and prayed about it, coming to the conclusion that it was just not the right time for me and my family. I had at least one child in diapers and the other was barely able to climb up the steep steps of the bus by herself. My babies needed me ready and able.

I have had the luxury of working for home, accepting refinishing pieces and selling pieces from my safe spot. I feel like the time is right to step out just a wee bit. I have been super honest about being a little, well, nervous about committing to anything too big. I want to still be able to attend to my family while loving what I work on. My Luckett’s friends are the very sweetest of peaches and told me that I can take the space for a month or for a very, very long time. It was all about what works for me and if I am happy. Wow. What encouraging words.

Everything is in the timing, isn’t it? I’m going to give it a go, pray big and eat/sleep/sell vintage. Promise me you will come visit me and my little space! I need to see friendly faces and nothing makes me more giddy then running into a friend I have never met before, but knows little ole me.

Feeling blessed.

FYI – This is a call to all pickers & home-owners. If you are local and have vintage furniture and/or antiques to sell, email me! cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com

Okay, DH, here is our next adventure. Buckle up!



…master bedroom interiors

As you know, we have been under a bit of dust over here in our nest. We have refinished our wood floors, built a patio with landscaping, replaced all our carpeting, designing a theater room, painted and added wood flooring to the master. I’m sure I’ve inhaled way too many fumes, but, alas, so worth it.

I am not finished re-designing our master, but it is coming along nicely. I changed the color to Ben Moore’s White Dove – which I would recommend if you are looking for a lovely, soft white. In our white bedroom it actually reads as a slight aged while, like a linen dress. In the process I took everything off the walls. I love doing this because it gives me the opportunity to look at my space with fresh eyes.

I have old shutters that I found at Luckett’s years ago that I have used for a screen. They are grey and remind me of French Linen Chalk paint. I decided to move these behind my chaise, add an area rug, a new chandelier. I also had to paint a few pieces and am expecting some mirrored nightstands this week. My favorite new detail is the pressed floral prints that I bought to cover an entire wall. I promise to reveal all soon – and in color 🙂

I thought I would just give you a few pix to let you in on what what happening.



Architectural elements always work as an interesting contrast to new items, like this mercury glass lamp.


I like to buy 2 of everything when it comes to display items like these monkeys. It adds symmetry.


Here is a look at the area rug that I chose. In love.


I have two dress forms and considered sells this one, but for now she’s staying.


You know how I feel about old doors.


Resin bust. Resin antlers. Reid, of course, can’t help but be a ham.



This is the light fixture I chose. I will give you the secret to my source when I post final pix.


A little reminder of vacation hanging on my armoire.

DH hates hanging multiple pix, but he is so good at measuring!




I had to buy this duck egg blue journal for my nightstand.



The master is probably my favorite room in my house and deserves lots of attention.


…duck egg desk

A vanity or a desk is a perfect piece to do a bright color. I have actually done a few in Duck Egg. I was thrilled to hear from my former pottery teacher asking if I would help with her daughter in-law’s vanity.

Here is the before. It is a typical desk-type with brassy hardware. Check out the legs and the detail, though. Perfect places for Chalk Paint.


Here is the after in Duck Egg Blue.






I love how it turned out. This color also photographs well.

Need a piece refinished? I am here to help! Email me a photo of your piece and I will give you an estimate. cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com