A warm, inviting French country kitchen

Meesh Pierce shares the inspirations for her French country kitchen in Wyoming.

Intro to mas d’étoile :: French Country Farmhouse in Wyoming

I set out to build a custom Provence-style country home in Wyoming. I was super lucky to have met the most exceptional builder, Billy Esperson. This marks the beginning of several posts discussing our process and how we built this beautiful home.

Hello, ladybugs!

I released 1500 ladybugs into the garden today! Here are some extreme closeups of them. imeeshu.com

Rustic mid-century inspired dining table

How to paint new wood to look like weathered, rustic wood.

Orchids 101

I’ve always loved orchids, but was always intimidated by them. Last year, a neighbor gave me the most gorgeous Phalaenopsis orchid (the most common variety you see at grocery stores), stuck it in a southwest facing window nook and it bloomed for nearly a year! I thought “Self, you’re good at this!” Then….I stumbled upon […]

Transplanting potted plants to Kratky hydroponics

Did you know that It’s possible to transplant plants grown in soil into hydroponics systems? Yes, and it works!

DIY hanging bromeliad

I saw this at a very fancy nursery about 6 months ago. Instead of plunking down $60 for it, I took a bromeliad I already had and used some decorative moss and twine to replicate the hanging beauty. This was an inexpensive experiment that has survived the past 6 months and continues to look pretty […]

Harvesting and germinating rose seeds

Come along as I germinate some rose seeds!

Rooting Brussels Sprouts

I love Brussels sprouts. Please move on if you don’t…b/c this post is all about them and some uber-nerd techniques that I’m testing in the garden. Here’s my favorite sweet and spicy Chinese-style recipe. YUM! Naturally, I figured I should try to grow them…b/c why not? These are some of the coolest plants I’ve ever grown. […]

Salt Wash tutorial :: mirror mirror on the wall

I love how Salt Wash makes a piece really look old and chippy. The textured layers allow more paint to poke through. Here’s my tutorial for Salt Wash. Enjoy!

Secretary desks :: not just for secretaries

Painted secretary desk in Annie sloan Louis Blue and a custom wash. Details on imeeshu.com

A beginner’s guide to hydroponics

Ok, who’s ready to go on this hydroponic adventure with me? I’ve been working ridiculous hours the past couple of years and have completely neglected my veggies! So I’m on a mission to restore them and get a greenhouse to protect them from the rabbits, rats, and snails! I’ve spent the better part of the […]

Using Saltwash to create a vintage beachy look

When we first moved to this house, I decided to paint a bathroom orange. Why orange? I don’t know why. It just felt right. And now…it feels oh so wrong. So…I’m on a mission. Naturally, I start on Craigslist to find the perfect vanity. But there’s something about this glaze that wasn’t sitting well with me. […]

How to grow hydrangeas from cuttings

It was a gorgeous day today. The sun was flooding into our kitchen nook. Don’t you just love days with no schedules? It seems like they’re trickier to find as the kids get older. But I’ve been more intentional about trying to find that quiet space…. ….more time to enjoy life’s treasures and simple beauties. So I […]

Using chalk paint to get a drift wood look

i’ve been using chalk paint for the better part of 6 years and am continually surprised by the various looks i can get. the giant frames below were made for a client. these measured 6′ x 8′ and eventually had beautiful sea scape canvases placed atop. i find painting to be so relaxing and meditative. […]