Welcome to Spray Paint & Chardonnay! SP&C was created in 2009 to chronicle my adventures—and misadventures—in decorating and designing my first home. What started simply as a creative outlet has quickly become a passion. From budget-friendly decorating ideas to do-it-yourself home decor, I love sharing creative ways to add personal touches to your home.
ABOUT THE NAME
It’s really true that a good coat of spray paint or a heavy pour of wine can pretty much fix just about any problem. From a dated piece of home décor to a less-than-awesome day, spray paint or wine is always the answer. And since you’re here, I feel like I can be honest with you–I hate Chardonnay. Much like my personal style, my taste in wine has evolved over the years and the driest white wine available is always my choice. However, ‘Spray Paint & Sauvignon Blanc’ doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, now does it? So, here we are.
I’ve lived in Austin, Texas for 20 years and I’ve had the privilege of working at both ends of Austin’s broad spectrum: live music (10 years) and state government (going on 10 years!). When I’m not at my full-time job or (re)decorating my home, you can typically find me at HomeGoods, Target, a flea market, or at happy hour with friends. I’m shamelessly obsessed with the Today Show, Willie Nelson, and my cat NoNo the Christmas Kitty.
I finished my very first remodel of a new home in 2017, and long story short, the process didn’t go as exactly as planned. But, what remodels do?! You can read the whole (disastrous) story here. However, I learned a ton along the way, and I’m excited to share it all with you! Now that I’ve regained my sanity and the main projects are complete, I’m excited to share Before & Afters, simple How-Tos, and tips and tricks on how to decorate + design on a budget! (Update: Enough time has now passed that I’m ready to change things up again!)
In 2019, I started Katie Taylor Design, LLC, where I aim to help others create and design beautiful spaces of their own tailored specifically to their style and budget. For more information on services offered, click here.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and CHEERS!