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. Ok, it feels so much better to get that off my chest!
I’ve lived in Austin, Texas for 17 years and I’ve had the privilege of working at both ends of Austin’s broad spectrum: live music and state government. When I’m not at my full-time job, blogging, or (re)decorating our newly remodeled home, you can typically find me at HomeGoods, 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 recently finished my very first remodel of a new home, 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’ve 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, 2018 is the year of epic Before & Afters, simple How-Tos, and tips and tricks on how to decorate + design on a budget!
Even more recently, I’ve started Katie Taylor Design, LLC, where I aim to help others create and design beautiful spaces of their own. For more information on services offered, clicked here.