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We love our readers and love sharing our passion for DIY with you. But just so we’re all on the same page:

  • Charleston Crafted was created & is written and maintained by Morgan Smith McBride & Sean McBride.  All content, including photos, images, videos and text is our property and cannot be reproduced without our permission. Feel free to use an image or two as long as it is credited to us and links back to the original content. Please do not replicate any of our text or more than a couple of pictures without contacting us for permission first.
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  • We are a for-profit blog. We make money from the blog in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: selling digital products, advertisements, and affiliate links. Affiliate ads pay us a percentage of sales resulting from clicks on the ad, product image, or link to a product. Posts containing affiliate links will be clearly marked. We have ads, not to be evil, but in order to pay ourselves for the time that goes into creating awesome content. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!
  • We will always give you the straight truth on product reviews. In fact, most of our product reviews are not paid or perked- they’re just things that we’ve bought and gotten especially attached to. If a product review is paid, or if we got it for free, we will be sure to let you know that, but we will never let that affect our review of the product.
  • We are not professional designers or contractors- we are amateurs who just love figuring things out our own way, sometimes based off of reference books or blogs & often off of trial and error. We make every effort to ensure that all tutorials and recipes posted are of the highest possible quality and revise projects to reflect any problems or tricks that come to our attention. However, we are not responsible for the outcome of any projects that you try to replicate off of our site. Please wear eye protection! We don’t want any injuries to you or your home.
  • We approve all comments by hand. We respect negative comments (you’re entitled to your opinion!) and will approve them, as well. However, comments interpreted as just plain mean will not be approved. We have the right to delete any comment at any time for any reason (so don’t give us a reason too, mmmkay?) Also, our spam filter occasionally catches real comments, so feel free to show a little personality so you aren’t mistaken (by a robot) as a robot.
  • We love seeing & sharing your home, builds, projects… everything! If you email us pictures of your goods, we are assuming that you are ok with us sharing them on the site. If we are going to feature you in a post, we will contact you in advance to get the full run down!
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Graeme C Payne

Friday 29th of January 2021

Hello! I stumbled across your site while seeking ideas for a lap desk. I like the one you show here. From the name of the Blog I naturally wondered "is that SC?" since we used to live in that area. (Summerville, then North Charleston.) We still have friends in the area & used to visit often before COVID.

The main purpose of commenting, though, is your Disclosures page. Yours is amazing - it is the first one I have actually read more than a paragraph of. It feels like it was written by real people for real people. A very delightful alternative to the stereotype of written by lawyers for lawyers and in print so tiny I have to turn on a screen magnifier. (My eyes are over seven decades old - they need help.) again, thank you very much for the fresh breath of clarity!


Saturday 30th of January 2021

Never would have thought we'd get a nice, positive comment on our disclosure page, but thanks! Hope you can make it back to the area in the future.