Easy, DIY Chalk Painted Bottles {w/Oil Rubbed Bronze}

Easy, DIY Chalk Painted Bottles - Oil Rubbed Bronze- Before & After - artsychicksrule.com #thriftydecor #chalkpaint #oilrubbedbronze #diy

Remember these Chalk Painted bottles (and decoupage) I shared with you all last week? Well, here are the other two I recently completed. Easy does not begin to describe it….silly easy is more like it.  And such great, thrifty, budget friendly home decor. Here’s how you do it… Find some old bottles and remove the labels.  That was honestly the hardest part of this whole process! They really do not want those labels coming off. Then dry them well and put a coat or two of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint on them. I LOVE this stuff. I’ve used it

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Fall Color Trends 2014 {Décorview and Hunter Douglas}

Pantone Fall Color Trend with Décorview and Hunter Douglas

I’m a color girl. I LOVE it…and I love to incorporate it into my home and home decor. Just take a look at Pantone’s color chart for FALL 2014….. How great are these colors? Lots of great color inspiration for transitioning into the Fall season. For Fall color trend tips, “Mix and Match: Fall Color Trends for the Home“. Décorview, an industry leader in interior design trends and custom window treatments, and Hunter Douglas have incorporated these fabulous Fall colors into their quality home products. Just take a look at this gorgeous inspiration using some of these colors in your

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DIY No Sew Projects {Pillows, Curtains, Shades and more}

No Sew Projects - artsychicksrule.com #nosew #nosewcurtains #nosewpillows #nosewprojects

If you spend any time around here, you might just maybe know….. I don’t sew. That’s right, I’m a no sew kinda girl. I’m quite okay with that though.  And truth be told, it hasn’t really held me back from creating (or fixing!) things around here. That also doesn’t seem to be the case for any of these bloggers either….as is evidenced by all of the fabulous projects on this page! So, if you don’t know how to sew but want to make pretty things, just take a look at all of the projects I have collected and linked up below. Be sure to

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French Typography & Whitewash Makeover { Words Themed Tour}

French Typography Table Makeover - Before and After Top- artsychicksrule.com #milkpaint #chalkpaint #french #typography

It’s themed tour Thursday and the theme this month is “Words/Letters”. I’m a words, letters, graphics, typography loving girl (as is evidenced by this blog AND my home ) so I am really excited about this month’s theme! For anyone new, some blogger friends and I get together every month and bring you a themed furniture makeover. You can see past month’s themes –> here. Now onto this month’s makeover….a little French typography and whitewash… And a close up of how it started out…. Beat up but nice and solid.  And check out that cool wood pattern on the top.

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Living Room Design Ideas & Kalaty Rugs {plus a Giveaway!}

Living Room designed around Kalaty Rugs - Blue & Gold Living Room - Blue Inspira Collection - #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalaty Rug for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love home decor and design. And I love rugs. Rugs are the anchor that pull it all together. They can evoke a feeling of warmth and create a certain mood within a space. A new rug can take an old room in a totally new direction and give it a completely new look. I just love that! Today I’m sharing with you Kalaty.com They are a family run business, spanning several generations, who make superior quality handcrafted rugs. “Kalaty Rug Corporation is a family

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Thrifty Bottle Makeovers {Decoupage and Chalk Paint}

Thrifty Bottle Makeovers {Decoupage & Chalk Paint} - Steps to Create - #decoupage #chalkpaint

I have a really fun new crafty craft for you all today.  A little fun with some old bottles, decoupage and Chalk Paint ®. Being the thrifty girl that I am, I can never throw anything away.  Almost anything anyway. Like these old bottles I came across the other day while cleaning out underneath my bathroom vanity. …and by “old”, I mean old as in 15 years or so. Not old like the pretty blue bottles I collect. I almost tossed these but decided I really loved the shape of them and the pretty aluminum lids. One of which I ended

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Animal Shelter Thrift Benefit {a donation, new rug and more}

Animal Thrift Benefit - artsychicksrule.com #dogs #shelters #newrug

I am so excited about today’s post. It is a cause near and dear to my heart! Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month?  (http://www.aspca.org/adopt/adopt-a-shelter-dog-month) I, along with a bunch of my blogger friends, have gotten together to bring you makeovers that will benefit animal shelters. Mine is a bit different than some of the others since I was unable to find a thrift store in my area that benefits shelters.  But…. I did find out that a shelter in my area has a way you, I or anyone can donate! It’s through Amazon and is called AmazonSmile. A

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Breast Cancer Awareness {the importance of breast density}


I was actually in the middle of writing a post that I will share with you all next week when I decided it might be a good idea to share my story again. I ran into some old friends the other night who gracefully shared with me how thankful they were that I wrote and shared my story. That many have probably benefited from it. I hope so. That was my reason for writing it.  But it’s so nice to hear that others have. It is a good feeling to know that out of something bad, good can come.  So with that,

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DIY “Carved” Wood Medallions {inspired by – Ballard Designs}

DIY Carved Medallions inspired by Ballard Designs  - artsychicksrule.com #knockoff #inspiredby #medallions #diy

I have a super fun (and super easy) project to share with you all today. DIY “Carved” Wood Medallions Not only that, but my friends have a bunch to share with you too! It’s “knock off”, “inspired by” tour time. …and what inspired me were these pretty wall medallions over at Ballard Designs. What didn’t inspire me too much….was the price. So I made my own! And you can make your own too.  No, they are not exact, but are more in line with my decor than the originals. And did I mention how EASY it was to make them? And no,

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Corinth Blue Milk Paint & Decoupage {Free-Letter Tray Makeover}

Corinth Blue Milk Paint Makeover with Decoupage - Before - artsychicksrule.com #corinthblue #decoupage #diy #milkpaint #generalfinishes (5)

Hello!! Hope you all had a great weekend. Last week I painted this table with General Finishes Persian Blue and Snow White Milk Paint.  I mentioned in that post I’d be sharing a new color (that I LOVE) this week. It’s Corinth Blue Milk Paint (also General Finishes). ….and it’s GORGEOUS. It is a very bold color so I decided to try it out on this little letter tray first. I have several and got most of them for FREE! Free is always good, right? This is what it looked like before I painted and decoupaged it. Boring..eh? I’ve already made

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Two Tone Side Table Milk Paint Makeover {themed tour}

Two Tone Side Table Makeover - Themed Furniture Tour - artsychicksrule.com #milkpaint #makeover #diy (4)

Guess what day it is again already?? Themed furniture makeover day! Two Tone is the theme this month.  These months sure do fly on by. It seems like I finish one project and the next thing I know it’s time for another!  (there are a group of bloggers who do a “themed” furniture makeover once every month… for any new readers out there that don’t know what I’m talking about ) –to see previous month’s themed furniture makeovers, click –> here. So, as it seems to be, with me anyway, what I first “envisioned” didn’t quite pan out.  I do have hope

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DIY Wood Pallet Projects {book review}


*I received this book for free to review but all opinions and thoughts are my own! I love this book. I am so excited to be sharing this lovely book (and my friend Karah!) with you all today. DIY Wood Pallet Projects: 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space by Karah Bunde who blogs over at thespacebetweenblog.net.  I had the pleasure of meeting (and doing a coffee table challenge with!) Karah at the Haven Blogger’s Conference this past July.  I had already “known” her in blogland and loved her projects long before that though. She has done some amazing

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