$5 Thrifty French Paper Decoupage Table {themed makeover}

$5 Thrifty French Paper Decoupage Table Makeover - Finished -artsychicksrule.com #decoupage #french

It’s themed furniture day!  Every month a few of my blogger friends and I get together and create a makeover around our chosen theme.  This month’s theme is DECOUPAGE.  You can see previous month’s themes here –> French, Metallic, Bright, Floral, Travel and Numbers. I love decoupage and have done a few other projects with it. This Butterfly Decoupaged Table , “Vintage” French Fruit Tray and this OBX Latitude & Longitude Table. For this one, I decided to do a French Paper Decoupage. Did you happen to catch the price??  FIVE dollars. Well, $5.25 to be exact. But hey, close enough!! ;)  It was

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Asheville, North Carolina {an adventure of sorts}

Asheville NC Road Trip - Cool Street Performer - artsychicksrule.com #asheville #downtown

Last week I shared our Charleston/Mount Pleasant trip with you and today I’m sharing our overnight adventure in Asheville, North Carolina…. ….and what an adventure it was!!  My husband attended Western Carolina University and his fraternity there was having a 5oth year anniversary in Asheville, North Carolina. We decided to ride down to Charleston first and spend a few days and then leave our son with family there and head over to Asheville for the night.  Then we would head back to Charleston for a few more days and get our son and go home.  We arrived in Asheville at about noon

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Charleston & Mount Pleasant {a recap in photos}

Charleston - Mount Pleasant - a trip in photos - across from HUSK - artsychicksrule.com #southcarolina #charleston

We recently got back from a trip visiting my husband’s brother, his wife and nephew who live in Mount Pleasant, SC. See that menu above where it says “Random Things”?  Yep, this is going to be one of the posts that end up there! No projects, paint, decor or thrifting today…just a little bit of random, food and fun to share with you all. We visit SC once or twice a year and I thought I’d share a few photos of the places we visited while there this time.  I wrote another post last year about our visit at that time with different things/visits…you can

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French Styled Cabinet Makeover {Graphics & Chalk Paint}

French Fabulous Cabinet Makeover Before & After - #chalkpaint

I am so excited to finally be sharing my little French styled cabinet makeover with you all today. It’s been a long time coming. If you follow me on Instagram…you’ve seen it. BUT it didn’t quite turn out like I had originally planned. Nope. It was a bit of a big fat ole fail at first. I had a vision. (that’s a scary thing sometimes…just ask my husband! ) But sadly, as it goes sometimes, the vision and what I actually ended up with were two totally different things. So back to the drawing board it was. And this is what I

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Sun, Sand, Sea {DIY Sign}

Sun, Sand, Sea Beach Sign - DIY - Tutorial - Finished #chalkpaint #sign artsychicksrule.com

I love to make signs.  That’s no question….and not a surprise if you look around my blog a bit. BUT I can only have so many in my own home. So I resort to getting my sign “fix” by making them for others! This Sun, Sand, Sea one was for my sister for her birthday recently. We live on the coast of the Atlantic so the theme for many around here is naturally….coastal. I picked up this old cutting board at the thrift store on one of my visits. (which the intent to make some sort of sign, of course!)

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20 DIY Thrifty Makeovers {Repurposed Items}

20 DIY Thrifty Makeovers - 'Repurposed' - artsychicksrule.com

I have such a fun post for  you all today. One of my …well, two actually…favorite things.  Thriftiness and repurposing…and DIY. Ok that would be three of my favorite things. I’ve put together a round up of 20 DIY Thrifty Makeovers…that are all repurposed items.  I love making over thrifty finds….but I think I love “repurposing” old thrifty items even more! It’s such fun to take something and use it for something other than what it was intended.  I’ve included some of my own “repurposes” and the rest are creations and makeovers from a few of my blogger friends. They are super

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Guest Bath Makeover on a Budget {Before & After}

Guest Bath Makeover - Before and After - Sink -  artyschicksrule.com #makeover #bath #diy

As promised, I am sharing my downstairs guest bath makeover with you all today. And it’s another doozy of a makeover. 1970′s…..to 2004….to today. I know….gold and avocado green tile, sink….pink rose flowered wallpaper. What’s not to love? A lot. In 2014 anyway. (and in 2004 too) Did you notice the (apparent) dog chewed up cabinet? So yep, that’s what we moved in to. And this is what we turned it into….the first go round. During my dark, dramatic, maroon, gold, palm tree, wine, tuscan theme. But we did replace the flooring (although it was temporary….done for $63, the laundry

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30 Fun Summer DIY Projects {a round up}

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  Hey guys!! Can you believe summer is already half way through??   I can’t and I absolutely hated typing those words just now!!    I hope you’ve all had a wonderful one so far. Mine has been very nice…but going by like a flash! I tell ya, I’m going to soak in every minute of what’s left.   SO… in case you are also not ready to hear those words…like me…I’ve got a bunch of  fun summer DIY projects for you today!   A few of my blogger friends and I put together a fun little round up of summer

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Fun & Colorful Giveaway {Vera Bradley}


Happy Monday!! I have a super fun GIVEAWAY for you all today….. —> VERA BRADLEY! I just love them and all the fun designs available. My friend Wendi from H2O Bungalow thought her readers would also love them and invited a few bloggers to join in to share this awesome giveaway too!!   What would you do with 13 fun & colorful Vera Bradley pieces? Keep them all? Share with a friend? OR give as Christmas gifts? This giveaway will be open from 7/28/14 12:05am until 8/3/14 8pm EST. This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents, winner must be 18 years old, void where prohibited. Click the Rafflecopter

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OBX Latitude and Longitude Table Makeover {numbers themed tour}

OBX Latitude and Longitude Table {Numbers Theme Tour} - 1 - #chalkpaint #OBX #antibesgreen #countrygrey artsychicksrule.com

Hey guys! It’s themed furniture day and I have an OBX Latitude and Longitude table makeover to share with you all. Myself, along with some of my blogger friends, like to bring you a themed furniture makeover every month. This month’s theme is : NUMBERS Hmm, not really too much of a challenge….except that it’s a furniture makeover. I’ve done plenty of signs with numbers.  That’s easy. But I was a bit stumped as to what I would do for a furniture makeover…with numbers. I mean numbers, really? Should be easy, right? Put some on, be done (and lots of cute ones out

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Foyer Before & After {10 years in the making}

Foyer - AFTER - - Sherwin Williams - Kaffee - SW6104 - artsychicksrule.com

Hey guys!! I’m so excited to be sharing my Foyer with you today….before and after.   I love a good before and after whether it’s furniture or rooms. Don’t you?  You may remember seeing my Foyer in my Holiday Home Tour. Not too many changes have been made since then…except I’ve removed the Christmas decorations. And I got a new rug. I did finish up my gallery wall over there in the Study finally.  I’ll be sharing that with you all shortly. That’s my Aubusson Dresser in the photo. It was a thrift store find I painted and had to make a handle for (it was missing one).

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Haven 2014 {A –really fun– Blogger’s Conference}

Fun Group of Blogger Friends

I’m a Haven Maven!  What’s that you ask? It means I have officially attended a Haven Conference.  And what a conference it was! Fun, informative (info overload but in a good way)….and did I mention fun? How great it is to have the opportunity to meet so many people you’ve gotten to “know” online all in one place…at one time.  It’s overwhelming. (but again, in a really great way)  I’m lucky enough to live close to several other bloggers and we all flew in together on the same flight. Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer and Kim from Sand & Sisal.

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