A Decorating Challenge – How to Shop Your Home (Foyer Table – Part 1)

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Have you ever shopped your own home before? You know, walking around and picking things from here and putting them there? Decorating with things you already own. Changing things and creating completely new looks without buying anything? This thrifty girl loves that idea. Some blogger friends and I are going to share with you how we changed one space in our home, 3 ways.  We’ll be sharing the first way or “look” today and will continue with 2 more new looks in February and March. All with things we already own by shopping our homes. My friend Christy over at

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Two Simple DIY Salt Scrub Recipes (you can make!)

Easy DIY Salt Scrub Recipes - Pink Himalayan Salt - Citrus and Poppyseed -  #saltscrub #pinkhimalayan

I’m back, as promised, with these yummy and simple DIY salt scrub recipes. Last week I shared 3 sugar scrub recipes with you all. Insanely easy recipes I might add. If you missed them, you can read about them here… 3 Simple DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes. Today I’m sharing 2 salt scrubs, both made with Pink Himalayan Salt.  And both also insanely easy to make! Just like I like it and I know you do too. The first one is Ginger & Grapefruit and below are some of the ingredients. The {affiliate link} *Fine Ground Himalayan Pink Salt -Gourmet came from Amazon. You

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“Pretty in Pink” Parisian Makeover (with Fabric & Chalk Paint)

Parisian Nightstand Makeover with Fabric & Chalk Paint - after - #parisian #french #chalkpaint #milkpaint artsychicksrule.com

Hey! It’s time for another “themed furniture makeover” today. We haven’t done one since November. Are y’all ready to see some really beautiful furniture??  If you haven’t been around and don’t know what the heck I’m talking about I’ll clue you in. Every month, some of my blogger friends and I get together and make over furniture finds with a theme in mind. You can see all of the themes and makeovers right here… Themed Furniture Makeovers.  It’s so much fun and really makes you think “outside of the box”.  For example, this month’s theme is “Inspired By”.  I have to be

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3 Simple DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes (you can make!)

Simple DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes (you can do) - Easy DIY - #diy #recipes #sugarscrub artsychicksrule.com

I love using and making things with essential oils. I’ve been using them for over 15 years now.  You could definitely say I’m hooked. (obsessed? ..no we’ll just say passionate ) I have many and oh how wonderful they all smell. But there are millions! Okay, well probably not that many but there are a lot. It’s enough to make your head spin.  I did try my hand at perfume making which uses very obscure and not your usual oils though.  So I sort of have an excuse for (going overboard) having so many lovely oils to play around with.

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Life is Better at the Beach (DIY Sign)

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Are you ready for the beach?? I know I am! I live right by the beach so I can visit….but it’s COLD.   No, I’ll just stay hibernated up in my house for a few more months! But I really need some warmth and sunshine.  Oh well, I’ll have to wait. So since we have a few more months of winter left, I’d thought I’d share this “Life is Better at the Beach” sign I made recently. It was a gift for a dear sweet friend of mine. These are so fun and easy to do. I actually found some

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Très Chic French Decor Ideas (Hometalk Curated Board)

Hometalk Tres Chic French Decor Ideas Graphic

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I did but have been a bit under the weather. Boo. Though I’m feeling a bit better today as I write up this fun post for you guys about….. French Decor Ideas  How about it? If you read my blog you know how much I love a bit of French influence in my decor. I’d actually call my “style” coastal & eclectic with a bit of French farmhouse flair!  Whatever that is. –> More likely, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Anyway, Hometalk has asked

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Teal and Red Writing Desk Makeover (with Glue, Screws and Chalk Paint!)

Distressed Old Carved Writing Desk Transformed with Chalk Paint - before and after - #chalkpaint #generalfinishes #javagelstain #makeover

So I shared this pretty little teal and red carved desk with you all recently…. You can read about it and see all the pretty “after” photos here–> Old Carved Writing Desk. I wasn’t able to share with you all that went into repairing in that post but thought I’d do that today. Mainly because….it’s easy to post a pretty after photo…but sometimes the work that goes into repairing an old, broken, forgotten piece is the magic.  The paint, stain and the “pretty” take all the glory though! But take a look at the lovely bones. At first glance, in the

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Design & Decor Inspiration – Homearama {Part 2}

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Hey Y’all! I thought I’d start this new year out with a little more of that fab design & decor inspiration from the Homearama I visited recently. I took a ton of pictures (because there was a ton of inspiration) so I have divided them up into a few posts.  I’ve already posted Part One, you can see those photos here–Homearama, Part 1. Now onto Part 2…. How about a little lovely to start us out? And lovely it is. I adore that stonework and style of home. Don’t you? Pretty front door too. Love the interior door style and

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Top Ten Most Popular Posts From 2014 (new in 2014)

Most Popular Posts From 2014

Happy New Year’s Day Y’all! Hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve whether you stayed in or went out! On Sunday, I shared with you all the TOP TEN most popular posts FOR 2014.  Which included posts from 2012 to now. Today, on this first day of 2015, (Happy New Year! ) I thought it’d be fun to share my TOP TEN most popular posts FROM 2014. Posts that were actually written in 2014. Those Top Ten. (the first few are duplicates) ……………………………………………. Number 1 for 2014 is…. Chalk Painted Chair   Number 2….. Another Chalk Painted Chair.   Number 3…

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Top Ten Posts of 2014 (Link Party!!)

Top Posts of 2014 Linky Party

Hey Guys!! Guess what?? Now it’s your turn to share your own round up of Top Ten posts f0r 2014!! If you haven’t done an end of the year round up post, you can just share the link to your most popular post for 2014 instead. (If you missed it yesterday, my TOP TEN are here) Please be sure to visit and see what ended up being everyone else’s Top Tens!  And, also, please be sure to link back here in your post. The link party will run through Sunday, Dec. 4th at 11:59pm PST. If you don’t have a

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Artsy Chicks Rule (Top Ten Posts of 2014)

Artsy Chicks Rule Top Ten Blog Posts for 2014

Happy (almost) New Year’s my friends!!  Can you believe a new year is upon us already??  2015 How can it be? I graduated from high school in 1985…oh my goodness.  That really doesn’t feel like that long ago…no wait, it does, it really does. Some days. Well, it’s time to put together my top ten posts for the year. The 10 most popular posts on the blog here at Artsy Chicks Rule. It was fun to take a look and see “who” made the list! Some of the same contenders as last year….and a few new ones. (you can see my

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A Few Holiday Favorites on this Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve Friends! Today I’m sharing a few of my holiday favorite pins with you all. Cozy, country, snowy, eclectic, vintage farmhouse winter and holiday scenes that I’ve pinned to my “Holidays” board on Pinterest. There’s so much inspiration to be found over on Pinterest. Do you pin? You can follow along with me here –> Artsy Chicks Rule on Pinterest if you do. If not, just relax, scroll down and enjoy. pin How gorgeous is this scene?  Very, I say. I don’t love winter or cold but I love this. pin Being the sign lover that I am….I couldn’t resist this one. 

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