Vanity Chair Update {with Chalk Paint ®}

Sitting Chair Makeover with Provence Chalk Paint - styled after - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #homedecor #provence

Happy Wednesday folks! Today I thought I’d share a fun little vanity chair update with Chalk Paint. It’s about time I did something with it. It sat in my spare bedroom/office/craft room for a little over 2 years. A sad little unfinished project. (shameful!) Around here I always have tons of projects going on at once, so this poor little chair got pushed to the side. Painted in Scandinavian Pink – Chalk Paint because, of course, I originally thought I wanted it that color. Well, I did want it that color 2 years ago. Until last week…when I decided it

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Grain Sack Side Table {Chalk Paint® & General Finishes Milk Paint}

Grain Sack Table Makeover -  Top Nautical - #chalkpaint #milkpaint #grainsack - artsychicksrule.com

I’ve been trying to venture out a bit lately.  If you read my blog …at all….you know I LOVE Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. But I do love to use more than just that. I know, it doesn’t seem like it, but I do. I still even use latex on occasion. Today I’m sharing this….. ..tiny little grain sack table. And I painted it with this …. General Finishes Halcyon Blue Milk Paint…. ….and Chalk Paint®. This “milk” paint is not your typical milk paint however. It sort of reminds me of a mix of Chalk and latex paint. I wanted

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Happy Easter Sign {tutorial}

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Happy Tuesday! I hope y’all are having a fabulous week. It’s Spring Break for us….and all rain so far.  But hey, at least it’s not snow, right? Glass half full. Today I’m sharing how I made this simple, but sweet, Happy Easter sign. I shared it last week on this Easter inspiration post –> here. Inspiration struck half way through that project and I knew exactly what the wreath was missing. And luckily I already had what I needed. I purchased it from Michael’s last year but had not used it for anything yet. I just love these. They have

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Turquoise Chalk Paint & Gold Metallic Table {makeover details}

Turquoise & Gold Metallic Side Table - Before and After - #metallic #furniture #makeover #chalkpaint

Last week I showed you guys this turquoise chalk paint & gold metallic, jewelry inspired, table makeover. …and promised to show you the details this week. Remember, it started out like this: Nothing too exciting and certainly in need of some love. As I mentioned in the other post, I originally had something different planned for this table. But my friends and I were doing a metallic paint challenge (paint a piece of furniture with metallic paint) so I used it for this instead. I had never really used metallic paint. Well, to paint furniture anyway. (except spray paint, of

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Easter Inspiration – {a wreath – 3 ways}

Happy Easter Wreath - 3 Ways - Front Door with Sign- artsychicksrule.com #easter #wreath

Hey Y’all!! I think Spring has finally sprung around here! All I can say to that is……WELCOME!!! OH…and it’s about time! How about a little Easter inspiration today? My friends and I have gotten together to bring you a bunch. I’ll be sharing a wreath I “made” and how to use it 3 ways. At the end of this post you’ll also find 19 other great posts of inspiration as well. (more to come Thursday and Friday, so be sure to check back) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You know, creativity is a strange thing. It comes at the oddest times, I  tell ya.

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Turquoise Chalk Paint & Gold Metallic Makeover {jewelry inspired}

Turquoise Chalk Paint & Gold Metallic Side Table - Angle Shot - artsychicksrule.com #chalkpaint #goldmetallic #metallicfurniture #turquoise

Happy Thursday everyone!! I am so excited to be sharing a gorgeous “new” turquoise Chalk Paint® and gold metallic makeover with you all today. Actually, there will be 8 fabulous makeovers! Every month, a few of us get together and do a “themed” makeover of some sort. Last month was “love & romance”. I painted an upholstered chair for that one…. …..and you can see it–> here) This month’s theme is a METALLIC finish furniture makeover. I really stepped out of the box with this one….. …….and I am IN LOVE. Really I am. I love turquoise and gold together.

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Feather Pillow “Fail” {and a simple “no-sew” fix}

Feather Pillow Fail-  a No-Sew Fix - Finished and restuffed with polyfil -artsychicksrule.com

Have you ever owned a feather pillow? I have and I’ve never encountered this before. Although, since I first posted about this on Instagram, I’ve heard from quite a few others who have! I posted a picture of my majorly failing feather pillows on Instagram, 23 weeks ago, to be exact. (thank you IG for the exact date!) And I kept meaning to re-stuff them….but……I never got around to it. That was, until they finally drove me crazy enough to fix. UGH I got SO tired of feathers everywhere AND poking me when I leaned on or by them. Owie,

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Thrifty Side Table Makeover {Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®}

Thrifty Side Table Makeover-Annie Sloan Chalk Paint-Front View-artsychicksrule.com

I recently shared with you all my fun “new” French Arm Chair (that I painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, seen in the photo below). ….and in that same post I showed this cute little side table. Sweet. And a steal at $2, I think? I don’t even remember but it was CHEAP. But it did look like this when I picked it up. Yea, not quite as sweet, I know. But no worries. I pulled out my Chalk Paint and got to work. I used Scandinavian Pink on this one to bring a little bit of “coral” into my

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Spring Time Inspiration {a Round Up}

Spring Time Inspirations - artsychicksrule.com

Last week I shared my “Welcome Spring” flag and was honored to be able to help host the “Mega Spring Linky Party“. SO much Spring Time Inspiration….did you all happen to click over and take a look at any of them? There were a lot! And with the warmer temperatures (for the most part anyway) it sure is starting to feel like Spring around here….finally! Today I thought it would be fun to do a little round up of a few of my favorites for you (well, they were all great…these are just a few I chose to showcase) ……………………………………………………………………….

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“Luck of the Irish” $750 Giveway {Enter to Win!}

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Hello Friends! I hope you all had a super fabulous weekend! We had some warmer weather (with more on the way!) so I am a very happy girl. AND I hate that I lost an hour on Sunday but LOVE that I will gain that extra hour of sunshine in the evenings!! Welcome SPRING, is all I can say. Along with a big ole “Welcome Spring”…how about a little GIVEAWAY too? Well, it’s not so little….it’s $750.00!!! How would you like to win that? The contest starts at 12:01 on 3/10 and runs until 11:59pm on 3/16. A winner will

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Vintage Antique Goodness {an outing}

Vintage Goodness

Hey guys…I have a really fun post for you all today. I’m sharing some vintage, antique…and really cool old stuff I came across recently while “treasure hunting”. My husband’s and my birthday are just 8 days apart. So on his day, which was a Saturday this year, we went out for a ride. He got to choose what and where we would go for the day. We just happened to drive by one of my very favorite antique galleries. I said…”ohhh, there, there!”. He gave me “the look”.  Darn. Okay, it’s yourrrrr day. But we are coming back next weekend

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No-Sew DIY “Welcome Spring” {Pillowcase} Flag

DIY (Pillowcase) Spring Flag - Transferred Graphic

Yes, the title does say “pillowcase”. I made a cute little “Welcome Spring” flag out of one. It was a bit of a FAIL (well, only a 1/2 fail really) but I thought I’d share it anyway. Because, honestly, these things happen to all of us, right? A product I used failed but I “fixed” it. Well, sort of. You’ll see. The pillowcase part….great! Actually, I could have made 2 out of that one pillowcase easily. The transfer part…not so great. But first, let’s talk about the flag making. It’s “no-sew”, my favorite kind of sewing! Find an old pillowcase.

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