Happy Birthday To Me! (and a gift for YOU!)

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Hello sweet friends and happy Sunday to you!

Today is a special day… my birthday! ;) And since it’s my birthday, I thought I’d gift one of you with one of my recent makeovers to say thank you for being here, sharing in my day to day, projects and more! I love you all and am so thankful to have the opportunity to have another birthday…and be able to share it with you.

Just for fun, here’s a birthday post I did, oh, about 7 or so years ago for my birthday sharing more about me and those old, youngin photos and such. If you’ve never seen it, you might get a good laugh… see it >>> here.

And the giveaway???


It's my birthday, so I'm gifting you!

The tiled wood bowl/dish  I recently made over and shared here on the blog.
If you missed the makeover, you can see all the details >>> here.

I hope one of you will really enjoy it!

I had considered keeping this one to use at the beach house because I loved it so much. But then decided I’d much rather gift it to one of you.
There will always be more where this one came from. Lots more projects to come. And lots more I’ll be gifting away!

Not only that, but I am also going to give one of you a $50 GIFT CARD to TARGET. That way you can find something else you love to go with it.

Fun, fun.

As I mentioned in my last giveaway, I’m going to be doing these more often and giving away things I’ve made over AND some of my favorite things too. (paint, supplies, transfers, home decor items, etc) BUT I’m not always going to do it here. I’ll be doing some Instagram only giveaways too. (and maybe Facebook only, we’ll see, gotta mix it up some! ;)) So be sure to be following along over there also so you don’t miss them! 

It's my birthday, so I'm gifting you!

**Target is not sponsoring this giveaway. This is a gift from ME to YOU! :)


Here’s how you enter:

To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below.  Enter all or as many as you like for more chances to win!

Once the contest is over, the Rafflecopter will choose a winner at random.
That’s it!
(if you have trouble with the Rafflecopter box below, you can visit this link to enter instead, “Tiled Bowl & $50 Target Card Giveaway“)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway ends Sunday, February 16th at 12:00am EST.
After which, one winner will be chosen at random and notified via email.
You will have 48 hours to respond. If not, another winner will be chosen.
You must be 18 years or older (and a US resident) to participate. Void where prohibited.

Best of luck to you all!!


  1. Love your work! Would love to see how you work silver into your pieces to accentuate them! Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world!

  2. As a fellow artsy chick, I was very happy to subscribe to your youtube channel. Thanks for suggesting it. I love your blog.

  3. I forgot to suggest a color. I am decorating my bedroom in french country and my colors are blue and white, BUT dark blue, not light blue. It’s just beautiful with the floral design bedding and I see myself adding accents of pink in the spring, yellow in the summer, silver in the winter, not sure about autumn. Dark blue and white is such a vibrant combination and almost any accent color can play off of it or it’s gorgeous in a stand alone look and emphasizing texture. Very happy with this.

    1. I love dark blue and have been thinking about that for a wall in my house. ;) But yes, one that I will try to incorporate into some furniture too! xo

  4. Sorry, but I don’t do facebook.
    I do mostly stains but getting more & more into painting furniture so right now; Any color will be fine with me. I need all the inspiration I can get. and what better place to come to for Inspiration than right here.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.
    I’m 70, so guess that qualifies me for being over 18 :}

    1. OOPS! Sorry; I forgot to wish you a Very Happy Birthday.
      Remember; the more candles you have on your cake; the Bigger your wish.
      Enjoy Your day.


    And thank you so very much for your blog. It has given me a lot of good ideas I’ve used in redoing my three-season porch. :)

    I’d love to see more items that appear renaissance-y with colors traditionally provided by nature.

  6. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Second, I love all your artsy ideas!
    Third, navy blue is a color I would love to see more of! And Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

    1. Thank you, Ginny! Yes!! I love navy blue and we are actually planning that on a wall in our home..stay tuned! ;) But yes, for furniture too! xoxo

  7. I’d like to see some pinks and blues that can be used in nurseries. Very light of course. You’re photos on Instagram are simply gorgeous.

  8. Love the giveaway and all your projects! Furniture color ideas, I’d love to see something in gray and white!

  9. Hi there! I would love to see the color teal on a small piece. I love all your pieces you do!! Thanks and happy birthday!!

  10. I love the dish! I love pink everything. I have bought things that I would most likely not buy, but they were pink.

  11. Happy birthday, Nancy.
    I have been a subscriber for years as I admire for foresight and creativity.

    I love all that you do! Our home has blues, grays and creams. What would be a pop color to go with those colors and could you maybe do something in that accent color?

  12. Happy Birthday!! I love the things you do. I have just downsized to a small condo and am using some of the things I had in my larger house, but had not used together. I am working with neutrals and black and white checks with small accents of red. I would love some ideas.

  13. Happy birthday
    I’m planning on doing my craft room desk in pinks and med gray or possibly med brown. I’d love to see that color combo.

  14. I am moving to a new townhouse where all the appliances are black, so I would love to see some ideas in black. I know you usually do white, but my kitchen table is already white-tiled, but it is blonde wood with chairs to match. I am thinking of painting the blondy parts black and doing something creative with the tile………..but what? I don’t want to replace it, just “fix” it up! lol Thanks, love your site, blog, posts, everything! <3

    1. You could also paint the tile? Maybe a stencil? Cutting Edge has some neat ones. I plan to do some things in black. And thank you, so, so happy to hear that! xoxo

  15. Happy birthday and thank you for the chance to win! I’d love to see bright Island/Key West colors … turquoise, coral, bright blues, etc.

  16. Maybe something yellow. I think it’s hard to find a good shade. I’ve got perfect spot in the rv for that tray I believe! Fingers crossed! 🤞🏻😂

  17. Happy birthday!!! I like the blue/ brown look and red. Wouldn’t mind seeing something in either of those. Hope you have a great birthday 🎂.

  18. Happy Birthday Nancy, May your year ahead be filled with many blessings. What a generous way to celebrate, thank you for the opportunity to enter. I love all the soft coastal colors you paint and decorate with. You really do a beautiful work with your projects and home. Enjoy your Birthday 🎂

  19. Happy Birthday! I think you have this birthday gifting idea a little backwards. 😊
    I would like to see more dark blue and some dusty rose/pink. But of course, I do enjoy the whites.

  20. Happy birthday, and thank you for the giveaway! I was thinking of making something like this bowl for my mom for her birthday. If I win, I’ll just give her yours. Maybe. Haha! Have you ever done any yellow furniture? Do people like yellow? I do, but I’m afraid to do it if it won’t sell. I guess if I don’t see any yellow from you, then I’ll have my answer, haha! Can’t wait to see your round table you’re working on! It’s looking good so far!

  21. Of course, I love the whites in painted furniture! But also have a soft spot for blues and even grays! One In a while maybe something a little out of the ordinary like a green or pink, cool and soothing, or bright and cheerful!
    Anyway, love that little tray, and really all the stuff you do!

  22. Happy birthday from another Aquarian! I love your sea colors, but it seems like you can’t go wrong whatever colors you choose. Have a great day.

  23. Oh boy! Another giveaway! Count me in! I find the best projects on this website and have done my share. Happy birthday to you! Thanks for the chance to win your refashioned tray and the gift card.

  24. Happy Birthday to youuuu! I hope your day is wonderful and creative!
    I enjoy white or light colored painted furniture….kinda boring, but that’s OK!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  25. Hello!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!…….fellow Februarian!!! ;) I am 02/24 !!!!! It’s a short month but there are a lot of us!!!
    I didn’t know you had a YouTube channel, I will be checking that out. Here’s sending you MANY wonderful wishes for your day…..HAVE A GOOD ONE!!!!

    Ps…I think I clicked it all right….I don’t do Facebook though.

  26. Happy Birthday! I love your work. I’d like to see a makeover in a lovely warm peach color. I think it would look great with your whites and blues. :)

  27. Happy birthday!! It’s so kind of you to do a giveaway on your birthday! :)
    The colors you use are part of what drew me to you. You have been such an inspiration to me to go ahead and just try bringing new life to old pieces. I love all shades of blue, even in to the aqua shades, most greens, white, browns, and pops of reddish-orange or orangy-pink (think sunset)…earthy colors. But I want it to look nice and airy in a room.
    Thank you so very much for all that you share, it is such a blessing. Many blessings to you and much hope for a wonderful birthday.

  28. Happy Birthday! My color choices are always light and airy. Pure white, light icy blues and pinks, greige/gray and a few selected greens. The only dark color I like is Graphite.

    Red, maroon, brown, dark orange/green — not in a million years! :)

    1. Thanks, Lizzy! I do have on pink piece planned (it’s one of the ones in storage) but really want to try a green too. And yes, I not much of a black-black lover…I like the softer black like Graphite too. Rustoleum’s is also a softer black similar to that one. Light and airy for the most part over here too! xoxo

  29. Happy Birthday Nancy! Love your blog as well as all your Social Media!
    I enjoy your style and sense of humor too :) hope you enjoy your birthday!

  30. Oops I too forgot to leave a color choice :)
    I like your decorating style as is of course, but am also interested in whitewashed furniture and maybe more light blues, grays, and greens – not bright colors tho ❤️

  31. You inspire me through all your projects, Love your blog!I love white wash, muted blue, and yellows. Happy Birthday!

  32. I am loving blue and green rooms so would like to see some of those. I really like some of the new greens that chalk paint is introducing.

  33. I absolutely love your work; I aspire to be as creative🤩
    I would love to see darker blues and a deep forest green. I would also like to see you incorporate silver accents into your work.
    Thanks so much for your continual inspiration😎

    1. Thank you, Joanne!! So happy to hear that. I think anyone can be!!! :) I am loving dark blues and do want to do more of that. (we actually have a wall planned in a navy blue…stay tuned) I don’t do as much silver but several of you have asked for that. Will have to do that. xo

  34. Happy, Happy birthday! HOPE you have an awesomely blessed day. Thanks so much for thinking of us and having such a great give-a-way! ❤

  35. Happy Birthday!
    I love colorful furniture makeovers! I work in an elementary school and I love to add things to my office that POP!

  36. I am partial to white paint with special Walnut stain for top of piece. I think it makes it so easy to move pieces of furniture to other rooms without repainting.

  37. I think the square bowl you did is gorgeous and very creative. Great giveaway. I would totally use the gift card to by Hearth and Hand products.

  38. Happy Birthday..I’m sure you are having a fun filled day. I like coastal colors turquoise, coral, pink, tropical greens and ocean blue and white. I would love to go thrifting with you. You find some unbelievable items.

  39. Happy Birthday! I’m planning to chalk paint a dresser,and I would like to try either a transfer or just discourage napkins or a floral tissue paper. Would you ever consider doing a tutorial such as this? I enjoy your upcycles.

    1. Hmm, I may do something like that. I have a dresser that I’m planning to paint pink and want to do either a stencil or a transfer on. We’ll see what I can come up with!

  40. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a healthy and happy year ahead! I would love to see some pieces in red or navy or both. Please know that your creativity is very much admired and appreciated!

  41. Happy Birthday Sweet Lady!
    Love the re-do of the little tray. hummmm….as for colors, how about some yellows and reds?

  42. Hi Nancy, Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day. Always enjoy reading through your blog. My birthday is tomorrow!!

  43. Happy Birthday! Thanks for a chance to win one of your great projects. I love bold colors so turquoise, orange, red, yellow; you get the idea. lol I also love the projects you do with white, green and sea inspired blues. I love getting your news letter and looking thru your blog for inspiration and how to’s.

  44. I love all the whites you use in your furniture makeovers. The occasional blue or grey works for me, too. Maybe a few navy blue makeovers could be done for a change. Thanks for the opportunity to win the bowl/gift card!

  45. Happy birthday, Nancy! I definitely pictured this at the beach, so generous to share it with one of us. Looking forward to many more posts and birthdays to come!

  46. Happiest of Birthdays, Nancy! I love greens and blues in various shades and would love to see more of those colors along with the white which does wonders with so many pieces.

    Thanks so much for offering the giveaway!

  47. Thanks for sharing your bowl/tray. It sparked an idea for a place I need a new tray. I will use some of the leftover glass tiles from our backsplash. They are in my favorite turquoise/aqua color and I would really enjoy anything you can produce and share in that color line. Thanks again.

  48. White is always my first choice and blue is my second.
    I loved that bowl when you featured it.
    Thanks for the give-away.

  49. Happy Birthday Nancy! I love your work! I’d love to see something in Burgundy. I love anything in that color family.

  50. Thank You! Happy Birthday, and I love red, turquoise and black. The tray you have done would go fabulous in all my rooms, Love it! Sherri

  51. Happy Birthday!! How sweet of you to give a gift on YOUR birthday! It’s beautiful. Anyone would be lucky to own it.

  52. I’d like to see some ideas for using teal or lighter aqua/turquoise colors on furniture. I like the blues and greys you do, but I think a blue-green would be nice, and it’s what I think will work in my house.

  53. Happy Birthday and thanks for this thoughtful giveaway. I appreciate your creative makeovers and always learn from you.

  54. I’d like to see navy blue, both in paint and stain. My partner would vote for dark green (if he got a vote…we are at a bit of a stand-off).

  55. Hope you had a VERY happy Birthday! I was waving as we drove past from North Carolina (future home) to Maryland (current home).

    As for colors, I love your predominately white house, but my life leads more to a dark colored couch (chocolate brown) so figuring out colors to play down the dark sofa and play up light and bright. Currently I have soft teals and that seems to be working. I have wood end tables that I plan to paint, but I don’t think the whites next to the sofa work well. too stark, so I am leaning to a soft blue/teal.

    1. Thank you, Laurie! Aw, haha!! That’s great!!! :) Love soft teals and aquas with brown. A soft aqua would look great with the couch. You could bring it all together with a rug, pillows and/or throws. xo

  56. I’m trying to incorporate some coral into my all Sea Salt condo. So I’d love to see something in any shade of coral.

    1. Yes! That would be a great accent color for your condo, Sheila. I’m going to be a little more colorful in our beach condo too! But that’s a ways off as we have updating and remodeling to do before I get to the fun part…decorating! ;) But I do plan to do some coral before that. xo

  57. Happy birthday, and thank you for the giveaway! I’m selling a lot of white & aqua in my booth but would like to ease into lime and yellow hues. Everything you make is lovely!

  58. Hi Nancy! Happy Belated Birthday. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome little tray and gift card. You asked what other furniture colors i would like to see on here. I love all of Dixie Belle colors. If you like green at all you should try the Dried Sage. It is a soft green that has a gray undertone to it. Of course all blue colors are awesome. Your Aubusson dresser is still my favorite.
    I hope you had a special day yesterday!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I love Dixie Belle and use several of their colors/products already. Will definitely look into the Dried Sage. Sounds like something I would like! :) xo

  59. Happy birthday! I like blue, although I’m using it more as an accent color these days. I’m getting into grey–I’m going to be painting my bedroom over February break (it does have a blue accent wall and navy curtains…)

  60. Happy Birthday Nancy! Hope you have a good one! I love teal, aqua, anything beachy blue. Thank you for having a giveaway! So fun!

  61. I love your makeovers and I would be honored to have anything you re-make in my home! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! xo

  62. I’m loving all the beachy colors you have going on. I, also, live on the east coast so they are very favorable to me. They always look so bright and clean.
    Thank you for all your post, I really enjoy them.

  63. HAPPY 😊
    NANCY!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎁
    Wishing you the happiest of days & year to come with many more celebrations in your future!!!! ❤️
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! You Rock!!!!!! 🥳
    Opelousas LA

  64. Happy Birthday to YOU!! love your blog!!! you are tooo much fun!! i love all your work. my fav colors would be all shades of white, cream, deep reds, taupes, grays, and anything you dream up in your pretty little creative mind;) thanks for the fun!

  65. Hampton Rhoades! Well what do you know, my old hometown and I still visit my family @ and owners of Goodman and Sons Jewelers. You know if them?
    Wishing you a happy rest of your birthday month! And keep up the awesome work, tips and sharing. I even enjoy your blogging. 😉 🙂

      1. :) Stuart is my handsome cousin. My Mother was the older sister to Uncle Stanley Goodman originator of Goodman and Sons( both of blessed memory). And you’re welcome Nancy. Yes, smaller than we realize. <3

        1. Oh, that is too funny. Wow. Love how I’ve been able to connect with so many wonderful people through this blog of mine. Hope you have a great evening, Abbe! xo

  66. I’d love to see turquoise and all its tones from pale to deepest used. And true blush pink. Happy birthday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Thank you for sharing all of your creativity. I would love to see colors that would be a coastal theme. Soft blues/greens/blush pink.

  68. I love your creativity. I would love blues and grays, though I do love the whites. I have a pie basket and a picnic basket I need to makeover, any grand ideas for me?

    1. Thanks, Dawn! Hmm, no grand ideas really, but paint works wonders on old baskets! Simple white is sometimes all it takes. Or you could create a base color to show through and paint white over…or dry brush it over top. xo

  69. Nancy, thank you for the giveaway. I am in awe over the way you buy thrift store “hauls” and rejuvinate them into beautiful works of art. I craft; so I know the time involved in making things that touch my heart and find a place in my home or are gifted to family and friends. Thank you for sharing your finds and renovations with us.

  70. I forgot to wish you a happy birthday. I have a February bithday too; I turn 70 on the 24th! Wishing you a perfect day filled with love and ice cream cake!!!

  71. I like the jade green color of the old Fireking depression glass. I took a bowl to a paint store and they mixed some paint the same color. It’s such a warm color. Happy Birthday. We celebrate four birthdays this month.

  72. Hope you had a great Birthday! Love the tray and your upcycles. I have gotten many ideas from your creativity. Thank you!

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