It’s My Birthday! So I’m Doing a GIVEAWAY!

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It’s a birthday giveaway today! Mine….to you! :)

Artsy Chicks Rule's Birthday Giveaway! A box of goodies! #birthdaygoodies #chalkpaint #gilderspaste #decoupage #finestone

In honor of my birthday, I thought it’d be fun to give one of YOU a present.

These are some of my favorite products and I love sharing them with you. On the blog and now in person, for one of you to use and try!
I wish I were able to give every single one of you a gift package like this. :)
That’s why I’m trying to incorporate a few more giveaways here and there to help spread the love.

And hey, it may be my birthday, but it’s just a good excuse to have another giveaway because it’s about time anyway.

I actually wrote a post, years ago on my birthday, and only months after starting the blog. (3 short months)
I guess since it was so new, I wanted to share a little about myself with all of you.
I planned to link it here for fun so when I hopped over to get the link, I re-read it for the first time in a long time!
Oh my, cringe worthy!! hahaha! What was I thinking sharing some of that?? lol
I almost didn’t link it but oh well, here goes. ;) >>> My Birthday Post/ A Little About Me

Okay, now that we are past that, and you now know me a little better, (right?? hee hee) let’s get this giveaway ball rolling!

Are you excited??

Here’s what’s in the box:

  • Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint sample pot
  • Fine Stone faux finish (this is what I just used on this project)
  • Brush
  • German Silver Gilding Wax (my favorite color in this line!)
  • Floral decoupage paper

And those of you who have won my past giveaways know, I almost always add in 1 or 2 extra little things not pictured.
It’s a surprise….for only the winner to know! :)

**None of these companies are 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!

You can visit and enter daily also.

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, “ACR’s Birthday Giveaway!“)

(You must be 18 and older and a US resident to win)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


You can enter once a day until the giveaway ends Saturday, 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.

Good luck you guys!!

I’m so excited to to send this off to someone! I’m sitting here trying to think of what extra little surprise goodies I’m going to include this time. ;)
Guess you’ll have to WIN to see!

Artsy Chicks Rule's Birthday Giveaway! A box of goodies! #birthdaygoodies #chalkpaint #gilderspaste #decoupage #finestone

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!



  1. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Nancyyyyyyyy
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu!!!
    and many morrrrrrrrre!
    (and Happy Birthday to Mr. as well!!)
    Now blow out those candles, it’s getting warm in here! lol Just teasing you.

  2. Oh wow, I can’t remember when I started following. It’s been a few years. I love seeing your projects.

  3. Happy Birthday! Mine is coming up, on the 18th. Thanks for a great giveaway! I have been following you for a little while but recently have been spending more time looking! Love your style!

  4. Happy Birthday. May you have a wonderful and joyous day. Remember; the more candles on your cake; the Bigger your wish.
    Wonderful giveaway so thank you for this great opportunity.
    I have no idea how long I have been receiving your newsletter but I do so enjoy it. Thank You

  5. Happy Birthday! I’m not sure how long I’ve been following you but it’s been at least 2 -3 years. I truly enjoy all your projects, and most recently, your remodel. It’s gorgeous!

  6. Loved the old post and vintage photos! The Breakfast Club pic makes me think you were having a Blast! Cheers to your Birthdays, Carpe’ Diem, keep smiling and having a blast!

    I’ve been following your blog for several years.

    1. Aw, I’m so glad, Rebecca! :) You know, we really were having a great time that day! It was a long time ago, but I remember it well! xoxo

  7. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Great giveaway, thanks!!! I have followed you for several years but cannot remember how long. Love your emails and posts!!!



  9. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Love what is in the box! They all look like products that I would love to try! Love your blog!

  10. I have only been following you for 6 mo or so but have been inspired. Love , love, love your ideas!
    Keep up the great work and I’m looking forward to the next year.

  11. Awww, happy birthday Nancy! Hope the coming year is blessed. I’ve been following you for a couple years, but really enjoyed reading your earlier birthday post.

    1. Thank you so much Kim! :) And thank you for following along here! So happy to be able to connect with so many wonderful people!! xoxo

  12. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I have been following you for about two years, I think. I really enjoy reading your blog. Enjoy your birthday!
    Mariah Beaney

  13. I’m relatively new to your blog (only about a year following) but very much enjoy everything you post. I look forward to each blog posting and am amazed at the furniture re-dos!

  14. Happy Birthday! I just had number 71 and still going semi-strong. I enjoy your blog and have tried some of your projects. Keep up the inspiration.

  15. I don’t know how to use the gilding was, but I would love to learn! How kind of you to want to bless one of us for YOUR birthday. Happy birthday!

  16. Happy birthday Nancy! And a belated happy birthday to your Mr. lol!
    I’ve been following for about a year now, maybe a little longer. I enjoy all the furniture projects, but I think some of my favorite ACR projects are the smalls that you do! Thanks for all the ideas!

    1. Thank you for all the birthday wishes! :) Oh yes, the smalls are so much fun and can be so creative. So happy to have you here, thank you for following! xoxo

  17. Well, Happy Birthday! You inspire me to change my world with color and I look forward to Tuesdays to catch up on what’s new! Thank you!!!

  18. Just started following you a few weeks ago from my Pinterest account. Today I start my furst chalk oaint project. I am excited to see how the paint goes on some vintage furniture.

  19. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day. Thank you for the give away! I’ve been following y you for a couple of years now.

  20. First, Happy Birthday! Now…I can’t remember how long I have been following you. I just know it seems like we are old friends!

  21. Happiest of birthdays to you! I believe it’s been at least a couple years that I have been reading your posts. You work so hard and produce such lovely pieces. You inspire me. Thank you!

  22. Happy Birthday to you . God bless you today and always . God bless you and your famly tod ans always . God bless .

  23. Happy Birthday! I can’t remember how long I have been following, but I LOVE all your projects! (P.S. I was not able to leave a comment in the box above for the giveaway, so I hope this suffices! My “clicker” would not let me click in the box to comment!)

    1. Aw, thank you so much Patty! So happy to hear that! :) And oh, no, sorry for the confusion, this is perfect! No comments can go in that other box. You did it right!! xoxo

  24. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday! So glad I checked out your Facebook page. There were some older posts that I missed. Guessing I hadn’t found your blog yet!

  25. My birthday was just three days ago! Been following you for about a month and am totally mesmerized by these projects! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, my DIY stash is barely started ?

    1. Oh, happy birthday to you then!! Hope it was great! :) Good luck on winning the goodies Sherry! xoxo (and I know that DIY stash is gonna grow!! ;) )

  26. I have been following you for about a year. Happy Birthday and thanks for all the good ideas and for showing us how to do so many fun things.

  27. I don’t know how long. From the first time I saw your super craftiness! Happy Birthday! I hope it is a fabulous one. And thank you for a chance to win great prizes.

  28. Happy Birthday and thank you for all the wonderful tips and ideas. I’m also a February birthday girl. Mine is the 16th as well as my youngest sister who was born on my third birthday!!

  29. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I really don’t know how long I have been following you, I only know I enjoy everything you show and teach me and I always want MORE!

  30. First off, Happy Birthday! Secondly, I would say that I’ve been following your blog for about a year now. You always have some cool makeovers!

    Wish you all the best and I’ve been a few for about 4 or more years now.
    Lesley O

    1. Thank you so much Leslie! :) Wow!! 4 or more years!! Thank you so much for following along! So happy to have you here! xoxo

  32. Happy Birthday!

    I’ve been following on here and IG for a couple years, via email and Pinterest a year.

    Kimberly – KKAbsherWrites

    1. That’s so great, Kimberly!! So happy to hear that! Thank you for following along! :) xoxo (and thank you for the birthday wishes too!!)

  33. I can’t tell you how long. I love your blog and I love DIY. I am going to try and paint my house this year…inside and out…by myself.

    1. I am so happy to hear that Audrey! :) Thank you so much for following along!! And Yay!!!! That absolutely makes my day! You can do it!! xoxo

  34. Happy Birthday Nancy! i also have a birthday, mine is the 11th. i have a ladies celebration of Love, Life & Friendship every Valentine’s Day (during the day) and absolutely love celebrating! i enjoyed your original birthday post, nothing wrong with nostalgia!
    i love you tutorials, you do such fun things!

    1. Thank you Gwen!! And a big happy birthday to you too! So happy you enjoy the tutorials!! Have fun on your ladies celebration!! xoxo

  35. Happy, Happy birthday Nancy and here’s to many more!
    I read every blog post you publish and watch each and every video simply because…. they bring joy to me all the way from the USA to London, UK.
    Sometimes I even venture to using your ideas in my projects…. ?
    God bless you and yours!
    All the very best,

    1. Oh my gosh, really??!!! You just made my day! I am so happy to hear that!! Truly, that is everything. :) And what I hope to do for anyone who lands on this blog. By the way, I hope to visit the wonderful UK someday! I have always just loved it so, from afar. And I recently did the 23andme ancestry and found out that I am British (second in line behind Polish/Austrian ;) ) and most of my DNA relatives are in the London area! Blessings to you my friend! xoxo

      1. Well, Nancy by all means do come over for a visit to your anscestral home!!!
        BUT before you do, let me know and I’ll make sure I am here to greet you and go thrifting with you :-). That will be a real treat!!!
        Years ago I went to Annie Sloane’s in Oxford for a whole day’s training course…..
        If you can time your visit to coincide with one of the courses still offered at her studio/shop, we could go together for a pilgrimage of sorts!!!!
        All the very best, xox
        PS Your “dry brush” video is ACE!

        1. Ahh, yes!!! That would be a real treat for me too!!! That would be so much fun. I would love to attend one of her classes. I will definitely let you know if (when!) we make the trip. :) And yay, I’m so glad you like the dry brush video! Best to you, Vic!! xoxo

  36. Happy birthday blessings Nancy! Happy birthday to you? happy birthday to you!? Happy birthday dear Nancy?? happy birthday to you!?????
    I think yours was the very first blog I started reading about 3 years ago! thanks for sharing your original blog post with us, those photos were so cute! Many blessings on your special day!

  37. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day! Thanks for the giveaway – that is so nice of you. Good luck to everyone but I hope you pick my name LOL

    I loved seeing your photos growing up. They remind me of my own! Lol!
    I’ve been following you for about a year now, and I love your coastal thrifty vibe! Keep up the great work, and have a FABULOUS day!

    1. Thank you Melanie! Aw, that is so great! So glad! Those were great times, weren’t they! ;) Thanks so much for following along too! xoxo

  39. Happy birthday to one of my favorite bloggers. Have been following you for a few years. Have learned so much from you. Can’t seem to get on the sites for your giveaway.

    1. Aw, really?? That is so great to hear Ellie! Thank you so much! :) Did you try the link I shared above the giveaway box? If you click that, you should be able to get to it! xo

  40. Happy Birthday to you and the Mr .Thanks for giving us a birthday present. Have been following you for a few years…love your “coastal” ideas they always inspires me.

    1. Thank you so much Rita! :) So happy to have you following along, thank you! Good luck on winning the birthday present goodies! xoxo

  41. Happy Birthday. I have only been following you for a few months and I’ve already learned so much. Keep the ideas coming .

  42. Happy Birthday, Nancy! I guess I have been following you for at least 2 years. I have a folder of craft/furniture/painting ideas and have a lot of yours in there so I probably could pin it down closer if I needed to. While I am here, I have to tell you how much I loved your crown molding and ship lap how to. We put ship lap on one wall in our family room and plan to do another room as soon as we can – maybe even the laundry room. Your home remodeling is beautiful by the way. This looks like a great giveaway so thanks for offering it to us.

    1. Thank you Carol! :) So happy to have you following along with me! And thank you for the sweet comments on our remodel! Sounds like you guys have been busy too! Good luck on winning the goodies! xoxo

  43. I hope your have a very happy birthday!! Thanks for putting together such a nice gift for me to win, its so awesome!

  44. I’ve been following you for a couple of years at least. Although I’m enjoying watching the updates in your home, I especially like reading about the small projects that I might be able to achieve myself….and the thrifting trips :)

    1. So happy to have you here! And I love hearing what you enjoy seeing! The thrifting trips are so much fun. Glad everyone enjoys seeing them as much as we enjoy being in them! ;) xo

  45. Happy Birthday Nancy, I enjoyed your blog post, IG post and all the photos you shared! Have a great day and I wish you peace, love, and happiness in the year ahead!

  46. Happy Birthday!! I’ve been following along for the past few months. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

  47. Happy Birthday Nancy, I LOVE your blog! I bet you get heart shaped cakes, my daughter does and her birthday is tomorrow! Hope you had a nice one!

    1. Aw, I am SO glad you do Celia! :) No, I can’t remember getting a heart shaped cake but I love that idea!! Thank you for the birthday wishes and a big happy birthday to your daughter! xoxo

  48. I’ve been following you for about a year and a half, I think. I believe this is my second opportunity to wish you a happy birthday! I hope the year ahead brings you a lot of happiness.

  49. How sweet of you to give someone else a gift on YOUR birthday! Looks like a great gift, too…whoever wins it will love it! I hope you had a really special birthday! Love, K xo

  50. How kind of you to think of us on your birthday. My uncle always sent his mother a birthday gift on his birthday. Hope yours was a great one. We celebrate several important birthdays in our family in February. Youngest grandchild celebrated his “4” birthday on the 6th along with one of his older cousins. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

    1. I absolutely love that idea! I bet she did to! So sweet. And happy birthday to all of your family members! February is a great month for birthdays! :) xoxo

  51. Silly girl, you’re supposed to GET the presents. Lots of Happy Birthday wishes are coming your way, you deserve them! Thank you for being so giving, and knowing just what I wanted.

    1. Haha, I know!! But I wanted to give something to you guys because I love you all so much! Good luck on winning the goodies!! And thank you for the birthday wishes too!! xoxo

  52. Happy birthday! I’ve been following you for just under a year I think, but regularly visited through a couple other blogs!

  53. Your Birthday is a special day..
    One that’s just for you
    A time for doing everything
    You specially like to do..
    And on this day that belongs to you,
    The wish this greeting brings
    Is for the joy you so deserve
    And all life’s nicest things!
    Happy Birthday

  54. Happy Birthday!!
    I have to say you were one of the first ones I started following…now its an addiction! ? You are very creative and I love the things you create!
    Have a great day!

    1. Oh wow!! That is so awesome! And thank you, I’m so happy you like what I create here. Thank you for the birthday wishes too Deb! :) xo

  55. Happy Birthday!!! Hope it is just great! I have been following for a few months at least! I really love the beautiful things you create! Many birthday and life blessings! Thanks for the giveaway too!!!

  56. Happy Birthday! I know I left a comment on your other social media but thought I’d leave one here too. Hope your day was amazing!!!!! Thanks for all your crafty creativity and keeping it real when you share.

    Wendy ?

    1. Thank you Wendy! :) I had a wonderful day, yes!! Beautiful weather, sunshiny perfection! (could have been warmer but what can you do with a birthday in Feb?!! lol) xoxo

  57. Happy birthday, fellow Aquarian! I’ve been following you for several years. You are always so thorough in your posts! I love all the tips and sharing of mistakes as well. Hope you had a wonderful day.

    1. Aw, yay!! Happy birthday to you too Tess! :) I am so happy to hear that! And yes, I try to make it as easily follow-able as possible…and share the mistakes because they happen and I hope you can learn from me! ;) So glad it’s all helpful to you!! xoxo

  58. Happy belated birthday! I was painting over the ugly dry brush with my 3 yo grandson. Much to much help! So I just checked my email s and so sorry I missed your big day ??. Hope it was everything you hoped it would be and you get your wish. Love your blog and appreciate all the feedback you give. Cheers! ? for a wonderful year! (your old birthday post is great and it’s nice to know a little about someone who I check in with everyday.) XOXO off to enter the contest—-hope I win!

    1. Thank you Cecilia! Aw, much too much help sounds like lots of fun! ;) And oh my gosh, no worries at all!! You were doing what you should’ve been doing, my email will wait. (and my big day is just another day!) And, most importantly, you didn’t miss the giveaway! Yay!! Good luck on winning! (and I’m so glad you enjoyed the old post I linked up!) Thank you for the birthday wishes! xoxo

  59. Happy Birthday.

    I have to say since the 1st of the year since I found you while one night of not being able to sleep (on bloglovin).

  60. I followed you for awhile and loved your blog!! Then my cell phone “died” and it took me awhile to find all my favorite blogs again. Love everything you do. It inspires me!!

    1. Oh wow!! So happy to have you back Debbie! :) Thank you and I’m so glad you love the things I share and they inspire you too. That is what I hope for!! xoxo

  61. Happy birthday! How sweet of you to give a gift away for your birthday. Especially after you already gift us with your posts and diying. I have been following you for a few years and look forward to each post (and to your and Christy’s shopping trips..haha). Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Thank you Debra! :) And thank you so much for following along! Glad to hear you look forward to the new posts and enjoy Christy and my shopping adventures!! lol We surely enjoy it too! :) Good luck on winning! xoxo

    1. Happy Happy Birthday! I’ve been following you for years and have gotten lots of great tips. I am in the middle of kitchen remodel and getting ready to paint cabinets. Say a little prayer. I’ve painted furniture, but not cabinets, but have seen all of your posts, and think I will be fine. Thanks for all of your inspiration!

      1. Thank you Terry! :) Oh yes!! You’ve got this!! Thank you for following along all those years! So glad my posts and projects have been of help to you. Now get to painting!! ;) xoxo

  62. I’ve been following you for at least 3 years and love your work. I’ve tried many of your tutorials with success and envy your sense of style. Keep up the great work!

    1. So happy to hear that Christie! :) You’ve been around awhile! Also happy to hear you’ve used my tutorials with great success! That’s so awesome! xoxo

  63. Happy bday! Been following you for a few years and can’t thank you enough for all the great posts and inspiration! Your giveaway pkg. is awesome! Hope I win…lol
    I look forward to future projects!!

    1. Thank you Hanna! :) So happy to hear that you’ve followed along for awhile and that my posts have inspired you. I love that! That’s what it’s all about. :) And yes, you just might!! haha good luck to you! xoxo

  64. Hi Nancy – hope you had a spectacular birthday! I found you on Pinterest months ago and love your style and your informative DIYs. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your love!

    1. Thank you Leslie! :) So happy you found my site, and me!, through Pinterest. :) Love connecting with others who share the same interests! xoxo

  65. Like you I also have a February birthday, 16th for me! Thanks for the chance Nancy, I wish everyone good luck! <3

  66. We built a new home about a yeat ago. I am still decorating as I don’t want a bunch of “stock” decor I can find at any big box store. I am thrifting to incorporate vintage finds, and upcycling small pieces.


    1. Oh how fun and exciting! And yes, I totally understand that. That is a great plan. :) Thank you for the birthday wishes too, Shelly! xoxo

  67. Happy birthday lovely lady! I am not even sure how long I have been following you. It must be a few years at least. I look forward to all of your blogs, you are down to earth, practical, and create beauty.

  68. Happy Birthday!!!
    Not sure how long I’ve been reading here… I found you by way of some of the the other Trash-To-Treasure ladies though! It’s been… oh, 2 years? Time flies when you’re reading about someone’s fun, so who knows! ?

  69. What a generous way to celebrate your day, Nancy! I’ve been following you for about 3 years, I think. I still look at the tiled tray project periodically to get myself motivated ?

    1. Thank you so much for following along with me, Marcie! :) And oh, that’s funny! I love those tiled projects I’ve done. They are some of the most fun. Get busy!! ;) xoxo

  70. Your work is gorgeous (and so is your house). I love what you did with the silverware chest. Mine was pretty 50 years ago but now just blah. I might paint the outside and leave the felt alone as it still looks ok. i have neuropathy and lack of strength in my fingers so trying to line anything would be almost impossible for me but painting is one of my favorite thing to do. (You should see the mess i make when I paint as sometimes the paintbrush just jumps out of my hands. ) This giveaway is wonderful so thank you for sharing!

    1. Aw, thank you so very much Carol! Yes, if the inside is in good shape, leave it! They are tough to remove so that works out great for you. I totally understand that. That darn paintbrush jumps outta my hand sometimes too! (along with everything else! ;) )xoxo

  71. Happy birthday!!! I’ve been following u for a while now since before I did your flooring. Love to see your projects but haven’t started any of mine yet. I once sent some pics of my end tables that needed to be redone but it took so long for them to refinish my porch.

    1. Thank you, Nita! :) Did you send the pics of the end tables to me or someone else? And yes, go ahead and get started on yours, have fun! xoxo

      1. Wow auto correct sure is funny! Imagine me doing your floors. Anyway, yes I did send some pics your way of wrought iron tables with a little flower flourish on the end pieces some time during the summer when they were re -doing my porch.

  72. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas! I have learned so much from you and even at my age I am learning how to do things I have always wanted to do. Have a Happy birthday!

  73. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have the Best Day ever!! Gosh…..I can’t remember how long I’ve been following you. Long enough to know I want to go to the thrift stores with you!!

  74. Im a first time home owner, doing it on my own and your ideas and tutorials have helped given me so many ideas to help me fill my home the way I want to without putting me further in debt, can’t wait to see more!

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