For the next few weeks, I'm going to be away quite a bit so I have some wonderful bloggers filling in for me! One thing I've found about blogging friends…they are always willing to help out! Some you may know, but you may just be discovering your next favorite blogger! Please share the love and give their blog a visit! The first blogger up is a blogger that I consider a dear friend…even though we haven't met in person! I feel like I've known her for ever!
Let's give a big welcome to Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule! She has all the 411 on painting with chalky paints! Welcome, Nancy and thanks bunches!! ~Christy
Thank you so much for having me here today Christy!
My name is Nancy and I am a mother of 2 (one adult child and one high school student) and wife to one fabulous guy.
I write a blog called Artsy Chicks Rule about my love of DIY, design & decor on a budget.
I love re-inventing thrifty finds, making signs & graphics and a little bit of everything else.
My husband and I have been DIY-ing for many years.
We moved into an older home almost 10 years ago and have basically rebuilt every inch of it (literally!) in that time.
Every bit of it by ourselves.
It's a *fun* process although I would have to admit not so much when you actually live in it at the same time! 😉
Here's one example of our very dated “before”….
I also love doing anything “artsy” and have my entire life.
Which is why, when I started thinking about writing a blog, my husband came up with the name….Artsy Chicks Rule.
He's called me his “arsty chick” for 25 years so the name was a perfect fit!
My motto – Re.store, Re.style and Re.love.
I'm a thrifty girl. Always have been! I love a deal…..and I love to decorate on the cheap!
It's amazing what you can do.
Above all, my favorite thing to do is paint and bring new life to old pieces, either thrifted or those I already own.
I move things from room to room and re-invent things constantly around here.
This Aubusson Blue Chalk Painted Thrift Store Dresser is one of my all time favorites.
This also happens to be one of my favorite colors in the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint line.
Isn't that blue fabulous?
I'm an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lover and have painted just about everything with it at this point!
Here is a favorite post of mine showcasing the many things it can be painted with.
And finally, one of my favorite re-dos.
My dining room set. We've had this for over 17 years now.
I had been considering replacing it with a brand new set but they are so darn expensive.
That just goes against everything in me so …I refinished & painted it!
It's amazing how different it looks. And it was so inexpensive to do.
I also love signs and I love “writing” on everything. Well, almost everything. 😉
You can see some of my graphics projects here.
I'm so happy to have had this opportunity to share some of my favorite things with you!
And again, THANK YOU Christy for having me! 🙂
Hope to see you soon!
I told you Nancy has the 411 on chalk painting!!! Thanks so much Nancy for sharing a little bit of you and your amazing creative style today! Now hop on over and give Nancy a visit! ~Christy