Allow Me to Introduce You to Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule

I have the pleasure of introducing you today to Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule ~ who is also one of my weekly cohostesses for Project Inspire{d}.

Nancy is absolutely awesome.  The first time I ever visited her blog I couldn't get enough of her creations.  She is the QUEEN of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ~ I swear this gal knows her stuff.  Before I became an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint LOVER I asked Nancy for advice and the tips she gave me were priceless.  I took the plunge, bought the paint and haven't looked back.  She does more than redo's ~ she creates art.

Hi all!

Thank you so much for having me here today Mary Beth!

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, re-inventing thrifty finds, making signs & graphics and just a little bit of everything else. My husband and I have been DIY-ing for many years. We moved into an older home about 9 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 live in it at the same time! 😉 You can read more about our home here.
I also love doing anything "artsy" and have my entire life. Which is why, when I started thinking about doing a blog early last year, my husband came up with the name....Artsy Chicks Rule. He's called me his "arsty chick" for 24 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.
I also sell the furniture items I redo in a great shop near my home. I "re-store & re-style" so it can be "re-loved". It keeps me busy...but I love it!

I'm so excited to sharing some things with you all today. Above all, my favorite thing to do is paint and bring new life to old pieces, either thrifted or those I already own.

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?

You've got to see the before of this dresser. It's amazing what paint can do (and a little stain & poly). This is one of the most complimented pieces in my home. It definitely has the "wow" factor.

Aubusson Blue Dresser/ Dark Walnut Top/ Artsy Chicks Rule

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.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Not Just For Furniture / Artsy Chicks Rule

 

 

And finally, one of my favorite re-dos. My dining room set. We've had this for over 16 years now. I had been considering replacing it with a brand new set but they are so darn expensive. And 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.

Dining Set After Paint-Refinish

I 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 the opportunity to share some of my favorite things with you and just want to give a big THANK YOU to Mary Beth again for having me! 🙂

Artsy Chicks Rule

You can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook & Instagram, among others!

Hope to see you soon!

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  1. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says:

    Aw, thank you so much Mary Beth! I think you are pretty fabulous yourself and one of my favorite people in "blogland". 🙂 Thanks so much for having me here!!
    Nancy

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for being here, Nancy!