Guest Post from: The Country Chic Cottage

Happy Friday everybody!  Today is a special Feature Friday in that I have a guest post today from the awesome Angie over at the Country Chic Cottage.  She has some really amazing projects to share with us today, so take it away, Angie!

I’m guest posting over on her blog today too, so make sure you come by and say hi.  🙂

Hi y’all!  I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage!  So excited to be blog swapping today!  I thought I would do a round up today of some of my favorite posts.  For those who don’t know me, my blog is all about home decor and crafting with farmhouse flair!  I love vintage, knock offs, crafts, stalking my thrift store, you name it!   

Some of my fave projects…

 Ballard Designs Knock Off numbered Tags 
This Ballard Knock off is one of my faves!  These are NOT made from metal…but they look like it.  Come on over and see what they are actually made from….

Rose Petal Chandy

I love making crafts and decorating for my kids — two girls and a boy!  This project is amazing in person and by far one of the best things I have ever made!
The ultimate in texture for any home!  This is one of my most popular projects to date — and yep I still love em!!

I love map decor!!  And this one is easy and gorgeous!!

Stop by the cottage any time for a visit!  I would love to have ya! ~Angie~

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Feature Friday – Infarrantly Creative

Feature Friday is back!  After all the holiday fun, its been kind of nice getting back to normal again.  How has your week been?

This week’s feature is jaw-dropping gorgeous, and frugal, and pretty easy.  Three things we all love, right?

If you don’t already know her, I’d like to introduce you all to Beckie over at Infarrantly Creative and her awesomely gorgeous fabric upholstered headboard.  Yes, I shared this over on Facebook yesterday, but just can’t stop looking at it myself, so thought you may want to see it again. 

Photo courtesy of Infarranty Creative

I told ya it was jaw-dropping gorgeous.  And can you believe that she stenciled that fabric!  Yep…it’s painted! The whole thing cost her under $77!  You have got to go and see how she did it.  Love that wall and the colors too.  This is definitely going in my file for my bedroom makeover that I’m starting soon.  Amazing job, Beckie!

By the way, Beckie has two other blogs that are just as great Knock-Off Decor and Roadkill Rescue. (My Roadside Rescue was featured there, see that here.)  Be sure to check those out too.  Yes, three blogs from one person and all amazing.  Beckie, you rock!

P.S.  If you pin this over on Pinterest, please make sure you pin from Infarrantly Creative.  Thanks! 

Feature Friday – Welcome a New Blogger

Happy Friday and

Happy Fall Y’all! 
Wish this was my porch.

I’m so happy the weather is cooling down and the leaves are starting to change.  This is my very favorite time of year.

There is so much going on and I will be having so much to share over the next few weeks.  From new ventures, to big flea markets and fairs…October is going to be amazing, so hang with me.

It is my pleasure to introduce to all of you a brand spankin’ new blogger, Tammy at DIY in the Burg.


Tammy is an avid DIYer (and fellow Haven Maven) and is off to a great start in the blogging world with her first project, that she is sharing with us any way.  At DIY in the Burg, Tammy will share her DIY projects, deals of the week, and tips on living on a tight budget. 

She definitely has some great ideas, like this one.

to this!

Go and give Tammy some comment love over at DIY in the Burg and follow her for all the fun she has coming up.

Welcome to the world of blogging, Tammy.  It’s great to have you here!  I hope to meet you in person soon as we live so close.

So, what’s everyone doing this weekend?  My schedule is jam packed and I’ll be sharing lots over at Facebook and Twitter if you want to follow along. 


Feature Friday! JandJ Home

To go along with my painted bathroom floor this week, today I am featuring J and J Home’s DIY Painted Zebra Rug.

Her sister had wanted a West Elm zebra rug but it was out of stock and paying shipping would have made the price out of reach.  So, they decided to DIY it!  Yep, you not only can paint linoleum, but rugs too!

Here’s the West Elm one.

West Elm Rug

I’m liking their version much better than the West Elm one actually. 

Head on over to J and J Home and check out the tutorial more of her great projects!

Feature Friday – Crafty Scrappy Happy

As a renter, I know the struggle of trying to make a temporary home your own while you are living there.  Homeowners can tear out walls, build new ones, put up wonderful board an batten (yes, I’m jealous of that), and change anything you wish to in your home.  Renters like me and Jaime at Crafty Scrappy Happy have to be a little more discriminating on the changes we make to our homes.  We don’t want to invest a lot of money into a house that we will get no return out of when we leave it. 

But…there are lots of thing we renters CAN do that won’t break the bank or upset our landlords (too much) that make our temporary homes reflect our personalities.  And Jaime definitely knows how to make her home her own, and on a tight budget.

Just check out her amazing transformation of a very blah fireplace.

Here’s the before…

And, are you ready??


Are you sure??


Here’s the after…

Amazing, right? I love the beachy details and best of all, they can take it all with them when they move!

Go on over to Crafty Scrappy Happy and check out the details of this awesome transformation and all Jaime’s other projects. You will thank me.


Guess what? Sunday, July 3rd is my first blog anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. I’ve had so much fun with this and have met some really wonderful blog friends.

And, to celebrate my anniversary, I’m having an amazing giveaway of my favorite-est paint ever…

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint!

Thanks to Celeste over at Catfish Creative Furnishings, the DC Metro stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint for this awesome giveaway of a quart of paint (winner’s choice of color), a can of clear wax, and a copy of Annie Sloan’s Quick and Easy Paint Transformations. Yep…all for my wonderful followers. So, starting Sunday, July 3rd, come on back to enter. Winner will be chosen on Friday, July 8!

Have a wonderful, Happy 4th of July!

God Bless America!


Feature Friday – Dreaming in Color

I think I have skipped a few weeks of Feature Friday, but I’m working on my blogging schedule to make my life easier and more productive.

So, today’s feature is Dreaming in Color.

I found Deneen’s blog a few months ago and love her creative projects and her Etsy store.  Here’s a little about her:

Born in New Jersey, this Jersey girl is “a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll”. I now live in Murfreesboro,TN with my husband of 25 years, 2 children, a dog and a cat. I am an artist. I have been painting and making signs since I have been out of high school. I love all things beautiful and I am inspired by all the things God has created! I have a passion for design and love dreaming up something creative…hence the name “Dreaming In Color.”

Here are a few of her awesome projects.

Trash Chandelier turned Dessert Tray

 How creative is this!  I never would have thought to use an old chandelier to make such a pretty and unique dessert stand.  Love it!

Ballard Design Knock-Off

You have to check out this Ballard knock-off Ticket sign she made, too.  Just awesome! You can buy one in her Etsy shop too!

Coffee Bag Pillow – Enter to win!

And…she’s having a great Giveaway now until June 10 for this awesome coffee bag pillow.  Go show her some love and enter to win.

Can’t wait to see more of your projects, Deneen! 


Feature Friday!

I thought I would feature some more awesome projects with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint today.  Everybody is trying this paint and loving it…and I am loving the inspiration.

First, of course there is Miss Mustard Seed, who introduced us all to this wonderful product.

Photo courtesy of Miss Mustard Seed

I am loving this color.  She used Louis Blue and Old White on this piece.  Gorgeous.  Check out her other projects with the paint on her blog.

There there is this beauty…

Photo courtesy of My Vintage Mending

that I just found today over at My Vintage Mending.  She used Duck Egg Blue and Old White on the trim.  Gorgeousness.  I think I may get this color next.  You can mix the Old White with it (and any other color) to tone it down a little also. 

I absolutely L.O.V.E. this secretary in Paris Grey…

Photo courtesy of Maison Decor

She used Hannant’s dark wax (which is sold with the chalk paint) in the insets.  Very French.  Love.  You must check out the before picture over at Maison Decor and the rest of her home.  Just beautiful. 

And, one more from Perfectly Imperfect.  Shaunna did her coffee table in Old Ocre and the dark wax. 

Photo courtesy of Perfectly Imperfect

I wish I had such a pretty coffee table.  And remember, you don’t even have to sand or prime.  Awesome! 

Ok, I lied.  One more, also from Perfectly Imperfect.

Photo courtesy of Perfectly Imperfect

This is Duck Egg Blue.  So pretty. 

So, are you even more inspired?  I know I am.  I will be scouring some yard sales this weekend for a new project.  Oh, and pick up another buffet my sister found on the side of the road.  Geez, what people will throw away! 

Ultimate Blog Party

I’m joining’s Ultimate Blog Party today.   Welcome to Living on a Dime to all visiting from the party.  Take a look around, follow me if you like what you see, and definitely leave me a comment, I love hearing from you.

Everybody else, click on over there and check out some of the great party members’ blogs.

Thank you for hosting this awesome party.

Feature Friday #1

Every week day I am amazed at the creativity and talent out in bloggy land.  I’m sure that most of us are aware of the major league ladies like Lettered Cottage, Centsational Girl, Pioneer Woman, and Miss Mustard Seed. But, there are so many more talented ladies (and men) out there that I love reading every day.  So…I thought I would share and feature some of my favorites here on Fridays.  I would also love for you to leave comments on one of your favorites you would like to share, or your own blog, or both. If you are just visiting and not already a follower, make sure you do so you can meet some other great blog friends each week. 

Let’s get this started!

Have you met, Kim over at Savvy Southern Style?  If not, here’s your chance…and you won’t be disappointed.

Not long after I discovered the wonderful world of blogs last Spring, I found Kim.  She started her blog just a few months before and I have really enjoyed watching her blog grow over the past year and of course I absolutely love her style and how she shows us how to “Get the look without the price.”

It’s all Kim’s fault for getting me started loving Ironstone. 

Anyone who reads Savvy Southern Style is familiar with and loves her sun room.  Its so much fun seeing how it changes from season to season.

She has also beautifully refinished some great pieces in her home.  I love this color.

This settee is gorgeous.

 Savvy Southern Style also hosts a weekly linky party called Wow Us Wednesday.  So put it on your list to link up to every Wednesday.

So, have you clicked over to meet Kim yet?  Well, get on over there and let her know I sent ya in a comment!

Thank you Kim, for all your inspiration and I look forward to much more!