Thursday, June 23, 2016

A Nursery Fit for a Princess


So if you haven't guessed it yet by the title of this post (or if you don't follow my Instagram or facebook) then I'll just come  right out and say it: We're expecting our second little one! And it's a...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Wall Art for a Grand Entrance with Modern Masters Metallic Reactive Paint


When we first bought our home I was in total awe over our two story entryway complete with a gorgeous open staircase. I never thought I would be lucky enough to have such a beautiful space in my home.

As much as I love my entryway I have found it to be a very difficult space to decorate. Huge, high walls that require large pieces, which unfortunately equals large dollar amounts to acquire, have been left blank over the years because I'm a cheapskate. I have looked at some beautiful old windows and arched wood and metal wall art but I've never been willing to throw down hundreds of dollars for them.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

3 Easy DIY Boxwood Wreaths for about $2 a piece


Lately I keep seeing all these simple and sweet boxwood wreaths populating front doors, walls and windows on my Instagram feed. The more I saw them, the more I wanted two or three (I'm an overachiever, what can I say?) of my own to disperse throughout my home.

Of course since I'm such an avid wreath DIYer I decided to make my own. It also helped that the previous owners of my house planted 14 boxwood bushes in the front yard ;). Score! So I already had most of my supplies for free right there.  

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

From Hollow Core Bore to a Beautiful Updated Door: DIY Slab Door Makeover using Trim and Paint

 
Let me start this post by saying how much I loathe hollow core "slab" doors. I really do. There is not one redeeming quality about them. whoever came up with this sorry excuse for a door should be shot.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

DIY Spray Painted Doorknobs: From Cheap Brass to Expensive Oil Rubbed Bronze


On my quest to update and upgrade our substandard, boring construction grade home I have now come to a point where the ugly brass door knobs and hinges need to be changed. This is one of the last projects on my list for my son's bathroom renovation (woo hoo!! I'm almost done!!), but ultimately it involves the entire house since eventually I want a brass free home.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

How Painting With Water Has Taught My Family



As you all know I love art. The name of my blog is Thrifty Artsy Girl after all, and I'm always up to some kind of artsy project. I also love involving my toddler son, Jackson, in creating his own works of art. Hopefully he will love and appreciate art as much as both of his parents do.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Power of Paint: Shades of Grey Apartment Bathroom Reveal


It's finally time for an apartment renovation reveal! This post is basically the reason I wanted to start blogging guys! I know, I know, you were all expecting more on Jackson's owl bathroom. Well, we've been working on another bathroom at the same time! Overachieving is one word for it. Or glutton for punishment. Either way I'm up to my elbows in bathroom makeovers!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Easy DIY Button and Bead Elephant Nursery Wall Art


I hope you all are having memorable, happy holidays with family and friends! With that said, obviously I was just a little too busy this holiday season to get any blogging done. With work, festivities and the hustle and bustle this time of year brings I'm lucky if I even get to sit and let it soak in for five minutes. 

Don't worry though I was doing plenty of crafting, creating and renovating in between the ol' job, festivities and sleeping. Today I'm going to show you one of the projects I managed to slip in between the chaos.

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