Ashley’s Rustic Chalkboard

Hi all!  I want to share the fun project(s) I have been working on this week!  This is actually a project for my boys and I love how they turned out!  This story starts with a chalk board that I made for a friend a few weeks ago.  Both of my boys were very upset {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Iron Wall Decor Revamp

Hey guys!  I bought this iron wall plaque in Canton several years ago.  I had two of them and they were in my bathroom at my old house.  When we moved into our new home I found a new place to put it… under my bed:)  I was just a bit “over it”.  I was just kind {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Burlap Wall Monogram

Hi all!  I hope this post finds you having a great Sunday with your family!  My family is super busy with make-up baseball games right now since it has rained for the last three weeks but I have still managed to sneak in some craft time!  My latest project is another revamp.  You may remember my {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Salvaged Shanty Turned Art

My next project came from one of my favorite people I met in Round Top at the Flea Market.  They were a couple from Gatesville, TX who used salvaged wood and tin to create some AMAZING pieces.  Lucky for me he was also selling his wood and tin.  This is a piece of salvaged tin {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Vintage Juggling Pin & Balls???

So after Ashley found her bowling pins that she transformed HERE, I knew I had to have one of my own!  Luckily I did manage to run accross one at TJ Maxx just a few days later.  I also found these great vintage looking balls with it.  I have been told now by three different {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Candlestick Revamp

Hi all!  This post is a revamp of a revamp and I am so loving the final product!!!  I bought these candle sticks at a store in Dallas off of Harry Hines.  I loved them at the time and needed 3 big candles to go with them.  Of course you can never find the color {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Too Cute Magnets!

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a great weekend… I spent mine cleaning house and getting my magnets done…woohoo!!  I’m really happy with how they turned out and wanted to share… If you want to see my magnet board tutorial just look here!! I found this great chipboard pack at Joann’s for $9.99 and used a {…Read More…}

Ashley’s White Pumpkin Bandwagon!

I have jumped on the white pumpkin bandwagon!  I’m sure you all have seen these at Wal-Mart. They are terrible looking faux pumpkins but I bought the box of them for $5 and the big pumpkin for $5! Thanks to the weather clearing, I was able to get outside and spray paint the cheap right off {…Read More…}

New Link Party and Giveaway November 5, 2009!

We are SUPER EXCITED to share with you all that we will be having another Link Party and Giveaway November 5, 2009! It’s no surprise that we are CRAZY about Gorilla Glue so we only saw fitting that the theme for our next party would be ‘I Made it With Gorilla Glue’!  How fun is that!!!! {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Tin Magnet Board

Hey Guys!! Fun project for you!! I decided to use the space below my serving bar in my kitchen to make my magnet board.  I also decided to make it a piece that I can take off the wall in case I decide to move it around.  Here’s what I did:) I was lucky enough {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Burlap Placemats

Hey Guys!  So, this has been the week for finishing prolonged projects!  It has been too cold and rainy to finish any of my outdoor projects so, I turned to my inside projects.  I am happy to say that I FINALLY finished my burlap placemats!  Whitney and I started these several months ago but I {…Read More…}

Swiney 2 Chic ~ Whitney’s Spindle Lamp

Hey girls! Wasn’t the party so fun?? It came at perfect timing for me because I came down with swine flu last weekend… and then managed to share it with all 3 of my kids. It’s been a bad week at Whitney’s house.  Luckily, I had Ashley to man the blog post and the party to {…Read More…}

Stop! It’s Hammer Time!

First of all we want to say thank you to all of you wonderfully talented ladies that linked up for our first link party!  When we started this, we thought it would be easy to pick features and a winner for our giveaway but you girls made it so HARD!!!!  We were so impressed by each {…Read More…}

I Made it Without my Hubby!!!

Hi Everyone!  I Made it Without my Hubby Link Party and Giveaway is here!  We are so excited to see all of your posts!  As we have mentioned before we will be sending one lucky winner a brand new pink hammer from Tomboy Tools and we will also feature several others! The rules are as follows: {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Door Turned Mantel Decor

I have quickly learned to never turn down a piece of junk!  It may not be vision at first sight but it will soon come!  My BFF, Lauri, is a true friend!  I cannot count how many times she has called me willing to dumpster dive through someones trash if I was interested!  That’s where {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Fall Apothecary

So, Whitney shared with you all her version of the mason jar turned apothecary idea we saw at Michael’s (still cannot for the life of me find what magazine it was in ~ if you have seen it let us know!).  If you missed it here is the link!  Well, she did beat me to {…Read More…}

Shanty2Chic’s First Ever Link Party and a Giveaway

Hello to all of our friends!  Before we get on with our post we want to give a HUGE thank you to Kim at Today’s Creative Blog for the feature she gave Shanty2Chic today!  It was such a heart warming feature and we are so flattered!  Drop by and tell her we said Hi!  She has {…Read More…}

Whitney’s $15 Lamp Makeover… WOW!!

Hey guys!! I am loving my latest shanty turned chic… so much in fact that I may steal it from my son, who I made it for!! He has been needing a lamp for his room and I recently came across this baby at Target. BAD… I know, but for $15 I knew it would {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Burlap Photo Art

Hey girls… sorry for the long hiatus but I had to make a little trip this weekend. Where to?? Round Top, Texas for the huge flea market!! I found so many shantys to share but I can’t give all the goodness away in one blog! I will be sharing these over the next several weeks {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Weekend Whatnot ~ Numbers and Chalk

Hey guys! I hope this post finds you all having a wonderful Sunday afternoon with your families! I have been crafting among many other things this weekend and I am excited to share my ‘Weekend Whatnot’ with everyone. Remember these cheesy FRIENDS blocks that I found at Home Goods for $5.00? I only made 3 {…Read More…}

10 Things About Us ~ Honest Scrap Award

We would like to thank Morning T, In Stitches and Strictly Simple Style for nominating Shanty2Chic the Honest Scrap Award! It is such an honor to be nominated by these wonderfully talented ladies! Here are the rules I must follow, upon receiving this award:1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Large Vintage Looking Dominoes ~ Tutorial

TGIF everyone ~ Hope you are enjoying yours! So, Whit and I had our first guest blogging experience with Beckie over at her great site Infarrantly Creative. She was so gracious to let us post one of our exciting projects on her site while she was enjoying a little R&R. Thanks so much Beckie! If {…Read More…}

Whitney’s DIY Apothecary Jars… Too Darn Cute!

Oh hey there! I am so excited to share my next project with you guys because it was so fun to make and I am sure you will all be making one of your own! Ashley and I went to Michael’s over the weekend to look for shantys. While I was checking out, she was {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Antique Window Find

My next makeover started down the street from my house. They are tearing down another house full of character, actually 3 houses, to build one ginormous one. While nothing was salvaged on any of these homes, I did manage to get my hands on a beautiful part of the last one before it was torn {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Vintage Bowling Set

Happy Sunday friends! I am so excited about my recent transformation. This particular find has been transformed 2 times already and I am finally satisfied! I found this cool “bowling pin looking thing” on a Shanty Shopping Spree with Whit a few weeks ago. It wasn’t the right color and I wasn’t sure exactly what {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Frugal Fall Centerpiece

Oh I am so glad Fall is here!! It is by far my favorite season and by far the most fun to decorate for. I have been itching to start busting out the pumpkins and this weekend that is just what I did. My mother-in-law mentioned that the Marketstreet had their baby ghost pumpkins on {…Read More…}

Whitney’s PB Pillows on a Shanty Budget!

I have been wanting to do pillows for my couch for months now. While I do LOVE the look of those super cute burlap pillows, I can’t imagine laying my head on one. So… I have been eyeballing these pillows over at PB… So cute and simple and I love the big buttons. I decided {…Read More…}

Antique Wooden Stool ~ So hard to say good-bye!

Hi all! So, I had to say good-bye to a dear friend today…it was gut-wrenching…she was just perfect and darling in every way….Her story starts at Laverty’s in Waco (yes, the same Shanty Shopping Spree Whitney mentioned in her milk jug post). I had a lot going on that week and my shanty spending money {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Burlap Wall Art

Have you ever “revamped” a “revamp”?? Have you ever had a project in your head that was so cute and then once it ends up in your house you wished you would have left it in your head?? This has been my problem for the last couple of months. I could not find the right {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Antique Milk Jug Makeover

So Ashley and I went shanty shopping last week with my mom in Waco. Our sister just graduated from Baylor and along with her degree she also brought home lots of Waco shopping wisdom… We only had a few hours there so we decided to stop at two favorites. Laverty’s is a fantastic little antique {…Read More…}