You girls make it so hard…..

… to highlight only a few!! These were so fun to look through and we had such a hard time picking our features.  Thanks so much for all of you who linked up.  Now let’s go check some of these out… Monogrammed Vases at Homebody A fun take on Canvas Silhouettes at Bringing up Burns {…Read More…}

Are your Revamps ready??!

Hey guys!! Just a quick reminder to meet us here tomorrow for the Rust-Oleum Revamp!!  We will open the MckLinky at 9:00 pm central time.  We are so excited you see what everyone put together! If you still need some more info you can click the button on our sidebar.  Thanks so much and we {…Read More…}

You helped Saved our Shanty… Thank You!!!

Hey guys!! Just wanted to give you all a BIG thank you!! I recently received word that I am a finalist in the Michael’s Handmade Holidays Contest.  You helped save one of our shanties!! We were’t kidding when we brought out our big guns!  Thanks so much to all of you who have voted… You guys {…Read More…}

Whitney’s SOS and more…

Good morning guys!!  So, we want to thank all of you that voted for Ashley’s apothecarys we posted at the Michael’s craft contest.  It is that time once again… for us to bring our big guns!  I have entered my JOY plaques and would love for you guys to click on the button below to vote {…Read More…}

New Link Party and Giveaway ~ December 6, 2009

Hi all!!!  We are so excited to announce that our wonderful friends at Rust-Oleum have decided to sponsor our next Link Party and Giveaway ~ Rust-Oleum Revamp! Simple Rules: ~You must link a project that you have made with a Rust-Oleum product! ~Specify which Rust-Oleum product you use and include a picture of the product {…Read More…}


Hey guys!!!  The Shanty Sisters need your HELP!  We have entered a sweepstakes to win a trip to NY to see the Martha Stewart Show!  We entered the Christmas Apothecary Jars this week and a panel of judges will pick the winner based on several different criteria.  This is where you, our loyal follwers come {…Read More…}

Some Gorilla Goodness… And Winners!

Hello guys!  First, we want to thank all of you that joined in on our very 1st “I Made it With Gorilla Glue” link party.  We have had so much fun looking through all of your projects and getting some great ideas ourselves!!  Now for the fun part… Here are some shout outs to just {…Read More…}

Go Check Out Our Spotlight!!!

Hey Guys!! Just wanted to let you all know that Kari from UCreate has asked us to guest blog over at her amazing blog.  We are so honored and excited about this.  With the Holidays coming we chose to do a super fun Christmas project.  We would love for you go go check it out!! {…Read More…}

I Made it With Gorilla Glue Link Party and Giveaway!!!!!

Hi Everyone! I Made it With Gorilla Glue Link Party and Giveaway is here! We are so excited to see all of your projects! As we have mentioned before, we will pick several of our favorite projects to feature and put their names in a hat for the Giveaway. 2 yes that is 2 lucky {…Read More…}

One of our FAVORITE New Products!!!

Hey Guys!!  So I am itching to share an awesome product I found a few months back.  I had found a great platter to hang above my cooktop in the kitchen and wanted a way to hang it without using the ugly metal gripper hangers. So I found THESE!!! They are amazing little invisible plate {…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…}

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…}

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…}

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 "Smile Room"

Hi gals! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! It has been pouring ALL weekend here and I love it….good crafting time! So, as I have mentioned in my past blogs we just moved and I am constantly decorating! I wanted to share my first room that I have finished (well, finished for now {…Read More…}

Ashley Wonderful Wednesday Whatnot ~ Wine Box Transformation

My Wonderful, Wednesday, Whatnots are my two wine boxes. I have had these wine boxes for years and I just got tired of looking at them. They have been sitting on top of my refrigerator and they were pretty but I wanted to add color up there. So, I painted them with 2 coats of {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Shower Curtain ~ Drab to Fab!!!

I am learning quickly that blogging is encouraging me to get my projects done. My latest project is one I have been putting off since we moved in. I haven’t shared many sewing projects yet so I decided to finish this one… finally… and share. When we built the house I decided to go with {…Read More…}

Whitney’s Mantle Makeover!!!

I had stared at it long enough… It was time to make some decisions. When we finished our home a few months back my kitchen mantle was one of my favorite places. I don’t have a mantle in any of my other rooms so I knew that I wanted one over my stove. I love {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Mod Podge/Decoupage

Good morning all! Project of the day ~ Mod Podge! So, as I have mentioned, we have moved into a house that is substantially larger than our previous home and with that comes A LOT more wall space! Whitney has done many Mod Podge projects so I asked her to teach me the process. I {…Read More…}


Hi all! This is Ashley! A little about myself: Whitney has always forced my hand into new hobbies, and although I moan and groan about my lack of time, I always give in and quickly become addicted! Our latest venture – making our new houses our homes! My family also recently moved into a new {…Read More…}


Hey guys~ Whitney here… A little background about me and what started this whole process… I would definitely call my style a mix of things. I love cottage, country and a bit of traditional as well. I have attempted (not always achieved) almost any craft. I have found along the way that I love, love {…Read More…}

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Gorilla Glue Rustoleum American Accents Spray Paint DeWalt Power Tools Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze Cricut Personal Electric Cutter DiscHangers Plate Hangers


Shanty2Chic was created on August 6, 2009.  In our first 3 months we have hit close to 900 followers and we average over 50,000 unique visitors per month!  We continue to grow everyday!  The majority of our readers are DIYers!  We are constantly answering questions, from all over the world, on the products we use and where they can be {…Read More…}

Q.  Do you sell your items? A.  We are currently doing custom orders.  If there is something you are interested in please contact us via email at Q.  Where can I buy Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze? A.  Home Depot.  You have to buy the Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze and ask them to tint {…Read More…}

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We come from a family of five kids ~ four girls and one boy!  Ashley 29, Whitney 27, Kyndra 25, Leasha and Tanner 23!  We all still live within 30 minutes of each other so we are lucky to be able to watch our kids grow up together! We have both recently moved into new homes and {…Read More…}