New House…New Projects!

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed that my family is building our new home!  I have teamed up with our dad, Tim (a.k.a. Bapa) to build our home this summer and I couldn’t be more excited!  He built Whitney’s house a few years ago and he did an AMAZING job!  He is teaching me how to GC a home through this process and I can say that I have already learned SO much!  I can’t wait to learn more 🙂


My goal for this series is to to use products for our finish-out that you guys can go get yourselves!  I have already found a ton of AWESOME products and companies and I can’t wait to start sharing them with you!  So, if you have been wanting to update things in your home, stay tuned – this is the series for you 🙂

Another fun thing I should mention is that I sold nearly all of our furniture from our last house!  So, I will be building tons of furniture to fill up our new house (WAHOO!) and of course, I will be sharing all of those tutorials with you guys!

FormsWe are making progress now and have our forms set!  Yay 🙂  I can’t wait to share updates, new projects and new products with you guys as we go!  Stay tuned 🙂




  1. Giggling Gerty on July 29, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    How exciting!!! Can’t wait to see it progress. And more furniture YAY!!! I hope u r able to share the floor plan..I LOVE the sketch.

  2. Roxanne Hodges on July 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    you are both inspiring can’t wait to see the new creations and new home 🙂

  3. Lisa on July 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Aw, just a teaser of the front of the house? I want to see the floorplans.

  4. Julie on July 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    We’re currently building too…and doing some of it on our own to save money. Lots of work, but exciting! Good luck!!

  5. Stephanie-GatheredInTheKitchen on July 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats Ashley!! It’s so beautiful! Can’t wait to see everything!
    I love all of you girls projects…in fact, I just got home from Lowe’s with the wood needed to build Whit’s porch swing! 🙂

  6. Kasia on July 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

    congrats ! it will be fabulous

  7. jakesmomma on July 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Where are you building?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Haslet, TX:)

      • jakesmomma on July 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

        Awesome! That’s only 30 minutes from me! I wish I had gotten some of your old furniture! Ha

        • Shanty2Chic on July 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

          LOL! Our sister and cousin wiped us out;)

  8. Megan on July 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!

  9. Linda Crandall on July 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Excited to see what you will build for your new home! Enjoy the process – we are looking forward to learn a lot!

  10. Trista on July 29, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Couldn’t be more excited. We are also building a custom home this summer. We have the foundation walls poured. Framing is supposed to start happening this week! I should also add, we tore down our 125 year old farmhouse(beyond repair) and are currently living in our renovated barn while we rebuild on the same home site. It’s exciting!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 29, 2013 at 8:59 am

      How fun Trista!!! We should be about on the same schedule!! Good luck:)))

  11. Sharon on July 29, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Wow, what a journey you are on! Will share it with you and look forward to all your posts. xx hugs from Cape Town. xx

  12. Lesley McQuade on July 29, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Best of luck .. I’m looking forward to tagging along this journey with you

  13. MeggieMeg10 on July 29, 2013 at 8:41 am


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