Blogiversary Giveaway!!

Hello amazing Friends!! Have I told you lately that I love you?

Seriously, I do, from the bottom of my heart. Without you, this blog would not exist.

This Saturday is my five-year blogging anniversary and to say thank you, I am giving away an awesome painting prize pack! If you’ve ever wanted to give chalk painting a try, this prize pack includes everything you’ll need to get started!

Blogiversary Painting Prize Pack Giveaway from

This fun prize pack includes:

(Affiliate links provided so you can see the products in detail.)

  • My favorite Purdy paint brush
  • Enough calcium carbonate to mix one quart of my go-to DIY chalk paint (recipe HERE) in the color of your own choosing
  • $15 Gift card to Home Depot to cover the cost of one quart of flat paint in the color of your choosing
  • Paint can to hold your fresh new batch of chalk paint
  • One FULL-SIZED can of Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax
  • 220 Grit sanding sponge
  • Roll of clean soft cloths

(This giveaway is not sponsored by the companies that make these products.)

To enter to win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below. This will allow me to pick the winner randomly after the contest is over. There are two free entries just for visiting and then a few simple follow-me tasks to earn more entries! (Available to U.S. Residents only.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can enter once a day until the giveaway ends next Thursday, November 16th at 12:00am EST! Then one winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. You will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. You must be 18 years or older to participate. Void where prohibited.

Thanks again for choosing to follow along with me!! Good luck!!

I’ll be back on Tuesday with my Trash-to-Treasure girls sharing a brand new makeover!

Have a great weekend, Friends!! 🙂




I am also giving away a box of Holiday Craft Junk goodies in our Make it New Facebook group today!!

If you are already a member, head on over there (HERE) to see the giveaway and see how easy it is to enter to win that one!

Not a member yet? Visit our group HERE to join! That giveaway will be open until this Sunday at 8:00 pm EST and is open to U.S. residents only.

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  1. It’s beautiful!

  2. Great giveaway! Congrats on five years! WOW!


    • Thank you, Cathy! I can’t believe it’s been five years already! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  3. Mary Kaiser says

    Wow, I so need to win this. I can’t believe it has been five years! Thank you for your blog, and all the great inspiration. I also have to say thank you for having this contest. I love your blog and follow it every time you post, and I appreciate you very much. You are very talented.

    • Thank you so much, Mary! You are always so kind to me, and I appreciate it so much! Crossing my fingers for you for this giveaway, my friend! XOXO

  4. Diane westbrook says

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I have been contemplating painting my bedroom furniture…..and this would help me to do it!! Have watched all your makeovers and I envy your talent and your energy!! thanks again!

    • It is my pleasure, Diane! Thank you so much! I appreciate you following along on all my thrifty adventures! Good luck! XO

  5. chris tucker says

    happy happy joy joy thanks sweetie the purdy is wonderful and so are you xx

    • Is that Reb and Stimpy I hear ha ha…happy happy joy joy! Thank you SO much, Chris! Best of luck to you on this fun giveaway! XOXO

  6. I love your blog for the do-able projects, the easy to follow instructions and the amazing before and after pics! I’m hooked!

    • Wow, thank you so much, May! I’m so glad you enjoy when I share! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  7. Congratulations on five years!!

  8. Love all of the inspiration here!

  9. Sally Stevens says

    I love your blog and get so many good ideas. I have shared it with my friends and family!

  10. I am so glad I found you on mother’s day! I love your style and your tutorials! Happy Blogiversary! (When you say “enter your info” in the rafflecopter, do you mean name or email address or something else? I put my name…)

    • Thank you so much, Sheila! I am so happy you found me too! I believe you have to enter your name and email address. It collects your email address so that I can contact you if you win. I will make sure you are entered correctly! Best of luck to you! XOXO

  11. Allyson Goulet says

    I truly enjoy your newsletter and the projects you complete. I am a serial diy also, I continue
    To amaze my husband. I just completed my first chalk paint project. I love it, not have to sand and prime is the best! I just ran into a problem with sealing it, I used A polycrylic and it yellowed! I ended up using a toxic spray sealer I had. I haven’t used a wax yet but have read it yellows also. What is your favorite sealer to use on white chaulk paint?

    • Thank you, Allyson! Those boys don’t know what we can do, do they?! I use Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax to seal. It is pricey at around $25, but one can will last a long time. I’ve never had issues with yellowing. Good luck! ????

  12. Love your style! Thanks for all your creative ideas!

  13. Christina in FL says

    Happy Blog-Aversary to youuuu.
    Happy Blog-Aversary to youuuuuuu.
    Happy Blog-Aversary dear Christyyyyyy.
    Happy Blog-Aversary toooo youuuuuuuu.
    And many mooorrrrrrrrrre.
    Create, inspire, be inspired and enjoy. I look forward to your blog posts. I know whomsoever wins is going to be thrilled.
    Cheers! :::: clinks morning coffee cup with yours ::::::

  14. LOVE your blog. You are my favorite DIY site. I have learned so much from your tutorials. I have used your chalk paint recipe many times. Thanks for taking the time to show others how to repurpose anything!

    • Aww thank you so much, Rhonda! I am thrilled to hear that you have found what I share helpful! XOXO

  15. Julia Harting says

    Thank you Christy for all your help! You’ve given me so many ideas and unstuck my brain in the sticky situations while rehabbing some pieces. You’re awesome!

  16. Anita Sacco says

    I recently found your blog when searching for how to chalk paint a piece of furniture. Love it and immediately signed up to receive your email notifications.

    Thank you.

  17. Michele Gallagher says

    Hey Christy… Congrats on 5 yrs!!!! I love reading your blog I read it in the mornings while it’s nice and quiet before all the hustle and bustle of the day starts with getting the family up and going for the day. You have inspired me in so many ways. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win some awesome goodies. We honestly love you too 🙂

  18. Karen Umbrello says

    I’m so looking forward to your journey of making your new home your own! Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    Karen U

  19. Patti McGarry says

    Love your blog and finished furniture! Thanks for sharing!

  20. WOW! A great starter kit for someone who wants to give chalk paint a try – I’m in!

    Thanks, Christy,

  21. I love your blog! Your projects are so inspiring. Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you!

  22. You are amazing! I am ready to test your chalk paint recipe on 3 chests and a mirror for Christmas presents. Yikes! I just remembered that I have 2 old cedar chests that can be redone!!! Looking forward to some transformations here. Hope they turn out as lovely as some of your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  23. How sweet of you to do this on your anniversary! Congratulations! My day is always brighter when I see one of your new, awesome creations in my inbox!

  24. Norma Rolader says

    Thank you for a chance to win … I would love to try to do the chalk paint God bless and congratulations on 5 yrs

  25. Jo Jorgensen says

    I have your chalk paint recipe saved but have not tried it yet.

  26. Hey Christy! I’m such a fan of your posts, I look forward to them every Tuesday and Thursday for inspiration on what my next project could be!

  27. ColleenB.~Texas says

    Such a wonderful giveaway. Something that I can always use.
    Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity

  28. Gely Garmer says

    Hello, Christy! It’s been such a joy to follow your blog these past few months. You’ve inspired me to tackle projects in our own home. So thankful for your encouraging spirit and your willingness to share your wonderful creations with us!

  29. Good morning! Have a great DIY day!

  30. Linda Southworth says

    Now if I can just get my Christy James furniture painting mojo activated I will be in great shape! Last week I just looked up your recipe for chalk paint. I have tried others and like the feel. I know your recipe has to be awesome after all the pieces you have produced. Infinite inspiration for all who follow!

    • Ha ha maybe I need to bottle and sell that Christy James mojo! Thank you so much, Linda! You would love this recipe! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  31. What an awesome prize package Christy, and congrats on 5 years of blogging.
    I have been wanting to try chalk paint and I would love the win this.

  32. So excited. Look forward to your posts!

  33. Sherri Gonyier says

    Thank you for this opportunity. I have painted several pieces of furniture, But never used chalk paint or this wax. I always enjoy seeing your transformations, they are gorgeous!

    • It is my pleasure, Sherri! I love chalk paint… it is very user-friendly! Thank you so much! XO

  34. Deborah J Goss says

    Love your blog

  35. Enjoy seeing how you repurpose items and think outside the box! Thanks for the chance to win your favorite painting products!

  36. Left you a message on you FB page! Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, sweetie!

  37. Thanks for the giveaway Christy! And congrats on 5 years!

  38. Love your project ideas! Thanks for inspiring creativity!

  39. This would be great. I’ve been wanting to try the homemade chalk paint for a while now.

  40. Wow, what a great giveaway!! Happy Blogiversary and many more years!

  41. Jill Calnan says

    Love your blog! Always look forward to each new posting. Your mind works in crazy crafty wondermint (is that a word??). Your ideas are an inspiration not only to try something new but to look at what I have in a new light.

    • Thank you so much, Jill! I’m so happy to hear you enjoying what I share! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  42. I love everything you do. You are an inspiration!!

  43. Thank you for the generous give away to celebrate your anniversary. I found your blog earlier this year and look forward to your great ideas in my emails.

    • Thank you so much, Lynne! So glad you found me and Chode to follow along! Best of luck on a giveaway! XO

  44. I’ve always wanted to try chalk paint! Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Congrats on the anniversary!

  46. Congrats on your 5th Blogiversary!!! Enjoy seeing all your projects and look forward to many more. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!

  47. Marlene Yochim says

    Christy, I love you too! You adder the only blog I follow and I look forward to your posts every week. Thank you for 5 years of creative and inspiring work!

    • Thank you thank you, Marlene! I feel the love! Thank you so much for following along with me! XOXO

  48. This is an awesome giveaway! I love your blog! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy blogiversary!

  49. I love getting your newsletter and seeing the projects that you are working on! Thanks for the inspiration. And now I’ll look forward to seeing posts on Instagram 🙂

  50. Marcie Lovett says

    What a great prize, Christy! The only thing better would be a visit from you, in person ????

  51. Very nice giveaway! I thought it was worth telling you I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of an order I placed from Amazon for the big bag of calcium carbonate to arrive on my doorstep today or tomorrow. My daughter and I went ‘thrifting’ and bought several items (cabinet for her office, picture frames and a couple small chairs) to practice chalk painting on. I will be using your recipe for diy chalkpaint. Congrats on your anniversary. So glad I ran into your blog, you have been the greatest inspiration for me! XOXO!!

    • Anita, you have made my night! I love hearing that you have been inspired to make things beautiful again! Thank you!! How fun that you get to create with your daughter too…have fun! XOXO

  52. Michele Branham says

    Yippee! Congratulations on your Anniversary. After finding your Blog, I was inspired to try chalk painting and so many other creative things. I even have a booth at a local Vintage Shop! Thanks so much for the Give Away.

    • Thank you so much, Michele! I love love love that you have found inspiration on my blog! That’s what makes it so fun for me to share! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! I know you would put it to good use. XOXO

  53. Cynthia Murphy says

    I love your blog. I look forward to getting your email and seeing all your great projects.

  54. Sherry Darlington says

    I need to come visit your booth. I love everything you do!

    • Thank you so much, Sherry, but please don’t visit at the moment…my poor booth is so sad since the move. I need to get busy ha ha! XOXO

  55. Mary Helene says

    Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration.

  56. Happy 5th Blogiversary Christy!! I so love hopping on your blog and getting amazing ideas for my own projects!!! Thanks for sharing all you do!

  57. Barb Ockomon says

    Love your blog!

  58. Love, love, LOVE your blog! Happy Blogiversary!!

  59. Love your projects, so much inspiration!

  60. I already use it all, but can never have enough, right? Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to your new project next week.

    • That’s exactly right, Carol! At least I know it would be put to good use, right? Good luck! XO

  61. I have learned so much from you. I can’t wait to read your post weekly.I wish lived near you. you have such amazing ideas. The items are so beautiful.

  62. Mechele Rose says

    Happy 5 yr Blogaversary. Thanks for the opportunity of winning this great prize package. I love love love, Annie Sloan wax.

    • Thank you, Mechele! It is my pleasure! Annie Sloan’s wax is my favorite as well! Good luck! XO

  63. Kim Bontrager says

    I love following your page! It always gets me motivated to start a new project!!

  64. Brenda Fisher says

    I LOVE your posts! They totally inspire me! My DH says I’m a packrat! But … when I see all of the things YOU do with all of the ‘stuff’ I tend to clutter the house with, I am inspired to use it all to make gifts for teachers, friends, and even strangers who may come along and need to feel a little more like life matters. 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to blog about your craftiness!

    • Thank you for your very sweet comment, Brenda! I’m a bonafide packrat myself ha ha! But you just never know what treasure awaits, right? Thank you so much for following along! Wish you the best of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  65. Jane Walsh says

    I love your blog and all the beatiful things you make!

  66. Helen Evans says

    I would love to win this prize package! Congratulations on your blogaversary!

  67. Happy Blogiversary!
    Great giveaway too!

  68. Jane Walsh says

    Congrats on your 5 year anniversary! The give away is very generous of you!

  69. Thanks for a chance to win such a great giveaway. Congratulations on your five year anniversary! I love your blog and look forward to your posts.

  70. I love when you have your raffle giveaways! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas on your blog.

  71. I would like to try chalk paint, and I’ve got just the piece of furniture to do it. It’s one of those that I’ll love after chalk paint or pass on with no regret. Thank you!

  72. Oh nice giveaway! Your blog, is very inspirational to me, I would really like to secure a booth space in my area, so your posts on that topic are very helpful. Love your creativity!

  73. Susan Caldwell says

    Thanks for offering this freebie. I would love to win it,

  74. Sheila Peoples says

    I just added a new granite countertop in the bathroom. I need to paint the 20+ year old cabinet a dark gray. This giveaway would be perfect. Thank you for all your inspiration!

  75. Your chalk painting projects are Gorgeous and it makes me want to try it!! This is the perfect opportunity!

  76. Karen Smith says

    I have learned so much by reading this blog-I look forward to each posting! Chalk painting has been a favorite of mine. I never would have tried it without your blog and encouragement! Thanks so much

    • That is awesome, Karen! I love hearing that I’ve inspired you to try something. It is truly the best! I know you would put this prize to good use! Good luck to you! XOXO

  77. Pamela Giannetto says

    This is such an awesome giveaway. I just finished my second chalk paint project and love the results. I haven’t tried Anne Sloan wax and would love to.

  78. I follow your blog every week. I love the ideas and helpful hints you have for us. Keep up the great work, keep the post coming!!

    • Thank you so much, Lynn! I appreciate you following along with me! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  79. I am not a good do it yourselfer, but my niece is. If I am fortunate enough to win, she will win, too. Thanks.

  80. Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win!

  81. Kathy McBride says

    Thanks for the chance on a great giveaway

  82. Wendy Somerville says

    I would love to try some of the Chalk paint products you use. If you get a chance see if you can find Fat Paint as I mentioned in a previous post, in the US. It is really a great product. Thank you Christy for letting me enter.

  83. Susan Williams says

    WOW!! Happy Blogiversary ! And a big thank you for all I have learned since I started following you. Your style and DIY has been a big influence in the decor of my living room and kitchen.
    I would love to win and try making my own chalk paint!

    Thanks again!

    • Thank you so much, Susan! I just love to hear that I have inspired you in some way. That totally makes my day! Crossing my fingers for you! XOXO

  84. I could definitely use this – lots of home projects coming up!

  85. Would love to win this prize! Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. Wow! Thanks Christy for the giveaway! I have always wanted to try chalk painting and this would be awesome to win! I always think you do the most amazing makeovers with furniture, and I’m inspired to do a china cabinet we have to lighten it up. Thanks again for this giveaway.

    • You are so welcome, Babette! And thank you for your very sweet words! Best of that to you on the giveaway! XO

  87. Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog! And thanks for the chance to win. ????

  88. Jessica Strickland says

    This is an awesome giveaway! I have a whole bedroom set I want to chalk paint!

  89. Nice giveaway! You know that we all love you back!

  90. Chalk paint is magical!

  91. Brandi Bryant says

    Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

  92. Love your blog and all the wonderful things you create.

  93. Quita Waldrop says

    Thank you for all the inspiration!

  94. Christie Thompson says

    Please let me win the give away.

  95. I would love to win some chalk painting supplies. I have successfully painted several pieces with this method. It is such a good feeling to transform a piece of furniture and make it beautiful again.

  96. love your projects. you have quiet the talent and eye for creating beautiful from something homey.

  97. Shimon Maddock says

    Love Love Love your stuff! Happy Blogiversary!

  98. Rebecca - Knoxville,TN says

    Congratulations on five years of blogging. You are an inspiration!

  99. Carol Piszczek says

    I love your blog and seeing your emails! Your giveaways are amazing!

  100. oh my, I would love this! I have a couple of paint projects on my to-do list and this would be so helpful! fingers crossed!!!

  101. How thoughtful of you to offer such a giveaway! 🙂

  102. Cornelia Short says

    Happy Anniversary!! I found your blog about a year ago and I don’t know how I would get by without my daily dose, trash to treasures, painting tips and tricks.
    You get the idea…….I Love Your Blog!
    Congratulations and I hope you do some wonderful celebrating because you deserve it
    Thank you,

  103. Thanks, Christy for the opportunity to win!!

  104. Ronette Krusa says

    Christy, I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing what you do with other people’s things. You inspire me. I wish I had you here to decorate (redecorate) my home! Sometimes I just can’t “feel” what a room needs. I can’t wait to see your next project.
    Ronette Krusa
    Brimfield, IL

    • Aww thank you so much for such a sweet comment, Ronette! Don’t worry I feel that too…having those feelings about my new dining room at the moment. I think I’ll have to take a break until it “speaks” to me! XOXO

  105. Patty Nance says

    Congratulations on 5 years! You are giving away a very nice prize. I enjoy and learn from your posts.

  106. Thanks for the great ideas! I am always inspired to try your “re-fab” projects!

  107. A Malowany says

    I love your blog and follow you thru my Feedly app. I also see your posts on the diy FB group with other diyers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  108. ME! ME! Pick me! 🙂

  109. Laurie Cordeniz says

    Congrats on your 5 years at blogging! I always look forward to seeing you in my inbox!

  110. Thanks for a blog filled with so much inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win the chalk paint giveaway.

    • Thank you, Kellie! And it is my pleasure…wish I could be like Oprah and give everyone a prize lol! XO

  111. Andrea Kenney says

    Love your blog – I’ve been following you on Feedly for years now and have pinned many of your projects to my Pinterest idea board! thanks for all the great inspiration!

  112. Thank you so much for the giveaway! You are my FAVORITE an the only blog that I susbscribe to. You stand out above all the rest by providing every detail of a project, you answer questions, interact with us and are just a gem all around. Thank you Christie.

    • Ok Miss Jackie…you totally made my night!! Thank you so much for your super kind words…they are so much appreciated!! Crossing my fingers for you on the giveaway!! XOXO

  113. Bunny Smith says

    I love your blog, and look forward to each and every one!

  114. Happy anniversary! Though you are having the giveaway party, it is our pleasure and inspiration to see your project transformations.

  115. Daniel Pearson says

    I just recently started receiving your emails and look forward to seeing them every week thank you

  116. I would love to try these products!

  117. I have been dying to try to mix my own chalk paint, but haven’t had the bravery. Winning this would be the perfect nudge into possibility! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • No need to be afraid, Linda! Start with something old that you don’t care too much about to practice. I bet you’ll surprise yourself! Best of luck! XO

  118. I love all of your projects. I wish you lived next door!

  119. Great prize! I hope I win! Happy Blogaversary!

  120. Thank you for reposting about making doll clothes from thrift store clothing. Somehow I missed it the first time. I love all your post and have learned a lot from you.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed that post. It might just be my favorite post ever! Thank you, Molly! XO

  121. Hi Christy, can’t believe it’s been 5 years! Thanks for all of your inspiration, humor and helpful advice…and thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    • Thank you so much, Nanette! I can hardly believe it has been 5 years already myself! It has been my pleasure!! XOXO

  122. I so enjoy your blog! And every time I go on I stop and look at your picture and it makes me smile! ????

  123. Lesa Jensen says

    Love this!!

  124. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Thank you so much for a chance at your awesome giveaway!!!

  125. Marie Alkire says

    Thank you for all you share with us, you give us so much inspiration and knowledge!!!

  126. Love givaways! They always have things I can use or learn from. Thank you!

  127. LOVE your blog!!

  128. JoAnn Tobias says

    Thank you! I just recently found your blog and I love it!

  129. I love your projects. They are so inspiring.

  130. Christy, my how time flies! Congratulations on your milestone.

  131. Thanks so much for the great opportunity – have always wanted to try diy chalk paint!

  132. Mother Deer says

    Thank you for this opportunity to win and for your excellent inspiration.

  133. Debbie in TX says

    We are truly feeling your love today : ) Thanks for this wonderful giveaway, and a very Happy Blogging Anniversary to you!!! You rock, girl!

    • Oh yay!! Thank you so much, Debbie! You always make me feel loved! Crossing my fingers for you on the giveaway, my friend! XOXO

  134. Love your blog, you’ve given me the courage to try painting my bedroom dresser.

  135. Thank you Christy for all of your posts it’s been an inspiration for me and exciting to see what the next find you’ll turn into treasure.
    You actually motivated me to paint a fairly old dresser that looks way better than it did. It added some character to our bedroom!

    • It has truly been my pleasure, Roberta! Thank you SO much! I love that you got the painting bug! XOXO

  136. Happy 5 year blogiversary!! I’m not sure I remembered we started at almost the exact same time! Lol, of course!! 😉 Love ya! xo

    • Thank you, Nancy!! I don’t know how I would have navigated the last few years without you! Love ya too! XOXO

  137. Patti Dempsey says

    I LOVE your make overs. You do an awesome job.

  138. WOW – I’m getting ready to paint after seeing the gift basket – several furniture pieces I can choose from! Thanks for gifting!

  139. Happy Blogiversary! And thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  140. Thanks for the giveaway!

  141. Congratulations on five great years Christy! Here’s to many more!

  142. What a great giveaway!! I haven’t tried your chalk paint mix yet but will try it soon once I get things moved out of this full house, lol! Have a great day!!

  143. Lauri Kunze says

    Thanks for another great giveaway! I smile every time I see a new email from you in my inbox.

  144. April Simser says

    Love your Blog…Thank you!

  145. I love your blog and anxiously await for each new one. You are inspirational.

  146. Happy Anniversary Christy! I’m looking forward to more of your new home DIY projects!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter

  147. Jane Greiner says

    Love your blog so inspiring

  148. Thanks for the opportunity for the paint giveaway and the holiday craft giveaway on FB. You’re the best!!

  149. Happy Anniversary! Glad I found your blog! Have enjoyed many of your posts and ideas! I could surely use everything in your give-away! Hint hint!!

  150. Carole Henderson says

    Great prize pack! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  151. Katie Cunningham says

    Hi, Christy, I read all your posts but don’t typically leave comments. You are so talented and have WAY more energy than I do! I love your blue color choices, they’re my favorites. Keep on keepin’ on!


  152. What a fantastic giveaway!

  153. Lynn Harris says

    Absolutely love your page!! I look forward to seeing your wonderful projects.

  154. Anne Holcomb says

    Love your style. Always beautiful colors.

  155. Terry Dunkerley says

    looks like a great giveaway

  156. Mary Loveland says

    I look forward to your emails and am a true fan. I really respect the fact that you actually do the work yourself and seem to have the knack of adding just the right touches. Please keep up the good work.

    • Aww thank you SO much, Mary! I’m so happy to hear you enjoy what I share! Wishing you lots of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  157. janet a phillips says

    I would love to win this awesome prize

  158. Michelle Wiederman says

    You are so kind to gift us on YOUR anniversary! Thank you sweet and generous Christy! ❤️

  159. I LOVE your blog. Your posts are great! Thank you for this opportunity!

  160. Love this giveaway set! I’ve got so much furniture in my stash to use it on 😀

  161. Oh how fun it would be to win! So many projects…I would love this!

  162. Peggy Polly says

    I really look forward to your posts. You are so talented and give me so many ideas. I have really been curious about chalk paint, but have been afraid to try it. So, I would love to win this. Thank you for all the ideas and the chance to try chalk paint.

    • Thank you, Peggy!! You are so sweet! Chalk paint is very user-friendly…hoping you get a chance to try it soon! XO

  163. Thank you for the paint giveaway chances. Happy Anniversary!

  164. I have always wanted to try chalk paint. Thanks for my chance.

  165. Sweet! You can never have to many crafts!

  166. I love everything you do and have my fingers crossed that I win the Chalk Painting Prize pack!

  167. Just like to say thank you for all the detailed instructions you share with us. I have been inspired to buy a few power tools because of you. I am one day going to make that Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench. I absolutely love ❤️ it. I bought the kreg jig and big clamp. Trying to build up my confidence to just do it! Congrats on your new place, looking forward to see it to completion. Thanks again for all your hard work.????

    • It is my pleasure, Mary! I am thrilled to hear that you have been inspired by what I share…that makes what I do SO worth the effort!! The Kreg jig looks way more complicated than it really is. Open it up, read the instructions, and then give it a try on a scrap piece of wood. You’ll see it isn’t so bad! Thank you so much, Mary…good luck to you on the giveaway!

  168. Lori Williams says

    I would love to win this! Me, my daughter and granddaughter would have so much fun as we all enjoy being a do it yourselfer!! Thank you!

  169. This would be great to win. So many ideas come to mind for the holidays.

  170. Happy 5 years Christy!!! Great giveaway, thank you for inspiring us 🙂

    • Aww thank you so much, Susan! I appreciate that, especially coming from someone so talented!! XOXO

  171. If I’d win, I’d love to share the goodies with my best friend. We’d love to make a wonderful project together using the items here.

  172. Great contest!

  173. Jasmine's Grandma says

    Thanks for offering this raffle. Would love to get started on chalk painting projects.

  174. Congratulations on your 5th Blogiversary!!! I look forward to celebrating many more years with you and your fantastic makeovers. I look forward to your emails every week. You are such an inspiration! Thanks Christy!!!!

  175. Julie Briones says

    CONGRATS!!!! You have come so far in such a short time! And you know, you are in my top five blog loves! <3

    You and Nancy started at the same time, huh? Was that planned? Inquiring minds want to know! Details, girl, details! 😉

    Love the giveaway! Perfect collection!

    • Thank you, Julie!!! Nancy and I actually met through blogging, maybe about a year into it, and she has become one of my dearest friends! I have met several amazing ladies through this crazy blogging world that have become are real life friends. It’s been an awesome journey! Best of luck to you, my friend! XOXO

  176. Looking forward to all of your Holiday ideas!

  177. My DIL has been chalk painting and keeps telling me to give it a go. Being an old-school traditionalist it’s taken some time, but I’m going to chalk paint my dresser soon. Your projects are such an inspiration.

    • Thank you, Janet!! Chalk paint is very user-friendly. I think once you try it, you’ll be hooked! 🙂

  178. I have a table that I want to paint for my very first chalk paint project! So looking forward to this!

  179. Rachel Clarke says

    This giveaway would be amazing for all my crafting and fit projects for winter. The list keeps growing.

  180. Love your blog, and of course, the giveaways!

  181. Would love to try making my own chalk paint!

  182. Always enjoy your blog and am always inspired by your creativity.

  183. Debbi Spencer says

    Hi, Christy! I’ve been a subscriber for a couple of years now and look forward to your emails every month. I’ve completed 2 projects from your inspiration, am hunting for the right “thrifties” for a few more, and have learned a lot from you to apply to projects of my own. Thanks for sharing with us!! And thanks for the opportunity to win some products in your giveaway that I’ve been wanting to try!

    • Hi Debbi! Thank you! I appreciate you following along with me, and I am so thrilled to hear you have been inspired to create!! Much luck to you!! XOXO

  184. Awesome giveaway! I mix my chalk paint using your recipe always. You inspire me with every blog post.

  185. Andrea Johnson says



  186. Jenny Oliver says

    OMG! This is the BEST giveaway you’ve ever done! I NEED this prize pack! I am new to DIY, and this would really help me get started on the MANY projects I’ve got in mind! PS – Thank you for al of your wonderful inspiration!

    • I know, right?? I am super excited about this giveaway! I wish I could be like Oprah and give one to everybody lol. Thank you, Jenny! Good luck!! XO

  187. I absolutely love your unselfish love for your followers…You are so gracious in giving away products of various types for us beginners to try (products that you love & you want to share with us)..This is an awesome give away, Purdy brush, gift card to home depot, sandpaper, Annie Sloan wax (WOW), paint can, calcium carbonate (I have looked all over here local for some)…All of these items will be used…Thank You so much for your generosity…

    • Aww you are so sweet, Jana, thank you! I really do love you guys! Wishing you much luck on this giveaway!! XOXO

  188. Stephanie H. says

    I want to wish you a Happy 5 year Anniversary on your blogging journey!

  189. I love to win these wonderful items. And congratulations!

  190. Mari Porter says

    Super pumped for this giveaway! You’re such an inspiration & I love reading all your posts ????❤️

  191. Nancy Walden says

    Fun content! I’ve been thinking about making my own chalk paint so this would be a great gift for me!

  192. I love your blog and thanks for running this contest!!

  193. Sheila Manasco says

    I look forward to your Blog as it amazes me how you transform something ordinary into something fabulous. You are so talented and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you SO much, Sheila! I truly appreciate your kind words! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  194. Hello Christy! congratulations on your 5 yr. Blog. So enjoy your posts. Thanks for the fun giveaway. With Christmas soon approaching it would be great to have to make some fun Christmas Decorations! Thankyou

  195. Leiah Fuselier says

    Five years – what an achievement. Congratulations!

  196. You’re on my blog list so I never miss one of your wonderful projects!

    • You are always so sweet to me, Sugar, and I appreciate it so much! Lots of luck to you on the giveaway!! XOXO

  197. Hi Christy, so funny I was just thinking yesterday I wonder when she will give something away lol 😉 Thank you for the opportunity to win something so cool and useful! Congrats on 5 years of blogging yay! You are the sweetest! much love, Carrie 🙂

    • Oh well there you go ha ha! I thought this would make the perfect anniversary giveaway. Thank you, Carrie, and best of luck to you!! XOXO

  198. Laurel West says

    Wow! This is awesome, I would love to try the chalk paint. I have really enjoyed seeing your posts in my inbox! Thank you!

  199. Love your blog- follow your posts all the time!

  200. Awesome giveaway!! Thank you!

  201. Carol Claremont says

    Painting is one of my favorite things in the whole world so this has to be one of the best gifts ever. I have subscribed to your blog for several months now. I didn’t even know about blogs until earlier this year – I had heard about them but always just they were about child raising and cooking – I stumbled onto one and now I am a huge fan. Thank you to all of the women who blog about DIY, Painting, crafting, furniture re-purposing, flea marketing, etc. I have learned so much from all of you. I have really bad neuropathy in my hands and feet (I am 68) and have had a couple of really bad falls so can’t garden any more unless my son is home with me – but I can still paint!! So glad to have such smart and talented friends to teach me.

    • Thank you, Carol…I’m so glad you found me and others that inspire you! Painting is my happy place as well…kindred spirits! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  202. Ellen Shook says

    It is always fun (and instructive) to see what you are painting. Nice giveaway!

  203. Mary Milnarich says

    A great prize to win. You have inspired me to paint my hutch that looks just like the ones you have painted. Can;t wait to mix up the grey morning and white paint. I love the color it makes.

    • Oh yay! I love that you are feeling inspired! Yes, Grey Morning and white are a lovely combination! You could really put this prize to good use…good luck! XOXO

  204. RUTH Mc CRACKEN says

    I don’t think it’s fair that your giveaways are for US residents only. I’m sure you have
    a lot of people subscribing to your program here that are not US residents and I find
    that it’s just not fair.

    • I’m so sorry, Ruth. I am supplying this giveaway out of my own pocket, and that includes shipping which could be very costly for me outside of the U.S. I still appreciate you though!! XO

  205. I am so pleased you started your blog! You have inspired me to finally ‘up-do’ some pieces that had waiting for a fresh start!

  206. Pam Kaufman says

    Thank you for the great give away. I’m crossing my fingers!

  207. Congratulations Christy! 5 years of marvelousness! You never cease to amaze me with your creations and I’m so glad that you share the to inspire us. I have saved your chalk paint recipe for when I have the space to paint large items. If I win your kit, I will scoot back some furniture in the living room and set up shop, no more waiting! I love getting your posts and look forward to emails on Tuesdays and Thursdays (and from some of your other friends too, that I met through you!) Thank you so much for all the joy and goodness!

    • Thank you SO much for such a sweet comment, Paula! So glad I could offer a little DIY inspiration! I’d love for you to win this so you can get started, but if not…go for it anyway, you’ll be hooked! Best of luck to you! XOXO

  208. I love your blog! You have great style and great ideas! And you are practical too!! Thank you.

    • Thank you so much, Paula! So happy to hear you enjoy what I share! Good luck on the giveaway! XO

  209. Carol San Diego says

    I don’t use instagram so I can’t enter that way???? But I do really enjoy your blog!

  210. Tried to submit my comments but the dropdown said there was an error and the page couldn’t be found. Maybe that’s why I don’t win at these events.

  211. Lisa Swierski says

    New to your blog and lovin’ it!! Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity to win some awesomeness!

  212. Vickie browder says

    I love following your blog. You have great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  213. I️ I always enjoy your blog postings and look forward to reading them. The ideas you provide seem to be an endless supply. Keep up the fantastic job that you do.

  214. Patty Soriano says

    Happy 5th Anniversary! yay! You’re so sweet to throw a party and give us the gifts! Thank you for a chance to win this terrific treasure!

    • Thank you, Patty! It is my pleasure! This blog wouldn’t be nearly as fun without all of you! XOXO

  215. What a great giveaway! Thank you.

  216. I would like to try chalk painting. Thank you!

  217. Gilda (McStamper) says

    Thanks for your great give away.

  218. Can semi gloss paint be used to make chalk paint?

    • I don’t recommend it, Pam. When you sand your finish, it may appear splotchy since it will end up a bit glossy in some areas and not in others. Flat is my paint of choice.

  219. I love your philosophy of making old things new and useful and beautiful. I do so want to begin painting some furniture myself so I could really use the giveaway! Thanks for offering it.

    • Thank you, Naomi! I’d love to give you the opportunity to get started! Wishing you lots of luck! XOXO

  220. Donna R Gonzalez says

    Both giveaways are great. Annie Sloan and plaid – can’t go wrong with either!

  221. Congratulations on 5 years of amazing projects and inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great items!

  222. Lovely giveaway. Thank you!

  223. Stacye Hixson says

    Here’s to five more years. Love your blog

  224. Congratulations on 5 years! You are giving a great giveaway!

  225. Love, love your blog! I’ve learned so much about painting, finishing shelves, drawers etc to give projects that look of excellence. Love those giveaways too!

    Thanks so much! Amy

    • Thank you, Amy! I love hearing that you have found inspiration here!! Best of luck on this giveaway…it sound like you would put it to good use! XOXO

  226. What a great giveaway! I have two pieces waiting for me to take the leap…
    I really enjoy your blog and I feel like I’ve learned so much. I’ll know after I leap, right?!?

    • Leap, girl, leap! I’d love for you to win, but even if you don’t, just do it…you’ll be hooked! Thank you, Laura!! XOXO

  227. Maureen A Stanford says

    I have seriously wanted to try my hand at chalk painting for a little while now. Win or lose I’m going to make that dream a reality. Thanks for providing the giveaway and congrats on your blogiversary!

    • I hope you do go for it, Maureen! You will be hooked! Thank you, and lots of luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  228. Chanelle M. says

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! I mentioned previously that you were the inspiration for all the DIY projects I took on to prepare my new place, and I am so proud of how all my hard work turned out! I find painting furniture therapeutic (as long as I don’t over commit!), and have already started collecting some side of the road items to make over in the future!

    • I am SO thrilled to hear that I have inspired you in some way to create!! That is the best compliment ever, Chanelle, thank you! Isn’t it the best feeling to stand back and see what you’ve accomplished? Good for you for going for it!! I’d love to see you win this because I know it would be put to good use! XOXO

  229. Tracey Martin says

    You are the very reason I am painting and selling furniture today! I still love reading your blog and looking at your beautiful, creative work! Thanks for this giveway – I’d LOVE to win!

  230. I love your blog. You inspire me with all your painting projects.

  231. Michelle J. says

    Any ideas on how to get dried paint out of a paintbrush? Do I just use paint thinner or something? I’m basically a painting newbie.

    • I have tried the vinegar method, paint thinner, soaking them in citristrip, and I have never been able to make them look new again once the paint has dried completely. You can keep your paintbrush fresh by wrapping it in saran wrap, but clean it with warm water as soon as you are done with your project. Your brushes will last for years if you treat them right! Good luck, and if you find something that works, let me know!

  232. Congrats on 5 years! What a great givaway!!

  233. Dana Richardson says

    I love reading your blog, cant wait to see what you’re up to next.

  234. Kathy Wells says

    I really enjoy your blog. Congratulations on your five years and I look forward to many more years to come!

  235. I’ve said this before, but I don’t mind saying it again. This is a great site for creativity using chalk paint. I really enjoy using it. Sometimes I just can’t figure out what the possibilities are for some items I may have. So whenever I get the email with your latest projects, it helps me to see what’s possible. Thanks for sharing your projects. They’re beautiful. It’s a lot of fun to see what you’ve done, but it’s also very practical and really a big help.

  236. Yes, please! Pick me! 😀

  237. I love receiving your posts. Your creativity is amazing!

  238. Thanks for doing this! You are a great inspiration to us all. Good luck on your next 5 years.

  239. Happy 5-year Blog-iversary Christy! xo

  240. Thank you for the giveaway!

  241. Thank you for always inspiring me to do new projects that are completely out of my wheelhouse!! You are awesome! xoxo

  242. Love all you do. I’m trying to master taking pictures of mirrors! Usually end up with more in the reflection than the mirror and frame itself!

    • Thank you, Shelly! Mirrors are tricky for sure. You have to take photos of them at an angle and set them up so that they reflect something pretty at the same time…not easy! XO

  243. Heather Crowley says

    You are a muse! Thanks for all your innovative, inspiring ideas 🙂

  244. You have great ideas and an easy to read blog. Thank you.

  245. Always enjoy seeing your many new projects!

  246. Happy Blog a versary! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway

  247. I am so glad I found your blog, I look forward to opening each new posting as I receive them! I sure hope I get lucky and win I would be so thrilled to finally try your recipe for chalk paint then I will have no reason to not buy the supplies needed to make it lol!

  248. Wow! This is the BEST Giveaway Ever. I would LOVE To WIN this so bad. Fingers-Crossed????I really enjoy your emails, keep up the GREAT Work. You always come up with the most Inspirational Ideas

  249. Congratulations on 5 years of blessing us with inspiration! I look forward to your blogs every week. One project I hope to try after the holidays is wainscoting. Thanks for all the tutorials and inspiration !

    • Thank you, Lisa! I so appreciate your very kind words! I love wainscoting…instant charm. Good luck with that and with the giveaway! XOXO

  250. Sheila Moore says

    I love reading your blog. And the fact that you are close enough to touch…LOL…no but really I so enjoy all the things you come up with. Keep up the good work. Love the new house!

  251. Barbara Helmick says

    Congrats on five years! WOW!

  252. What a treasure trove of goodies! You have such amazing projects to share – thank you!

  253. Anita Carle' Laney says

    I love your blog! Congrats on 5 years!

  254. Phyllis Gethers says

    I would love to win

  255. Melissa Storms says

    I just started using chalk paint recently and would love to try your diy recipe.

  256. Congratulations on 5 wonderful years, have enjoyed following you, always enjoy seeing your before & after projects.

  257. I’ve never used chalk paint before, but I have a project in mind when I do get some.

  258. Cathy Vollmer says

    I found your blog a couple months ago. You are my DIY hero with such awesome tools (a few have landed on my Christmas list)! I chalk painted (with your recipe) an old oak bookcase and murphy bed. Maybe a bit large for first-time projects, but they turned out great. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and photos and projects. I love seeing what you do. I also LOVED your Halloween decorations. Definitely going to copy some ideas in our own cemetery next year!

    • Thank you, Cathy! I’m so glad you found me! SO happy to hear that you have had success with chalk paint. I just love it! Good luck on the giveaway…I have a feeling you would put it to good use! XOXO

  259. Moonalisa Crabass says

    Congrats on your anniversary! Such a wonderful gift you are sharing with one of your lucky followers…I hope it’s me! Thanks for all of the wonderful information and inspiration you have a shared with us, over the past year. Here’s to another great year to come!

  260. Happy Blogiversary and thanks for celebrating with us! I have several pieces I’d like to paint, so this package would be perfect for my next project!

  261. Linda Petersen says

    Happy Blogiversary Dear Christy ????! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration & for sharing how to do such beautiful & fabulous makeovers. You have been & always will be my very favorite DIY girlfriend❤! Thank you for the super giveaway, good luck to everyone! XOXO,Linda

    • Aww thank you, sweet Linda! You have been following me for a long time now and I SO appreciate it!! Crossing my fingers for ya! XOXO

  262. I’m so excited for you!! Congrats! You are a huge inspiration to me! I’m closing my clothing boutique and looking at what to do next. I’ve got furniture from rummage sales sitting in the garage that I’ve been neglecting since opening my boutique last year. It’s time to go back to what I love best. Great giveaway and thank you for all of your ideas!!

  263. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for the giveaway.

  264. Oh wow, 5 years!!! Actually, I’m awed that this level of professionalism is possible in “someone” (someblog?) so young! You have a GREAT blog!
    What a great giveaway too! Thanks so much! You’re the best!

    • You are so sweet, Becky, thank you!! I SO appreciate all your encouraging words over the years!! I’d love to see you win this! XOXO

  265. We have to repaint our kitchen cabinets but we’re going to practice on our master bathroom cabinets first.

  266. I love your style!!! I always head to your blog first for inspiration,courage and “how to’s”. I’m finally going to attempt recovering and painting some chairs that were my mother-in-laws!

  267. Congratulations and thanks for offering a great giveaway!
    Blessings, Candy

  268. Your projects have inspired me to restore old furniture and chalk those other pieces. I love ‘thrifting’ and the hunt is almost as much fun as the remaking of the piece. Thank you for the helpful instructions and beautiful pieces!

  269. I follow a lot of DIY home and furniture decorating websites, but yours has always been my favorite. You make projects seem do-able, which isn’t always the case when I look at other websites. Thank you!

    • Aww thank you SO much, Kathy! I love that you feel like you could tackle some of the projects I share…makes taking all those step by step pics worth it! XOXO

  270. Laurie Bordelon says

    I love your posts! Keep the projects coming.

  271. Congrats on 5 Years!

  272. Laura F Sudderth says

    You have really given me so much inspiration. I snagged an old suit case this past weekend and I am going to paint chalk paint it. I am a bit nervous.

    • Thank you, Laura! Just go for it…what is the worst that can happen? I bet you will surprise yourself! 🙂

  273. Tammy Lucier says


  274. Jane Nelson says

    I just found your blog and I LOOOOOOOOOVE it!!!

  275. Wow!!! I enjoy your blog and the giveaway is awesome.

  276. OH MY goodness! Love you blog and would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Holidays!

  277. Susan Williams says

    I love Trash-to- treasure Tuesday! Everyone did a terrific job on their make overs. Your desk is beautiful! I especially love the material you put on the back. You are as always an inspiration.
    Please add me to the drawing. I love trying out new (to me) products.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Me too, Susan!! I always love seeing what my friends made over too! Thank you so much….consider yourself entered and best of luck to you!! XOXO

  278. I love seeing what you do to all your trash to treasure pieces! What a great give-away! I just found an old cabinet that I want to paint. I have not used chalk paint before so winning these supplies would be wonderful!

  279. Congrads on 5 yrs! I’ve been wanting to try chalk paint since seeing how easy you make it look.

  280. I have loved following along with you move and the changes you are making to your new home. I first discovered your blog a couple of years ago maybe, and although my house is not the same style, we will be redoing a house in Florida ( I will be looking towards your blog and others for ideas) this spring. Congratulations on the blogaversary! Love it!

    • Thank you, Jan!! I appreciate you following along with me for the past couple of years! Have fun with your Florida home! XOXO

  281. Christy , As always a fantastic job on everything you do . Love the color you chalk paint you items the style of the furniture . You inspired me to try chalk painting about 3 years ago , and at the age of 76 mind you. I have sense painted pieces like you style that fits my new style of simple /country . I follow you like like a lamb who lost his mother . I have returned at your new home and it the best of the best bloggers that I choose to follow …… CONGRADULATIONS on five years doing what you love to do and it shows !
    I have a question for you ….. how my many pieces of furniture have you ,would you say chalk painted ? Happy Holiday Christy to you & your family .
    Judy from Monroe , Wi.

    • Oh I love you for this, Judy!!! Thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart! It is the best ever to hear that you have been inspired to create, and at 76 years YOUNG…creating beautiful things will keep you young!! Looking back at my Project Gallery, I have over 150 painted furniture makeovers! 🙂 Have a blessed Thanksgiving! XOXO

  282. Love it! Will have to try that color on my nightstands.

  283. Madeleine Ward says

    Following your dream, means you will always be a success

  284. This is such a fun giveaway! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win.

  285. We are just now starting to work on a home we bought and I’m so excited to see all the blogs like yours that offer such great ideas and advice!

    • Thank you and congratulations on your home, Susan! You could probably put this prize pack to good use with all new rooms to decorate! Good luck! XO

  286. I love seeing real makeovers come to life. It inspires me and reminds me that I have time too….probably more than I think. Thank you for sharing in detail how you get from point A to point B. It makes all the difference knowing the process.

    • My pleasure, Kristina, thank you! I agree that seeing a project broken down makes it so much less intimidating! XO

  287. Fabulous as always! I know you must have addressed it in another post, but what did you use as your wall color? Gray is tricky for me. Mine is a blue undertone apparently… and not what I was going for ???? Yours looks like a true gray. LOVE it.

    • Thanks, Jackie! The color is Campfire Ash by Behr and I love it!! It is a warm grey…more of a greige. 🙂