Craft Junk Giveaway July 2019!!

Amazing friends, I am SO excited to be hosting another CRAFT JUNK GIVEAWAY!!!! It has been too long, but this one is GOOD, ya’ll! (My friends in Canada are eligible this time too!!)

This is my way of saying THANK YOU for stopping by each week to see what I’m working on. It means the world to me!

First, I am thrilled to announce that my baby brother and his beautiful new wife’s wedding went off without a hitch! I haven’t talked about it much at all, but I have been working behind the scenes for the last couple of months getting things ready since we were hosting it in our back yard.

I also got to be the photographer so I thought it would be fun to share just a few photos!

Here is the set up in our yard. They bought the garden arch and my new sister-in-law and I went shopping for all the flowers. I put them together to hang on the arch, then draped tulle on either side:

DIY Wedding Arch

It worked out perfectly…oops except when the wind had it’s way with that tulle. Nothing could rain on this parade though!

Aren’t they the sweetest?

We got a lucky break in the weather. July is usually super hot with high humidity here on the coast of Virginia, but it only reached about 85 on Saturday.

They each have a little one of their own…cuties!!


I also got to make the bouquet and boutonniere.

I love my brother so much, and his new wife is just the sweetest, kindest girl you’d ever meet. It was such a joy to be able to play a part in making their day extra special.


Many blessings for a long and happy life together! I hadn’t planned to blog about their wedding or I would have taken more photos of all the details!

Now, who wants to win some awesome craft junk??


Can I get a WOOT WOOT??

Here’s a closer look:

There are several of my favorite Dixie Belle essentials in this box:

  • One 16oz jar of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
  • One 8 oz jar of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
  • One 16oz jar of Dixie Belle Clear Coat in Satin
  • One 8 oz jar of Dixie Belle Gator Hide
  • One 8 oz jar of Dixie Belle Boss
  • One sponge applicator

The Dixie Belle products alone retail for around $80 and there are several other crafty goodies included as well! I have included Cotton and Sea Glass paint colors in this photo, but you have the option to choose whatever colors you like!

{This giveaway is not sponsored by Dixie Belle in any way.}

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. and CANADA!! residents only.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can enter once a day until the giveaway ends next Wednesday, July 24th at 12:00 am 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. Good luck!! 😀

I’ll continue working through my Haul of Shame on Thursday with these baskets:

See ya then!



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  1. Jamie Dinnsen says

    Can’t wait to see what you do with those baskets!

  2. Elisa Van Wert says

    What a great giveaway! Would love to win and help my new small business

  3. Leah Frish says

    Thanks for the giveaway….always can use all those goodies. So nice to read about your brother’s wedding. What a special gift to be able to host the event at your home and be involved in all the preparations, flowers,…It was so beautiful. You should always be involved in happy events!

    • My pleasure, Leah! Good luck to you! I feel very blessed that I was able to take part in making their day extra special! XOXO

  4. Mary Kaiser says

    Wow, I want to win the box of goodies. You have really outdone yourself with this box of goodies. Thanks for having the give away, and just to let you know that I would follow your blog even if you didn’t have boxes to give away, simply because it is the BEST!!!!!

  5. ColleenB.-Tx. says

    What a beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos with us.
    Congratulations to the happy couple.

    WOOT! WOOT! Would love to win your ‘goodie’ box. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

    Love the style and shape of them baskets by the way. Anxious to see what you do with them.
    Enjoy your day

    • It is my pleasure, Colleen! I only wish I could shower all of you with goodies! Wishing you lots of luck, my friend! XOXO

  6. Jeannie Wallace says

    I was so excited to see that the junk giveaway was back, but then I read about the wedding and saw the photos, and I swear I almost forgot what I was originally excited about. The photography is amazing, but the layout and positioning, is beyond my words. These shots of the happily ever after board, first including their children, and then just each other, were so sweet and captured my heart. You did a fabulous job. You should be very proud. You should do an entire blog just about the wedding. Maybe pat yourself on the back JUST a tiny little bit lol. Congrats to the lovely couple and to you on a fine job with all you did for the wedding.

    • Wow you are so sweet, Jeannie, thank you! I was quite nervous about taking their photos because I’m used to taking photos of things that don’t move LOL! I’m so pleased that they turned out and their day was just perfect! XOXO

  7. What a beautiful wedding, bride and groom, and the two little ones are adorable. You really took some beautiful pictures and the arch is just gorgeous! I hope for the two little ones that they do live happily ever after. I know they will love you as Auntie Christy. 🙂 Have a great week!

    • Thank you so much, Joey! I’m hoping for a happily ever after too…they both deserve it! The little ones are just precious!! XOXO

  8. Michelle says

    Beautiful wedding pictures! That craft box looks amazing! I’ll be entering the contest????

  9. Beautiful pictures of your backyard prepped for your brother’s wedding! The arch is gorgeous with the tulle floating in the breeze. Thanks for sharing his special day with us. ????❤️

    • Thank you so much, Missy! I thought they might be fun to share. Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XO

  10. Robin Stephens says

    So sweet…. And, so kind of you to give such generous items!

  11. Wendy Harris says

    Such a pretty wedding! Are those flowers real? Sooooo pretty! Congratulations to your brother and new sister-in-law! ????


  12. Michele Cook says

    Your projects always inspire me!!!

  13. Jamie Wilcox says

    Fun! I love your blog!

  14. Lilly Thomas says

    Love the wedding arch and their outfits. I bet it was a beautiful wedding. It reminds me of my own. We did it in our backyard and had a very similar set up. Wish you had more pictures to share. Wishing them much happiness!!

    • Thank you, Lilly! I wish I would have taken more photos of all of the smaller details too! It was a beautiful ceremony. XOXO

  15. Saundra J Simpson says

    I love getting my email posts of the things you remake. I have learned so much by watching and reading the posts and videos. And, the Dixie Belle products have become my favorite go to chalk paint products.

    • That’s awesome to hear, Saundra, thank you! I really love Dixie Belle products as well! Wishing you lots of luck on this fun giveaway! XOXO

  16. Melissa Hillsburg says

    Beautiful wedding! You are so very gifted ????

  17. Laura Lee says

    Happy Tuesday. I’m excited about the giveaway but even more excited to see what you did with the baskets! I live at the beach so I was so excited when I found you with all of your coastal and beachy looking projects. Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m so glad you found me too, Laura! I adore all things coastal! One of the baskets gave me a little trouble LOL. Good luck on the giveaway! XO

      • I agree that the pink didn’t work. Lol. But I do love how they turned out. I always learn a few tricks from you… Prime first, add a tag or sign, switch out knobs and of course the stripes! TFS

  18. Susan C. says

    I love the videos!! Thank you for all the info!!

  19. Bonnie Schissler says

    I absolutely love all your ideas, projects, and of course, giveaway!!

  20. Congrats to your brother and new sister-in-law…loved the flowers and pics…you did a great job (thanks for sharing)!! Thank you as well for the amazing giveaway!!

  21. Beautiful couple. You did a great job on those flowers they are gorgeous. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  22. Love all your projects.

  23. The wedding photos are beautiful! We attended an outdoor wedding this weekend and it was beautiful as well! Thanks for the chance to win some freebies!

  24. Carol Whewell says

    Looks like a beautiful wedding! Can’t wait to see what you do with the baskets!

  25. Beautiful simple wedding!!! ????????????
    Best wishes for them.

  26. Lori Sawyer says

    Congrats to your brother! Your yard is beautiful

  27. Tammy spencer says

    Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog

  28. Sandra Ryce says

    I’d love to win this box of goodies! Still new to all this furniture and thrift store junking but having fun. Thanks!

    • It sounds like you might be able to put this to good use! The thrill of the hunt is always the best part! Good luck! XO

  29. Oh, what a perfect day! Your talents are many, and your love for your sweet family is even greater. Thanks for sharing their story in pictures!

  30. Janice Holt says

    What a beautiful couple. Glad the weather cooperated. Wish them a long and happy life.

  31. Shannon Bruck says

    LOVE all of your makeovers! I look forward to Tuesday and Thursday each week to open my inbox and see what you have created :0). Such inspiration!

    • Aww thank you SO much, Shannon! I appreciate that so much! Wishing you lots of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  32. Lisa Foster says

    The wedding was beautiful! You did a fantasic job and your yard is beautiful.

  33. I always look forward to seeing your beautiful transformations! Please keep them coming…

  34. Elaine Parker says

    I just love getting your email, it is so much fun to see how you have transformed something less desirable into something I want! Keep up the great work and thanks for giving me a chance to win.

  35. Anne L Barnard says

    Yours is the only blog I follow-I have learned so much. I like the way sometimes it’s just the simplest of makeovers that transform. And I like the fact that you can see the possibilities in things that I would pass by without a second glance.

    • Aww you are so sweet, Anne, thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy what I share! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  36. Brenda Lipps says

    I screen shotted the arch, love it!!! Hoping to make one some day for my daughter’s wedding!

  37. Lorri Rauscher says

    Thank you for the chance to win those goodies…would love to have some Dixie Belle goodies. Pics of yr brother and his bride are lovely and your b/yard looks lovely as well. I figured you did the flower arranging…awesome.

  38. Tracey Alvernaz says

    I love your makeovers! Such cute baskets too!

  39. Mechele McDaniel Rose says

    The wedding looks gorgeous. You did a fabulous job!

  40. Becky Brown says

    Beautiful wedding pics! I stumbled onto your blog a couple of months ago and subscribed. I love all of your projects! ????

  41. Michele Grossauer says

    Great information, easy to follow. I’ve copied more that one idea. Thanks

  42. Christina in SW FL says

    WOW!!! What a beautiful bride and handsome groom!!! Love the little ones! Gorgeous setup with the arch, flowers, bouquet… it’s all so gorgeous! Congratulations to the bride and groom! Thank you for the photos, you did a beautiful job!!!
    Thank you also for the giveaway!! My fingers are crossed!!

    • Thank you, Christina! I thought y’all might enjoy those photos…these two are the sweetest! Crossing my fingers for you too, my friend! XOXO

  43. Patricia Wilson says

    I always love to see your original finds and then see what you make from your bargains. You’re my kind of gal. How much did you have to do with the scene at your brother’s wedding? Looks like some of your touches.

  44. Wow, thanks for the nice giveaway. Pretty wedding!

  45. Kelly Howard says

    I have been following your work for SO long! I love everything you do, lady, and I appreciate this giveaway!

    • Aww thank you, Kelly!! I truly appreciate you following along with me!! Lots of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  46. Deborah Derden says

    Beautiful wedding!

  47. Beautiful wedding! Love your florals.

  48. Barbara Helmick says

    Thank you for giving me the chance to win this awesome Box of Craft Junk. I love your Etsy shop banner. t is beautiful and really depicts everything that you do.

  49. Beautiful wedding. You are one busy lady. How do you do it all? I love all of your projects. I am learning so much and am eager to get started on a few projects of my own. Fingers crossed for the giveaway.

  50. Beautiful job with all the wedding flowers! Best wishes to the happy couple!!

  51. kim k leon-o'neill says

    love love love your style!

  52. Rebecca Crumpton says

    I enjoy your emails to see what you are working on. It has inspired me to do some projects of my own.

  53. Hazel Rearden says

    I look forward to your creative post each week. You are so inspiring and creative.

  54. Sue H Mellette says

    Thanks, Christy, for your wonderful ideas. I get so much inspiration from your work and your blog. Your pictures of your brother’s wedding are beautiful as are the flowers! So talented. Thanks for sharing.

  55. Yvonne Shaffer says

    Great pictures love the sign

  56. Lorrie Royce says

    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  57. I like the painting tips. White wash posts were especially useful. Thx

  58. Jane Bamford says

    Heading to VA soon for vacation, and I hope I get to see your booth.

  59. Maria Rivera says

    great giveaway just signed up!

  60. Sara Wagner says

    Love your ideas on repurposing items! Since I am a saver, I have many of my own things to work on so your ideas are so helpful.

  61. Mother Deer says

    The wedding pics were fabulous! How lucky the newlyweds were to have a beautiful setting for their ceremony as well as a lovely bouquet and boutonniere 🙂

  62. Brigitte says

    Thanks for including Canadians! Those are great goodies!

  63. Sweet wedding and i would love to win that craft “junk”

  64. Judy Stocker says

    I love following your blog and redos. I wish I had started at a younger age. Your energy and enthusiasm is contagious!

  65. A lovely box of goodies! Looks like a wonderful wedding!

  66. Kim Burki says

    Hi Christy,
    I’m Kim from Canada and I have to say that I just love your makeovers! I look forward to each and every email that you send so I can see the amazing work that you do. I’m so glad that I found you… your work is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

    PS.. your family is beautiful…love the wedding pictures!


    • Aww thank you so much, Kim, I really appreciate that! I’m so glad you found me too! Lots of luck to you on this fun giveaway! XOXO

  67. Suzan Oxenreider says

    Congratulations to the happy couple! Great giveaway box!! I can’t wait to see what you do with the baskets. I have a dozen or more hanging around that need some kind of love!

    • Thank you, Suzan! I had more baskets in my storage room than I care to admit LOL. I just can’t help myself when I see them, I buy them! See you Thursday! XOXO

  68. Thanks for this thoughtful giveaway!

  69. Donna Gonzalez says

    Beautiful, simple wedding!

  70. Debra Wise says

    The wedding decor looks gorgeous. I’m sure it was beautiful if you did it. Hope they live happily ever after. Thanks for the giveaway, Christy!

    • Aww thank you, Debra! These two deserve a happiness so I am hoping for a happily ever after too! Wishing you lots of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  71. Robn Staley says

    Congrats to the family on the wedding. It looks like all went very well and it was beautiful. Thanks for sharing that and for the giveaway!!

  72. Carolyn Hall says

    I love hearing from you every week and following you on Facebook!! I am slowly transitioning my home and your ideas have helped me so much! I love everyone do!!

  73. Katherine Speirs says

    Thanks for including Canada in your giveaway!!! O happy day! ????????

  74. Rebecca - Knoxville, TN says

    Wedding looked beautiful and I bet you didn’t break the bank! Congrats on adding a sweet sister and little ‘un to your family.

    Need.more.Dixie.Belle. Hoping I win 🙂

    • Thanks, Rebecca! You know we saved every penny where we could ha ha! We are very blessed to have a new little to add to the mix for sure. Lots of luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  75. Lovely Wedding! We just love all that you do!

  76. What a wonderful selection for your give-away!!!

  77. JoAnn Struck says

    Beautiful wedding!

  78. Christina Wilson says

    Love seeing all your ideas and how you do them. The craft junk giveaway is awesome. Would SO love to win that.

  79. Jennifer Reynolds says

    I purchased the Dixie Belle Clear Coat from your Etsy shop to use on my bed. I LOVE it! Thanks so much!!

  80. Sherry Darlington says

    You are so talented!

  81. I always look forward to seeing what you do next!

  82. Ilene Goodenough says

    This is a great giveaway. Everything needed to complete a project
    Form base to top the way you put together these boxes.
    They are so inspirational..I am just imagining what I will paint next.

  83. Jeannie Scott says

    Great giveaway!!!! I could use EVERYTHING in that box!!! Please pick me as I would love to win. Thanks for this giveaway!!! Love your work, have followed you for some time now!!!

  84. Karen Thompson says

    I love following your blog! Such easy and simple things that I would never think of! and i love seeing your tutorials to help me learn how to do things such as lining the drawer with fabric 🙂 I admire your talent!

    • Thank you, Karen, I appreciate that so much! I’m so glad to hear that what I share has been helpful! Best of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  85. Denise Rocha says

    the system is not working to enter the giveaway

    • I’m sorry to hear you were having trouble, Denise. Maybe give it a go one more time? I haven’t had anyone else mention any issues. Good luck! XO

  86. Gail Price says

    Great Giveaway! I always look forward to reading your blog and seeing all the great project ideas. You are a woman after my own heart. Thanks so much!

  87. Patti Pennington-Perez says

    The weeding photos are just beautiful!!

  88. Ann Boyd-Briggs says

    I can’t wait for your latest project to appear in my inbox! You give me so much inspiration.

  89. Sheryl Danner says

    The wedding looked gorgeous! My nephew was just married July 6th in a beautiful outdoor ceremony, great memories! I am looking forward to winning this awesome giveaway????

  90. What a sweet wedding. My granddaughter just got engaged. I hope she can find a great place like this for her wedding.

  91. Judy Briele says

    The wedding looked beautiful. You did a great job with the flowers.
    Can’t wait to see what you do with those baskets.
    Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful box of goodies.

  92. Cathy Young says

    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome giveaway! I am new to painting furniture and love following you on your blog.

  93. Dorene B. says

    I love your blog and seeing all of the great DIY projects and furniture makeovers you do. I have been wanting to try the Dixie Belle line of products for a long time and if I were lucky enough to win this box I’d get to try out a few. Thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration your blog provides.

    • Thank you, Dorene! I’d love for you to get the chance to try these awesome products too! Good luck! XOXO

  94. Gorgeous wedding pics! Love the arch with the flowers and tulle treatment.

  95. Adorable couple! 🙂

  96. Trish Prince says

    You have some awesome items in this giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers!

  97. Patti LeBlanc says

    Darling pics of your brother and sister-in-law! They are very lucky to have you to plan and decorate. Also, I enjoy all of your makeovers and upcycles. Keep em coming!

    • Thank you, Patti! I really enjoyed helping with the decorations! I’m so happy to have you following along with me! Good luck to you! XOXO

  98. Shaun Cotnam says

    Always look forward to seeing your post come in my email

  99. The flowers for the wedding are beautiful! Bet it was fun doing all that! This is an absolutely GREAT giveaway! Crossing my fingers ????????

  100. Mary Smart says

    Christy, you did a fantastic job on your brother’s wedding and they both looked great and so happy!

  101. Beautiful wedding! Best wishes to the Bride and Groom!
    I cannot lie – I hope I win????????????????

  102. Love your blog and checking out what you’re working on! I’ve gotten so many ideas and inspiration from your projects. Keep them coming!

  103. alicia k says

    Thank you for another chance to win some great items! Would love to try the Dixie Belle paints and could really use some nice drawer pulls! ✌️????

  104. Jo Ann Tobias says

    What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to the new family! I love your blog, it has given me so many great ideas! We are hosting a garage sale this weekend and I read your tips for hosting a successful sale and I feel super excited it will be a success. Even with the temperatures expected to soar to 96……

  105. Sweet wedding pics!!!

  106. The wedding looked beautiful….love that it was outside and under that gorgeous garden arch even if the wind was “difficult”.

  107. Bev Billings says

    I love love love this blog…. i’m a newbie and have found NO NO other site as helpful and friendly. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

  108. Cathy Blount says

    I love your blog! One day I’m going to leave Georgia and visit your booth for some fresh inspiration! And see the Virginia coast!

  109. Aline De Marinis says

    Really enjoy your site…wish I were as talented …lol

  110. Toni Quayle says

    I love seeing what you do with all of the old “junk” you find!!! Lots of great ideas!!!

  111. TAMMY HANKS says

    Beautiful items! How fun! Congrats to the married couple!! And how cute were the kids??!!

  112. Susan Williams says

    Congrats to the newlyweds! I love the arch and your flowers were beautiful. What a gorgeous couple!
    I’d love to try the Dixie Belle paint. Thank you for sharing!

  113. I love your Blog, Etsy Shop and all of the amazing ideas you share. Thank you!

  114. Linda Moore says

    Christy, yours is one of my favorite blogs..I am constantly inspired by your makeovers. Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous box of goodies!

  115. Vicki Bauerle says

    I am so enjoying you site!! Love how you turn something old that looks like trash into something quite beautiful.

  116. Stephanie Fink says

    I’ve been following your blog for quite some time, and I finally got up the courage to tackle a chalk paint redo of my own. An old dresser from my grandparent’s house that I’m now using in my daughter’s room. It was a challenge, but it turned out perfect! And it was fun! I had to go back and reference several of your old posts, though. Thank you for all the info you give! I can’t wait to find my next treasure to work on!

    • I love that you went for it, Stephanie!! Watch out…painting is addicting lol! So glad your first piece was a success! XOXO

  117. Karen L Thomson says

    Such cute wedding pics!! you did a great job!

  118. Mikki Gilmore says

    I LOVE your blog. You’re like my best friend first thing in the morning!

  119. Kathy E. says

    What beautiful wedding photos of your brother and his new wife! May they have a lifetime full of blessings and love!

  120. Love your Craft give-aways! Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Wedding details were amazing!

  121. I have been following for awhile and always excited when you show up in my inbox! Your transformations are always a pleasant surprise and motivating! BTW what a sweet wedding! Congrats!

  122. Jane Clelland says

    Great pictures! I didn’t realize you were a photographer too. Love the box of goodies, I hope I win.

    • Thank you, Jane! I’m usually taking pictures of things that don’t move for my blog…people…not so much ha ha. I had fun photographing these two though! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  123. As always, an inspiration with all your ideas and transitions!

  124. Ruth Ann T says

    Your projects are amazing, but truth be told your “haul of shame” hits closest to home to me. Hahaha

    • Oh ha ha! Thank you, Ruth Ann! I am knocking those pieces out, thank goodness, but there is more where this pile came from ha ha! XOXO

  125. Tami Shortall says

    I love your makeovers. They always inspire me.

  126. Erica Hernandez says

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love all you do!

  127. Teresa Sole says

    I LOVE your posts! Your family’s wedding pictures are just beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the raffle!

  128. Cindy DeMay says

    What a gracious gift. Thank you so much for the chance. Love your blog, so glad I found you. Cindy

  129. What a great Sister you are to offer your back yard and to help this sweet couple of their special day. They are a beautiful couple and I wish them many happy years.

    I’m just getting into refinishing and painting furniture so I follow along learning from all of your great ideas. This box would be a great addition to my supplies!

    • Thank you, Allison! I was glad to be able to help my brother and his beautiful wife…they mean the world to me! Sounds like you would put these goodies to good use! Good luck!! XOXO

  130. Megan Harpring says

    Love weddings!! And your brother’s was beautiful thanks to your hard work

  131. sharon austin says

    Beautiful wedding arch…..second occupation for you?? Might be a good idea!

    • Thank you, Sharon! I don’t think so ha ha! I am so sorry that I haven’t gotten back to you about the box. I haven’t had a chance to get to my booth to see if it is still available. Hoping to stop by tomorrow or Friday! XOXO

  132. We had my daughter’s wedding in our back yard. It was so fun to decorate . Yours looks gorgeous too!

  133. Patty Soriano says

    You are so sweet — what a generous giveaway!! My niece was just married outside with an almost identical arch, but it was super hot here in Texas. ugh! Love those baskets, too !

  134. What a box of treasure!

  135. Kerligirl says

    Sweet wedding! Glad you could be a part of it!

  136. Elaine Swatniki says

    I love your blog and one of these days I will be brave enough to attempt my own project following your directions.

  137. Wendy Fuller says

    I love all of your projects.

  138. Beautiful wedding photos.Much happiness to them both.

  139. Angelia Lutz says

    This post was full of all kinds of happy news! I’m helping to plan my middle daughters wedding, so any tips and tricks on how you decorated would be great to read one day. You had a beautiful space to work with. Thank you for sharing your brothers special day. ????
    Now….off to win this super box of goodies!

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Angelia! We were able to save a lot of money by having at our house and doing most of the things ourselves! Good luck planning your daughter’s wedding and you know I’m crossing my fingers for you on the giveaway! XOXO

  140. I always look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thanks for all you do! Who knew you were also an awesome floral arranger? Gorgeous!

    • I appreciate that so much, Kimberly, thank you!! I was really nervous about how the flowers would turn out, but luckily they worked out great! Lots of luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  141. The wedding and Bride looked beautiful!! What a lovely gesture having it at your home!

  142. Sarah in Georgia says

    Oh! I would love to win! I enjoy seeing all your transformations. I have a few pieces of shame in my garage I’m working up the courage to try and upgrade.

    • Thank you, Sarah! Winning this would give you the push you need to tackle those projects! Good luck to you! XOX0

  143. Thank you for your wonderful blog.. it’s very inspiring!! Would love to try the Dixie bell gator hide!! Have read great reviews! Fingers crossed I am the winner!!!!

  144. Carol Marquez says

    I love following your makeovers Christy! They have helped me be more creative with my projects!
    Beautiful work on your brothers wedding ???? Very special. Thank you for sharing and continue sharing.

  145. I really enjoy your blog Christy! I love seeing how you bring new life to all the thrift store finds! You are extremely talented and have inspired me so many times!

  146. Your giveaway box is awesome!!! I am trying to use up the paint brand I have before buying more, so I would love to try some Dixie Belle colors and some of the other products.
    The wedding looks beautiful. Glad the day turned out wonderful.

    • Thank you, Kim! I would love for you to get the chance to try Dixie Belle products! Best of luck to you! XO

  147. Jayna Jones says

    I love Dixie Belle paint! I’m glad to know that you have a shop on Etsy. I’ve followed your blog for a couple of years now and always love to see the projects you do. Hopefully soon I’ll have a condo at the beach that I can use a lot of your ideas for!

    • Thank you so much, Jayna! Dixie Belle is awesome…I’m so glad to hear you like them too! Good luck! XOXO

  148. Melanie Brooks says

    Christy- Your brother and his wife look so happy! I especially LOVE the photo with their kids looking on and the sign facing the camera. That one is epic! Congrats on your new sis-in-law!
    The give away looks awesome too. I’d love to help you clear out some of your “junk” ????. Thanks for the chance!

    • Thank you, Melanie! We are so lucky that the day turned out so lovely! The kids were the cutest! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  149. Laurie Howard says

    You did a great job with the flowers. Absolutely beautiful!

  150. I really enjoy getting your emails and seeing what you have created!

  151. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the wedding. It all looks amazing. You did a beautiful job!!

  152. Mindy Pasquier says

    I enjoyed seeing the pics of your brother’s wedding. My daughter is getting married in December & I would love to see a tutorial on how you made the bouquet and arch decorations. ????

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the pictures, Mindy! I hadn’t planned to blog any of the decorations. Now I wish I would have taken photos as I went! Good luck with your daughter’s wedding! XO

  153. Marcie Lovett says

    Well, you’ve been a little busy, Christy! How generous to host the wedding in your backyard. The two of them are so sweet and the pictures are wonderful.

    As for that box of treats – each time I say you always have the best junk, but this is really amazing! Another very generous gesture on your part.

    • Thank you, Marcie! We threw everything together in just a couple of months, and the day turned out lovely! And yes!! This box might be the best yet!! Crossing my fingers for you, my friend! XOXO

  154. Jane Greene says

    Love your blog and look forward to opening your email in the a.m. with my morning coffee.

  155. Love Crafting and who wouldn’t love winning a craft giveaway like this? 😀
    Thank you!!

  156. Looks like a beautiful wedding! The flowers were just gorgeous! They look like a very happy couple and I wish them a long loving life of bliss and happiness! Thank you for sharing, I love weddings!
    Now for those baskets…hmmm can’t wait to see what you have planned for those. They are different.
    I’m really looking forward to use some of the Dixie belle products. I’ve not ordered any yet but they have always intrigued me.

    • Thank you, Shirley! I’m so glad you enjoyed the wedding photos! Hope you get a chance to try Dixie Belle products one day. They are awesome! Good luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  157. Lola Fields says

    I love everything you do.

  158. Jacy Christensen says

    I love the subtle colors in the flowers. Looks like it was a great day! Congratulations to them!

  159. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

  160. You are too kind to give all these treasures away. Or is it just a trick to get us hooked on Dixie Belle. HEEEHEEE. Too late.

  161. Beautiful wedding! Congrats and Best Wishes to the Bride and Groom! Would love to have this box full of goodies!

  162. Cheryl Loffredo says

    Who can’t use more craft junk? Great giveaway!

  163. Beautiful flowers and beautiful couple. You must have been so busy!


    I look forward to opening my email on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see what wonders you have created

  165. I love your blog….look forward to it every week.
    So many upcycled project, they are all so cute. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much, Glenda! I’m so glad you enjoy what I share! Wishing you lots of luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  166. Wow, nice looking, happy couple! The bride is wearing a very beautiful dress too. You are the very best sissy-in-law! The flowers all look wonderful, are you ready to be a wedding planner? Hope not, I would miss your posts terribly!

    • Thank you, Mary! Isn’t the bride just beautiful? And no I’m not quitting my day job anytime soon LOL, although it was fun while it lasted! XOXO

  167. Sandi Wagner says

    Everything was beautiful…and everyone was beautiful! But, man, I LOVE her ring!!!

  168. Awesome pictures

  169. Jeanette Prouty says

    Fellow DIY can’t sit down girl! Love your blog! jp

  170. You KNOW I need to win this! It would be the highlight of heart!

  171. Elizabeth Pumarejo says

    I look for forward to your post on the daily. Love to see an email in my inbox to every new project you have done. Can’t believe the before and after posts. You do amazing work and have given me great ideas.

  172. Your pictures of the happy couple and their wedding are beautiful!!! I love what I see in your giveaway box! I have not tried Dixie Bell paint and would love to win, so I could try them out!!!

    • Thank you, Ginny! There are a ton of goodies in this box, and I’d love for you to get the chance to try them! Good luck! XO

  173. Victoria Golojuch says

    Your ideas are always amazing and inspirational. I always enjoy opening up your posts.
    Thank you

  174. It looked like a beautiful wedding! Your pictures were great! I would love to win your gift basket full of all my favorite things–chalk paint, French drawer pulls, wood knobs, etc. Thanks so much for your giveaway!

    • It was a beautiful day, Ruth Anne, thank you! I know you would put these goodies to good use! Wishing you lots of luck, my friend! XOXO

  175. Love the wedding photos! Thanks fro sharing… and for the chance to win such an awesome Giveaway… Never tried Dixie Bell, but would love to!

  176. Love the happily ever after sign!

  177. I’d like to win the craft box. I’m ready to start being crafty!!

  178. I love Diixie Belle it’s my go to brand 🙂

  179. Hello,
    I am new to your blog and love it! Would love to win. Thanks!

  180. Vickie Delvac says

    I hope I win!! I love what you do

  181. This is a great give away! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful makeovers! So inspiring!

  182. Tracy Henderson says

    Thank you for a chance to win these paints. I was wanting to try these. I appreciate it. Take care and thanks.

  183. Tamyra Hart says

    I love your site, it give me so many fun ideas. Each week I am excited to see what you are working on.

  184. MaryAnn Smith says

    The happily ever after sign is adorable!

  185. Jean Sisk says

    The wedding looked great. Loved the pictures.

  186. Gail Gibson says

    Wonderful blog. Love the wedding pictures

  187. Debra Koivu says

    Thanks for the give away!

  188. I love all of your ideas!

  189. Ellen Shook says

    Everybody loves a wedding, so it was fun to see this. You did a beautiful job. Maybe you have a new career as a wedding planner? The flowers are gorgeous, as are the happy people. Nice giveaway — I hope I win!

    • Thank you, Ellen! I thought y’all might enjoy seeing some of the wedding photos! I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon LOL. Lots of luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  190. Beautiful wedding.

  191. Cassandra says

    Christy you inspire me! I have used so many of your ideas and you really got me started with painting and not being afraid to try new and crazy techniques! I gave up my other job because I have cancer and I’m so happy to be doing something that makes me feel productive but also I can pace myself as I need to. I tell people that I’m an artist now lol! Thank you!

    • Oh my gosh I love that so much, Cassandra! I’m so glad you are doing something that brings you joy. It is such an amazing feeling to turn something forgotten and unwanted into something beautiful again, right? You absolutely ARE an artist!! XOXO

    • Hi Cassandra – so glad you are doing something that you love. I wish you all the best and I do believe that being in a better state of mind will help you through physically too! sending love & light!

  192. Beautiful wedding photographs! So fortunate that the weather worked out for them.

  193. Ronna Dawson says

    would love to be lucky and be chosen for the box of junk but if I get lucky I would not be able to respond until Aug 1st, we will be on an Alaskan Cruise and not accessible to wifi until then. Just wanted you to know.
    P.S. I love your work, it really sparks my creative thoughts.

    • Wow that sounds like a fun trip!! I will keep that in mind if you are chosen, Ronna! Good luck! XOXO

  194. I love seeing all the creativity! You are definitely an inspiration to me!!!

  195. Nanette Childs says

    Many of God’s blessings on the newlyweds! Very beautiful pics, thanks for sharing! Also thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway!

  196. I love your blog! Can’t wait each week to see what you have accomplished. Thanks for all the helpful info and inspiration. The wedding looked beautiful.

    • Thank you so much, Rhonda! I’m so glad to hear that what I share is helpful! Good luck on the giveaway1 XOXO

  197. Tricia Hope says

    Wow SO many great ideas to upcycle and repurpose. I am a local thrift store haunter and often use your ideas as a starting point for my own work. I am going to chalk paint candle sticks for my daughters’ reception to bring unity to the bits and pieces I have collected.

  198. Cynthia Kay says

    The wedding looks beautiful and such a perfect setting ! Love the flowers you did and the archway, everything!

  199. Kimmylouwho says

    you did a great job with the floral swag on the arbor! nice photos too! how fun to host the wedding in your own yard!

  200. dianne anderson says

    Thanks so much for such a generous giveaway! So many great projects in one package!

  201. It was a sweet wedding, and so are the pictures.

  202. Veronica says

    The pictures of the bride and groom are beautiful!
    By the way, Love those baskets!

  203. beverly grasmick says

    I Love your site! Thank you for sharing.

  204. Awesome wedding photos. Simple, elegant and full of love 🙂

  205. Charlene Paugh says

    Loved the flowers for the wedding! You have good ideas with ” refreshing” items that many would pass up ! Keep up the good work ! Thanks for a giveaway opportunity. It has been a while since the last one.

  206. Constance Colvin says

    If you ever tire of furniture makeovers, you’d have a sure-thing future as a wedding planner/maker/designer!

    • Aww thank you, but no thank you ha ha! It was fun, but it’s nice being back to my makeovers lol! XOXO

  207. Jackie C says

    LOVELY COUPLE!! You did a great job on the flowers ????

    Thanks for a GREAT giveaway!

  208. Jana Bendawald says

    Thank you for sharing these goodies!

  209. Nena Sinclair says

    Your wedding pictures are absolutely beautiful! <3 I'm dreaming about what kinds of things I could make with all these goodies in this wonderful giveaway!

  210. Thank you so much for all of your inspiration and help! Live your work so much!

  211. Charity Granata says

    Thank you! Love your blog!

  212. Brigitte A Baker says

    Love! Beautiful wedding and wishing myself luck for the giveaway, lol! 🙂

  213. Sherri Gonyier says

    What a wonderful giveaway! The pictures of the wedding are beautiful, I love the way you styled the flowers on the Arch, Perfect!

  214. Linda Gordon says

    love the bright airy look to your stuff…thanks for all the tips you post with the projects you do!

  215. I just love your giveaways.

  216. Beth Smith says

    I get you new makeover emails..its one if my favorite emails to actually open up and read! Such pretty redo’s!!

  217. Debbie J says

    I always enjoy your posts. Thank you for doing them, they always give me great ideas to try myself. Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Thank you, Debbie! I’m so glad you enjoy what I share!! Best of luck to you on the giveaway! XOXO

  218. Debbie J says

    I forgot to say that I love your Esty shop, I brought paint from it the first day you mentioned it being opened.

  219. What a beautiful wedding!

  220. Joan Grove says

    Thanks for sharing everything about Dixie Belle over your posts. I’m very anxious to try it! Obviously would love to win the box!

    • You’re welcome, Joan! I hope you get the chance to try their products! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  221. Thanks for allowing us Canadians in on this awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  222. Tina Mccall says

    This is an awesome giveaway!!!

  223. Wonderful blog. Always look forward to seeing what you are creating.

  224. Marty Kohlbaker says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you makeover! Everytime I get your email I show it to my friends to see what you have done. I say that you make it look easy to do and it inspires me to try something as well. Thank you for your inspiration!

  225. I love what you do!

  226. C Carson says

    Congratulations!! Wow a wedding in your backyard…what fun! Making memories! They look great & very sweet 🙂

  227. I love your blog and I really like your Etsy Shop.

  228. jenny stratton says

    I love going to the goodwill and rescuing everything and making it happy.

  229. PAMELA REDD says


  230. Chris Davis says

    That wedding looked lovely! Many years to your brother and his new wife!

  231. Nancy Hawks says

    I have been reading your blog for a while. I live in North Carolina about 30 minutes from the Virginia line. I grew up in Portsmouth, VA and spent a lot of time in Virginia Beach as a kid. I love your blog and you really inspire me to fix up old pieces. We have a Habitat store in Franklin, Virginia so I love to visit there and pick up treasures to fix up and make them pretty. Keep up the great work.

    • Thank you so much, Nancy! You aren’t too far from me at all…I was born in Portsmouth! Happy painting and good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  232. Carol Claremont says

    Beautiful wedding!

    I love your style and your makeovers. I have saved so many of them to use as inspiration for future projects. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway.

  233. That’s a smashing box of goodies! Count me in! I just love your site and all your projects are keepin’ it real!
    Also, your brother’s wedding looks like a sweet affair! Thos littles with the sign?! Too sweet!

    • Right?? Lots of awesome things in this box! Thank you, Karen! The kids were so cute!! Good luck! XOXO

  234. Awesome wedding photos!

  235. L Bryant says

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. The wedding pics loook wonderful.

  236. Awwww… loved the wedding photos!

  237. Lorie Bradberry says

    Woot, woot! I always want more crafty stuff. Thanks!

  238. Oh my!!! SO much goodness in one post!
    Beautiful wedding! I just got to do the flowers, cake, ….and lots of other stuff for my baby sister’s wedding this April! So FUN!!!
    That “junk”…I’m speechless. WOW. I want to give Gator Hide and Boss a try so bad! ANd that sponge, and those metal hooks (?)!!! Thanks for the giveaway. SOmeone is going to be HAPPY.
    I can’t wait to see what you do with those baskets too! I have a few that need a little… help. ????

    • Thank you, Becky! How fun that you got to help make your sister’s day extra special! I felt the same way about this one…so fun!! I’d love to see you win this box…good luck!! XOXO

  239. Diane Westbrook says

    That “giveaway” box looks wonderful and exciting…what fun to win…so many places to use the products, too!! BTW, the flowers at the wedding were just so beautiful…you did a lovely job…cute couple too!!

  240. I love love love your site. Excuse the typos but my apple keyboard is being very persnickety. I have about 20 pieces I need to get to work on….. thank for all the inspiration,

    • Thank you so much, Sherri! This box is just what you need to get that pile of treasures done! Good luck! XOXO

  241. Love your makeovers!

  242. Junk! I love me some junk! And that looks like some awesome junk! Love your blog!!!

  243. Alice Mullis says

    I enjoy your blog, emails and Fb postings. You are so creative and fun!

  244. Stephanie Carrico says

    Lovely wedding….always enjoy your posts..
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  245. Terri Weaved says

    Beautiful pictures.
    I look forward to every Tuesday & Thursday to see want you have done. You inspire me!

  246. What a lovely wedding, and couple! And, what an amazing giveaway! So many fun things.

  247. Janet Schen says

    Beautiful wedding. It’s so kind of you to do that for them! And I want to win the craft junk. I love craft junk and am just getting my new craft room set up in my basement so winning would be wonderful!

  248. Love, love, love many of your ideas. You have motivated my to redecorate my whole house with many of the projects. Thank you

    • Oh that is awesome, Ellen!! I love hearing that! Sounds like you could use this box…good luck!! XOXO

  249. Laurie B says

    Wow! Lots of goodies in this box!

  250. Great giveaway! Who doesn’t love junk!!

  251. Patricia Jennings says

    I love to see your makeovers and I aspire to do some of my own. I have a lot of parts and unfinished items so I always look at your stuff to get inspiration. However, what I end up doing is buying more stuff!!

    • Thank you, Patricia! Ha ha I can totally relate! The hunt is always the most fun, isn’t it?? Good luck! XOXO

  252. I love your blogs! You inspire me to look at junk a different way! I have even done a few pieces of my own—and they have turned out well! Thanks!

    • Thank you, Pam! I’m so glad to hear you have had success with your own makeovers! You could probably have a ball with this box..good luck! XOXO

  253. Beth Hinchee says

    I love what you do. Do you ever use transfers on your projects. Looking for supplier of French transfrs.

  254. Barbara Orlemanski says

    I’ve been following your posts for over a year now and I just can’t wait for Tuesday and Thursday to see what you have been up to. Love everything you do. Keep up the good work.

  255. Love the wedding photos! Beautiful couple, beautiful flowers and beautiful day!

  256. Cecilia from Georgia says

    Christy, you did a faboulous job with the flowers and photography of the wedding. As a retired floral designer (ha! ha! florists never retire) I can honestly say the flowers are perfect. July outdoor weddings are tough! The last one I did was in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and it was brutal. My niece had 7 attendants and he had as many with all the mothers, etc., AND the reception at another venue!!! I am too old to keep up the pace, especially in this heat. I guess you had the reception in your home…I would love to see the pictures of that too! Well, gotta go enter the give-a-way!!

    • Thank you, Cecilia!! That means so much to me…I am not a professional by any means lol, but I had fun. I was lucky with it being so small as there were no attendants on either side. The reception was at our home also, inside and out. We have a pool, so all the kids were able to swim and enjoy that. It was very casual, and we got a lucky break in the weather. I would not want that job as a profession…sounds stressful!! Good luck on the giveaway, my friend!! XOXO

  257. Amy Giannini says

    I love your blog (I call it “upcycling porn”)–I never miss a post!

  258. Deb Yoder says

    I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  259. Marianna says

    I would love to win this box full of goodies!!! ❤️ I love to see what you come up with on all your makeovers!

  260. Sheila DelCharco says

    What sweet pictures! How wonderful to have a break from the heat! And that giveaway is very generous!

    • Thank you, Sheila! We were very lucky with the weather as it reached 96 the next day! Lots of luck on the giveaway!! XOXO

  261. Katherine A Hawkes says

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I enjoy your emails and posts so much!! Be especially blessed for all you do!!

  262. Fantastic! Thank you great giveaway!

  263. Beautiful wedding, Christy! Love the arch and the bouquet! You’re a great photographer!

    • Thank you, Christy!! You are so sweet…I am used to photographing things that don’t move ha ha! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  264. Anod Nostaw says

    You do most beautiful work. I love the way you use the white chalk paint.

  265. Leona Gibbs says

    Great things in that basket! Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. Thank you for sharing the sweet wedding pictures. I’ve never tried Dixie Belle paints, so thank you for the opportunity to win some! M

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Lisa! I hope you get the chance to try Dixie Belle…they’re awesome! Good luck! XO

  267. Patricia B says

    Hey Christy, Love when y’all do these amazing giveaways. Thanks for the chance.

  268. Congrats to your brother and sister-in-law!! Love the giveaway and can’t wait to see what you do with the baskets. Thanks.

  269. Kristina Austin says

    This has got to be the BEST giveaway box I have ever seen! Wow! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win all these awesome products. Btw the wedding photos are stunning, good job, you really can do everything! :0

    • Yay!! There are some awesome things in this box for sure!! Thank you so much, Kristina, and good luck!! XOXO

  270. barbara jennings says

    I love all of your makeover ideas. Very inspirational.

  271. Kathryn Buckland says

    A beautiful wedding!! Love the photos. I don’t even have to know the people to get all tear-y eyed! And I have been wanting to try some Dixie Belle products so I hope I win the give away! Thanks for doing this.
    P.S. I got to visit your booth last month when I was visiting my daughter in Norfolk.

    • Thank you, Kathryn! Aww you are so sweet…they are a lovely couple! I hope you get the chance to try Dixie Belle and thank you for visiting my booth! XOXO

  272. Eun Young Choi says

    Thank you for sharing such truly amazingly inspiring makeovers. And, I don’t know how you reply to ALL of your comments. I am one of your quiet admirers. God bless you.

  273. Nancy MacGregor says

    I always enjoy reading your Blog not to mention I have learnt many painting tips and new painting techniques. Keep on Blogging cuz I look forward to your posts twice a week.
    That’s all for now, Nancy

    • I’m so glad you enjoy what I share, Nancy, thank you! I don’t plan on stopping any time soon! XOXO

  274. The wedding photos showed a beautiful couple. I am dying to try the Dixie Belle paints. I have seen such beautiful pieces of furniture using this brand. Have a side board, coffee table and 2 end tables. Thank you for the giveaway.

  275. Melissa Gustafson says

    Awesome giveaway, beautiful wedding!! Is there anything you can’t do?!?

  276. densie rocha says

    hoping to win as we don’t have Dixie Belle in Canada yet (Quebec). Love your site I get a lot of ideas from you.

  277. Martha Jones says

    I love all your work!

  278. Toni Quayle says

    Pick me!pick me! I would LOVE to win the craft junk!!! I LOVE & follow your blog & love everything you do!!! Pick me!!!

  279. Joy Beard says

    Started following your blog last year and your talent is awesome. What creative ideas you have. Ideas that I have tried recreating but never would have come up with myself. Dixie Belle paint is truly a great chalk paint. I’ve been using it since it first came out.

    • Thank you so much, Joy! I’m so happy to hear how much you like Dixie Belle! Good luck to you! XOXO

  280. What a beautiful wedding! And so fun to have a sweet sister in law! I love your blog and I have learned many things!

    • Thank you so much, Amy! We got really lucky with our new additions to the family for sure! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  281. Love giveaways!! Your blog is my go to always … I love your style and so inspired by all your DIYs! Reeaallly want to try Dixie Bell products. Thanks again Christy!

  282. Tammy Dixon says

    What a gorgeous couple. And beautiful decorations and locale!

    Thank you for including us Canucks in your giveaway. Most bloggers south of the border exclude us.

  283. KimYouket says

    LOVE your makeovers and ideas!!

  284. I soooo look forward to your posts every time! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas with all of us.

  285. I love your blog and read it whenever there’s a post! I especially love how you work through a pile of projects!???? It gets and keeps me motivated to work through my stashes. Thank you for the inspiration and I’m always excited to see what you come up with next!

  286. Love your work. It is so crisp and fresh always!

  287. I’m super excited about your give-a-way. I’m fairly new to refurbishing and making pieces beautiful again, so I’m very addicted to your blog! I’m impressed with your creativity and talent. You’ve inspired me to go outside my comfort zone and try some new things. Looking forward to you next reveal.

    • I am so thrilled that you enjoy what I share, Kathy! Thank you so much! Wishing you lots of luck on this fun giveaway! XOXO

  288. Christy, your blog is my all time favorite!!! I could literally spend hours pouring over your before and after photos and reading about how you transformed each project. And I probably would if you hadn’t inspired me to go to the nearest thrift store and try some projects out myself 🙂 Love your booth too. Next time I’m in VA Beach, I’m definitely coming to visit!!!

    • Aww YAY!! Thank you SO much, Megan!! I hope you do get a chance to visit! Happy creating and good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  289. Cindy Bednarcik says

    So nice to see the wedding photos. You did a great job! 🙂 I always love visiting your site & love receiving your email updates. 😀 Thanks for the chance to win the awesome giveaway. Have a great day! Thanks for inspiring us! 🙂

  290. Julie Timmerman says

    Hi Christy,
    I have followed you for a couple of years now. You are very inspiring with your DIY projects.
    I would love to see a day in the life of you Christy! I don’t know how you do it all!! I’m looking forward to using some of your new line of paint. Thanks for all you do for all of us!
    Julie Timmerman

    • Thank you so much, Julie!! I honestly don’t know how I do it sometimes either ha ha! I appreciate your kind words! XOXO

  291. Jill Stalter says

    Wedding absolutely beautiful!!!

  292. Nichole Raynor says

    Beautiful site with so much information and helpful tips! I have seen your booth before, but didn’t realize until recently that it was yours. Now I know where to get Dixie Bell Paint. I have only used it once and bought it from an antique store in Chesapeake. Your booth is much closer for me :))

    • Thank you, Nichole! Yay…that’s awesome that you are so close to me!! I appreciate you supporting my little business! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  293. Loy Jones says

    I really enjoy your blog. You inspire me to see the good in items. I would really love to receive the giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  294. Mary Milnarich says

    The box you are giving one lucky person if fabulous. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  295. Cathy Farmer says

    I so look forward to your post you are so creative. I completed the table top I commissioned for a client using your video applying the VooDoo Up in Smoke with the white wash. It turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing all you do and inspiring me.

    • Thank you so much, Cathy! I’m thrilled that your commissioned piece was a success!! Thank you for letting me know! XOXO

  296. Dawn Ziccardi says

    You did a beautiful job. I loved the sign and flowers. The photos are really nice too. Thanks for the giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed to win.

  297. Mary Eades says

    Would love to win this!!

  298. Velma Cato says

    So enjoy reading your posts and projects. I would be awesome to win this gift package.
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  299. This is a great “junk basket”, I’d love any of those items. Congratulations on your brother’s wedding. Brother’s make the best friends. Just want to add how much I have learned from you about technique and product in the past year. I love your blog.

    • Thank you, Reva! Brothers are the best! I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying what I share. Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  300. September says

    Congratulations on hosting such a beautiful and successful event! Everything looked fabulous!! I’ve got my fingers crossed for this great box of goodies because it’s all stuff I have been wanting to try or already love. Thanks so much for sharing!

  301. Kelly Kayfes says

    I love your blog. I’ve been following for years now. Keep up the great work!

  302. SANDRA B HAYNIE says

    I’ve been following you for several years and always look forward to your next project. You are just amazing. I’ve gotten quite a bit of inspiration from your projects. I see that you are now a stockist for Dixie Belle paints. I haven’t tried their paint but plan to order some from you soon. Keep up the good work!

    • Wow you are so sweet! Thank you, Sandra! Yes, I am hooked on Dixie Belle, and I know you’ll love them too! XOXO

  303. A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. You’re a good sis.

  304. Erin Prohaska says

    Thanks for the opportunity, great giveaway & someone will be very lucky! Beautiful wedding day! I’m sure they are very grateful to you! ????

  305. Martha Whitney says

    Thanks for sharing your techniques and tools in your posts. Now I have the confidence to go ahead and tackle a project myself. I just brought home a small stool, but now I look st everything differently when I’m thrift shopping!

  306. I love all the great DIY ideas you share with us. Your videos are also really helpful for those of us who are trying a “new technique” on a project

  307. Stephanie says

    I just love junk and anything free. Great items.

  308. Judy Saddler Nieder says

    I have never seen such a long list of comments! I really enjoy your blog and look forward each week to see what project you have tackled. Your work revives me when I am feeling kind of low about my work. Thank you.

  309. Carol Mayne says

    Christy, The wedding photos are wonderful. I enjoyed the “Happily ever after” sign. What a perfect touch. Is your Etsy banner a new design? It is wonderfully you! Thanks for all of your inspiration.

    • Thank you, Carol! My sister-in-law found that sign…it made for a fun photo prop. My Etsy banner is a compilation of projects I’ve done using Dixie Belle products. 🙂 Good luck on the giveaway!! XOXO

  310. You did a beautiful job on the flowers. Hope I win the prize!

  311. Hi! I enjoy your’re a clever gal!
    Thx for sharing the good Junk!!!

  312. Amy Mercier says

    I so look forward to these DIYs that show up in my inbox. Fingers crossed.

  313. wow! that’s a lot of comments! any chance you can reverse the order so our “Speak Your Mind” is at the top? i’ve almost forgotten what i wanted to say!
    smart move NOT using that pink, it was too close to Pepto Bismol for me! i love the beachy look of the stripes and i can’t say that i blame you for keeping the second one for remotes, etc. however, i’m just not that organized! i love its shape! good job on both!

  314. Shannon M Taradejna says

    Your basket projects have inspired me to try painting one of my (many) baskets.

  315. Kathy Beemer says

    What a generous giveaway and I LOVE the wedding photos.

  316. You always give us the best ideas and tips on how to transform a piece! Love the new look of your baskets!

  317. Love your blog and every single inspiring post. Oh the magic of paint and a creative mind!!! Love that junk!

  318. Julie Maddy says

    Have always wanted to try Dixie Belle products. Your beautiful projects advertise it well. ????

  319. Judy Anbro says

    Love all the projects. You always have inspiration pieces! It really helps me look at thing a little differently when I am wondering around a thrift store!!. Thank you!

  320. You are such an inspiration!
    I have stalked (lol) and followed your thrifting shenanigans & beautiful painting
    craftiness for ages.
    Thanks for sharing!
    (…and for including Canadians in the raffle! Woot!! ????????????)

    • You are the sweetest, Heather, thank you! I truly appreciate you following along with me, and I am so thrilled that I can include my Canadian friends this time around! Lots of luck to you! XOXO

  321. SALLY A TODD says

    Christy, I enjoy seeing your make-overs and am trying my hand at it, more so now that I’m retired. I do have a couple “complaints,” however, and one is maybe due to my computer ineptness: entering the giveaway contest and not being sure I actually entered. (I don’t do much social media). I try to jump through the hoops, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I actually hadn’t. No. 2, it has taken me about 10 minus to to get through all your “accolades” and the same problem exists going through it just reviewing your website on a regular basis. I’m wondering if anyone else has the slow response just getting through it.

  322. Barb mathers says

    I loooooooove your posts! Thanks for doing the giveaway! Fingers crossed 🙂

  323. Donna Kruse says

    Hi Christy, I have been subscribed to your email for your Tuesday and Thursday projects. I love seeing your ideas and reading about them. They sure do inspire me to do similar projects. The wedding photos and decorations were beautiful. Have a great rest of your summer.

  324. What a beautiful wedding! Isn’t it wonderful to play a part in something so special. I know they love you for all you did . I sure would love to win this giveaway!

  325. I have been getting your emails and reading your blog for about 8 months. It has inspired me to try some new things and get back to my dyi side!

  326. Missy Hornsby says

    Beautiful wedding! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  327. Kathy McDonagh says

    I’m always happy to see your emails in my in-box and I feel like applauding after I see what you can do with such a simple thing as a basket! (I just checked out the Thrifty Basket Makeovers.) I look at thrift store items in a whole new way now, and I’ve been shopping at them for 35+ years! Thank you for so much inspiration!

  328. Carlla Limbaugfh says

    Hi Christy:
    I love your blog, I can’t hardly wait for the next one so I can see how you make the things you do. I lave learned alot from you. Thanks for doing the giveaway, hope to win, I want to try the Dixie Belle products.

  329. Marilyn Holeman says

    This looks like a fun giveaway! Thanks! Now I’m headed over to see what you did with the baskets. I like their shapes.

  330. Ronna Dawson says

    Would love to win but would not be able to confirm your email until Aug 1st, we are leaving tomorrow for a 10 day cruise to Alaska. Love your work and look forward to seeing your new posts every week, they really spark my creativity. Thanks

  331. Hanna Quana says

    I always love your basket flips. Your directions are easy to follow and rarely complicated and always look great! Thanks for continually providing great projects!

  332. I just found your blog this week and I am hooked. I am also a do-it-yourselfer and a trash-to-treasure king of girl. Some of the prettiest things in my home have come from the curb or the thrift stores and as you know with alittle imagination they can be brought back to life again. Hoping one day to get the courage to do it for profit. They say, “find something you love to do and it’s not called work”. Thanks for sharing all your talent and inspiration. The giveaway is the bomb.

    • Thank you so much, Phyllis! I’m so glad you found me. Some of my favorite things even came from the trash lol! It’s amazing what we can do with paint, right? Good luck to you on the giveaway… I know you’ll put it to good use! XOXO

  333. amy rittenhouse says

    Congrats to the newlyweds! Thank you for opportunity to win a fab giveaway!

  334. I have an entire storage unit full of stuff you can re do for me 🙂 love your style!

  335. I love seeing what you come up with and how you upcycle all of the things!! So creative. And the wedding set up was beautiful!

  336. Junk truly is a beautiful word in the business you are in and you create beautiful things with it. Enjoy your blog as you inspire me and now I am on Instagram with you as my first person to follow. You are a sweet sister to host your brother’s wedding. Congrats to them! Thanks for all your shares!

    • Thank you, Laura! I love me some junk LOL! Thank you for following me on Instagram! Wishing you lots of luck on this fun giveaway! XOXO

  337. Robyn D Wright says

    I want to try that applicator sponge!

  338. I love LOVE the haul of shame – so inspiring 🙂
    Enjoyed the wedding pics too!

  339. Jennifer says

    The wedding pictures are beautiful. I enjoy that you share parts of your life with us, not just projects. i love your posts and especially love to see what Jack is working on. Thanks for the giveaway, it looks incredible!

    • Thank you, Jennifer! I miss Jack helping me…he is almost 17 now and works for my Hubby over the Summer boo hoo! Good luck on the giveaway! XOXO

  340. Beautiful wedding! So glad the weather cooperated for your brothers special day … we’re frying here in Kansas City. BTW, loving all your videos!!

    • Thank you, Cheryl! We got really lucky with the weather…we are cooking here this weekend though! Glad you are enjoying the videos!! XOXO

  341. Susan Tidwell says

    Lovely wedding! Thanks for the giveaway – I’d love to win those to try this brand.

  342. Love your blog, you transform the simplest things and make me feel like I can too.
    Great box of goodies, thank you!

  343. Amelie Deschenes says

    You are so talented it’s crazy! I have lots of furniture/ things I picked up in garage sales that I will make beautiful again! The only problem is that I don’t have room in my house for any of those items!!! Will try to figure out something… it’s not easy to sell when you live in a remote village on the east coast of Québec Canada!!!

    • Thank you so much, Amelie! I imagine that would be difficult living so remotely. I hope you find a solution so you can enjoy creating! XOXO

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