Friday Five: Chalk Painting Project + Random Favorites

I’ll be honest, this week was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me. I had a few really good days and then a hard day. I know that’s to be expected right now, so I try to give myself some grace on those hard days, but DANG. This is just a weird time in life. I know so many people are struggling and it’s just hard on the heart to even watch the news or hear the stories. But on a positive note we are now one week closer to this all being over. That’s exciting, right?! Right. Anyway, it was so nice and warm out yesterday, so I set up a little painting spot in the back yard and chalk painted a wooden cubby in the sunshine while the kids played. It was so good for my soul and just what I needed after a hard day. It’s amazing how projects and good weather can help turn your mood around! I wanted to share the finished look of the cubby with you lovely folks today, along with a few other random favorites from the week. I also have a list of weekend sales too. Ok, let’s jump into it–here’s how the cubby looked before:

Kinda cute, right?! I picked this up from my favorite consignment store for around $30. Ok here’s how it looks after two coats of Rust-Oleum chalk paint in linen white:

Farmhouse style decor idea. Easy chalk painted wooden cubby. Farmhouse style decor idea. Easy chalk painted wooden cubby.

You guys know I love a good cubby and this little one turned out so cute. It’s not vintage, but with a little distressing I was able to make it look “old”. I’m planning to store my oils in here. It’s the perfect size!

Farmhouse style decor idea. Easy chalk painted wooden cubby. Farmhouse style decor idea. Easy chalk painted wooden cubby. Farmhouse style decor idea. Easy chalk painted wooden cubby.

Random Tidbits From The Week:

Weekend Sales:

Abercrombie & Fitch​ –40-60% off select styles. Free shipping on orders $50+

American Eagle​--40% off jeans, 50% off AE & tailgate

Anthropologie–Spring home event, free shipping on orders $50+ and free returns.

DSW​–25% off athletic shoes with code FITSPO

Express–40% off everything

Nordstrom​–Spring sale, up to 40% off select styles

Old Navy​–up to 60% off everything

Tarte Cosmetics–30% off friends + family sale and FREE SHIPPING today only with code BESTIES. Here are a few of my favorite Tarte products:

Happy weekend my sweet friends! xo

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23 Comments

  1. Debbie wrote:

    I love your hubby and the glass with metal edged frame. I’ve been searching for one. Can you share where you found it?
    Thank you!
    Hope your days are filled with His Grace!

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Debbie, I found that frame at an antique store but I think World Market has some similar ones!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  2. Gail wrote:

    What is the difference between chalk painting and regular painting?

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      chalk paint is thicker and you can use it without sanding!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  3. Stephanie wrote:

    Just love the look of your cubby now. Thank you for sharing & stay safe & healthy

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Stephanie!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  4. Peggy Wilson wrote:

    I can see your kitchen cabinets and it got me wondering if I can paint my cabinets with chalk paint and if I can what is the best way to protect them. My kitchen is small and they do get dirty.

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
  5. Kathie Magness wrote:

    How do you get the books to look old? Just rip off the cover? Something else?

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
  6. Nancy wrote:

    LOVE the cubby! Wish I had your stores around me!

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Dina wrote:

      You are in my prayers & our country. & our world. God will see us thru!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thanks Nancy!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  7. Tracy wrote:

    Love your project ! Thanks for telling us the price ,, sometimes not sure about what I should pay for those sweet treasures!! Sales ! Yeah 😊

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yes! I agree, that’s helpful to know what things cost!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  8. J wrote:

    This is so cute Sarah! I love this entire look you have in this corner.

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  9. Carol wrote:

    Your new “old”cubbies are just adorable I hope I’m not being rude ,but can I ask what’s behind them on the wall.Is that painted on or is it a picture in a frame I was a little down today and after reading your blog I found myself a little more upbeat,so thanks for that Sincerely Carol

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      oh that’s a botanical canvas print from Cloth and Cabin!

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  10. Bev wrote:

    This week was a tough one for me too. Haven’t seen my daughter who lives outside of Boston in almost 3 months ..thank goodness for Facetime!! Anyway your project is adorable! Looks great😊Thinking positive and hope all this will end sooner than later! Stay well!!

    Posted 3.27.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I’m so sorry, Bev. Hang in there!! Sending love your way. xo

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  11. Brenda Smith wrote:

    Hi Sarah,
    Keeping you and your family in my prayers. I’m right there with you on the emotional rollercoaster. Thanks so much for your inspiration each time I see your post in my inbox.

    Posted 3.28.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you so much Brenda, we appreciate the prayers!! Sending love to you! xo

      Posted 3.29.20 Reply
  12. Carol wrote:

    I love everything in your home!

    Now to my question. Where did you find the vases and the small trees?

    May God bless you and your family.

    Posted 4.1.20 Reply

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