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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 chalk paint 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:

Chalk Paint Cubby

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” with chalk paint. 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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The Comments

  • Debbie
    March 27, 2020

    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!

    • Sarah
      > Debbie
      March 29, 2020

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

  • Gail
    March 27, 2020

    What is the difference between chalk painting and regular painting?

    • Sarah
      > Gail
      March 29, 2020

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

  • Stephanie
    March 27, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > Stephanie
      March 29, 2020

      thank you Stephanie!

  • Peggy Wilson
    March 27, 2020

    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.

  • Kathie Magness
    March 27, 2020

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

  • Nancy
    March 27, 2020

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

    • Dina
      > Nancy
      March 29, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > Nancy
      March 29, 2020

      thanks Nancy!

  • Tracy
    March 27, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > Tracy
      March 29, 2020

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

  • J
    March 27, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > J
      March 29, 2020

      thank you so much!

  • Carol
    March 27, 2020

    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

    • Sarah
      > Carol
      March 29, 2020

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

  • Bev
    March 27, 2020

    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!!

    • Sarah
      > Bev
      March 29, 2020

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

  • Brenda Smith
    March 28, 2020

    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.

    • Sarah
      > Brenda Smith
      March 29, 2020

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

  • Carol
    April 1, 2020

    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.