Thursday, August 6, 2009

About Us

We come from a family of five kids ~ four girls and one boy!  Ashley 29, Whitney 27, Kyndra 25, Leasha and Tanner 23!  We all still live within 30 minutes of each other so we are lucky to be able to watch our kids grow up together!
We have both recently moved into new homes and have been challenged to decorate more space on a budget. We love scouring high and low for shanty items and transforming them into something chic, which led us to our blog Shanty2Chic!  We will take you along on our journey as we learn to transform our new homes, on a budget, and prove to ourselves that we don’t need to wait on our husband’s to do the “big jobs!" We hope to inspire you to grab a paint bucket, pick up that scary tool and get to work!


Wife to Jenson and mother to three great kids ~ Avery, Hayden and Chase!


Hey guys~ Whitney here... A little background about me and what started this whole process... I would definitely call my style a mix of things. I love cottage, country and a bit of traditional as well. I have attempted (not always achieved) almost any craft. I have found along the way that I love, love the process of revamping old treasures and giving a piece an entire new look. I love paint, old furniture, magazines, my sewing machine and fabric. Sewing is a serious passion but now that my girls are too old for my "Sunday School clothes", I have turned my attention to our home. We recently finished building our house and I have spent the last six months or so getting it dressed. I love to teach others and give advice on all things crafty and I love learning as well. Every great idea must be copied!


Wife to John and mother to two great boys ~Kade and Tris!

Hi all! This is Ashley! A little about myself: Whitney has always forced my hand into new hobbies, and although I moan and groan about my lack of time, I always give in and quickly become addicted! Our latest venture - making our new houses our homes! My family also recently moved into a new house with more square footage than our previous home. Although the extra space is wonderful I am challenged to fill the space on a budget! Oh how fun that has turned out to be! Craigslist has become my favorite place to "shop" as well as a little antique store downtown and of course hand-me-downs are always welcome! I love knowing that I turned someones trash into my treasure! I hope you all enjoy the projects I share and any and all suggestions are welcome!


Mommy Words said...

You guys make some beautiful stuff - but nothing can compare to how beautiful your families are. Awesome blog and ideas!

Rook No. 17 said...

Funky Junk Interiors sent me your way. What beautiful families! I'm so impressed by your creativity and look forward to looking around and getting better aquainted!

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