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I've been meaning to give this vintage chair that I scored at a second-hand store a much needed makeover. But honestly, I haven't found the time to actually getting around to doing it. It was until the folks at Glidden recently asked me to give their new Glidden Diamond™ Paint a try that I saw the light and decided to finally give this treasure the TLC it really deserved. 

I decided to paint the chair a color similar to its original color so I went for their Universal Grey. Since it was showing some wear and tear, I was hoping this new paint will outdo itself on its excellent hide and coverage features. And let me tell you it certainly lived up to its expectations. It only took a couple of coats for the chair to look brand new. Besides, it's paint + primer combo also made the project go super fast. 

But don't take my word for granted. You can give Glidden Diamond™ a test drive since my friends at Glidden are sponsoring this giveaway and are offering up to 5 gallons of Glidden Diamond™ to a lucky winner. C'mon give it a try and enter below. Unfortunately, only US residents can participate.

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This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.



Working in staging projects has taught me that time if of essence, especially when having to paint rooms in literally a couple of hours. In order to save myself some time I'm in constant search of new paint products with the best coverage and blocking power. Luckily, I was recently introduced to Glidden® Complete —a paint + primer, stain blocking paint that's truly magical. Besides making my painting project super easy, I could not beat how affordable a gallon of this paint was. I used two tones of blue for my project: a softer, light blue (Clerestory Blue) for the larger wall, and a richer, steal blue (Brittany Inn) for an accent wall leading to the bedroom that would anchor a small credenza and a wall mirror. The results: a gorgeous balance of soothing and rich hues that added depth and texture to the walls.

If you're soon to embark on a DIY project of your own, you're in luck. You can now win up to five gallons of Glidden® Complete (in the color of you choice) by entering this fab giveaway sponsored by our friends at Glidden®. How groovy is that? Here's how to do it:

  • Post a comment here with YOUR NAME and EMAIL telling us what kind of project you have in mind.
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only until Monday, July. 11, 8:00 pm EST.
  • The winner will be selected via and will be notified by email.
  • He/she will have until Thursday, July 14 to claim their prize.


This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.



As a DIY'elfer I'm always in the lookout for new products that will make my projects go smoothly and get the best results possible. For me, a good quality paint is key for achieving those goals. One of my favorite hobbies is transforming old pieces of furniture and giving them a modern look without compromising their original charm. I'm glad to have been introduced to Glidden® Trim, Door & Furniture Paint and its amazing lacquer-like finish that leaves anything that touches looking shiny and new. This oil-base paint is so rich and thick that it practically erases any minor imperfections my newfound treasures might have. And the best part: I never see any brush marks or drips while or after applying it.

I used this awesome paint to revive this old desk and on to create an side table for my outdoor living space. As you can see the finish on both pieces is flawlessly beautiful and smooth with an extra high gloss sheen I simply love. Trust me, this paint is like butter!


Are you a DIY enthusiast? This is your lucky day! Thanks to the folks at Glidden you can get your hands on a $100 GIFT CARD TO THE HOME DEPOT for your next home improvement project by entering our giveaway.

Here's how:

  • Post a comment here with YOUR NAME and EMAIL telling us what your next DIY or home improvement project you have planned.
  • If you would like to get an extra chance to win, you can write a review on on any of their products, and then come back here to post a comment telling us you've done so.
  • The giveaway is open to U.S. readers only until Friday, July 31, 8:00 pm EST.
  • The winner will be selected via and will be announced on a post here on Monday, August 3rd.
  • The winner will be notified via email and will have until Thursday, April 6 to claim their Gift .


have been sponsored by the Glidden® brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.



A couple of weeks ago I received a very exiting invitation. As a participating contributor of MyColortopia team, I was asked to help launch Glidden Paints new Smarter Way to WOW! campaign.The event took place last Thursday night at a stunning penthouse in New York City. It was definitely a fun evening. I had the amazing opportunity to talk to different media outlets like This Old House, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Snug, among others, about the brand's quality products for less. La pièce de résistance of the night: the Wow! vs. Whoa! living room vignette designed by Erica Domesek from the very popular brand PS, I Made This. The DIY diva transformed the venue into a living room styled with high-end furnishings mixed with DIY pieces.

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If you haven't already done so, give your sweet pad a burst of cheer for Spring. Now that Winter is a thing of the past, it's time to spruce up your place the season of renewal and color. How? Head over to MyColortopia where you can find my tips to bring some Spring flair into your home.

I have been sponsored by Glidden® brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.



If you're a color lover then I have the perfect dose of color for you today. At the The William Hotel in New York guests are welcomed to a feast of vibrant colors from the moment they walk in through the doors. From floor to ceiling, each floor of this hip hotel is designed in a different glowing monochromatic palettes of blue, teal, pink and yellow. Grey tweed furniture together with neutral accents serve as the perfect balance to such a intense burst of hues. It's a magnificently well told color story. Which is your favorite room?

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Deciding what color to paint a room is often a task on its own. Can you remember how many times you've stood in front of a sea of color chips with a blank stare on your face not knowing which one to pick? I've certainly done it way too many times, especially when faced with the hard decision of choosing the 'perfect' white. That's why, as a contributor to My Colortopia blog, I chose to break down the myths about this terrific neutral and its many tonalities in a post for their Color 101 series. I invite you to take a peek and get the nitty-gritty on this popular color that will help you decide which one is the right one for your project. Besides white, the series also expands on other color families and gives you tips to help you make the right color choice. Enjoy!  

I have been sponsored by the Glidden® brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.



Today, we embark on a make-believe trip over the Atlantito take a tour of this spectacular penthouse in Marseille, France. For interior designer Francois Champsaur the sky was literally the limit when he was comissioned to renovate the top floor apartment of an old storage building. His vision was to create an open-layout plan where light navigates the spacious rooms of this modern home. The designer has the amazing talent of playing with proportions and color incorporating pieces that make a dramatic statement — like that amazing oversized round mirror sitting on one corner of the living room. I mean WOW!

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