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Wednesday
Jul222015

THE MAGIC OF PAINT

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!

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!

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:

YOU MUST
  • 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 Glidden.com on any of their products, and then come back here to post a comment telling us you've done so.
THE RULES
  • The giveaway is open to U.S. readers only until Friday, July 31, 8:00 pm EST.
  • The winner will be selected via random.org 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 .

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


Monday
May042015

THE WOW FACTOR

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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Tuesday
Apr282015

MAKE ROOM FOR COLOR

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.

Friday
Nov282014

DIY: A COZY WREATH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it's now time to 'Deck The Halls With Boughs And Holly'. This year I was invited by Home Depot to participate in their super fun Holiday Style Challenge. They basically sent be a whole bunch of mystery boxes filled with Holiday goodies to decorate decorate one of the rooms in my pad. Part of the challenge consisted in choosing materials found in their stores and giving them a different use for my Holiday decor. This is how this easy DIY Holiday Wreath project came about. Browsing through their isles I came across Felt Weatherseal which I felt was the prefect material to use in this challenge. Actually it was spot on to create this cozy Holiday ornament. Here's how you can make your own:

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Wednesday
Nov262014

CREATING A VISUAL DIALOGUE

The moment I walked into the gorgeous studio/showroom of design duo Megan Sommerville and Matt Ensner in upstate New York I knew I was in for a treat. Not only did I get to meet one of the most talented couples I've ever met, but also was dazzled by the beautiful craftsmanship in their furniture and lighting collection. Founders of Materia Designs, the couple moved to the Hudson Valley a few years back to start their business where they bought an old bungalow in need of loads of TLC. With their creative spirits in overdrive, Megan and Matt didn't think twice to roll up their sleeves and emerged themselves into a challenging renovation. Luckily for us, they have opened the doors of 'The Cape' (as they like call it their nest) to showcase the stunning transformation and the results of their hard work. I recently chatted with Megan about their project of love and some of the ins and outs of the design process. Here is what she said:

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Monday
Nov172014

LIGHTING WITH AN EYE TO THE PAST

One can never have enough lighting in the home. Maybe I'm just obsessed with it. But besides illuminating every corner of our spaces, lamps are like precious pieces of jewelry that add character to our decor. In the last couple of years there has been, what seems, a welcomed revamp in lighting design with a fine balance between the old and the new and where simplicity reigns. I'm loving these Wood Blodk & Edison Bulb pendants by design duo Quang Hong and Victoria Young from Tightrope. Their modern yet retro look is perfect to create a cozy Fall vignette in a reading nook or as a grouping above the dining room table. Don't you think?

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Saturday
Nov152014

A THRONE-WORTHY CAT

It's been a while since I've come across cool-looking goodies for our fury friends. So I was thrilled to have stumbled upon these wonderful cat pods by Colombian designers Martin Zapata and Susana Mejia of Lord Paw. So if you still haven't decided what to buy your kitty for Holidays this might be your golden ticket. Hop over to their Etsy shop as I'm sure Whiskers will love to snuggle in such a cozy bed.

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Thursday
Nov132014

FOR THE LOVE OF CONCRETE

Concrete is often associated with urban and industrial interiors, but this home in the island of Gotland, Sweden is one exception to the rule. Once an old brewery, the rustic abode is a cozy and warm palace in spite of the amount of cast concrete used throughout. I think the mix of natural elements is just right. The decor's bare simplicity is so soothing and inviting that's hard not to fall in love with it.

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