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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
Jun152015

THE POWER OF PAINT

I have been sponsored by the Glidden® brand paint for PPG to do this video 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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Monday
Sep012014

TOOLS FOR MODERN TIMES

If you like to keep your toolbox well equipped with the latest and coolest gadgets you're going to love this new collection of household tools by London based Chauhan Studio. Their "inspiration came from exploring the role of tools used for common light hardware tasks around the home, and Fiskars shared vision of "light hardware", moving these tools out of the toolbox in the garage to somewhere more easily accessible in the home". The futuristic looking tools are the perfect hand me downs for the next generation. I so want a set right now!

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Thursday
Aug142014

BRILLIANT WHITES

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.

Thursday
May082014

SPRING INTO ACTION

Are you one of those people that still has a long list of spring cleaning chores to accomplish but just hasn't had the time (or the will) to getting them done? With Spring almost reaching the halfway mark, I think it's time to roll up your sleeves to avoid the list from getting any longer — and of course get your home ready for Summer. These five easy steps will help you get the ball rolling and give you the push you so desperately need:

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Wednesday
Mar262014

SPRING CLEANING TIME

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I guess because it's a time for renewal and for getting our homes ready for the warmer seasons. While attempting to do some Spring cleaning I came across these old frames I had bought a few months back. So in order to spruce things up a bit I decided to take them out of seclusion and give them a fresh new look. With couple of paint testers and blue tape I created some cool looking artwork for my bedroom wall. You can see the whole process and how great they turned out here.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

A DESK'S NEW LIFE

Repurposing old pieces of furniture, garage sale finds or family heirlooms is always a fun DIY project to work on. I recently found and old, shabby desk I knew would work great as a bathroom vanity for a project I was working on. With a couple of coats of paint, a new glass top and fresh hardware, I was able to transform a beaten down desk into a brand new piece for this bathroom. You can see the whole process here.

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