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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.



I have been sponsored by the Glidden® brand paint for PPG to do this video 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're a mid-century modern aficionado like moi, then you know how hard it is to find great pieces at prices that won't break the bank. At times, this can be a frustrating task. But with a growing demand for this timeless style, amazing reproductions are being manufactured so close to the originals that you have to be an expert to tell them apart. I'm always in the lookout for these classic beauties since they add a touch of modernity to any decor without trying so hard. I recently found, Exclusive Mod, a new wonderful online resource that offers a great —and affordable— collection of modern reproductions. So if you happen to be in the market for a Verner Panton style chair or an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair (among many others), then you're in luck. Our friends at Exclusive Mod are extending our readers a unique discount coupon worth 25% off their purchase. It's siimple: just remember to use coupon code DESIGNERPAD25 at checkout. Shop away!



I don't know about you, but for me everything needs to have its own place—a basic rule that helps me keep my pad tidy. One of my biggest pet peeves, and one I often get teased about by my friends, is having an overly organized closet, especially since I live with limited square footage. The best way of keeping your wardrobe neat is to plan your closet according to your lifestyle. There are many options how to achieve this, but custom closets are ideal to get the most out of your space. They can be customized to fit your wardrobe and personal needs. Here are some tips that I live by that will make your closet shine:

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The weekend is finally here! So wouldn't it be dreamy to kick back and relax wearing a fabulous new pair of comfy Whooga Ugg boots? Well, you might be in luck. You can be the fortunate winner of a gorgeous pair by going to their website and signing up to their newsletter. Yeap, it's that easy. They pick a winner at the end of each month, so don't think twice. But wait, there's more. They're offering our fabulous readers a 10% discount for any purchases made by next week. Just remember to use our exclusive discount code 1479DESIGNER during checkout. Good luck and have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!