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Glidden Paint Review – and $100 Home Depot Giveaway!

I love paint. Paint can change the character, mood and energy of a room. It can freshen a tired piece for furniture or awaken a dark area. So I appreciate good paint - paint that makes the job of painting easier. Thanks to Glidden, I've been contributing to the My Colortopia blog and have been able to put its paint to the test! I'll share my thoughts about the paint in this Glidden … [Read more...]

Easy Color-Blocked Coaster & Trivet DIY Gift Idea!

This is such an easy project -- and it's great for housewarming, hostess, wedding and birthday gifts! It's an easy #LowesCreator project anyone - even kids - can do! Even though it's easy, it has a bold, modern look. And you can customize it to your recipient's decor! Here's how to make this easy color-blocked coaster & trivet DIY gift idea: You can create this in different … [Read more...]

Striped Wall Guest Bedroom – Reveal!

I've had such a fun time working on our new guest room. At the start of the school year all of my kids wanted to switch rooms around and my middle daughter took over what used to be our guest bedroom in the basement. My son is away at college and since his room is the largest bedroom and has its own bathroom, I thought it would be a great space to turn into a guest room. I consulted my son … [Read more...]

How to Paint Perfect Stripes in 5 Easy Steps, Plus a Valspar Paint Giveaway!

  When you're undertaking a major painting project, spending a little extra time on paint prep goes a long way. Today I'm going to share not only 5 great tips for paint prep, but I'll also show you my tips for making straight stripes on a wall - every time! (Well, nothing's ever perfect, but these tips help your walls look their best!) Thanks to Valspar Paint, I've been working on … [Read more...]

Paint a Chevron Side Table!

Hey, hey TT&J peeps! It's Jessica from Mom 4 Real again, and I'm so excited to be back here! Today I want to share this little chevron painted side table. This really was the fastest and easiest table I have ever painted, and I can't wait to show you how I did it! I started with this little blue side table that used to live in my son's bathroom. He got a new shelf, and this little table has … [Read more...]

Painting Stripes on a Focal Wall … and My Colortopia’s Color My Room Tool!

I love the weekends!! It's time time when I am able to focus on my big DIY Projects. And I have some really fun news to share with what I have been working on the past EIGHT months. More on that later. This weekend, I have been working on my craftroom/office. This is what it looked like before:  I loved it, but the green did NOT go with anything else in the house and because I took my … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Painted Projects!!

It's amazing all of the things paint can do. Here are some fabulous painted projects that were linked up this week!! Faux Bois Painted Tumblers @ Flamingo Toes Chalk Paint Word Art @ The Space Between Easy Stenciled Chevron Pillow @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom … [Read more...]

How to Make a Painted Greek Key Rug!!

I love graphic shapes. I found a geometric rug that I loved -- but it was $2500.  So I decided to make a my own geometric rug, and I love the Greek Key pattern. I made a geometric rug for under $80 using a simple cotton rug, paint and ScotchBlue Painter's Tape. I had a pillow I used for my daughter's room with a "Greek Key" pattern. I used that pillow for inspiration. This project … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — Painted Projects {1}!

Painted Chandelier @ How Does She Painted Sofa @ Johnny in a Dress Chevron Wall Painting Tutorial @ The Tall Chick Painted Nursery Dresser @ Never a Dull Moment … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel Sneak Peek — and a Painted Pantry Door!!

I’ve spent a large part of the summer working on a kitchen/family room remodel. It started off with my entertainment center redo. And then morphed into painting the kitchen cabinets and island, a slipcover for my sectional, painting my kitchen and other related projects. I think my husband is afraid that this project is slowly encompassing the entire house (shhhhh -- he may be right). I … [Read more...]