November 24, 2013

A Few of Our Favorite Things Giveaway: Prize Package Giveaway

Do you have a project you want to work on but you don't know where to start?
Maybe you need some extra cash to finish a project? You came to the right place.

My friends and I teamed up to share some of our favorite supplies that we've tested and approved over the countless projects we've worked on over the years! 
Not only are there supplies up for grabs but there are two gift cards included in this prize package.

This is an amazing giveaway and I'm a little jealous I can't win all of these goodies!!! 
A Few of Our Favorite Things : Furniture DIY & Paint Supplies Giveaway

Here's what you'll win!
3 Purdy brushes - 1 in, 1.5 in, and 2 in
4 3M sanding blocks - in 60, 150, 220, and 320 grits - perfect for prepping pieces and for all your distressing needs
1 bag of Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint (your choice of color)
1 jar of Miss Mustard Seed's furniture wax
1 Miss Mustard Seed's medium paint/wax brush
1 extra large roll of Frog Tape
1 Quick Wood epoxy stick - great for filling larger holes and gashes in furniture
1 Kreg Jig, Jr. - for making pocket holes so you don't see screw heads on your diy furniture projects
2 bags of Blue Hawk cheesecloths - these are great for applying (and removing excess) wax to your painted furniture
2 plastic tubs - these make measuring the right amount of paint a breeze and double as the perfect place to soak your brushes
$20 Woodcraft gift card
$175 Lowe's gift card
A Few of Our Favorite Things : Furniture DIY & Paint Supplies GiveawayA Few of Our Favorite Things : Furniture DIY & Paint Supplies Giveaway

The gift cards will help you add to your supplies.
Some suggestions of things we love that you can add to your stash : (we couldn't include most of these because of shipping restrictions)
Floetrol - the secret to no brush strokes
Minwax Polycrylic sealer (water based)
Briwax Liming Wax
Minwax Wipe On Poly
Minwax Express Color Stain
General Finishes glaze in Van Dyke Brown
General Finishes gel stain in Java
Be sure to check all of these products out whether you win or not. They're our favorites for a reason! ;)
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Alright, ready to enter? We're giving you LOTS of opportunities!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have fun and good luck!
Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm EST on 11/30/13.

November 03, 2013

Accidental Tourist

If you follow my furniture projects, you know I'm a fan of using "oops" paint. Not only is it cheap but this time it gave me a chance to get help from all of you!

"Oops" paint rarely has a name printed on the label.
This time I asked the followers on my facebook page to help me name this color. 

The paint was a Valspar paint. I painted the dresser and added black glaze to bring out all of the imperfections in the wood.
It looked a different shade to different people. 

I thought it was a bluish-gray color. 
Friends thought it was sage. 
Other people saw it as plain blue.  

I needed help!

The names that were suggested on my facebook page were great. 
A few of my favorites were: Algonquin Moon (it's an inside joke between myself and my brother-in-law), stormy seas, luvy duvy grey, gone gray.....I could go on! There were so many great name suggestions. 

The name I liked the best was accidental tourist by Amy Kitchen. 
Her meaning behind the name is creative. Since the paint was an "oops" color it was an accident and I may not be able to get this exact color again, therefore, it's visiting. 

It makes me want to be a tourist in a far away country. Shoot, I'll take being a tourist in another state!

Thank you Amy for such a unique and dreamy name. 

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