ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape & Home Depot “Get It, Got It, Go” Summer Blog Hop

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to announce a second round of the fabulous DIY event I hosted last year in partnership with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and The Home Depot. You’ll recall last year two dozen bloggers got creative with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape and products from The Home Depot and I showcased all of the projects in the “Ready, Set, Paint” Blog Hop of 2013.

Well great news, the event is back and this summer there will be even more projects to share. This summer’s “Get It, Got It, Go” Blog Hop will include three dozen bloggers and their creative DIY projects and I’ll be hosting links to all the projects right here – the projects featured will help inspire this year’s painting season!

I’ve been using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for years, it’s my go to for all things paint related when I need to tape off drawers for furniture makeovers or lines for painting stripes. For me, it won’t peel up any layers of paint underneath and still seals for protection or perfect lines, I even use it around the house to help evenly hang artwork!

scotchblue home depot

I’ll be featuring all of the DIY projects here and linking back to this landing page over the course of the summer. To kick off the “Get It, Got It, Go!” event, we built this Modern Pet Bed for friends and their two pups, click on the image to read the full tutorial!

modern pet bed centsational girl

Follow along and don’t miss a thing by joining The Home Depot’s consumer program and following both the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape’s Facebook Page and the ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Pinterest Page for all the latest ideas and inspiration!  Be sure to like The Home Depot’s Facebook Page and The Home Depot on Twitter for all the latest in the Summer Blog Hop.

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Visit these inspiring projects from the Blog Hop !



melissa porch

Melissa of 320 Sycamore

Exterior Surfaces

Spruced Up Summer Porch


blue ext

umbrella table

Randi of Dukes & Dutchesses

Exterior Surfaces

Color Block Umbrella Table



diamond painted rug

MaryAnn of Domestically Speaking

Multi Surface

Diamond Painted Outdoor Rug


fave 2

fave 1

Fave Crafts Blog

Multi Surface

Aztec Inspired Planter




Simply Designing with Ashley

Delicate Surface

Board & Batten Walls




Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone

Delicate Edge

Farmer’s Market Stand




Jennifer of Studio Pebbles

Multi Surface

Faux Frame Modern Art




Heather from Whipperberry

Multi Surface

BBQ Tool Storage Rack



striped workbench

Trish from Uncommon Designs

Multi Surface

Striped Workbench

honey bear lane

lantern blue


Krista of HoneyBear Lane

Multi Surface

Patriotic Lanterns

ba bhh geom state
Lindsey of Better After Multi Surface Geometric State Art
st2 st3 st1
Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime Multi Use Striped Wall Tutorial
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Diana, The Girl Creative Multi Surface Lemonade Stand
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Heather and Vanessa, At The Picket Fence Delicate Surface Oversized Outdoor Checkers




Kimber, The Pinning Mama

Delicate Surfaces

Oversized Painted Frame


dej grain

Tonya, Love of Family and Home

Delicate Surfaces

Grain Sack Inspired Table


tape 1

painted vanity

Katrina, Little Chic House

Delicate Surfaces

Painted Vanity Refresh



painted shed

Ashley, Domestic Imperfection

Exterior Surfaces

Rusty Shed Makeover



palet dog bed

Johnnie, Saved by Love Creations

Delicate Surfaces

Pallet Dog Bed



mod floor mat

Jeanne, Shop Sweet Things

Multi Use

Mod Floor Mat


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Lia Griffith

Delicate Surfaces

Painted Tabletop




Allison, Petit Elefant

Multi Surface

Laundry Room Makeover




Shannon, Fox Hollow Cottage

Exterior Surfaces

Wood Deck Cooler

This concludes the Summer Blog Hop, thank you ladies for your creativity!

I am proud to be a 3M sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me.


Get Some Green

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

This post is sponsored by H&R Block’s Emerald Card.

Raise your hand if you’re completely over winter and ready for all things spring? Count me among you! With St. Patrick’s Day arriving next week and tiny little buds appearing on the trees outside my home, I cannot help but get excited the season and the idea of bringing shades of green indoors.

Nature is the first place I look to for inspiration during the seasons and in spring, green takes the spotlight. When shopping for new accessories, I’m always looking for ways to get a high end look for less, whether it’s shopping flash sales, frequenting retail stores that feature discounted designer goods, or transforming pieces I chance upon in a thrift store or on Craigslist.

When it comes to decorating your home, I know one thing to be true. Anyone can have a stylish home on a budget, no interior designer needed, no “to the trade” furnishings required. Much like you, I don’t want to compromise style or quality, but I don’t want to spend any more than I have to.

The most important thing is to pay attention and be aware. What inspires you? What trends do you welcome or reject? Knowing what makes you happy, what colors you respond to, and what style you favor most keeps you grounded in your purchases. Patience is also key, resisting any impulse buys, and purchasing only what your budget allows.

We all know one of the easiest and cheapest ways to bring color into the home is with paint. I can’t think of any color that doesn’t go with green, after all green partners with every hue in nature so why not in home decor too. Blues, pinks, yellows, and the color of the year orchid all look beautiful with green.

apple green paint in bedroom

kelly green walls bhg

apple green paint on walls

mint green paint orchid chairs

house beautiful / better homes & gardens / country living / marmalade interiors

An alternative approach to paint is wallpaper, but a more affordable one is the use of a wall stencil – it’s a far more budget friendly way to achieve the look of wallpaper without the expense. This fern motif can be recreated with two slightly different green paints and a fern stencil applied to a wall in symmetrical repeat.

living room fern wallpaper

house to home

One of my most favorite ways to use green paint is with a painted piece of furniture as an accent in a space. These three examples show just how beautiful green paint can be!

green kitchen hutch bhg


green cabinet inspiredbycharm

green painted cabinet

 better homes & gardens / inspired by charm  / design*sponge

I think critics of green too often associate the hue with the Crayola version. I don’t see green that way at all. I see green as a cool and sophisticated classic.

We see so much “lawn green” in our daily routine that when decorating it’s better to move away from those predictable shades and deepen the intensity of green to jade or emerald, or adding a dose of blue undertone, or going the other way and lightening with a few drops of white or gray. Even a yellow undertone is appealing, like we see in the moss that grows on mature oak trees. Bright lime greens are fun for summer, and more olive tones are inviting come fall.

I painted my kitchen island and walls, family room, and dining room a soft gray green in 2011 and I’ve never looked back. Years later, it still feels fresh just as much as these cabinets in this kitchen from House Beautiful.

pale green painted cabinets

I pulled out all my fan decks and the hundreds of paint samples inside my big basket I keep, my thoughts turning to walls and furniture and I narrowed down nine favorites. Picture them paired with polished chrome or antique brass lighting or hardware, stunning!

 fresh green paint colors

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