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February 14th, 2014

Greetings all, TGIF! Today we rounded up another collection of inspiring spaces and projects spied around the blogosphere in our regular series, enjoy friends! 

This is the best family office ever with places for mom, dad, and kids to work together, tour the fabulous modern home office at Be True Image Design. 

family friendly office betrueimagedesign

   

We love this colorful raindrop wall spied over at His & Hers, perfect for a child’s room.

raindrop wall his and hers

 

Layla and Kevin replaced their stairwell spindles with white boards to look more like a cottage picket fence, see the beautiful result at The Lettered Cottage.

stairwell makeover lettered cottage

  

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TEKTON Tool Giveaway

February 13th, 2014

Every DIYer knows the value of great tools, especially ones that help you get the job done right. Having the right tools at your disposal saves time and avoids unnecessary trips to the hardware store.

In ancient Greece, a “tekton” was an artisan, a crafter, a doer – does that sound like you? Today the family owned company known as TEKTON Tools is helping two of you fill up your tool chest with a giveaway that will make any DIYer’s heart skip a beat.

Take a look at these goodies!

tekton tool kit giveaway

 

The giveaway includes everything seen above: a 10-in-1 tool, set of clamps, putty knife, mallet, screwdriver set, detail brush set, bolt cutter, pliers set, wire stripper, pry bar, ratchet screwdriver and bit set, carpenter’s tool, offset screwdrivers, tape measure, caulking gun, magnetic pickup tool, mini level set – so great right?

Not one but TWO winners will receive all of the above !!

Eligibility to win one of the two tool sets displayed:

1) Answer this question: What is the top DIY project in your home right now? Name it in a comment to be eligible to win.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

Thanks so much to TEKTON Tools for sponsoring this giveaway! Follow TEKTON on Facebook and Twitter for all the updates on the latest tools. Two winners chosen at random. Giveaway ends Sunday February 16, 2014 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Winners: # 395 Paula; # 117 Steve Sanders – notified via email

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Blue Just Right

February 11th, 2014

Well it’s time I finished off the Color Series that I began last year spotlighting various hues and I thought I’d save the “best” for last :)  As you know I’m a passionate lover of all shades of blue, I find it hard to not use this color when planning a project or room design. 

Blue is universally pleasing and possesses calming properties. In paler hues blue is serene, in deeper tones, dramatic and powerful. The spotlight today is on some favorite blue spaces from light to dark. 

blue paint colors bhg

better homes & gardens

  

These bedrooms are tranquil when layered with pale blues. Touches of gold and modern furnishings keep the look luxurious and sophisticated. 

pale blue fabrics atlanta homes mag

light blue linens and curtains muse interiors

atlanta homes magazine / muse interiors

 

Pale blue paint or shades with a touch of gray add an airy aesthetic to a sitting room or bedroom and look lovely with white, wood tones, antiques, or any metallic sheen from silver leaf to brass. 

pale blue walls French settee

phoebe howard pale blue paint

light blue paint bhg

better homes & gardens / phoebe howard / better homes & gardens

  

Watery blue green tiles and striped roman shades lend a coastal feel to this white Cape Cod kitchen.

blue backsplash striped roman shades in kitchen

noelle interiors

Sheila Bridges held nothing back when she chose aqua blue cabinets (Benjamin Moore ‘Hemlock’) and metallic wallpaper for her kitchen, the result is both exotic and elegant.

blue kitchen house beautiful

house beautiful

    

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