Alma Project Weekend

April 30th, 2012

Hello all, hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Like we’ve been planning for months, we spent ours at our house we adopted this year, transforming the playroom and doing a lot of other painting and sprucing too.  I’ve mentioned before that this project is near and dear to our hearts, it’s the opportunity to give back and use our talents and we feel a calling to do this. 

We started the weekend knowing all the community spaces were in need of a fresh coat of paint.  In search of a great neutral, we started by trying out samples on the wall.  Notice my ultra scientific method of marking the first initial of the paint color swatches :)  We all agreed that the middle one was best, which was ‘Sand White’ by Glidden. 

choosing paint


Glidden generously donated all the paint for this project – we went through four gallons and a quart of green for the back of some bookcases, thank you so much Glidden for your donation!

glidden paint


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BOTB 4.29.12

April 29th, 2012

Hey there everyone, time for another roundup of some inspiring projects gathered up from all around the blogosphere, enjoy these links and projects on this lovely Sunday!

Dark and dramatic was the choice in this kitchen cabinet makeover by Decorating Cents, and what a smart choice it was, especially with that beautiful backsplash. 

decorating cents kitchen via cassity


Speaking of kitchens, if organization is on your to-do list, Lindsay from Living with Lindsay shows you how to build your own pull-out trash and recycling bin.

pull out recycling livingwithlindsay


There are a lot of painted rug tutorials out there, but this painted graphic patterned rug by the almost 40 year old intern is particularly beautiful, check out the intricacy of the detail and all achieved with paint, fabric medium, and painter’s tape! (via Design*Sponge).

before and after rug design sponge


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