FLOR Rug Giveaway

January 14th, 2015

I’ve been under the weather for the past few days, some sort of bad cold or flu, it seems everyone I know has had it too so I need another morning in bed and an afternoon of hot tea.

I welcome the break so it’s perfect timing for a sweet giveaway from FLOR, the masters of beautiful modular carpet design squares which allow you to create custom rugs, runners, or wall to wall designs in any space. I’ve used them many times before, most recently the laundry room refresh.

FLOR carpet design squares combine style with durability, they’re connected by adhesive dots so they stay in place, but can easily be swapped out if one gets soiled. Such a smart concept! FLOR offers so many patterns, colors, and textures in styles from modern to transitional, no doubt you’ll find something perfect for your home!

flor carpet tiles

Today FLOR is giving away to one lucky winner a $250 shop credit.

Eligibility to win the $250 gift certificate to FLOR:

1) Visit FLOR and pick a favorite pattern then name your choice in a comment on this blog post.

One winner chosen at random, giveaway ends Monday January 19, 2015 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!

Laundry Room Refresh

January 13th, 2015

Every two months I partner with Better Homes and Gardens products for Walmart. Since January is all about a fresh start, it was the perfect opportunity to give the laundry room at the Las Vegas house a refreshed look for the new year. The makeover took only a few days, it was simple and budget friendly, but completely transformed the space from dingy and dated to fresh and fabulous!

Here’s the before and after, details on the makeover to follow.

laundry room before paint

 

laundry room makeover

This house has no hallway linen closet so these cabinets tucked in the corner serve the same function. The cabinets were in great shape, but the off-white paint had yellowed over time so instead of replacing them, repainting them made the most sense.

white painted laundry room cabinets copy

To refinish them, I lightly sanded them with a medium grit sanding wedge to remove any debris then primed with Zinnser’s oil based primer. I painted over them with two thin coats of ‘White on White’ semi gloss leftover from when we painted the home’s doors and baseboards. (For more in depth details on how to refinish cabinets, read this post). The wall color is the same as in the kids’ room (also leftover paint) and a pretty shade of pale aqua blue, ‘Melting Moment’ by Behr.

Hardware always makes a difference, these are simple oval knobs in brushed nickel I found at Home Depot.

knobs

Also there was the issue of the old wallpaper. Stripping is always the first and arguably better option, we dealt with that headache downstairs, but in this space I took a different approach. I primed and painted over it which you can do if the wallpaper is in good shape (no rips or tears).

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