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Cabinet Transformations Giveaway

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Thanks so much everyone for your comments on yesterday’s mini kitchen makeover!  I hope I answered all of your questions, if not be sure to post them there and I’ll address your inquiries.

Here’s some great news, the kind folks over at Rust-Oleum have now agreed to giveaway three of the Cabinet Transformations kits to you! 

Yep, if you’ve been eyeballing it for a cabinet makeover of your own, now’s your chance to win one, a $149 retail value. 

Don’t forget, you’re not just restricted to kitchens, you can use the product in bathrooms or on furniture as well.  And I’ve just learned this week that Rust-Oleum is hosting a kitchen makeover contest.  The America’s Next Top Kitchen Contest is going on now through the end of September and there is $5,000 up for grabs.  That gives you time to get going on your own makeover and upload your before and after photos.  

Anrustoleum makeover buttond

Be sure to check out the rules, you can see the gallery of examples here.

Now for the giveaway!

.Eligibility to win one of three Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations kits up for grabs:

1) Leave a comment telling where you’d use it.  Do your kitchen or bathroom cabinets need refreshing?  Perhaps a piece of furniture needs a fresh coat of color?  Simply leave a comment where you could use this kit.

2) For additional chances to win, link to this giveaway on Twitter and/or Facebook, then leave an additional comment telling where you mentioned this giveaway (FB and/or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday July 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST.  Three winners chosen by Random.org.  USA only due to shipping restrictions. 

GOOD LUCK! 

P.S.  I’m still planning another Fair Weather Forum Link Party on Monday, this time the topic is Yard Sales!  I

Be sure to link up your best tips for a successful yard sale, or your favorite finds you’ve scored – right here on Monday! 

I’m also participating in the I Love Thrifting event on Saturday hosted by Mr. Goodwill Hunting, and I’ll be tweeting my finds with the hashtag #ilovethrifting, so follow me on Twitter if you don’t already!

Have a great weekend!

** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED **

 

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Mini Kitchen Makeover

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

So we took a little vacation last week up and down the California coast and we were gone for six days.  Apparently, the moment we locked the front door our refrigerator decided to turn itself into an oven, both the refrigerator and freezer I might add.  We came home to a dripping, gooey, moldy, horrible, like something out of a Halloween movie mess, with a super fun odor to go with it! 

Thankfully, the refrigerator was finally repaired yesterday, it needed a fancy shmancy part, but I lived without it for a week.  Why do I tell you this exciting story?  Because of this minor inconvenience I was forced to use the kitchen in our guest studio.  Yes, we have a little guest studio above our garage with a small but full kitchen.  We’ve had tenants over the years, but right now the studio is used for storage and is available for out of town family and guests. 

Anyway, prepping and cooking in this kitchen made me realize I was not in love with the color of the cabinetry, so I decided while I was up there, I might as well just refinish them.  I also swapped out the light fixture and added a much needed window shade. 

Before:

kitchen before

After:

kates kitchen makeover after

 

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DIY: Colored Chalkboard Vases

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Greetings, I hope you had a lovely weekend!  I spent mine mostly indoors with big rainstorms hitting our area, so I had a little fun inside doing some crafting.   

I had two quarts of tinted chalkboard paint sitting in my garage, waiting for some projects I plan to get to in the near future.  I couldn’t resist the idea of ‘sampling’ the colors this past weekend making some colored chalkboard vases.  Fun fun fun!  Something about the notion of leaving sentimental or seasonal notes on glass appealed to me, so I tinkered around creating a few versions around the house.  

Every time I bring home fresh flowers, whether from the grocery store or farmer’s market, my 7 year old asks me for a single stem for her room.  Love that!  I thought it would be sweet to make a little chalkboard vase for her in a bright colored paint , one where I could write little encouraging notes or endearing sentiments. 

This bud vase was created with Rust-Oleum’s ‘Raspberry’ shade. 

cg pink chalkboard final

 

And this gray label with Hudson Paint’s ‘So Stone’ tint:

cg spring gray chalkboard vase

 

This is such a fun way to personalize vases, whether for you, or for a housewarming gift, or perhaps someone recovering from illness.  These make a great gift for friends too! 

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