Posts Tagged ‘rustoleum’

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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Cabinet Transformations GIVEAWAY

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Greetings all, TGIF!  The sun popped out and all of a sudden and I’m soooo wanting to visit the garden department this weekend to fill up some planters.  Spring fever has definitely set in! 

1306Announcing the winner of last weekend’s Campbell Hausfeld giveaway.  Over 1,500 entries, wow you peeps love power tools!  Guess who gets to choose either the brad nailer/compressor combo or a big bad 2 ½” finish nailer?  #1,306Mom in High Heels.  Congratulations!

Also, there’s a new blog I think you’ll love: Favorite Paint Colors.  I met Kristin in Nashville when this site was just getting started, and now she has a gallery with paint colors from rooms all across blog land.  It’s so helpful to see colors on real walls in real homes!

Hey, speaking of spring fever, are you in the mood for a DIY makeover in your own home?  Remember a few weeks back how I reviewed the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations kit?  Several of you have used this kit already (like Mallory and Sarah and Debbie) with fantastic results.  And so many more mentioned how you’d seen it at your local Home Depot or Lowes and really wanted to use it in your own homes. 

Here’s your chance to get your hands on one!

rustoleum cabinet transformations kits

The kind folks over at Rust-Oleum have offered to give away not one but two of these kits!  You can choose either the small Cabinet Transformations kit ($79 retail) or the large Cabinet Transformations kit ($149 retail). 

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