Sunday, May 26, 2013

Milk Crate Planter and a Save Your Weekend Graco Paint Sprayer Giveaway!



I found this milk crate at a garage sale last year.  It was filthy, really, really filthy!!  But I scrubbed and scrubbed it and got it presentable looking. 

Last weekend we were in Sandwich, Illinois for a wedding.  We were able to steal a little time before the ceremony and do some shopping.  We saw these great old boxes at The Sandwich Antique Mart and loved the dark color.


 So we decided to stain this one using Natural Stain.


So that the dirt and plants wouldn't fall out, I lined the bottom with two layers of burlap.  I filled the box with Miracle Gro Potting Mix and planted away.  I put it on my front porch and love it!

Now on to the Giveaway!

Graco is going to give me a paint sprayer to give away to one of my readers. What a great giveaway!

The giveaway is for the Graco TrueCoat Plus II Paint Sprayer


Did you know that applying paint with a paint sprayer is up to 10x faster than brushing and up to 4x faster than rolling?
There are no messy trays or rollers.  Setting up a paint sprayer takes only minutes.  Cleanup is fast and easy too!

Your smooth, flawless project lasts longer and looks great. Graco is the brand the professionals pick—U.S. painting contractors prefer Graco 7 to 1 over the nearest competitive brand, according to the Frost & Sullivan Paint Contractors Choice Award for Overall Best Brands.


 The Graco TrueCoat Plus II Paint Sprayer:

 For small projects that require 1-2 gallons

Sprays a variety of materials such as stain, acrylic, enamels, oil-based primers and latex

No thinning required—simply pour your material into the cup

Available at your nearest home improvement retailer



Ok, so here's how you enter:  You can enter four times--one time for each item below.  Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment for each one.

 ***Jessica is the winner of the Graco Paint Sprayer.***
Thank you to everyone who entered. 
Congratulations Jessica!

  1. You must be a follower of my blog.
  2. Follow Graco Paint Sprayers on Twitter @GracoPaintSpray 
  3. Tweet about an upcoming weekend project or completed project using #SaveYourWeekend. 
  4. "Like"  Graco Paint Sprayers on Facebook

I will be choosing a winner via Random Number Generator on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Thank you for your visit!  And good luck with the Giveaway!
I am linking to the following parties:
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Featured as one of the Best Home Improvement Blogs!

I was thrilled to be contacted by Jason at Totally Home Improvement to let me know that he featured my little blog as one of the Best Home Improvement blogs!
Thanks so much Jason!
I'm honored to be listed among so many talented folks!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Simple Closet Organization and a Winner of the Ramsign Giveaway

I used to have my purses stuck up on a shelf in my closet.  Each time I went in there, that shelf just looked messy!

So this is what it looked like before...
And now this is what it looks like.
I had my husband add this dowel and now the purses hang nicely.  The straps are a little long on these, so I had to  wrap them around the hangers, but what a nice difference.
I think I'm going to try hanging my boots from hangers on this rod too...
Thank you to all of those who entered my Ramsign giveaway.  Using Random Number Generator, it chose #4.  HeatherF1 is the lucky winner!  Congratulations Heather!
Thanks so much for your visit.