If there is anything I love doing, it’s DIY projects. Sure they might take a bit longer, but you create something that you’ll enjoy rather than make due with a particular color your new coffee table, deck, etc. is. Plus, it gives me a little time to try new things that don’t always work out, but I always learn something even when they don’t work out. Which does get aggravating but it’s also encouraging because I know I’m learning a little something with each mistake I make.
Another one of my favorite things to do is paint! It doesn’t matter what it is a fresh can of paint can do so much for a just about anything – walls, tables, picture frames, dressers, and of course a new stain also changes can change the whole look and feel of a room. My kids always want to help me paint and yes it’s neat, but I’m weird like that. Painting is relaxing, and I honestly like to do it alone, at my pace and well the kids they are too just crazy when there is paint involved, but my husband lets them paint with him all the time. Probably because I’m a lone painter, lol.
My husband and I just purchased some land and will be building a home on it shortly. I’m super excited, and I have a lot of DIY plans for 2017. Of course, we will be having the house built but are going to save money where we can and anything we can ourselves. The deck is one project we will be doing ourselves and my husband is PUMPED about it because he wants a big deck we can go out on and relax on when we are home. The deck we have now is decent sized, but it’s nothing to not that big, but hey I’m not complaining it’s been a great deck for our growing family and I’m going to miss it. I’m going to miss this house; it’s where we started our family. I better stop, or I’ll end up crying about it, and you don’t me to start crying, lol.
However, I love that I get to plan a bathroom makeover as well as start looking for ideas for my new bathroom colors and theme. The bathroom is one oarea of the house that I really enjoy bright, light colors. I really like the above color board for my 2017 bathroom makeover project. I think it’s the perfect amount of light colors and somewhat dark colors.
Between our new house and getting the one, we are in now ready to sale we will be doing all sorts of painting and staining. My husband just built a beautiful big deck on the house we are living in to make it a little more appealing, and we need to stain it. I’m in charge of staining the deck, which I’m rather excited about honest. I want to try Olympic® MAXIMUM Stain + Sealant in One because it is an innovative product that includes Olympic®s Weather Ready™ Application so it can hold up in a variety of temperatures and conditions and they have some great colors.
Of course, if you follow us you’ll remember our recent DIY Distressed Wood Crate Coffee Table project. I fell in love with that table and ended up giving it to my sister, lol. Why, I can’t tell you. I think it’s because I secretly wanted to go with another color for the front room. Really, it worked out nicely because we’ll be moving which means I’ll need a likely need something a little different anyway. Well, different color anyway, I love the distressed look and the table is so nice especially if you have kids and want something that looks decent but doesn’t cost a fortune.
If you have a deck and are planning to stain it either this fall or in 2017, be sure to check out Olympic® MAXIMUM Stain + Sealant in One. This innovative product comes with Weather-Ready™ Application that offers a wide range of application temperatures and conditions. Reminder, wood stains are only to be used on exterior house projects (i.e. outdoor decks). They SHOULD NOT be used on indoor projects. Olympic Paints and Stains Color Center has a shade for everyone, from light pastels to dark accent notes it’s exclusively at Lowe’s.
The Olympic Paints and Stains Center provides you with a place to browse everything in one place, it’s nice and organized and makes comparing colors for your next project a breeze. Like always you can trust that your home’s color will look great for years to come when you choose Olympic Paint so head on over and grab a few room brochures which are arranged to allow shopping in three different ways – lifestyle, project, and color. No matter what color you are looking for, the Olympic Paints and Stains Color Center makes it easy to find it at Lowes.
If you are looking for a little extra inspiration you can always find it on the Olympic Pinterest page. You’ll also want to check out the paint visualizer, it’s a great way to play around with all the different colors Olympic offers when choosing colors for a room in your home.
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