Sunday, September 27, 2009

Free Paint Party!


Welcome to the Free Paint Party!! I can't wait to see what everyone else has created!


I was lucky, and my SIL and MIL didnt want any paint, so they ordered some colors for me. NOW I could kick myself for not getting black and maybe a creamy white when Glidden had their giveaway. But I guess I got overwhelmed with color choices. So I ended up with a blue, a purple and a green. I decided to use the blue & purple to make chore charts for the kids. (All paints are from Glidden).





This color is Very Violet.





And this one is Robin's Egg.




I ended up having to rig these up because I cannot figure out Excel! But the tape really isnt that noticeable in person. I just found a generic chore chart printable online and printed up what I wanted their chores to be. I typed them up and taped them on. The blue blocks are for when they dont have to do it that day. I've been using a Vis-A-Vis marker to check off what they've done, or add any other chores. Dry erase would work, too.






I was really hoping to have our coffee table ready for this party, but we are having issues with the top. We didnt get the paint we usually use (Valspar) and the paint seems to be old, it just wasnt working well. So the top still needs to be finished. But the bottom is done! This color is Sea Glass Green.




Now it's your turn! I would LOVE to see what you've done with your free Glidden paint, but any paint is fine as well. PLEASE, only post your permalink, not just the link to your blog! Also, don't forget to link back to this post! I never got around to making a button, but please feel free to save the image at the top of this post and upload it to your blog. If you would like to do this again, please let me know! I am thinking about hosting another one a little later on. Oh, and please spread the word and pass this on!! Thank you everyone!





Im adding my party to Kimba's DIY Day!


24 comments:

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I did the same thing, I got bright colors and then wondered why in the world I did not get black and white what I paint just about everything! I love your colors, Not I to ordered one in Robins Egg Blue, but I hated it, it looks nothing like your color, it's more baby blue. I LOVE yours! Your other colors are so pretty too, I can't wait to see the coffee table, I had an end table that did the same thing on the top, the other one painted just fine but then when I painted the second it was a tacky mess, I am thinking mine was because it was the bottom of the can by then. Love your projects! I will get something linked up tonight!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I haven't done my project yet! Is that ridiculous? I am going to paint a dark green wall in my living room a lighter green to lighten it up. Thanks for reminding me about this project!!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Sooo pretty!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your chore charts - great idea.

Kim's Treasures said...

Pretty colors and I love the table!

Jamie said...

Great colors! I did get some free paint from the giveaway too but I still haven't even opened it! I ordered a soft blue that I may use when I get going on our dining room renovations.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I absolutely love the table!! what a pretty color. Great idea for the chore charts too!
*hugs*deb
thanks for the visit too!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Wendy! I love your chore charts...great idea! And your table is gorgeous...looks great to me! I missed out on the free paint! :-( I can't work Excel, either! lol Happy week!...Debbie

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I'm another one who hasn't opened her free can of paint yet, guess I'm still savoring the possibilities! I got the Robin's Egg Blue too, and have no idea what to use it for. But something will occur.

If it were me, I think I'd use a table in Word for your chore charts. You could make a basic template of the week and then update it each week. Probably easier than Excel!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wendy, that's a clever idea with the chore charts! And I love that beautiful green on the base of the coffee table. I have never used Valspar paint, but it seems like everyone likes it. I'll have to try it.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I got a very strange grey'ish blue and Im not sure if I like it or not. Im sure I will find something to put it on sooner or later. Till then enjoy your party!

Daisy Cottage said...

So fun and SO creative!!

xo,
Kim

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Hi Wendy! Can you believe I never got in on the free paint? I love the blue you got though~the chore charts are a great idea too :)

Carrie said...

I know, I kicked myself for the colors I chose. I did get a creamy white, but really wanted a khaki! And I also got a blue so I could use it to make canvass art for my Etsy shop. Sadly, neither can has been cracked open yet. Mabye someday soon...

Fun idea for a paint party!

Michelle said...

Sea Glass Green is a gorgeous color! Can't wait to see what you do with the top.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

I just love Robin's egg green. It is a colour that i unknown in Europe (as a name of course) so I am always looking for the right kind of blueish green that will resemble what I see on your blogs.
Do the kids love their chore charts as much as you do ;-)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness that would have been neat if she would have saved some of the skirts for you. I dont think I would wear them to Wal mart but it would be fun to go out with the girls to Round Top in~

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Your chore charts are so cute! Love the colors your picked. Honestly, I didn't even crack open my can of paint yet. I just looked at it today and thought, hmmmm....really need to do something with that. lol
Hope your week is going great!
~Michelle

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

What a fun party! I ordered my paint but it never came. :(

Tarva said...

Wendy,

I am so glad you did this. I hope more people will post their pictures. As for me count me in the group who hasn't gotten around to using the paint. Hopefully, soon.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have some awesome colors...Robin's Egg Blue is my fav!

Blessings,
Linda

Anny said...

I'm so jealous, I never got mine :( That table is coming out so prettily though!

V and Co. said...

hmmm i haven't painted anything in a long time but i'm itching to do something soon! thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

I really wish I had time to paint right now. I have a pile of things waiting.

The shape of that coffee table is fab.

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