Deanna’s 10 Days of Giveaways DAY 8 – French Creek Collective

Day 8 is a fun one!  French Creek Collective is giving one of you a can of FAT PAINT Chalk paint and brush.

If you ask me…chalk paint is the best thing since sliced bread.  I just love how you can slop it on an old piece of furniture with very little prepping ( perfect for people like me that have little patience for prepping) and VOILA bring furniture back to life! FAT PAINT IS where its at!  and you can buy it in Campbell River now at French Creek Collective!

Chalk Paint is all the rage these days and French Creek Collective is loaded with all the supplies to get you painting up a storm!

The awesome folks at French Creek Collective are giving away a A can of Paint and Brush combo  here $65 value  a Rafflecopter giveaway“>

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This is such a fun store! If you haven’t stopped in yet you will definitely want to add French Creek Collective on Shoppers Row in downtown Campbell River to your Holiday Shopping stops!  This unique shop is loaded full of home décor, gifts, cards & stationary.  Also apparel and a some very fun vintage oddities!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK

You can enter this giveaway plus the other 9 up until 7pm Dec. 13th.  Winners all choosen via rafflecopter and announced on Dec 14th.

All 10 giveaways posted on facebook at www.facebook.com/realtord and this blog deannacollinsrealestate.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Bedrooms Kids (and Parents) Will Love!

Kids room design has really evolved in the last few years. Kids rooms have become a place for parents to showcase their children’s interests as well as matching the vibe of the whole home. You can take the simplest of kids rooms and turn them into functional and fun sanctuaries for your little ones. From bright and bold wall decals to cozy little reading nooks, we’ve gathered some great ideas to inspire your creativity. We’ve also found some awesome shared bedroom ideas that will make your kiddos more than happy to have a roommate!

This first link showcases some AMAZING Toddler Room Ideas:

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http://www.babble.com/toddler/20-sweet-toddler-rooms/

These links will show you some really neat DIY ideas to transform your kiddo’s room into a unique little hang out.

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http://www.hometalk.com/b/838730/diy-kids-room-decor

 

Next up are some ideas for a reading area for some quiet book time for your littles.

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http://www.decoratingroom.net/20-examples-of-cozy-reading-nook-for-kids

 

These are some excellent options we found if your wee people will be sharing a room.

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http://www.bobvila.com/hanging-bunk-bed

 

And lastly, here is one really awesome space to inspire you to pass your love for Star Wars onto your kids. They’ll thank you one day.

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http://www.designdazzle.com/2013/01/star-wars-kids-rooms/

DIY Chalk Paint Furniture Make Over

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This old chaise lounge has sat rotting on my back deck for 2 years so I decided to give it a make over. I love chalk paint because it fits my painting style perfectly. NO prepping, quick drying, no rules, and very forgiving to work with! I bought a few colors at Red Living in Courtenay. I know that the cans are fairly pricey but a little goes a long way here! You can use this paint both indoors and out. Below I have provided the step-by-step instructions of this great DIY project.
 
Step #1- Prep! A quick hose and wipe of the major cobwebs and dirt. That’s about all the prepping I can
handle. I HATE prep work!
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Step #2- I watered down the paint a bit to give it more of a beachy, distressed washed look. This paint is non toxic and so easy to work with that my 5 year old helps me with projects! 
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The paint drys within minutes and you are done!
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In this case I rubbed on Annie Sloan Dark Wax to give it a darker finish that would complement the surrounding outdoors. 
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And in LESS THAN AN HOUR, the cushions are on an the chaise is ready to enjoy!
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If you like this look but are not into the DIY thing, check out Joanna Winter Watson’s work at: https://www.facebook.com/RevivedByJoanna 
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