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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELLO I LIVE HERE

Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELLO I LIVE HERE

It’s our first birthday!!!

Welcome HELLO Family to the party of the year – a big Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here!  Well, you guys have helped us reach 4,000 + readers for our birthday!  Thank you for all the hard work you put in sharing our page, reading our posts, and enjoying our daily photo’s on Facebook!

Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here

Today we will show some of the projects we have built over the past year, and painted for clients!  We hope you enjoy the 1 year flash back as much as we did bringing it all together for a full year.  You are a wonderful family extension I enjoy talking with and showing great decor to each and every day!

Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here
One year ago with the build of this table launched Hello I Live Here!

So it’s my turn to reward you guys now!  Today is give away day and 5 lucky winners will take home a prize today.  We will be giving away the following:

  1.  Grand Prize – (to St Louis winner only due to shipping) – Shabby Chic Ethan Allen side table – completed in Annie Sloan Old Orchre chalk paint with a clear wax and distressed.
    Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here
    Grand Prize Give away – St Louis Reader/client only
  2. 2-lucky winners will win a $25 gift card each to HomeGoods – Yep the store of home decor!  Love HomeGoods – I hope you will too!
    Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here
    2 lucky winners who follow our blog in the USA will get a card each to home goods 🙂
  3. 1-lucky winner will get a $25 Home Depot Gift card – nothing better than a store of do it yourselfers running around – this should start getting you hooked as my first $25 card did for me – which is why I exist today!!!
    Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here
    1 lucky reader who follows our blog in the USA will get a Home Depot Gift Card!
  4. 1-lucky winner will receive a starter set of Wood Icing.  With this great product you can build up surfaces and enjoy new patters!
    Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here
    1 lucky reader in the USA will receive a starter kit of Wood Icing!

Now, let’s get this birthday rolling!!!! Here’s what you need to do to enter – (Note:  all gifts are purchased by Hello I Live Here and have no connection to the chosen give away for our birthday celebration).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVE AWAY:

  1.  Read our blog post titled “Our Nest” – Leave a comment to answer the question and click 3 links inside the story.
  2. Leave a comment wishing us a happy birthday and tell us what you want to see on Hello I Live Here Next year.
  3. Find our China Hutch post on Bob Vila Nation if it allows – check the vote box 🙂
  4. Share our page Facebook Page on your personal page so people can find us!

Are we ready???  Let’s start the birthday gift giving!  We will pick all the winners at the end of the night and announce them on tomorrow’s blog post.  We will contact you for email and address for mailing of your prize (accept the table it will need to be picked up here in Ballwin).

Happy Birthday Hello I Live Here

LET’S CELEBRATE HELLO FAMILY!!!

 

Happy Birthday!!!

Linda

 

DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk

DIY Towel Racks

DIY Towel Holders

Curated board for Hometalk

Happy Sunday HELLO readers!  We are excited to share that Hometalk has invited Hello I Live Here to share a curated board about DIY Towel Holders.  Why DIY towel Holders?  Well, not only do we love them as you can see by our projects, but is a big honor to be asked to show DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk and share our choices with our readers.

DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk

What does it mean to curate?  Well, Hometalk took note when you guys and many other readers shared our DIY Shutter Towel Rack  Readers of Hometalk pined our Towel rack to Pinterest over 2.9K times, shared on Facebook, 253 times, left me over 100 awesome comments on Hometalk, liked and shared with others on Hometalk 306 times, and clipped and shared on their Hometalk boards over 157 times!  🙂  How excited where we when we found out you loved this project so much that Hometalk invited us to curate a board of other great DIY towel holders shared on Hometalk.

DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY shutter Towel Rack by Hello I Live Here – DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk

So after searching wonderful DIY Towel Holders on Hometalk, we are sharing these amazing projects on our blog, and our social media so you can have awesome ideas to fill those bathrooms with unique towel holders to keep those towels up off the floors!

DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk

It all started when I took two old shutters found at a garage sale, some on-clearance plant hooks from Lowe’s, a can of spray paint by Rust-Oleum, a few bolts from, a piece of wood, and pulled together this lovely DIY Shutter Towel Rack to share with you all.

DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Shutter Towel Rack – Shutters from Garage Sale DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Shutter Towel Rack – Spray Paint from Lowe’s – DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Shutter Towel Rack – Plant Hooks added – DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk

Knowing there are other great ideas out there, Hometalk had HELLO I LIVE HERE choose some great projects that were our favorites made by others.

DIY Towel Holders Curated for Hometalk
DIY Shutter Towel Rack Boards Curated by Hello I Live Here on Hometalk

So stop by our Hometalk boards and see our curated picks. We have also added our boards to Pinterest, Google + Facebook and shared with Bob Vila Nation.  We hope you like DIY towel Holders we curated today!   A great big thank you to Hometalk for inviting HELLO I LIVE HERE to team up with them to find these great DIY Towel Holder options.  We are humbled to have been asked, and even more so because you, the readers loved our DIY Shutter Towel Rack.

Thank yo again Hometalk for inviting us to share in this curated experience!

Enjoy the boards readers!

~Linda

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill Give Away

Blanket Ladder Made with Black & Decker Drill give Away

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill Give Away

Make something great with BLACK+DECKER  – Drill Give Away

Happy Wednesday – are you all ready Hello readers for our Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill Give Away?  I am so excited to do a self hosted give away with BLACK+DECKER.  I love there products and jumped at the chance to bring this awesome drill to one of our lucky readers!!!

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
BLACK+DECKER 20 V Drill Give away

We used our drill to make an awesome blanket ladder for our new empty nest reading room. this simple project of a Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill Give Away drill, will go fast and give you extra space to hang those blankets we all find on the floor – come on you know the ones I am talking about 😉 !

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
Completed Blank Ladder Project

Here’s what we did:

We went to our local Home Depot and purchased 2 – 2x4x8’s and 1 – 2x6x12.  We had our guys at The Home Depot (also a great place to purchase our BLACK+DECKER drill if you are not the lucky winner), and had them cut the 2x6x12  into 4 17″ pieces, and we picked up 2-1/2″ pocket Hole Screws by Kreg.  We brought our goodies home, and got started.

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
Supplies needed to complete project

We popped our new BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Lithium Cordless Drill/Driver with AutoSense Technology out of the box and got to work.

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
BLACK+DECKER 20 V Drill Give away

We took the 4 17″ 2×6’s and added 2 pocket holes at each end of the board using our Kreg Pocket Hole Jig, and our BLACK+DECKER Drill.

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
Adding Kreg Pocket Holes

After all the holes were drilled, we attached the 2×6’s to the first 2×4 at an angle starting the first 2×6 5″ from the top, and spacing 14″ there after until all the 2×6’s were in place, making sure each piece fit within the 2×4 on the angle with no overlap.  Once all the 2×6’s were attached, we added the second side starting with the top, 5″ down to match the opposite side.

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
Attaching the sides
Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
Making the Blanket Ladder

Next, we painted our ladder with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, and let dry.

General Finishes
Lamp Black Finish

Once dry, we brought the ladder into the sitting room, placed behind the chair and filled with lovely, snugly blankets.  See how easy that was?  And just think, no more blankets on the floors!!!

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
Completed Blank Ladder Project

Oh, we are not done yet – I promised you one lucky winner here in the US, will win a new drill just like mine! How exciting is that!!!!  It’s a BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill/Driver with AutoSense Technology.  This drill  has an automatic clutch that has proven to be three times more accurate than a mechanical clutch. I didn’t have to experiment with trial and error to set the clutch. I simply set the drill to drive mode, and it did the monitoring of torque needed to drive the screw…Totes am I right!

Blanket Ladder Made with BLACK+DECKER Drill give Away
What you can win to make your project

Now do you want to win this awesome BLACK+DECKER 20V Max drill?  I know you do!!! Hello readers share how this drill will make your life easier in my comment box below, and click the links above for Black + Decker – you will be entered to win a BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill/Driver with AutoSense Technology of your own. So get started and I will alert the winner soon!
Black-and-Decker-20V-Drill-with-AutoSense-Clutch

Happy building readers!!! Don’t forget to find our other projects on Bob Vila Nation, Facebook, and Hometalk.

– Linda

Bungalow No Prep Paint

Bungalow No Prep Paint

Bungalow No Prep Paint

Put some color into your life!

Happy Sunday – tonight let’s talk paint – Bungalow No Prep Paint that is ;-).  You watched last week as I showed you on a couple pieces of furniture just how delicious Bungalow No Prep Paint was as it helped us complete a couple pieces.

Bungalow No Prep Paints
Logo

 

The company was founded by furniture guru Sarah Howse.  She loved painting furniture but hated the cost of the paint.  Sarah wanting to keep turning old things into fabulous pieces of art, so she decide to develop her own paint, hence Bungalow No Prep Paint – No Prep, because no body has time for that! 😉

Bungalow No Prep Paint
Beautiful Color Selection

Bungalow No Prep Paint comes in 33 custom colors and is currently available in 3 states, but they can ship if you state is not one of the lucky ones to have a retailer.  These beautiful jars of vibrant color help furniture tell a story through it’s owners own vibrant choices.  Just look at the fab creations we put together!

Bungalow No Prep Paint
Fun Color Chart

The Savannah color on this lovely piece went on lush, did not leave streaks and covered in one coat right over bright yellow!

Bungalow No Prep Paint
Savannah

The Key Lime mixed great with a bright silver strip bringing this little beauty straight back from the pile I pulled it from.  Can you ask for more?  Look at it gleam!!

Bungalow No Prep Paint
Key Lime Green

Want to choose a color that fits your personality?  Check out the color page and pick away – you will want to try them all – I know I do 🙂 .  Want to talk to Sarah about being a retailer in your state?

Bungalow No Prep Paint
Color choices

You can contact Sarah by click here – You will want to get in on the ground floor of this awesome paint.  Trust me when I tell you – the coverage is fab so if you are a retail store – don’t miss out – this company will grow fast!

Bungalow No Prep Paints
Logo

Order some today – you will fall in love just like we did at Hello I Live Here.  Happy Sunday everyone!!! – See you next week as we bring you a great Black & Decker Give away!!!

~Linda

 

 

 

 

Update Using Spray Paint

Update using spray paint

Update Using Spray Paint

Why Buy It When You Can Make It!

Well, hello all you HELLO readers – I know it’s been awhile since my last post, so today we are going to ease back in by showing you how to update your old goods to new pretties, because my thought…Why buy it when you can make it – update using spray paint!

Update using spray paint
Spray old glass ware for new look

I have been cruising Pintrest and other awesome sites for great ways to update some old items in our home.  I hate buying things like door knobs when they all work, or lamps when they still turn on, or even old clear vases when then still hold items well and have nothing wrong with them.  So today, I am going to show you some projects from fellow bloggers who have done just that … updated their old items into new pretty ones. Hence the title, update using spray paint.

Update using Spray Paint
Old lamps from Goodwill go new again!

Spray paint these days is a remarkable tool.  I always keep about 20 cans in different colors on hand so I can change things up when I get tired of looking at them.  Rustoelum and Krylon are my two best cans!

Update using Spray paint  Update using Spray paint

 

Let’s look at our first project updated using spray paint.  Casa de Kemper shows on their blog how their old brass chandy goes black and beautiful with Spray paint.  Just look at the update they provided with minimal work!  Can you believe it’s the same chandy?

Update using spray paint
Case de Kemper used black spray paint to update their old brass chandy.

Next up, we see that Handle the Heat does an awesome job showing their update using spray paint by completing a DIY door knob makeover.  This truly is one of the quickest and easiest way to revamp your old ugly door knobs for cheap!  Do we like them better than the brass?

Update using spray paint
Handle the Heat door knob update using spray paint
Update using spray paint
Handle the Heat Update using spray paint for door knobs

Next up, I Village goes for the Goodwill lamp update with Krylon’s best paint and shows you how to turn boring into fab using mercury glass while updating using spray paint.  Look at the difference between the two – AMAZING….am I right?  Bet you would pay a bunch for these at a good retailer like Pottery Barn 😉

Update using Spray Paint
Updated Goodwill lamps using spray paint
Updating using spray paint
Pottery barn Lamps

Our life is blessed beyond measure shows us how to update and old window frame to an awesome new mirror.  Stop by their blog and see the show as she makes magic happen using spray paint.  Look at those results!

Update using spray paint
Old window
Update using Spray paint
New window

Now that you have seen these amazing updates using spray paints are you going to give it a try?  I have and made some awesome things for our home using it.  Why toss it away when a can of spray can give you a wonderful new update.  Go ahead give it a try!  Find us on Bob Vila Nation, PinterestFacebook and Hometalk.  You can also follow me on Instagram!

Have an awesome night everyone! I promise the blog will be back in full swing for some new building projects starting in June.  Blog ya soon!

~Linda

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