Royal Design Studio winner!

You thought I forgot didn’t you? Well, I didn’t! So many random things are going on at once over here, one is super duper exciting and I can’t wait to share.  I don’t want to jinx it just yet but once everything is locked down you’ll be the first to know!

Any who, so which one of you won the stencil giveaway?

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Becky! Check your email pretty lady, you’ll be receiving your prize soon if you haven’t yet already :)

Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway!

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A Campaign Dresser Makeover & Group Giveaway

 

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 This post is sponsored by Coupons.com

Ever since we sold our coral Craigslist dresser I’ve been secretly on the hunt for a replacement.

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Of course, a campaign dresser has always been on my wish-list, but I never in my wildest dreams thought I would find one I could afford.  One random day I was searching Craigslist for what, I can’t even remember, and ended up performing my routine searches: “wood dresser” and “old dresser”, lo and behold a 6′ campaign dresser appeared in my search results, for basically free!  I got my man’s permission and we ended up picking it up a day later.  You wouldn’t believe it, but this giant 6′ dresser completely fit in my Kia Soul! I don’t care what they say about my hamster car, this thing can carry a load.

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Go ahead and laugh at me now, but I forgot to take a proper ‘before’ photo. #DIYerfail.

I knew I wanted to paint the dresser glossy white, but was hesitant to use a paint brush with a high gloss paint.  I’ve wanted to purchase the Critter spray gun ever since I read Jenny’s post, and had it sitting in my Amazon shopping cart for quite some time.  It was shortly after when Coupons.com reached out to me and made my spray gun dreams come true with their coupon codes!

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I got working on the dresser right away.  The first thing I did was remove the stupid stump feet that someone had put on it.  Then I removed all the hardware.  Boy there was a lot of hardware!

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I crafted a simple rectangle base out of 2″ x 4″s and wood screws.

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Then attached the base to the dresser with L brackets.

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The dresser had a few dings, spots with chipped and damaged veneer.  I patched these areas with wood filler and sanded smooth once dry.

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Once the dresser was all prepped, I finally got to spraying! I didn’t take a picture of the Critter gun in action, but I will agree that this is the best and easiest to use paint sprayer ever.  I was able to get that factory finish with just a couple coats of paint.

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While the paint was curing, I spent a couple hours polishing the hardware, which was a pain in the rear but completely worth it.

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I love how the base turned out! Those stub feet completely clashed with the look and feel of the dresser. Plus, I added about 2 more inches in dresser height.

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Let’s bring this post around full circle and point out my Spring trend: white & gold! My home sings Spring with a glossy coat of white paint, a gallery wall of gold mirrors and frames, all married with bright artwork and photographs of our travels.  I know my Spring trend isn’t all ‘radiant orchid’ or anything, but it’s classic and represents me.

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I still can’t believe I scored this dresser.  Thanks to Coupons.com I was able to complete this dresser makeover in no time! I probably would have taken at least a couple more months before pulling the trigger and buying myself a paint sprayer.  I’ll probably spray paint everything from now on, and avoid using a brush as much as possible.  That smooth factory finish is like crack :P

So what about the giveaway? Well, Coupons.com teamed up with not only myself, but 14 other stellar bloggers and we’re all joining in on the giveaway! One lucky reader will win their choice of a $150 Target or West Elm gift card.  Say what?! Until now I had no idea Coupons.com offered coupons to my favorite home decor sites.  Just follow the Rafflecopter tool below and enter for your chance to win!

Check out the 14 other blogger’s projects by clicking on the links at the end of this post

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  1. Bliss At Home
  2. Cuckoo 4 Design
  3. Dimples & Tangles
  4. Dwellings by Devore
  5. A Home full of Color
  6. Lacquer & Linen
  7. Primitive & Proper
  8. Retro Ranch Renovation
  9. Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
  10. The Chronicles of Home
  11. The Makerista 
  12. The Thriftress
  13. The White Buffalo Styling Co.
  14. This, That, & Life

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Friday Giveaway – Royal Design Studio!

Boy do I have a story to tell you! Come back on Monday if you want to hear something scary, seriously.

Instead of sharing my scary story today, I thought a giveaway was much more appropriate of a post to send us off into the official first weekend of spring.  You all LOVED my stenciled curtains so much, which is totally sweet and makes me so happy! Royal Design Studio thought it would be great to give one of my readers the chance to stencil something of their own, so today’s giveaway is just that – a chance to win a stencil worth $50 or less (free shipping included).  You could recreate my exact curtains – OR – choose a stencil from their vast collection of killer stencils.  You could seriously spend hours on their site browsing stencils, there are so many excellent ones available!

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One lucky reader will win a stencil of his/her choice worth $50.  Each reader has 4 opportunities to win, just use the tool below!

This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, if you experience problems, try using another browser.  Only open to US residents.

Good luck!

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winners of the Montana Cans acrylic paint markers

It’s going to be a crazy busy week for me this week, but I wanted to start the week off right by celebrating two winners of last week’s birthday giveaway!

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Let’s hear it for Cassandre Snyder and Bethany Devore! Check your emails, ladies!  I can’t wait to see what you do with them.

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It’s a birthday giveaway!

Today’s my birthday! Woot!

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I’m celebrating today by offering 2 lucky readers a pair of the most exclusive metallic paint product around.  So exclusive in fact, I’m actually the ONLY one in the US to have them in my hands.  What what!  How’s that for a giveaway?

Montana Cans Acrylic

If you’re a fan of this project, or a fan of the world’s best gold spray paint, you’re going to pee your pants with excitement if you win these markers!

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Two winners will receive a pair of gold & copper acrylic paint markers.  Each reader has 4 opportunities to enter, just use the tool below!

This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, if you experience problems, try using another browser.  Only open to US residents.

Good luck!

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MONDAY GIVEAWAY! Easy Canvas Prints

SURPRISE!!!!!

It’s a start-of-the-week give-away today;  a little treat to help you get through your week!

Easy Canvas Prints and I have partnered up to give away a free custom canvas print! They so generously let me try one out for myself, and I, naturally, printed out a FLAMINGO!

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I’ve been wanting a flamingo something (print? lawn accessory? real flamingo?) for quite some time.  Even my mom has some lawn flamingos in her yard that I was thinking of borrowing (and spray painting gold, duh).  The fact flamingos are popping up everywhere in fashion and home decor is just killing me, so I decided, it’s my turn people!

 

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And thanks to Easy Canvas Prints, it’s your turn too! Easy Canvas Prints is giving away a free 8″ x 10″ custom canvas print.  The process in creating my custom canvas was super easy, it literally took 5 minutes to process! I uploaded my image to their website, selected my size and border color, then pressed submit.  The people over at Easy Canvas Prints were so great, they contacted me to let me know my image was a bit pixel-ated (whoops, uploaded the wrong file!).  I definitely felt like they had my back in producing a quality product.  I sent them over the new image, and they processed the order the exact same day.

Let’s say hurray for a giveaway!  This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, try another browser if the link below causes you trouble.
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This giveaway is sponsored by Easy Canvas Prints.  I have been provided a product to review, all opinions are my own.

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Curio Road Giveaway!

Let’s start the week off right, shall we?! My new sponsor, Curio Road, would like to give one lucky reader a credit of $50 to to spend on their site!

To give you a taste, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items they have listed in their sales right now! These sales are only available for a limited time – check them out now before they’re gone!

 

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Never heard of Curio Road? That’s OK, they’re new (and AWESOME!) and I just know you’ll like them as much as I do.  Curio Road is a site that highlights extremely talented and upcoming hip designers and artists and hosts quick sales of jewelry, accessories, and home decor items that rival Anthropologie.

Here are some of the most popular looks from Curio Road’s past sales:

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Gold leaf LOVE letters?! I can’t believe I missed this sale!

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Curio Road‘s motto is to live beautifully – and I think they’ve got it right! Last week I couldn’t resist their sale of Elise Hope handbags and I just had to buy myself this black and gold studded ostrich satchel.  It was only $56 (and is still available!)

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Curio Road is giving my readers four (4!!!) chances to win! Here are the deets:

FIRST: Hop on over to Curio Road, become a member (it’s free!), and leave a comment here telling me what item you’d buy with this $50 credit!

NEXT: (For those additional entries)
- Be a follower of brittanyMakes on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest
- Like Curio Road on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest
- Share Curio Road with friends on Facebook or Twitter – one additional entry per share!
This giveaway will end Friday March 8th at midnight PST. Winner will be announced on the blog, via Facebook and via twitter on Monday March 11th.  Giveaway open to US residents only!
Good luck!
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