August 23, 2011

DIY Makeover My Lanai Continued…Painting with #GliddenGallons

by Rebecca E. Parsons

Back in May I did a post showcasing my lanai makeover. As with anything creative, ughhh, there is usually a downside. My beautiful new furnishings revealed an ugly secret…I needed to freshen up the paint!!!

I was so excited to share this makeover…which surely belongs in the pages of Southern Living!! It was an amazing transformation! To fully understand my sheer delight…you must see this sad looking mess…

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This has been a crazy two weeks. I just returned from BlogHER and a two week stay with my son in California. It was a great adventure I will be sharing during the next two weeks; however, while I was away my trusty blogging companion, BIG MAC, had become very ill and died in my arms at the Apple Store last Thursday!!! While I mourn the loss and save my pennies for a new hard drive, I have found solace in what I love to do…a DIY paint and makeover. I have turned my attention to my home and the final touches to complete my outdoor space in style.

This is what my lanai looks like today…the photos speak for themselves!!! The furnishings are amazing but the walls not so much….they are the dull pinkish beige that is so not me.


Here are some more before pictures….

You can really see the walls and trim here…

So I am ready to head to Walmart to check out the Glidden Brilliance Collection 2-in-1 paints. Glidden Walmart paint offers such a wide variety of fresh and modern colors…you will love them all as much as I do.

Glidden® Brilliance Collection™ 2N1™ Paint + Primer #GliddenGallons

Save time and money by painting and priming in just one simple step! The Glidden Brilliance Collection (only at Walmart) combines Glidden’s best-quality latex paint and primer in #GliddenGallons to make it even easier to get your painting projects started. They come in both interior and exterior versions for any paint job. And they guarantee you will love the results.

Glidden Brilliance Collection Tester, Tropical Lagoon

Glidden Brilliance Collection Tester, Tropical Lagoon

Before I left for Walmart, I visited Glidden dot com to check out what they offered. It is a wonderfully helpful website with loads of fun features to help you choose a color palette. I decided on yummy ocean colors to cool the lanai on these oh-so-hot-and-humid Florida days. Will it be Tropical Lagoon, Bermuda Bay or Caribbean Sea? I don’t even know right now…I do know, however, that I love the Glidden Room Visualizer as it so helps me decide which colors go together well…and I can experiment to my hearts delight!!! I also love how you can flip the card right on the screen to see coordinating colors. Glidden makes it easy for even the most color-shy person to pick colors that will delight them when applied.

Glidden Brilliance Collection Tester, Caribbean Sea

Glidden Brilliance Collection Tester, Caribbean Sea

The very best part of the Glidden website is that you can print out a shopping list for your project. It includes everything you need to complete your project as designed in the room visualizer. It makes it very easy to know what you are doing and helps you remember all the items you will need to complete the project with ease. Then you will find that Walmart is your one stop shop for ALL the items on your list. What a great combination – Glidden Paint and Walmart…a Do It Youself ( DIY ) dream team.

Glidden Brilliance Collection Tester, Bermuda Bay
Glidden Brilliance Collection Tester, Bermuda Bay

Also, I love the Glidden Testers #GliddenTesters pictured here. They make it so easy to make a color choice. They contain enough of the paint to cover 3SF. Walmart offers over 300 pre-tinted colors in select super center stores and limited selections in most smaller stores. I would call before I made the trip to locate a store with the full line of testers.

These are the color chips from Glidden…love the large size!!!

Here is a slide show of my path to purchase the Glidden paint of choice…as always, enjoy the journey!

Don’t you think I might just need this very cute love seat I found at my fave antique boutique in St. Mary’s – The French Quarter?

The outdoor furniture was courtesy of KMart .
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All ideas and opinions are 100% my own. #cBias #GliddenGallons

 

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pop Art Minis - Joni August 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

Look forward to watching the new look unfold…fun stuff for sure!

2 Dale Anne Potter August 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

I look forward to seeing the AFTER Rebecca. I don’t even know if Glidden paints are available here in Canada. Funny how you call your back porch a Lanai …..LOL!

3 Groove Press August 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm

U R So Cre8tive! Cannot wait to see makeover…

4 Kathy August 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

Can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Good luck!

5 Deb August 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

I so WANT that sofa…what a great find! Can’t wait to see how your complete Lanai looks :)

6 jacqueline August 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

How cute is that…your space is beautiful. Can not wait to see the After!

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