Oh Happy Days!

(I have decided, even as I am writing this, that this post is going to be my favorite post I’ve done so far!)

I have been blessed with this amazing opportunity! I have been asked to give my opinion, sort of a review, for Graco’s new airless sprayer. I received this box from Graco’s a few weeks ago and I couldn’t stop smiling all day! I felt like a fat kid in a candy shop!

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Open it up, open it up!!

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The TrueCoat 360 DS by Graco. I’m told that this airless painter was specifically designed with the DIYer in mind, and believe me it did not disappoint. The painter is lightweight with a comfortable grip. The spray tip allows you to spray horizontally or vertically but wait, there’s more. The Graco TrueCoat 360 Ds has an exclusive FlexLiner Paint Bag System that not only makes set up and clean up easier it allows for spraying from any angle. Graco has also given the customer a choice of reusing the paint bag or just tossing it out.
The company boost that there is no need for thinning your paint and that a wide variety including oils based, paint and stains can be used with the airless paint sprayer. With this in mind I decided to use primer in the sprayer, the first time I used it.

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Well folks, our friends at Graco have done it again! My first coat of primer was even,smooth and with no drips!! You say I’m too EXCITED!! by the possibilities not to mention the doors this sprayer is going to open for me.
Here’s another look at the tables after they were sprayed a few days later with a Tiffany Blue color latex paint using the same paint bag I used when I primed them (with a light distressing).

IMG_0091-0.JPG The company suggests warm water or mineral water to clean the gun and bag after each use. The warm water worked for me with both the water based paint and primer. This picture was taken outside and is a little more truer to the actual color of the tables.

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The Graco TrueCoat 360 DS Airless Sprayer can be purchased from Lowes or online through Amazon. Believe me fellow DIYers this is a must buy for all your painting needs.
Thanks for stopping by.
❤️ Jackie

All opinions are my own. The TrueCoat 360 DS was sent to me by Graco to be reviewed. I received no monetary compensation from Graco.

Diy Rope Coasters

I think I have ADD or something. I am forever starting something, then getting side tracked and slacking on it or just not finishing it. Point in case, this blog. Everyday I have been telling myself I will blog tomorrow, then tomorrow comes and I tell myself the same thing. So here I am, ashamed and head hung low, for disappointing my readers and myself. ( hey, atleast it was only a few weeks this time and not a whole year, lol. )
So I was staring at my now coffee table ( I already have plans for a new one ) and I realized that my coasters where missing. Then I remembered, one of the dogs chewed half of them up and I threw them out a few weeks ago. I loved these coasters, I mean LOVED, them. They where Mid Century Modern and if you know me, you know I love MCM.
The coffee table looked empty with out them so I decided to make a temporary pair for now. I saw these coasters somewhere months back and saved the picture to my phone. Had I realized I would be blogging about them I would have bookmarked the page. If you know the source please let me know.

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I know I have some rope and I thought maybe I would use some cardboard for the bottom. My thinking is that the rope will absorb the condensation from a cold drink enough, that it wouldn’t get the cardboard wet. I traced a can of beans on the cardboard and cut out my circles.

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I decided to use my glue gun to adhere the rope to the cardboard. I just glued it on in circular pattern like on my inspiration pic.

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It was just that simple and easy. I spent no money since I had very thing on hand. Here they are on my coffee table and I think they look great!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Comment, Share, Like!
❤️ Jackie

Upcoming Projects

I’m back, did ya miss me? I was having technical difficulties but now I’m back in business, lol. Today I thought id share with you a few of the diy projects I need to start on. I’m still trying to get that back room cleaned out so it can be a usable living space.

These are a set of Queen Anne (?) style end tables that I rescued off of the side of the road a few years back. I did spray a little white paint on them to remind myself what color I wanted to paint them. I think they would great done in the shabby chic style or with some French graphics transferred to the top of the tables…

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This little gem I have big plans for that involve resin and glass stones. I can’t wait to show you.

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These nesting tables, you may remember from this post. I purchased them off of a yard sale site on Face Book. As you can see, I already started working on the smaller of the two. I plan on painting these a gloss white with gold dipped legs, much like this other Mid Century Modern side table I finished for the girls “Teenage Lounge”.

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Thanks for stopping by, I think I better get to work so I can reveal these beauties soon. Don’t want to keep you waiting!!!
❤️ Jackie<