Gift Card Giveaway #2


* * This giveaway has ended * * It’s been another fun year of True Value DIY Blog Squadding, and to celebrate one last time, we’re wrapping things up today with a $100 True Value gift card giveaway… It’s good at any participating True Value store. (Click that link to make sure the True Value near […]

House Numbers


I really enjoy looking at blogger’s adoption timelines to see how everything went for them, time-wise. And since I’ve had a few requests to share more information about each step of our adoption process, I just wanted to quickly mention that I’m planning to create a separate page on our blog for anyone who would […]

Sunroom Makeover – Step Two: Wall Color


We made a quick trip back to True Value to pick up wall paint for the sunroom last Thursday afternoon. After sampling a handful of other off-whites, we settled on a Benjamin Moore color called Cloud Nine because it was the exact gray-to-white-to-warm ratio we were looking for. I love the color and the name. I’m […]

Sunroom Makeover – Step One


Time for a quick sunroom makeover update! What once was Manchester Tan, is now Simply White. (Note: The existing ceiling fan fixture will soon be replaced with some kind of chandelier.) They’re both Benjamin Moore colors, but we had ours mixed in a semi-gloss finish at True Value. Now that the trim and ceiling are […]

Gift Card Giveaway


One of the best parts of being on the True Value Blog Squad is being able to host home improvement-related giveaways. This week, we’re giving away one of these little guys… It’s got a hundred bucks on it, and it’s good at any participating True Value store. (Click that link to make sure the True Value […]

Ask The Blog Squad (Session #1)

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Just a quick heads up: Kev and I will be on “Ask The Blog Squad” duty over at True Value’s Facebook page tomorrow. (Tuesday, July 17) So if you’d like to throw any home improvement-related questions our way over there, we’ll do our best to answer them for ya! PS- This post is part of […]

This Tool Rocks (Swift Driver by Master Mechanic)


Remember those window treatments I blogged about the other day? Well, part of our 2012 DIY Blog Squad duties involved trying out a new tool from True Value, and since we used it to put those window blinds up, I thought this would be a good time to blog about it. It’s called the Swift Driver, […]

Hardwood Staining


The whole kitchen/laundry room floor redo ordeal started with Kev and his friend Jason busting up the old (unevenly laid) tile and (badly stained) grout that held it all in place… It was a super dirty job… …but they did eventually manage to git r’ dun. And like Kev mentioned in a previous post, the […]