Coastal Bedroom Makeover - Olympic Paint -

We spent a hard-working 24 hour stretch this weekend finishing up a master bedroom remodel that had fallen into a bit of a dormant state for a “month or so”.

If I had known how easy this was going to be, I would never have let the half-finished state persist for as long as I did. But then again, if I hadn’t been contacted recently by the folks at Olympic Paints with an offer to try out their Olympic ONE paint and primer in one product, it wouldn’t have been as easy as it was by any stretch.

I’ve always been a believer in buying good paint but I haven’t always done it! That’s because “good paint” can cost big bucks and spreading paint that costs in the ballpark of $50 per gallon on my interior walls and trim just never could reconcile in my mind.

Olympic claimed that their Olympic ONE paint performed similarly to top shelf paints at about half the cost. When a brand reaches out to bloggers, it’s usually because they already know they have something great and they just want people to know about it.  So I decided to try it out and finish up the never-ending bedroom project in the process.

In a word… Wow!


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and after..

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The pictures show how great the project turned out.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to finally be waking up to a beautifully finished room (not that any room of mine will ever be truly done… as soon as I get things finished we start another remodel!).

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The paint looks great! But any paint can look good in pictures, eventually.

What you can’t see in the pictures is the process of getting from point A to point B. Did it involve two coats or five?  Did it require sanding and if so how much? How fast did the paint dry? How is the coverage per gallon? What does the finished surface feel like? Etc., etc., etc…

Here are a few things I noticed while using this paint for the first time. If you’re doing a painting project, just go by some and you’ll see. At $25.00 a gallon give or take, you won’t be sorry.

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RG Heaven on Earth Grill Area Refresh

There are things I enjoy; there are people I love; there are activities I’m good at. Then, there is the one thing that brings all good things together into a hot mess of pure joy… that one thing is Grilling.

I L-O-V-E to grill. I used to only just Love to grill (not all caps, no emphasis on each individual letter… big difference). But that all changed recently when I got my Big Red Egg. It’s a whole new world.

Weeds Be Afraid-4And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it did. Thanks to Spectracide sending me a bunch of awesome and Ready to Use Weed and Grass Killer I went out looking for areas that needed a little weed-killing and related TLC.  That’s how the whole Grill Area Refresh Project got started.  See the original murderous weed ending post here.

My Grill Area Was A Mess

I started off a few weeks ago by killing all the overgrown weeds dead.


That worked out fine… the weeds were plenty dead, but I still had a mess on my hands…



So today was the day to wrap it all up and finish the area. But I was lost. I needed some help because I knew I had a mess on my hands but I didn’t know what to do about it.  I was powerless against my junk. It really was a mini-episode of Hoarders. There was even some drama when Mrs. “I like things pretty” Layton told me I had to find a new home for the windsurfer, which I agree has seen better days.

I listened to her advice and, as you can see, I was happy I did… she actually got me to voluntarily stop for a picture, a sign I’m in a really happy place!

Remodeling Guy Happy Place

So I’ll let the pictures tell the tale and I’ll be back soon to talk in great depth about the wonders of my new grill.


Spectracide was a huge help on this project. Be sure to follow the Spectracide Facebook page for giveaways, savings and tips.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Spectracide. The opinions and text are all mine.

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