Saturday, August 6, 2011

Omigosh...we won!!!

Okay, today is August 6th., and I've just received news that I WON the Chair Affair sponsored by Anne Skougard of California!!!

I am absolutely positively FLABBERGASTED!!! This means that I receive one quart of my very favourite and utterly FABULOUS Annie Sloan Chalk Paint every month for a year!! Now, this might not seem like a big deal to some folks...but it sure IS to ME!! I have to order my paint online, and between shipping and customs, it ends up costing me well over fifty dollars a quart (ummm...and really worth every penny, in case you're wondering...don't forget...no primer or sanding required...WOOT!).

AAAAND...several NEW COLOURS have just been released.

Oh my oh my oh my...BE STILL MY HEART!!! Can you tell I'm EXCITED!?

If you haven't tried this paint yet, and if you enjoy upcycling furniture...you just HAVE to try it. I order mine directly through Anne...right here...fast shipping for the impatience in me (lol)

Okay...my little grandson is saying "Breathe Grammie, just breathe!"(lol)

Here's a link to the original post for the stools I upcycled for the boys. In case you hadn't read that, must tell you a little about them...bear with me...there's a reason for telling you!

My grandchildren, like all kids, have unique little personalities, and I have "Grammie names" for each of them. Connor (middle boy in the pic) is our "nitro boy," into EVERYTHING and always going a mile a minute! So HIS Grammie name is "My little Hurricane."


The third boy in the pic is Avery, quieter, contemplative, and loves being with Grammie (THANK YOU God!), doing anything at all. When he was tiny, he'd call me "Bubbie," so that eventually became my Grammie name for HIM..."My little Bubbie."

The oldest is Morgan...first boy in the pic...a "glass-half-empty" kind of boy (lol) who has to know where EVERYBODY is, EVERY minute of the day. When he was a wee toddler, he liked to actually be physically connected to one of his parents every waking moment, so he was quickly dubbed "My little Shadow."


Here are the boys and their finished stools:

Now why did I need to repeat the post about their personalities? Because twenty minutes after I wrote this post, we were all on our way to Sick Kids' Emergency, where we spent three hours waiting for Connor (the Hurricane...remember!?) to brave his way through several stitches in his chin after a nasty "wipe-out"on his bike.

As I told him how brave he was, he said "Gwammie, I'm not afwaid of ANYsing!"

Yep...my little nitro boy does it again!

As soon as we were done at emerg, he said "Can we please have LUNCH now!?"

THANKS for visiting today! I'll be away from my blog for a couple of weeks, as I'm taking the boys to an oceanfront cottage on Prince Edward Island, leaving tomorrow morning.

THANK YOU so much for visiting us today! It's been an eventful one!

27 comments:

  1. Congrats Deborah! I just went to that website where you order your paint and you stool picture with the grandkids is on their site! What a great summer you have with these little dynamos. I have three boys and we have had our stitches and wipe outs! LOL Thanks for linking it with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  2. Congratulations! What fun to think of a year's worth of projects ahead!

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  3. Congratulations! Just started following you and what joy! Can't wait to see more of the paint on your pieces. The stools and the boys are adorable, what a memory for them.

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  4. I'm so jealous! I have not used it because of shipping and the price....someday I will hopefully have someone local who will sell it.

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  5. Congratulations! Such a cute project and such cute inspirations!

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  6. i'm new to your blog and can I just say how much i LOVE IT. re-purposing is my new favorite thing and BONUS i've been wanting to use a paint and wax treatment on a desk i've been hiding in my closet but no one new the brand of wax i wanted or really what i was talking about and now i do FROM YOU!!

    much love, me

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  7. Congratulations! and thanks for the tip on the paint. I've never refinished furniture, but a paint that doesn't require sanding or priming goes to the top of my list!

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  8. Congrats! I think they are adorable, the stools and the boys. Glad to hear the Hurricane will be ok. A childhood isn't lived fully without a chin scar!

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  9. Congratulations!!! That is so super exciting and what an incredible prize! You totally rocked this one and deserved to win for sure. :-) Thanks so much for sharing your exciting news with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  10. That's a major 'yahoo'! Good for you!

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  11. Congrats on your win! I haven't tried chalk paint yet. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my rocking chair makeover!

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  12. Lucky duck! What a dream come true. So jealous. Thanks for dropping by and checking out my frenchy chairs.

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  13. What a lovely post....you sound like an awesome grandma! Congrats on winning the giveaway. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. Congratulations!!!! I have been swooning over your stools for a while and have book marked them in the hopes that I will eventually have more than one grand-child!

    Enjoy all your wonderful paint!!!!

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  15. Congrats Deborah! Great stools for those adorable boys.

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  16. Congrats on the win!!! If you get a chance I would love you to link your stools up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  17. Congrats on the win! And hugs to your little grandbabies, esp the Hurricane! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

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  18. doing a happy dance for you!!!!!! so exciting!

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  19. That is awesome! Congatulations! And I can totally see why you won - what a great idea.

    Congrats congrats congrats!

    David

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  20. Congrats on winning the contest & the paint. I'd be so excited too! You're such an awesome Grammy & I'm sure you are making a wonderful difference in the lives of those darling boys. Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  21. Isn't it amazing how a nickname gets picked? We have Subby (aka Jib-Jib), Bo-bo, and Tahbees (who used to be Tayvies). ALL not the real names. I like the cute stools! It is such a good idea and makes a great converstaion piece. Andrea @ townandprairie

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  22. Oh man I missed this post -- that is totally awesome about the paint!!!! so jealous!

    and the boys - yes it's just never ending. they look like they had a good summer. So glad mine ar back in school now! :)

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  23. Congratulations!
    Congratulations!
    Congratulations!

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  24. Love the story, the stools, and the fact that you won! Woot!

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  25. Holy wow. Every month for a year?! I have three colors I'm dying to try, but not sure I'd use enough to make it worth it. Hope you try some fun hues.

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