Look what arrived on my doorstep the other day - an amazing prize pack from 3M that basically contains everything I need to tackle just about any DIY project this weekend. It's actually been awhile since I've gotten my hands dirty so to speak but there is a project I need to tackle soon and that is adding more book storage to Henry's room. At the moment, we don't have a dedicated space so there are literally books everywhere. I've been filing away images of bookshelves in children's room for awhile now. Here are a few that I like:
I think the first one might be a little bit out of my league but I might be able to manage one of the bottom two. In fact, the one on the right is a modified dish rack which I think is a brilliant idea. I could easily find a vintage dish rack and then refinish and paint it. My 3M sand paper and lead test would definitely come in handy for this project.
Do you have any DIY projects you're thinking of tackling this fall? I hope so because 3M has provided me with one of these prize packs to giveaway to one of my readers. This is what you will receive:
2 3M LeadCheck Swabs 1 Roll of Scotch Blue 3 Stages of Sanding (green, maroon, gold sandpaper) 1 gloves, respirator, eye wear
In order to participate you just need to provide your own example of Couple Speak. Couple Speak are those moments when what you say is not exactly what you mean. I'm sure there have been moments when you have been renovating with your partner when a tense situation is dissipated with a little constructive communication. For example, "Are you sure that's going to work?" which really means, "Are you crazy, that's never going to work!" To participate you just need to enter your own funny translation below.
Here are the rules:
1) Take part in the translation sweepstakes being hosted on the 3M Framework Facebook Page.
2) Post a comment on this blog post saying that you participated.
3) Your comment must include your translation.
It's a win- win situation. Basically, by participating you not only enter yourself in the giveaway to win the 3M prize pack on my blog but you also enter yourself to win $250 on the 3M Framework Facebook Page.
I should mention that there is also another part to this contest where you could win $5000. To enter you need to submit a video of you and your partner engaging in Couple Speak. All of the rules and details are on the 3M Frameworks Facebook Page.
Now enter away!Image credits: 1 - The Marion House Book 2 - Interior design - Kelly Wearstler - photo - Ammo books via lmnop blog. 3 - Interior design - Lisa Sherry via Lonny Magazine 4 - Martha Stewart