Hi! Did everyone have a great weekend? Watch the Superbowl? I totally did (if the halftime show with Madonna counts). I ate way too much food, which seems to be a common occurrence. But I got to play games with friends and we had a great time.
Just so we're clear, I'm not being paid (unfortunately) by anyone to write the nice things I'm going to write... but I'm definitely open to a sponsorship from one of the places and if I ever get one, I'll be totally brand loyal and write only things about that place. That said... Lowe's VS The Home Depot.
I love Lowe's. They used to have the cheapest spray paint and were only one mile from where I lived so I went there all the time. Their customer service is great (at least an my stores). I bought a palm sander last summer and a few months ago the metal grip that grips the sand paper loosened on one end so it wasn't sanding well. I just took it back and asked if they could do anything last month, well after their 90 day return policy. It took a few days of working with the "higher ups" but they were able to exchange it for me and now I have a sander that works!
The Home Depot is great too. Everyone is always so nice! We now live closer to one than to Lowe's so I often go there. We were there Saturday and found some metallic spray paint on clearance for $1.33. I bought 4 cans (and one bronze at normal price).
This is what I did with the bronze.
I found this sunburst mirror tutorial at A Mother and Daughter made out of dowel rods, 7" wood plaque, wooden nickles, 1" round craft mirrors, a candle mirror and glue. Their tutorial is great, so go there if you decide to do this. I used wooden skewers instead of dowel rods and a plate frame (I bought a bunch at a garage sale last summer) instead of the 7" wood plaque.
I have pinned so many projects that will keep me busy copying other people for years to come. I kid you not. If you want to follow me on Pinterest, click on that button over there to the right.