Often times when we embark upon redo projects in our homes we complicate them with too many lofty ideas or impossible budgets and they fail to ever reach completion. The truth is that sometimes a simple coat of paint is all that is needed to transform a space, not to mention that painting is budget friendly and manageable from a time perspective.
There are several areas that need to be addressed in my home but the one that perhaps will be closest to my heart, and that I'd like to tackle first, is a new "big boy room" for my youngest little one.
Shhhhh... he doesn't know it yet, but as a surprise I'll be moving him into a bigger bedroom.
The room was previously shared by two of my older boys before they left for school, and it hasn't been painted in years. I'll be reusing their furniture and transforming the space with CIL Premium Paint and a few other minor details.
I'm a fan of CIL paint products because they were one of the first brands to remove harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), the paint is virtually odorless, easy to apply, scrubbable and is currently only $29 a can for their premium paint-primer combo in any sheen. Yes!
To kick off this project I'm excited to share that I'll be one of four Canadian Designers partnered with CIL Paint to tackle a space in our homes. It's called the Beauty on a Small Budget Challenge. All of us will be using CIL premium paint and will be posting regular updates. Use the hashtag #CILPremiumBeauty to follow the progress of my paint project and share your own paint redesign journey with me as well!
We'd love you to join in and tackle a space in your home too... join the conversation using #CILPremiumBeauty – choose a colour, ask design questions, and plan your paint project. Then, simply upload a photo of your completed space on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the can of CIL Premium paint you used and the #CILPremiumBeauty hashtag and you’ll be entered into the Beauty on a Small Budget contest!
For the grand prize, CIL Paint will pick one lucky winner who used CIL Premium to tackle a space in their home and posted it online to win a two-hour design consultation with the partnered designer from their region PLUS a $5,000 Home Depot gift card to put towards a home makeover!
In addition to all of this, to get you started I will be giving away a $250 Home Depot gift card so you too can pick up some CIL premium and get started! See below for entry details.
Ok here are the official contest details:
The Beauty on a Small Budget contest begins October 13, 2015 and runs until November 29, 2015.
Participants can enter this contest via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by posting a photo of their finished paint project with their can of CIL Premium paint and using the dedicated hashtag, #CILPremiumBeauty.
One entry is allowed per project, therefore if one person does more than one project they are eligible to enter more than once by posting the next project and using the #CILPremiumBeauty hashtag.
Once the contests close winners will be chosen via random draw. The grand prize will consist of a two-hour in home design consultation by a designer from the program and $5,000 in Home Depot gift cards.
CIL Premium paint can be purchased exclusively at The Home Depot and costs just $29 for a 3.78 L can, offering competitive market value for a quality product.
Detailed contest rules here
How to enter for the $250 Home Depot gift card to get your CIL Premium paint project started
To enter to win a $250 Home Depot gift card, simply share what CIL Premium paint project you'll complete using the hashtag #CILPremiumBeauty on Twitter tagging @ecmothdesign with a link back to this blog post. Entry open until Wednesday, October 19th, 2015 at 11:59pm, and I'll announce a winner on my blog on October 20th, 2015! Contest is open to Canadian residents. Recipient will be selected at random and gift card will be delivered via courier to the winner.
So go start dreaming up your Beauty on a Small Budget challenge project and good luck!