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Life is Better when Painted in Color, Don’t you Agree? These places were designed by the Most Creative and Opened Minds. If you’re one of those people who lust to escape from reality, like me… Let’s book our next trip together. So, what’s our destination? Poland, France, Portugal or Italy? Bon Voyage!

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As much as I love Color, I’ll Settle for Anywhere with Sun and Sand…

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Grab your Tanktop and Flipflops and Meet Me There….

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We wanted to help out a family transitioning into their new home by giving the boys their own KidFlipped space. Both boys have autism so the move was going to be a challenge.

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The idea was to create a unique, welcoming and fun environment these boys could settle and grow into. They each gave us their requests for a pirate and music room.

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We started transforming the rooms with paint before the family moved in. We painted over the existing wood trim and walls with fresh, soothing colors.

We are very creative when it comes to ideas & building. Using PVC piping, rope, canvas cloth & paint, we created the Pirate room. Our attention to detail & artistic touches make this room unique.

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The music room took on a whole other vibe with a floor to ceiling piano key accent wall and music notes made from PVC, accented with paint.

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While the family took off for an afternoon, we were able to put all the finishing touches in the rooms.

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Now it was time for the BIG REVEAL!

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Seeing the looks on their faces and the excitement in their smiles is what KidFlipped is all about!

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Did you catch our last Kid Flipped space? Peyton’s Superhero room.

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For more info on Kid Flipped, visit our website www.kidflipped.com

Did Someone Say Flipping????

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We got the Call-Back and had our second Interview.

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The application process took hours and hours to complete. But we finally got through it and even had enough energy left over to throw a little humor into our Team Picture.

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This hour long interview was by Skype so there was no need to travel. Our interviewer was a young women who was very serious so we needed to work hard to bring our best energy and enthusiasm to make her smile and laugh. She asked us a series of questions then asked us to interview separately. I feel the interview went really well. Now they will be reviewing our applications and portfolios. We were told if we were still being considered we would hear back from them before the end of September. Fingers Crossed!!!

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What is Flipping the Block?

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HGTV chooses 4 teams of 2 to compete against each other. Last season they were flipping condos but today, we were told Season 2 will be flipping Beach houses in LA.

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The host is Josh Temple and the judges are Nicole Curtis, Scott McGillivray and David Bromstad.

Every 4-6 days, the teams are given a budget and a section of the home to renovate. The idea is to add equity and to use your skills & creativity to make the biggest impact that would appeal to the real estate buyers. The houses are then put up for auction to determine the winner. The winning team could walk away with as much as $60,000.

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After stumbling across the open casting call a few days ago, I pitched the idea to my new business partner, Derek Yates. We are co-creators of “Kid Flipped” a new business we are collaborating to bring Fun, 3-D themed spaces to your Kid’s Rooms. After getting clearance from his amazing wife, Jen, who just gave birth to their 3rd child last week, we were off to New York to audition for the show.

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Just being in this big city was so amazing. We found so many inspiring ideas for Kid Flippers here. This was a perfect example of what Kid Flipped is all about…

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For more info on “Kid Flipped” visit our Facebook page.

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Don’t let my partner’s goofiness fool you.

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Underneath his craziness and all jokes aside, he is a Beast when it comes to working hard & getting things done. He’s a MACHINE! Together, we can mastermind crazy ideas and make them real. We have the skills and creativity to be a Power Force and “Kid Flipped” is already skyrocketing. Derek is able to knock the seriousness off my strictly business attitude and is constantly reminding me to stop, have fun & eat a cheeseburger once in awhile…. and that impresses me!

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Our personalities & talent have pushed us onto the next round for a second interview. We are hoping this could be a great opportunity to expose our new collaboration and a jump start to many more exciting things ahead.

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of course Derek had to add something comedic in the back of our portfolio. I wouldn’t expect anything less…
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Fall is here! It’s time to get Fall-ified!

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Using some of my favorite products by Benjamin Moore, I’m showing you how you can Fallify your home’s interior & exterior all in one weekend.

What you’ll need:

2-3 inch flat or angled sash latex brush
2 containers to pour paint.
9 inch 3/8 nap roller cover with roller frame
3″ mini roller with mini roller frame
Paint tray with liners
paint opener
white charcoal pencil
Scotch Blue painter’s tape
measuring tape
180 grit sandpaper
rags
dropcloths or plastic to protect your surface
level
Benjamin Moore’s #132 Tangerine Zing in a flat Finish (base color)
Benjamin Moore’s Copper Metallic Glaze

Now let’s get started..

Step 1
Give walls a light sand & wipe away dust with a damp rag.

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Cut in your edges using the base color “Tangerine Zing” with a paint brush. (Refer to my video “How to Paint a Wall” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoFqX2m8guY )

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Step 2
Using a 7″ Roller, roll out the base color onto the wall. Allow to dry completely and apply a second coat if needed. Allow to dry over night.

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Step 3
Use a measuring tape to measure out the height of your wall, divide into 5 equal parts marking your points.

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Step 4
With a white charcoal stick (or pencil) and a level, draw out your 4 horizontal lines

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Step 5
Using ScotchBlue painter’s tape, tape off every other stripe.

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It should look something like this.

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Step 6
Using the Copper Metallic Glaze, brush in the corners that are hard to reach with the roller

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Using the mini-roller, roll on the Copper Metallic in a V-pattern. (Don’t worry that it is not covering completely, it will cover better with the second coat) Allow 1-2 hours in between coats.

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Step 7
Gently remove the Painter’s Tape while the Paint is still wet.

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If there’s any bledding edges, simply touch it up using a little of the base color.

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You now have a Stunning new feature wall.

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Just add some finishing touches to complete your Fallify-ing new space.

But why stop there?

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Let’s bring some of this Excitement to the Exterior

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Clean your Surface from Grease & Dirt by washing it down with a mild cleaner.

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Sand the surface lightly with 180 grit sandpaper.

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Remove dust with a damp cloth and tape off any surface you don’t want to get painted.

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Using an exterior latex in a low luster finish, apply multi-coats until your color is desirable.

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Benjamin Moore’s Aura is my favorite paint to use on exterior doors. It goes on smooth & always has amazing coverage.

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Always paint in the direction of the grain.

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Now for the fun part..

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Add in some of your favorite fall accessories to give your home that instant curb appeal.

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I love decorating with antique boxes. It adds charm and character.

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Take the time and add some of your own personality to your entryway

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Fall has never been so FUN! Hope you enjoyed this diy project and thanks for stopping by.

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Tired of Boring Walls?

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It’s time to Wake Them Up!

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With a little imagination…

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you can bring out YOUR OWN inner creativity.

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Color Drench your walls in fun shapes and patterns.

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Using a soft white pastel stick, just have fun with it, it’s easy to erase if you make a mistake.

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Take an old piece of furniture and give it a Facelift.

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Now this makes a Statement!

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The perfect “Blank Canvas”

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It’s always those unexpected places that make the biggest impact!

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Now this once boring wall is now Alive and Drenched in Color.

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Loving the Energy! My kids are already asking what color the wall will be next week…. Hmmmm, you’ll just have to wait and see.

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