Friday, August 6, 2010

True Value DIY Blog Squad!

Hello there!! I am so thrilled to tell you about a fun partnership that’s been in the works for the past few weeks. I’ve been chomping at the bit to tell you!  :)

I am very pleased to announce that TDC is one of the ten DIY blogs involved with the True Value DIY Blog Squad:

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When the folks at True Value asked me if I wanted to be involved with this project, I may or may not have squealed (just a little), danced a happy dance (in my car) and then said YES PLEASE, thankyouverymuch! :)

You all know the hardware store is pretty much my very favorite place to be. Well, besides home. And New York City.

Anyway, it’s is right up there. A trip to a store with nothing but tools, paint supplies and endless possibilities makes me a very happy chick.

I remember going to True Value stores with my Dad when I was young, so going back is a tad bit nostalgic for me. They just ooze friendly, happy, small-town kind of place. You know what I’m talking about? The kind of place that has free popcorn right when you walk in the door:

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I mean, really. You serve me free popcorn and I’m yours for life. :) The location I visited last week is in a small town, and the staff was so friendly, I felt like they knew me personally. (And no, I did not wear a sign that said “I’m a part of the DIY Blog Squad!!!,” even though I kinda wanted to.) I grew up in small towns (Channeling John Mellencamp right now – I lived in his small town for years. :) ) and there’s just something about the True Value experience that took me back 25 years to my childhood.

Well, let’s get to the goodies, shall we? I have to say, I was SO thrilled at the selection!! I mean, it was crazy good.

I’m warning you…many of you DIYers out there going to pass. out. from glee when I show you the spray paint selection. I could not believe how many options were on the shelf:

spray paint!Told you, CRAZY GOOD. :) I couldn’t even get all of them in the shot – it was a whole wall of spray paint Squeezies! It just doesn’t get any better!

GLEE!!!

The hardware section alone would take me an hour to go through. I have never seen such a selection anywhere:

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Ack!! Nuts! I was in heaven! There was more too – way more!

There were tools galore, power tools (swoon), a fantastic outdoor section, (including a full nursery!) and even an aisle of kitchen supplies!:

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I only left because my child wanted to eat. I could have stayed for hours. ;)

So over the next few months, I’ll be sharing some fun DIY and home improvement projects using supplies from True Value. (Squeal!)

I have some great projects in mind, but I’d love to hear your thoughts as well! Is there a home improvement project you want to attempt but aren’t sure how to do it? Is there a tool you’d like to learn more about that I haven’t used? If there’s something I can help you learn, I’d love to try!

There are a number of fantastic blogs involved in the DIY Blog Squad!:

Be sure to check out their True Value projects over the coming months! (I know I will!)

You can also find out more about all of our projects when you follow True Value on Facebook and Twitter.

I am so excited for this opportunity, my mind is positively swimming with ideas. Let me know if you have any as well!

*I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.*

**Stay tuned for a great giveaway this weekend!

35 comments:

  1. I love True Value! The people are SO helpful and they seriously have everything.

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  2. I love True Value. I hate, hate, hate those huge stores. I know you can find lots of cool things at them but you can also get totally lost. I like that TVH has just about everything I need and really nice folks who help me find it.

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  3. What a great opportunity! I look forward to seeing your posts :)

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  4. Congrats!

    And True Value has a small piece of my husband's heart every time we walk in to the aroma of freshly-popped popcorn! :)

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  5. Welcome to the Squad my friend- can't wait to see what you whip up! :-)

    Kevin & Layla

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  6. Congrats on the partnership! And I know exactly what you your blog post says about the small town hardware feeling. Though I live in the city, the store around the corner treats me like I'm sheriff of Mayberry.

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  7. You are right I was about to pass out when I saw the selection of spray paint. I was just lamenting about not being able to find the right colors for my playroom re-do. I'm sad to say that I have never been to a True Value store...YET!!! You bet I will be finding one here and visiting it very soon now that the kids are back in school!!!

    Thanks so much for posting! Can't wait to see the stuff that you do!

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  8. AWESOME! Congrats!

    I already follow two other selected blogs (in addition to this one, obvs.), so I'm gonna have all sorts of True Value ideas coming my way! Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

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  9. Wooooooooohoooooooo, yay for you!

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  10. congratulations! Can't wait to see what you come up with...

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  11. Congratulations; I'm so excited for you!

    Sue
    xo

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  12. Seems to be the theme amongst several blogs I follow today! LOL Congrats!!

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  13. True Value also has great sleds for the winter months. Whhhhhhheeeeeeeeeee!

    Di

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  14. Don't forget to mention that they rent stuff out! 2 months ago we rented a bobcat and a tiller for a very good price from True Value, just yesterday we rented a 10' step ladder b/c all we had was 6'. We love our True Value here in Brandon, SD!

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  15. Congratulations! It's been fun reading all the announcements today. Can't wait to see what you get to do.
    Blessings!

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  16. ::starts slow clap::

    Bravo! :) Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  17. this must be the most basic, dumbest DIY question there is, but here it goes: I recently re-purposed an old wood patio table and benches and made them into shelves. The only problem is that I don't know how to put the shelves up! Is a corbel good enough? :)

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  18. Look like you and Centsational Girl have twin posts today. Congratulations! I'm only a little bit jealous. (actually a lot). I haven't seen a True Value for years. When I was younger our family friend owned the TV in our small town. For years my mom only used thier paint. It's too bad TV is as common as it use to be. I'll have to find the closest because you are right, the people there are so friendly and helpful. The other bonus it doesn't take like 10 minutes to walk from one side of the store to the other. ( I think you know who I'm talking about, starts with and H and ends in an ome Depot.)

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  19. Congratulations! Looking forwarding to what you do! I have a TV about 10-12 minutes - yes, I've timed it - from my house! No Hobby Lobbies that I can find in CT, but we DO have TV!

    Guerrina in Ledyard, CT

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  20. Congrats!!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  21. I've never been in a True Value (do they even have one in Utah?) I may have to find out.

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  22. CONGRATS!!!!
    I am constantly in our True Value typically mid project and in a bind with paint, spackling, glue, etc all over me ! Luckily, they are only half a mile away! I can't wait to see what you do!

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  23. awwww awesome post! it's lana from www.joeyandlana.com, follow blog squadien. we were just checking out everyone's page and we wanted to say hi! :)

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  24. Hi there! I just discovered your blog today and I am a new follower. You inspire me! I am so broke but am in the process of renovating my new home. I'll be checking in for clever ideas. If you find some time check me out occasionally! www.manymomentsofme.blogspot.com I am a new blogger...yay!!

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  25. Congratulations! Wow, this is fantastic news. I am very happy for you. I am going to check out the other bloggers, just to see if they understand what a big deal this is. (I am NOT being sarcastic. Envious, yes, but I really am happy for you.)

    When I grow as a blogger I want to be considered for cool stuff like this as well.

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  26. Congratulations, I really can't wait to see what you do and learn from it! I am enjoying entering into this whole world of building things and enjoying some fun successes!

    On another note, are you attending Blissdom this year? I just decided to go and would enjoy meeting you! Janell

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  27. I love the variety even in a small store like True Value. Congrats on this. It IS pretty awesome. Have fun with it.!

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  28. First, congrats!! I can't wait to see your projects.

    And second... Shut up! I cannot believe the spray paint section!!! I am always so disappointed in the selections at other stores. I must get myself to that store this week. And the knob section. I've been searching for a specific kind of knob for my cabinets for over a year. I must go for those 2 things.

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  29. First, congrats!! I can't wait to see your projects.

    And second... Shut up! I cannot believe the spray paint section!!! I am always so disappointed in the selections at other stores. I must get myself to that store this week. And the knob section. I've been searching for a specific kind of knob for my cabinets for over a year. I must go for those 2 things.

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  30. I'm loving the hardware too. I searched high and low at hobby lobby and never found the perfect knobs...I need to find a selection like this. It's been too long since I've dropped by, I've got catching up to do. HUGS!
    Aimee

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  31. Our True Value is small and it's been there 'forever' and the staff are really knowledgeable and friendly - we like to shop locally and try to avoid the 'impersonal, walk a mile, staff haven't got a clue' kind of hardware stores, so True Value is perfect for our little home repairs!

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  32. I love ths smaller hardware stores like True Value... I don't get lost!

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  33. Ok, so I have to find a True Value for all that SPRAY PAINT!!! I would be in heaven! :)

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  34. Dude, I am so jealous. The spray paint selection almost made my freakout.
    What are you going to make first!!?!??!!?

    www.readydressedgo.blogspot.com

    hugs, Vanessa

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I LOVE your comments, thank you! (I read every single one.)

If you have a specific question I will do my best to answer you back here! Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.

THANKS so much for reading!