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:
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:
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:
The hardware section alone would take me an hour to go through. I have never seen such a selection anywhere:
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!:
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!:
- All Bower Power
The Handyguys Podcast
The Lettered Cottage
Joey and Lana Make a House a Home
The DIY Show Off
Be sure to check out their True Value projects over the coming months! (I know I will!)
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!