Fab Freebie: Sunny Side Up

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries.***

If you’re a Richmonder, you might’ve already deciphered that the Sunny mentioned in this morning’s Reader Redesign is none other than local paint heroine Sunny Goode. Heck, even non-locals with a good memory might have picked up on it since Sunny’s name has popped up more than once on YHL, like when we house crashed this Domino-featured home that sported Sunny’s signature stenciled paint treatment on her floors:

Or when we dropped in on her store, Sunny’s Goodtime Paints, a couple of years ago:

Plus we even got to sneak a peek of one of her newest creations: the floor at the soon-to-be open children’s consignment boutique called Clover located in Richmond’s Carytown district. Sidenote: we’ll be showcasing even more inspiration from this stunning shop soon because it’s chock full of awesome (and doable!) ideas.

But in case you’re still in the dark about just how talented and inspiring Sunny is, allow us to shine a little light on the subject. Sunny serves up a boatload of tools and inspiration to make your next paint job work a little harder when it comes to creating a more unique, playful, personal, and beautiful space. We know her best for her stencils, color washes, and stains- which can bring some much-needed pattern to a blank floor or wall. But she’s also got monograms, decals, and even two books (Paint Can! and its kid-tastic sidekick).

So because Sunny has so much fun stuff to dish out, we’re excited to announce that TWO lucky winners will score an $100 shopping spree. So you have the chance to snag whatever goodies catch your eye on her site the most! And the rest of you will be able to cash in on a pretty sweet discount too (stay tuned for those details on Thurs). But enough jibber-jabber. Here are all the deets:

  • PRIZE: $100 towards anything from Sunny’s Goodtime Paints
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “SHINE ON ME!” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … help us get the creative painting juices flowing and share your favorite use of paint (whether it’s something you’ve done or just something you’ve seen). Is it a surprisingly stellar color combo? An object that was totally transformed by a few brushstrokes? Or perhaps a painted pattern or stencil that really make the room?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, July 21st at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The lower 48 United States
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!

See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics courtesy of Sunny’s Goodtime Paints.


  1. Michele Daggar says

    SHINE ON ME! Wow am I first? I love to paint the backs of cupboards & cabinets (gee … I wonder where I got that idea????

  2. Megan says

    As a gift to my pairents I painted an accent wall in their bedroom with stripes. I used a metallic chocolate color and a creamy yellow, it really warmed up the space.

  3. Ali Brewer says


    I dont think i’ve ever been the first to post- cool~

    I painted just the “L” shaped wall in our living room with a fun blue color and kept the rest neutral. Now if I ever get tired of it, I just have to paint that one wall vs. the whole living/dining area!

  4. Tricia says

    Shine on me…..my favorite use of paint is ALWAYS mural in childern’s rooms. I find that it is a more creative way of decorating than prefab stick-ons or art.

  5. Hope says

    “SHINE ON ME!”

    For now all I can think of is painting the walls..which is why I need some creative inspiration! :)

  6. Stefanie says


    I love love love a beautiful design on any wall. I am always inspired by simple bold stripes or a even a stencil pattern!

  7. Krista D. says


    I’m slowly learning how color can affect a room. I have big plans for our master bedroom! I’d like to paint wide strips on one wall in the same color, but in different finishes (like, eggshell and high gloss). Wish me luck!

  8. Melissa says


    I think the stencils are very cite if used sparingly. I also love me a painted ceiling!

  9. Meagan says


    I love the idea of taking different styles of vases, vessels, etc. and painting them all one color to tie them together. Great idea.. especially for weddings!

  10. Star Bossom says


    I love then people paint an image on wooden furniture and the images negative space is the wood grain. This is a great idea for those pieces that are in less than steller condition.

  11. Erin C. says

    SHINE ON ME! One of my favorite paint transformations was painting my dining room chairs a sunny yellow. It makes that room so much more fun to eat in!

  12. Lindsey says

    Shine on Me!

    I am renting right now so unfortunately cannot paint…I am full of ideas for when we do become homeowners!

  13. cynthia G. says

    “SHINE ON ME!” Anxious to paint my dining room chairs – hoping that it will transform them.

  14. Tiffani says


    Our latest paint project was the back patio. We painted it with a light olive stain to compliment the brick of the house and landscaping.

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