Fab Freebie: It’s A One-derful Life

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***

Thanks to random.org, our four winners are…Kathryn (who wants to know how long this paint will keep, since she’s in an apartment now), Kristen: Turning A House Into A Home (who wonders if it’s better to dust or vacuum first), Alisa Decatur (who’d like to get to the bottom of her daughter’s summer-time procrastination) and Kassie (who wants to know how much painting she’ll be doing when she buys a house). Congrats ladies!

Toss on some old clothes, because four of you are about to get painting. This week’s giveaway will cover everything you’ll need, starting with $60 worth of Olympic ONE paint. ONE is Olympic’s new paint + primer in… wait for it… one. It hides stains, resists mildew, and survives scrubbing. And at about $25 per can, you’ll be able to score at least two cans with your prize (and maybe even an extra quart).

But you can’t paint without the proper supplies, so the folks over at StackExchange are also hooking up our four lucky winners with a bunch of stuff that we hand-picked for ya (cause we paint kind of a lot, actually). So we know good rollers, Frog Tape, a drop cloth, and a short handled brush can come in handy. If you still need another boost to get painting, head over to one of StackExchange’s 50+ community-driven Q&A sites. Their DIY channel in particular is always abuzz with topics like “What is low VOC paint?” or “Can you paint a popcorn ceiling?

  • PRIZE: A $60 coupon for Olympic ONE paint and a big ol’ set of painting supplies (courtesy of StackExchange) including a complete 9-piece kit, extra rollers, a canvas drop cloth, an extendable roller frame, three rolls of Frog Tape, and (of course) a short-handled brush for cutting in.
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW IS” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … fill in the blank: what’s one big question you’re dying to know the answer to? Wanna know if there’s life on other planets? Would you love to hear the truth about an infamous conspiracy? Or maybe you’d be satisfied to get the real story behind the latest gossip headlines?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, August 24th at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 United States
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…

Note: We weren’t paid or perked for hosting this giveaway, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics courtesy of Lowe’s.


  1. Jane N says

    ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW IS . . . why I have cankles at 28 weeks and none of my other pregnant friends have them. Not fair! I miss my ankles!

  2. Erica says


    Honestly? I’m always curious about the whole “everything happens fro a reason” thing….do we end up where we were suppose to from the start?
    And of course the truth behind all the latest celeb gossip!

    • says

      Can you sand the texture off 75 yr old walls? Probably not completly. However, if you are very determined and resourceful, you can sand much of the texture down (probably not all since it’s likely embedded in the plaster) and then folow up with a skim coat of wall mud to make it baby-bottom smooth. When mudding, “frost” the mud in very light coats, let dry completely and then sand smooth. It will make a LOT of dust! Do not apply in thick, fat coats. Following that, you can prime and paint – or better yet, wallpaper! :)

  3. Sydney says

    One thing I want to know is… will I win this prize?? It would be great as we’ve been dying to paint our kitchen!

  4. Molly says

    ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW IS … where we’ll be living in a year’s time. We’ll be needing some new paint regardless!

  5. Kara says

    One thing I want to know is: which really came first, the chicken or the egg?

    such a great prize and awesome timing…I am about to repaint half of my house!

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