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. Paige says

    One thing I want to know is…

    If I will be able to get my new 80’s style town home to look like the 21st century!

  2. Danyl H says

    ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW IS- if Kim Kardashian’s new husband, Kris Humphries, is really as dumb as he sounds on TV.

  3. Lucy says

    ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW IS… why with houses is it always one thing or another? lol. each time something gets fixed, another thing pops up :)

  4. Kara says

    ONE THING I WANT TO KNOW IS…will hubby EVER put his dirty socks in the hamper instead of on the floor?

    Thanks for the chance to win this AWESOME prize!

  5. Eri says

    One thing I want to know is….will I ever learn to paint neatly? Bonus question….Will I survive my daughters junior high years?

  6. Stacia says

    would it have killed this previous home’s owner to have matched the hardware or outlets? One hallway . . . 5 different door knobs, 3 different colored outlets, oiy.

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