blogiversary giveaway no. 2

First things first, congrats to Jamie, the winner of last Monday’s giveaway.

As you may recall from last week, a little snafu resulted in my turning what was supposed to be one big blogiversary giveaway into four smaller giveaways that I’m stretching out to one per week until Christmas.

Today I’m giving away some amazing products from Fusion Mineral Paint.

First off, you’ll receive a jar of their gorgeous shade of green called Park Bench.

I absolutely love this color, especially on mid-century pieces.

Revisiting these pieces makes me realize I need to do some more Park Bench pieces this winter!

You’ll also receive a jar of my favorite shade of Fusion white which is Limestone.  It seems to me that most people go for one of the brighter whites like the Raw Silk or Casement, but I love using the Limestone.

It’s a warm creamy white that you can bring into a room without suddenly making the other whites look dingy.

You’ll also receive a 7 oz. jar of Fusion’s Clear Furniture Wax along with the Staalmeester Series 3600 #20 brush.

I initially thought this brush was for painting, but as it turns out I love it much more for applying Fusion wax.  Because the Fusion wax is a little bit softer than some of the other waxes on the market, you don’t need to apply as much pressure with your brush.  I feel like the longer bristles make it easier to avoid over-applying the wax.

Fusion has also included a tube of their Brush Cleaner for the giveaway.  This is my favorite product for cleaning brushes.  I use it all the time and have gone through countless tubes of it.  This is what my tube looks like most of the time …

It works for cleaning paint brushes and wax brushes.  If you haven’t tried it, you really need to ask Santa to put some in your Christmas stocking this year (here’s a handy link to give Santa so he can find either a local retailer or an online retailer).  That’s assuming you’ve been good of course and aren’t going to be just getting coal.

And of course, today’s prize includes new and unused versions of these things not my well-used versions that I’ve pictured above.

Finally, I’m also including some goodies I picked up on my recent trip including another gorgeous Italian decorating magazine, some Croatian chocolate and fantastic smelling soap.

So to recap, today’s prize includes:  the Italian magazine, the Croatian soap and chocolate bar, a 500 ml jar of Park Bench, a 500 ml jar of Limestone, a 7 oz. jar of Fusion’s Clear Wax, a tube of brush cleaner and the Staalmeester brush.

Thank you so much to Fusion Mineral Paint for supplying all of their products that I am giving away today!

The basic rules:  to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment of any kind on this blog post.  Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.  You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!

Normally I make a point of answering every comment left on my blog.  If someone takes the time to leave a comment, I like to acknowledge that.  I usually only get 10 to 20 comments so it’s easy to fulfill that promise.  But I suspect I’ll get a few more comments on this post so I’m going to warn you up front that I may not be able to answer each one, so I hope you guys will cut me some slack on that this week.

I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Friday, December 7, 2018 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).

The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $110, if the prize is not claimed by Sunday, December 9, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.

Good luck!

142 thoughts on “blogiversary giveaway no. 2

  1. This is so nice! I’ve not used Fusion before, but I love that green!
    Am using the flowering bulb transfers on a cabinet as I write!


  2. That Park Bench color is definitely one that really pops! I am not a MCM furniture gal, but seeing your pieces has won me over! I wish I could go back in time and have my parents bedroom suit. It was blond, but really cool and would look great with park bench!

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  3. When I bought my house 8 years ago the former owners left a mid century dresser behind in the attic. I suspect it was in there when they bought the house. It does make a nice way to store things but I would love to bring it out of hiding. I would love to try either the Park Bench or Limestone on it. It’s in great shape except for missing 2 draw pulls which is an easy remedy. Fusion paint is the way to go!

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  4. Cheating here a little bit, but….I’ve always thought green is God’s favorite color. He uses so much of it and no two greens “clash”. Each tree has its own green and compliments the one standing next to it and the grass it has around it. Doesn’t matter how many greens you put together it always works. What other color can you do that with? Just an old mind waundering……


  5. I really enjoy reading your blog Quandie! Your furniture makeovers are inspiring and you generously share your ideas, product tips and “how tos”. I love your travel blogs too! Thanks for all of your inspirational sharing!

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  6. Oh my goodness my mouth is watering over the mention of chocolate! Seriously I look forward to your blog each day!
    I love you style even if I don’t always comment! My bedroom floor is like your studio floor…grey and white!
    Smiles, alice


    1. Nice! I love that floor, but I’ve had a hard time keeping it clean because I’m constantly tramping in and out with dirty shoes. Hopefully you treat your bedroom floor better!


  7. So many wonderful things to win! I truly love Limestone. I had the color matched to paint by Sherwin Williams and had painters paint my built-in cabinet and window frames in it. It is a wonderful white. Thank you for doing this give away. It’s a great time of year to do it.

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  8. Hi Linda! I love your travel photos from Italy….makes me think that Genoa would be a splendid place to visit. And the Garden Bench Green seems like it would be a great candidate for our wicker porch furniture. Consider me entered, please!

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  9. Good stuff Miss Quandie! Veeeery intreeesting this Limestone………I’ve used Casement, but not Limestone……and I didn’t know about this brush cleaner. When I finally stop procrastinating I take my PILE of plastic-wrapped dirty brushes to the sink and give them a go with very hot water and a fork! Some are rescued back to normal, some are not. Does the brush cleaner really make it easier? Are do I just need to be more conscientious? Anyway……thanks!


    1. Yes, you definitely need to try the brush cleaner. Of course, the optimal thing would be to clean your brushes right away. But who am I kidding, some of my brushes spend several days inside a plastic baggie before I get to them. You can just use the brush cleaner and immediately clean the brush, or if the brush is in really bad shape you can smear it with the brush cleaner and then wrap it in plastic for another day or so and then clean.


  10. What a great giveaway! I love Park Bench because of YOU! Once I saw your MCM pieces in it, I wanted to try it, too, but haven’t yet. I’d love to try it!! SO GORGEOUS!! Thank you!!

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  11. You have the best giveaways and are so generous. I’d be tempted to keep it all for my own greedy self! I didn’t get the chance to comment on your last post but it applies to this post also. I love the recaps of previously done projects! You’ve been incredibly busy lately and the recaps are the next best thing to having you post a new furniture project. Keep them coming until you get a chance to breathe and rest up!


    1. Thanks Christie! I definitely won’t be matching last year’s number of Christmas projects this year. The holiday is approaching way too fast for that! So I’m glad you’re enjoying the recaps 😉


  12. Fusion paint is new to me, I think I’ll give it a try on a couple of pieces that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I think Fusion is a great choice for kitchen cabinets because it is washable even without an additional topcoat. So it saves both time and money being able to skip the added step of applying one. Of course, proper prep is very important with kitchen cabinets. You should sand them down and clean them really well with a grease cutting cleaner like Krud Kutter Kitchen Degreaser. We tend to get a lot of cooking grease on our kitchen cupboards and no brand of paint will stick well over grease, so you have to be sure to clean that off. Also, remember that the paint takes 21 days to fully cure, so during that time you should handle your cupboards gently.


  13. Hi, I am new to painting furniture and found your site about 2 months ago. I often keep coming back to see how
    you painted and finished your pieces. My favorites are the MCM that are painted Park Bench. I also have a French Provencial set that I want to paint and love what you did with the Verathane Sunbleached stain. Have taken a
    few cruises and am enjoying reading about your adventures. Thank you for all your posts and generous information
    that you provide.

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