Console DIY + $250 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

A few weeks ago I accepted a challenge.  I accepted the #BountyChallenge .  Bounty Challenge? Yes, the Bounty Paper Towels we all know & love proposed a task to myself & a few other bloggers to create a mess & clean it up with their paper towels.  Quite honestly, there is always a mess at our home so this was an easy decision to make.

As we had just sold our Green Dresser, I knew I wanted a console in its place.  However, the console I wanted only came in a desk size.  Too big for our location.  So what's a girl to do?!  Build her own using the Jacqui Desk from Bungalow5 as my inspiration:

Luckily my friend Rayan over at The Design Confidential already had a step by step plan worked out.  After a little modification to achieve the exact size we needed, we followed her plan & materials list to the T! 

We built our table out of MDF.  And if you have ever worked with MDF before, you know that once you have a cut edge, the exposed edge stays a little fuzzy, even after sanding.  Here is a trick on how to achieve a smooth finish... All you have to do is spread on a thin layer of either Dry Wall Spackle or Joint Compound.  Once that is dry you simply sand that down to a smooth surface.  That way the edge is sealed & ready to add your finish without absorbing all of the paint!


But for anyone who has ever sanded Spackle before, you know what a powdery mess it leaves.  Not good for trying to achieve a smooth painted finish.  My favorite fix for this is to brush as much of the powder off as possible with a dry Bounty Paper Towel & then finish with a lightly dampened one to pick up all of the extra pieces.  (Emphasis on "lightly" dampened!)


Now I was fully expecting to have a huge mess for the Bounty Paper Towels to clean after painting... but I had next to no mess thanks to my new paint sprayer.  (Click here to read/see all about the paint sprayer goodness!)  But if you are painting & end up with more paint on everything except your piece, here is a quick video showing how Bounty does the job at cleaning up a paint filled mess.

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Ready to see our new console!?




While it has a few wonky places on it... mostly because our sander bit the dust mid project & I had to do the rest by hand, I am very pleased with the results!  Plus the price tag doesn't hurt either.  We completed the project for around $50.  For that price, I went crazy bold with the color! I figured I could always paint it again.




Now is your chance to take on the #BountyChallenge yourself!  Proctor & Gamble & The Home Depot have paired up to send you 2 Rolls of Bounty Paper Towels & a $250 Home Depot Gift Card so you can create your own mess! (& clean it up of course!)  Pretty fun right?!?

Simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below to enter.  (If you do not see the Rafflecopter, you might try another browser.)

207 comments:

  1. With a 6, 5, and two almost 3 year olds, I always have a mess

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  2. As much as we love our yellow lab, Sawyer, he makes a huge mess while lapping up fresh water! I'm always wiping up puddles of water...

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  3. It's absolutely gorgeous Kristin! I didn't think your space there could get any better, but this new set-up is really fun!

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  4. I have three boys and should carry a holster with paper towels - mud, frogs, you name it! Fun giveaway, love the table!!!

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  5. I have the messiest little 8 year old on the planet....we always need paper towels!

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  6. With two hounds, I'm always cleaning up some kind of mess! :)

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  7. Paper towels sure run out fast around the apartment; pretty much the whole kitchen gets a wipe down once a day!

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  8. Sqeeeeeeeeaaaalllll! I'm sooooo proud of you!! And your finish is flawless! Love the color! Hugs...Xx

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  9. I have 8 paws in my house... so there's always something to clean up! :(

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  10. I have 8 paws in my house -- so there's always something to clean up! :)

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  12. I have 3 boys... They are walking messes! I'll keep them clean lol!

    Kristin this table is beyond fabulous my dear!!! BEYOND!!!!

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  13. I would clean up the food my dog spills whenever he eats.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  14. Our kitchen always has a mess in it to clean up!

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  15. This looks totally amazing. I am so impressed. Hugs, Marty

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  16. I love the color you used! What a great piece!

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  17. A dog, two cats and a bunny... furry, messy house :(

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  18. I'm in love with the table! I've pinned this...it's now on my DIY list!

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  19. I have a 19 month old running around! Plenty of messes to clean!

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  20. I'd clean up my deck. We live near a foundry, so after a week or so it gets covered with a grayish-black soot. Not pretty!

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  21. Two cats, a dog, and a messy husband. Enough said.

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  22. I would clean up the textured bathroom walls I'm about to demo, and use them to spruce up the place after the redo!

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  23. I use so many paper towels, mostly to clean up the mess our blender makes every morning.

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  24. I love the console and the color!

    I would use the paper towels to clean up after my new puppy. I seem to be doing that a lot latelty for the little puddle pants. :)

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  25. All the wallpaper and popcorn ceiling removal mess in our new house!

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  26. All the messes my 3 year old makes! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. well around here it's usually dog puke or a kid spill! ;)

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  28. I'm constantly cleaning up after 2 dogs, a baby and my husband. I have way too much glass furniture... Fingerprints everywhere.

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  29. I would replace the faucet in my master bath, and we all know how messy that can be!

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  30. Home Depot is right up the street from me, so I already spend way too much time & money there... My husband would love it if I was spending a gift card instead, haha :)

    I'm scraping popcorn ceilings, mudding, sanding, priming & painting all 2000 square feet of our house, so you'd better believe I would use those paper towels in every step listed above!

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  31. I'm constantly cleaning up after my 2 dogs, baby and hubby.

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  32. I would clean up our balcony with some Bounty!

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  33. P.S. I LOVE the console!! It looks fabulous. Makes me want to build one too!

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  34. Love that yellow - what color is that?

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  35. Bounty in the kitchen! For sure! The best way to clean up food mess!

    The console looks GREAT!!!

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  36. I would clean up our soon to be guest bedroom that currently houses our rather large dog child.

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  37. We would clean up the kitchen...we eat in there all the time.

    And great color choice for the console table!

    ~Stephanie

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  38. I would clean the table and floors in the kitchen after my kids eat their meals... they always leave a mess.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  39. I would clean up our patio furniture!

    stefanik108@frontier.com

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! We clean up glass (windows). :)

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  41. i would clean up our ugly utility room!

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  42. That console is amazing. Great job! Love the vibrant green color.

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  43. I'm in the middle of a drywall project myself...I'm gonna need a lot of paper towels! ;)

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  44. Bounty paper towels to the rescue at grangma's house after the three young grandkids eat spaghetti. You would think there was a food fight.

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  45. Bounty paper towels are great for clean up in the kitchen - perfect for oil messes and dropped eggs.

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  46. I need a console in my hallway and I'm totally loving this diy!

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  47. I love the bright green! Also, I use these paper towels for projects all over my home. They are the best!

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  48. paper towels are a must for kitchen messes! my husband is a messy cook :).

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  49. Love the console! And soaked paper towels are the ONLY way I can get the dried baby food off the white tile in my kitchen!!!

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  50. I am working on painting an armoire as we speak and could definitely use Bounty paper towels to clean up the huge mess!

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  51. I am currently painting an armoire and would use the Bounty paper towels to clean up the huge mess it makes!

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  52. I love the console, great job!

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  53. I have 4 kids, so everything is a mess!

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  54. my backyard table area needs lots of revamping!

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  55. Your table rules. Seriously and I'm in love with the color!
    (I have the biggest messes with my cats and kids, yuck)

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  56. In our apartment, I'm always using paper towels to wipe down windows, kitchen counters, sinks, and anything else you can think of. With all my diy projects it can get a little messy in our neck of the woods!

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  57. Fingerprints on my glass topped table!
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  58. My poor 15 year old cat had to have her teeth removed - long story. When she eats her minced food, it gets everywhere! Bounty cleans it up in one swipe!

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  59. Bounty Paper Towels can help with food mess DDs made daily.

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  60. Bounty pick a size are my FAV! Have a roll in each bathroom, upstairs craft room, kitchen and garage. Can't live without them. Carolyn

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  61. I have three boys under 7 so there is no limit to the messes I could use those paper towels for!

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  62. Bounty all the way! Kiddo and her friends.

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  63. My son is only 11 months old but WOW is he messy! I love it and thankfully things like Bounty towels help clean things up!

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  64. I am constantly picking up after two dirty boys in my house!!

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  65. I'm in the middle of a sanding/painting project that needs LOTS of paper towels!

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  66. I love bounty paper towels for cleaning my mirrors, windows and glass topped furniture! Great giveaway! Hope I win!
    Kara

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  67. We are working on finishing our basement ourselves which means constant dust footprints throughout our house due to kids running up and down - I would, no doubt, need some paper towels to wipe up my floors :)

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  68. just love this! love bounty, get them at costco...it's all we buy! thanks for the opportunity!

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  69. I bake a lot and use paper towels to wipe up the mess from eggs, flour and other baking ingredients.

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  70. I would clean up the millions of messes my kids make:)

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  71. My dog is such a messy drinker so I'm always cleaning up her eating area.

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  72. The table is gorgeous! I don't have a paint sprayer so Bounty would be right there.

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  73. I'm a very messy cook. My kitchen could use some Bounty towels!

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  74. with my 2 dogs there is always a mess to clean!

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  75. I'm getting a new puppy in a couple of weeks, so I'm sure I'll need Bounty for that! :)

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  76. I use lots of Bounty paper towels cleaning up after my four legged family members and my feathered family members.

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  77. LOVE your console! The lines and color are perfection!! Also love your black grasscloth (saw in instagram that you painted :) Such a great contrast!

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  78. I love that color!

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  79. two toddlers and an infant! always cleaning up messes.

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  80. I like using Bounty to clean my bathroom. Holds up to scrub the grime, and can be trashed when I'm done.

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  81. I love this vignette and your console re-do! fabulous.
    xo Nancy

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  82. I would clean up after my pet!

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  83. I need to do some serious cleaning and diy on my new apartment. Great giveaway!

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  84. My kitchen can always use some bounty towels. There is always some mess to clean after cooking!

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  85. I am amazed at your blend of styles and textures. I don't have an eye for it in my own space, but I love what you do!

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  86. I love your eye for style and texture! I am terrible at it, so love to enjoy what you do!

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  87. I love the bold color! I hope you'll be sharing what it is soon. :)

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  88. Love the bold color! I hope you'll be sharing what it is soon. :)

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  89. Oh...and I would clean up after my husband, dog, and 2 cats. In that order. :)

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  90. I would totally use the Bounty towels to clean up after my 1yr and half old...she seems to "accidentally" dump water just to clean it up regularly!

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  91. Oops!! my contact is jamikgraham @ gmail.com

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  92. I would probably tackle the project of painting or restraining my kitchen cabinets.

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  93. I use them to clean up my messes in the kitchen, but who knew it could be so effective with DIY projects?! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  94. You've inspired me! Hopefully wiping up paint spills!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  95. You've inspired me! Hopefully wiping up paint spills!

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  96. I keep a roll of paper towels in my craft room for all my messes :)

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  97. I have a two year old who is constantly making messes so I would either be cleaning up milk off of the floor or something sticky on her hands.

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  98. Three boys, one girl, one husband, one dog, two cats and a few fish = Bounty. ; ) Love the table and was happy to see the disco ball!

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  99. Your table turned out great Kristin! Love the color and how different it all looks now! xo Kristin

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  100. Wow table is great.....wiping up messes my dog Sophie makes

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  101. Love the table, it looks fabulous! I would use bounty paper towels to clean up our bathroom (potty training boot camp going on here!). Thank you so much!

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  102. Beautiful table! We love Bounty in our house for multiple messes everyday but mostly in the kitchen and bathrooms.

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  103. I would love to repaint my kids' play kitchen and keep bounty on hand for mt mistakes!

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    1. I seriously use one square of bounty, wet it and I can clean up a muddy two year old from head to toe!

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  104. I have a 14 month old and there is always something to clean, especially after lunch/dinner :)

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  105. I use Bounty paper towels to clean the bathroom! They are great!

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  106. my daughter painting projects this summer

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  107. Bounty will help me clean up my messy kitchen and kids table messes!

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  108. Bounty will help me clean up my messy kitchen and kids table!

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  109. I'd use it for food and drink spills!

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  110. i would just clean up all the spill my little one makes on the floor because he is so a big boy (not) that he does not want to sit in highchair

    yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

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  111. Definitely clean up all spills in the kitchen.

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  112. Would definitely clean up all the spills in the kitchen.

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  113. Table turned our magnificently! I'd clean up any messes in the breakfast nook which are PLENTY!

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  114. Table turned out magnificently. I'd clean up messes in the breakfast nook which are PLENTY!

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  115. Cleaning up after my puppy never ends.... :) Hey that's the exact color I've been trying to find for a living room project I'm working on--what color is that?? Beautiful work!

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  116. I mean really, your DIY prowess is unmatched! Not to mention your mad styling skillz!!! xoxoxo

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  117. I would clean up all the textured wall mess in my bathroom that I'm updating!

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  118. So pretty! I have 3 little boys, a big one, and a black dog. There is ALWAYS a mess to clean at my house!

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  119. Bounty paper towels are the best!! They work in my house starting with wiping my kids messy hands and faces to scrubbing "who knows what" off my floors.
    And the table is beautiful!

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  120. I am always cleaning up my Bernese Mountain dogs slobber off the floor:)

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  121. I am always cleaning up my Bernese Mountain Dogs slobber off the floor

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  122. I'd clean up after my sweet dog, he's always knocking our families drinks on the floor with his wagging tail!

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  123. I clean up after my 2 little kids with paper towels daily. Thanks for giveaway

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  124. The usual... spills and the occasional cat puke. Yuck!

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  125. Abagails' messes, lol - Her artwork can be messy. She loves to paint and can be quite messy in her other art adventures as well!

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  126. under my baby's highchair :) scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  127. I would clean up all the messes my daughter makes painting and spilling drinks.

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  128. hope my comment took I would clean all my daughters spills up.

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  129. My kitchen counters and patio furniture
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. What mess would I clean up? I have a two-year old! 'Nuff said.

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  131. I use Bounty paper towels every day to wipe up the crumbs underneath my toddler's high chair!

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  132. Cleaning up after my kids-who are home on summer break- is nonstop!

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  133. I just recently came across your blog and I must say you're a DIY machine!

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  134. I never would have guessed that was homemade! I love the color you chose too!

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  135. Dang!! This turned out so beautifully!!! I would NEVER suspect that it was MDF. FABULOUS!

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  136. I use bounty paper towels to clean my glass coffee table

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  137. Beautiful console! I love that trick about using spackle to finish raw MDF edges. As for messes, I do my best to use reusable cloth rags, but there are some things you really just need paper towels for. Like cat hair balls.

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  138. My kids are incapable of pouring a drink without spilling! I'm always cleaning up messes. :)

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  139. We love to do science experiments in our house so these would be out lab assistants! We are always making huge messes but it's fun for the whole family :)

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  140. Your table is fabulous! Now I want to run out and get some MDF and get crackin'! Well done!!!!

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  141. Puppy kisses ! My beagle porkchop always greats me with big licks and kisses all over my face. Bounty is a face cleaning lifesaver!
    Amber w

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  142. my pets cause more messes than you could shake a stick at...that's what i'd use bounty for

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  143. I would clean up the back door window that is constantly dirty with fingerprints and doggie nose marks

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  144. What mess wouldn't I clean up with bounty?! :) My kids are always spilling things so I'd def use it for that...plus cleaning the bathroom, DIY clean-up, and more!

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  145. I need to paint my guest bedroom so I would use them to help wipe up all of the messes I make!!

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  146. I would clean up messes by and on the oven, no one seems to what to wipe up after cooing.

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  147. The console looks fabulous! My husband's car could use some TLC from some Bounty paper towels!

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  148. I would clean up my craft room mess! pen, glue, paint, etc. It gets really messy in there for certain

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  149. My kitchen needs to be cleaned up!

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  150. So love this project!! And what I clean up? Um, everything, all the time.

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  151. i would clean up the mess from me and my sons diy project angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  152. I have a toddler so the cleanup possibilities are endless. I'd rather not guess what I'll be cleaning up

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  153. I'd clean up the kitchen!
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  154. I have a 7 year old crafty daughter, so I usually clean up her messes with paper towels

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  155. I would love to clean up my basement

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  156. I would love to clean up my basement

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  157. I would love to clean up my basement

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  158. I am always cleaning up after my little dog!

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  159. I use paper towels to clean up any & all messes in the kitchen! I'm a messy baker so there's a lot of messes to clean up

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  160. My dogs make such a mess when eating and drinking!

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  161. My dogs make such a mess when they eat and drink.

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  162. I would change the light fixture in my dining room and paint one of the walls for a dramatic yet modern finish.

    Name on rafflecopter: Amanda Sakovitz

    thank you for the giveaway!

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  163. I would clean up the mess my kids leave everyday.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  164. Your table is awesome! Would love to win the gift card to purchase a paint sprayer of my own!

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  165. I would use them to clean up my pastels from my desk.

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  166. I'd clean up messes in my kitchen

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  167. I'd clean up our new patio table set!

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  168. I'd use Bounty to help clean up any spilled paint!

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  169. After my kids eat at the kitchen table! (And the mess that inevitably happens on the floor)

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  170. The dirt my husband drags into the house from the garden

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  171. I would clean up spills from when my husband decides to cook!

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  172. I use them to clean the kitchen after every meal!

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  173. I would use them to cleanup after my two cats and two kids. My daughter just took up painting with acrylics so I am sure we will go through roll after roll.

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  174. I would like to paint the basement and clean the garage!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  175. Cleaning the kitchen table after every spill, which usually works out to every meal!!!

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  176. Three dogs and two cats leave lots of options for Bounty..........

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  177. I'm about to tackle my first chalk paint project, so Bounty will be used and appreciated!

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  178. I just moved to an apartment that could use some deep cleaning. I would use Bounty towels on the mess.

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  179. I have 6 kids so there is always a mess to be cleaned up. It's kind of like living with zoo animals.

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  180. Who doesn't have a never ending Home Depot shopping list???

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  181. I have an antique table that needs stripping and refinishing -- messy job.

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  182. I love to cook, but I am the messiest! I'll clean up after myself :)

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  183. i mean, honestly one of the best DIYs i've ever seen. go, you!!

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  184. That's an awesome desk! And I use Bounty paper towels all the time for painting issues.

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  185. I bake a lot, so I am constantly using Bounty paper towels to wipe up flour, sugar, and oil.

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