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.
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.)