I have been discontent with the crown molding I hung in Kayla’s room. It just didn’t pop like I had hoped it would. The white crown molding just blended with the ceiling. A couple of weeks ago my friend Sarah, you know her as Thrifty Decor Chick, encouraged us to paint our ceilings. Then it hit me…”DUH, why hadn’t I thought of that?”

A couple of weeks ago Purdy contacted me and asked me if they could send me some paintbrushes to try out. I said sure as long as they sent an extra set for one of my peeps (see I got your back!). They gladly obliged. So one of you lucky readers will win a Purdy Multi-Pack with a 2.5” angle brush and a White Dove Roller. More on that in a second…IMG_0464 I thought using the angle brush would be perfect for cutting in on the molding. Now I am already a Purdy girl. I learned after many projects that it is worth the money to buy a good brush. Plus if you take care of it, it will last forever. I have the 1” angle and the 2” angle brushes already. I was a little nervous about using such a big brush but it worked wonderfully covering more area with perfect results. I also used the nap roller to roll on the rest of the paint. I must admit I could not tell a difference between the Purdy one and the cheap ones that I normally use.

So what do you think of the before and afters?

Kaylasrombefore1

Kaylasrombefore2

I think painting the ceiling did the trick. The molding now has a place in the room. If you want to see more of Kayla’s room click here. I am pretty sure it is my favorite room in my house.

Onto the giveaway…who wants to give Purdy a try? Leave a comment telling me which of your projects needs a Purdy brush. I will pick a winner on Thursday and you will have 24 hours to claim your prize.

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  1. How about my whole durn house? I have my living room, dining room and my daughter's bedroom to paint. Oh, and I have to finish the bathroom!

    Save me, lol.

  2. I'm working on like 3 projects for our baby coming in February. I'm going through brushes like it's going out of style…

  3. I’ve had paint swatches taped to my walls in my laundry room for about a year. I really need to tackle that project. Even the laundry room needs a little love!
    Thanks for thinking of your readers, even when you are the one getting the freebies :0)

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  4. I so could have used that brush today! I've been painting my stairway with lots of tricky angles and I just can't find my beloved paintbrush!!

  5. I have decided that all the trim in my house needs to be painted before our next baby, so the brush would totally help me!!!

  6. The ceiling looks purdy! lol Great job! I have some purdy brushes here too (lol) just waiting to begin the next project! 😉

    Roeshel

  7. My living room. I am gearing up for a move and its time to paint. Good ol military housing white. Goodbye green!

  8. Love Kayla's room so cute!!
    I could use the brushes for several projects. I could use it on the chalkboard wall I have decided to do in my kitchen. I could use it to help me cut in around my living room and hallway which I have decided must be repainted. I could use it on an old lingerie chest I was given that I am completely redoing.

  9. we're trying to finish up our kitchen face-lift (inspired by your kitchen makeover 🙂

  10. My new office….my new playroom….my kids' rooms….bathrooms…and the dreaded garage!

    Blessings to you!
    lana

  11. Every room does…but I am trying to tackle one room at a time, I could have used this when I tackled my laundry room a few weeks ago…next room….bedroom.

  12. This is going to call for lots of comments — so "Purdy" Please, enter me. BTW, that room is so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

    Charla

  13. Yeah I have the same issue as Di.My wjole dang house. Just moved from Alaska to ND and have completely gutted our new house. Now room by room we are finishing. This weekend its painting the master bedroom.

  14. The painted ceiling does make a difference, you now notice the crown molding.

    Purdy brushes! Love them. I helped my Dad on a painting project recently and the one stipulation was that he get some decent brushes. (He didn't, but luckily I had brought my Purdy brushes!)
    Janell

  15. The painted ceiling does make a difference, you now notice the crown molding.

    Purdy brushes! Love them. I helped my Dad on a painting project recently and the one stipulation was that he get some decent brushes. (He didn't, but luckily I had brought my Purdy brushes!)
    Janell

  16. The painted ceiling does make a difference, you now notice the crown molding.

    Purdy brushes! Love them. I helped my Dad on a painting project recently and the one stipulation was that he get some decent brushes. (He didn't, but luckily I had brought my Purdy brushes!)
    Janell

  17. The painted ceiling does make a difference, you now notice the crown molding.

    Purdy brushes! Love them. I helped my Dad on a painting project recently and the one stipulation was that he get some decent brushes. (He didn't, but luckily I had brought my Purdy brushes!)
    Janell

  18. I actually could use it tomorrow on my son's room. But since I doubt it will come by then, maybe I will be ready to tackle the girls' room (purple paint) by the time I get them…if I win, that is!

    Always something to paint around here!

  19. Love those brushes but mine have disappered somewhere along all the military moving we have done lately and I just bought a "new" hutch from Craigslist that could use some help! Love the room by the way!

  20. Becky – Comne on girlfriend…I've lived in this house for 20 years and never painted anything — no one needs a good brush like this more than me to motivate me to get started! (although I really liked the one gal who said she needed a hair brush! LOL!)

  21. My husband loves Purdy brushes- says they are the best and worth the money! Wouldn't he think it was great that I won one!! 🙂 The next room on our list to paint is the master bedroom! Yay!

  22. Definitely love the ceiling painted. Makes it look so sharp! Love it.

    And I definitely need the paintbrushes to paint my little Lucy to be's room. It's blank and white with hardwoods waiting to be sanded and finished as well…I'm overinspired right now and can't seem to settle on a room color. Too many fun choices.

  23. baseboards, baseboards, baseboards…

    Everything in my 1 year old house floor to ceiling what painted one color – I love the color but it is too much blah – so I am painting my baseboards white – get me on that bandwagon pah-leeeese. I want my house to be as purdy as yours!

  24. I'm renovating my kitchen – lots of painting to do there! I've picked "cream in my coffee" – isn't that the perfect name for the paint color in a kitchen?

  25. A plumbing fiasco has left me with a 6ft hole in my wall that JUST got textured. I'm fixin' to paint it a pumpkin color…..
    Purdy would make that task a happy one 😀

  26. we've been in our house 5 years…. it's about time for whole new colors in the rooms… 😉

  27. We have daughter #2 due to make her appearance in about a month and a half and have yet to paint her room. I'd be trying out the Purdy in the new nursery!

  28. We have daughter #2 due to make her appearance in about a month and a half and have yet to paint her room. I'd be trying out the Purdy in the new nursery!

  29. We have daughter #2 due to make her appearance in about a month and a half and have yet to paint her room. I'd be trying out the Purdy in the new nursery!

  30. We have daughter #2 due to make her appearance in about a month and a half and have yet to paint her room. I'd be trying out the Purdy in the new nursery!

  31. I have several furniture projects that could use a good brush…and a good painter…wanna offer?!?! Just found your blog..and love how creative your are!!!

  32. HEy! I just recently found your blog and absolutely love it! So nice to meet another creative spirie. Back to the subject at hand, I was gonna say I would use the brush to paint my bathroom, but after seeing your ceilings, my answer changed! It looks wonderful.

  33. My bathroom is mid-way through a makeover and could definitely use a Purdy brush. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. I'm going to paint our master bathroom soon…redoing fixtures made it a MUST…I'm planning to crisp all the edges of the buttery yellow with white…so I could totally use another Purdy brush…I'd love to have one for the yellow…and a separate one for the white! Oh…and Kayla's room does rock…but your whole house is looking pretty spectacular!

  35. My kitchen and bathrooms need a Purdy brush, as well as all of the trim in my house if I finally decide to paint the stain and make it white. By the way I am so proud of you and your persistence to run the Burbon Chase. I have just started running, how long did you train and how often and how far did you run? I have a long way to go, but hope to do some runs in the future. Jackie

  36. ::sigh:: all of them… we just (and by just I mean a year ago!) moved into a new house and every room needs painting!

  37. ::sigh:: all of them… we just (and by just I mean a year ago!) moved into a new house and every room needs painting!

  38. ::sigh:: all of them… we just (and by just I mean a year ago!) moved into a new house and every room needs painting!

  39. ::sigh:: all of them… we just (and by just I mean a year ago!) moved into a new house and every room needs painting!

  40. I need to tackle both my master bath and the laundry room. Both rooms make me want to cry…they are hideous!
    I need a brush Purdy bad! 🙂

  41. OMG I now have to have a purdy brush to do my ceiling…or the 2 shelves I have stacked in the garage…or….

  42. Since I'll be moving I will probably have a whole house to paint so I'm guessing that those brushes would come in mighty handy.

  43. Where do I begin?! I have a 100-year old home with fabulous trim everywhere…but I haven't had the time to get it all looking nice. Maybe this will jumpstart me. -Kristin R.

  44. Wow! That really makes a difference…I love it!

    I would use the brushes for everything and anything…I'm always painting around our house and have a kitchen project coming up so I guess the kitchen. I'm always going through brushes!

  45. I LOVE their brushes!! I need them for painting my bathroom cabinets 🙂

    Love the painted ceiling! It does make the crown molding pop

  46. i have a sewing table to paint…it's goign to be used as a night-stand…i would love to have a Purdy brush to paint it with! thanks for the chance to win!

  47. First, as always thanks for all of the ideas, and inspirations!

    Well, my husband recently moved out of the house. AMEN! And now, I am ready to make some changes around the house, so of course, paint is the way to go! So, that's my plan, to paint, paint, paint!

  48. Wow! I could use a purdy brush for painting the door in our laundry room, the trim in all of the rooms in our house, redoing our basement, painting window frames; basically all of the things left to do in my house! Just listing some of them is overwhelming! I need the brush!

  49. OOoohhhh….pick me, mick me!! I still have to paint our kitchen, office,bedroom, both bathrooms, and guest bedroom. So overwhelming!

  50. wow, the room looks great! I could use the purdy brush on my next couple of projects, planning to paint 2 bathrooms & our front door!

  51. we are buying a new house that is a remodeler . . . so I'll be using busy painting every room – but I'm really excited to decorate the nursery for my baby girl that's due in a month and a half

  52. Hi I have been trying to stain a 8 ft compartmentalized bookshelf I build with my dad. Sadly the wood putty I used to cover the nail holes doesn't stain right so it has little light spots where every nail is so sadly I have to paint it. A nice brush would really help. I am a little bummed but what can you do right?

  53. All of our rooms need it. I have only painted my girls rooms and the others still need help. I think the kitchen and cupboards are next.

  54. We need to paint our office! We've lived here for 3 years and still no paint. Help me, Beckie!

  55. Love her room!!!!!

    My Purdy project is a dining room hutch. It needs sanded and painted very badly.

  56. Considering our house is 10 years old and has never been painted I would have to say….. EVERY ROOM!

  57. I sure would love to have a new Purdy brush! I bought a dining room table at an antique store last year…it was an exact replica of my father's antique table which burned in a house fire. I've got the paint, but haven't had the time to finish it. I'm sure a new Purdy brush set would do the trick!

  58. I will be painting all my doors and trim this winter and this brush would be perfect! Crown molding is also on the project list, which will mean painting the ceilings too!

  59. Her room looks gorgeous and the ceiling makes ALL the difference. Please pick me so I can make The Princess' room Purdy, too. She's still living with contractor paint 😉

  60. Our new house already had molding in the bedroom and when we had the house painted (inside and out) we opted to not paint the ceiling in the bedroom…we were wrong…it needs it…the molding definitely gets lost in the ceiling and now I feel the need to make it P.U.R.D.Y.

    Can you show a sister some love? B:)

  61. Wow, I love the painted ceiling. Makes me wish our bedroom ceilings were smooth! I think it really made the molding pop! Good job!
    I would love a brush. I have so many projects on my list, I just haven't started! I need that brush! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway, love your blog!

  62. Oh I love the painted Ceiling. So pretty. I love the walls in this room so pretty and feminine. Very Cute! thanks for sharing.

  63. I need a Purdy brush to paint my master bedroom. The builder painted it a sallow yellow/green color that is horrific.
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  64. I'm getting ready to paint my kitchen and dining room. Lots of edging to do! A Purdy brush would be wonderful for that!

    Love the painted ceiling!

  65. My hubby thinks I'm not painting the nursery before the baby arrives. Shh….don't tell him but I may leave a little project just for him one weekend! A purdy brush would be awesome!

    Becky

  66. I've been putting off painting my kitchen for over a year now. Maybe a nice new brush is just what I need to tackle all those edges and corners 😉 Love your blog!

  67. My diningroom is longing for some color, a chair rail and crown molding. Everytime I go in there the whole room is crying because it looks so sad. My husband will be using a brush to make it happy again.

  68. I bought some new Purdy brushes at a garage sale nad they are amazing! I got the very wide size and would love to find a retailer to buy narrower Purdy brushes. They do such a better job than the foam brush or rollers that I used to use.

  69. I need to finish two rooms in the house. After finishing the basement and doing a nursery- a new purdy brush it would get me (husband) going agian!

  70. Would love to get my hand on a Purdy brush to help cover some paneling…..not MY style! I'm purdy sure it would inspire more projects as well. ;o)

  71. I have LOTS of projects that could use a new Purdy brush but the most important would be my kitchen cabinets..they are screaming for a makeover!!

    Count me in on this giveaway!!

  72. I love PURDY brushes – especially the slant tipped one! My bedroom is in need of some PURDY love.

  73. yes, the ceiling color did the trick. I use Purdy – you'll notice a difference as the brushes age – at least I do. They keep their chisel shape longer.

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