Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Giveaway: 5 Gallons of Olympic Stain!

With those beautiful spring and summer days ahead of us my mind has constantly been thinking deck, deck, deck.


We wanted to build one last year, but a crazy thing like a budget made us rethink it and we decided this would be the year.


Of course as the nice weather started approaching I started thinking that perhaps we should save our money for other things. Then we found out about our tax refund and began to do a happy dance in the backyard. The deck could be finished along with a couple of other projects and heck I threw in the idea of a trip to Paris as well! I got a maybe from Jon so we shall see. Long story even longer I’ve now been on the hunt for different layouts on decks and stain options.


Enter the sweet people at Olympic.

olympic stain

They told me all about their stains and the cool new colors they come in.


Traditionally stains come in wood tones, but you know me I LOVE color so I was happy to see that you can now get stains in colors!


Check out all of the options:



Now  you can get the stain in two different ways.


First way is to have the Solid Color Stain, which mimics the look of paint, but still protects the wood.


If you want some of the grain to still show through then your best option would be to use their Semi Transparent Stain.


So dear readers of mine what is up for grabs is 5 gallons of stain. Woo hoo! If you have never stained before they even have a great FAQ section that will have you staining in no time.


To enter here is what you have to do.


- Make sure you are a follower of HHFITD.

- Go onto Olympics site and check out their DIY projects they have 3 up at the moment that utilize stain. Leave me a comment and tell me which one is your favorite.

-Make sure you leave your email address in the comments!

- If you tweet or blog about this give-away come on back and enter again.

*Remember anyone can enter you don’t need to have a blog to do so.

Give-away will en

d Sunday April 18 @ midnight EST


Now if your deck looks like this you must remember to invite me over! :)

view deck - light - Olympic Stain 

I hope you all enjoy the give-away. It’s just my way to give you all a little thanks for being such loyal readers, supporters and friends.



Blogger Kelly Jo said...

that deck on the canal is now my screen saver at work and I can't stop staring!

Without a doubt the flower box is my favorite project. As a matter of fact, that is on my husbands honey do list for the spring!

As well as staining our fence, so this prize would be way convenient!

Thanks for a chance...

April 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Shandra said...

We're getting ready to rebuild our back porch (we had to rip it out to work on waterproofing the basement, and man, was it in bad shape!) so stain would be fantastic for that! I love the kids picnic table, but really, really love the trellis. I'm having to stop myself from running out to buy the stuff right roses could sure use it!

April 14, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger The Brick Cottage said...

I had no idea they made stains that mimicked paint! That's so awesome!

My favorite project is the planter's box. We're working on our front porch at the moment and a couple of those would be awesome. Maybe I can talk my hubs into building one. Fingers crossed!

April 14, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Nicole-Lynn said...

I'm a follower!

I went to their stie and think the Garden Trellis DIY project looks neat! I would definitley do something like that!

April 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Kelly Ann said...

The planter box is definitely my favorite. Now if I could just get the deer from stop eating my plants we would be in business.

Can't wait to restain my deck! It is in some total need for love.

April 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Love the flower box project! I also had no idea that Olympic made this stain! What great colors! I am about to paint a pattern on the floor of our screened in porch and this would be PERFECT!!


April 14, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Do you think your hubby could do a herringbone pattern? Sure it would be a lot of cuts, but I bet it would look awesome. I know mine would tell me no ;)

April 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love the planter box. I've been trying to get my husband to build us some!

amyallen76 at gmail dot com

April 14, 2010 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Kelly Ann said...

Just Posted the Giveaway on my blog!

April 14, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to tackle the Garden Trellis - though in truth I'm probably still at the planter box skill level :)

thanks for the timely giveaway - was just realizing yesterday that I need to restain our deck!

April 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Even though the garden trellis stole my heart I think it would be smarter to go with the 'beginners' project. Cute flower boxes it is!
Those would look fabulous under any window :)

April 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I need a new trellis for my confederate jasmine, and I love the copper pipe in the Olympic garden trellis. I also need to stain a deck, fence, and screened porch, so the 5 gallons of stain would be a good start to that project.

April 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger ~Mendie~ said...

Oh the garden trellis is awesome! We are going to be staining our kitchen table and trim this would be awesome!

April 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

I love the trellis but think the flower box would be more my speed! All the different colors of stain are great!!

April 14, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's probably the color, but i love the child's picnic table! LOVE it! i am a follower, too! and if i win, you can reach me at thanks!

April 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I would try the Garden Trellis in a heartbeat! We just remodeled the pool and that would be a great addition to our backyard!

Love your blog :)

April 14, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Chellie said...

Oh, I would make like a dozen of those cute picnic tables! Okay, maybe only a few, but, heck, with that much stain, you could! My kids could totally utilize one at gma's, one in the front yard, one in the back yard... haha.

April 14, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I like the planter box but probably because it's the only one at my skill level. Hahaha! I do have a Adirondack love seat and chair that could be refinished with some of this beautiful stain!


April 14, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger meg said...

I think I need to go with the 'beginners' project - cute flower boxes for my windows!

April 14, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger The DIY Show Off said...

Wow - that deck is awesome, isn't it?

Who knew there were so many different colors of stain? I'm excited about it!

I like the garden trellis best. We have a huge grape arbor that is ready for stain this year. Winning 5 gallons would be amazing!

Thanks for the great giveaway, Camila! I'm a long time follower. ;)


April 14, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

The old paint is peeling off my deck, so this would be the perfect giveaway prize for me!!

I love the flower box tutorial. It looks totally doable!

Thanks for having such a generous giveaway!

April 14, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger MaryNeff said...

I love the flower boxes, and we really want to build raised beds for vegetables this summer. But first, we have an entire fence to stain!

April 14, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger grace said...

My favorites are the planter and trellis projects. I would love some stain for our new fence!

April 14, 2010 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl the pearl said...

My deck needs some serious TLC. Hope I win!


April 14, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

My favorite is the child's picnic table -- my son would love one. And I would love some stain! We built our deck last year (!) but haven't actually gotten around to staining it yet. It's on our list of projects, though, so this would be PERFECT timing for me!

April 14, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger bp said...

We need to stain our decks (front and back) again this year, so this would be a HUGE help! I'd love to try one of Olympic's colors. The garden trellis is my favorite project.

April 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Our crappy wood fence is crying for some stain action!

(And I love that garden trellis, of course!)

April 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I would love to build that garden trellis! And I need to stain my kids' playhouse, so this giveaway would be great for both!
mel_whitson at yahoo dot com

April 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger other-option said...

I love the planter box - except I'd probably choose a punchier color.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

April 14, 2010 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Bri said...

We need to stain our deck so this would be awesome to win! I also would LOVE to make a trellis in the back yard!

April 14, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

My favorite is the planter box. I just told my husband I want to make a planter box for our front window!

April 14, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

Thank you for this post. My husband is about to stain our deck and I was trying to think of a way to not use the boring "red" looking stain. You were just in time!

I'd have to say I like the garden trellis the best, but of course it says ADVANCED skill level!


April 14, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

What a great give-away! I love the planter box project. I would have to adapt it for indoor use since I live in an apartment. But you better believe I would make a ton of indoor planters for my apartment, I would love to have a place for flowers and herbs!

April 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger The Boese Family said...

Great giveaway! All those colors...WOW!!! I like the trellis project. Thanks!

April 14, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Tawny said...

I love the planters boxes. We unfortunately have a hard time growing things in our yard so we have gone to container gardening. A simple project with hopes for a bountiful harvest!

April 14, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

i need to restain my deck so badly...this would be so perfect for us! PICK ME!

Oh and I'm a follower of course!

The child's table is my favorite I think but it says skill:advanced and that doesn't sound much like me...maybe I should stick to the planter!

April 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Love the planter box. That could be used as a window box. Hmmm... maybe a new project for my husband or I could just do it. Okay, I'll do it. Thanks for the info. Didn't know there were so many options.

April 14, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger megan. said...

I'm a follower!! :)

I have been dying to have an outdoor space, so the trellis project would be amazing... as I get older, I am loving springtime more and more. I think a brightly colored trellis would pop and be a great welcoming addition to a lush garden area!

April 14, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger megan. said...

oh, and I tweeted about your giveaway! :)

April 14, 2010 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger matandconnie said...

I like the garden trellis. I would love to add that to my backyard. It would contribute to the zen feel I am going for.

April 14, 2010 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

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April 14, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I like the flower boxes especially since they say beginner level!!!

April 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Oh the garden trellis for sure! I need to make one of those asap for my climbing rose :)

April 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Sarah Esther said...

omg I absolutely love this! hahaha talk about a functional giveaway! we have an atlanta cottage bungalow that could use some love stain :)

April 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger layersofmeaning said...

We need this so bad! We want to re stain our fance. The Garden Trellis my favorite DIY project!

April 14, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

the planter box would probably be my favorite... it looks the least complicated :o) Thanks!

April 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I REALLY wish I owned my house so I could paint! Darn it! The colors!

April 14, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Petmum said...

Most of all I liked the trellis, but this prize would do the trick on the wood siding of a section of my house! (Practicality before all -- boring!)

April 14, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I love the trellis- we have a fug retaining wall and putting something like that over it would be a big improvement- however we can't do that until we powerwash and re-stain our entire house! We have cedar siding and the whole house has to be done, so 5 gallons would be a nice help to us!

April 14, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the trellis !I have wood shingle siding on my detached sun room and this stain would be just the thing to spruce this puppy up~

April 14, 2010 at 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops so sorry forgot my email-

April 14, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Well, the kid's picnic table is just adorable!! But I'm going to have to go with the planter box, because I really need to make one for the summer. Our deck/balcony looks pretty sad right now.

We're getting ready to re-finish our antique bed, so this would be pretty awesome, Ms. Camilla!

April 15, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Scott and Rebekah said...

I love the Kid's picnic table!!! Would be great for my little boy now that the weather is warm.

April 15, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger CMH said...

I need this so bad. My deck is in dire need! I dont know which I would pick, but would be oh so excited to have the chance. I love the planter boxes. Another thing to put on my to do list!

April 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the clean lines of the window box. Very modern yet, perfect for our cape style house. Just came from Lowe's and was pricing out a 5 gallon drum of Olympic Maximum Soid Stain! Such a coincidence. I'll wait to see if I win before I spend the $148...going with the Gilbralter Gray for our fence! Thanks for having this contest! ~Jennifer

April 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

I really like the garden trellis and need a feature like this in our side yard.

Enjoy your blog so much.

April 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous bamboo gazebo said...

yeah,that is good choice for rest

April 17, 2010 at 4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mister and I could put that stain to some good use. The uses really pile up now that I realize stain comes in colors. Like, real colors. I thought stain only came in shades of wood tones.

The planter boxes would be our best bet. I’ve been toying with the idea of raised gardens. With my black thumb of death a raised garden would help me with soil and having the best lifestyle of my plants. Who says a plant doesn’t need a lovely lifestyle of its own? Not only do they need a great atmosphere their planter box pad should rock. Therefore, I’d give it the solid color stain.

April 18, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, stink. I forgot to put my email address on my last comment. So, we'll count this as comment #2 since I put this AWESOME giveaway on my Twitter account, blog and Facebook.



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