Friday 5+1 (5 Things I Love +1 Thing I Don’t) – 4.7.17

Happy Friday!

I hope you’ve had a great week as we head towards the weekend.  Next week is our spring break, but alas, I will be here.  In Ohio.  It’s fine though, I have plenty to do, and it’s nice having some down time.  Plus, the weather is supposed to be nice (although right now it feels like Old Man Winter doesn’t want to go quietly into the goodnight).  Hard to believe that I just mowed the grass yesterday with the way the wind and cold are kicking into high gear today.  Anyway, let’s get on to this week’s Friday 5+1!  This post contains some affiliate links.

Rocksolid Floor Coatings

This Rocksolid metallic floor coating caught my eye when I was at Menard’s today, and thought it was way cool and worth sharing.  The finishes look spectacular!  The pearlescent finish looks really pretty too.

Rocksolid Floor Coating

Lorac Pro Matte Palette

Now, I’m a big fan of the large LORAC Pro Palette, but I just bought this cute little LORAC Pro Matte Palette – it’s smaller, but I will use all of these colors (on the occasions that I actually wear makeup).  I like that their eye shadows stay put and don’t wear off easily, like some other eye shadows do.  I’ve bought their palettes on more than one occasion, and have always been pleased with the results.

Lorac Pro Matte Palette

Rub ‘n Buff

I swear, I’ve used this stuff in the past, but Rub ‘n Buff does not disappoint.  I tried cleaning the old hardware on this piece of furniture, but to no avail.  I cleaned and scrubbed, and then used Rub n’ Buff to get it just the way I want it.  Now I just need to finish the top of this dresser, and it will be ready to go.  Here’s a sneak peek – I love the gold against the gray.

Rub n Buff Hardware

Paint Chip Goodness

I have shared on many occasions that my paint guy is a paint guru.  He’s been in the business for years, and just knows a lot of stuff about paint/products/etc…  For example, did you know that shellac is made from the lac beetle?  Yes, it’s true.  These are the sorts of things that my paint guy knows.  And he was nice enough to give me these awesome cases filled with oversized paint swatches.  How cool is that?

Paint Decks

Paint Deck

Great Quotes

I love inspirational quotes, and I saw this one in a magazine and thought it was worth sharing.


My +1 for the week – my lack of self-control around these:

reeses egg

My oldest is headed out for spring break, so I gave him his Easter basket early, and a sugar high ensued.  I never should have opened the bag.

Have a great weekend!




  • Reply
    Cyndi J
    April 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    OMG! That’s a Henry Link Bali Hai piece of furniture that that handle belongs to. I would know because I have one of the nightstands that I finished in an antique silver. AND I used gold Rub ‘n Buff on the handle, too! The handles are one of the best parts but do you believer another blogger replaced the handles on her nightstands?! And yes, the gold looks wonder on the silver or gray. I also have the Henry Link 9-drawer dresser to finish if I keep it. I originally bought it to use as a media center but ended up with something else. I look forward to seeing the dresser that you just finished, Jenny.

    • Reply
      April 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Thank you Cyndi! I can see why it’s tempting to change out the hardware, since it seems to be so gunky once I get my hands on them. But the refinished product is just too darn gorgeous!! Worth the effort!

  • Reply
    Sandra Mosolgo
    April 8, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Is there a support group for Reese’s egg addiction? I love them.

    • Reply
      April 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

      If there isn’t a support group, I think we should start one, Sandra. 🙂

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