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Slap ‘Appy: Sherwin-Williams’ ColorSnap

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We’re starting our home improvement projects, and I’ve discovered an app to help us choose just the right colors for each room:  ColorSnap by Sherwin-Williams. This app allows you to make color palettes based on Sherwin Williams paint colors. 

Color Snap App

When you open the app, it brings you to the main menu, where you can choose how you want to make a color palette. One way to do it is to take a picture of an object with a color you like, for instance the pretty blue on the birdhouse below.  Choose “Snap New Photo”. Then, you can take a picture with your phone’s camera. Or, if you already have a previously taken picture in mind, choose “Use Saved Photo”.

Color option

Once you’ve taken the picture, the app will ask you to crop the photo so it’s small enough to use. 

Cropped photo for Color Snap App

Then, you can move your cursor around and pinpoint the color(s) in the picture that you liked and wanted to use in your palette. 

Coordinating Colors on Color Snap App

The app can choose coordinating colors to go with the color you’ve chosen.

Color Snap App Coordinating color palette

You can also create color palettes by looking through Sherwin-Williams’ complete collection of paint colors. To do this, choose “Explore Color” on the main menu.

Explore color on Color Snap App

Once you find a color that you like, you can click on it and have the app choose two coordinating colors for it. You can also continue to browse through the colors and create your own.

If you like the palette, you can save it, and even adjust the colors you’ve chosen for variations on the original.

Color Palette details

ColorSnap can help you create color schemes for one wall to a whole house, and it’s a lot of fun to play with and save your color ideas. (Saved palettes can be accessed when you choose “Saved Colors”). 

My color Palette

And, when you’re ready to buy your saved paint colors, you can click “Find Store” to locate your nearest Sherwin-Williams location.

While we haven’t narrowed down which of our color palettes to use, we are having fun creating ideas. 

Want to give this app a try?  It’s available on the iTunes App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Androids. 

 My oldest daughter assisted with the research and writing of this post and is looking forward to helping with more Slap 'Appy posts. 

Happy January everybody, I hope this finds you all safe and warm. I have been anxiously awaiting this first working Monday of the new year to share this awesome giveaway with you! If you want to upgrade your kitchen faucet, then you will be as happy about this giveaway as I am. I want to sincerely thank Pfister for sponsoring this giveaway by sending me the faucet shown below free of charge to try. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. 

About Pfister Slate Pasadena Faucet:
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Pfister recognizes a trend in mix and match kitchen design and launches a first to market Slate finish for faucets saying:
In line with the current design focus on finishes and mixed metals, Pfister rounds out the updated kitchen look by introducing its Pasadena faucet in Slate. Slate, a warm, grey metallic finish complements any existing kitchen color palette simply and naturally. Another significant benefit is its Pfinish Guard offering, an innovative matte surface that resists the frequent build-up of fingerprints or water stains. The combination of style and convenience makes the Slate finish ideal for design enthusiasts and homeowners alike.”

Features of the Pfister Slate Pasadena Faucet:
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  • Pull down Faucet with Accudock advanced spray head technology.
  • Secure, tight connection to faucet spout.
  • Two function spray head with stream and spray.
  • Installs with or without deck plate.
  • Complements GE Slate appliances.

I invite you to learn more about this faucet and Pfister by visiting their website HERE and following them on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

Our Review:

This is one sleek, stylish faucet that will instantly upgrade your kitchen’s look and feel. My husband had it installed in no time. He was impressed with the high end look and extra touches Psifter added like including the deck plate that has an integrated seal at the bottom which will cover up the extra holes you may have in your old sink and keep it from leaking.

I enjoyed the Oohs and Aahs our new faucet received from family at Christmas! It really does look wonderful in our kitchen and goes well with our Stainless sink. 

Here’s our sink before our upgrade:

And After:

Doesn’t our new Pasadena faucet look great? Want one for your kitchen? Then enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below. Entering is easy. Once you click on the first “easy entry” option, other entry fields will become available. No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. residents 18+. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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Good luck!

Please share with me in comments, what do you love about your kitchen? For me, it's the view from my window and being able to have a table and chairs in the main kitchen area.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Welcome to my new series of home improvement, D.I.Y. and housekeeping posts! We are doing projects on a budget, happily applying common sense and a healthy dose of elbow grease.  I hope you’ll stop by often to see what we’ve been up to.  

Kitchen Cabinet Help on a Budget:

Are you tired of your drab kitchen cabinets? Wish you could replace them? That’s where we are too. 
When we bought this house several years ago, it was our plan to update the whole house starting with the kitchen and baths. My husband is a professional cabinet maker/woodworker, so finding the right person for the job isn’t the problem. Time and money is. 

With company coming soon, I decided to do something about my kitchen cabinets.
First I borrowed my husband’s Formby’s Lemon Oil furniture treatment and one of his soft cloths. He said it was the best choice for what I wanted to do. He's the pro, so I knew our cabinets wouldn't get damaged.

As you can tell by the label, this stuff has been used and around for a while. It has a nice, mild lemony scent and isn’t real greasy.


After reading the simple directions, I squeezed a small amount on my cloth and set to work. 

Lemon oil
You can barely make out the little yellow spot in this picture.  

This is a before picture of my 1st cabinet:


As you can see, the cabinet doesn’t look dirty, just a bit drab.

But the cloth after applying the Formby’s on this one cabinet tells a different story: 

applying Formby's

I keep a pretty neat and tidy home if I do say so myself, so I wasn’t prepared for this yuckiness! I got back to work, applying a liberal amount of enthusiasm to the task. For me there is just something elemental and comforting about doing a task with my hands that allows my mind to work on other stuff. That’s called being in the zone and I like it.

See how shiny the cabinet door looks?

shiny with Formby's

I am very pleased with my new shiny, clean kitchen cabinets! Formby’s even shined up the hardware without making it greasy to the touch. I smile each time I walk in the kitchen. 

This is such a quick and inexpensive way to brighten up your kitchen.
Total project cost = Zero, because we had the Formby’s on hand. I found several companies selling this product online for less than 10 dollars!
Total project time: To complete 13 upper and lower cabinets, inside and out plus drawers = 2 hours. 

I hope you will try Formby’s on your kitchen cabinets too and stop back by and let me know what you think. I’ll be doing the bathroom cabinets next.

What are you working on around your home?