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A few months ago I had the opportunity to head out to Minneapolis with Wagner and a few other talented bloggers for a fun InSPRAYtional design challenge! We were able to get a hands-on experience with the people who create these amazing products!! I wanted to share a little bit about my experience, some of my favorite new tools and how I plan to use them!!
Before we started the actual design challenge, the amazing people at Wagner prepared a day full ofsurprise inspirational activities for us! Our first stop was this gorgeous studio florist space.
We learned how to make a hand tied bouquet and then put them in paint buckets, which clearly makes sense for our painting design challenge! ; )
I absolutely adore flower arranging, but I’m one of those people that needs lots of time. I could have played for hours getting each stem just right, but we were on a tight schedule!
After the florist we got to spend the day at a mixed media artist’s studio, sadly I didn’t snap any pictures there, it was a little more hands-on. However after that we stopped by an AH-mazing distillery!
If you are a fan of whiskey and you are ever in Minneapolis, go ahead and swing by here to grab a Whiskey Sour because it was delicious!!
Not only do they prepare gorgeous drinks, their establishment isn’t too rough on the eyes either ; )
It really was a fun time getting to see how they distill their liquors and the science behind it all!
After our amazing day of events we prepared for our actual design challenge. Guys, I don’t do well with time constraints. I’m one of those people that will sit and stare at a blank wall for weeks before deciding what I want to hang on it. This required me to decide in just a few hours, and actually execute the whole thing. It definitely pushed me to make some decisions!
We started with two walls of blank sheetrock. You’ll have to excuse my horrendous photos, I always regret not bring my dSLR, and then when I do actually bring it, I don’t use it. #firstworldproblems
I stenciled the floor by using the Smart Edge Paint Roller. This small roller is fantastic for trim work, however for this project I chose it because of it’s small size and how easy it is to maneuver with the stencil.
For the walls I used the Flexio 3000. This thing is a beast and really gets the job done quickly. With that said I’m so happy we got to see the professionals using it first. It’s amazing how close you have to get to the wall, yet it didn’t cause any drips. If you are interested in using this sprayer for your home, make sure and read the instructions and take advantage of some of Wagner’s tutorials and videos.
The paint from the Flexio 3000 flew onto this door like butter! The finish was fantastically smooth!! We have some doors to do in our basement so they will definitely be getting sprayed!!
Even if you aren’t a DIY’er who enjoys all the huge projects, you can use these sprayers for furniture too! Painting furniture with this method definitely cuts down your time. I was actually surprised how quickly I was able to paint this bench given all the little nooks and crannies that normally prove quite difficult to paint.
Overall the whole experience was a blast! It’s always exciting to be pushed and challenged to see what you can come up with!!
Here’s a list of the products we were able to use during our design challenge:
You can also find their full product line at Wagner’s website.
And just a few more pictures of the finished space I designed.
Be sure to follow along with Wagner on Social Media for product ideas and inspiration!