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  • new-orleans-cityscape

    new-orleans-cityscape

  • my trip to new orleans.

    02.22.2011 / myKind

    I mentioned last week I’d fill you in on my New Orleans travels, but then I got sick. So here you go: a rough round-up from the depths of my memories…

    The good folks at Rust-Oleum flew a few bloggers and media friends to New Orleans to debut a new collection of kitchen/bath countertop and cabinet transformations (which is awesome, btw). We spent two jam-packed days learning tons about the past, present and future of the company (fun fact: The founder almost named it Fish-Oleum!) and I was amaaazed at how much this company gives back. In fact, a few of us stayed an extra day to chip in and help build a house in the 9th Ward with Habitat for Humanity:

    We worked, danced and hugged.

    But let me back up. Because I’m forgetting the most important part:

    You guys, New Orleans food is good. Really, really good. Also, they kept scales in the bathroom at our hotel, which is not recommended. Turns out New Orleans calories do count. Who knew?

    Anyway, the real reason we were there was to learn about Transformations, which is so very cool. You can make over your entire kitchen (cabinets and countertops) for less than $500. In one weekend. I tested the kits myself in these cute little stations they created for us (with personalized smocks! Yes!) and fell in love. In fact, I’m going to make over my parents’ kitchen in a few months when my renovation is over. Stay tuned.

    Fun times were had by all and I already miss those sweet, sweet Southerners. Trip review? Five gold, shiny, spray-painted stars.

    All images courtesy of Rust-Oleum team. Thanks, friends!

    • Oooh, I’m very, very excited about this cabinet transformation dealie, because I HATE our cabinets but assumed we’d never have the thousands of dollars it would require to redo them. Now, I’m going to have to put some thought into this …

    • Susan

      Sounds wonderful. Isn’t New Orleans breathtaking? My darling boy and I vacationed there several years ago. The night-blooming jasmine and the totally relaxed vibe made me weep with joy.

      And how about that transformation kit? I am dying of curiosity! What’s it called? Is it available on the market now?

      Share girl friend, share!

    • OMG do it, kristen! for real!

    • susan:

      YES! i think you can purchase it at lowe’s / home depot?:
      http://www.rustoleumtransformations.com/

      ENJOY!

    • Sounds like a great trip! I loved traveling to New Orleans, glad I live so close to it now! I still haven’t made the 5 hour drive though since I’ve lived here..maybe it’s time.

    • oh it is SO TIME, YES!

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