Let's Shop!
February 23, 2013 7:47 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Hello again everybody! Itís time for Shopping with Snappy!

Iíve got some more fun and practical items for you to consider. This week weíll make practical use of wall space, deal with electrical outlets and much more. Always something fun to buy or make! You ready? GreatÖ.whip out your wallets and get ready to shop!

Weíve all seen chalkboard paint. Itís a nifty invention that proves useful in kitchens and kidsí rooms, but what to do if you donít wish to deal with chalk dust? Enter whiteboard paint. Working the same way chalkboard paint does, whiteboard paint creates a functional area on your walls allowing you to use dry erase markers there. Perhaps the best thing about this product is that you donít have to have a traditional white whiteboard. You can also buy a clear version and make a wall of any color into a whiteboard. So go ahead, keep those lime green walls and scribble your heart out! The product is low VOC and comes with a 10-year warranty against peeling, cracking and yellowing.
$225.00 (covers 50 sq. ft.)

Tired of having your bulky charger for the phone or other electronics using a USB hook-up hogging electrical outlets? Often times the head of the plug is so large that you wind up blocking more than one outlet to plug in and charge one thing. No good! It might be time to invest in an electrical outlet that includes USB ports. For $27.99, you can purchase this U-Socket 15 Amp AC Standard Wall Duplex Outlet with Built-In USB Charger Ports. If you know how to replace an electrical outlet, you can do this yourself in mere minutes (and save the electricianís fee). Plug the USB cord into the port and charge your gear while leaving your traditional outlets free and clear.

Letís go back to walls for a minute. Plenty of people love a home with classic character and details, but canít always afford the cost of those details. Beadboard, for example, could get expensive depending on the size of the area in which you want to use it. The folks at Wall Doctor have come up with a reasonably priced solution for the beadboard lovers of the world. Beadboard Wallpaper! Available through Graham & Brown, this wallpaper costs a mere $30 per roll. Each roll is 20.5Ē wide and 32.8í long. The wallpaper is paintable so you can be sure to match your desired color stylings.

Next up, the good people at Acoustic Research want to help you take the tunes outside for your next shindig. The AR AWS5 Portable Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Speaker comes in a stylish design (letís face it, most outdoor speakers are ugly) that will look good on any patio, balcony or terrace. The speakers have a 150í wireless range, are weather resistant and are compatible with all your iGear and android devices. You can even expand the system and add many speakers around your space for a full surround-sound effect.

Todayís final pick is a neat little DIY decorating project. One DIY-er fell in love with these Venezia Mirrored Plaques at Z Gallerie (http://www.zgallerie.com/p-7711-venezia-mirrored-plaques-21-x-21.aspx) but didnít want to pay that price. Her solution? Dollar store mirrors, stencils and frosted glass spray paint. Much cheaper her way! What do you think? Does her version of the mirrors look good?

Thanks for reading!

February 23, 2013 7:59 AM - Arkady
Where do you get the Frosted Glass Spray paint? (I see etched glass doors in my future.)
Edited at February 23, 2013 8:05 AM
February 23, 2013 9:45 AM - MontroseMorris
I bought a can of spray frosted glass paint, by Krylon, I think, from my Home Depot up here. If you want a can, let me know, I'll pick up one. Up here in the boonies, all of the spray paint cans just sit on the shelf, like everything else, not under lock and key. It's great.

I really like the beadboard wallpaper, too. Cheap enough for me to buy, too. Hmmm.

Thanks, Snapperific.
February 23, 2013 11:06 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
$5.98 per can and currently available at the hamilton ave. home depot

mm, lemme know if you do the beadboard wallpaper. according to the site, it's supposed to be easy to hang and remove due to a different type of backing.
February 24, 2013 8:58 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
found a cheaper price on the spray paint...
$3.82 and in stock at lowe's on 2nd ave.