Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own!
Today I’m sharing with you why I love my local Sherwin-Williams! I have been a long time loyal customer of Sherwin-Williams and love their customer service, quality paint, and the variety of color choices. When we lived in Minnesota we could get to our local Sherwin-Williams in 5 minutes (super helpful working on weekend projects), and now that we live in North Carolina we can still get to our local store in 10 minutes!
I recently happened upon a solid wood bookcase at my local thrift store. For $12 it was a steal! We needed a bookcase in our master bedroom, and I knew adding a pop of color with paint would make it our own.
So I headed to my local Sherwin-Williams store! The closest location is really convenient (less than a 10 minute drive to my house, and an even shorter drive from my kiddos school). The store has everything I need in 1 stop: from primer to paint, brushes to paint tray liners.
My “spot” is the Huntersville, NC location (off of Statesville Road near Dunkin Donuts). It is a new store and beautiful inside!
The experienced associates give great advice on the best paint type, sheen, dry time, ect for each project. They are really good about giving me space if I just want to flip through paint swatches, and the minute I have a question they are ready to help.
The in-store ColorSnap Studio helped me narrow down which shades of yellow I was interested in (and my goodness there were a lot of good yellow options to pick from!).
I brought a shelf from the bookcase into the store when I was narrowing down paint colors, and it ended up being really helpful because I was able to discuss the best primer for the wood with Tom, the store manager. We ended up selecting the Extreme Bond Primer because the wood had been previously clear-coated (even though I was planning to sand, some varnish in the corners stuck!) and the extreme bond primer specializes in covering hard-to-stick surfaces while still maintaining a quick dry time.
I took a few swatches home to see how it would look with our grey walls. I held up the different yellows in the space to see which would have the best pop of color. I also checked out the yellows on the ColorSnap Visualizer app on my phone. I was really pleased with how quickly it helped me narrow down my options! I ended up selecting SW 6903 Cheerful because it feels like a solid true, bold yellow.
I called into my Sherwin-Williams with my paint choice, and Tom told me a quart in Duration Home® would be best for with SW Cheerful. They had the order ready for pickup that afternoon!
Duration paint is a great option for DIY projects because it has great washability, resists color rub-off, and comes in multiple sheens. It also is easy to clean brushes with soap and water after painting.