I Won..Need Your Advise.

by Sherry

Hello everyone.  I got the exciting news that I was the Grand Prize Winner of  WhisperWood Cottage  2011 1st project of the year party!  The winning entry was my  spackled candlestick  project shown below.

As the winner my prizes are:
One year subscription to Cottages and Bungalow Magazine
Four gallons of Dutch Boy paint
Six cans Krylon spray paint
One prep tool and paint brush kit from Purdy.
How great is this?  Now, this is where I need your help. I would love a pretty soft white wall paint from Dutch Boy.  Something with no yellow undertones and not a stark white.  I haven’t decided which rooms to paint yet but I am leaning toward the living room. This room gets lots of light from four windows. 
I know many of you are paint experts so any help is appreciated.  Even if you haven’t used Dutch Boy, but have a white paint you love, please let me know. Maybe I can get a similar color. 
Any Suggestions?

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Linda @ A La Carte January 23, 2011 - 12:40 am

Congrats on your win! How exciting. I'm sure you will get some great advice about white paint.

[email protected] January 23, 2011 - 12:49 am

Nothing white here, but I am so happy for you!!! This is a great project and you made these look FANTASTIC!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage January 23, 2011 - 12:54 am

Hi Sherry~ congratulations on the win! My favorite white that I have found is called Asiago- I think I got it at True Value but not 100% sure. It is a white but with taupe undertones- not yellow. I used it as my exterior paint and loved it so much with I painted the inside of my house with it too. 🙂

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style January 23, 2011 - 12:54 am

Congrats to you Sherry!! Those candlesticks are great. As far as paint color, not sure. I have only painted the dining room an ivory and this paint looks so different in different lights. It is called swiss coffee by Behr and is very light with gray undertones, but my daughter says that is the color in her master bath and it is so brown looking in there with lack of light.

Red Door Home January 23, 2011 - 1:00 am

So excited for you! How great to win such a wonderful prize. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with all your new paint.

sissie January 23, 2011 - 1:36 am

Congratulations Sherry on your fantastic winnings! I also love your candlestick creations.

As for selecting a wall color, I am no good at it! My walls are in Pratt and Lambert's manor white, which is a creamy white with yellow undertones.

I know there are a lot of bloggers who will send some suggestions your way.


Rene January 23, 2011 - 1:42 am

How fun! Congratulations Sherry! Love that project.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) January 23, 2011 - 1:45 am

Oh congratulations!!!! What a wonderful prize and your candlesticks are indeed a work of art. I love them. I havn't used a white in so long that I don't have any suggestions, but I know it will look fabulous when you choose. Congrats again. Hugs, Marty

Victoria at Party Puff January 23, 2011 - 1:47 am

Congratulations! I really liked your candlestick revamp.
Sorry, no ideas on the Dutch Boy though.

Judy January 23, 2011 - 2:02 am

Oh, Sherry, I wish I could help! I've been trying to decide on the "perfect" white color for one of my guest rooms and I think I've narrowed it down to Sandy White by Benjamin Moore. Of course, I also like Natural Choice a Behr Ultra paint. I also like Antique White and Najavo White….so you see I'm no help! I think it's just a personal matter and you might have to get some sample pots and try painting several colors in your room to see what works for you.


High Street Cottage January 23, 2011 - 3:02 am

Sherry, congratulations!!!
I wish I could help on the paint suggestion but I honestly have no idea. But your project was awesome, I loved them, and so happy for you xoxo tami

gretchen January 23, 2011 - 3:23 am

Congrats on your BIG win!
I have no idea about the paint color – but i'm coming back here to see what colors are suggested. this big old house i moved into last summer has yellow tones to all the 'white' walls and i don't like it, either. then there is the dark green walls in the dining room…way too dark!

Suzanne January 23, 2011 - 4:13 am

Congratulations! I don't have any advice on paint, but just wanted to say "well done!"

WhiteWhispers2u January 23, 2011 - 6:44 am

Your candlesticks are fabulous! Congrats to you on your win.I am no help to you in paint color but I will check back to see who does.~Cheers Kim

lvroftiques January 23, 2011 - 7:23 am

WHOOHOO!! Good for you!! And you deserve to win with that project, it is fantastic! I can't help with the paint but I know you've received some good advice already *winks* Vanna

Margott January 23, 2011 - 11:19 am

I`m here first time, but I`ll back. Your blog is creative, very interesting, just beautifull!!
Best Regards, have a very special week and Thank You!
P.S. This project is GREAT!

Traci January 23, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Congratulations on your win! These were my very favorite too….no advise on white paint, but I know what you choose will be perfect.

freckled laundry January 23, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Congratulations on your win, Sherry! Love those candlesticks. Wish I could help you find a Dutch Boy paint color. 🙁 I use "Wedding Veil" by Ben Moore and Sherwins William's Zurich White (at 50%) but they might be too white for you. They are white white but not cold. On the chip, zurich white has a slight gray undertone compared to regular white but it isn't noticeable unless you put it beside bright white. In my voile curtains post & mantel post, the white paint is what's on the trim and fireplace. White is tough. Good luck, sweetie!

The Decorative Dreamer January 23, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Congrats to you! Those were definitely winning candlesticks! I have no idea on the paint, I would suggest checking paint swatchs everywhere with all brands until you find what you like then have them match it! Congrats again on your fantastic prize!

[email protected] Charm January 23, 2011 - 4:08 pm

Congrats on your WIN…I see why you won…those candlesticks are so pretty…looking forward to trying this project myself. Sorry…I don't think I can help out on the white:(


Honey at 2805 January 23, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Congrats on a well deserved win!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ January 23, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Hi Sherri,
Another great transformation….. Congratulations!!

[email protected] The Vintage Nest January 23, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Well…I am no help at all. I actually mixed a touch of black in my white paint…LOL….The kid at the paint store thought I was nuts. Congratulations on your win Sherry. Those candlesticks are fabulous.

[email protected] Road January 24, 2011 - 1:03 am

Congratulations! Those candlesticks turned out great~you deserved to win!

Comeca Jones January 25, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Lucky You !

Pamela January 26, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Congrats Sherry! How exciting!


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