The following post was sponsored by 3M. Our sponsors are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.

This is the perfect giveaway for those of you who are in the process of redoing, renovating, DIY-ing, or remodeling! I’m right there with you. This was my family room last week (more on that soon in another post!):

I’ve spent the past few weeks wearing protective eyewear, respirators, and covering everything in Scotch Blue Tape. I can’t wait to show you the before, during, and afters coming up in a future House Milk article. But in the meantime, I’m working with 3M to give away a sweet prize pack to help all you DIYers out there.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned the Couple Speak contest from 3M (you can still enter here). “Couple Speak” is what we call the tense and often humorous communication between two people who are working together on a home improvement project. Just think back to the last time you tried to help your partner put together an IKEA dresser. Do you remember it sounding something like this:

“That looks interesting. Are you sure that’s going to work?” but what you really meant was “That’s not going to work. You’re doing it all wrong.”

What you say and what you mean can be two totally different things in challenging situations, especially when things don’t go as planned. That’s what this giveaway is all about! Read the rules below on how to enter.

3M products included in the giveaway pack:
2 3M LeadCheck Swabs
1 Roll of ScotchBlue (this stuff is the best!)
3 Stages of Sanding (green maroon gold)
1 gloves, respirator, eyewear

When you enter on 3M Frameworks’ Facebook page, you’re automatically eligible to win $250, too!


1) Create a funny written “what you said/what you really meant” translation like the one I shared above.
2) “Like” 3M Frameworks on Facebook and participate in the translation sweepstakes being hosted on the 3M Framework Facebook Page. This will automatically enter you for a chance to win $250 (a new winner is selected weekly!)
3) Come back here to this blog post and comment that you participated and please include your translation! I can’t wait to hear all of your silly, creative conversations.

Giveaway runs September 7, 2011 – September 14, 2011. A winner will be chosen at random. US residents only.

Don’t forget to spread the word: Share on Twitter /// Share on Facebook

Sorry, this giveaway has expired. Congrats to the winner, Tina!