Contest: ‘Plan, Power and Paint Giveaway’ winner

The Detroit News

We asked you what home project would you finish – or start – if you had the power and paint available? Turns out lots of you had plans for the “Plan, Power and Paint Giveaway” worth $250 from Great Lakes Ace Hardware. Items include power tools and products from DeWalt, Craftsman and Valspar Paints and two tickets to the Novi Home Show from Friday through Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. More than 60 people entered with plans from redoing cottages up north to updating 1970s bathrooms and basements. Our winner, Donna Holloway of Clinton Township, plans to use the paint and products to help her family. “My sister, a single parent, lost her home to foreclosure the year her daughter became disabled in a car accident,” Holloway writes in an email. They have just moved into a Harrison Township condo that has not been updated in the 30 years since it was built, she says. The planned kitchen repairs and updates were put on hold after a serious leak was discovered in the shower. “It would be great to be able to tell her that we could go ahead and paint the ugly old kitchen cabinets to brighten up the kitchen a little,” Holloway writes.