November 19, 2012
Visiting The Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia
I recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia with my colleague, Kevin Sharkey, to attend a corporate meeting at The Home Depot headquarters. Following the meeting, Kevin and I spoke to an auditorium filled with wonderful Home Depot employees. We presented the three Martha Stewart Living Holiday Collections, available exclusively at The Home Depot and shared holiday decorating ideas, as well as do-it-yourself projects, using Martha Stewart Project paints. We demonstrated how to make a candy cane striped mailbox to put all of Santa’s letters in and also had a question-and-answer session. The next day, we toured the Buckhead store and also gave another holiday demonstration to Home Depot customers. It’s always great to talk to customers - to touch base and inform them about our fabulous products and their great value.
1 On Friday, after the corporate meeting, Kevin and I demonstrated holiday projects, such as how to decorate a wreath and how to create a custom candy cane-inspired mailbox.
2 Home Depot employees joined me on stage to create the candy cane mailboxes. We used painters tape on a white mailbox to make the stripes and and then painted it red. When the paint dries and the tape is removed, you have white and red stripes!
3 Here I am posing with the Home Depot Holiday Merchant Team. Their aprons are decorated to resemble the Martha Stewart Holiday Collection. These aprons were designed by the MSLO holiday crafts team.
4 On Saturday, at the Buckhead store, I interviewed with Eileen Gordon, the Publisher and Editor of Southern Seasons. I will be featured in the December Issue!
5 Here I am touring The Home Depot’s Garden Center with Marty Howard and Eileen Claar before going in to greet customers.
6 After the tour Kevin and I met with store associates and talked about all the Martha Stewart Livng products available at The Home Depot.
7 Kevin Spoke about our Specialty Paint Tool Kit. It includes all the tools you need to create effects with paint, like faux bois, gingham, and linen.
8 I really enjoyed spending time with the very knowledgeable and energetic Home Depot associates!
9 These associates were a crafty bunch! From left to right: Dewayne Kates, Sarah Fishburne, Javonda Grandison, Pam Burke, Richard McGriff, and Carrie Willoughby. Sarah is showing off an apron that Carrie decorated.
10 After meeting with the associates, I entered an adjacent tent and gave another presentation to the store customers.
11 I showed images of my homes and how they inspire products for the Martha Stewart Line at The Home Depot.
12 Kevin and I showed how to create a beautiful holiday arrangement using living greens, glittered picks from the Martha Stewart Living Holiday Collection, and an urn painted with Martha Stewart Living metallic project paint.
13 Kevin and I also demonstrated just how fun and easy the DIY candy cane mailbox is!
14 Simple and beautiful! A nice holiday addition to any home!