Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm a winner!

My friends over at One Project Closer have named me the best renovator ever picked my art room renovation as their weekly winner in their 'Before and After 2010' contest supporting Habitat for Humanity! 
The contest runs for the summer, and anyone can submit a project to the One Project Closer team at beforeandafter@oneprojectcloser.com.  Every week, they choose the best submission and that person gets to choose a $50 gift card to Home Depot, Lowes, or Amazon. Plus, they make a $100 donation to Habitat for Humanity in the winner's honor!  I always spend at least 1 day per summer sweating profusely on a Habitat build in my area, so this is a very cool prize.  Winners of the weekly contest also get entered into an end-of-summer showdown where readers can vote for the best Before and After, and the winner will get another $150 to the home improvement store of their choice.  I will be doing my best to blackmail votes out of you lovely folks when the time comes, trust me! 

I submitted the art room project because it involved a little of everything: some building...
some mitering and nailgunning (yeah, I can make up words around here)...
some staining and polying, along with some wine spilling....
plenty of sanding, priming and painting....
and of course, decorating.  Check out the post over at One Project Closer here!  And if you missed my original post about this room, be sure to click on the photo on my sidebar, all the juicy details (including a cost breakdown) are there. 

PS - definitely enter your own before and after, there are still a few weeks left in August!

24 comments:

Michelle said...

Congrats Sara!!

Pine Tree Home said...

That is such great news!

stylefyles said...

Sooo what you're telling me is it PAYS to spend MONEY. I seee.

=) Congrats!

Kristi W @ life with a camera said...

Alright! Nice job. :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

How exciting...congrats! It was well deserved!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

You totally deserve it. This room was amazing!

Ms.Cupcake said...

CONGRATS! You totally earned that! Thanks for the compliments on my cat-Charlie...he pretty much rules ;)

McCarthy Designs said...

Congratulations Sara, great news and so well deserved. Your renovation projects are all fabulous but your art room was a particularly good one. xx

Mrs. Chic said...

Congrats!! Love your art room - so pretty

Nikki said...

Congratulations!

The Pennington Point said...

Great job! Lisa~

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Congratulations! This is well deserved!!!!

Cait @ Hernando House said...

Your art room looks great! Mine is a little cluttered at the moment, but there are some more plans in the works, so hopefully it gets a little more organized soon.

Amanda said...

Congratulations Sara! What a cool prize! Maybe if I ever FINISHED anything I could enter!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Yay! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Yippie!

oneluckycouple said...

Congratulations!!! That's so exciting. You did a great job on this room... and all of your rooms! :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Congratulations Sara, your room is perfectly pretty! xx

Jen said...

Congrats!

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Congratulations! That is so cool! I know I'll be voting for ya!

~Chelsea

Holyoke Home said...

Congratulations! Isn't One Project Closer great?!

Life in Rehab said...

Nicely done, Sara!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

Well deserved! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I voted for you, but I would like to say, that yours was genuinely one of the best ones on there. Not many of them came even CLOSE to being as lovely as your space.