Dear DIY Show Off friends,
Please click the badge on the right side bar – I really appreciate (and need) your votes!
::increasing heart rate::
I am about to reveal something I never thought I’d actually get the chance to (so many great entries). Wait. Does that mean it’s a real true DIY drama to be one of the 10 finalists? Should I celebrate or hang my head in shame?! Of course, I have to explain because I’m SO embarrassed but when it comes to winning $5000 and as well as an in-home consultation with their local Master of All Things Hardwarian, I’ll swallow my pride. You with me? I’ll beg on my blog. I’ll put myself out there.
I entered the True Value DIY Drama. True Value is having an awesome contest! A DIY’ers dream come true! Our old farmhouse is full of projects but I went with our master bathroom because it’s d-r-a-m-a. A room that has been neglected. A project that’s still waiting. The place I thought would be the best ‘gift’ I could give Mr. DIY.
We’re lucky to have a master bath (if you can call it that). And it’s a nightmare. When we bought our home in 2007, we worked non stop for 2 months to make it something we could actually move in to. That doesn’t mean something pretty or completed within two months. Mr. DIY and I worked full time and would spend evenings and weekends cleaning things up. When it came to the master bath shower – it needed replaced. We tore it all out and Mr. DIY, who has awesome tiling skills (you’ve seen the slate tile and beautiful tile floor in the powder room), began his first vertical tiling job. He really did do a great job with it. Mostly. He was rushed and exhausted and tired. There is “drama” on the lack of finishing touches along with some other DIY oopsies. My video points it out (sorry honey) and the other disasters we live with every day. Hey, it gets us clean. That’s all that matters, right? NO! Not when you’re a DIY show off! It just won’t do! It belongs on my alter-ego blog, The DIY Nightmare. (Oh and that toilet seat issue…I’m guessing it was installed and used before I had a chance to run to the store for an exchange. Things were that rushed and that exhausting!)
Once you see the video (ignoring me), you’ll see what I mean. I was the 2nd video submitted. I wish I would have waited or watched some tutorials or homemade videos to spice it up a little. It’s not really dramatic in terms of quality. I didn’t have time for acting lessons either or a stunt double (great suggestion Tricia!). 🙁
You’d do what you could to win $5000 and professional advice too, right? Please agree with me…because we’re friends and I’ll feel better. 🙂
Remember – first time ever videography. So lingering on the shampoo while I get behind the camera isn’t intentional. The video is actually Take 12 or 100 or 500. I lost count. And I finally just gave up…despite the shampoo shot and my term “do-it-yourselfing”.
I was so nervous. I wish I could have been funny or cute. Looking back, I wish I could have been perky! lol AND the bathroom that I’m pointing out? I’d NEVER show it off!
So…I’m desperate for your vote. There are some great DIY dramas listed, but I’m putting out my shameless plea – please vote for me. You’d love to see the after, right? You’d love for me to have a master bath that I can show off. You KNOW that $5000 budget and professional guidance in the hands of a DIY’er can mean ugly scary space to beautiful master bath oasis.
Without further hesitation, um…here goes. This is me. This is not only my DIY home improvement drama, but my DIY video disaster. Never before seen video footage of a room that I would NEVER in a million years show off but will shamelessly plug for a chance at $5k.
Are we still friends? Can you believe that DIY drama exists in my house? Help me make it better!
I would really, really appreciate your votes once a day every day now until December 4th. I’ll put the Finalist Badge on my side bar.
Thanks everyone! What do you think? Be honest! I’ll reject the bad comments. JUST KIDDING!
::runs off to hide::
If you take the minute to click over and vote every day…I think I’d have a chance. I’ll be forever grateful. Winning would be amazing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help and support.
Remember to check out the Holiday party and to enter the giveaway!
I voted and will continue to vote. And NO JUDGEMENTS here. I'm about to shoot my own how-to videos for Single Stone. The ones I should've shot over a yr ago but keep putting off. *sigh* It's fonally come down to the time I can no longer put it off. :X
I got yer back, you have my vote 🙂
I hope you win!
Hey, I enjoyed the video. My favorite part was in the beginning when you said your bath was "neither master or suite (sweet)" lol! Good job! I hope you win.
Ahhh…..good luck. It's so inspiring to know….I'm not alone. Our home remodel made it everywhere through the house..but only half way through our master bath! LOL
Wow…good for you!!
I voted! So sorry about your toilet, haha! We did the same things, but I MADE my husband return it (believe me, he was kicking and screaming the whole way, haha!). I hope you win, good luck!!! 🙂
Aw, you're cute! And I voted for you!
omg, the toilet seat made me laugh out loud, way too funny! I sure voted!!!
First off, I voted for you! Second, you're so pretty! And third, I have no sound on my laptop for some reason and couldn't hear your narrative, but I did watch the video. I hope you and Mr. DIY win!
I voted, I hope you'll remind us to vote, b/c all be honest, I'll probably remember to vote again tomorrow…and then somewhere between naptime and wednesday I'll completely forget! LOL, I SOOOOOO hope you win!!!
I voted for you! Me too, my husband asked me what's so funny and I had to show him I the toilet seat, LOL
I HOPE you win!!
I voted for you! You have guts for showing that for the public to see, but I think it makes you even cooler in my book! A true DIY showoff should be able to take the blame for DIY projects gone bad. It happens to everyone. 🙂
I voted for ya! I still love ya and I thought you did great…your bathroom is actually not as scary as mine. Although my toilet seat fits. 🙂
We're definitely still friends! 🙂
I have to tell you guys – THANK YOU! You've made me feel so much better. THANK YOU x 100 for your votes. Winning would be AWESOME!
You know I'm here for ya'!. I am not interested in a job as a stunt double, though. 😉 Camera woman, perhaps. I can simply be reimbursed with free room and board.
LOL! All of you are making me feel so much better. It's good to have blog friends. Thanks so much for your votes! I'm so touched! 🙂
You got my vote! Remind us daily, though. I have the worst memory!
You have my vote! Honestly though I had to chuckle at the toilet seat – It made my day! Good luck and I can't wait to hear!!!!
What? Are you kidding?! That was awesome! I thought you and the bathroom were going to be waaaay worse based on what you were saying. You are so silly. I voted for you:) Because I love the wooden towel bar and toilet seat holder…classic!!!
Sorry I didn't write you back sooner…I was going to tell you to go for it. Glad you did!!!! Good luck, girl!
I voted for ya! I hope you win!
I just put in my vote! The toilet seat made me giggle….I wouldn't have thought about shape either! Good luck!!!!
Of course I voted and I love the video!! It's funny, but "cute" funny! The person who didn't have audio missed out–I thought our voice was good because you sounded like, "please help us . . . ." I love the toilet seat shot, and you look beautiful, so no worries. I hope you post a reminder every few days because I might forget otherwise. Good luck & I can't wait to see that bathroom after you claim your prize!!
p.s.-please give a shout out to your hubby because he gets an "A" for effort. No one can ever say he didn't try, and his heart wasn't in the right place! He did the best he could for his "queen", and with a little help you two will be on your way!
Good luck! You defintely have my vote!
For some reason the link isn't working! I am DYING to see the video!!! I think you should win! YAY for you 🙂
Hmmm…it's working for me. 🙁 If the badge in my post and side bar aren't working, give this a shot:
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Sorry! I hope it's back to working!
I voted too!
My sound card died so I couldn't hear what you said 🙁 but I'll try to borrow the laptop tonight…
Hope you win!
I voted for you! You could so do an awesome bathroom redo with $5K! I was LOL about the toilet seat, too funny!
Roeshel, I totally voted for you! You were amazing, I think you could totally give Angelina Jolie a run for her money 🙂 You rocked it. And you shouldn't be embaressed about anything, the bathroom didnt look as nearly as disasterous as my parents (theirs looks like a dark corner of "the nightmare after trying to DIY…" HAHA!
Hope you win!!!! can't wait to see the "after"… are you gonna get a big jet tub, because that is what I want…..
Hey, I congratulate you on your video even if you think its an embarrasment. I voted for you guys, and I do say your husband did a great job with the tile. I hope you win and can share with us the wonderful transformation!
Enjoyed your video but I have to tell you I laughed out loud about your toilet seat….I voted!
Have a wonderful day.
Oh you look so great I wouldn't worry about anything. I just voted for you and will try to vote again. Good luck with winning!
I loved the video. You are so cute! 🙂 The toilet seat cracked me up! I voted and will every day! I hope you win. You deserve it! Have a great day!
You've got my vote! You may have some issues with the bathroom, but on the bright side-You are very photogenic!
You've got my vote!! GOOD LUCK!
Roeshel, I added the link to my toolbar so that I will remember to vote every day. Good luck! I hope you win!
I voted for you girl! Good for you! 🙂
You definitely have my vote! I must admit, I did chuckle about the toilet seat. I thought you did great! Good luck!
Oh my gosh. First things first, you are by far the most awesome, brave woman I have ever seen for this video! You are beautiful, witty, and did a great job with the video. Now, that said, girl, I'm going to slink off into neverland now with my hideous rooms that make this look like a palace! The tile is simply gorgeous and hubby does a fantastic job with it. Yeah, a finishing touch here or there but hey, it is great. Thanks for making me giggle today because I have been there more times than I care to count myself. You got my vote, and you deserve a big ol win!
Of course I still think you ROCK, and I voted for you, and will continue to! The video was too cute – loved the "neither master or sweet" comment. I HOPE YOU WIN!
OH how awesome!! I'm voting now!
I voted for you 🙂
Hope you win!
I voted for you!! I'm a die hard follower. Part of me was actually a little glad to see your whole house isn't perfect as I imagined it so-does that make me a bad person??? There may be a chance for the rest of us. I'm hoping your win!!
Oh my gosh – Brockett! If you could see my house you'd understand why I started a blog called DIY Show Off (well…showing off the bad after there is good to share too) – my entire house is a DIY project. We love it! And when something so awful is DIY'd into something decent – it's such a reward to show it off! It's an old farmhouse and it's big as far as farmhouses go but there is also so much to do and so much unfinished. Ever notice you don't see my kitchen? It's a DIY drama waiting to happen. Just haven't gotten to it yet. We're starting out with the smaller less expensive projects. It's good practice. I have another bathroom that is just as awful (although the toilet seat fits). lol
Trust me – it doesn't make you a bad person. I am the same way. love seeing beautiful homes but seeing "real life horrors" makes me smile too!
THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR YOUR VOTES! I COULD NEVER EVER DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! 🙂