Cottages & Bungalows Magazine Feature!

I was super excited when my stairwell/landing makeover…  stairwell makeover

{see the full stairwell/landing transformation here}

won this back in January/February:

DIY Talent Scouting Party

Wahooo! I was so touched when you shared my excitement and excuse my beaming with pride and sharing today. It’s a “my highlight of the year” type of experience and the June issue is out!

I’ve “e-known” Amy from WhisperWood Cottage for several years. She is such a sweet blog friend and super talented (have you seen her beautiful home filled with gorgeous flea market finds and amazing DIY decor?). Once the announcement was made and I stopped screaming, I got to “talk” with Jickie (awesome!) who interviewed me/asked questions about my project and wrote up my article while I submitted my pictures. See my name?!! SO exciting!

DIY Show Off in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

(Tip: Always, always keep the large original format of your photos and edit/resize a copy for blogging just for this reason. Pictures for print require a larger size. Images on your blog should be resized smaller for speed with loading/storage reasons.)

My stairwell wants to show off…looky!

Cottages & Bungalows Magazine - DIY Show Off

Periodic party themes for upcoming issues of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine will be announced at WhisperWood Cottage. Bloggers (that’s YOU!) can link up projects that relate to that theme during the availability period. After the availability period ends, a list of top contenders for the magazine feature will be announced. From the top contenders, a final project will be selected as the winner of an upcoming feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine. You can pop over to WhisperWood Cottage now to see the “All Things Kitchen” contenders. Congratulations to those talented blog friends and their creative projects!

Mark your calender and think ahead! The theme for July will be Halloween/Fall!

Knowing that my blog friends will be featured in Cottages & Bungalows in the future meant I couldn’t subscribe fast enough. Donna from Funky Junk Interiors and Rita from This (sorta) Old Life are next and trust me, you don’t want to wait for it to be on the shelf in stores. It’s hard to find and you’ll have to wait.

DIY Show Off in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

Thanks to Amy for hosting the fun Talent Scout Party ~ a great source of inspiration too when browsing the party with so many creative real ideas. Thanks to Cottages & Bungalows for the super awesome 2 page feature! And thanks to YOU for sharing the love of DIY, visiting me, letting me share this with you, thanks for encouraging me! I hope to see YOU featured!

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I'm SO excited!

I’m so excited I can’t stop myself from making an announcement to share the exciting news with you! Last week I shared that I was in the “Top 12 2012 1st Projects Contest” at WhisperWood Cottage (x2). I really was all ready to be happy for one of the other talented ladies – so many amazing and inspiring projects. (See the Top 12 HERE.) (all entries here…a collection of some really creative projects.) I entered my faux fireplace/pallet shelf project and my stairwell landing makeover:

stairwell landing makeover, diamond trellis wall stencil

Tonight, I started getting a couple of emails from friends (thanks, ladies!) AND…

My heart stopped! Now it’s racing. I can’t believe it! WoOoOoOo HoOoOoOo!!!!  Oh my gosh! I’m speechless!  Thank you so SO much to

WhisperWood Cottage

and

Now I need to go let that sink in. I’m NEVER going to be able to sleep tonight. I feel like I’m already dreaming! 🙂