Habitat for Humanity Before & After DIY Contest favorites and winner.

Last week I had the honor of co-hosting the OPC’s The Better Half’s annual Before & After DIY Contest supporting Habitat for Humanity.

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What a pleasure visiting all of the links to so many outstanding DIY projects! But oh so hard to choose! Here are a few of my favorites:

Beautiful Bedroom Makeover at Our Prairie Home

Bedroom Makeover at Our Prairie Home

Awesome bathroom makeover at the Pin Junkie

bathroom makeover at thepinjunkie

Fun play kitchen at The Skocik Money Pit

play kitchen at The Skocik Money Pit

Awesome security box turned console DIY at Adventures in Decorating

DIY security box console at Adventures in Decorating

Wow! A plastic pretzel container turned nautical vase at 21 Rosemary Lane

plastic pretzel jar turned nautical vase at 21 Rosemary Lane Gorgeous charcoal gray dining room at Primitive and Proper

dining room at Primitive and Proper

Pretty bathroom reveal at Marty’s Musings

bathroom reveal at Marty's Musings

Beautiful DIY driftwood mirror at The Wood Grain Cottage

Driftwood-Main by The Wood Grain Cottage  

Awesome entryway makeover at Dwellings by Devore

entryway makeover at Dwellings by Devore

And the winner is

DIY bathroom makeover at Design Dreams by Anne

Bathroom Reno @ DesignDreams by Anne

I am so amazed that Anne tore apart her old bathroom and with just a budget of $2500, SHE did this all by herself…wow!

Bathroom makeover at Design Dreams by Anne

Stunning! Great job, Anne! Congratulations! You’ll be receiving an email from OPC’s The Better Half with winner details! Anne wins a $50 gift card to Home Depot, Lowe’s or Amazon (her choice) as well as has $100 donated to Habitat for Humanity in her name. She is also entered to win the grand prize! Voting begins September 26th.

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Didn’t win? You have more chances! LINK UP AGAIN this week at The DIY Village on Thursday. Here’s the entire Before & After DIY contest schedule:

Contest Schedule and Co-Hosts:

June 20 Southern Hospitality
June 27 House of Hepworths
July 4 Beneath My Heart
July 11 Mom4Real
July 18 Fox Hollow Cottage
July 25 Tatertots & Jello
August 1 The Space Between
August 8 Unskinny Boppy
August 15 DIY Showoff
August 22 The DIY Village
August 29 Pretty Handy Girl
September 5 Shaken Together
September 12 My Blessed Life
September 19 Remodelaholic
September 26 Grand Prize Voting Begins!

 

Supporting Habitat for Humanity with a Before & After DIY Contest

Before & After DIY Contest: It’s such an honor to partner with OPC The Better Half along with a group of DIY bloggers all summer long who are on a mission to find the very best DIY project of the past year. I’m co-hosting and choosing the winner from this week’s submissions to the Before & After Contest.
 
 
Before and After for Habitat Contest Overview:
  • Submit up to three Before & After home improvement projects each week that YOU have personally completed (no contracted jobs).
  • Re-submit projects every week since the judge changes week to week.
  • One winner will be selected by co-host and will receive a $50 gift card to Home Depot, Lowes, or Amazon (winner’s choice) and $100 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in the winner’s honor.
  • This week’s contest runs Thursday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, August 18th at midnight EST. Winner will be announced shortly after.
  • Contests run weekly from June 20th – September 22.
  • Grand prize voting starts September 26th between all the weekly winners.
  • Grand prize winner will be given a $150 gift card to HD, Lowes, or Amazon!
  • Follow OPC on FB for contest updates and features.
How to enter:

Grab the button: 

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Let’s see your before and after DIY: (see the full schedule below!)


Check out the winner Beth chose last week at Unskinny Boppy. And make a note to head over to visit Matt & Jacque at The DIY Village next week to enter again! In fact, here’s the entire schedule if you’d like to catch up and follow along:

Contest Schedule and Co-Hosts:

June 20 Southern Hospitality
June 27 House of Hepworths
July 4 Beneath My Heart
July 11 Mom4Real
July 18 Fox Hollow Cottage
July 25 Tatertots & Jello
August 1 The Space Between
August 8 Unskinny Boppy
August 15 DIY Showoff
August 22 The DIY Village
August 29 Pretty Handy Girl
September 5 Shaken Together
September 12 My Blessed Life
September 19 Remodelaholic
September 26 Grand Prize Voting Begins!

 

Supporting Habitat for Humanity {summer contest} – One Project Closer’s The Better Half

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

I apologize! I’ve been so busy with working on the demo in the dirty dinky apartment that I’m a little behind in sharing updates on the Before and After Series – Habitat for Humanity going on at One Project Closer’s The Better Half. Forgive me? Awe, c’mon – I’m covered in grime here and so sore! So here are some updates:

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out the winner chosen by Traci from Beneath My Heart:

Bathroom Transformation by Tenth Avenue South

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The winner chosen by Michelle at Ten June Blog:

Rustic Country Kitchen Makeover from Buckets of Burlap

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and finally, be on the look out! This week’s winner will be chosen by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.

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There’s still time! I’ll be judging the week of August 19th and I want to see your before and after projects there!

How can YOU help and win? Submit your pictures and a before/after story from a home improvement project you worked (no contracted jobs) sometime in the past year. Every week of the summer until September 21, a winner is selected and their story is published online. Each winner gets a $50 gift card to either Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon, and a donation of $100 to Habitat for Humanity in the winner’s honor! There’s more! At the end of the Summer, the best submission, as voted on by readers, wins a bonus $150 gift card to one of the three stores above. You can enter your home improvement project and see who’s hosting each week HERE.
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Before & After Series for Habitat for Humanity

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

The work that the non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity is so important. They’ve had a huge impact all over the world. It’s only fitting that DIY’ers support the cause (since we too love home improvement). That’s the reason for One Project Closer’s annual Before & After series. OPC started this event four years ago as a way to help raise awareness for Habitat, and to support their mission to provide decent, safe and affordable places to live.

How it Works

If you’re not familiar with the series, here’s the basics: you submit pictures and a story from a home improvement project you worked (no contracted jobs) sometime over the past year. Every week of the summer (June 20 – September 21), a winner is selected and their story is published online. Each winner gets a $50 gift card to either Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon, and we make a donation of $100 to Habitat for Humanity in their honor! At the end of the Summer, the best submission, as voted on by readers, wins a bonus $150 gift card to one of the three stores above.

This year is different and even more AWESOME because One Project Closer has asked 13 blogs to get involved, each hosting a week, picking that week’s winner, and featuring the Before and After article on their site.

This week’s host is OPC’s The Better Half and the first before and after story is being feature TODAY – here! I hope you’ll check it out and submit your own before and after story!

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How to Enter

If you want to submit a before and after story, email your submission to beforeandafter@oneprojectcloser.com or enter via the link party to show off your great transformations HERE. You have all summer long to link up. I’ll share a reminder and link each week.
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