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It’s Time for Some Makeovers!

by | Oct 1, 2009 | Decorating Inspiration

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It's Time for Some Makeovers!
Fall Nesting Update: My fall wreath has made its way out to the porch.
Stay tuned…more of my fall nesting to come.

Wow. I had such a hard time picking the HomeGoods gift card winners. I wanted everyone to win. But finally I decided to make it easy and just pick myself, The Inspired Room. I want a $600 shopping spree. Thank you for your understanding. Good bye.

Oh, just kidding. I’m fooling. I wouldn’t do that to you. I like to share the winnings because you are all so nice.

It really was fun seeing all of your entries…I looked at every single one both on email and via links. I didn’t comment too much because I didn’t want to get anyone’s hopes up or mislead you! LOL! It was fun seeing all of your rooms and hearing your stories. But, after many hours of looking at your entries, I have finally picked my three winners. I could have picked a dozen winners, but alas, I could only choose three! I’m so sorry!

Our first winner of the $200 HomeGoods
Gift Card is Simply Modern Mom!

In light of the “make your bedroom a B&B post” this week, I think this mom needs to win!

It's Time for Some Makeovers!

Here is a snippet of her entry:

Even before I got married, I promised myself that my master bedroom would be a relaxing haven where my husband and I can turn to each night. I have this dream of light blueish gray painted walls, lots of whites, and nature inspired decorations. Then we bought our house, three years ago this October, 2 months after Kaye was born. We had minimal furniture and absolutely no decorations. Over the last three years, we obtained a few IKEA furniture pieces and mostly hand-me-down stuff from friends and family.

It's Time for Some Makeovers!

Then life got crazy. Nathan lost his job. My mother diagnosed with cancer. Nathan going back to school for his Master’s. Elle came into our lives. Nathan started his own business while going to school. And the house got neglected as I was trying to help everyone else. Our master bedroom became the storage place for things that didn’t fit in other rooms.

And now for winner #2.
Beach Brights!

Beach Brights won partly because she put her whole heart into winning. I won’t lie. She begged and pleaded. She was talking about winning everywhere she went, including twitter. I love that enthusiasm…and bribery, LOL! And when I saw her dining room, I thought to myself, “self, THIS is a PERFECT room for some new inspiration! It is a blank canvas!”

Can you imagine the fun you’d have at HomeGoods buying stuff for this space? I really picked her to win because I totally want to see this room decked out. Don’t let me down, girl!

It's Time for Some Makeovers!

It's Time for Some Makeovers!

Finally, I chose winner #3.
The Young and the Relentless.

The Young and the Relentless. She just cracked me up. And, we are kindred spirits. We both have giraffes. No one should have a giraffe in their room. Just sayin’.

It's Time for Some Makeovers!

Here is a snippet of her entry:

I really want to make this room clutter free….getting rid of the giraffe, the shelf leaning against the wall and the ironing board. I would like to put some candles on the dresser that could be lit during romantical moments.

It's Time for Some Makeovers!
This is my side of the bed. I have an old TV stand as a night stand and there is nothing on the wall above our bed. The only thing I like is the big mirror. I would put some artwork or pictures above the bed and I need a little side table for my books….and a lamp. A couple throw pillows would be nice on the bed too.

Congratulations to each of you!

Now you better have a HomeGoods near you! If not, please let me know! Please email me your addresses for the $200 card. We would LOVE to see your step by step progress and of course, the AFTER photos!!

It's Time for Some Makeovers!

Next week we will have our Procrastinator’s Party Proclamations!

If you have a room or project you have been procrastinating on it is time once again for all of us PROCRASTINATORS TO UNITE…at our FALL PROCRASTINATOR’S PARTY!

Ok, now my GOAL is to have a Linky up on Tuesday October 6 so we can all proclaim what project we want to do for our 2nd Procrastinator’s Party! I know I have been pathetic at promoting this–so if only three of you join me I completely understand. But I did finally manage to make a sad attempt at a button, so at least I’m trying!

Link up or comment on Tuesday to let us know what your project will be! You’ll have TWO FULL WEEKS to complete them and report back!


It could be a room redo, a closet redo, a fall makeover, a porch makeover, a cabinet makeover, or a painting project or whatever you want. The idea is to get something DONE in the two week period of time (the duration of the Procrastinator’s Party) that will make us happy all through the holidays…now is the little window of time we all have to make a dent in something before the holidays are upon us! I want to see the befores, during and after photos along the way too!

See you Tuesday!

Oh, drat, this is a long post. If I was smart I would have broken this down into a twelve part post. If you are still with me, I almost forgot it is BEAUTIFUL LIFE FRIDAY!!! Link up your posts to share what you found beautiful this week! And visit Hooked on Houses for Hooked on Fridays!


  1. Julia

    Congrats to all the lucky winners!! :-)

  2. Mary

    So very happy for the 3 winners! I do hope we get to see what they did with their fun money!!!

    Love the little porch vignette! My back porch is covered in sheets as we are expecting a freeze tonight!

    .-= Mary´s last blog ..A Complete Bedroom Redo – Furniture too- for only $10.00!! =-.

  3. Linda aka Heartfire At Home

    Congrats to the lucky and deserving winners. Great fun! Can’t wait to see how they go with their prize.

    Linda. :)

  4. teresa

    It will be fun to see what they do….Happy Day to each of them.

  5. janice

    Congratulations to the winners! Can’t wait to see what they do. I’m in the middle of my own massive makeover at the moment, but started it so impulsively, I didn’t take any before pictures… ;(

    I love the porch vignette, the table especially. I’m not envious by nature, but my goodness, how I crave a wooden porch!
    .-= janice | Sharing the Journey´s last blog ..Berries and Birds =-.

  6. cindy

    Congrats to all the winners! What fun to tune in and see what they’ve done with their spaces :o)
    .-= cindy´s last blog ..Loverly Linens =-.

  7. Beachbrights

    OMG!!!!!! I woke up this morning to my blackberry lit up with email & facebook messages. I was thinking, Uh-oh, what’s happened. So, at 6:30 this morning I check my messages and it’s all my friends (aka Katie Skelley) telling me I won the HomeGoods GC. I am thinking to myself…”How did they know?” “OMG, they follow the Inspired Room too.” So, here I am and the pressure is on!! I am so ready.

    Thank you for this opportunity. I promise to do you proud *blushing*.

    .-= Beachbrights´s last blog ..Magazine Review: Fresh Home: Easy Ideas for Hands-On People =-.

    • Kate

      Yay!!! I was so excited for my former neighbor and friend, Christy, that I immediately went to her facebook page to congratulate her. But I will cop to an ulterior motive for hoping that she was one of the winners- she and I have very similar dining rooms and a common dilemma, so I hope to crib some ideas from her makeover!

  8. Pearl Maple

    Congrats to your lucky winners
    Too funny with the Procrastinator’s Party, think we know a thing or too on that subject.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  9. Kathy

    Ha! Could you imagine ~ “yeah, I just decided to give myself the prize”? Congrats to the winners! They are all going to have a ball decorating their spaces.

  10. Connie

    Oh MY HECK!!! I’m so excited that I won!! I checked my email from my iPhone as I was going to bed last night and saw that I had won and then I had the hardest time getting to sleep!

    Thank You soooo much!
    .-= Connie @ Young and Relentless´s last blog ..The Connie Diaries~ September 1986 =-.

  11. Tiffany

    I can’t believe I won! I am so excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Following posts will be coming…
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..I Can’t Believe It =-.

  12. Tamera

    What a stupendous idea! I love before and afters….and a deadline:)
    .-= Tamera´s last blog ..Show & Tell Friday! =-.

  13. Brenda Leyland

    I’m excited for the winners. I hope we’ll be able to see your rooms after your shopping spree! It’s so much fun to make our homes places that refresh and comfort us and our guests.

    Happy Day!
    .-= Brenda Leyland´s last blog ..All Things English =-.

  14. Nikki

    I just discovered your website, and I absolutely love it!! The give aways are such a great idea, and I can’t wait to see the results. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..Still Thinking in Green… =-.

  15. Brandi A. Newman

    First of all, congrats to all the winners!

    Second, I just had to say that I have a giraffe in my house as well….some kind of resin thing about 3 feet tall in a lying down position. My old room mate and I named him Geronimo the Giraffer. Now he sits by the front door and holds my two Cocker Spaniels leashes. Happy there’s another couple of us out there!

    Brandi Newman

  16. Abbie

    I can’t wait to see those three makeovers either! Oh, and now I’m off to try to think of something I’m procrastinating that I’d like to get done in October … maybe a shelf (I’ve got a wooden box in mind) for my bathroom. :)
    .-= Abbie´s last blog ..Heme aquí. =-.

  17. jewelboxhome

    Your porch arrangement is lovely! The blue table, the round garden spheres, the wreath, the artwork, it’s all so welcoming! Makes me realize how shabby my entryway looks. I should at least replace the welcome mat.

    And great choices for the Home Goods winners. I can’t wait to see the final makeovers.

    Now I need to come up with my procrastination project. Problem is, I have way too many!


  18. Joanie

    Just noticed the phrase, “Fall Nesting” in your post. That is exactly what I have been doing today. Fall nesting. Now I just need to come up with a procrastination proclamation. Lots to choose from around here ; )

    Love your fall drive-bys!!!
    .-= Joanie´s last blog ..fall foyer =-.


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