Friday, January 21, 2011

A Few Changes, A Give Away and an Affiliate

I know it sounds like a lot, I guess it is.  Let's start with the changes, remember here where I was asking for some decorating help?  Well, I want to thank everyone for their comments and want to share some of the changes I made.

Of course this doesn't mean I'm done making changes to these areas, these are just the current changes.  Who knows if I'll ever be DONE!  My poor family.  =) 

Okay so this was the area over the fridge last time I posted.  Such a sad before picture.

And after!  I like this much better, but I still have to fill the space over the cabinets.  Yes I have too!

Mantle before, not so great.

Mantle after, huge improvement.  I love the layered mirrors.  I still have some tweaking to do, but I feel like I'm finally headed in the right direction.

Trunk before.  I have no words.

Trunk after.  Have I told you I love mercury glass?  I found these and the runner at my favorite local place.  I refolded the burlap underneath and Ta Da!  Still needs some adjusting, but what doesn't?

Buffet before.  Sigh.

Buffet after.  Okay, so I didn't do much here, but I did score these great mercury glass candle holders.  My jaw dropped when I found them.  I think I may have even did the jumping happy dance clappy thing I sometimes do.  MAYBE.  To know for sure you'd have to check the surveillance video at Marshall's.  I know I need to change the kids picture out, but it's the most recent I have, so there it stays.

Okay, enough changes, now on to the give away! I just love 'em!  This is really only a sneak peak.  The give away will start as soon as I reach 100, I'm 2 any day now.  I guess you'll have to check back.  This is a preview of what you will win.  A Nest pillow from Sommer at Designer Garden.  Like I said, once I reach 100 I give you all the details.  Pinky Swear.

Other exciting news, I have a new Affiliate!  Yippee!  It's Live the Life, at  I'm going to be doing their workout/diet plan starting Monday.  I'll do a post all about it.  It's a 12 week plan, so I'll be doing a weekly post to keep you updated of my progress, and the word is they might be offering a give away or discount code to my readers. 


Donnie said...

Everything looks lovely but I thought it looked great before. You should see my forward to your new 12 week plan.

DIYbyDesign said...

Thanks for coming by and following me back. I got the green and ivory toile chair at the Ethan Allen warehouse sale a few years ago for less than $500 (it retailed for $1300 because it has a different coordinating fabric on the sides which I guess makes it more expensive there as well). It was a great find.

Anonymous said...

Great makeovers! I like the tailored runner on the trunk much better. I like the layered look on the mantel, too. Nice!

Looks like a fabulous diet plan! I'll be cheering for you!

Have a great weekend!
~Michelle :)

Unknown said...

i love the layered mirror look too and i'm right there with you about putting something above the cabinets.
p.s. the new blog look is beautiful! Lovin' it!

Sommer said...

Oooh I'm going gaga over the top of the fridge! And the trunk looks incredible! Love that runner!

Angie said...

I love all the changes!! It looks great!!!!


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