- One Project Closer - http://www.oneprojectcloser.com -

5th Annual Before & After Series!

Posted By Jocie On May 30, 2012 @ 7:00 am In Link Party,The Better Half | 96 Comments

Habitat for Humanity [1] is a non-profit that’s near and dear to us at OPC and The Better Half. The work Habitat does is tremendous, and they’ve had a huge impact in our local community and all over the world. It’s only fitting that we support the cause (since we too love home improvement), and that’s the reason for our annual Before & After series. We started this event four years ago as a way to help raise awareness for Habitat, and support their mission [2] to provide decent, safe and affordable places to live.

This year, our Before & After series is going to run a little differently than in the past, so read on to learn the details of how you can participate.


Fred volunteering with Habitat Sandtown

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 we’ve asked 13 other sites to get involved, each hosting a week, picking that week’s winner, and featuring the Before and After article on their site. We’ve got a great group lined up, and here’s the schedule so far:

Week of:Host:
June 17OPC's The Better Half [3]
June 24Pretty Handy Girl [4]
July 1Beneath My Heart [5]
July 8ten june [6]
July 15Southern Hospitality [7]
July 22Charles and Hudson [8]
July 29House of Hepworths [9]
August 5the space between [10]
August 12Remodelaholic [11]
August 19DIY Showoff [12]
August 26My Blessed Life [13]
September 2Home Stories A-2-Z [14]
September 9Bear Rabbit Bear [15]
September 16Burlap & Denim [16]


Ethan volunteering with Habitat Sandtown


Ethan volunteering with Habitat Tuscaloosa

How to Enter

If you want to submit a before and after story, email us your submission at beforeandafter@oneprojectcloser.com [17]. Your entry can be in the email itself or attached as a Word document. Make sure to number pictures in order so it’s easy for us to reconstruct the story, and please attach the pictures as JPEGs even if you also embed them inside the Word document.

Keep in mind that good before and afters include interesting pictures (before, during, and after) and a descriptive story. Here are some [18] great [19] examples [20] from last year.

Alternately, we’re letting people enter via link party to show off their great transformations. Select one of your best makeover projects to share with us below, and don’t be surprised if Jocie pins her favorites to Pinterest [21].

Please link back to this article | Link directly to your B&A submission | Don’t link to a shop, store or giveaway

Email in your Before & After story [17]


1. 1/2 Bath Remodel
by Michael V.


2. Kitchen Renovation
by Brooke K.


3. Beadboard Kitchen
by Jan A.


4. Dining Room! by
Annie B.


5. Fresh Paint by
Marc S.


6. Powder Room by
Aimee B.


7. Mantel Makeover by
Mallori J.


8. The Pirate Room! by Ronda B.


9. Converted Garage by Lori C.


10. Basement Reno by Jaye L.


11. Bedroom Makeover by Kerry R.


12. B & B Redesign by Omar D.


13. Patio & Back Yard by Jordan H.


14. Salvaged Dresser by Stacy F.


15. Pantry Transformed by Karen M.


16. Office on a Budge by Sharon S.


17. The Master Suite by Emily W.


18. Happy Workspace by Kendra M.


19. Barn Apt. Bath by Pam T.

Tell a Friend

This series is only a success because of the great submissions we receive, and telling your friends and readers about it is the best way to spread the word. Please consider writing an article on your site letting everyone know about the contest. Remember, the more submissions and comments, the more fun!

Grab a Button!

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/" title="Supporting Habitat for Humanity"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7352794492_4ac9511b8e_m.jpg" alt="Supporting Habitat for Humanity" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/" title="Supporting Habitat for Humanity"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7167584773_786b728bf8_m.jpg" alt="Supporting Habitat for Humanity" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/" title="Supporting Habitat for Humanity"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7167584787_0d998cfa36_m.jpg" alt="Supporting Habitat for Humanity" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/" title="Supporting Habitat for Humanity"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7167584807_d32b4957d7_m.jpg" alt="Supporting Habitat for Humanity" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

 

Follow us on Facebook to get updates on the contest and find out who each week’s winner is!

As Always, thanks for reading!

If you love DIY projects and a good deal, check out our awesome coupons for all your local Home Depot [22] and Lowes [23] needs!


Article printed from One Project Closer: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com

URL to article: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

URLs in this post:

[1] Habitat for Humanity: http://www.habitat.org/

[2] mission: http://www.habitat.org/how/mission_statement.aspx

[3] OPC's The Better Half: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/thebetterhalf/

[4] Pretty Handy Girl: http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/

[5] Beneath My Heart: http://www.beneathmyheart.net/

[6] ten june: http://www.tenjuneblog.com/

[7] Southern Hospitality: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/

[8] Charles and Hudson: http://charlesandhudson.com/

[9] House of Hepworths: http://www.houseofhepworths.com/

[10] the space between: http://www.thespacebetweenblog.net/

[11] Remodelaholic: http://www.remodelaholic.com/

[12] DIY Showoff: http://diyshowoff.com/

[13] My Blessed Life: http://myblessedlife.net/

[14] Home Stories A-2-Z: http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/

[15] Bear Rabbit Bear: http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/

[16] Burlap & Denim: http://burlapanddenim.com/

[17] beforeandafter@oneprojectcloser.com: mailto:beforeandafter@oneprojectcloser.com

[18] some: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/budget-kitchen-makeover/

[19] great: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/excavated-backyard/

[20] examples: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/before-after-yellow-submarine-bathroom/

[21] Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/JocieOPC/

[22] Home Depot: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/home-depot-10-off-coupon/

[23] Lowes: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/free-lowes-10-off-printable-online-coupon/

Copyright © 2011 One Project Closer. All rights reserved.