12 Inspiring DIY Projects and Week 1 Winner

June 27, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Here are 10 inspiring DIY Projects that were linked up last week as we started our 6th annual Before and After Contest, co-hosted by Rhoda from Southern Hospitality, in addition to the BIG winner. We hope you’ll join us again tonight for week 2 of the contest, co-hosted by Allison from House of Hepworths!

Week 1 Winner

As you may have heard, each week of the Before and After Contest our co-host picks a winner to receive a $50 gift card, plus we donate $100 to Habitat for Humanity in their honor. Rhoda chose this week’s winner to be Ashley at Domestic Imperfection for her Decked out Kitchen! Congrats to Ashley who will compete at the end of the summer for our grand prize!

Week 1 Winner

12 Amazing Features

While not everyone gets a gift card, there were so many amazing projects shared, I wanted to pass along the inspiration. Remember, as long as you did not win, you are welcome back each week to link up again from Thursday at 10 pm EST to Sunday at midnight!

Before and After Room Makeovers - features from OPC The Better Half

1. Office/Craft Room from The Happier Homemaker, 2. Custom Pantry from the DIY village,

3. Pint-Sized Bathroom from Southern State of Mind 4. Baseball/Dino Bedroom from Just the Bee’s Knees

Furniture Makeovers - Features from OPC The Better Half

1. Azores Dresser from Migonis Home, 2.  Herringbone Chest from Mad In Crafts

3. Nailhead End Table from Mad In Crafts 4. Console Table from Upcycled Treasures

Outdoor Makeovers - Features from OPC The Better Half

1. Front Porch from Little Bits of Home, 2. Pallet Wine Rack from Virginia Sweet Pea,

3. Pizza Oven from Debbiedoo’s, 4. Zipper Path from Wilderness Wife

Ad Space Winner

Each week of our regular Humble Brag link party, we pick one party goer at random to receive free ad space for the week. Its our way of saying thanks and we hope you’ll come back! This week’s winner was Susan from Sunflower Hugs for her table makeovers!


As Always, thanks for reading and we hope you loved these inspiring DIY projects,

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14 Responses
  1. Great Features!! I pinned a couple of the terrific room makeovers. I will be linking up tonight!!

  2. JustME says:

    Wow that kitchen make over is awesome. Even though I much prefer stained cabinets personally, this kitchen looks so much fresher with the two tone cabinetry. Ofcourse the fact it has wood counters helps. πŸ˜‰

  3. Ashley says:

    Great features! So many great ideas! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for featuring my office makeover, looking forward to the next party!! πŸ™‚

  5. debbiedoos says:

    Awesome and some great diy’s that sure are inspiring! Thanks for the feature.

  6. You picked great features – I really need to kick things into high gear around my house and DIY!!

  7. Samantha says:

    Great kitchen, Domestic Imperfection!!! Congrats!

    Thanks for featuring our porch! πŸ™‚

  8. Vanessa says:

    Those are some great projects!

  9. Carolina says:

    So many great projects here!

  10. supimeister says:

    Wow – that kitchen looks totally different from before! Awesome job!

  11. YAHOOO!!! Congrats all, but especially Ashley! That kitchen transformation is blue ribbon worthy, for sure! Loving these link ups, and I’m kinda scared for my turn to pick a winner, honestly! SO many great DIYers out there!

  12. Thanks so much for featuring my sons room! So many great projects!

  13. Heather says:

    Beautiful makeovers! Pinned!

  14. JustME says:

    Congratulations to Ashley for the win. Though I personally prefer my kitchen cabinets stained, her kitchen is sharp!

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