Before & After: Grand Prize Voting is Open!

October 1, 2012 | by Jocie (email) |

Have you wondered what happened to the Before and After contest supporting Habitat for Humanity? Well, in case you missed it, the contest has been going on for the past 14 weeks. People were given the opportunity to link up their before and after home projects or email them in to be entered. We had so many really cool projects entered – bathroom renovations, backyard upgrades, furniture upcycling, and room redesigns. Some projects were more hard-core home improvement oriented (like One Project Closer) and some were more decor and design (like The Better Half)- all were AMAZING!

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Then, throughout the summer, 14 different fabulous blogs chose 1 winner each from the link party and featured their winner on their blog. Check out our Before and After link party with over 170 entries – our biggest Summer series yet! Thanks to everyone who linked up and all our hosting judges!

All together, we donated $1400 to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of our winners, gave away $700 in gift cards and helped raise awareness of Habitat’s mission!

Even if you haven’t been following along, the fun isn’t over yet. In fact, this is my favorite part…

Each of our 14 weekly winners will compete for the grand prize: a $150 gift card to the home improvement store of their choice! Check out each entry below and then, starting October 1st place your vote.

Now that our summer link party is over, make sure to come back every Friday for our weekly DIY projects link-up party – The Humble Brag!

The Contenders!

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1. Whimsical Nursery Reveal
2. Outdoor Patio Kitchen
3. Before & After: Master Bathroom Edition
4. Rustic Country Kitchen
5. Fabulous Basement Renovation
6. The Penny Countertop
7. Giving a Standard Cabinet Furniture Style
8. Pirate Themed Bedroom
9. Beautiful Kitchen Remodel
10. Steps to a Complete Kitchen Remodel
11. Baby Changing Table to Kitchen Hutch
12. Fireplace Turned Fancy
13. $159 Kitchen Makeover
14. Chalk Painted Cottage Kitchen

Cast Your Vote!

Voting will open right here on this page for 1 week, starting October 1 through midnight on October 8, 2012. Have you heard that October 1st is also World Habitat Day?!? Check out how you can continue to support Habitat for Humanity and help make adequate and affordable housing a priority worldwide.

Vote for Your Favorite Before & After!

  • Fabulous Basement Renovation (48%, 298 Votes)
  • Fireplace Turned Fancy (19%, 116 Votes)
  • $159 Kitchen Makeover (12%, 74 Votes)
  • Before & After: Master Bathroom Edition (4%, 25 Votes)
  • Steps to a Complete Kitchen Remodel (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Outdoor Patio Kitchen (3%, 17 Votes)
  • Pirate Bedroom! (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Baby Changing Table into Kitchen Hutch (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Chalk Painted Cottage Kitchen (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Giving Standard Cabinet Furniture Style (2%, 10 Votes)
  • The Penny Countertop (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Rustic Country Kitchen (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Whimsical Nursery Reveal (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Beautiful Kitchen Remodel (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 624

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Home Improvement Coupons

Every do-it-yourselfer I know always enjoys a good coupon, and we keep a few pages that are worth checking out before your next home improvement project. Every week Kim updates the list (not some automatic aggregator), and she makes sure the links are good. You won’t find a better resource for Home Depot Coupons or Lowe’s Coupons anywhere else on the web!

22 Responses
  1. frazzled5 says:

    WOW! They are all stunning! The projects are truly inspiring. So many kitchen projects and honestly, that’s where I need to focus my efforts on.

  2. JoFar says:

    Love that outdoor kitchen….wish something like that was in my future!!!

  3. paintergal says:

    Lots of great projects. They are all winners because they get to enjoy their new rooms.

  4. poiboybf says:

    They all look great. Loved reading more about a lot of them. Thanks!

  5. Reuben says:

    I like number 3!

  6. katieQ says:

    It’s hard to believe that the before and after pictures are of the same spaces.

  7. Chris says:

    Wow. Lots of great projects. That was hard to pick a favorite.

  8. MissFixIt says:

    So hard to vote for just one

  9. frazzled5 says:

    Cannot wait to see the winner!

  10. Judith says:

    Love the bathroom makeover

  11. I am having trouble voting today. It just shows the results.

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