Before and After GRAND PRIZE Winner!

October 8, 2012 | by Jocie (email) |

After a summer of link party excitement, 14 weekly winners, and week of final voting by our readers, a GRAND PRIZE WINNER has been chosen! This year, our big winner (chosen by 45% of our voters) is Amanda at Dixie Delights for her basement renovation. She was chosen as a weekly winner by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, and it was a well deserved win, for sure. As our grand prize winner, Amanda will receive a $150 gift card to the home improvement store of her choice.

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Amanda took around 8 months to completely remodel her very drab basement into a very fab space! In our house, 8 months is pretty quick…lol!

Here’s the before…that carpet is ROUGH!

Now, the AFTER! Seriously, I love the color scheme, detail, and personalized touch. She did an amazing job of filling the space without adding clutter.

I am in love with these pillows. For real.

This picture wall is A-MAZ-ING! I can’t imagine how ling it took to frame and place all these pix, but its beautiful.

Thanks Amanda and all of our link party-goers who were kind enough to come hang out and support One Project Closer and spread the word about Habitat for Humanity. In all, we donated $1400 to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of our winners, gave away $700 in gift cards to our weekly winners, and finally $150 to our grand prize winner, Amanda!

An extra big thanks also to our 14 blogger friends who so graciously hosted and promoted the link party and giveaway. Make sure to go check the out and show them some love!

If you loved this link party, please join us every Friday for The Humble Brag, a great link party where we periodically give away free stuff and feature lots of great DIY and crafts.


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8 Responses
  1. frazzled5 says:

    What a transformation- loving the gray and yellow color scheme!

  2. trebor says:

    I think it really helped to have a lighter color scheme too…the dark carpet wasn’t helping the place feel any more cheerful.

    But I still can’t get over how many pictures that is. Crazy

  3. poiboybf says:

    Amazing. Such a transformation!

  4. Reuben says:

    I love the ceiling in the basement. I wonder what kind of material that is.

  5. We are so beyond flattered – thank you so much such a nice write up and for hosting the contest! Amanda

    • Jocie says:

      So glad you linked up and won, Amanda! It was a well deserved win, for sure. Hope you come on back to our weekly link parties and maybe win some more. Also, Ethan will be in touch soon about what store you want a GC to. 🙂

  6. paintergal says:

    Whoa! This is a basement? Very nice use of the space. I love the bright colors.

  7. Chris says:

    Congrats Amanda! Your basemant looks amazing

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