GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure 2013: Home Reveal

August 26, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Its been a long time coming, but I am so excited to finally reveal the Habitat for Humanity home I helped decorate, along with 5 other bloggers, for the GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure! I shared with you last week (or maybe the week before) about our travels along the World’s Longest Yardsale in the GMC Acadia Denali. We each had a budget of $250 to spend decorating and furnishing this Habitat for Humanity house for the amazing Leetoya S. and her 4 kids.

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(left to right) Liz from LizMarie Blog, Courtney from French Country Cottage, Christine from The DIY Dreamer, Carissa from Good n Crazy, ME (Jocie),and Kirsten from Simply Grove!

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure 2013

Here is the house:

Habitat for Humanity home with GMC HTA

Living Room from One Project Closer

I was in charge of the living room, by far the biggest room in the house.

Empty living room

Because I love to haggle (and a good deal), plus my love of painting and Rust-Oleum, I bought super cheap stuff and painted as much as I could. What do you think?

Living room for GMC HTA

Here was my favorite little corner. I bought this chair for $20 – more than I would have liked, but I loved it so much, I couldn’t walk away. And the shelves were generously donated by Rustoleum, but decorated by the fabulous Brooke from All Things Thrifty.

Living room reveal

The gallery wall was made up of lots of cheap (or free frames) that I painted. I also brought some printables from home, for just in case.

Gallery Wall - One Project Closer

Then I cut out an “S” using cardboard, and covered it in a Georgia Map.

Map letter in gallery wall - One Project Closer

This is a little heart map-cut out with their town in the center.

Map heart cut - out - One Project Closer

Oh, and did you see my fabulous globe? That was generously donated by the Habitat Restore outside of Detroit.

Painted globe - One Project Closer

Here’s the coffee table that Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl painted and donated to the cause. Turned out so great in the rom. We all signed the chalkboard top, too!

Chalkboard Coffee Table

If you followed along on FB, Twitter, or Instagram, you know that I spent a lot of time painting and sometimes re-painted furniture….here is the infamous $2 coffee table that I spent LOTS of time on. lol.

Coffe Table - One Project Closer

Leetoya, the home owner, loves the Lord and I wanted to honor that in the room. So I found two unfinished words, “Faith” and “Hope,” painted them (along with the mirror) and placed them on this fabulous antique sewing table.

Sewing table - One Project Closer

Entry Way - OPC The Better Half

On the other side of the door, the wall seemed a bit empty, so I spray painted some random candlesticks that were lying around unused and hung it along side my $2 subway art!

Subway art - One Project Closer

Finally, the most important part of any room the TV! I painted this stand and used my leftover budget to buy a tv!

TV stand - One Project Closer

Dining Room from French Country Cottage

Courtney from the French Country Cottage made the most beautiful kitchen and dining room, while also providing the important practicals like dishes and silverware!

Dining Room from French Country Cottage

Boys Room from LizMarie Blog

What a perfect boy’s room from Liz Marie Blog, complete with a basketball hoop!

Boys room from Liz Marie Blog

Music Room from the DIY Dreamer

My partner, the fabulous DIY Dreamer put together this amazing music room/office for Leetoya!

Music-Room from The DIY Dreamer

Girl’s Room from Good N Crazy

I love this bright and cheerful girl’s room designed by Carissa from Good N Crazy!

Girls room from Good N Crazy

Mom’s Room from Simply Grove

Kirsten from Simply Grove came up with a bedroom right out of a magazine for Leetoya. I LOVE IT!

Bedroom from SImply Grove

And that’s it! What an amazing experience! I loved all the bloggers who were a part of this and hope we get to do it again one day. Thank you so much to GMC and Habitat for Humanity for making it all possible!!

What do you think? How would you have added your own style into thrifting?

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16 Responses
  1. Gwen says:

    Oh my gosh! Everything looks amazing! Yall did a slap-tastic job, girl!

  2. naomipsalm77 says:

    So PROUD of you!!!! This is beautiful! You’re amazing :O) I LOVE the living room!

  3. cbadaracco says:

    Amazing job!! What a great example of serving others and making a house a home (even on a small budget)!

  4. I thought this was such a fun idea from GMC. Gotta say you delivered too on such a small budget. well done Jocie. Cheers. ~jb

  5. This house turned out SO amazing. I’m so proud of you and the other girls Jocie!

  6. Carolina says:

    How amazing… y’all got to take a house, and turn it into a HOME for one very lucky family!! And you did an AMAZING job!

  7. The house looks fantastic! I have to say, I love that “S” and the blue frame around it most. Being part of the blessing is just as good as being blessed!

  8. You all did an amazing job in providing this family with not just a house, but a home. What a tribute to all of us re-purposers out there, who know that older is better and that a coat of paint can salvage just about anything and make it beautiful! Congratulations to all!

  9. SO so awesome! I love your gallery wall and little touches in the living room. And those kids’ rooms!!

  10. Jacque says:

    I love this room, I love this cause, I love the person who decorated this room! 🙂

  11. Megan @ Our PInteresting Family says:

    This is such a beautiful home! I really love the coffee table idea. 🙂

  12. JustME says:

    Wow you ladies did a fabulous job making Leetoya’s home so happy and welcoming. I bet there were loads of tears at the reveal. And how awesome you saved enough that you were able to buy them a TV. I bet that was an awesome surprise for the whole family Jocie. What a blessing you all were to this family.

  13. Vanessa says:

    Wow, just wow. You all did an absolute amazing job! I love your gallery wall!

  14. Shannon says:

    You guys did such a nice job!! It looks great!

  15. Ashley says:

    You guys all did amazing things with this house! It looks gorgeous! I really love the gallery wall you made in the living room!

  16. cassie says:

    everything looks amazing- what a great gift you all were! such a talented and adorable team! 🙂

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