Our Tennessee Life ...formerly The Retail DIYet

Our Tennessee Life ...formerly The Retail DIYet: July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Apartment Guide Sweepstakes

I always feel like I am in the middle of changing one of my spaces, but in reality I guess I always am.  We've been working on our home office for about a year on and off and really haven't gotten too far.  It's a tricky space since it serves as an office for 2 people (me and my hubs) and it doubles as our guest room.  This bookshelf lives there now as well as this desk.  We're getting there slowly but surely.

It was perfect timing for Apartment Guide to contact me in regards to their "Your Picks.  Your Place" Sweepstakes.  Right now they are in round three of their sweepstakes - HOME OFFICES.  I loved all of the choices, but one in particular really gave me inspiration!  Check out the sweepstakes here.  Can you guess which one?  Check out the official information below and enter to win one of their eight $250 weekly prizes or their grand prize of $10,000.  All you have to do is vote to be entered to win! 

About the Apartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes
Is your place in need of a style update?  Apartment Guide has partnered with TV host and design expert Kim Myles for the second annual Apartment Guide “Your Picks. Your Place.” Sweepstakes.  From now until August 14, visit YourPicksYourPlace.com to vote once per day for your preferred room design showcasing furniture and home décor items selected by featured bloggers.  The site will feature four different room designs every two weeks. By voting, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize or one of eight $250 weekly prizes to go towards your own selections for your home. While you’re on the site, you can find design and décor tips from Kim Myles, Apartment Guide and featured bloggers to help you design a room that’s uniquely you.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends @ 9:00 PM on 8/14/12, subject to Entry Periods outlined in Official Rules. Must be a US legal resident of the 50 US or DC and 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes subject to full Official Rules available at www.yourpicksyourplace.com. Void where prohibited.
Disclosure Statement:
Apartment Guide and owner Consumer Source, Inc. partner with bloggers such as me to participate in blogger programs. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any products and believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendation.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Update on Dining Room and Life in General

Hi All,
Our camera has been out of commission for about 2 weeks now.  We'll have it back on Sunday and I can finally post some of the projects I've been working on.

Remember the dining room chairs that I wanted to recover and I gave you a few of the fabric choices I was thinking of in this post?  Well I didn't go with any of them.  It is so me to narrow them all down and then change my mind.  But in the end I am soooo glad I did.  I chose this fabric from Fabric.com and it is awesome.

The fabric is LAMINATED so its perfect for our dining room.  EM has "put her mark" on every chair and now all I have to do is wipe it down.  Its amazing!  I can't wait to post about the finished project!  Sunday cant come soon enough.

I am also overhauling our entryway and these colors (and maybe even this fabric) will be back if I can figure out how to sew a custom cushion for an entertainment center turned bench I made.  My sister created this awesome art for me to hang in either the entryway or the dining room.  There are 4 in total--but I am only sharing 3 since the 4th is our current address (and its a shame that I don't want any stalkers or weirdo's showing up because its my favorite print)!  How amazing are they..and she!!  They are going in white frames with white matting.

I also have our new TV stand that we made from an old vintage typewriter crate.  It looks awesome in our living room so look for that project coming soon.

I am looking forward to sharing all of my projects with you soon!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Retail DIYet was featured at Embracing Change!!

Check out the awesome blog Embracing Change and see the Retail DIYet's Living Room Decorating (on a budget) featured as one of the Best of the Week!  Thank you, Stacey!!
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