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Powder Room Three Ways + The Passion Project

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Do you know what you’re passionate about? Have you identified it, wrapped your heart and soul around it, and decided to act upon it?

find something youre passionate about

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My passion is great home design and improving lives through improving spaces. The thing that wakes me up in the morning is the idea of renovation and home decorating to fit personalities and lifestyles – it’s effect on the qualify of life is profound. Sure it’s fun to make spaces pretty, but it goes beyond that.  Great home design matters – it’s how we express ourselves and shows how we live in a meaningful way by making our homes a reflection of who we are and what we love.

I see a plain bathroom like this one that I spied in a home on our list for possible purchase and all I can think of is “that bathroom could be amazing if I ever get my hands on it.”

bathroom before

I see plenty of beige but sooooo much potential for a stunning space with some stylish fixtures and pattern combinations (and a few weekend DIY projects!)  

Introduce classic style and high drama with a black and white palette…

dramatic black and white powder room

  floor tile / vanity / wallpaper / mirror / sconces/ charcoal print

   

… or a cool it down with a soothing coastal vibe…

coastal powder room

whitewash wood tile / vanity / mirror / sconces / print

  

… or warm it up with a contemporary vanity and mixed metal finishes.  

modern metallics and wood tones powder room

  floor tile / vanity / mirror / pencil sconces / stencil / abstract art

    

Home renovation and improvement is my passion. What’s yours?

 

  diy passion projectWhatever it is, the team at American Express wants to hear about it today as part of the Passion Project.  Are DIY and home improvement your passion like me?  Are you an artist, a creator, an innovator. a mold breaker? 

Share your passion for a chance to win $500 gift cards to Home Depot. Tweet about your passion project today and include the hashtag #PassionProjectTHD.  All the contest details are here and entry is simple! 

 

Oh and my four tips on how to become great at DIY are shared on the American Express Tumblr page today.

  

*This post sponsored by American Express Rewards. I was awarded with a Home Depot gift card. All opinions are my own.

 

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Boost Your Roost Finalists – Time to Vote!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Good morning everyone, hope you had a nice relaxing weekend!  Today is the day the Boost Your Roost finalists have been announced and now is the time to vote!  It was an extremely difficult selection process and all of the bloggers involved had to choose just one.  I settled on the Williams family and I’m hoping they win a kitchen remodel!

Dawn and Alex Williams of Florida live in a 2 bedroom 2 bath 1,100 square foot bungalow.  Dawn is a special education teacher and with their busy schedule they’ve run out the energy and funds to deal with their crumbling kitchen in dire need of remodel.

Their home has no insulation, and their entire kitchen runs on one electrical circuit (crazy I know!) which means they must plan which appliance to use at which time to avoid tripping the breaker.

The particle board cupboards are falling apart and they have no pantry to store any food for their growing family.  Dawn doesn’t feel comfortable inviting friends or family over because of their poorly functioning kitchen.

 

 Can’t you see a complete kitchen remodel here?  New floors, cabinets, countertops, appliances – $20,000 would completely transform this space.  The Williams family needs your vote!

Head on over to the Boost Your Roost contest to read more of Dawn’s story (plus all six finalists’ stories).  Vote once a day until August 13th!

 

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