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My Design Guide GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Greetings! Announcing the winner of last week’s MirrorMate giveaway: #779 Martha of The Simple Things blog, congratulations Martha !! 

Now on to the giveaway for this week!   Are you struggling with decorating a particular room in your home?  Need a little help deciding where to place your furniture, what size area rug you should buy, or just having trouble picking a paint color on your walls?  My Design Guide is an online interior decorating service that will help you solve your decorating dilemma!

My Design Guide, Inc.

When you purchase a standard design package from My Design Guide, you have professional interior designers available to you at affordable prices.  You take their Stylefinder quiz, then email several pictures of your troubled space.  Next, their professional interior designers consult with you about the style you’re looking for, and what you like and don’t like about your existing furniture and décor.  Your designer then creates a plan based on your needs, including a list of resources tailored for you (just like this), within a week!

Focal Point

For a quick video on how the process works, take a peek here

Good news!  My Design Guide is giving away three Design Consultations to three lucky readers (a $49 value)!  

With a design consultation, a professional interior designer will answer your questions about one of your furnished rooms.  Perhaps it’s paint colors you are struggling with, window treatments, flooring or carpet selections, art, accessories or bedding, or simply your furniture arrangement.  Your questions answered for free if you win !

my design guide samples

Eligibility to win one of three Design Consultations with My Design Guide:

1) State a problem spot or space in your home where you need help and name it in a comment! 

2) For a second chance to win, take the My Design Guide Stylefinder Quiz, then tell me your ‘Style’ in a comment!

3) For a third chance to win either link to this giveaway on Twitter, or link to this giveaway on Facebook, then leave an additional comment telling where you mentioned this giveaway (FB or Twitter).

Three winners chosen by Random.org.  Giveaway ends Monday January 17th at 8 p.m PST. 

GOOD LUCK!

 

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Bathroom Q & A + GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Thanks everyone!  Both Mia and I love the quick fix on yesterday’s budget bathroom makeover.  Be sure to check out all the links over there too, over 100 bathroom remodels from around the blogosphere, so inspiring!  I’m so ready to tackle my own hallway bath thanks to all of your ideas!

A few questions came up on Mia’s vanity so I’ll give the quick answers below. 

bathroom cabinets after paint

 

new cabinet hardwarePaint color on the vanity: That rich espresso color is Valspar’s latex ‘Betsy Ross House Brown’ #6011-2 in the soft gloss Kitchen & Bath formula.  See yesterday’s post for the step by step application.

I’m still going to give the vanity one coat of Polycrylic for durability and easier wipedown.  The formula states it’s easy to scrub, but because this paint is a soft gloss in latex, I think it could use one more protective coat. 

Hardware on the doors and drawers:  Atlas Alcott square knob and square pull, both in polished nickel. 

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Spray paint on the faucet handles: I highly recommend using an outdoor formula, designed to repel moisture.  These RustOleum metallic formulas are the most durable and work best for this project.   I love the ‘Matte Nickel’ ! 

 

 

Mirror frame by Mirrormate: That’s the Cherokee style in Dark Walnut.

 

mirrormate cherokee

 

Here it is up close!

frame up close

 

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