Building Benches + The Gift of Good

November 14th, 2011

‘Tis the season, right?  Not only for holiday decorating but also for giving back. Last Friday (on Veterans Day) I was honored to be invited to be part of the The Home Depot Foundation and its continuing mission to improve homes and lives for military families.

For the next three years, the Home Depot Foundation is placing special emphasis on serving U.S. military veterans who are facing growing financial and physical hardships at home as they return to civilian life.  Were you aware of this?  The Home Depot Foundation is investing over $30 million (yes, $30 million dollars!) to help ease the burdens of this deserving group by repairing and renovating homes for military veterans. 

hd day of service

Have several extended family members in the service including my own brother, this was my way of showing my appreciation and giving back, so I flew to Atlanta to meet up with several other bloggers (both military and DIY) in this mission to complete 200 service projects within 60 days. 

On arrival, three of us were directed to four piles of wood, a collection of power tools, and one set of plans to build four benches for a community outdoor space. 

Bring. It. On!  Time to bust out a Charlie’s Angels theme, DIY style…

charlies angels stacy lindsay kate

Give us some safety goggles, gloves, and power tools and things will happen. 

 

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BOTB 11.13.11

November 13th, 2011

G’day all, hope all is well! I got back from Atlanta very very late Friday night, and it seems it took until this morning to recover!  Whew, travel wipes me out these days, and I felt like being lazy with my family for the last 36 hours. I’ll share more of what I did back east tomorrow. 

Now I’ve got my coffee and I’m ready to talk DIY!  People, you are amazing, I mean really. I just love love love reading about all of these incredible projects, what did we ever do without the blogosphere before?  Consider me completely inspired yet again this week. Amanda and I are back, teaming up to bring you our favorites in this continuing weekend series, enjoy! 

No this is not an image from a catalog, these are the newly transformed bookcases by Jilly and Mia trimmed out with new arches, aren’t they completely gorgeous?

girlswithgoodtaste bookcases

 

Have you toured Julia’s sunroom this season?  What a wonderfully cozy space!  Pay a visit over at Hooked on Houses.

hooked on houses sunroom

 

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