Thursday, February 16, 2012

The bedroom redo - Part 2 (giveaway has ended)

This giveaway event is now over.
Winners will be announced shortly.
Thank-you for entering!


Yay, you made it here! Did you see Part 1 of the new bedroom series? Let's get on with it!


Tadaaaa! Here's my surprise headboard... it's a real authentic horsegate! Oh yes it is... I'm brinin' that dream barn right into my own bedroom. :)


I've had the gate in my front entry for several years and loved it! But, well, a new challenge that was set before me made me do it. (I can't say no to challenges...)


The deal - Apartment Guide, which is a US listings service for apartment and home rentals,  challenged me with:

 "DIY on a Dime: Easy Design Projects for Every Space"

 A decor "hack" type project - re-doing or upgrading a centerpiece or some antique item, thrifted object, IKEA furniture, etc. in your home with a $100 budget. 


Under $100? You're on! :)

Not many can purchase a brand new headboard for under $100 plus I wanted more than just a headboard... I want the whole room done! So I'm going for the full meal deal... I'm gonna give my WHOLE BEDROOM a new look for under $100 even though the sponsored part of this challenge is really about the bed. Can I do it? We shall see. :)



There we go, now we're talkin'! Feel better, boyfriend? :)

So... as a thank-you for your undying patience as we work into the other parts in this series, as part of the kickoff Apartment Guide and I want you to have a chance to go shopping!

Up for grabs is a $50 Home Depot gift card! 

Want a chance to win? Here's how...


 1. Tell me a dream room element you want to buy in comments below and you're in!


2. Share this giveaway event on your blog or twitter and comment to enter again!

The giveaway is open to anyone over the age of 18 from the US and Canada, excluding Quebec. Should a Canadian win, they will be asked to answer a skill testing question. Not applicable where prohibited. The giveaway will end Wednesday Feb 22 and be drawn by random.org and will be announced  on the reveal post before the end of February. In order to win your email must accompany your comment  if you don't have an email attributed to your blog.

May the Home Depot force be with you! :)


This giveaway event is now over.
Winners will be announced shortly.
Thank-you for entering!

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220 comments:

  1. I seriously want to buy a new headboard. I have the ugliest laquer 80's bedroom set. I'm so ready for a change.

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  2. I want to buy one of Home Depot paneled doors for a head board!

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  3. p.s. love the idea of the new gate for your head board...can't wiat to see it!

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  4. Well, my dream item is a ceiling fan and electricity to the fan. I know, that is probably not very decorator chic but sometimes in the summer it sure would be nice. Can't wait for the reveal either!

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  6. I am dying for a farmhouse sink! I love how the blog is divided up - you rock as always.

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  7. Going to be a beautiful room I am sure!
    I would like some heavy decorative chain. I have an old barrel ring that I wired glass insulators to that I want to hang from my pergola and put tea lights in. Wanted to use blue insulator but I only have 2 so I had to use clear. :( Thanks so much! gardener61@gmail.com

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  8. My dream items are two chandys to hang over the bed in the master bedroom. Also a window paned door to use as a wall feature.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. my dream room element is beadboard for the ceiling....that is where it all begins.
    Deb Claytor
    Eclectic Treasures by Two Funky Women
    debraclaytor@yahoo.com

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  10. I really want a chandelier in my bedroom! With pretty crystals :)

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  11. Would love to convert a dry sink into a functioning sink

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  12. We just moved two months ago into this HUGE, yet lovely house. Need some type of lighting fixture for the home office.

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  13. A Farmers sink or crystal chandelier both must haves someday

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  14. I guess my dream item would be an old schoolhouse light fixture for the kitchen. We currently have old track lights (bleh!) which are completely without charm.

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  15. paint, paint, and more paint, and how about some flowers for a new spring garden :)

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  16. I need more painting tools for my son's room redo.

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  17. A working sink in the basement
    angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. waving both hands in the air.. PLEASE me me me..
    with 50.00 at home depot I could get paint for my bedroom and remold around my window. I can do the work myself. I'd take photos and post all about it.
    I rarely enter giveaways but this would be a dream win. woooohooooo

    thanks for the chance.

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  19. Hmmmm....so many things I would like to have. I guess, since I'm wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets, I'd love to have some new door & drawer hardware in an oil rubbed bronze finish.

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  20. I really want to get a new comfy sofa. I have always had a Queen Anne camel back, but at 56 I just want to relax.
    Love, love, love your blog! Thanks for sharing!
    Annie

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  21. I am dying for a new exhaust fan above the stove... one that actually vents outdoors instead of into the kitchen/house... ick! (or I would give the gift card to my in-laws as they have some projects that really need done but can't afford the supplies right now as they are both retired this fall but only one retirement was planned. we like to surprise them with our contest giveaway winnings.)

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  22. What I'm really dreaming of is an old clerks counter. I want one with the grain bins on the front. I think it would make a fabulous console for my TV. Or maybe a super soft and squishy dreamy white sofa that would be all mine to sink into.With two kids and a big dog that will not likely happen . Oh well a girl can dream.

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  23. Dream is to find a couple rustic shutters and mount a coach light on each to place on either side of the sofa. Coach lights from Home Depot of course!

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  24. I gave the giveaway a shout out on Twitter and Facebook. Yay! I love Home Depot.

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  25. I want to buy new lamps for the living room


    john.joseph79@yahoo.com

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  26. My girl friend recently bought a portable fireplace looking space heater at H.D.
    I hate to be that sort of copy cat but it is cute and I can lift it and carry it from room to room by myself!

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  27. As a finishing touch to my bathroom facelift, I would love a new mirror I saw at HD - just a rectangular mirror with a mirrored frame - gorgeous, but a little above my budget right now - the $50 gift card would help make it happen!!

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  28. I've posted this on my blog now too!

    http://kabamfamily.blogspot.com/2012/02/could-you-use-50.html

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  29. A farm sink would be great or atleast new faucets.. Love your blog!

    Misty

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  30. A chandelier for the living room!

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  31. I'm searching for the perfect lights for over my kitchen sink.... and searching, and searching - I'm so picky these days!

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  32. I need some new flooring... I have some old carpeting to get rid of in the bedroom.

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  33. I tweeted your giveaway also!

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  34. I would love to have an amazing headboard!

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  35. I tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/laroyal06/status/170147378224041987

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  36. My dream purchase would be a new sink for the bathroom. One of those "vessel" bowls. What a great giveaway! Can't wait to see what you do to your bedroom!

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  37. I just posted about your giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

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  38. I want to add a "wall of curtains" in the bedroom to compensate for the fact the builder put the window left of center - dang construction guys! THANKS for the opportunity to win. I dont blog, but love reading yours.

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  39. My dream element is by far a headboard for the bed. We've been married for almost 8 years and have never had one. I want something unique and I happen to have something in mind. The problem is...I don't have the proper tools to get it done at home. I would use the HD gift card for a radial saw to use on this and many more projects that I don't yet know I have.
    Thanks for the chance! If I can figure it out I'll share this on my blog! ;) Sorta new to the blogging stuff.

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  40. I am dying for a new rug right now. The $50 one I bought two years ago is giving up the ghost!

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  41. I don't know what dream room element I want to buy, but I do need to know what a skill test is that a Canadian has to pass if they win, and if the handsome fellow comes with the re-do?

    ~Bliss~

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    1. Bliss, it's a Canadian law thing. They have to answer a skill testing question (math equation generally) in order to claim a prize. Bylaws are getting a little fussier so it's time to get 'legal' with sweepstakes and contests.

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  42. Paint! I have wanted to paint my two bedside tables for a few years and just need an extra boost to make me do it. A trip to Home Depot with a gift card in hand is just that boost. :) PS - Looking forward to see your bedroom re-do! Good luck!

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  43. I do believe that my husband would think I'd lost my ever-lovin' mind if I hauled the horsegate into the bedroom... LOL... that, and all the horses would escape to the barnyard and be into the feed and hay...

    but I like it, I really do! I'll just have to live vicariously through you and your horsegate headboard!

    country blessings. Dixie

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  44. Can't wait to see the finished product. I need a new floor in my hallway & kitchen. Decisions, decisions.....hate decisions.....send me a decorating fairy to get some of this stuff done. Thanks.

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  45. I'd like a headboard for our bed- something simple- maybe padded fabric? But we erally need a rug for the kids basement play area.

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  46. I'd love a chandelier for my daughter's room.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  47. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/170165681185243136


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  48. I would love a chandelier for my laundry/bathroom. To go with my claw foot tub! :)

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  49. the room i'm trying to work on right now is my bathroom. I can't afford to much to replace everything so i'm trying to make it my self. I pretty much live at home depot since it's a couple minute drive from my house... lol thats never a gd thing. - tonya = )

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  50. i've shared the contest to all my fb friends... i'm going to keep my fingures and toes crossed for luck - tonya

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  51. I could really use some new bookcases. I just rearranged the music room and could use some shelving!

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  52. Fresh paint...kinda boring, but we bought our DREAM home a year ago...except I never dreamed to have so much old lady lookin' wall paper in majority of the house. I want to take off all the wall paper and give all the walls a fresh new wardrobe! What isn't wall-papered is hospital room WHITE...ugh! So that's it for me...just a bunch of paint!

    P.S. So far...I LOVE the idea you've got goin...can't wait to see the outcome! Oh...and I really like how you had your entry way...SUPER CUTE!

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  53. I need some new lamps. P.S. Does the new boyfriend come to help set them up? I hope so.

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    1. I could make that happen for you! I'll have buy drawing program open in case you win. :)

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  54. I would love one of those antiqued bronze waterfall faucets to go with my new vanity in the bathroom..we purchased a marble top at a seconds store a few years back and got our moneys worth when the plastic nasty veneer cracked off and left a nasty looking mess. I am dreaming of a self- built rustic looking vanity with a barnish look and one of those faucets to go in there. Everything else I can make to fit the look but that faucet..hmmm... $50 would get me closer.

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  55. We need some new interior doors!

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  56. A new mirror! I had an awesome antique one that looked SO GOOD in there, and in the freak accident during a storm the window was cracked about an inch and it blew off the wall and shattered all over the floor. SO sad.

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  57. Paint!!!!
    buckets and buckets!!
    thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    hugs!
    Loui♥

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  58. I need a new light fixture for my bathroom
    and some paint for my bedroom to freshen it up.
    My bedroom hasn't been painted fo 15 yrs.
    Love the idea of the gate for a headboard.


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  59. I have dreamed of removing my bedroom window and replacing with french doors. Those french doors would open up onto a private courtyard complete with stone patio, fire pit and maybe a pergola.

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  60. tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/rustiqueart/status/170178826075246593

    rustiqueart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  61. I want to buy everything related to organizing my bedroom!

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  62. I want to buy everything related to organizing my bedroom!

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  63. Is your boyfriend for sale? Seriously, this is huge, I am such a fun girl, I want beadboard to redo my bathroom walls, told ya I'm fun!;)

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  64. Have been working towards a new front door. Sadly, our current one is hollow-core. Not good. Not good at all.

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  65. I love how a project takes on a life of it's own with a good challenge!! I would love to get a new light fixture for my picture perfect room this month! I've been working around the one I have and I just want a different one lol thanks Donna!

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  66. Oh Donna Sweetie...
    I love this barn gate headboard idea. How romantic and country. Love it sweetie.

    This is an easy one for me. I have been wanting to repaint the bedroom and makeover our old chest of drawers and dresser. It is quite outdated. I would be so happy with these simple changes.

    Many thanks for the wonderful opportunity. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

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  67. Love the gate idea for your headboard! I so want to update my bedroom furniture.

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  68. I would love to pull up the wood floors in our kitchen and put in tile. The wood is in rough shape,and tired of worrying about water spills or puddles damaging it even further.

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  69. I would love to put marble floors in our living room.

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  70. https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/170197719338582016

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  71. First let me say that I love that you showed us you punched holes in the wall for the door knob! that is so something I would do! My dream item would be, new lights for the bathroom redo, now in progress, paint kit for the counters or the kitchen cabnets, oh I could go on and on. But for sure I would find the perfect item at HD. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  72. I sooooo need to redo the floor in my laundry room! I pulled up a piece of the "builder special" vinyl intending to stain the concrete underneath and polish it for the rustic look, but found a huge layer of adhesive so now it has been sitting for oh, probably 2 years while I try to figure out what I want to do instead!!!

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  73. We are planning to build:
    a headboard
    wall shelves
    flower wall vases (out of metal parts)

    All from home Depot.

    So, if win, this would be perfect!
    ~ Dana

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  74. I would be buying some bead board for a sweet project I am working on!

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  75. Tile for the fireplace redo-we need to do the hearth now...and fifty bucks to HD would help!

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  76. I love the gate - it is so perfect in your entry and will be a different perfect in your room! My dream purchase is the supplies for making a kitchen table. My table was meant as a temporary fix 12 years ago... The other thing I'm on a look out for is the perfect flooring for my living room. I love my plywood floor, but it's just the subfloor - probably not that great to just live on. :-)

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  77. I would love to help my mom finish redoing her bathroom. It's been unfinished for years and I know she wants to get it done.

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  78. mirrors and light fixtures to finish off my babies' redone bathroom!!

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  79. i want a gorgeous fireplace in my bedroom

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  80. tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/170221295626235904

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  81. Hi, Donna,
    I'd purchase a tall, slim, shallow . . . shelf unit!
    Thanks,
    jeliza310@aol.com

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  82. Can't want to see the bedroom re-do. Have fun! As for what home element I would purchase, it would definitely be a new light fixture. I would love a small chandy for my master bathroom. Thank you!

    Debbie Mason
    masonda@muohio.edu

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  83. I'd love to buy some new lamps... or maybe a rug... or maybe a new bed spread. So many options

    kindallwomack at gmail dot com

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  84. i so liked the other headboard but this one seems better ;). i need a new front door our weather had not been kind to present one. isnt it great to shop your house????

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  85. I want to enclose my bed in dreamy, gray, linen curtains- like a 4 poster bed with curtains.
    But I cannot wait to see what you come up with!!

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  86. I think I would pick up a chandelier of some sort for my master bedroom.

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  87. I want some glass mosaic tiles for my bathroom remodel. all the ones I see that I really like are like $20 a square... and I need 36 squares! OUCH!!!

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  88. My dream is a chandy for the bedroom. I wanted a new light last year, and got one, but dear hubby picked out a boob light. It's just not for me!

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  89. I would love to buy a new rug or a headboard for our guest room.
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  90. my niece is moving to NJ fromMaine to live with me, she's graduating college in May...so I'm redoing my guest bedroom and would like to find a vintage-like desk and/or a small chandelier to hang in her room. this will be her first real room, having lived with 4 other siblings and not alot of room!!! thank you.

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  91. My hubby just said we should get a new kitchen ink and faucet. I about feel over. So I would love a farmhouse sink and a high neck faucet. Need to buy these items before he changes his mind.

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  92. Dream room component would be to find a few odd pieces of furniture for my bedroom for under $100 so I can get rid of the matchy-matchy furniture store set Hubby wanted (yuck) :-)
    (shhhh, but dont' tell him.)

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  93. I would love new windows in my bedroom. Not very decorative, but I really need to replace my old ones.

    Can't wait to see your reveal, by the way!! I'm thinkin' it's going to be GORGEOUS!!

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  94. Would love to use this gift card to jump start a bathroom updating project. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. First off, can I say I love your new bedroom? It's perfect. I can't wait to see the rest - because you don't do junk. Well, you DO do junk, but it's the best kind evah!

    I would love to SOMEHOW turn the office into more of a craft space ... I need it badly.

    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  96. My dream element would be a new ceiling fan for the family room.

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  97. I love the headboard idea but first... I NEED bedside tables! Perhaps a trip to the flea market is in order... and then some paint with my new Home Depot gift card... fingers crossed and Thanks! ~~Tricia

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  98. I would love some new lamps for our bedroom, our current ones are broken and my shade keeps falling off!!

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  99. Would love ceiling fans for the bedrooms!!!

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  100. would LOVE new curtains for our bedroom. bought ours years ago and the room really needs a change!

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  101. hmmmmmmm -- ONE of my "dream room" elements I would love to buy would be a new light fixture for the kitchen. The way the counters are configured, all workspace is cast in shadow. (oh - said shadow assisted by the ol' flourescent lights...)

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  102. I so want new granite countertops with a farmhouse sink.

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  103. I want the ladder you took out of your room and if I win then I'll buy a new sander so my poor arms and hands don't get so tired of sanding by hand!

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  104. Oh girl, I can't wait to see it finished! The dream room element I want to buy is more beadboard. Hubby and I are putting it on the ceiling and wall in our living room. Only bought enough for the ceiling so far. The gift card would be great to use to buy the rest. Thanks for offering this give away. Home Depot is (to me) a fun craft store.
    Hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. now following this blog also.

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  105. Hi it's me again. I am placing this give away on my side bar. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  106. Shirley said:
    I don't have a headboard and it is driving me crazy so mine would go for materials to correct that problem. Thanks for sharing

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  107. I would love to have an old dresser to redo and place in my bedroom. I would also like to replace my sleigh bed with an iron bed. Thanks for a chance to win. I can't wait to watch your bedroom be transformed.

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  108. I have been wanting to purchase two framed mirrors to hang over my bathroom sink to replace the big ol frame-less mirror that is there now. Thank you!

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  109. i would love to replace the gold and orange shag carpet in my bedroom!!!!

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  110. Love the direction this is headed. Can't wait for the revel. My dream room element is sliding barn door hardware for the pantry. Got the door just need the hardware. Thanks for offering the give-a-way.
    Cheers!
    Miss Ellie

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  111. I desperately need paint and/or a new duvet! :)

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  112. WELL, if we're dreaming. My dream element would be new lower kitchen cabinets and farm sink complete with butcher block counter.
    That's it.
    Don't wake me I'm dreaming...well, you can wake me IF I WIN!

    Now on with the Donna Show!
    Pat

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  113. I've been dreaming about new lights in my bathroom. I love the room EXCEPT the stock round bulb fixture that is every house in my area and probably yours too!

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  114. Would love love love a new Hunter ceiling fan/light fixture combo for my master bedroom!

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  115. I would love a new light fixture for our bedroom ceiling. The white and shiny brass ceiling fan is circa 1999 and needs to go! Thanks for the chance!

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  116. I would love new lights for the kitchen, metal industrial, we have cheap shiny gold...ewe!

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  117. My dream element is a clawfoot soaking tub for the downstairs bathroom. I just want to relax!!!!

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  118. I have so much on y wishlist taht I don't even know where to begin!!:-) I think that the item I would like the most would be to install a fireplace in my bedroomm and I absolutely love pocket doors! Thank you for the terrific giveaway!

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  119. I love the gate idea - fabulous as usual!
    Oh what I could do with $50 at Home Depot! Paint, hardware, maybe a new hand sander, or put it towards a nail gun..... or maybe I'll just go ahead and get some bead-board and finally finish the powder room!

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  120. My dream item would cost a little more than $50 but I really want some cabinets for my dining area. We replaced our kitchen cabinets a few years ago and, of course, I purchased the new ones at Home Depot. I also want new lighting and mirror for my bathrooms. Love your blogs!!!

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  121. I would love a chandelier in my master bedroom. I would love a $50 Home Depot card. I'm buying lights for my family room there tomorrow and will be buying a lot of stuff from them in the future. Just starting to repaint the whole house and redo a few rooms. Love your blog Donna. You're very inspirational. I love how you can make something beautiful out of practically nothing. slbolderson@hotmail.com

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  122. I need a new floor everywhere, but especially in the bathroom.

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  123. i can't believe u haven't told us about ur new boyfriend you tell us everything!!!! but i would love to buy a saw to cut some wood i picked up on the side of the road ur idea, and then build a gate like what ur doin sooooo i need a saw really thanks susan .....friday.allen@gmail.com

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  124. Hmmmmm....so many dream home elements in my head to choose from, Donna! lol! I would definitely head over to the lumber department first though. I DESPERATELY want to build a pergola over my back deck (which gets hellishly hot in the summer) and this money would be a great start toward it! Thanks for this great giveaway! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  125. Just added your giveaway to my sidebar, Donna! :)

    xoxo laurie

    (hurry up with that headboard, would ya...? lol!)

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  126. I want to paint my kitchen cabinets and put in a new farmhouse sink. Thanks for the great giveway

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  127. I think some new paint and a new headboard would be perfect

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  128. PAINT! I desperately need paint to finish up the last bits of my ongoing bedroom redo. I've done great so far, shopping my local antique co-ops for the perfect pieces for my room. I've replaced a child sized armoire and chest of drawers with what I believe was an old kitchen hutch for only 200. My form style bookcase was replaced by a beautiful art deco style hutch for $190. And my bookcase headboard was replaced with an old store display as a side table and a pair of miss matched shutters for my headboard at only $35 & $24 respectively. Unfortunatly they are all different colors and desperately need a cohesive color scheme!

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  129. i would love to have a floor to ceiling padded headboard! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  130. https://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/170347668114116608 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  131. My dream is a new headboard! Our bedroom needs a LOT of work. It's the one room that keeps getting neglected.

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  132. I love your blog and now look at junk in such different and exciting ways! My dream is a new bathroom sink and vanity.

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  133. Great ideas! Love the headboard but knowing my luck, I'd be the one to brain myself on the knob!! I've been drooling over a farmhouse sink too as several other posters have mentioned as well. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  134. I love your craziness!! I bring barn junk into the house as well. I would like to post my new basement stairs but not sure how. I'll check into it.

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  135. I would love a new area rug in the bedroom OR to spray paint my black iron bed to look like a brass bed!

    Awesome giveaway! Skill testing questions? Gosh...hope I can use my calculator!

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  136. I desperately need a new ceiling fan, as I am so stinkin tired of listening to the one that I have now creak(croak) around.....lol I also want to paint in there, and I need a new shower head in the master bath.......dont ask!!!!
    I Love your blog, Donna!!!!! Thank-You so much for all that you do :-)
    realsungirl@hotmail.com

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  137. I recently bought my 14 year old daughter a thrift store dresser. It's crying out for new paint and new hardware. My daughter has a great sense of style and would love it repainted in either bright turquoise or bright coral. Thanks for a fun giveaway and good luck, everyone! kemyers3 at hotmail dot com

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  138. I can't BELIEVE you brought this up! We were just discussing this today on our way to Cheyenne- We have been sleeping on an ugly brass bed (and I DO NOT mean a delightful, antique, florished, graceful brass bed)I mean an UGLY 70's style brass bed that I swore when we inherited it with the house I would not sleep on for even a month -
    I'm still sleeping with that headboard twenty years later-
    so yeah- a headboard-
    on a lighter, less bitter note-
    so excited about your big reveal and really not thinking you'll have any problems bringing it in for under $100.00- your only problem will be having too many great ideas and having to pick one...

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  139. oh gosh how to choose...

    my dream element would probably be some type of awesome rustic rug for my living room... whether homemade, thrifted, or found elsewhere.

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  140. To decide on just one thing would be hard. But if I had too lighting for my studio would win

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  141. I would love to have an automatic garage door opener and a wall system in my garage! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  142. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/170485277771579392
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  143. I hate my bathroom, when the funds become available, my first project is to use decorative tile around the ugly, over sized mirror above the sink. Then to remove the door on the linen closet - nobody ever closes it anyway. I would hang a decorative curtain. I would match the decorative curtain on the front of the bathroom cabinet instead of the doors that are currently there. With $50 I would purchase glue, tile, and tension rods.

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  144. Where to begin? So many rooms, so little money! Right now I'm working on my master bath and would love some new light fixtures! Love the chance to perhaps offset the cost! Thanks!

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  145. I need a headboard too! I'm currently without so this could be the start.

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  146. I would love to have a plank ceiling in our kitchen (it would also be helpful to cover up the water damage from a previously leaky roof - ugh!).

    curtvonda(at)comcast(dot)net

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  147. A dream element for my bedroom would be a nice, big ole' cracklin fireplace.....ahhhhh. A girl can dream, can't she?! ;) Hope I win!

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  148. I am looking to redo our master as well. Tired of the 80's solid oak set. Want an old antique wrought iron headboard! And a wood plank wall, and a beam on the ceiling... The list ocontinues!

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  149. I want to redo my living room and get new light fixtures.
    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

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  150. tweet tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/pookiecat123/status/170616857383014401

    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

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  151. I want a farmhouse sink to build my kitchen around.

    sherbet1956@yahoo.com

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  153. I want to buy some corrugated metal for the industrial-style laundry room we'll be remodeling soon. I also want a bunch of cast iron plumbing pipe & fittings for the same room!

    Can't wait to see your bedroom makeover!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time
    jasmasix@msn dot com

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  154. I tweeted this on Twitter -
    https://twitter.com/#!/_KnickofTime_/status/170793890771763200

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  155. Gosh where do I begin. I would love new carpet throughout the house, new coach and a new roof.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  156. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/170872464769957889
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  157. I am dreaming of an old dresser fitted with a new sink. Love the gate and can't wait to see what you have done with it and the rest of the room. dianaboersen@yahoo dot ca

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  158. Wood Table Lamps and a new rug
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  159. https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/170973813281013760
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  160. Cant wait to see what you do with your room! For my dream element I would love to have a large cabinet with doors and shelves to store all my crafting/sewing stuff so it isnt so messy looking. I use my bedroom for my creative room due to no space elsewhere!

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  161. i would love to have a dark wood bureau for my bedroom!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  162. https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/171014176616091650

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  163. For my bedroom I would love to have a comfy, linen chair. Maybe tufted with those cute little wheels on the bottom. I would like the fabric to look like old seed bags.

    Thanks for your blog. I alwasy have it open in Safari so I can be inspired. Blessings!

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  164. I want a chandelier!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  165. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/jfong123/status/171069429713600512

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  166. I would love to have a large round rug for my dining room for under the table!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  167. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ilovemybeagle2/status/171158327403876352
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  168. I really want to make a compass rug using paint. I love nautical everything :) and really want to make a big bold compass rug!
    mosquints@yahoo{DOT}com

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  169. I hate to have my hand out asking for things, but, since you’re asking...I would love to have a ceiling fan for my bedroom that I could modify to look chandilier-ish. You know, rig up an upside down shade and some crystals, maybe some fancy beaded trim????? smj1122@hotmail.com

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  170. My living room would love a new rug right about now... I'm feeling an aubergine color! flamenbaumr28@yahoo{dot}com

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  171. I love your blog and need to buy a new bathroom vanity..

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  172. What luck, found you just today! My dream room element is an old farm table that seats 10 or so. With my tiny house, the dining table would also double as my work space for re-furb and craft projects. Thanks! kat at dukecorrea dot com.

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  173. I have 4 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I need a white slipcovered couch. I NEED something beautiful to offset the chaos!

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  174. I am redoing our master bedroom and really need some new light fixtures. In the meantime I will be studying for that skill testing question - gotta love our Canadian gambling laws! lol Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  175. I'm dreaming about new bookshelves for my daughters new bedroom! Love your blog and your creations!

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  176. I'm slowly working on my guest bedroom and my new purchase for that room if possible would be a new ceiling fan. The one that the blades look like leaves. The room is going to be a cottage look with a small hint of a beachy touch. Maybe I can blog about it and post finished pictures in a year or two LOL.. Seriously I hope to have it done by the beginning of summer. Thanks Donna for the chance to win $50 from Hope Depot.. who couldn't use that!!! Love all you do and thanks for all the work you put into your blogs, partys, and encouragement to the rest of us. Your amazing!! <3

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  177. I would LOVE to incorporate an old ladder in my bedroom and then add a few funky junky things on it for decorations. Oh, and a live plant because I LOVE live plants in every room. My 2nd dream item would be come old rustic shutters on the windows. I can't wait for your big reveal! I loved your room before and know I will love it after too. Thanks for the opportunity! Kim (ps I have to reply anonymous because I guess I don't have one of the accounts listed below. ??)

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  178. Would love new lighting in my bedroom. I really need to repaint and replace the window treatment. Oh, but I also need new flooring, rip up the carpet. ! And replace with wood. The list is endless. !! From debbizs@men.com. :)

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  179. I want to buy some moldings to create a large faux fireplace mantel for the wall over my bed to cover with candles.

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  180. We're in the middle of converting a bedroom to a bathroom- we could sure use the $50 to fo towards our new vanity. Or toilet. Or closet doors... you get the picture!

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  181. Where do I begin—there's so much. I'll start with paint. :)

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  182. I would like to create some stylish storage for the PILES of shoes that end up by the back door......making me a little insane!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  183. My one thing is tile for my bathroom. We started redoing the bathroom a while back, with the intention of ripping out our garden tub and installing a shower instead. Just waiting on the right inspiration (and time!) to get started. Hoping to have the shower base installed soon, then just need to decide how to tile around it.

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  184. I would love to buy a new bathtub for my hall bath! This GC would help a lot!

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  185. How to pick just one...... I guess it would be a farm house sink. Unless I could figure out how to add a second floor to my home! I want your stairs!!

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  186. I shared this giveaway on my blog - http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com/2012/02/thanks-and-more.html

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  187. I would love to buy a new rug and the gift card would be a great start! :)
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  188. I would love a new bed. Your horsegate headboard is great!
    Kittb1@aol.com

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  189. A breaker box instead of a fuse panel... I know I dream big lol!

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  190. i would love to buy a small chandelier for my bedroom: add some sparkle and elegance to the room.

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  191. I don't normally tend to buy stuff cause I like to make it instead..I love the challenge and I love to make it my own and appreciate that I did this myself...I get my inspiration from surfing the web and from Websites like your own..:)I just finished Making a towel rack that says "Hang Your Towels" with 4 hooks for my bathroom.. Just trying to get the point across for my 7 year old twins LOL!and a cabinet that I made to go above the Toilet made from a drawer that came out of the bottom of a waterbed someone had thrown away...I think My Dream room element would be to make my dream "CLOSET" in our bed room ...right now it is open for everyone to peek at LOL! I need to redesign with shelves and organization ....

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  192. Oh...I have been wanting a headboard for my master bedroom for about four years now...so a HD giftcard would be awesome to help me get going on this DIY project.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  193. I would want to buy two Stanley barn door tracks. A gift card would just about cover the cost.

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