Wednesday, October 7, 2009

We're on the True Value DIY Squad!


If you read our blog regularly, you know we LOVE a good DIY challenge. So when the folks at True Value asked us to be a part of their national DIY Squad we were pumped!

Our DIY Squad team members are:


· John & Sherry with Young House Love

· Katie with All Bower Power

· Josh with Bungalow 23

· Brian & Paul with The Handyguys Podcast

The Challenge: Blog about 2-3 DIY projects during October, November and December using a $1000 gift card, courtesy of True Value.

We visited our local True Value the other day and compiled an extensive list of things we might need to tackle some projects we had in mind. We felt like kids in a candy store! We literally walked up and down every aisle, clipboard in hand, scribbling down our wish list for two hours. It was surreal. :-)

Within the next few days, we'll announce our first project. Some of our ideas include- a Master Bedroom project, an exterior project, and one has to do with an old door we found that just happens to fit our Guest Bathroom doorway perfectly.
We're excited to see what the rest of the DIY Squad has up there sleeves too!
They're a talented bunch, so I'm sure there will be lots of great True Value tips and tutorials on their blogs over the coming months as well.

The fun doesn't stop at tutorials though. I'm happy to announce that True Value is also giving away a prize worth $5,000 to one lucky homeowner in their DIY Drama Contest!



The contest is open to any homeowner who has gone through any type of home improvement drama- whether it’s a DIY project gone awry or a stressful project you just can't seem to ever mark off your “Honey-Do” list.
To enter, visit StartRightStartHere.com for a chance to win $5,000 to use at a local True Value store and an in-person project consultation with a knowledgeable True Value employee, a.k.a “Master of All Things Hardwarian.”

Pretty cool, huh?
We are so excited to get started, and we hope to share some ideas that will help inspire our readers to try a few things on their own too!

Now, I'm off to start devising our plan of attack...let the fun begin!

Kevin

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We were one of five bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. We have been compensated for our time commitment to the program and our DIY projects as well as our posts about our experiences. We have also been compensated for the materials needed for our DIY projects. However, our opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments.

44 comments:

The Little Red Shop said...

Very cool! Congratulations!

: )

Julie M.

TanyaLea said...

How cool is that?! ...WOW! I can't WAIT to see what you have up your sleeve!! I will surely be stalking your blog to see what ur up to! (nothing new, really!!)

Congrats! :)
~Tanya

Miss Marie said...

Congrats guys! that is awesome!!

love, and this is what she said...

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, what a cool deal! How do you go about finding out these kinds of projects that are out there?!?

Amazing!

Donna

Amber said...

OMG you two are SO cute!! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!!

Cote de Texas said...

Wow~ how cool - you two really deserve this - can not wait to see what you all create!!!
Congratulations!

I would have loved to see you shopping for all those freebies - dream come true!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

This is great news! You guys will be perfect for the DIY Squad!!

My name is PJ. said...

And to think, we knew you back when......!

This couldn't be more tailored to you two! I'm very, very psyched to see what you do. I'm thinking, with 1000 bucks and your know-how, you two could build an entire community!

pk said...

Congratulations! Very well deserved. Have a good day!
pk @ room remix

MilkMaid said...

HA..I called it a few posts ago lol ...this is totally cool and I can't think of a better couple to do this. Look really forward to it and congrats to you both!

Astrid said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

tale of many cities said...

congrats you two!!!

Lindsey said...

congrats! what a great surprise! you guys will do amazing projects, and I can't wait to see what you have decided to do!

Cute Beams said...

How wonderful. You young pups are an inspiring duo> I need to get my husband to come and spend a week with Kevin!

Beachbrights said...

Ok...you totally trumped my good news (I posted about it today). Be sure to check out yesterdays post...all about YOU!

http://beachbrights.blogspot.com/2009/10/lettered-cottage-rocks-house-again.html

Sorry to send out a link in YOUR comment section. Not cool I know, but it is about how wonderful you are :)

Congrats on your good news. Of coarse, I can't wait to see what projects you do! Love Ace!!

Love them even more now...

XOXO-

Amy Platon said...

Woo Hoo! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Amber Van Schooneveld said...

Oh, how fun! Congratulations.

I *almost* wish one of my DIY projects had gone awry so I could enter the challenge! :)

Cathy said...

Woohoo that is awesome news! Congratulations...As usual I can't wait to see what y'all have up your sleeves, LOL!

{{Hugs}}

Cathy

The Flying Bee said...

Congratulations you guys! Well deserved...can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

Adrienne

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Wow! Congrats! Can't wait to see what you all come up with. I KNOW it will be fabulous!

Kristie said...

What an awesome adventure for the two of you! Can't wait to see your DIY projects. I always love everything you guys do!

House Appeal said...

Thanks for sharing the information on the contest! I am definitely going to enter. We recently had a DIY project that ended up a disaster. It still hasn’t been fixed and is such an eyesore!

I can’t wait to see what projects you end up doing! Your blog is such great inspiration.

Cheryl said...

This sounds like a win, win for everyone. You and Layla get to get some projects done around the house and we get the benefit of tutorials and how to's from you guys.
Congrats!
now let's get the sawdust flying!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

that is awesome, can't wait to see what you take on!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

How fun for you!! I can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

jmberrygirl said...

Congrats! I always think of Paul Harvey when I hear the words "True Value." Good day, Americans!

the undomesticated wife said...

Fun times are ahead!

Ruby Moon Designs said...

Wow! This is totally awesome! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

-Grace

Shannon said...

That is fantastic. I've already started writing my submission for the DIY DRAMA contest. Boy-oh-boy have we had some!
Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you guys do!

Jen said...

(In high-pitched opera voice) That's AWWWWWesome!!!

CaraRose said...

Congrats Kevin and Layla, how cool is that. Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Congrats, Layla! That is fantastic, I know you will put that $$ to good use & come up with more inspiring things around your cottage.

Lori said...

How awesome and what fun! I can't wait to see what you guys decide to work on first.

Swan Family said...

You are the perfect couple to do this!!! Congrats and I can't wait to see what you're going to do!!!

ropergirl3 said...

how fun!!! You two totally deserve to be doing a DIY segement, I love your blog and designs!

Nancy said...

Layla, I'm so excited for you and Kevin! WhooHoo!! Look forward to seeing what you plan to do!!!

Leen said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!!

I can't think of a better team :)

Blue Muse said...

This is so cool and such a perfect thing for you two! Congratulations and I can't wait to see what's next.
xo Isa

Crafty Niche said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see your projects! :)

The Nester said...

Look at you and your cute self--I cannot wait to see what you do. I am so jealous right now of all that you get to do in your lovely charming home. My husband and I watched some of your videos from tearing your hall walls up and we were both bummed that we can't do that in a rental.

So we'll enjoy watching y'all get all dirty and creating beauty!

The DIY Show Off said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Roeshel

{ L } said...

You've got this!!...You guys have SOOO got this! ;)

D Moody said...

Enjoyed meeting you today. Your site looks great. Dee Moody

~Me said...

I just wanted to say thanks so much for your blog. I found out about this awesome contest on here. We have been freezing from a DIY gone way wrong. I decided that even though I'm the unluckiest person I know, I'd submit an entry and we made the top ten finalists list!!!!!!! Thanks again for sharing the info on this awesome contest with us. To even have a shot at winning a warm home again is just too fabulous!