A Give Away....

  One of the rooms in our home that I am most anxious to "redo" is our library.  It's tiny and was originally meant to be a formal dining room.  Not something that would be used often (if ever!) in our family, so we decided to close it in and created our "library".  This is probably my favourite room in the house (next to the newly done kitchne!) because it is a space where I can blog, read, and lately- teach.  Since I quit teaching this past year I decided to start tutoring.  I never dreamed it would take off the way it has, so it has been an adjustment to my thinking that I was going to have all of this free time to fill up.  This week I am teaching a math camp with five students.  We gather in the library to review concepts, work on problems and explore numbers.  I love that this room holds antiques my dad has given me, the books I love to read, my design dream board, and now my students.
   The room is overflowing with books and learning tools.  So much so that my original half wall bookcases are busting at the seams, and we are in need of larger floor to ceiling shelves to accommodate all of the stuff!
The room when we moved in....

Shelves that Travis built...

Where I blog....

Table & chairs in the middle of the room....

Design dream board and new wall colour....

Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is one of my favourite blog reads.  Not just because she has amazing design savvy and serious decorating skills, but because she is a positive, strong, and tenacious woman who has overcome some serious life curve balls and come out all the better for it.  I love a good triumph over bad story and this woman has done exactly that.  I also admire the love she has for her family, especially her parents who remind me so much of my own!

Head over to see Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality to see the wonderful give away she has going on!  Just leave a comment on her blog telling her about a room in your home you would like to make over using the Chip It!  tool from Sherwin Williams for another chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card and a $200 Sherwin-Williams gift card.

  I'd love to hear what room you would redo in your own home  : o )

*Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 7/23/12-8/10/12.
Be sure to visit Sherwin-Williams’ brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!


  1. love your husbands cabinets, the cute chair and table slip, and the curtains on the cabinet--i love that look:) we've been re doing all the rooms and we are done to the master bath, and we're done!yay!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment! I can't wait to browse around your blog :-)

  3. Lynn- It's a great feeling when you get to the "finish line" of projects ; o )

    Buttercup- Thank you for visiting!


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