03 Jun

Let’s Get Ready to R-R-R-R-umble

Remember when I told you HGTV invited me to be on Flea Market Flip? Remember how excited I was to have this little blog be ‘discovered’? Remember when you thought “she would be perfect for that show!”? Remember when I filled out all the casting paperwork and came to the part about living in the CT/NY area? Remember when I left my homegirl, Evey, hanging and we assumed our big pickin’ dreams had gone up in smoke?

Well have we got some news for you!

See, about 3 minutes after my tears dried she and I got to chatting about how we don’t have to be on cable to participate in a flip challenge. I mean, sure no one is going to fork over a ton of money when we outsell the competition or follow us around with cameras and mics asking about our design strategy. But we do have these blogs and awesome readers and, well, that got our wheels spinning. After much wine and some creative planning we are excited to bring you…

Rehash That Trash

Here’s the skinny on how it’s going down. Instead of two teams, we are going to put our skills where our grills are and face off head-to-head on (3) DIY projects. Each week, we’ll post both project reveals on our blogs and leave it up to ya’ll to decide who gets the ultimate trash talking rights.

The Contestants

Evey headshot       ~vs~       Dee headshot

The Trash List


The Schedule

* June 10 – Project 1 Reveal
* June 17 – Project 2 Reveal
* June 24 – Project 3 Reveal
* July 1 – Winner Reveal

The Fans

There are a bunch of ways for you to join in the fun. First, follow along on social media for ‘in progress’ photos, to offer comments/suggestions or chime in for moral support. Second, join the challenge by linking up your ‘trash list’ project too (via blog link, social media link, direct photo, etc.). Lastly, VOTE! You’ll pick who wins. Following each project reveal you’ll leave a comment and tell us which is your favorite piece. Before the next reveal post the votes will be tallied by an independent party (or one of our husbands or something official like that). After all projects are revealed a final tally of post comments will determine the winner!

Here is how to find us around the web:

         Evey: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook   DeeInstagram / Twitter / Facebook

Remember, since the votes are based on reader voting any amount of sweet talking, blackmailing and/or coaxing of our friends and family is fair game!

The Stakes

The loser first runner up will pick up the tab for dinner and drinks at the restaurant of the Winner’s choosing. The Winner will receive the coveted honor of right-of-first-refusal for any and all photos taken/posted online for the entire night. Both contestants walk away with awesome memories and three – count ’em THREE – completed projects. That’s already a win in my book.

Now, I’ve got to figure out what trash translates to treasure so I’m not left footing the bill for this chick’s sweet tooth (read: wine) or be at her Instagram’ing mercy. Remember to check back & vote!

01 May

Free is the best price! {contest closed}

It’s that time again folks – one lucky reader is going to win a year’s subscription to my favorite magazine! To keep it simple, please be sure to “like” my Facebook Page and share for a double chance to win. The winner will be selected at random and notified via email. If you’re not a Facebook user – please leave a comment below.

DIY Magazine

{click photo to enter}

Good luck!

09 Nov

Calling all DIY’ers

With the most wonderful time of the year exactly 45 days away (GASP!) I thought it would be a grand idea to share your creations with the *virtual* world.

If you’d like your treasure featured in the Crafted Corner please complete the form below. I’ll take care of the rest!

Tip: You can upload your images here to enter below.

Submission Form

If you have any questions please leave a comment or send me an email.

I look forward to sharing your wonderful creations!

(All contributors will have the opportunity to review their featured post prior to it’s being published.)


01 Nov

TGIF! (Thank goodness it’s free!)

DIY Magazine

(This contest has ended. Jackie R. was the lucky winner!)

Can you believe it’s that time of year again – already? I know many people take time during November to reflect on what they are thankful for so in this spirit I wanted to show my gratitude to you! As a token of my appreciation, I’d like to share one of my very favorite magazines with a lucky reader ~ for free!

Better Homes & Gardens’ Do It Yourself magazine has been a fire starter of inspiration for many of my DIY projects and I’m sure you will find ideas to jump start your own make-overs too!

How To Enter

Complete the entry form below. Tell me what purpose your spare room currently serves. If you don’t have a spare room or haven’t gotten around to creating a vision for it yet – think ahead for what you’d like the space to become. Be sure to complete the entire form!

The winner will receive a full 1-year subscription. The winner will be chosen at random via super cool computerized widget-ability on November 24, 2012. To accept prize award, the winner must be willing to submit personal information to fulfill subscription details (full name, address, etc.) as required by BHG.

Btw – this contest is not, in any way, sponsored by BHG. It is strictly offered as a promotion by DeeConstructed.com as a way for me to welcome you to the blog, kick off the new year and share my design inspiration.

Good Luck!