Sunday, April 24, 2011

Do You? And A Giveaway!!!

Do you like makeover posts?

Before

After


I am taking a survey.  It is on the top of my sidebar....let me know what you like...



The survey runs until May 1st.  If you take part in the survey and then leave a comment on this post you can win this book, Flea Market Makeovers, filled with wonderful projects.  I will use a random generator to pick a winner on May 2nd.

Welcome Home,
Penny

66 comments:

Cindy said...

I love before & after makeover posts. I have so many 'befores' sitting here, waiting to become 'afters' LOL!! I voted!

Donnie said...

I'm a before and after kind of gal. I know I'm not going to do one so the tutorial isn't something I would use and I have too short an attention span to see a video...lol....Is that too many answers?

Cozy Little House said...

I voted. I too am a before and after sort of gal. It gives me hope that I too can see the beauty in someone's trash pile.
Brenda

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Hi Penny! Hope your Easter Day was wonderful. I love before and afters, there's nothing like them for seeing how to think outside the box. I am in favor! I voted for all three, actually.

Pat said...

Penny I love how this looks. Amazing what paint can do! It's gorgeous under the botanicals.

I like seeing makeover posts. I don't do as many these days as I used to, as far as furniture makeovers. I do enjoy seeing what others do.

Nancy said...

I love before and after posts but I really enjoy a good tutorial.

Lynda said...

I like them all!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know I love makeovers since I do them all the time. Tutorials help a lot. I sure do wish you were here next Saturday.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, yes, I love seeing makeovers and love to see the tutorials as I can always learn something!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Splurgie said...

You breathed new life into that piece. I'm a visual learner and seeing the photos leaves the most impact for me. I look at them for inspiration and to get the concept. The tutorial is second to that.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Penny, I love makeovers and the tutorials along with them. I voted but I will exclude myself from the giveaway because I already own this book. Take care.
xo,
Sherry

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Yes, Penny, I love makeover posts. It gives me such inspiration to try things like that myself. Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway! Hope you had a nice Easter! Love & blessings from NC!

Rose H (UK) said...

I love makeover posts - such clever folk out there in blogland!
I'd better 'pass the parcel' for the lovely book as I'm in the UK.

Darla said...

This is a great makeover here and yes I love before and after photos !!

Beverly said...

Penny, I love your makeover posts. You are always an inspiration. And, everything you do is gorgeous.

Thank you for the opportunity to win.

see you there! said...

What a difference you made to that piece. I really enjoy make over ideas and like tutorials but don't watch video's all that often. My vote is up there.

Darla (the one in CA)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I do and this looks wonderful, Penny! I love it against your all color and with the prints above it! Perfect for that spot, too. I'll hop up and take your survey.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love makeovers! Something about taking something worn out and giving it new life and beauty is so fun to see and to try:>)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love makeovers, it is instant gratification to see the ugly and the pretty without lifting a finger!

Carey said...

Love the make over. It looks so nice. I took your survey.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I voted for all 3! I love to learn from others and how they transform, reuse and create! I am loving your makeover...looks wonderful against that yellow wall!~Hugs, Patti

cottageprims said...

I took the survey.I like before and afters.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Rosann said...

Hi Penney,
I love your make over. I took the survey.

Donna said...

Penny, your makeover turned out beautiful! Yes, I love makeovers!

Hugs,
Donna

Vee said...

Love that makeover...I do love all makeovers, but had to answer in the affirmative to all your questions because I enjoy it all. Beautiful giveaway and thank you for tossing my name into the cap.

DEB said...

Hi Ms. Penny~ Hope you had a blessed & happy Easter:) I voted yes on the before & after makeovers..I LOVE seeing the pics...sometimes makes me feel I could acually do one! LOL
Keep them coming!!
Hugs..
Deb:) xox

Becca said...

Wonderful redo !! *Becca*

April said...

I just cast my vote in your survey! I really love to see how you've refinished pieces of furniture. You definitely have a knack for that...and this one was no exception. BEAUTIFUL!

Donna said...

I love before and after makeovers and really enjoy looking at the pictures.

Miss Jean said...

I love makeover posts but I like the tutorials also.

Deputy's Wife said...

I love the before and after photos, but I love the tutorials too!

Amy said...

I would love the book, thanks!!! I voted for makeovers.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Penny, the desk looks fabulous. Such a great piece. Thanks for the compliments on my daughters yard. You asked about the table she found, actually it is from an importer here in Phoenix. They finish with with a varathane that protects them for the outdoors. It really is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Penny, makeover posts are great. It's fun to see the before photos and then the transformation. I don't do many make overs myself, but love to see what others do for inspiration. I'd love to see a copy of this book. ~ Sarah

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hi Penny...yep i voted...I love before & after posts.....I just got to remember to do my before photos...I always forget until I am halfway through something.
Have a great week,
Michelle xox

Stacey said...

I absolutely do love makeover posts. Not that I ever do the makeovers...but it's fun to see yours. :) They really do inspire me to hunt Craig's List for something good. One of these days it will pop up.

I actually came by the other day to check on your kitchen. Think we are going to do a little updating on ours this summer.

Adrienne said...

I love before and afters and some tutorials, too. They inspire me to get mine done! Your desk is wonderful - what a perfect place for it.
~Adrienne~

Every Day Blessings said...

I love before and afters! And I love your blog!

Jenny said...

I voted for tutorial how-tos but I really love before & after posts too. I'd love to win the book.

bj said...

I voted for before and afters and tutorials.
I love your pretty desk..looks fantastic.
Thanks for giving me a chance to win this awesome book.Very generous giveaway.
xoxo bj

Sherri said...

I love before and after photos. Not much for tutorials though.

Sue said...

Oh how I love seeing "trash" turned into "treasures!" There is practically nothing that can't be transformed with paint, paper, or fabric, IMHO. :-) Your own transformation of that desk is wonderful. So clean and contemporary looking. Thanks for offering this book give-away, Penny!

d e l i g h t said...

I love seeing before and afters and a good tutorial with good photos. Congratulations on your winning the Maple Syrup! I found your blog this morning and love everything I see! I am your newest follower. I invite you to visit my blog.
Linda

LindaW said...

I love before and after pictures. They are great motivators ! Love your makeover. (I did vote)

Roberta Palm Gardener, Artist, M.S Education said...

You make it look easy,I know it is not... wow...you have a wonderful eye for creating and designing...:-) roberta

Sue said...

Hi Penny ~
Your chest/desk turned out beautifully and I love seeing before and afters. I don't know if I have very many projects around here, but I love seeing others and you never know when inspiration will strike!
Have a wonderful day!
Sue

Kathie Truitt said...

I LIVE for 'before and after' photos. Okay, maybe that's a little melodramatic, but I do really, really like them. A lot.
Kathie

Mary said...

Well you know me, always ready to get moving on a furniture makeover - perhaps what I really need is one on myself though, lol! Seems lately I'm doing them on items to sell at the shop but I have several I need at attack here at home - especially outdoor metal which has gone from shabby chic to just shabby!!!!

Not familiar with this book but would love a chance to add it to my 'library'.

Happy week dear Penny. I'm trying to get my packing organized - weather in the UK is amazingly warm, dry and sunny right now - hopefully it continues for our visit!!

Hugs - Mary

P.S. A video of you in the midst of paint and sandpaper would always be fun to view. Go for it Penny!!

Scribbler said...

I always enjoy your makeovers -- you do such a precise and perfect job! I am not much for detailed tutorials, unless it is something I am planning to do. Since no one is clairvoyant, it is probably a good idea to explain at least a little how something is done.

Fifi Flowers said...

NICE redo!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I do like makeover posts Penny! I am not too crafty but I like to see how others transform and create beauty.

pat said...

before and afters are my favorite thing...it always inspires me to fluff my things up a little as well!!!!

dgmills said...

I took the survey and I LOVE before and after photos. The secretary is gorgeous now, but I am so afraid to cover beautiful wood.
We also have a home in the gorgeous mts of WNC.
I heard about you from Donnie (New Blessing Everyday).
Donnie2
dgmills@tampabay.rr.com

arkie said...

Before and after projects are my favorite things to look for on blogs, in magazines, and on television shows. Very inspirational!

Dawna said...

I think before and after anything are wonderful!! and get lots of attention on blogs...count me in for your great give away!!

Victoria said...

I love it Penny I have been looking for something
to use as a bedside table for my guestroom. Before and afters are inspiring. Enter me into your contest.

Windmill Memories said...

Great makeover of the desk. Would love to see what's in the inside of the book - hope I win! Thanks Jackie

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I LOVE makeover post and this one is wonderful! Love what you have done to the sweet secretary!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Anash said...

I love seeing before and after! Thanks for this splendid giveaway
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Haden News said...

I love to see before and after projects! I voted for all three :) Love it all! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Teresa said...

I love to see before and after pictures...the big reveal!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Penny,
Oh what a fun idea for a giveaway. Yes...I LOVE makeovers...love seeing the before and after pics...I placed my vote:)

Blessings,
Linda

Jennifer said...

I'm a flea market junkie! Thanks for the giveaway!
Jenn

*Ulrike* said...

Boy, could I ever use this book! Now that German company is gone I can get back to all the other 101 things around here.

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

I'm too late to take your poll but I would have voted for before/after. It's so much fun to see an amazing transformation.

Ann-Marie

All That Glitters said...

I always love make over posts!