House Renovations: Week 10, Building a Door Roof {or How Awesome is my Daddy?}

{Giveaway is Closed}
The Winner is:  #52 Jill D!  Congrats!

Hi, my friends!

Last week was devoted entirely to Haven for me and I have been completely exhausted after a week of running like crazy, but my daddy was hard at work at the house, getting a couple more things accomplished.  I’ll do a recap on Haven on Tuesday and it was SO fabulous, I hardly have words to express it all. I’m still on a Haven high!  I did get some great sleep last night, so I’m feeling like a human being again.

But, back to the house.  So many wonderful girls from Haven asked me about the house and told me how excited they are for me and this house.   They asked me if I was bringing my mom and dad to Haven, but I didn’t get them there.  Everyone wanted to meet them, but they would have been so out of their element!

Back door before

Here’s the little back door that goes outside from my laundry room/storage area downstairs.  My daddy is one who loves to put a roof over a doorway like this.  He likes to protect doors from the elements and they definitely do last longer when protected from the weather.  So, with my Lowes Creative Ideas blogging opportunity for June, we are going to add a cover over this door.

cover over door

He went and bought lumber to get started and this was the very beginning that I snapped pics of at dusk one afternoon. That daddy of mine is so good at all of this and I’m grateful to have him.

door cover in progress

He framed in the top and sloped a short roof.  We’ll eventually put a metal roof on top.

back door roof

And here it is all framed in and almost finished.  The metal roof will go on top of this and it will all get painted out white.  Note:  we ended up using shingles and not a metal roof, which worked out great too.

side view 2

Isn’t it cute?


Close up of the brackets.  We’ll add a bit more trim and then it will be done.

close up brackets

My daddy is so smart!

side view

I love it, it’s so cute and will look so great when painted. Now hopefully this door will not get water damage. We had noticed that a bit of water comes in by this door when it rains, so it will be interesting to see if this stops it. Hope so!


I never showed you the finished master bedroom paint, so here is Moderate White (SW) again. I’m keeping my bedroom light and airy too and will probably keep my blue and white and add some green splashes in here.  Lots of greens and blues in this house this time around.  Love those 2 colors together.

bathroom sink gone

Another thing my dad got done was tearing out the old vanity sink cabinet from in here.  This will be a great space for my antique vanity.

sink gone

Can’t wait to use it!


And here’s the extra bedroom with Moderate White.

I’m loving the house so far, it is so much fun to see it come alive.  I know you all are so excited for me.  And a big shout out to Lowes for providing a giftcard for this project. That has been such a help to me to get this house finished.

Here’s some exciting news too!  Lowes is giving away a $100 giftcard for ONE of my readers.  Leave a comment telling me what outdoor project you would work on if you win.

Have a great week!

- Rhoda


  1. Decorating my front porch! Thanks so much for the opportunity and loving your post on renovating your new house. Mary

  2. Your house is coming along beautifully and I love your new little roof over the back door. It looks fabulous.

    If I won the $100 Lowes Giftcard I would work on a small area set aside for a garden. I would love raised bed, a flagstone or some sort of rock walkway, and edging to mark it off from the rest of the yard. Right now it is a big rubble pile and it is driving me crazy.

    Hugs, Marty

  3. Gina in S FL says:

    Your Daddy is awesome! So are you, Rhoda. With a gift card from Lowe’s, I would work on camouflaging my neighbor’s tall white vinyl fence with a few trees and plantings!

  4. Cindy Johnson says:

    Lobe the door cover. We would like to continue to work on our fountain area in the back garden.

  5. It’s looking great! If I won the gift card, I would finish the concrete patio we started a couple of years ago!

  6. My landscaping! We’ve been living here for 4 1/2 years and we still have ZERO landscaping! We’ve had a horrible time just getting grass to grow, so landscaping has taken a back seat.

    Love the house progress, and adore your new roof!

  7. I would love to use the money to add some lighting and a fan to my back porch

  8. Rebecca says:

    Love that overhang! It will also be a nice protected place to leave messy gardening gloves and shoes when you are done for the day- can’t dirty up what I’m sure will be one fabulously decorated screened porch! A Lowe’s card will be a huge help towards some new outdoor seating.

  9. patti g says:

    Watched an old favorite movie last night ,
    “Hope Floats”. Gets me every time when the mama says
    “my cup runneth over” to the grandaughter – but I so know
    what she is talking about, and I think you do as well.

    The Lowes gift card would go toward getting a fresh new
    front flower bed going at my daughter’s house. Welcoming
    yourself home as you pull in the drive is always a good choice.


  10. I would like to extend our deck with a stone patio.

  11. Glenda Jones says:

    I would use the gift card to finish the landscaping in my backyard. Your hardwork is paying off. Love it!!

  12. Heather H. says:

    Our new house has a cute little balcony, I’d definitely want to add a table, chairs and some plants so my hubby and I can really enjoy it.

  13. Your house is looking WOW! The trim is so neat and modern. Every detail is coming together.
    Bob (my husband and handyman)and I are spending lots of time at Lowe’s renovating our deck. We are so inspired by your amazing Dad’s fine work. Bob has now become a fan of your website too. We are also planning about a million other projects on our home we bought 2 years ago. Building shutters is high on the list too. Keep up the great work.

  14. I have a door on the side of my house where we enclosed the garage and made it into a den. One of these little roofs would be perfect! Add another project to our to do list. If I won the Lowe’s card I would probably go ahead with this project! LOVE IT

  15. I’d work on adding a veggie bed. Your house is looking amazing!

  16. Courtney says:

    Just found your blog thru Pinterest. Love it! Your new home is going to be beautiful.
    My husband and I just moved into our first home a year ago. With a tight budget I already see some great decorating ideas to use!
    As for our outdoors, we have a screened in lanai. We are hoping to put some furniture in it soon! We also have an old hammock we would love to put up. So if I won the gift card that’s where the money would go.

  17. Love your house. You’re doing a great job.

    If I won, I would get some more plants for my front flowerbed or put it towards a table and chairs for the back deck.

  18. Love that roof your Dad built over the door. That adds more architectural interest to your home too! I am so excited about your giveaway! I would love to get materials to build an outdoor fire pit. That is something my husband wants to do some time. That gift card would certainly help out!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. So excited about your new home! I would use the gift card to maybe do some landscaping…our yard is in DESPERATE need!

  20. Heather says:

    If I had $100 to spend at Lowe’s for an outside project I would probably buy some landscape lighting. We are just redoing a large rock path in our backyard and it would be wonderful to have some lights along the way.

  21. I love the the little roof, it adds some architectural detail to that flat wall. It is such a blessing to have a man around that can build things! My hubby and Father in law can build just about anything and it is so nice not to have to pay for the labor! If I won the gift card, I think I would get some new outdoor cushions for the back patio, or just get some new plants to add to some of our existing beds!

  22. LOVE your house transformation! I had a daddy like yours-built anything and everything; sadly he’s no longer here but it makes me smile when I see photos of your parents doing things around your home. Too cute.
    If I won the Lowe’s card, I would use it to help out a place I volunteer at locally-its a Relief Nursery ( for overwhelmed parents, to help stem the cycle of abuse/neglect).

    I just planted their very first veggie garden ( so lil ones can see where their food comes from, and take some home, too ), and it would be nice to add some outdoor furniture or some child-friendly garden items ( watering cans and whatnot).

    Finger crossed for a winning pick 😉

  23. Patty Lucas says:

    I would like to paint our front porch and the wood trim around the windows. It would brighten up the front of the house. I would also like to invite your parents to come and stay with me. I love their work!

  24. Doris Self says:

    Love all your renovation posts. Keep them coming!!!
    I would like to replace lights outside with a Lowe’s giftcard.

  25. Rhoda – I can’t tell you what a joy it was to finally meet you, something I figured would never happen. But thanks to you and all the other ladies, I met you and so many other beautiful and talented women. And I can’t wait to see you again next year (wink, wink) if not sooner!

    If I can’t win the $100 gift card, can I just win a few weeks with your Daddy? What a charmer he is and how lucky are you? I am hoping to get started on a master bathroom gut and hoping my Daddy can help out too.

    I love seeing all the renovations on your new home. I hope it brings you happiness and contentment, cause you deserve it.

    Talk soon, my friend – Barb

  26. I’m enjoying seeing all the activity with getting your new home updated and the paint has been such a huge part of updating the spaces. I am so envious of having your parents being right there with you. If I won this giveaway, it would help us to update our little porch on the front of our house, I want to update it when we paint our house this summer and this would be such a wonderful help. Thank you for the chance!

  27. I have so many projects planned for my little home. I purchased it almost three years ago and I always have a project or two or three going on. Right now I’m focusing on my little back yard and patio. It has been neglected for years and needs some love and attention! Love your blog! Jana in Texas

  28. Martina J says:

    Love that your dad is so handy and so willing to help out on your renovations. Can’t wait to see the finished product. I’m sure it will be fab, I would use the gift card to spruce up my front porch. I would love to drive up and see it all beautified. Thank you

  29. Sherri F. says:

    So many projects to do! Need to replace a tree we just lost and also need to work on flooring! So excited for you Rhoda…your house will be wonderful!

  30. Christy says:

    I have been wanting to plant a tree outside my breakfast nook for privacy from the neighbors.

  31. Your daddy is amazing! That is such a great idea for protecting the door. We have a side door that needs a cover as well but we are still in the planning stage…well, the waiting to win the lottery stage I have always dreamed of building an arbor over the door though so I would start that if I could!

    Hugs, Angie

  32. Sharon Avinger says:

    Hi, Rhoda! Your home is looking beautiful and I know you are so excited every time you walk into it. If I won the giveaway, I would buy paint to repaint a bedroom and new carpet for another small bedroom.

  33. I love watching the progress on your new home. Your Daddy is an inspiration! What a treasure to have him working alongside you in this process. I have a porch that could certainly use some inspiration, which the Lowe’s gift card could provide! Crossing my fingers!

  34. I would use it on some patio furniture for our courtyard.

  35. Love that covered overhang over your door! That’s not something we thought about when we bought our house, but we’re lucky that we do have a roof over all the entrances to our home. It’s really nice when the weather is stormy (and the pizza delivery driver arrives, haha).

    If I won the gift card, I’d spend on some landscaping. We’ve got a couple of large shrubs that look like they’re not going to make it so they need replacing.

  36. There are always projects in the summer; especially in the garden. Your house is looking great. You are so lucky that your Dad is handy.

  37. Christine Aldinger says:

    i would love to put in a brick patio extended off my deck,course hubby doesn’t know it yet!!

  38. I would love to replace the concrete planter on my front steps. My dear sweet hubby got tangled up in the cats one night and broke it to pieces. It is one of those”Don’t replace that, I am going to glue it back together ” situations. If I got this gift card, I could replace it without a smidgen of guilt…..:)

  39. Debbie V. says:

    I look forward to reading all about your updates to your new home and would love to win the Lowes gift card to update my laundry room. Please keep the updates coming!

  40. I would create an outdoor sitting area with a grill and a fire pit! You and your cute mom and dad could be our first guests!

  41. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    We really, REALLY need new outdoor lights on our porch & garage area.
    I keep threatening to take down the old and spray paint them but my husband isn’t crazy about that idea!!
    That’s what I’d do if I won!!!!

  42. Becki Foster says:

    Your dad is so clever and so nice to surprise you with the cover for the door! If I won $100 I think I would spruce up my outdoor dining set with comfy cushions! Can’t wait to hear all about Haven!

  43. Cindy O'Brien says:

    Rhoda, your house is so beautiful, and I know there’s so much more to come!

    If I won the Lowes giftcard I would work on a garden we are redoing along the side of our garage. The garden had been neglected when we became the owners and we had to remove alot of overgrown shrubs that couldn’t be saved. I now have some dreams to put into place and all it takes is time and money.

    Thanks Rhoda.

  44. Your dad is so talented! It is going to look great and work well when it is painted out. Your rooms are looking so fresh now. Blues and greens are my favourites so I look forward to when you share your decorating. If I won the Lowes card I would buy trim for our porch post and some small pavers for the gate area. Thanks for the chance.

  45. Rachael says:

    We just added a roof overhang to our upstairs balcony because we can’t even use it in the summer (Texas heat) and during the rainy season, our doors are hit with all that water. So, I’d use it to purchase outdoor ceiling fans, and electrical box (special we added wiring for to hang outdoor party lights) and a new outdoor light. We also need to powerwash/stain the balcony and buy some furniture/decor. Can’t wait to finally use the space!

  46. I love watching your house come together. I don’t have to tell you how lucky you are to have such a helpful dad. I know you are grateful for him beyond words. If I were lucky enough to win the gift card, I’d use it for replacement panels for my patio roof. It’s not a good thing to have the rain come through.

  47. Leah Turner says:

    Would work on a rolling outdoor “bed” for my grandson. I saved his baby mattress and have wanted to do this for SOOOO long. My Jack has special needs, part of which are low muscle tone, so he can’t sit or stand very long but loves being outside. Now I just take the mattress out there, slap it on the ground and voila! Instant lounging area. Would love to add a frame and some wheels so it looks like something (rather than a matress laid out on the ground – tacky, tacky).

  48. We would use it to help buy materials for a chicken coop.

  49. Glenda Harder says:

    The door cover looks great! I like how he “hung” it on the wall.

    If I won $100.00 gift card from Lowes I would use it to start replacing some masonite siding with Hardee board. I know it wouldn’t complete the project, but it would be a start!

  50. I would get some raised garden beds ready for fall veggies. Your daddy is an incredible man. But then I know that you already know that!

  51. So many young men could learn so much from people like your dad! I would work on our deck if I won a gift card!

  52. Jill D. says:

    Love to watch the transformations occur! Thanks for sharing! I could definitely use that lowe’s money to update my backyard with plants and outdoor decor.

  53. Maureen says:

    First I must say how inspirational your parents are!! As far as the Lowe’s card, we would definitely use it to help towards the cost of the pergola we are planning to build this fall!! Love the reno’s so far. The difference in the living room alone is amazing.

  54. Love reading about the huge efforts your parents share with you on this home renovation. (I’ve been blessed with ample help from mine, too, over the years)

    Outside project with a Lowe’s card? Hmmmm – landscaping!

  55. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi, Rhoda, Thanks for Haven – it was awesome! Y’all did a great job putting it together. If I won, I’d use the money on a mini makeover for my back patio. Anne Boykin

  56. Like everyone else there is always lots of projects to do around the house. Would love to win the Lowe’s card.

  57. Can’t wait to see your blues/greens. Was planning to re-do my living room in blue/green/cream, now I’m going to wait until you post pictures! Hurry!!

  58. Annette Taylor says:

    I am lovin watching your house come along!! I wait every week for your weekly updates!! So exciting!! I would definetely work on my front porch!! It is in need of alot of TLC!!

  59. Hi sweet friend!

    I’m back at blogging…finally. Whew, I’ve been a busy busy girl, but we’re settled now, except for the last few boxes. LOVE our new place!

    YOU have been busy too. Wow! It’s taken awhile but I’ve gone back and read all your renovation updates. Girl, you are so lucky to have your Dad (and Mom) help so much. He is amazing!!!!

    Hope you’re coming here sometime this summer or fall. I hope you’ll stay with us. Miss Daisy sends her love.

    Big hugs,

  60. It is cute! And I love your Mom and Dad, you three make an awesome team . The love of family really shines through you guys!
    Thanks for Haven! I loved meeting you and all the other hostess and DIYer’s and my blogging community!

  61. Mmm. $100 Lowe’s gift card. New dimmer switches on fans. Plants for deck. Perhaps a new small outdoor table. A start on my new backsplash…. so many choices.

  62. Lisa Conley says:

    If I should win, we would use the gift card towards a pond renovation. I check each day for updates on your blog. Your parents are so cute.


  63. janet caldwell says:

    If I won, I would start refinishing my wood deck, and replace some of the boards that have split. I’m really enjoying following your updates to your house! You’re parents are so wonderful!

  64. molly tomaszewski says:

    I need a little roof over my back door and if I win would have my handyman do one much like your daddy’s porch, would be perfect!!

  65. marley m. says:

    I would love to work on a delapidated swing with a roof overhead that needs some TLC! :)

  66. Colleen says:

    If I won the gift card, I would love to jazz up my patio with some pretty pots filled with blooming annuals. Right now the equation reads…
    cement + no color = blah! BTW, I am loving all of the updates. Keep them coming. So happy for you!

  67. Elizabeth H says:

    Yes, your Daddy is awesome and your Mom too. I am loving all you have done. It is going to be a great home! I really need some outdoor furniture among other things. Thanks for this giveaway.

  68. Rhoda, your house is looking amazing….it doesn’t look like the same house….Your parents are just precious; it’s so nice to see all the work they’ve done, and how much help they have been….Priceless…..If I win the giftcard, I would definately start putting the larger slat blinds in my home…Can’t wait to hear about Haven…..

  69. Katie B. says:

    Our next outdoor project is putting up a privacy fence. That gift card sure would come in handy with this project!

  70. Rondell says:

    You dad is such a sweetie for doing all this for you, I love the porch overhang he did and I bet it will cut down on the water there when it rains!
    I was just at Lowe’s today and saw an outdoor table that I’d love to put on the back porch if I was lucky enough to when the Lowe’s giftcard!

  71. Love your new little roof. Can’t wait to see it all trimmed out. You have a great Dad. I’ve been busy washing the house, but am having a terrible time finding a product that cleans my concrete patio. I’d love a little love with a gift card and some tips.

  72. Peggy in TN says:

    I would put it toward my new screen porch. Your house is looking beautiful!

  73. I love the way that your house is coming a long. It’s so interesting to follow and your parents are such great help. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

    If I won the Lowe’s gift card I’d work on adding some curb appeal to my yard. My front entrance looks so sparse. I’d love to add two planters and some perennials.

  74. Watching the progress on your house is so fun! Love the paint colors so far.
    If I won the $100 gift card, I would do some work in the garden.

  75. Love the cover for the door. We have a door from a storage room that needs a covering like that. Maybe my husband and I can “borrow” your Father’s idea! If I were fortunate enough to win that gift card from Lowe’s, I would put it toward a new deck. Our old one is looking awful! Thanks Rhoda for sharing.

  76. The roof your sweet Daddy built is awesome. Yes, he is so smart and you are so lucky that he and your Mom are still here. I know you are aware of that and so Blessed to still have them.
    Lowes is my favorite place so shop and I love that they now have the My Lowes card to keep track of your items. If I should win, I would use the money to buy periennels for my garden house.
    Can’t wait to see your house finished and your stuff inside.

  77. we have a spot in the back yard that we call the “45”…it’s a section that sits on a 45 angle and needs something. We built a pergola with hopes of adding a fire-pit and seating someday.



  78. Oh! wow! Your dad is amazing!!! What a great idea putting a cover over that door!!
    If I won the Lowe’s gift card I will use it to do some landscaping on my backyard!! Right now it’s so boring I don’t want to spent time there!

  79. The roof is a great idea, and it looks so cute! You’re super lucky to have your Dad’s help. Speaking of Dads, if I won the gift card from Lowe’s I’d use it to {finally} add some life to my sad little front stoop…and of course I’d give it to my Dad so he could make it happen! Plants, grass, you name it…he can do it! 😉

  80. Janet G. says:

    Loved seeing how a door roof is done. I learn something new every time I visit your blog! If I won the gift card I would put the money toward building materials to enlarge my small front stoop into a covered porch. Thanks!!

  81. Would love some new chair cushions on the deck if I won the gift card!

  82. Hello…I just love popping in and looking at what you are doing on the house. YOU give us all inspiration. And that door covering…fabulous! Glad HAVEN went well for you. ~Nancy

  83. Oooooh! I would do some landscaping in my front yard! My children and I built a small house last year and I didnt have anything left over for landscapimg. I would live some bushes and mulch! Thanks for offering such a great give away!

  84. Kristin G. says:

    I love seeing the transformation of this house into a gem. I check for house updates every day. If I won the gift card I would buy paint for the kitchen.

  85. Barbara says:

    I need some patio furniture desperately! House looks fab so far. I love what your Dad did with the door..

  86. Debbie w says:

    Next project is revamp a bathroom upstairs…1oo wold get me going!

  87. The transformaton is amazing! You are so blessed to have a healthy, helpful set if loving parents. Give them my best, & please tell them they are doing a great job!
    If I won the lowes gift card, I would put a new door on the back of my house.

  88. Meredith says:

    It has been such a thrill to watch your new hoome come alive!

    A Lowes card would go a long way in finishing the lansdscaping project in our backyard. All the sod is in, deck and patio are finished. Now we need to finish all the plantings and flower beds.

  89. Your house is coming right along and looking great!
    I would love to win the Lowe’s card and use it to purchase outdoor lighting!

  90. Rhoda,

    I am enjoying watching the renovations in your new home…I can totally relate as my husband and I are in the process of renovating the home we recently purchased. I think I would use the gift card on either exterior paint or for landscaping around our front entrance. Lowe’s is our go to store for all of our remodeling supplies.

  91. Love the doorway , Rhoda! Your Dad is awesome!


  92. Melanie says:

    Yay!! I didn’t expect a house renovation post right after Haven. Happy dance! Great idea to put a cover over that door. I need to work on my front entrance.
    Looking forward to hearing about Haven!!

  93. Kristina Sinclair says:

    Wow! Your Dad is amazing! If I won the card I would buy wood for my raised beds. I have compost, have a spot picked out but have not built any beds yet.

  94. Barbara says:

    House is looking great. I love seeing the updates each week. I would definitely use that gift card toward covering our patio–this summer’s project.

  95. Hi Rhoda! Oh, you do have the smartest and most caring Daddy! The little cover for your door looks wonderful. Your house is looking so pretty. I’ve heard you did a fab job at Haven! I’d love to attend something like this one day. I’d probably be the oldest one! 😉
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  96. I’m getting my house ready to sell, so I could definitely do a little sprucing up to my flower beds! It would also be great to have a trimmer to make things nice and tidy looking.

    I’ve read such wonderful things regarding Haven – good for you. I cannot imagine how much work that was. I am enjoying reading about your new house. Thanks so much for sharing.

  97. Doris G says:

    It’s fun to watch your house come together! We are developing the backyard garden area, and I would buy perennials with the gift card!

  98. Your home transformation is inspirational. If I win, I will use it to replace the screen door to my porch which is in ill repair. Fingers crossed!

  99. Rhoda,
    Your house is looking good! I would love that gift card to buy some lumber and build a topper over my back door. It also leaks when it rains sometimes and I would love to have a cover over it. Great idea and yours looks wonderful!

  100. Love everything as usual. We live in a town house so not many opportunities for outside work but I would love to have an urn filled with beautiful plants to place by my front door. I know Lowes has all I need for that project! I always buy my plants at Lowes.

  101. Your daddy is special. One word for my project….trellis!

  102. PeggyAnn says:

    Your Dad is the best! He did an awesome job on the door roof!
    I would use the gift card to landscape my backyard.

  103. Cherish says:

    I can’t wait to read your Haven recap, from the tweets in Twitterville it sounds like you were the star of the show! I’d love to buy a cute and colorful outdoor rug to add some color to our deck.

  104. Your daddy is awesome! Love the overhand that he built for your door. Can’t wait to hear about Haven. If I could be the lucky winner of a Lowe’s gift card I would like a new rug for my deck and I would buy some paint to gussy-up my garden shed.

  105. Your house looks great, Rhoda! You are making so many wonderful memories with both your parents.

    I would use a gift card to buy an outdoor rug for my covered patio.

  106. I would use the gift card to buy a power washer to wash our deck. It really needs a treatment of some kind, and this would be the first step. Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT TOO CUTE DADDY OF YOURS CAN’T DO ? the overhang is a great idea !
    CONGRATULATIONS on HAVEN – just an INCREDIBLE conference, my oh-so-talented friend! hugs !! debbie :)

  108. I would love extra $$ to spend at Lowe’s….feels like I’m in that store every other day! With the money, I would complete my landscaping in my front yard.

  109. The house is really transforming, you and yours are doing a great job and we love seeing it happen! I would use the gift card for some overdue landscaping.

  110. I would love to win this LOWES GIFT CARD! We just recently had an inground pool put in and we are in the process of installing a privacy fence, covering and staining the concrete patio as well as recovering some pation chairs and painting patio furniture and did I forget to mention we need landscaping too. We could REALLY use this card! Thank you!

  111. Jessica Edwards says:

    I would love to finish up some landscaping that is very lacking in our front yard.

  112. Carlene @Organized Clutter says:

    The house is coming along nicely. Enjoyed your post! I would buy a new dishwasher!

  113. Love your new roof! i am a new reader, also in atlanta:) found you through pinterest and Im glad i did. if i won the lowes card i would put it towards our backyard reno….that is just in our heads at this point. thanks!

  114. Kim Rowell says:

    Your daddy is smart! It’s wonderful how much you appreciate him.
    My daddy has a lake house in Alabama that needs lots of updating. If I won the Lowe’s gift card, I would redo the railing on the front porch and put in new ceiling fans. I know he would really appreciate it! Kim

  115. I just got my grandmother’s patio furniture and i would love to spruce up our back deck with accessories and flowers.

  116. Great Job!! Treasure the moments you spend with your parents.
    I would use the gift card towards a roof over my new deck.

  117. Hi Rhoda, Your parents are wonderful and they have been such a great help. The house is coming along quickly and I know it will be beautiful when you finish. We just had new sod put in the back yard and I would love the gift certificate to add some plants.

  118. A backyard deck is our next project.

  119. I would build my son a playset!

  120. Chris B. says:

    you are very lucky to have such generous parents with there time and talent. enjoying tracking your progress, it looks great! i have a patio slab in need of some sprucing up that a lowes gift card would do wonders on. thanks, and lots of luck to you.

  121. Can you send your dad my way? My hubby has been remodeling our house for over a year by himself, and I am ready to be IN IT!! (as our my 3 kids). He could use some older experienced advice also 😉 BUT if you cant spare him…I will take a Lowe’s gc dfor sure :) LOTS of stuff to do with it…but if it has to be outdoors, I would use it to fix the small deck that no one ever thought to seal :(

  122. Karen S. says:

    Your house is moving right along! I am really loving the paint color you are using. I would use the Lowe’s gift card to buy outdoor plants. We can’t start planting in our region until June, so I need to get going. Thanks!

  123. Jennifer says:

    Love to see the progress on your home! I am in the process of updating my back patio….I would love a gift card to help with a new umbrella and some landscaping.

  124. Really enjoying seeing all the renovations. Just closed on my own house last week and looking forward to making it my own.
    I would use the Lowes gift card to replace a few boards and restain my deck!

  125. I am still enjoying foolowing along with your home renovation! What great parents you have!! :) Actually, we need a little roof over one of our doors too!! It’s on the North side of our house so the little porch can get slick. =/

  126. If I win I would use the gift card to put in a small patio in the corner of our yard. I would also put a fire pit in the middle of it..

  127. I love seeing your progress! The roof over the door will be attractive as well as functional. I’m like your dad (who is amazing, by the way) and think all doors should have a cover of some kind. It not only looks so much better but who wants to stand out in the rain?

  128. Thanks for keeping us updated on your house. I get so excited each week to see what else is new! The door roof is cute. If I win the gift card, I could have to consider doing the same to our garage walk-through door. We get lots of water under the door when it rains. Thanks again!

  129. samantha knecht says:

    I would re-do my in-laws patio. They are letting us live with them for a little while and it would be nice to do something for them-they could use a few new patio chairs…

  130. Halia Baxter says:

    Love looking at the progress on your home. I would redo our privacy fence in the backyard that is falling down.

  131. So happy for you and I am loving your new home progression. Your parents are the sweetest. I think if I’d win the gift card, I would walk Around Lowes and weigh all my options on my to do list, from some repairs to new patio or kitchen improvements. I ‘d be like a kid in a candy store!

  132. So many ideas! We just moved into a new house and I would love to add hanging baskets and colorful flower pots on the porches.

  133. Missing you already!!! Haven was awesome. Thank you thank you thank you!

  134. SoCalLynn says:

    I’d love to build some raised garden beds.

  135. Love your house. I would buy some new plants as we are also renovating a house and the gardens need revamping.

  136. I would love to make a really pretty succulent garden.

  137. I just bought a great powerwasher at Lowes and, in fact, used it today. I would use the gift card to buy some stain or Thompson’s sealer for the deck. It’s really a lot of work!! Phew!!

  138. I desperately want to replace the old chainlink in our front yard with a charming picket fence. $100 could go a long way toward getting that done. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  139. I love your house! The interior has a Pottery Barn feel to it! I would use the gift card to buy paint for my bathroom and some plants for my back patio. Even if I don’t get the card, I think you’re an awesome lady with the most supportive and loving parents ever imaginable. You’re richly blessed!!

  140. Aren’t dads the best! Your house is going to be so beautiful! I know what my project would be. . . a small pond for my backyard complete with a waterfall. We have done a lot to our backyard to make it a great space to entertain and enjoy. I plan on digging the pond this fall! Maybe I can get my dad to help me?

  141. We desperately need to paint the exterior of our house. We moved in over 3 years ago and it is still LIME green. Hideous. Looked into the cost of having it professionally painted. . but ouch! So we really need to do it ourselves and probably need to buy a sprayer to get it done quickly!

  142. Love your posts on your “new” home. Wonderful family you have!

    I would love to replace the roofing on my porch with something more attractive. Thanks!

  143. We have a cute little playhouse in our backyard. I would love to decorate and paint the playhouse for my grandchildren to enjoy. The Lowe’s gift certificate would help me get the project done!

  144. Hmmm….does it have to be outdoors?? Can we call the kitchen the “great outdoors”? We’re working on a kitchen remodel this summer so that would be my first choice on how to use it, but if its gotta be outdoors, then the deck, right off of the kitchen, needs to be restained! Trust me, there would be no lack of ways in which I could spend this gift card!! :-) Loving the progress on the house!

  145. We would build raised boxes for our vegetable garden.

    Your dad is da bomb!

  146. I love all the windows in your house. It’s so light and bright!

    I’m planning to paint the outside of my house this fall when it cools off. A Lowe’s gift card would come in very handy for paint.

  147. I have about two million projects to spend a gift card on….but for now, I’d settle for a new foyer light. Thanks!!

  148. I’d use it to buy stain for our pole barn. It’s had tarpaper up on the sides for 11 years! We finally got 2 1/2 sides sided with siding last summer. The men in my family did cutting, measuring, installing and I was the staining “crew.” We plan to do the other 1 1/2 sides this summer, and a gift card would buy me some more cans of stain.

  149. That roof overhang is almost as cute as your Daddy; and both are so practical. I’m also grooving that paint colour the more I see it.
    I need to put a new flat roof on my balcony. Anything would help offset that.

  150. Mary Anne says:

    Your home is looking great!
    Outdoor lighting is what I will be shopping for,if I should win the Lowe’s gift card.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  151. Oh goodness it’s looking so good! And that door cover, your Dad is just awesome and does such good work!
    If I was to win the giftcard I would love to do my patio by the pool. I have started it but don’t think I’m going to have enough brick to finish it. Then it’s gotten so hot to. So I would probably try and get that project finished if I was to win.

  152. Well, 2 summers ago, we put in a patio–using pavers and stones from Lowes, of course. We planned on putting in a fireplace or fire pit, but ran out of funds. That gift card would sure come in handy!

  153. I would love to get the Lowe’s card and start on my new patio!!
    I’m so glad you’ve got your Mom & Dad helping……I wish my Mom was still here. Everything is looking GREAT!

  154. i recently discovered your blog & really enjoy it…i have 5 children and one small cement patio. with LOWE’S help, i might be able to get some wood decking material or at least extend what i have w/ some pavers,etc.

  155. Barbara says:

    We would love to build something to protect our french doors from the rain….yours is going to be so wonderful! A small shed attached to the outside of the house for tools would be great also.

  156. We just put a new back door in our kitchen, now we need a small deck to get to the door! I need your Daddy too!!! ha! Lori Lucas

  157. Dorothy Davis says:

    Your home is looking great.You are blessed to have such great parents.
    I would use a Lowes gift card for fencing .

  158. Patty Smith says:

    I am really enjoying your house renovation updates!
    I would use a gift card for some landscaping.

  159. Love reading your weekly updates on your new home! My husband is getting ready to build a shed on our side yard and the gift card would sure come in handy for materials we will need.

  160. You’ll always be your daddy’s little girl. :) My daughters will always be daddy’s girls, too. Please do check out my site when you can. :)

  161. Pam Clark says:

    Love your blog and the continued project updates! Aren’t sweet Daddys (and Mamas) the best!!

    Outdoor project……lighting, lighting, lighting!

  162. Love following the progress of your house. If I were to win the gift card to Lowes I would use it towards building raised vegetable garden beds.

  163. Amy Cassidy says:

    Love to watch how the house is coming along – it’s looking so great! I would use the gift card to add some landscaping to our yard – some flowers and small trees:)

  164. Your Daddy is SO handy !!
    Like a ‘pocket on a shirt’ !!

    And as for Lowes… My patio sure could use a new roof !!

  165. Rosemary Palmer says:

    Spray paint – I have chairs on the front porch, plus a table and chairs on my upper deck to paint. Plus my pressure washer died. Thanks for sharing such great stories about your Mom & Dad.

  166. Wow, I never have any trouble spending money in Lowes (neither does my husband) and if we had a gift card we could use it towards getting some sod for the backyard or even fertilizer for the grass.

  167. Karen McCullough says:

    Love the update on your house ! It is looking great ! So exciting !

    I would use a gift card to get new patio furniture which is needed so badly on our patio !

    Great giveaway !

    Thanks ! Karen in Texas

  168. Rhoda, your Dad is truly amazing!! I love the overhang and it will be adorable painted out white. I can’t believe the great progress you are making on your home. Love the white you painted the walls, fresh and bright.

    I”m happy to hear Haven was a success, looking forward to hearing all about it.

    I would finish updting my deck with a gift card and buying black paint for my front door. Mary

  169. I could actually use the same kind of covering over my back door. I can’t imagine them building this house without it. But I’m afraid I couldn’t handle that myself. I would work on my landscaping. I have some great work done, but there are still areas with much to do. Just don’t have the budget for it right now. You are blessed to have parents willing and able to do so much to help.

  170. Carolyn Smith says:

    Oh just love the cover over your door that your dad made. Oh what I would use if I had a Lowe’s gift card, goodness the list would be paint, new grill that my honey has had his eye on, some scrubs that I need to replace….the list goes on and on…

  171. melinda says:

    I would love some bright colorful pots for some flowers on the deck!

  172. I would so love to win a gift card to work on my back deck! I just love all of your home renovation updates, wish I had such a terrific handyman like your Dad!

  173. Catherine T. says:

    I would buy some square stepping stones and make a stepping stone patio to replace the plywood patio that the previous owners of our house build. Why plywood? It’s anyone’s guess.

  174. so sad that i had to sell my haven ticket :( & can’t wait for next year :)
    my outdoor spaces were renovated 5 years ago, but there is one spot we never completed. if i won, i would finish off our patio makeover by adding a paver pathway from our drive to the patio. it meanders under an oak tree – so pretty!

  175. maureen says:

    Hi Rhoda…congrats on a successful Haven conference! We just bought a townhouse so if I won I would buy patio furniture and make myself a little outside haven! Love your Dad-he’s the best! Thanks!!

  176. Hi Rhoda. I’m one of those who is so excited for you! Both my hubbie and I are enjoying watching your reno journey. If I won the Lowes gift card, I would use it to enclose a storage area under our deck that houses our lawnmower and other outdoor paraphernalia. Thank you hosting the giveaway!

  177. Monica Converse says:

    Hello! What an inspiration you are to women everywhere…you have certainly picked yourself up, dusted yourself off and moved on! The energy and creativity you put into your blog make it such a delightful way to start the day! I would like to win the LOWES gift card to fix up some rickety old steps leading to our patio! Thanks! Monica

  178. I love how your doorway was covered, that makes a huge impact!
    If I won the Lowe’s gift card, I would get a new birdbath for my 80-year old dad who loves watching the birds and feeding them. :)

  179. Great job, Dad! It’s all coming together so nicely. When I win a few extra dollars it will go toward some new lighting on my front porch. Thanks for this opportunity!

  180. I would complete the furnishings on my back deck.

  181. Your house is really coming along! I’m jealous of all the time you are able to devote to it.

    If I won the gift card I would buy tons and tons of plants!

  182. Debbie K. says:

    We have just moved into a new home and our back deck sure could use some chairs and perhaps a little table.

  183. Your dad is amazing- is there anything he can’t do?! :) Thank you for all you did to make Haven such a wonderful experience. And thank you for this giveaway! If I won, I’d use the gift card to do some desperately needed maintenance on our deck.

  184. Peggy C. says:

    Love watching your home come together. As for the gift card… We own my grandmother’s little home and I would love to buy some new plants for the back yard or a new porch swing for all the family to enjoy there.

  185. Susan Smith says:

    I’m loving watching the improvements to your home. So exciting! I’m hoping to add a new garden bed in my back yard. The plan is to make it a perennial garden with loads of butterfly attracting plants. Wish me luck!

  186. Your dad and mom are amazing! The house is going to be beautiful when you finish, Rhoda. If I win the Lowe’s card we will use it to start putting a roof over our deck. It gets the afternoon sun and is hot. Thank you for the giveaway.

  187. I love seeing the progress on your home. If I won the Lowe’s card I would use it to pretty up my husband’s shed (which we bought from Lowe’s) with a window and flower box.

  188. I so enjoy seeing the progress on your lovely home and forward to each progress report! Goodness an outside project, where do I begin: arbor, raised beds, 2 gems Magnolias, stone/brick patio! Seems we go to Lowe’s sometimes twice a day! When we purchased our home the yard was all concrete and a jungle of bamboo, dead pine trees, and poison ivy. It is slowly being transformed into an English garden! (My husband is English!) Best wishes and blessings being sent to you!

  189. Heather Oliva says:

    I just love your blog! If I’d won the Lowe’s gift card, I’d definitely finish creating the gravel/stone pathways from my garage to the garden- just the thing to finish off our landscaping!

  190. Rhoda, all the do-it-yourselfers at Haven would have loved to meet your amazing parents! If we won the gift card, we’d replace the screen door on the front porch. Our dog Lucy has pushed out the screen and I want a little more decorative door.

  191. Cheryl Murphy says:

    I have a door exposed to the elements as well and would love to put a roof over it. Fortunately, I have a handy husband who would love to have a Lowe’s GC to pay for my whims! :-)

  192. I would LOVE to win the giftcard! I would buy some new plants for the area in front of my dining room windows. We ripped out lots of plants and haven’t purchased new ones yet!

  193. Nicolle says:

    I love the house! We are re-building our front porch right now so I would use the gift card for that!

  194. We are deep in the process of moving and need to bring our house out of the 80’s in a bad way! I am going to follow your example and blog as I go!! Outdoors, we need to do something about the front porch area – it is covered in a funky indoor/outdoor carpet that has seen much better years and also need to do some serious pruning of unruly trees. We also have a pond that needs some TLC – not to mention furniture, grill for Big Daddy, rugs, plants, etc. Whew – I am tired just thinking about it, but I am looking forward to it so much!

  195. Lana hardwick says:

    I would build a outdoor playset for my grandson with a playset…

  196. Love, love, love your beautiful home. Such an inspiration. I would love some cushions for the outdoor sofa I just trash-picked/transformed!!!

  197. Trish Kennedy says:

    Would love to get an outdoor ceiling fan for my porch w a Lowe’s gift card!

  198. Please sign me up for the giveaway! If I win, I would install a new patio in our yard. Have been wanting to do it for years. Thanks for the chance to win!

  199. I would love to plant a large flower bed in my back yard with a Lowe’s gift card.

  200. Melissa says:

    I really enjoy watching the transformation of your new house. I’m starting a renovation on my living room today. Lightening up the paint colors, fixing the trim that previous owners nearly destroyed with their lack of painting knowledge and going for a darker couch (4 kids demands it!). A little extra Lowe’s $ would be soooooo awesome!

  201. I am so excited to have found your blog! Found it through your post about The Screen Door in Asheville.

    I would love to win the Lowe’s card! My husband and I purchased our first house last year, and even though we had to buy something fairly cookie cutter, I am desperately trying to give it some character. I would work on our back yard, which is just a flat slab of grass. I want to build a raised herb garden and create some flower beds so that the grass isn’t touching the house.

  202. If I won a wonderfull Lowe’s Gift Card I would get some patio furniture and some bedding plants for the back yard!

  203. I would love to use the Lowe’s gift card to add some charm to my front porch!

  204. Ooo, I’d love to put some pavers and gravel underneath my deck! My basement opens out to the back yard down there and it’s in dire need of some TLC (and mud control!)
    Fun to see the progress, Rhoda, thanks for sharing! Can I borrow your daddy for a project or two sometime?? :)

  205. If I won a Lowes gift card I would definately build a pergola over my back patio and then I could begin landscaping.

    You are making great progress on your new home. I bet you can’t wait to move in:)

  206. I would finally work on our outdoor cedar post pergola! The gift card would be great to buy the concrete to put the posts in!! Love all the progress on your house!!!

  207. Sharon in chicago says:

    Since I’m an apt gal, my “outdoors” cosists of a small landing. But what fun it would be to add a couple flower boxes on the railing filled with pretty plants. And then a small grill on my tiny table.

  208. I love your blog! If I were to win the Lowes gift card I would finish an area we have set aside for relaxing in our back yard. Comfy seating, a hammock, beautiful plants, ahhhh.
    Fingers crossed!

  209. tracy bentley says:

    I could finish my water garden and add plants.

  210. I am fencing a small area around my patio so I would get a fence panel

  211. I would work on making our lawn nice and green and lush, good for letting the kids run around in, and planting shrubs and bushes.

  212. Luke's GiGi says:

    Love watching your house come alive! I need to get the same energy directed towards by backyard. I would use the gift card to help in purchasing pavers to build my patio.

  213. I’d get patio stones and put in a patio finally. Right now our grill and table are setting on the lawn and we have to move them every time. Having a patio would be lovely!

  214. Patricia says:

    I am so loving your new house. Can’t wait to see all your blue & green together – that is one of my favorite color combos too! I’d love to work on my front porch with a gift card.

  215. Deb Young says:

    I would love to freshen up my porch!

  216. The back patio towards my new patio set

  217. Nice job on the house! I love the Moderate White and may try that in my master too. We are also reovating a house that we bought in October.
    The previous homeowners really neglected the house over the years, both inside and out. The biggest shame is what they did to the back deck. The deck has a beautiful view of the horse farms behind us, but the previous owners did not properly seal or maintain the wood. I constantly worry about my children and their friends getting splinters in their feet or falling through the rickety rails. The size of the deck has made it cost prohibitive to replace so far, but this is definitiely on my priority list, and the gift card would be a great start!

  218. Sharmond says:

    We really need an umbrella for our deck. Also, need to do the sealer treatment on the deck. Also would love some outdoor benches. Well the list just keeps going. Thanks for the opportunity.

  219. Cindy Osborn says:

    I just bought a house that has ZERO landscaping. I would use the gift card to get started on a flower bed in the front of the house.

  220. Donna Miller says:

    I would LOVE to win a Lowes Giftcard. We are remodeling a 1980
    home. We are at Lowes almoste every weekend, our home needs so much work. We just remodeled our kitchen and are now covering the 1980 brick fireplace. We still need to replace all our doors, most
    of them want even close! We also need a new tub, I could go on and on!!! Your home has come along ways and I have got some great ideas from you. Thanks

  221. Would love to give that deck of mine a little facelift!!!!!Lovin’ the updates on your fab new home!!!!! :)
    Thanks Rhoda!!!

  222. I would use that much needed Lowes giftcard on supplies for our outdoor space. We need to spruce up landscaping, add some fun potted plants to the front porch and some new colorful door mats!

  223. I would LOVE to do some landscaping outside. Ugh….it needs it badly!

  224. Hi, Your house is looking fabulous. I can’t believe the difference you are making. If I had a $100 gift card from Lowe’s, I would buy stain to spruce up my tired looking deck.

  225. Love your new door roof. What a clever man your daddy is! I would love to edge some flower beds with some of the stones I have seen at Lowe’s. thanks!!

  226. I just love how he framed over the door with a small roof. That adds so much to the area and will look wonderful finished up. Maybe you could do some small beds on each side of the door with some rocks to help out with the drainage when it rains. I would love to win the $100 from Lowes to be able to do some work with a stone walkway. I am wanting to make one from our house to our building where I work on all my wood projects and it would be so nice to have a clean pathway to walk to it when it’s all wet in the early mornings.

    I just love all the work you’re doing on the house and it’s so great that your parents can help you with it all. Can’t wait to see the next progress.

  227. I’d use the money for a fountain.

    Your parents are amazing. How fun to have an opportunity to work with them!

  228. I would landscape my small fenced area that I call the “dog yard”. I would like to build beds along the porch and put in some stepping stones.

  229. Well, your Daddy is a go getter thats for sure! He doesn’t have a lazy bone in his body…. I would apply the Lowes gift card toward recreating a flower bed that is doing poorly. I have all kinds of good ideas after going on the garden tour a couple of weeks ago!

  230. Carolyn B says:

    Love how the house is turning out…lovely!!

    I would use that gift card to spruce up my deck for summer parties!

  231. We have a door outside just like that and always had problems with the rain-so we hired someone to build a roof just like yours and it totally kept the water off the frame & door.

    It was sooooo good to finally get to meet you this past week at Haven. All you gals did such an amazing job putting to all together. I had a blast!!

  232. I’m just thrilled that I stumbled across your blog which I absolutely LOVE and became an instant fan! Keep up the good work!

    I would love to win the Lowes gift card because when I bought my home 2 years ago both the front garden and back deck/yard needed some TLC and a lot of work. As you know it’s a slow process but one that I thoroughly enjoy! I’ve been working on it more this summer and the gift card would help out greatly; besides Lowes is like my 2nd home to me, I’m there at least twice a week.

    All my best ~ Dawn

  233. Everything you are doing looks great! What a great Dad you have too!

    If I won I would put it towards a new patio table at Lowes.

  234. Rhoda…first of all, Haven was amazing….you and your team did such a spectacular job on making sure that everyone had a great time and great venues of “learning experiences”….I was just blown away at all the great things going on….

    Your dad is the best!!….I love the cute roof over the door…I so look forward to all the progress of your home!!

  235. Our lawn needs nourishment. And I’d like to add a shade tree and some flowers. *Waiting for you to start decorating, Rhoda! I’ve missed your home decor ideas. Still cheering you on. :)

  236. My deck needs help, that $100 could get me started on replacing boards that have rotted. I love seeing the progress on your new house, keep on truckin’.

  237. I would add some fruit trees to my yard!

  238. Love the progress on the house. Your parents are fabulous!
    I need some shrubbery around the house, so if I am the lucky one that is probably where my money would go. Thanks!

  239. We need to refinish our deck. It’s looking kind of sad these days so I’d use a Lowe’s gift card toward supplies to make our deck look youthful and pretty again! :)

  240. I would love to add a canopy over my deck if I won the Lowes gift card! The $100 would help get me started. New to your blog. Love it!

  241. patty martin says:

    Having moved into a townhouse with an enclosed patio, I would use the gift card to brighten things up with potted plants.

  242. I would use the gift card towards turning the back yard into a nice place to be.

  243. I would do a few things to freshen up my porch!

  244. Love the progress! If I won the giftcard I would use it to spruce up my screen porch!

  245. linda miller says:

    Your house is looking great! So happy for you.
    I’m moving also but to a new house. It’s needs so many things especially on the exterior. I would love to have a little roof just like your for starters.
    Hope I win!
    Linda Miller

  246. Karen Kirby says:

    your house is coming along great! i look forward to each update. If I won the Lowes giftcard, I would use it to buy soil, mulch and a few evergreens. I am moving and taking my perennials with me! I will need to carve out beds at the new place.

  247. I would LOVE to build a little roof over the door that goes outside from my garage like that!! What a great idea!

  248. Kelly Carr says:

    Oh my, I would put board and batten in my living room if I won the $100 gift card to Lowes!

  249. I am loving peeking in on your progress!

    I would love that Lowes Gift Card! I would love to take some of their Creative Ideas and implement them in my backyard! My kids want a giant chalkboard and their fun obstacle course made out of gutter materials… I’d add a hammock too!

  250. I would love to win a Lowe’s gift card! I would use it to buy the Country Stone concrete mold and concrete mix to make a new patio! Thanks!

  251. I would get some paint for my front and back doors, and then some rabbit fencing for my veggie garden to keep the little varmints OUT!

  252. I would use the gift card to freshen up our patio area…paint for the table, new cushions and umbrella. Love following along as you make your house a home!

  253. Hi! House is looking fabulous! And your mama and daddy are so inspiring! Lowe’s gift card= some back yard plants, bird feeders and new outdoor lighting!

  254. CherylM. says:

    I have go to get my deck re-done….it looks awful!

  255. Hi Rhoda,
    I’ve been inspired by you to take on a couple of litle projects in my own house! I love watching the improvements being made in your new home. I would use that Lowe’s gift card toward a deck for the back of my house.

  256. I would use it for new lighting around my front door. Thanks for the opportunity…

  257. Margot C. says:

    I love following the progress you are making on your house. You are so blessed to have your parents there to help you! Your Dad reminds me so much of mine who could build or fix anything. He is gone now but everytime I start a project I think “What would Dad do here?”
    If I won the gift card from Lowes I would expand my perrenial garden on the hillside behind our house.

  258. If I won the gift card, I’d use it to build a patio off my back porch. My family really needs such a space to enjoy outside :)

  259. Lowe’s gift card would give me a head start on making a great area for outdoor living space. Good luck on the rest of your house renovation!

  260. If I were to win, it would go to paint. We just screened in the front porch and I would love to paint and add some potted plants to my new area. Glad you had a great time at Haven…..maybe next year…….

  261. If I win, I would get some fruit bushes for the side yard! I would love to have my own berries growing every year at my house :)

    Love following your progress – the house looks great so far!

  262. Love seeing all your home improvement progress!! I would use a lowes gift card wisely…probably to buy some wood for out rotting deck. Good luck with your home!!

  263. Thank you for the chance to win a gift card!
    I have so many outdoor projects to do.
    1. Repair the threshold under my side door.
    2. Repair rotten wood under my doorwall.
    3. Build stairs from my doorwall to the back yard.
    4. Paint for the outside of my home.
    5. Repair bricks on my home.
    My needs are more basic then “fun” & a gift card would really help out.

  264. We just bought a new house that’s only 3 years old but we have two huge decks that need resealed and stained. Your house is looking fabulous! Keep up the good work!

  265. Definitely, we would work on doing some curb appeal in our front yard!
    I am so happy for you on your home project. Faith is a wonderful thing!

  266. The better questions for me is where would I start. I have many things that need to be done. I’ve just started sanding the deck so I can stain & seal it. Then I want to add a walkway from the deck to the tool shed. Oh, & I want to add a patio w/ a fire pit. Once those things are done I’ll need to landscape. These are just a few of the things going on in my head right now for the back yard. Don’t get me started on the front. Ugh! That’s ok, b/c it’s ALL mine & it doesn’t have to be 100 % complete now. :)

  267. Pat White says:

    Our back door patio could, definitely, use some help!

  268. martha palmer says:

    Your new house is looking great!! If I won the $100 Lowe’s gift card, I would use it toward purchasing a new outdoor porch light.

  269. Caroline R. says:

    Hey Rhoda! Can’t wait to hear (and ‘see’) all about Haven. Winning the Lowe’s giftcard would help give our deck a much needed update. A market umbrella would be nice…

  270. I love your little porch. Your parents are precious! If I won, I would work on sprucing up my front porch; it is kind of bare!

  271. I’d update my flower pots. And I also need a couple of window boxes!

  272. I am redo-ing a bedroom for my 13 year old son, Wes, as he anticipates having scoliosis surgery in October and we need a new set-up for him to be comfortable as he rehabs. We need a ceiling fan in his new room. I promised to paint it (the green the previous owners put in the room could keep you awake at night). And, I know Lowes carries a good selection of window treatments to help me make the room look more like one for a 13 year old boy.

  273. Patti Osmus says:

    Your daddy reminds me so much of my daddy. Nothing he wouldn’t do for his “baby girl”. You’re lucky to have him nearby…I’m in Oklahoma and my daddy is in North Carolina. I would use the gift card to purchase stone pavers to put in the yard/path from my back porch to the fenced area where my bird feeders are located.

  274. Laura LaGroue says:

    I would love to add some plants, flowers, and mulch to some of our sad looking flower beds!

  275. I’d update the front porch furniture with new paint and maybe some new hanging baskets.

  276. Delore LeBoeuf says:

    To win Lowe’s gift would be awesome to help “pretty” my back yard patio by staining the cement, adding stones, flowers and some bark to get ready for my sister reunion (10 of us).
    PS/the awning over your door adds such character, great idea and protection too. It is all getting much closer to moving in, ssssooooo exciting. Love & Blessings, Lady Delores.

  277. If I won a Lowe’s gift card I would use it to buy paint or stain for our deck!

  278. Colleen M says:

    Your home is beautiful. I look forward to having a home one day, my husband is in the military and we haven’t settled anywhere we have wanted to buy. I would get some flowers for outside and a rolling shade for my porch, to deflect the hot New Mexico sun. I’m looking forward to more updates.

  279. I have lots to do outside in my yard. I could work on paths, weed barriers, and some perennials.

  280. Love your makeover.
    I want to dress up my patio by putting tile down.

  281. Heather Spooner says:

    I would like to build a trellis for my back porch. Thanks!

  282. Lori S. says:

    If I won the Lowe’s giftcard, I would buy a black wrought iron table to finish off my lanai. I have the chairs and they look so lonely without the table. Then I would buy some beautiful flowers for the table and some extra ones to place around the area.

  283. Tona Haggermaker says:

    We have decided that we want to screen our back porch. This would help greatly with that project. I have found several decorative and furniture items at yard sales in wicker that I plan to paint either white or black to use. (depends on the fabric that catches my eye when I go to look) Thanks for the chance to win this card from Lowe’s!

    Tona Haggermaker
    Athens, Alabama

  284. Sandra K says:

    I’d love to win! I would purchase some much-needed landscaping plants for the back of our house. Thank you!

  285. Fabulous progress on your house! I’m so envious that you were at Haven and can’t wait to hear about it – I so wanted to be there! I would love to win the Lowe’s card, I’d use it for putting curtains on the covered patio or furniture for the second patio area.

  286. First, your home is beautiful! You are such an inspiration!

    My husband and I bought our first home last year and boy, did it need work! With $100 from Lowe’s, we could make huge strides in cleaning up the backyard (it’s nothing but dirt and weeds!) and adding a deck. Wonderful giveaway!

  287. Jessica says:

    My flower beds in the front need an overhaul. I’d love to have the gift card to redo them!

  288. Sheila (TCW) says:

    Rhoda, the house reno is going so well! I’m excited for you! Thanks for the opportunity to win a $100 gift card from Lowes. I’d use it toward getting a new grill for our back patio.

  289. I would love to win a Lowes gift card.
    I would work on my flower beds.

  290. Carolyn A says:

    We are working on putting in a patio, would love a gift card to help us along!

  291. Debbie T says:

    It seems like everything I have been reading lately about outdoor makeovers encourages painting the front door. So if I won the Lowe’s gift card I would purchase a paint color that would compliment my home’s taupe brick and siding. I would also purchase an entry rug and a plant. I think that would be the perfect way of letting friends and family know they are truly welcome.
    Enjoying your blog and home makeover Rhoda! I have a handy-dad too!! What would we do without them!?!

  292. We’re building on a front porch , so every dollar helps.

  293. Laura A says:

    We are working on curb appeal at our house! If I won the $100 Lowes card, I’d buy some new paint for our front door (I am thinking yellow) and paint for our shutters (black, though – not yellow!) I love reading your blog. You have some fabulous ideas.

  294. Andrea A says:

    If I won the Lowes card, I would have to debate between FINALLY getting a new front door and screen door (that I have been dreaming about since we bought our house 5 years ago) or finishing our landscaping — we have been slowly adding landscaping stones to our flower beds and removing the awful metal line that is currently there.

  295. Rhoda…….your house….it is still so excited and I am so happy for you! Cant wait to see more! I would love to win a Lowe’s gift card and would put it towards either a new front door or new exterior lighting.

  296. Jennifer says:

    I would love to buy a new door for the back entrance to my house.

  297. Susanne says:

    I need to re-paint my carport posts:)

  298. Jewelee says:

    Leave it to your father to create a charming feature his daughter will love. So sweet and caring!

    I would use the Lowe’s card to some repairs — I have a 7 month old rescue dog who is quite the chewer. Apparently he loves his new home so much he likes to eat it!

  299. We are converting our daughter’s playhouse (she’s 18 now) to a coop! $100 would just about get us everything we need for this project. Looking forward to hearing all about Haven! I’m amazed at your Dad’s carpentry skills, he is a really special guy. I’m sure he loves doing all of it for his little girl, Daddys are awesome like that.
    Cheers, Andrea

  300. Thanks for the giveaway! I would buy new outdoor cushions and update our deck!

  301. My back patio is in need of major TLC! A Lowes card would be put to good use! Thanks for showing us your home. I have enjoyed reading every post!

  302. Lori W. says:

    I love the new outdoor rugs that they carry now, and I would place it on my lower wood deck to give it some punch of decor to the very blah patio table and chairs that we have on it right now. I may even add a planter or two! Love hearing about your home renovations – you are such an inspiration.

  303. Cyndi T. says:

    Do I have to leave just 1 project? :) Oh gift card, let me count the ways I would love thee….

    I just getting ready to paint the outside of my house (by myself). I would use the gift card towards a good primer, or the upgraded ladder I will need.

    Thanks so much for the give away and for mentioning the interior paint color. I am loving the way the Moderate White photographs and thinking of using it for an interior project.


  304. Jowanna says:

    I have a couple of rooms I want to paint. I also have a small desk that I have had since I was very young that needs refinishing. I want to fix it up, get new pulls for the drawers, and paint it. Gonna look great in my bedroom!

  305. DMilton says:

    Love the outdoor roof for your door, and the brackets make it look so substantial. My grandfather was an old-school carpenter like your dad, and the things they build really last. With a $100 Lowe’s gift card, I would buy some new light fixtures for outside because mine are relics from the 90s.

  306. I am still in love with the Moderate White paint, and I think I am going to use it in my main bathroom. What outdoor projects would I do if I had the money? A new side door from my garage to the outside; a new fence with gate, some repair work on my shed, and new outdoor light fixtures.


  307. We got a notice from our HOA that we have to re-stain our fence! We live on a corner and it is a lot of fence! Who hates HOA’s? Raise your hand.

  308. Love your new home, so happy for you! I would add two new chairs to go with my newly painted outdoor table from Goodwill.

  309. Courtney says:

    I’m a newlywed, and we just moved into our apartment! Right now our balcony is as bare as can be, and we would love to put some outdoor furniture and plants out there to spruce it up and make everything a little more cheerful! Looks like your Dad did a great job on the door roof!

  310. Laura P. says:

    We have a small garden like you had when you lived in your previous house. I would love to purchase a rain barrel! It would be the perfect addition to our garden to help combat this Alabama heat! I love reading about the projects you have going on around your house, and I especially love reading about your sweet parents!

  311. I would get new chairs and table for our screened in porch. Thank you for sharing these amazing giveaways. :)

  312. It is so exciting to follow all of your progress updates. You guys are doing some great work! Outdoor projects on my list….power wash and re-stain the deck and fill in a large bare spot in the lawn where our playset was removed recently.

  313. Sherill says:

    I know EXACTLY what outdoor project I would do! New outdoor furniture to go under our new pergola…

  314. Liz VanKirk says:

    I would love to use the gift card towards some outdoor patio furniture covers. The birds seem to poop all over my swing. I could put a cover on it to avoid having to clean it every time I want to sit & relax in my perennial garden!

    I love the back door roof your dad made you. Reminds me of one we had at our last house.

    Liz V.

  315. Carrie C says:

    I need plants for the front of the house. I live in the South and have ripped out all the overgrown shrubs in the front of the house. I cant want to plant hydragenas and other things that will flourish and give the house tons of curb appeal!!!

  316. Outdoor furniture for our patio!

    I love reading the updates on your new home renovations.

  317. So happy for you and your new home! Love reading the updates! My outdoor project would be adding on to patio. Making it a little bigger for entertaining. Thanks for the chance to win!! Keep giving us updates on your wonderful home.

  318. First, I’m so happy for the success and goodness that is coming to you. You have earned it!

    Second, Oh my heck, do we need outdoor help. My husband tore out our rotting deck in the backyard. We now have a “lovely” area with a tarp sitting over it while we figure out what to do. Just what you want to see. I’d use the Lowe’s money to start with some large pavers, or a new deck, or something. Anything would be better!

  319. Rebekah says:

    Love the roof over your door! My outdoor project would begin with new light fixtures – lanterns on the lanai and I would like to add pavers down to the gate.

  320. Jessica A says:

    We are about to start adding a back porch onto our house. Our back door currently has no covering, either. We would love to have a great entertaining area in the back. We’re just beginning to figure out how much materials will cost and how much to budget for the total project. This would be great :fingers crossed:

  321. We have a small building we are going to redo for a potting shed ,the money would sure help with it. Thanks to L owes.

  322. chrissi says:

    Pavers! We are enclosing an area for a courtyard and we keep buying pavers!

  323. Emily P says:

    Our backyard was a disaster when we moved, so we are just getting around to adding some plants around the house. But we would love to put in a full vegetable garden and/or a compost bin to help our growing garden along

  324. Joy@comfort and joy says:

    My brick backyard patio is sinking! Could it be those pesky ants who push unbelievable piles and piles of sand out from between the bricks? I fear a huge sinkhole will appear one day and envelop patio furniture, barbecue, flower pots, pets, and all. Solid patio flooring would be the solution. Lowe’s to the rescue!

  325. I would buy some placers and some pea gravel to make a pad for our gas grill. Love your blog and love the changes going on at your new house!

  326. I’ve already got it spent…dreaming of fixing up my porch.How fun!
    Love the overhang your Dad did..great looking and adds so much
    character to the door and back of the house.

  327. Of course everyone wanted to meet your parents, that’s the beauty f blogs, we really feel like we know each other!

    I’ve been dreaming of DIY’ing a play structure, so the money would go towards a lot of lumber:)


  328. It looks great so far, Rhoda! Can’t wait to see the house when it’s finished.

    I’d love to go to Lowe’s and pick out some new accessories for one of our porches or patios. We love to entertain and it’s pretty sparse out there right now!

  329. Hi Rhoda,
    I’ve loved reading about your house renovations ~ it has inspired me to get to work on my own. :) Your dad is a gem to be able to do all those carpentry projects! The Lowe’s giveaway sounds great and if I were to win, I’d do some repairs and staining to my fence and/or some fall garden projects. :)

  330. Oh Rhoda, that little overhang roof is awesome that your precious Dad built! I have to say again how very blessed you are to still have your parents & especially wonderful they are able to help in your new home!! IF I won the gift card we could redo our deck which desperately needs attention! It was neglected for many years prior to us purchasing this home last year after losing ours to the spring flood (& here we are this year in a big drought!!). Thanks for all the updates….y’all are making awesome progress!! Blessings!

  331. Dee Ann Allen says:

    My son has been living with us for the last two years. He is in the process of buying a house from an owner. It would help if he had some outdoor furniture to sit on. I would buy him some if I could.

  332. Rhoda, first congrats! I have read several posts today regarding Haven and how much everyone enjoyed the few days here in Atlanta. So sorry to miss it this year! I know you put a lot of time and effort into it, and it showed. Second, your new home is coming along nicely. Your dad amazes me! So talented. Love the addition of the little portico!

  333. Oh, I love Lowe’s paint! I would pick a color to paint my front door with an accent color!

  334. Oh I would love to update the lighting on the exterior of our house! We plan to paint this summer and new lighting would just be wonderful.

  335. Your so lucky to have your dad helping you, I love what he has done and it gives me an idea for my front porch that is very boring. I am doing up the exterior of my cottage and hope to post on my blog but its a slow process as it’s winter here so painting has stopped.

    I really love the little roof over your door, it adds character to a previously flat area. All you need now is a couple of little topiaries in some nice pots on either side of the door.

    Lee ☺

  336. Hi,
    First off I would like to say how excited I am for you as you go through your renovations for your new home! I get excited just listening (reading?) about it. And yes, you are very lucky in your Mom and Dad. I was too – still have my Dad but my Mom passed four years ago and I miss her every day.
    For my outside job, I’ve just moved into a new apartment and have a beautiful, huge balcony. I want some storage for the outdoor things (pots, trellises, etc.) as well as a tiered stand for my plants. I am somewhat limited to what I can do as this is a rental but I know I can make something soothing and fun.
    Thanks for the opportunity of the giveaway,
    Take care,

  337. I agree, covers over doors just make them so much cuter! Your Dad did great work; I can’t wait to see it all finished!!
    Thank you also, for a great give-away. I would totally put my gift card toward lumber to build a porch swing. I even already have my plans selected!

  338. C. Wisener says:

    Recently we had a tornado shelter installed in our yard and it sticks out like a sore thumb and is just plain UGLY. I would use Lowes Gift Card toward landscaping to camouflage this safety feature.

  339. My patio is in need of potted plants. Plants have a way of making a bare space more inviting. Oh, I could also use a new umbrella. Decisions!

  340. Marianne in Mo. says:

    Wow, if I had $100 from Lowes, I could finish my stone garden bed and maybe get an arbor to grow some roses on. That’s my dream for my yard!

  341. I would like to make a stone walk way on the side of my house.

  342. Your house is coming along beautifully, Rhoda!

    I can’t wait to read your Haven recap!

    My next outdoor project will be to landscape the 50 square feet of land between my back porch and the fence to the side of my property line – it tends to flood when we get a decent rainfall, so I want to remove the grass which barely grows there, and replace it with some kind of landscaping which will absorb the rain when we get a heavy rainfall.

  343. Maggie Fieger says:

    I am hoping to begin turning my living room into a home office and sitting area and $100 from Lowe’s. I am watching ThriftyDecorChick for what Sarah is doing to her dining room. I love your house, and am so anxious to see what you do with it.

    Thank you for all that you do
    Maggie Fieger

  344. I’d either work on my side flower bed (it needs some TLC!) or I’d start a patio!

  345. Margaret says:

    I would live some more plants for the front yard or maybe one of those indoor/outdoor rugs for the screened porch.

  346. Our deck needs to be repainted and I would use it toward paint.

  347. Bonnie J says:

    We need to replace a window in our dining room. The giftcard would be very helpful!

  348. Joyce Ackley says:

    Rhoda, I am so excited for you to see everything coming together so nicely in your new home. You are making great progress. Your Mom and Dad are wonderful! Your Daddy’s skills are amazing! I know they are enjoying helping you create your new home.

    If I had a Lowe’s gift card, I would spend it on accessories for my garden, and maybe some nice solar lights. I’d love to win! Thanks for the opportunity. ♥

  349. Jennifer O. says:

    What a great giveaway!!! I absolutely love all the personal touches you are putting into your house, and your dad is so fantastic….what a sweet guy to help you make this house your home!!!

    I would love to work on our deck…it needs a major overhaul (read….complete tear out and start over)…I realize that it will be a big undertaking (and a big expense), but I’m ready to tackle it (with the help of my handy husband that is).

  350. I’m thinking I would put this toward the purchase of a bistro set for our new “mini deck” or a new over-range microwave, since mine went out last week. Thanks for hosting! Love your blog.

  351. I would definitely use it to fix some drainage issues I am having with my back porch. Then I would add some landscaping to that area.

  352. Kate Horrell says:

    I’m looking to get an old fashion picnic table & umbrella for my back yard. Nothing fancy but I will be painting it.

  353. We would love to fix up the deck at the back, and put a patio in a grassy area just below the deck! It would nicely house the lawn furniture and make it easier to cut the grass without having to move all the furniture!

  354. Cassie Coleman says:

    Oh my….so many thoughts & ideas….
    Some new perennials for our newer yard. Work on the back deck/patio. Home like touches to the front porch.
    So many places to work on. That is what is fun. There is always something to work on.

  355. Merri Jo says:

    I would use a Lowes GC to refurbish our poor old deck!

  356. Let’s see…I’d get a water feature kit and make my own little fountain outside our bedroom along with a nice, comfy cushion to go on the chase lounge out next to the future water feature! Sounds good to me! I’m still on a Haven High as well! Loving it!

  357. I would use it to build a fire pit in our background for hours of summer fun and memories with the family sitting around the fire together!

  358. We have a storage building in our backyard that my husband made into a cute playhouse for our kids – like 30 years ago. It has deteriorated badly and a Lowe’s gift card would be very helpful in restoring it now for our grandkids!
    Love seeing your house come to life! And how amazing are your parents! You are so blessed to have them!

  359. Rhoda, we would use that giftcard to get the pvc pipe and fitting for sprinklers for our backyard, badly needed in the desert here, and not in our budget!


  360. KAte Suhoza says:

    I would love to do some spucing up arounf the outside of my home….but the kids bath really need a new vanity….

  361. Elizabeth says:

    Replace the wooden posts holding up my patio roof, the termites ate them all winter.

  362. We just ripped all the bushes out in front of our house so I need to replace them!!!

  363. Carolyn Mustin says:

    I love Lowes and I love your blog. I am enjoying reading about your house projects.

  364. Lucinda says:

    I would love to put a door roof over our front door! That is such a great idea! We also need to re-do the back deck because it is rotting.

  365. My daughter turns 11 months tomorrow, and I’m super excited to get a window box full of flowers up outside her bedroom window! :)

  366. Carol Ann says:

    My yard is a never-ending source of projects, so if I’m a lucky duck, the gift card would be used for something fabulous for the yard!

  367. Love the cover your daddy built over your door. I would love to win the giveaway and get MY daddy to build one for me :)

  368. April was in CT now CA says:

    It would definitely go toward some MUCH needed patio furniture. Living in northern CA means beautiful weather more often than not and I really want to take advantage of that while we’re living here!

  369. Rosalie says:

    Hello Rhoda! I recently found your blog on Pinterest. It’s been wonderful catching up with everything going on in your life. It’s been a long time since the days at GI! Congratulations to you on your new home and on Haven. The reviews are so wonderful and positive, you’ve truly outdone yourself with this project.
    I recently purchased a new home too and am doing extensive renovations to the outside of it this year. In all my planning for all the big things I’ll need, I completely forgot to budget for the pretty things to add the finishing touches. If I should be lucky enough to win the gift card I would use it for porch accessories and window boxes. Thanks for the chance! And keep up all the great work!!

  370. Rhoda
    Your dad is amazing. I guess that is why you are like you are! You did an amazing job with Haven! Thank you for all your hard work. So glad I met you at the HGTV shoot or I would have not known about this awesome opportunity. The goodies were amazing too. I can’t wait to use my Ryobi saw!! Get some rest! Thanks again!

  371. Where would I start if I won a Lowes gift card? Who knows because EVERYTHING outside needs work! But, probably start off with some planting. My yard is NAKED!!!

  372. Beth in IA says:

    I’ve enjoyed following your house renovation. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win. My outdoor project would be to stain our deck and replace the staircase!

  373. Teresa K says:

    I’ve been working on replacing 60 year old shrubs — $100 would go towards plants/bushes/trees!

  374. I really would like to continue making our back deck like an extra room of the house, so some more furnishings would be great. And we need a grill ASAP! :)

  375. Victoria says:

    Your house is looking great! I need a new grill for the back porch…my old one couldn’t make it through one more summer!

  376. Charlene says:

    Loving seeing your house come together! Look forward everyday to the progress you’ve made! I would use my gift card for getting new outdoor cushions and accessories, or maybe an outdoor ottoman!!

  377. We have an old, crumbling, falling down retaining wall the desperately needs to be rebuilt!

  378. Waleska says:

    I love reading your blog and can’t wait to see the new house all remodeled! My outdoor project would be to decorate our covered patio. I visit lowes pretty much every week to look at their outside furniture, and get ideas for our patio. I’d also like to stain our concrete patio floor and add a fountain in our backyard.

  379. gardnergirl says:

    ooh…the thought of a “bonus” $100.00 to spend at Lowes? I think I would get the materials to build a raised bed cutting garden for next year. I love flowers in the house and have been dreaming of a cutting garden to provide them! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

  380. Your dad did a a fabulous job. He is a great dad to have I am sure. I really enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for sharing.

  381. I have a back sliding glass door off my den that goes to my backyard (similar to your door)…and it too needs a roof over it. Thanks for the idea from your dad….would love to do the same at my house. Can’t wait to see yours trimmed out and painted! What great before and after pics you have! Love you Rhoda!

  382. Michelle H. says:

    Our pressure washer just died and needs to be replaced. Then as soon as we have some cooler weather, we can wash the concrete driveway and sidewalks!

  383. I would start working on some backyard landscaping.

  384. I would definitely buy tile for my small patio if I won a Lowes’ gift card!

  385. My front porch needs lots of help!

  386. Cindy Hancock says:

    I L.O.V.E. your blog so very much. I’ve saved it on my “Favorites” and check it everyday! So excited for your new home and journey in life! What a blessing to have your Momma and Daddy helping you like they have! I still have my parents (in their 80’s), also, and I couldn’t imagine life without them! Oh, a Lowes gift card would come in so good right now! We have so many projects that are incomplete at my house, one being our Master Bedroom. I would use the $$$ to purchase trim for crown molding and paint. Right now it’s very bland and needs a “face lift” drastically! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! :) Look forward to seeing your progress! Take care, Cindy

  387. We’d love to redo the gate my father-in-law built for us when our first daughter started walking. He didn’t want the toddler to fall off of the back deck. The gate needs replacing.

  388. Your progress is so inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win a Lowes card. I would use it to paint the wrought iron on our porch black. Fingers crossed:)

  389. Woot! Woot! Your new home is coming along nicely!!!

    If I won the Lowe’s gift card, I would use it to update my den’s sliding glass doors to French doors. Also, screen in the small porch that leads from the “French doors”.

    Thanks to Lowe’s and Rhoda for this opportunity!!!

  390. Would love some new lighting for my front portico area!

  391. Lisa Conforto says:

    My hubby tells me I’m spiraling out of control with my DIY projects, So I’ll skip the out door fireplace pit for now, but boy oh boy I need to fence in my yard, our Black Lab Sicily keeps running away ,(the neighbors are giving me that look of dismay lately. The only way I can retrieve her is to get in the car and start it up , let her jump in the back seat and of course drive her around the block. That is getting really old I would surely get a fence up to confine her and get back on the now grouchy neighbors good side if ya know what I mean.


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