Craft Room Update and $100 Lowes Giveaway

{Giveaway is Closed}

The Winner is:  #208  Lorene Halfmann

January is an excellent time to be thinking about organization and it happens every year after Christmas.  We all start thinking of ways to declutter and get everything in the house in tip-top shape.

You saw the pretty stencil yesterday and today, I’m going to show you the mostly finished room. The wall really does add a soft and subtle backdrop to the furniture in the space.  My sister has been shopping on Craigslist, Home Decorators Collection, and with my new collaboration with Lowes, I was able to spend $100 Lowes card on helping her get this space organized.

Oh, what fun!  Just for reference, the wall color is the same SW Comfort Gray that we used in her master bath.

Craft room in basement

Come along and I’ll show you where we are.  We were hoping to get this table and chairs painted, but we didn’t get that finished yet.  The table and chairs are a Craigslist find for $100.   We are planning to paint it a fun Barcelona Orange color in Annie Sloan Chalkpaint.   Won’t that be happy down here?

Crafting room with storage

You can see how big the space is in their basement.  Really a nice room to use for this.  That’s my black bookcase and chair to the right.

Table and chairs craftroom

Rug was ordered online.

Craft room organized

That’s my brown leather sofa too that she is keeping safe for me. Those mirrored closet doors hold all her stacked Christmas bins neatly away.  She has so much great storage at her house.

chevron rug craft room

And she’s keeping my island for me too.  Lauren painted that cute fleur-de-lis painting.

crafting area

Here are the really fun organizing pieces she added.  The Martha Stewart piece on the left came from Home Decorator’s Collection and she is going to enjoy using that for her wrapping paper and ribbon.   The cute cube storage is what we found at Lowes.  It came in a box and we put it all together ourselves.  It was a bit like Lucy and Ethel do Tool Time, but we made it through.  Those fabric storage drawers are great for hiding the clutter and they came from Lowes as well.

baskets under cabinet

We also found these pretty rattan baskets at Lowes and they are another great option for hiding the clutter.  Pretty and functional, you gotta love that!  Check out Lowes Creative Ideas website for lots of great ideas.

Martha Stewart crafting station

She’s going to really have fun with all this organization at her fingertips.

white bookcase craftroom

She also found that pretty bookcase on Craigslist for $75.  That’s a deal, I love it.

So, are you doing some organization yourself this month?  Did you feel the unmistakable pull of de-cluttering like everyone does this month?  It seems that the first of the year is the optimal time to start the year off right and start putting “stuff” in its place.

If you are ready to organize and declutter, now’s a great time for YOU to get in on the fun too. Lowes is offering a $100 giftcard for one of you to spend at your local Lowes store.  You can grab whatever your heart desires!

Follow Lowes on their Facebook page too!

All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you “think” you might buy if you are the fortunate winner of this $100 giftcard? 

  1. Leave one comment for an entry.
  2. Tweet about the giveaway and come back and leave another comment with your Tweet url for a 2nd entry.

I’ll choose a winner in a few days!

{I am partnered with Lowes Creative Ideas blog team to do DIY projects and share them on my blog.  I was given a $100 giftcard to purchase products from Lowes.}

- Rhoda


  1. Does $100 worth of paint count? I truly think that is what I would get! Then everything I (already) own would look new! 😀

  2. Hi Rhoda,
    I would buy paint for my kitchen/dining room and with money left over maybe a wooden dryrack for all those clothes that get slung over the dining room chair 🙂

  3. Hmmmm, what would I buy at Lowe’s??? LIGHTING! I need something to replace the flourescent light in my kitchen. Love your blog! ~ Pam

  4. I recently signed up for ‘My Lowes’ and am liking that. $100 for me would go toward paint and plants for the yard. Thanks for the opportunity and I love the craft/wrapping area for your sister.

  5. I would buy some pretty plants for the yard this spring or some supplies for my hubby to build a entryway mudroom.

  6. Well, thanks for asking what I would do, since today, a contractor is coming to give me an estimate on replacing a leaky tub in my only, tiny bathroom. That gift card would get spent in a New York minute! Hope I win, every little bit will help.
    Love the basement, by the way.

  7. elizabeth normandin says:

    I would buy paint and supplies I am just starting my master bedroom re-do. I love your stenciling!! thanks again for the fun giveaway. Beth N.

  8. I love organizing and being organized. I’d concentrate on my sewing room/studio. I’m always trying to keep the chaos contained in there!

  9. brenda beasley says:

    i would purchase a 4 shelf book case to go in my kitchen for storage which my kitchen is sadly lacking

  10. I would head over to Lowe’s to snag some shelving and baskets. I’ve joined the January “urge to purge” club and now I’m in need of some great looking ways to organize all of my essential craft supplies. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. I would probably get things to put plants in for the porch and the plants to put in them.

  12. Dear Rhoda:
    I LOVE your blog! If I were fortunate enough to win a $100.00 Lowe’s gift card, I would definitely put it towards a cube storage unit. I have wanted one of these for quite some time. My four children are older now, and their little ponies/hot wheels cars have been replaced by ipods, keys, work badges, mail, etc. which find their way onto the kitchen table. I’d love a cubby storage unit to give each of them a drawer for their suff. Thanks!!

  13. I would buy lighting.

  14. Paint, a new ceiling light fixture and some wall hooks would smarten up my craft room significantly. Thanks for posting this!

  15. What a great space! I love it! I could do some serious organization work with a Lowe’s gift card! Great giveaway!

  16. I need some pretty storage options and those baskets from Lowes might be just the ticket. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I would buy some of those great baskets for storage.

  18. With $100.00, I would buy some paint, and the supplies to go with it to paint a bathroom. I would also buy some new cleaning supplies, like broom, mop, bucket, etc. If I had anything left, I would look for a new lamp for my nightstand. I could really use a new (good) one to read by.

  19. Wow, she has a big, beautiful room!

    It’s not fancy, but I’d spend the $100 on oil based primer and paint — I’ve got some panelling that really would be happier white. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance!

  20. Love the wrapping paper organizer! What would I buy……either lighting or paint or ceiling fan. There are many projects around this place that $100 would be useful for. Great job on the room Rhoda!


  21. Since I live overseas, I’d give it to my dad back in Texas to buy something for his woodworking projects!

  22. Angie Heitmeyer says:

    I love what you have done with the space! Did you purchase the fabric bins at Lowes as well?

  23. Rhoda
    Nice job on the room. Eclectic and pretty.

    If I had the $100 gift card, I would buy some paint for an upcoming powder room redo and a couple of indoor plants to liven my house up a bit. The Lowes greenhouse is very pleasant this time of year…warm, moist. Of course, I would probably kill my plants but I sure would try and keep them alive.


  24. Love Lowes…I think we live there sometimes! Is it sad that I know almost all of the employees there? I think not.
    Oh yeah, and I would love to buy some curtain rods or paint!

  25. We have been working in our garage this month. Now that we have decluttered we are really wanting paint and install some of the Rubbermaid Garage Organization options. Primarily the track system and shelving. We are getting close, but you know how it is – if stuff doesn’t have a home it will be back to square one quickly! Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. I’ve got a list of projects to do–it would be fun and easy to spend that Lowe’s giftcard!

  27. Organize is my word for 2012…and I’m having fun finding containers for all my craft goodies.

  28. It looks wonderful Rhoda! I can’t wait to see the table and chairs painted orange. What a great pop of color!

  29. hi! what an awesome give-a-way! there are so many things i need right now. i just moved into an amazing house and i need a new grill, a lawnmower, i need to paint….the list is so long…..i could find so many cool things to use this gift card for!
    thanks again!
    btw, the craft room looks amazing. i love the finds she has bought on craigslist and for such good deals! adorable!

  30. There’s a Lowe’s 5 min from my house. I would buy paint!

  31. I desperately need a couple of those storage cubes and some lighting for my sons room. Great job on the basement!!

  32. I would buy some paint and the supplies to turn my coat closet into a mudroom!!! OH I WANT TO WIN!!! O:-)

  33. My next project is my master bedroom closet, so I would use it to go toward that. A drop in the bucket but still a start. It so badly needs it.

  34. Love that Craft room…..your sister is a lucky lady! And I have been trying to organize my own closet so I would use a $100 gift card to add some more organizational items to my closet.

  35. Would love to stock up on off-season goodies in the clearance areas!

  36. I would definitely spend it on plants, soil and supplies for my garden. I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer! Great post by the way:)

  37. Jennifer Barbour says:

    With $100.00 at Lowes, I would buy paint and supplies to start redecorating my daughter’s room.

  38. I’d buy my sweet hubby a new tool that he’s been wanting-an impact driver, whatever that is! He would think it’s the greatest Valentine’s present, so thanks for this opportunity!

  39. I would put the $100 towards patio furniture.

  40. I would use the gift card towards paint. This year my dining room and bonus room are getting a color makeover! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  41. I would put it all towards paint they have the best deals per gallon and I love vaspar paint thank u for the giveaway

  42. I love Lowe’s and would use a gift card for some much needed organization baskets for my kitchen closet.

  43. I would love to put it towards something fun light lighting or paint but sadly we are in need of replacing our hot water heater so that would win out.

  44. I like the cube storage idea for my sewing/craft room. I have one with primary colored cubes for the grand-kids’ toys. Never thought of it for my sewing room. Duh. So I would get one of those and maybe some chair-rail to finish the room.

  45. I need baskets to organize my front closet~~ and painting supplies. I’m itching to get started!
    Love that Craig’s list bookshelf… Haven’t thought of looking there for furniture! Thanks for the tip!

  46. I would definitely buy $100 worth of storage – maybe a bench and some hooks!

  47. Craft Room Update and $100 Lowes Giveaway – (via @sociablesite) Hope I win!

    • I was trying to comment with my twitter post but I am new to twitter and still figuring it it! So the about comment didn’t come out right.

  48. my daughter is dying to redo her room, I would love to buy her a new rug! awesome giveaway, and as always I adore your blog!

  49. This is gorgeous, I love the rug! I’d love to win, I am currently re-doing my craft room, and my daughters bedroom, a lowes gc would come in handy!

  50. This craft room is wonderful. I am working on organizing mine!! I would use a gift card to purchase pretty shelves. Lovely post and photo’s!!!!

  51. Wow, the room looks fabulous! I love Lowes and would probably buy paint or a rug. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  52. Elizabeth H says:

    That craft room is to die for. Wow what I would give for that. Your sis does have a lot of great storage. You girls did a great job as usual. I need a vanity top for a bathroom and the Lowes gift card would help with that.

  53. Hi Rhoda…the craft room looks beautiful! Love the stenciling and want to try it in my Master. With the Lowe’s card, I would buy some new hardware for my kitchen cabinets, a rug, and some spray paint if I could stretch it for all that! Thanks, Maureen

  54. Beautiful room! I would probably buy lighting from Lowe’s. Practically every fixture in my 80s house needs to be updated.

  55. What a beautiful craft room, Rhoda. That table and chair set is going to be so cute in orange! They will really pop against the stenciled wall.
    If I won the gift card, I would use it to buy some bird and butterfly attracting plants for my backyard.

  56. I need a new light in my kitchen. My back up plan would be paint for my master bedroom and bath.

  57. Hi Rhoda-

    Love everything you are doing in your sister’s creative space. Do you know where she got the rug? -It is so classic – not too trendy – just right. I sound Goldilocks 🙂
    I would love to win a $100 gift card to Lowes – It would be hard choosing what I would buy – a rug or some molding probably.
    I already like them on fb.
    My best- Diane

  58. Would love to start work in basement

  59. Paint! I’m gathering items for a complete re-do of my bedroom, so paint for the walls and some furniture is on my list.

  60. $100 at LOWES ????? WHOOO HOOOOO …..I don’t know where I would begin….spring plants ….paint….a new sink for the studio…garage storage…. no worries here…we LOVE LOWES… it would be put to good use at our house ! 🙂 HUGS, RHODA!

  61. I’d love to get a bookcase! 🙂

  62. I would spend it on either paint to spruce up the guest room or plants in the Spring…..Oh my it would be so fun to win!!!

    • This may be a stupid question but how did you get that link there, I tweeted it too but can’t figure out how to post it there it only links it to my twitter page??

  63. Oh My gosh !! The list is endless ! I would start with paint, but I also need new flooring, and how about a new vanity for my bathroom, where I will also need new mirrors, shower curtains, tile for the floor. and then on to the other bathroom,……you see what I mean !!

    I don’t know how to twitter, but I did ‘like’ Lowe’s on their Facebook page !! Thanks for the chance to win….

  64. My husband thinks I’m weird because Lowe’s is my favorite store…. ha. With a $100 gift card I would be buying paint for our kitchen and organizers for our cabinets.

  65. What a cheerful craft space your lucky sister has, and it will certainly be even more so when the table is painted orange! I’m a new subscriber, a soon to be new blogger and a not so new home enthusiast. The gift card would certainly come in super handy for lots of projects I have in mind…maybe some pull out shelves for a pantry re-do?! Love your blog!

  66. Tish Hazel says:

    Hi Rhoda! Oh Lowe’s, I so love them! I definately would love a $100 dollar gift card! It would allow me to repaint and re-decorate my small kitchen. I have been struggling with what I would do because I feel so limited in my color choice, however, I am sure you could give me some suggestions and I could follow thru with the transformation. I hope I win I would love to share how I spend the Gift Card with everyone. Thanks for the chance!!

  67. I would shop for a light fixture to put above my husband’s desk in his office. I love Lowes…Thanks for the chance!

  68. I would buy paint.. I seem to have an addiction to making my own chalk paint and painting every piece of furniture in the house

  69. Thanks for a great give away… I love Lowes..I would get
    some storage bins and shelves.

  70. I’d love to get some wood for shutters. We also need to paint… Thanks for this giveaway.

  71. Celesta Brown says:

    Paint! We are on the verge of a paint-a-palooza. We’re ready to lighten up a bit and $100 at our favorite DIY store would start us on our makeover.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  72. I would buy materials to redo my laundry room and put in shelves and a cabinet – right now I can’t stand the way all the wire shelving looks in there (inherited from previous owner) but I’m scared to tackle it!

  73. Oh, I’d be buying organizational storage for our disaster of a playroom! It’s amazing my daughter doesn’t get lost in all the clutter… 🙂

    Thanks Rhoda!


  74. I love the Martha Stewart wrapping piece! The room looks great! I think it is wonderful that you and your sister are so close. My sister lives 1 mile from me and we are more like best friends:) Thanks to you I will be painting my wood paneling so I would use the Lowes gift card for paint!

  75. If I had a $100 to spend at Lowes I would use it to buy supplies to frame my bathroom mirror and know off a few other items on my bathroom wish list.

  76. I wouldn’t know where to start if I won! My husband and I have been fixing up a foreclosure and we’re in the homes stretch, praise Jesus! We still need some bathroom mirrors and a few lighting fixtures.

  77. I would buy a new light to go over our island. One day it just came crashing down and broke we don’t know why. Many thanks to you and lowe’s. I love the redo and can’t wait to see the table painted too. As always you made it look great!

  78. I would use it towards the purchase of a new dishwasher. The one we have now is being used as a storage cabinet since it no longer works.

  79. I would buy some of those cute baskets to organize my craft materials and also some paint to paint a bathroom. Thanks. Great job on your sisters craft room.

  80. Lets see, this month at Lowes, new dishwasher, new stove, paint, new crown moulding, new hinges, all new knobs and fixtures (hate brass) in polished nickel. And that’s just for the kitchen, then on to the room that is a disaster. It NEVER ENDS! But it sure keeps me busy 🙂

  81. I love the damask wall…I plan to do that in my house soon!

  82. I just might buy paint! Thanks!

  83. Wow, your sister’s basement room looks nicer than my upstairs rooms. Nice job!

    I would buy a new light for my kitchen.


  84. oh, how i would love to have a project room like that. and it looks so cute. i would buy one of those cube storage units. it is perfect. thank you!!

  85. Love the craft room, especially the gift wrapping table. I’m purging our basement, and a craft room is on my wish list. I would buy some bins and storage boxes.


  86. Lowe’s is one of my favorite places to go with the hubby! With a $100 gift card, I would spend it on organizing our closets and little woodworking projects!!

  87. Lowe’s is AWESOME! I would use the $100 gift card to purchase the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig System I’ve been wanting to work on my wood working projects!

  88. I would buy bedside lamps! Ours are still functional, but I’m looking for a fresher look.

  89. Lynn D in NC says:

    I’m at Lowes at least once a week. Right now – I need some window treatments, so that is how I would spend my $100 plus quite a bit more added by me.

  90. I would put the $100 towards the kitchen island makeover we are planning this year. Beadboard, baseboards, paint, and cabinet hardware!

  91. Hi! I am updating my bathroom and would use it to get paint, faucets and lighting!

  92. I am in the process of refinishing some really neat old furniture that my Dad had stuck in an old garage. I would love to buy extra paint and some accessories for the cabinets at Lowe’s!

  93. Hi –
    My kitchen faucet has been leaking so I would put the money toward that.

  94. I would love it… Redecorating my house.. Thanks for the give away…

  95. We need new light fixtures in our bathroom! Great giveaway!

  96. I really need some shelving for my husbands “stuff” and for my craft room. This would be perfect!

  97. Ditto on the lighting….I need some task lighting in my kitchen. Love the work you’ve posted using stencils. I’ve promised myself…this year I’m taking a class with Melanie Royals in Chula Vista, CA. She’s, hands down, my favorite stencil artist. Thanks for the inspiration.

  98. A new bathroom exhaust fan! Ours went out yesterday 🙁

  99. Thanks, Rhoda, for this opportunity to win a gift card. I would use it toward the purchase of a rug for my kitchen area. Love your blog!

  100. I would start with paint to begin painting our kitchen/back entry!

  101. Who can resist Lowe’s! I could go crazy with spending $100…perhaps on storage containers for my pantry, a new wall mounted light for my daughter’s room, tools, …the lsit goes on.

    Thanks for the chance!

  102. I’d get an area rug for our living room

  103. Without a doubt… some more wood pull down shades for my bedroom windows!! Lowes has some gorgeous ones!!!!!

  104. There are a number of items we need such as a toilet and this would help us purchase that.

  105. How far can $100 go????? I would love to put a hanging wire shelf in front of my kitchen window for my herbs. I have a PVC pipe cold frame pattern I want to get started before it is time to plant the “real” garden. Then there is the basement laundry area where I would like to add some clothes hanging organization…… my list could go on and on!
    Thanks Rhoda and Lowes!

  106. Paint supplies, about to tackle repainting the kitchen and living room, ugh!!

  107. I need some tools for all the DIY projects I’ve been inspired to tackle while cruising blogland!

  108. Shelving! We definitely need more shelving.

  109. Rhoda you gals did such an amazing job!!! and there is an Orange Annie Sloan??? I must check that out.

  110. We live in a small apartment, so I would likely spend it on organizational stuff…and maybe supplies for painting a couple pieces of furniture 🙂

  111. What wouldn’t we get? Paint, storage, space heater…. We recently bought an $800 portable generator from Lowe’s. I was so glad they had the one we wanted in stock.

  112. I would buy paint! My whole house could use a fresh coat! 🙂

  113. We need new blinds in our living room. I would put the $100 towards new plantation shutters. 🙂

  114. Great job on the craft room! I’d use the $100 to buy paint to redo my kitchen cabinets. I’ve been putting this off and this would give me the incentive to get started.

    I liked Lowe’s on FB.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. I am in the organization mode and I could use 100 $ for bins and hooks. I am a follower of Lowe’s on FB and I love to read your posts daily! thanks for the chance to win. (pick me, please)

  116. So many options at Lowes! I’d like to get a patio fire pit!

    Your sister’s craft room looks great. I’d like to have that much space. Once the table and chairs get painted, the whole room will just pop!

  117. I would buy new countertops for my kitchen!

  118. I would use the gift card towards some new patio furniture.

  119. I would is it towards a new bathroom sink/cabinet combo

  120. I think I would use the card to buy some of those cute storage baskets!


  121. What I really need right now are tubes of paintable caulk and a new caulk gun. Boring, huh?

  122. I think I would buy organizational products. Thanks!

  123. I love this – is the gift wrap organizer and the drawers it’s on two seperate pieces then?

    Also – for the gift card, I would put it towards a vanity for the bathroom.

  124. Will you please please please come to my house? Doesn’t winter in Phoenix sound great! And Lowes is just down the street.

  125. love that huge rug and that martha piece is “wow.” we love lowe’s and wish there was one closer to us. i’m looking for a new and interesting mirror, so i’d definitely check there.

  126. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I need that cubby storage unit pictured. Had already seen one on Home solutions but not ordered yet. Perfect for my 11yo DS room.

  127. I am a fan of Lowes facebook page and of course love you as well.
    Great job on this room.
    What would I buy? I am sure it would include an assortment of Duct Tape! 🙂

  128. We need to repaint our bathroom and the gift card would be great for buying paint and supplies.

  129. I am trying to get together a craft room and need supplies for that to organize – maybe some shelves and some wood to build an awesome craft table. :))

  130. tweet–!/mami2jcn/status/162565911331610626

  131. i tweeted about this giveaway!

  132. We need a rug for our dining room and I love that chevron print rug!

  133. Love how the stenciled walls turned out! Where was the rug ordered from? A Lowes gift card could help us organize our family room. It’s the one room where everyone hangs out, so it’s quick to get cluttered!

  134. I’ve got a lot of painting to do!
    A gift card would be sooooo nice!

  135. I would buy some paint

  136. I would buy paint, paint and more paint! This whole house needs a paint job! 🙂

  137. tweet-!/ElenaIstomina/status/162567973188534272

  138. Ooohhhh… We’re SO in need of some storage items – shelves for the basement, boxes for all of the holiday decor, etc. And I need an electric staple gun! Think I might be above that $100 mark, ha! Thank you!

  139. I LOVE the stenciling you did on the wall! If I win the gift card I would use it for my craft room that I am finally starting so I can get out of the unfinished, spidery basement.

  140. Janice Cooper says:

    I would buy some paint and slates for our picket fence

  141. I’d buy all the materials to build a coat closet in my entry and finally get rid of all the coats just laying around the living room or draped on my dining room chairs!

  142. Janice Cooper says:
  143. I would put the $ toward my flooring purchase! Thanks, Rhoda!

  144. I’m getting ready to build in a craft room and $100 would really help out! I hope I win! 🙂
    ~Clarissa @ A Little Stone House

  145. I would buy items to organize and revamp my bathroom!!

  146. I’m not going to lie. I’d probably save it and use it when we get a house of our own! I’m hoping that it’ll be this year! And, I know we’ll have to fix up a few things. 😀

    Thank you for a chance to win!

  147. Patti Sanders says:

    I would get some paint for my guest bath. I work at school and love to use my snow days to paint. I haven’t had one this year but I like to be prepared. Then I would save some for spring planting. I love Lowe’s! Thanks, Rhoda!

  148. I need to repaint my living room!

  149. Great giveaway! I would definitely put it towards hardwood floors for our living room 🙂

  150. I would use it to help us buy a new front door. We live in an older home and the door is definitely not energy efficient. We have been putting money aside and received some Lowes gift cards for Christmas.

  151. I love to cook (and have a cake business on the side) and have a kitchen with no counter top space. It is depressing. Renovating the kitchen is not in the budget, but I have almost saved up enough to start building my own kitchen island that I have designed. The $100 would go towards paying for the counter top, the last hurdle! That would be very exciting, since sadly Birthday/Christmas for me are both in Dec and a long way away.

  152. Beautiful craft room! I’d use the gift card for plywood and trim needed to complete my own craft room : ) Thanks for the giveaway!!

  153. Tweet! Here’s hoping!!/TiffyDyer

  154. I’d love to win this giftcard to purchase some shelving to organize my garage. Maybe some new plants too once the weather warms up. Thanks!

  155. I would put it toward the cubby storage and baskets for my office/craft room. It’s a mess and needs some help! When you have a small room that has many uses you need to have it organized!
    Thanks for the chance to win some great help!

  156. Plants – it’s not organizational but they do soothe my soul.

  157. I am going to buy a lamp . 🙂

  158. I am in the process of redoing the master closet. Most of the supplies for shelving, shoe racks, poles, paint, etc. have already been purchased. It looks so pretty already, but $100 at Lowes would replace a good portion of the hangers with the nice wooden ones. That would make the closet!

  159. Andrea Southworth says:

    What a great opportunity! Thank you!

    I would either go with some storage options for our basement or some paint and storage options for our laundry room.

  160. I would buy a dainty light fixture for our office turning nursery!

  161. Room looks great! My favorite thing is the stenciled wall, w/ the MS wrapping station next. If I won the gift card, I would probably buy paint, and the baskets you used in the room, and if there was anything left, plants.

  162. I would probably purchase that cute cube storage unit to house all my grandchildren’s toys & books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  163. Liked Lowe’s on FB. Duh, why I haven’t I done that earlier? Their corporate office is in my town. Nice of them to sponsor this giveaway.

  164. Rhoda, I am so lucky to have found your website.
    You have inspired me to make the best out of my house.
    I would love to have track lighting in my hallway this would accent the new wainscotting my husband installed and the supplies were bought at lowes.
    I am Mexican decent, living in a ranch syle home in California and and I am hooked on southern syle, because it is classy and makes a house a family home.

    May God bless you.

    I bought qvc today’s special- The lanterns are perfect!

  165. I would start with paint to update a hallway area. Thanks for the opportunity.

  166. Shelves! To organize my attic!

  167. Karen Allen says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love a new rug or window treatment. That’s the great thing about Lowe’s they have a little bit of everything. Thanks for the chance to win!

  168. Oh, I was just at Lowes this week looking at bamboo shades! I would use the gift card toward them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  169. Wenda Scott says:

    I would be able to help out my daughter in some way. They purchased an older home and it always needs something. Thank you for the chance. I’ve been looking at your blog for several years now and admire your style and also your “high spirits” for what you have gone through. I’m around your age and my husband just left me and I keep telling myself everyday to keep going and think about your situation and your attitude about it all. It would be nice to be closer to someone going through the same thing.
    best regards. wenda

  170. Cindy Osborn says:

    Thanks for the great craft room ideas. I am about to start helping my mom with a craft/booming Ebay business room makeover. It is a small room and she has tons of stuff so she is in SERIOUS need of organization tools. I would love to be able to bless her with $100 Lowes card. (Lowes is one of my favorite stores!) I live in an apartment after moving out of my beautiful dream house so I just walk around in there and dream. On a personal note, I have a very similar story to you so finding your blog has really been an inspiration to me. Thanks and God Bless 🙂

  171. I would use it to buy supplies to make a headboard:)

  172. I think I would buy a simple closet organizing system I could install in my daughter’s closet

  173. Nice to see some of your furniture save and soundin your sister’s home. I would love the Lowe’s gift card to replace the light fixture in my powder room. Thanks for the post!

  174. I wish I had your Craigslist to choose from ~ I seldom find such goodies on mine. I’d buy some of those great storage baskets if I won….baskets are better than drawers sometimes:)

  175. Sharon Avinger says:

    I would use it toward a bathroom we’re re-doing – paint,wallpaper removal “stuff”, cabinet knobs. Thank you, Rhoda!

  176. kate horrell says:

    I would spend it on adding more insulation to the attic.

  177. My husband and I can easily spend an afternoon at Lowe’s! Walking the aisles and garden areas coming up with plans and dreams for our home and garden. (He’s English so its a garden and not a yard!!!) We would most likely use the gift card to purchase plants for the garden or put towards the pergola we are planning!

  178. Valerie J. says:

    I would get an indoor/outdoor rug for our dining room.

  179. Patricia Smith says:

    thanks for the giveaway, I need a new kitchen exhaust fan, otherwise I would buy chalkboard paint for the grandkids playroom.

  180. I’d probably finish up buying the wood blinds for my house.

  181. We are just staring a kitchen reno and could totally use a giftcard to Lowes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  182. I’d probably get some organizational baskets

  183. Lowes is our second home. :o) I just looked at a rug there on Saturday. Think I would go for that. Thanks!

  184. I sure would like to win the Lowe’s giveaway. I think I would use it for new outdoor flower pots and some cozy cushions for my patio furniture. Thanks Rhoda!

  185. Paint and new drawer pulls for my hand-me-down dresser!

  186. Rhoda,
    What a fabulous room you and your sister created, wanna be my sister? She will enjoy this room for years to come, what a pleasure it will be to do all her wrapping in that awesome space.
    We are in Lowe’s every week at least once, this is a great giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway and please thank your sis for letting us watch her home redecorating projects evolve.

    Mary L

  187. kathy adams says:

    Love your blog and your ideas for the home! If I won the gift card I would buy things to get me organized as well. Thanks, Kathy

  188. Hmmm. where do I begin lol

    I’d use it towards tile, we want to put in a new kitchen floor….

    Thanks Rhoda,
    Kathy 🙂

  189. I need to replace all the “boob” lights in my new home…this will be a good start.

  190. A new faucet for our guest bath would be awesome!

  191. Courtney Mac says:

    Definitely need some shelving and collapsible boxes for the boys shared bedroom!!

    thanks so much!

  192. Hmmm, we have a long list, but I think we would use it towards flooring in the family room 🙂

  193. Thanks for the give a way of the gift card. I would use it toward large plastic boxes to separate my Christmas ornaments, decorations and lights. They are spread all over in many boxes!

  194. I love all things that have to do with organization. We are downsizing so I could use some inspiration for smaller space organization. Lowe’s would be a great place to look.

  195. Oh boy, could I use that giftcard! 🙂 We’re putting our house up for sale in the spring and that would be GREAT for all the last minute things that need to be done in the house!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  196. I would definitely use it for a closet organizer.

  197. We just moved into our first house so there is a lot we need! I *think* I’d love to put it towards a rug for our living room 🙂


  198. Love Lowes and there are tons of things there on my wish list. Would put the card towards a new Front Porch Light I’ve had my eyes on!

  199. Wow, could I ever use a gift card! We have been trying to remodel our master bath. Nothing elaborate, just painting and new counter top. I do need new light fixtures for both mine and my husbands vanity area. Love your blog, and you are such an inspiration. Thanks for including me in your drawing.

  200. Oh, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love $100 to spend to help get organized. I know I sure would.

  201. I am going to de-clutter the coat closet! Baskets & paint from Lowes would really help!

  202. lorene halfmann says:

    The room looks great! I think I would love to get some of their closet/storage pieces. And yes, I am in the cleaning/organizing mode as well! Thanks Rhoda!

  203. I would love to buy shelving for my mom cave/craft room and a couple of lamps. Lowes has an awesome lamp selection! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a blessed day!

  204. I have an electrical problem in my light fixture in my bathroom. One of the bulbs blows out constantly (and by constantly I mean within two days) so I would be thrilled to replace that fixture.

  205. Angela Glidewell says:

    Hand sander so I can get some projects done. 🙂 Thanks Lowe’s & Rhoda!

  206. Following Lowe’s on FB too.

  207. I’d like to get a nice big red umbrella for the patio table. Wouldn’t that just shout happy times!

  208. I would definitely buy some of those pretty baskets!

  209. I would definitely get some shelving and perhaps some of those great baskets for organizing my basement. Love the craft room so far!

  210. Let’s see, what could I do with a $100 Lowe’s Card? I need all sorts of organizing stuff, those baskets look great, for one thing. I spent more money at Lowes than anywhere. I am gradually replacing all my light switches with lighted ones so there will be fewer fingerprints on the wall trying to find the light switch. I also love to pick up house plants and garden things at Lowes. What fun!

  211. I would buy some cubes and cute baskets….I love the idea of using a bar height table and chairs in the craft room….

  212. We are going to finish our playroom this year so $100 would help buy some insulation for the room. Lowes is one of my favorite stores!! Thanks for the chance!!

  213. My husband and I are hoping to close on our first home soon. This gift card would definitely come in handy with all the things we would like to purchase; rugs, blinds, shutters, etc! You have the best give aways!

  214. I’d love to buy a gorgeous rug like your sisters. Do they carry that at Lowes? Love it!

  215. My boyfriend and I just bought our first house together in June and there are still so many things we need. I’d really love to organize the basement as there’s lots of space but no shelving or any practical way to store anything. $100 will go a long way at Lowes – I love this giveaway! Thank you Rhoda AND Lowes 🙂

  216. I would love to win $100 and buy a new cabinet for my craft room from Lowes!! Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter 🙂


  217. I would definitely use the gift card toward a much needed (wanted) gas grill! Thanks for the chance.

  218. I too have been on an organizing kick – I’ve already tackled my closet and pantry. Up this weekend is my laundry room. But with a$100 Lowe’s card I’d purchase a mirror I’ve been eyeing for over a year to put up in my spare bathroom. Currently it has a huge wall mirror that just doesn’t look right to me. To remove that mirror, we recently had a contractor tell us to put down a drop cloth and have fun with a hammer, since it was secured with basically black tar! The mirror has annoyed me since day one!

  219. Love how the room is coming together. Houses in Arizona don’t have basements, I sure wish they did! I do have an extra bedroom that needs de-cluttered and re-organized for my scrapbook/sewing/exercise room. I’d probably buy some sort of organizing furniture piece at Lowe’s if I won. Kinda like the cubby thing you guys got. Sorry, maybe I shoulda said “ya’ll got”. 🙂
    Love your blog!

  220. Looks fantastic! I think I would get some of those great baskets!

  221. Jill Waters says:

    I would love to buy a sports organizer for our garage to hold golf clubs. Lowe’s has the perfect one.

  222. We are renovating our house so I could use it on anything & everything!!!!

  223. I would use the $100 towards a backsplash for my kitchen….

  224. I would use the $100 to go towards new countertops and backsplash in my kitchen.

  225. Well, my husband and I just found out we’re having a baby – so I would definitely buy some stuff for the nursery 🙂

  226. Julie Spear says:

    I would buy beadboard for my half bath walls – the are HIDEOUS!!!! If you look at Miss Mustard Seed’s blog abou ther half bath red – that is what my half bath looks like!
    I desperately need a makeover!

  227. paint for our living room and kitchen thank

  228. I love that you plan to paint that table and chairs orange. And I’m seeing green over that $75 bookcase score.

    Okay, my Lowes gift card will be used to purchase bead board wallpaper and trim for my master bedroom redo! I finally tackled the painting of the vaulted ceiling on my own and am itching to get the rest of the room completed …


  229. Thanks for the great giveaway! I think I would spend the gift card on adding some nice molding to my dining room. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while and this would be the perfect jump start to get it done!

  230. What a wonderful giveaway. I would buy some new window coverings (some type of shade or blinds to go under curtains) for my and my grandson’s bedrooms if I were lucky enough to be the winner. And I just have to say, I’m loving your sister’s rug.

  231. I would buy PAINT!! Lots of walls in my home need new paint!! The craft room turned out great!

  232. I think I would buy a couple gallons of paint for my living room and still have a good start on purchasing a new bathroom light fixture!!

  233. Thanks for the great giveaway. I would probably use the gift card on spring and summer flowers for deck boxes and the urns on my front porch.

  234. The room looks so fresh & so open! VERY pretty & nicely done!

    I guess I would purchase some of those storage drawers and take the stuff out of my totes and put that stuff in these drawers. I hate having to stack and unstack totes full of heavy stuff. I’d rather just pull out a drawer and put it back. Call me lazy. LOL!

    but then again I could use some more painter’s cloth, paint and so many other things.

  235. I would LOVE to win! My husband and I are starting work on making some built in bookcases for my sewing studio and this gift card would help us out so much!!!

  236. Hey Rhoda,
    that really can be a hard question.:) either use it toward a kitchen aid mixer or some shelves, or paint. Ugh I told you its hard.

  237. Great job on the craft room. Your sis must be in heaven!
    I would love a gift card to Lowe’s and would buy something towards our soon-to-be kitchen remodel.

  238. Stephanie L says:

    A gift card to one of my favorite stores? Well, it’s not like I’ve already picked out my foyer light fixture or anything…

  239. Rhoda, I could sure use a giftcard to Lowes. I’m working on redoing my toyroom for my grandbabies and haven’t been able to start yet due to funds. Thanks for offering these give aways.


  240. I’d buy a gallon of paint, and a pre-hung door, for our basement bathroom! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  241. kitchen remodel!! countertops or some glass cabinet doors. or maybe some new hardware 🙂

  242. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    I really need a new area rug for my great room & for my dining area.
    The gift card would really come in handy!

  243. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I so need to redo my sewing room! This would be a wonderful way to start!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  244. I could really use the cube storage and the cloth storage baskets to help with organizing at our house. I would also love to purchase some paint for our guest room. I love Lowes!

  245. sue s ellsworth says:

    lowes – a wonderful place – i would probably look at bathroom items, as we are planning to remove wallpaper and paint in there soon
    thanks for the opportunity

  246. I’d get some of those cute baskets to hold the odds-and-ends that seem to accumulate around here. I’ve seen some similar ones at Pottery Barn but they are pricey!

  247. Love this craft room! I also have that same rug 🙂 Good taste!!

    Tweeted this giveaway and my twitter url is:!/mrscenteno11

  248. Love the rattan baskets you found at Lowes. Pretty room.

  249. Oh, I could find lots of uses for that $100 gift card. I would get organized with some new baskets for starters. I would also buy some pretty flowers to brighten up my front porch. Choose me please!

  250. Ooh, with a $100 gift card I could definitely spruce up my parents’ living room with some new paint and wall art. Or…I could use it for some shelving & accessories at my place. Either way, it’d be grand 🙂

  251. Heather Spooner says:

    I would love to go shopping for a new ceiling fan for my den. Lowe’s has beautiful fans. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  252. I think I’d spend that money on some power tools so I could do some of the DIY projects that are on my list.

  253. I think I’d put it towards a miter saw or something to refresh my kitchen. Oh, or maybe a new light fixture for the living room. It’s going to be hard to decide 🙂

  254. Definitely could use paint! Thanks!

  255. A Lowe’s gift card would be so great to help me with organizational stuff around the house — pick me, pick me!

  256. Ashleigh H says:

    Ooh, I would love to win that Lowe’s gift to spend on baskets and a closet organizer!! And I could think of a zillion other things too!:)

  257. A hundred bucks at Lowe’s? I could find a million things! Tile for the basement, tile for the fireplace, beadboard for the bath…and the list goes on. ♥ Lowe’s!

  258. Trish Kowalski says:

    If I had $100 I would use it to organize my bathroom. I have recently remodeled a bath but need something like a freestanding cabinet or small pantry to store hair items, manicure/pedicure supplies, etc. I envision a small free standing cabinet that I can paint to coordinate with the colors of the room…pale yellows, light blue and light moss green.

  259. My want/wish list for Lowes is a mile long. I want to redo my kitchen and front bathroom. A gift card would come in handy.

  260. Carol Adams says:

    Boy, that is a hard one… I’d have to go shopping to see. I would not have a bit of trouble spending the gift card, tho! Thanks!

  261. We are currently re-doing our MasterBath, my husband is doing all the work himself, and its currently striped to the studs, so I have a million things I could spend a $100 Lowes card on. We love Lowes. Also love the room update, love the paint technique on the walls.

  262. My list is so long! I’d probably pick up some baskets and containers for organizing.

  263. We are building a new pantry out of an old bathroom and we need to buy shelving!!

  264. i think id buy a new ceiling fan!

  265. What a great prize…A Lowe’s gift card would rock…I would purchase the corbels I have had my eyes on…thanks for the chance to win!

  266. Love, love your sister’s great craft space! The wall you stenciled looks fabulous, too!! 🙂 I would love to win the Lowe’s gift card & would spend the $$ for a closet organization system (YES, I am so in the organizing mood these days, too!!). Blessings!

  267. I followed Lowes Facebook, and I would love to win the gift card so I can finish up my basement cleanup/craft room setup.

  268. I would purchase a closet organization system. The system the builders put in wasn’t very functional.

  269. Wow, beautiful basement room!

    I’d look into getting those storage cubes for my daughter’s room.

  270. What a great space this is going to be! I love love love that rug and can’t wait to see the table painted that color! I’d love to get one of those big garage storage wardrobe things. We could really use one right next to the garage door for all the sports equipment and things. Great giveaway!

  271. Would definitely get bookshelves to organize clutter!

  272. Ohhhh If I won a $100 at Lowe’s today, I would use it towards a new vacuum cleaner.

  273. I would use that gift card so quickly on some shelves I would fashion to make look like those expensive Ballard Designs ones!!

  274. I would love to buy paint for our basement/playroom! Lowes is a favorite destination for project inspiration. 🙂

  275. I love the big gift wrap unit. What a great room! Count me in for the Lowe’s card. I can always use a Lowe’s card! Lori Lucas

  276. I could really use that gift card to purchase a new rug for my Master Bedroom. Your blog about your sister’s bedroom re-do has inspired me to bring my room up to date!

  277. I need this to kick start my organization!

  278. I really like the cube storage. I’ve been looking at them at different stores. Another thing I need is some more paint. We’re in the process of updating our 1970’s house!

  279. Dawn Peplowski says:

    I love Lowes . My favorite store.
    I also love visiting your blog. So many great ideas. Thank you

  280. They have a dining lamp that I’ve had my eye one. It matches my living room lamps.

  281. I would buy the Dremel Rotary. I’ve had my eye on it for a year and boy do I have a lot of craft projects lined up with it!

  282. gatorgirl4325 says:

    I need tools! I have my eye on a cute Dremel…

  283. Oh boy is this something that would be a HUGE help soon!

    We are buying a new house and haven’t had a garage before so I’m sure whatever storage pieces they have would be a great use of the card!

  284. I have SO MANY project that I could start with the $100. The first one that needs work is the guest bedroom, that room has begun to get decluttered, but I so need some shelfs for it.

  285. My kitchen is in desperate need of a redo! Thanks for the opportunity!

  286. I’m in an organizing mode til baby comes and I would love to buy storage solution stuff. 🙂

  287. I just recently bought two of Martha’s canvas tote baskets (if that is the right word) to curb the mess in my son’s playroom. Love them! My house needs a whole lot more sprucing up and organizing, so such giveaway would really come handy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  288. I am a DIY enthusiast and run to Lowe’s for this or that about 3 times a week. I would use the $100 gift card towards the pruchase of a new grill for my DIY patio!

  289. I could put $100 towards several things, but I have been planning to revamp my “playroom” in our basement. I am getting ready to paint and would like a new area rug to go in front of the couch.

  290. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would use the $100 towards organizing my bedroom. maybe a shoe rack and storage for clothing

  291. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  292. I’m thinking ahead to spring, so I’d love to use it toward a spruce up of our yard.

  293. April was in CT now CA says:

    I’d definitely start with some baskets for organizing and I’d also grab a few more cabinet organizers and probably a pullout double basket for under my sink that I’ve had my eye on.

  294. I would buy baskets! I love them for a tidy storage solution!

  295. With a Lowe’s gift card I would get some floating shelves for the kitchen.

  296. I would probably buy planters and plants!

  297. I would buy paint if I won. My bonus room needs painting something terrible!

  298. Anne Boykin says:

    I would buy paint too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  299. Maggie Schmitz says:

    I would buy my momma a new toilet seat. She has a hard one and it is VERY cold in the winter. I have a soft one and the cold does not stay on it. I sure hope I win !!

  300. I would buy paint for my master bedroom “re-do”!!

  301. Just at lowes today picking up supplies, in midst of redoing the 4 kiddos bedrooms. Today we are building 2 headboards and bulletin boards.

  302. we would put it towards new blinds!

  303. Love the room!!! I’m ready to paint!

  304. gina toothe says:

    i would probably buy some paint or a new door for the bathroom 😉

  305. I’ve been in the organizing mood this month as well. I definitely need some storage containers & baskets to help gather things together.

  306. Although they are not “stylish”, we need a ceiling fan for our guest bedroom. It can get stuffy in Georgia, can’t it?! 🙂

  307. I’d probably use the gift card to organize my garden and gardening supplies. I also need a hose hook-up for my rain barrel to make watering the garden easier.
    Thanks for offering the giveaway and great pics of the craft room!

  308. I have a couple of projects I want to work on and the gift card from Lowes would greatly help! I am wanting to organize my office and pout new sink fixtures in my kitchen.

  309. Starting over and moving to a small house with almost no storage at all. Would love to win that Lowe’s gift card to buy some shelving and storage bins. Love Lowes!

  310. Im building a new home…..I don’t think there is anything I wouldn’t buy at lowes right now! LOL

  311. I’d sure could this this! Not sure exactly what I”d buy because I have so many projects in my head.

  312. Some shelves and bins to put potatoes and onions, gardening stuff, and maybe wood for projects.

  313. Baskets & paint!

  314. I am turning one of our basement rooms into an art studio/craft room, and will be needing paint and flooring for starters. I’d have no problem putting a Lowes gift card to good use.

  315. I would buy succulents and year round ivy. I have found that succulents do very well in this hot Tn. summers.

  316. Kimberly Moody says:

    Love the room–that stenciled wall is devine!! I would buy the lumber to make that wrapping center–I have to have one of those! Have a wonderful week. Kimberly

  317. My husband and I bought our first house a month ago, so there is no end to things we could spend $100 on at Lowe’s!

  318. In the process of organizing my tiny kitchen!!!

  319. I would buy paint!!

  320. I would buy paint for my hutch and hmmm.. not sure what else but I am sure my cart would fill up fast!

  321. Heather Blair says:

    We just moved into a house built in 1976. 1976, Rhoda. There is wood paneling involved. I would use a Lowe’s gift card to buy paint. Lots and lots of paint! I may have brown wood paneling in reality, but it’s cottage style wainscoting in my imagination!!!

  322. I would definitely spend it on som diy home improvements!

  323. What a lovely room! I love that stenciled wall.
    If I won the gift card I would buy some shelving and paint for a very much needed pantry makeover.

  324. Christine K says:

    I would put it toward updating our Master Bathroom. Bye-bye 90s polished brass!

  325. We are ready to start redoing our master bath and I will need new light fixtures! That’s what I would buy….and some slate blue paint! Thanks! ♥

  326. Oh boy do I have some projects going on here! That gift card is just what I need! 🙂 Lisa~

  327. I Tweeted….doing the happy dance for whoever wins. Lisa~

  328. We would use it on our office redo! What a great giveaway!

  329. I would buy light fixtures for my master bath!

  330. Heather P. says:

    Yes! I am working on organizing my daughter’s play room, which is actually a recently-converted extra bedroom. We need all the help we can get! 🙂

  331. I would buy some paint for our basement makeover.

  332. I would love to organize my pantry.

  333. Emily Campbell says:

    Paint! After working full time for 16 years, I am finally enjoying being a stay at home mom for the first time. I neglected my home during that time and it could definitely use some paint!

  334. I’ve been eyeing some really nice closet systems at Lowe’s… winning this would put those lil beauties right where they belong… in my cluttered closet! Thanks for the chance to win!

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