Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top 12 Finalists for the Feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

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TOP 12 CONTENDERS
FOR THE MAGAZINE FEATURE IN...


With 266 entries linked up to the 1st Project of the Year Party, Jickie Torres (editor of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine) and I set to work reviewing each project. We ooohed and aaahed and hemmed and hawed until we came up with these top 12 contenders for the magazine feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine. Here are the projects in order of their entry numbers:

ENTRY #1: Striped Computer Nook at The 36th Avenue

ENTRY #21: Organized craft closet at Primitive & Proper

ENTRY #33: Craft room tour at The 36th Avenue

ENTRY #49: Faux fireplace fix at The DIY Showoff

ENTRY #94: Small mudroom entry reveal at Inspirations by D

ENTRY #105: Stairwell landing makeover at The DIY Showoff

ENTRY #143: Entry room reveal at The Virginia House

ENTRY #158: Bathroom makeover at Thistlewood Farm

ENTRY #171: Faux fireplace project at Harrison Home

ENTRY #177: DIY printed burlap pillow covers at Pamela Joyce

ENTRY #216: Thrifty mudroom makeover at The Mindful Nest

ENTRY #238: Home office redo at The Uncluttered Lifestyle


GRAB YOUR AWARD BUTTON, FINALISTS!

You have put a lot of time and energy into your projects. This award is well-deserved! Thanks so much for joining the party, Ladies! Good luck to each of you for the final selection!!



WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:

The magazine feature winner, selected from one of the 12 finalist projects above, will be announced here on the WhisperWood Cottage blog on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2012.


ALL MAGAZINE WORTHY!

UPDATE: All of these projects are magazine worthy, so I'm sure you understand the difficulty of narrowing the field down to 12 and then to one. Originally, I asked if readers had an opinion in who should win the magazine feature. As I thought about it overnight, I decided that I didn't want to create any negative competition surrounding this event by having people identify their favorites. Ultimately, the judges will decide, which means all of you can just pin your favorites, visit these talented bloggers, and leave your well wishes below. If you are pinning away, stop by to visit me on Pinterest by clicking the button below...

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33 comments:

  1. BIG CONGRATS to all the deserving finalists! Great work and so inspiring =)

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  2. They are all awesome. LOVE the chalk-wall in the mudroom!

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  3. Congratulations to all, but I pinned "The Virginia House".

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  4. wow- i am frankly shocked that my entry is among these.... especially since it was done on a whim in a matter of a few hours and no money was spent!!!!!!!! these others are amazing- i am totally honored to be among them and like i said, just plan shocked. thank you!

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  5. I love these entries!! Good luck to all! Everyoe did such an awesome job!

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  6. Ohhh, Amy. You have your work cut out for you! These are all such amazing projects. I don't know how you'll choose! Congrats to the finalists!

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  7. Awesome!! I love so many of those! Especially the last one. Thanks so much for picking mine too. I feel so honered to be in the top 12. Can't wait to see who wins!

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  8. Thank you so much for including me! I am so honored to be in the company of these amazing, incredibly talented bloggers.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  9. Boy, you do have your work cut out for you! They are all pretty spectacular! Cant wait to see who wins!

    Mary

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  10. Oh my! I'm so honored and excited to be included! Thank you! I don't think I'd be able to choose...each of the others are amazing projects by some of the sweetest bloggers with awesome creative talent!

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  11. Love all the entries, but I must say my favorite would be the bathroom makeover by Thistlewood Farm..The bathroom is so magnificently done...i have seen pictures of many rooms in her home and they are all magazine worthy!..She has my vote!!

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  12. They are all amazing! Incredible projects from incredible bloggers!

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  13. What? Wow?! For me to be included in this list, leaves me just like Cassie... shocked! And well let's throw in speechless. Thank you for considering my room along with these talented ladies.

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  14. so happy to see so many blog friend's nominated! a tough pick for sure...

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  15. I am also shocked and speachless. Thank you, Amy.

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  16. What fun and inspiring projects! I will be pinning the Thistlewood Farm project bathroom makeover.

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  17. Congratulations to everyone! It's hard to pick the best~they're all great!
    Debbie

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  18. Congratulations to all you amazingly talented and creative bloggers! So glad to see that you have included some of my favorite blog friends ... who are talented, supportive, kind and, well, just downright funny!

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  19. I'm so honored to be in the company of some very fabulous designers/makers. I'm actually, humbled. Each one of them are so creative and work daily to make their houses beautiful homes for their families to enjoy (and all while saving them money!).
    Thanks for including my painted burlap pillows!
    Pam

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  20. WOW! I am so so honored to be included amoung all these awesome entries!!! I am speechless.. which is odd for a blogger right!

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  21. Good luck to all of the top picks, they are all FABULOUSLY talented gals. I must say though, that my favorite is Thistlewoods Farms bathroom.
    ~Cindy

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  22. I'm voting for those burlap pillows! CUTE! I might just attempt those today.

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  23. I am so honored to be among the twelve, all the designs are amazing! I never thought I would be chosen as a finalist, I am so humbled. Thank you so much!

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  24. I am so humbled, surprised and honored to be part of the 12. These are all amazing projects from amazing DIY/designers with such creative minds. Oh my goodness, thank you for making me part of it, I love them all!

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  25. i vote for #177 by Pamela Joyce. LOVE those pillows!

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  26. I AM SO HONORED to have two of my spaces here! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Good luck to everyone. All of the other rooms are so beautiful!

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  27. Oh, what a great bathroom from THISTLEWOOD FARM! - #158

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  28. Followed here from Thistelwood Farm whose bath remodel I love! These are all gorgeous!

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  29. These are all such great projects. Congrats to them all!

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  30. Everything is beautiful, I'm pinning the Burlap Pillows - I so want those for my house!!

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