Monday, January 16, 2012

Yay To 500 Giveaway!!! and a ...whole lotta other}

If you've followed along with us since the beginning you will know that reaching 500 followers is kind of a big deal for us. We were stagnant for... a while. We are pretty laid back over here and tend to go at our own pace, which can be a snail's pace at time's. I've gone back and forth on where I want this blog to go. Furniture only? Get personal? Yes. No. Yes. No.

A while back I somewhat reluctantly started posting our pieces on linky parties and things starting taking root. In doing this, I've "met" fellow bloggers and furniture enthusiasts that I wouldn't have met otherwise. We have formed relationships with those of you out there in blogland and have been encouraged by many.

 If you haven't noticed, I am kinda sorta shy to the whole getting personal on a blog type thing. The getting personal thing kinda sorta scares me. Actually. It freaks me out to tell you the truth. Why? It's frightening to me, the thought of other's "knowing" me. Being able to judge me, see me. So why am I opening this window and letting you in? Well. Because it's time. 2011 was a year of change for us which I've come to learn isn't so bad. Two of those big changes was adding a baby to the mix and our new business venture with Christa. Both these changes have made our lives just that much better. I very hesitantly first posted about Ozzy here. I received so many nice emails and comments in response that I was glad to have shared my personals.  

I want to thank those of you for your kind words regarding our ebook being published. It means the world to Christa and us. Being that this project literally took hundreds of hours of work and preparation, we are relieved that it wasn't all for nought. Before Christa approached us on partnering for the book, we had given thought to posting how-to tutorials or to do an ebook on furniture refinishing. When it came down to it, because this is our livelihood and are always so busy, we didn't have the time to do what it would've taken for either so both were kept on the back burner and who knows if either would've ever happened. Because Christa is who she is, and does it so well, we have been able to share what we love through this book all the while supporting a family. That we have people out there supporting us and who appreciate what we have done is encouraging. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

I am truly looking forward to this new year. To new business ventures. To meeting new friends. To sharing new projects. To a new(er) blog. To change. Here's to getting personal and here's to 500 followers! :)

anyways, blah blah blah. On to the GIVEAWAY!
(GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED)
One winner will receive our ebook, Guide to Furniture Finishes.
 I will use a random number generator to determine the winner Sunday, Jan. 22nd.
(if you have already purchased a copy and are selected, we will refund you!)

In order to enter you MUST be a follower of the blog, google reader or RSS feed and leave a comment on this post saying so.
for 3 additional entries,
• Like our Facebook page {HERE} and leave a comment on this post saying so. 
• Post about the giveaway on your blog with a link directing people here and leave a comment on this post saying so.
• Post about the giveaway on your Facebook page with a link directing people here and leave a comment on this post saying so.


Have you read our book and like what it has to offer to those interested in creating custom finishes? Wanna receive some mula by recommending it? Our affiliate program is easy, and pays $5 per book sold because of you! Promote the book on your Facebook, twitter, blog or Pinterest and leave our linkable button on your site for residual traffic and income.
 Easy step-by-step instructions to become an affiliate can be found {HERE}.



- HEADS UP -
Later on today or tomorrow, I will be posting a dresser in a navy blue with brass hardware. Excited to finally have another project to share so
...STAY TUNED!!!

Also, wanted to give a shout out to the following blogs for featuring our pieces in the past few weeks. Better late then never :)
Michelle @ {PRIMP}

Thank you ladies!

54 comments:

  1. I'm a follower and I love your furniture makeovers.

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  2. Congrats on 500!! Glad to call you a bloggy friend, and one day we're going to get these little boys together to play! I already have your wonderful ebook, so don't enter me. :) You know what I'd love to see more of on your blog is the befores to your fabulous afters! Here's to everything good in 2012!

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  3. Congrats on 500! I too tend to post at my own pace ... :-)
    This weekend I hauled home two carloads of furniture that need some serious attention and winning your giveaway would be just what this follower needs. Thanks!!

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  4. Hello, I've been a follower for a while now. I love seeing the transformations you make. I do (a lot) smaller pieces and I constantly gain inspiration from you.

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  5. Hi-love your blog and looking at all of your work. Just "liked" you on Facebook. Joy

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  6. I think it's great that you blog at your own pace and when you are inspired to post. Congratulations on 500! We all love your blog, whether or not you just share furniture or more than that.

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  7. I follow you thru GFC :)
    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  8. I am sharing on FB :) Under art is beauty.

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  9. i like you on fb.......love your pieces!

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  10. I follow! Thanks for the chance, Debbie

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  11. I liked your page on Facebook, and I shared this giveaway on Facebook! I love all of your pieces and if I had the money and a house to put the stuff in I would have bought everything!:)
    Whitney Ethington

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  12. Congrats on 500! I would love to win your Ebook and I'm a follower!

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  13. I have been a follower of your blog for awhile now! love it!

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  14. I'm a blog follower - love your stuff!

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  15. I also "like" you on facebook! :)

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  16. HI Keeley and Mike - Congrats on the 500 (don't worry, my blog is growing even more slowly but that's ok). I have already bought the book so don't enter me but I just wanted to comment and say well done, I think you are amazing at what you do and I love your stuff!
    cheers Fiona

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  17. I'm a follower! Love your style!

    Karen
    dragonflyu (@) verizon (dot) net

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  18. Congrats!! I'm a blog follower & love how you give old furniture beautiful, new life! Thank you for the wonderful, generous opportunity. ~H♥~

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  19. I "liked" you on Facebook. I would love it if there was a button. Keep up the beautiful work.

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  20. How fun, Keeley! You know I'm a follower! :)

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  21. I'm a follower. Congratulations on 500! As you know I LOVE you work:)

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  22. I'm a follower...love your stuff!

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  23. following your blog for a while now and a facebook fan too!!! love your stuff!!

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  24. I enjoy reading your blog and being inspired by your furniture makeovers.

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  25. Looooove your furniture. Still regret not getting a piece last year. I hummed and hawed over it at your home and you were so patient and nice. Would love the book!

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  26. LOVE your furniture! I "Like" you on Facebook.

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  27. Your ebook is fantastic!!!!!!!! I am a follower of your blog.

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  28. Definitely a follower, wouldn't miss any of your furniture postings. Love, love this! I like you on Facebook.

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  29. Definitely a follower, wouldn't miss any of your furniture postings. Love, love this! I like you on Facebook.

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  30. Love, love, love your beautiful pieces of furniture and your site. I will definitely add you on my blog and twitter, facebook, etc. You have inspired me to start tinkering with furniture again. I wish you lived closer so I could buy some of your pieces but I am way over here on a charming little island on the east coast. I looking forward to following you.

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  31. I am a long time follower and subscriber. I completely understand your hesitation regarding the personal aspects of letting ppl in. It is still so present each time I am writing a post. Good luck in the new year!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  32. I did a featured liked the EPF on face book. My facebook page is new and is run by my husband so I must thank you for spurring me on this morning to learn a little bit more about how it works.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  33. Wahoo learning even more, just posted about the give away on 4 the love of Wood facebook page.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  34. I have also posted a direct link with photo back here on 4 the love of WOOD main page, 3 out of 4 entries just wouldn't cut it. Thank you for all your inspiring photos and refinishing jobs.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  35. I've been following--love your work!
    Catherine

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  36. I am a follower on Google..love the work you do...

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  37. I'm a follower of your blog! Love everything!

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  38. I follower you on google reader! dcrim4@gmail.com

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  39. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect and email subscription

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  40. I'm a follower! I love everything you do!!

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  41. I am a follower via email subscription.

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