27 July 2010

decorating and a surprise

so sorry for the downer post yesterday. stuff has built up in my mind and i just needed to get it out of there, you know? i've had so much time that i've spent in my house, mostly lying down because of the pain, i've been thinking about doing some redecorating. i know...last summer i had almost the whole house redone...so i'm not talking about painting the walls or refinishing the floors...all that has been done.

i'm talking about redecorating with furniture/pictures, etc. one of the first things i want to do is change up my bedroom furniture. i have a mission style walnut colored bedroom set that has a queen bed, two nightstands and a dresser with mirror. i'm seriously considering painting them white. i think i need something lighter than the walnut. the furniture is about 10 years old and is made by Bassett so it is good furniture and just wouldn't make sense to get rid of it. but it would be okay to paint it...right? :)

if you were shopping for a new bed? what kind would it be? if i could buy new furniture i'd get something like this.

now as a thank you for hanging in with me during the difficult months and debbie downer posts i have a surprise for you...

are you curious?

well...here it is...

i'm having a giveaway (my first and hopefully not my last)

CSN stores is offering to my readers an $80 gift certificate which can be used in any of their 200+ stores. doesn't that sound great?!

Here are the rules to be entered in the giveaway:

-click on the first link above and check out the bedroom furniture.

-come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which bed is your favorite.

-for an additional entry, mention this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment on this post.

-and if you'd like to have a third entry, check out the CSN Stores and leave me a comment on what you might use the gift certificate on if you won (just cause I'm curious!)

-giveaway will end at midnight on August 3rd. I'll draw a winner (probably from a hat as I've never used those random number generators) and posted on August 4th.

- please be sure that your profile or comment contains your email address so i can contact you to let you know you've won.

Now for the fine print: This contest is open to US and Canadian readers (sorry to those in other areas!). If you choose to purchase an item that does not have free shipping, you will be responsible for shipping costs. If you are in Canada, there may be International fees that you will be responsible for. You must be 18 to enter.

Good luck to everyone!



Draven said...

Glad your doing better... Give aways are so much fun... I have two that I like one is for me and the hubby and the other is for my two older girls
Discovery World Furniture Honey Twin Over Twin Staircase Bunk Bed
Ashley Furniture Bittersweet Poster Bed in Replicated Pine Grain

VintageSage said...

Hey Laura! Great giveaway. Hmmmm...I would have to choose the Lexington Long Cove Newport Poster Bed in Midnight. LOVE the posts on that one. If I were to win...ummm.....I would have to say I would spend the money on one of their desktop fountains. I have been dying to have one to hear trickling water in my place. :))

Also, on the paranormal group thing. I'd just say start with the basics. Get a group together of those that are interested...name your group, get t-shirts. You gotta look legit. Lol! Then what we did was start out with people we knew. Mainly referrals for private residences. What we also did was send out emails to establishments telling them about our group and if they would love to have an investigation done. We got one response and had an overnighter there. An old saloon bar dating back to the 1800's. We're still in the start-up phase. I'm working on our website now as well. Let me know if you want to talk more about it! I'd love to throw around ideas with you!

Lorna said...

The one you chose looks so restful! I have a son-in-law who's a restoration carpenter and he just shudders at painted wood---I on the other hand had a dining room set that I painted 4 times before I gave it to him. My daughter has a sentimental attachment so he's stuck with painted furniture, but he looks like he's starting to let it grow on him.

Deanna G. said...

My favorite bed is the Brookhaven Avondale Sleigh Bed in Rich Cherry:


Deanna G. said...

If I won I might use the gift certificate on the Peacock Alley Spa Resort Throw:


Domestic Diva said...

I am a sucker for wooden sleigh beds. I just think they're beautiful. And CSN has many to choose from.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

thatlittlehouse said...

I like the
Lexington Long Cove Newport Poster Bed in Midnight although the one you chose is tempting too.

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thatlittlehouse said...

blogged about the giveaway


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thatlittlehouse said...

I'd use it for a Rowenta Auto-Steam Iron

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Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Hmm... that's tough. I think I like "Sonoma King Size Storage Headboard in Black" because I could put stuff in it.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

If I won... well, there are too many choices! I could use a bike or a butcher block table:)

D.Suplicki said...

Oh, put my name in the hat please! I'm running off to peruse their stores now. I'll be back to let you know what I would buy.

D.Suplicki said...

While I'd love a new bed, for instant gratification I'd get a fancy tea set and possibly a pretty spice rack for my kitchen. :)