Fab Freebie: Talk About Home Improvement

*** This contest is no longer accepting entries – see who won below! ***

Random.org got his random on and selected our winner as… Tracey @ Tropical Happiness (who just moved into a new house last week so she has lots of shopping to do). Congrats! For everyone else, keep that chin up – you can still enter the Hometalk $500 Lowe’s gift card giveaway through Sunday.

You may already know that Hometalk is a community of home improvement experts (including some familiar HGTV faces) and fellower DIYers sharing home and garden projects, advice, and even contractors. And for this week’s giveaway they’re majorly hooking someone up… to the tune of a $500 gift card to Crate & Barrel!

And as if that weren’t enough, over on their site they’re also giving away another 500 bucks (this time to Lowe’s). So to get in on that little bonus freebie, you can answer their quick poll question (about what outdoor summer project you still need to tackle – btw, our answer is C), sign up for a free account, and then cross your fingers really hard. Of course you can just enter for the Crate & Barrel gift card by commenting over here (or the Lowe’s card over there) so there’s no pressure to do both.

  • PRIZE: A $500 gift card to Crate & Barrel courtesy of Hometalk
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “TALK TO ME!” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: … since Hometalk is polling folks about their summer projects, let’s cover your fall & winter plans here. What’s on your to-tackle list later this year? Maybe updating your fireplace just in time for cooler weather? Or redoing your bedroom for those cold winter nights? Or are you just itching to decorate for Halloween and Christmas already?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, August 17th at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 United States
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday morning for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…

Note: We weren’t paid or perked for hosting this giveaway, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics courtesy of Hometalk.


  1. helenBoston says

    Future projects: Building an office nook in the dining room because I’m working from home now, and painting the dining room and living room!

    • Eves says

      Talk to me! Need to buy the fire pit and outdoor furniture to enjoy the nice Florida weather outside during the fall/winter!

  2. Jenny H says

    TALK TO ME! I’m hoping by the end of summer our master bathroom redo will be complete so a fall/winter project would be to update the master bedroom – just a new coat of paint and possibly new carpet. )

  3. Kristine says


    I don’t have any winter plans yet, they’re on hold until my husband deploys early next year. I’m hoarding projects until then. :)

  4. jennifer f says

    Talk to me!!! Im currently pregnant with my first child due in december…so we have loads of things we would love to get done around the house before he comes..including some nursery items as well. Plus I would love to get some nice xmas decor to make our first xmas we are hosting at home with our new baby extra special!!!

  5. says

    Talk to me! OH, I have winter squared away: I’m going to redo my master bathroom with beadboard, a new vanity, new flooring and new fixtures. This will force me to work on my master bedroom too! The fall is all about paint: painting the den, kitchen, entryway, foyer, hallway, staircase and upstairs hallway of the new house. Yay!

  6. Stephanie says


    My fall plans are to refurbish a farmhouse dining table I found at a flea market and obtain chairs for it.

  7. SarahMC says


    We’ve got a huge to-do list, but right up near the top is painting the first floor of our house. We finally settled on a paint color after nearly two years and a dozen swatches! The winner – Behr Mineral. It’s the perfect greige. We also need to finish the bare wood on our staircase and dining table, put up a new railing, and replace the kitchen sink. Eventually we’ll be renovating two bathrooms – the downstairs one is going to be our “test case,” then we’ll do the upstairs.

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