Pump Up The Volume Freebie Winners!

While there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on the whole “pump it up” vs “turn it down” debate for this week’s giveaway, I think we can all agree that Vol. 25’s artwork is totally covetable. And two (count ‘em two!) of you are going to win $50 towards any and all of the prints that you please today.

But first we should mention another important two-related tidbit. If you purchase two $20 prints or two photoshop overlays from Vol. 25’s Etsy shop you get the third for free! Just be sure to mention YHL and the name of the free piece that you’d like at checkout (don’t add the third to your cart!). The discount is good through next Thurs, April 29th.

As for picking our winners, we asked random.org to use its inside voice to tell us who our winners are and it whispered that… Danielle (who likes it lively on weekdays and quiet on weekends) and Ashley (who also enjoys a mix of both, but usually prefers the louder end of life) were the ladies of the week. Congrats! Definitely let us know which prints you’ll be snagging with your gift certificate.

And don’t break out your frownie face if your name didn’t rise to the top this week. On Monday we’re actually letting you design your own prize. Curious? Just stay tuned for those deets in a few days…

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Vol. 25.



Ana’s Design Dilemma

Our good friend Ana over at Knock-Off Wood has an office that’s bursting with potential. And she’s totally up for transforming her space on a dime with some DIY magic. She actually plans to share her progress and keep us posted along the way, so we can all look forward to seeing how things evolve in there. Here’s her letter:

Thanks so much for helping me with my office! I had a high maintenance newborn when the design decisions were made so I did what the experts say – stick to safe neutral colors. Now I’ve got a beige & brown office that’s less than inspiring. In fact, I can’t stand to be in this room – it’s like working at the DMV. I could possibly be committing career suicide by showing the photos, so here’s a floor plan and you can assume that it’s a total blank slate. I’m open to all your ideas! I can paint, paint the trim, put track lighting up, etc. I think the only thing I cannot do is redo the wood floor. It’s a tiny tiny room but I hope to create a space that reflects the creative, positive and organized person I am. I like color, but I’d love white walls & trim – just because it makes photos so crisp (for when I need to shoot of a piece of furniture for my blog). And I was thinking about espresso base cabinets, shiny white floating shelves, stainless hardware, and stainless filing cabinets as a starting point. I’d also love to see some modern patterned fabric for curtains- and a bright floral rug could do the trick. Oh and lots of light, either in lamps, track lighting or a pendant. And my favorite idea for the desk is to build something with a stainless steel or mirrored finish. Can’t wait for your ideas!- Ana

Here’s the plan:

Now for the mood board breakdown.
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