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Random.org once again spun its wonderful wheel of randomness and selected our two winners as… Amy @ Larryspearslive.com and Amanda Deerr. Congrats ladies!
Raise your hand if you want a $50 Lowe’s gift card. Or better yet, give me a “hootie hoo.” And if the thought of being one of two lucky winners doesn’t instantly get your brain spinning with all of the potential projects that you could tackle, Lowe’s Creative Ideas will happily fill your head with… wait for it… creative ideas. You may already know of the free Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazines (if not, you can subscribe to ’em here), but even we didn’t realize how much content they have on their website and Facebook page. And along with bigger building and DIY ideas they’ve also got decor tutorials (like stamping curtains) and crafty stuff (like making silhouette art) too.
- PRIZE: A $50 gift card to Lowe’s courtesy of Lowe’s Creative Ideas
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “IDEA ME” and…
- BONUS QUESTION: … tell us about your all-time most creative idea. Was it an awesome solution to an everyday problem? A delicious spur-of-the-moment recipe? An ingenious fix to home decor dilemma? Maybe you’ve just stumbled upon a simple household trick that makes your life easier (like letting the dog eat scraps around the highchair instead of vacuuming)?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, September 14th at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: Two
- PRIZE SHIPS: The 50 United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners 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 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 Lowe’s Creative Ideas.
I’m generally not a creative person, but I would have to say using an old wooden Pepsi crate (found at flea market on the cheap) for use on my nightstand as a holder for phone dock, jewelery stand etc.
IDEA ME. Hopefully Lowes will help me get creative with a curbside table/lamp find!
Lindsey d. says
Hanging pretty colanders from nails on the side of a kitchen cabinet. Decorative and functional!
Kathy Z says
I think my most creative moment so far was my origami dinosaur mobile. My little guy loves it, too. :)
Christine B says
I like to think our ‘wood walls’ have been our most creative ideas. We added wood to our office & guest bedroom to give the rooms a interesting looking. In the office we used cheap lumbar and the bathroom, cheap cheap linoleum that we just stained. Ah the wonders of wood.
IDEA ME! I’m making my upstairs hallway closet into a shoe closet!
I just started using an empty milk jug to accurately measure the amount of water and plant food I use to feed my pumpkins. NO MORE ABNORMAL FEEDINGS!
I built a vanity off of an ikea storage unit that I keep my clothes inside of, in our bedroom. Since we are a one bathroom family, it gives my husband and I some privacy while we get ready for work. And I can watch the ‘Today’ show while getting ready.
My best idea has been buying any type of furniture I need off craiglist or a garage sale and turning it into a beautiful work of art! You get exactly what you want and save hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars!! :)
Tina Ng says
I think one of the best ideas is to use pegboards in rooms other than the garage. They help organize everything!
The most recent success was making a guest/ hang out space for free using things I had around the house and in the garage. (Almost free, I did have to get some new closet doors from Habitat)
IDEA ME! My most creative idea… was when I figured out how to work with our gabled roof and odd ceiling beams. We painted them the same color as the walls and now the space seems bigger and airier.
I absolutely love cilantro and when purchasing in store, it goes bad pretty quick. After a happy accident (one involving wrapping them in tin foil and a fridge set too cold thus freezing) I figured out how to make the herb last longer– putting cilantro in ice cube trays and filling with water. Once set, place in freezer bag. I’m sure many knew this, but it was a self taught moment.
I think my most creative moment was building a mini-wardrobe for my daughter’s room, which had a serious lack of closet space. we installed the ikea purchased one in our room, but they would have been too tall and wasted a lot of wall space for a kid so we built a short version – now she has a space to hang her clothes and a shelf to keep pictures and stuffed animals on.
Heather W says
My most crative moment was probably taking an old frame and creating a very cute chalkboard for my kitchen. I also love framing my kids artwork and decorating with it.
Most creative thing is probably going on right now. We knocked out a wall to create a larger laundry room. I can’t wait to have storage galore!
Kelly H says
Lately all my ideas come from Pinterest…not original but I think its fun. I painted my blonde stained wood mantle, painted it white and it looks SO good. Everyone said I shouldn’t do it, but Pinterest convinced me otherwise…love it!
One of my all time best creative ideas was taking closet shelves (that I had built) from my clothes closet in my last apartment and cutting them down to fit beside the stacked washer/dryer in the new apartment. Instant linen closet! And it was free!
Uh, I am in law school and therefore no longer capable of any type of creativity. And I have forgotten my life prior to enrolling because I use to actually do things that were fun and its hard to remember what fun was.
Which is why I need ideas.
Oh, Margaret. How I feel your pain. Pinterest is my solution, and slowly I’m getting my right brain back.
a full-time employed, part-time grad student =)
Idea me! My most creative moments usually happen in the kitchen. I love coming up with new recipes for everything from dinner to desserts :)
idea me! love that headboard for the bed great idea
IDEA ME! I couldn’t afford ready-made curtains in my last house and there were A LOT of windows so I used canvas drop clothes. I got so many compliments on them and no one ever knew the difference.
I did the same thing and I love it! Cheap, cheap & great texture!
Once I used leftover tile from a friend’s bathroom renovation for a neat mosaic border on my own bathroom mirror (it had an ugly black part in one of the corners).
I made a tiny human in my belly once! It was totally awesome. :)
My favorite comment so far.
Emily L. says
Megan Vondriska says
I cant think of anything of the top of my head, but I like to think I am creative with my budget in scouring flea markets, thrift stores, and garage sales for fabulous items to re-furb!
I was in the midst of baby shower tours (8 in a year), that I made personalized onesies for each kid. Quick, easy and Super CUTE!
I’m generally not very creative but I did a bunch of DIY stuff for our wedding that made me feel like one day I could be creative …
“IDEA ME” I guess one of my best ideas was to start line drying my clothes. I save on time, energy bill, and the Earth at the same time.
Tracy Napper says
re-upholstering an old headboard i found at a garage sale with an anthropologie table cloth!!
IDEA ME! I lived in a studio apartment in college and used my 2 wardrobes as a bedroom/ living room divider. It blocked the bright sunlight from hitting my pillow and created extra wall space in the living room.
Kristen J. says
My mother an I updated garag sale chest with a mosaic design out of plates. Turned out great! Still getting compliments on it.
Yes I would say my two dogs are now known as the “clean up crew” at our house, with two little guys throwing food all over the place, everyone is happy.
Holli C says
IDEA ME! We’re in the process of gutting our master bathroom and a $50 lowe’s gift card would be amazing!
Last year at Thanksgiving I wanted a cool and “cheap” wreath for my front door so I got some limbs from my yard to make a square wreath and the glued lots of fall coloreds leaves from the same tree and I had a beautiful fall wreath!! Not too creative but I was happy!
I am not filled with creative ideas when it comes to ecorating, but i can grab random stuff from the fridge and whip up a killer meal. like a chicken teryki with soy honey and it dressing! haha.
My most creative idea was making strands of paper garland out of scrapbook paper circles sewn together and hanging them vertically down one long wall in the art gallery where my husband and I got married. It looked like an art installation!
Hmm.. I made a super-cute DIY wreath this weekend. But I can’t take credit for it because I found it on Pinterest!
The creative idea that I would say I am most proud of is the seating chart I made for our wedding. I hung several old windows from weathered barn beams and then painted the windows with chalkboard paint. Then I wrote the seating chart on the windows using a pink paint pen. It isn’t super creative or extraordinary, but it makes me feel that little twinge of pride deep down :)
Kim S says
I always had trouble getting to the hallway light switch when entering our home. My hands full, and it was in a weird spot that was hard to find in the dark.
My husband and I installed a sensor motion light switch! It has been perfect! And my husband no longer hears me yelling explitives LOL.