***This giveaways has reached it’s cap of 10,000 and is now closed – see who won below!***
Wow, you guys really have an appetite for great pieces! After less than 24 hours of giveaway madness, we have crowned our random winner as… joyfulcanary (whose favorite piece is a tie between her $30 thrift store China cabinet and her great grandmother’s Hoosier Cabinet). Congrats on your big win!
You don’t typically think of chemistry students writing home design books, but then we learned one of Sherry’s brother’s old classmates at Columbia wrote “Good Bones, Great Pieces” with her mother. It’s a beautiful book about how to combine seven essential elements, er, pieces of furniture in any room for a stunning result – and they’ve got a blog with even more eye candy too.
So not only are Suzanne and Lauren McGrath giving away a copy of their book this week, they’re also hooking up one of you with over $3,000 worth of furniture and bedding (!!!) so that you’ll be right on your way to achieving some of the looks shown above. Here are some of the “great pieces” you’ll be scoring:
The Hazel Settee from Jayson Home & Garden ($1,995)
The Navy Shop Chest from CB2 ($399)
- A rectangular Atoll Mirror from Ballard Designs ($199)
The Cadman Chair from Pier 1 Imports ($199)
A Queen-sized Light Indigo coverlet from John Robshaw ($420)
- The Hydrangea Dec Pillow also from John Robshaw ($155)
- PRIZE: A copy of Good Bones, Great Pieces plus over $3,300 worth of furniture as described above.
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “FURNISH ME!” and tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: … what you consider to be the “greatest piece” you currently own. Did you splurge on a killer dresser once upon a time? Or maybe you inherited a vintage demilune table? Perhaps you happened upon the perfect bench at a yard sale one weekend?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, July 18th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: The 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 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 for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Good Bones, Great Pieces.
Kel Kendall says
I love the hutch that we got for our wedding!
My favorite piece of furniture that I have right now is a large orange mirror from ikea. I put it into my bedroom which is large and paited a very dark turquoisey blue- black color and it just pops right out. The size of it also works well for such a large room. It’s a statement piece for sure and the first thing anyone sees.
The couches in my living room. They were my first big splurge for myself.
I feel like I have still not yet acquired my perfect piece! lol one day :)
My fave furniture I have is a chest drawers my aunt gave me. I just moved out on my own and need anything I could get. She gave me the chest of drawers that were in her bedroom set. It was light wood, country style and not me at all. I painted the whole thing gray and kept the black antique drawer pulls. I love it love it!
Sarah J. says
My husband and I are in the process of converting an old stereo cabinet into a liquor cabinet… that counts, right? ;)
Furnish me! I am still in love with my stand-alone extra wide, woven hammock. There is no better place to rest those tired DIY muscles!
I wonderful solid wood trunk my husband found next to the garbage.
Someones trash is now our treasure :)
We have a great, curved cherry desk that we inherited from a relative–been around forever with no signs of stopping
Kevin Mlutkowski says
I kind of like a set of end table I stained/built myself.
FURNISH ME! Holy cow – best giveaway ever. My favorite piece by far is our baby’s Jenny Lind crib that my husband and dad painted bright yellow.
I was just recently given an old vanity table that I can’t wait to paint a fun color!
I’m in love with an antique highchair that I used as a child, it has been passed down through a few generations and will be used by my children.
FURNISH ME, PLEASE! We inherited two old church benches that were left in our basement, and we love them!
Kate d says
FURNISH ME!! I scored a beautiful vintage buffet/sideboard last year that was in excellent condition at a garage sale with all original hardware for $40- originally she wanted $150 but was tired and just said, “take anything else you want out of the garage” so I also got some great toys for our kids, some classic books and 3 great pairs of ski gloves! I’ve been tempted to paint the sideboard but have left it walnut brown for now.
FURNISH ME! My greatest piece is a large dry sink that my parents got when they were first married. It served as their dining room piece, my first “mini armoire,” my baby brother’s changing table and now my media center at my apartment! All I have changed are the knobs, but it’s still as good as it was nearly 30 years ago.
FURNISH ME! Greatest piece has to be the dresser that my husband made 2 years ago for our son when he was born. This is/will be indestructible, it is mighty and huge, and I love it! Making it was a labor of love, and it will stay with us for a very long time!
We love out patio furniture. It may not be your typical first thought for favorite piece, but nothing beats sitting outside at dusk with a glass of wine and conversation.
Furnish me! I love our pump organ–it is over 100 years old, and my hubs great great grandfather drove several states in a wagon to bring it back for his wife!
Our best piece is the coffee table we got from West Elm 2 years ago. The top slides open for storage-perfect for tiny apartment living!
A beautiful antique that ctually looks very much like the one you two just bought on Craig’s List. Got it from an auction house before the auction for $250….love it!
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece of furniture is our king-sized bed. After staying with some friends this weekend and squeezing onto a full-size mattress, I love it even more :)
Megan A. says
FURNISH ME! The piano I grew up playing is now in my living room and I adore it. It’s a total dust magnet and covered in scratches, but hey, it’s got character :-)
FURNISH ME! – My killer piece is my dining room table that stores all the leaves – it can seat from 4 – 12 without having to find room elsewhere for the leaves.
FURNISH ME! Our Kitchen table it’s the perfect piece!
Katy Kash says
FURNISH ME! I have a great chest from a good furniture company in virginia my parents scored on craigslist and then recovered with a beautiful ikat fabric. LOVE IT!
I would have to say my bed!!! I need new stuff for the rest of the house though!
my favorite piece in our house is probably my eames rocker that my mother got me for our sweet baby girls’ nursery. i love how modern it makes the space- and would not have spent the money myself on it :)
Sara N. says
Right now I don’t have much that I cherrish. I do have a hope chest my father and grandfather built, but it is in the garage, waiting to be stripped and repainted.
Sally @ Sally Spins says
My favorite piece has to be a secretary desk I scored for $30 and refinished for under $10. I LOVE IT!
Our karlstad is quite cozy :)
FURNISH ME! I adore my couch. It was a clearance find: I went in the store just to look around, and I saw it on the floor and fell in love – then the salesperson told me they had a scratch n dent model in back for 75% off. I was sold!
FURNISH ME! All my finds are the “great piece” for the moment and then another comes along.
Jennifer Himburg says
FURNISH ME!!!! oh Pretty Please?!?!? I bot an amazing chest of drawers that sits in my entryway at an auction for $35 two summers ago. It looks like it was picked up from Anthro yesterday and I’ve been offered more than $500 for it, but its staying with me!!!!
My dad gave me an awesome front door from a house he demolished (that’s his job). It might seem like a strange birthday gift to anyone else, but I love it!
Amy Gattle says
Furnish me!!! My favorite piece of furniture is an old church pew the previous home owners left behind. My husband and I sanded and restarted it. We love it and get compliments all the time!
I’d say the mid century dresser that I’m just about done refinishing is my favorite piece. It was part of my Grandparents bedroom set when they were first married, so that makes it more special.
Sarah Casterline says
I am currently in love with our big couch. It used to sit in my church’s youth room, but they decided they no longer wanted it so we volunteered to give it a new home! It’s huge, and beautiful and so very comfy!! :) :)
I love my CB2 Blox dining table.
My greatest piece is my “saarinen tulip” style dining table from the 70’s from that I bought for $300 on craigslist (and I love it!)
FURNISH ME!I love my front room couch, so different from what I normally choose.
Best piece has to be our big, cozy, leather sectional that can take just about any beating and still looks great…especially impressed by the way it holds up to my 2.5 year old boy!
FURNISH ME! I just inherited two antigue Japanese coffee tables, and we have photos and family films of me learning to walk around them.
My grandmother left me her dining room table and china cabinet. I love them and loved her dearly!
My favorite piece is my bed that we bought a local boutique. I love the dark wood and Morrocan flair of it.
Alexandra Schelling says
FURNISH ME! My favorite piece is a dresser I have had since before I can remember.. it has great lines and dovetail joints :)
Furnish me! The only piece we own that I LOVE is an old cushioned wood chair that I reupholstered. It belonged to my ex-boyfriend’s mom and somehow I was lucky enough to keep it after the breakup.