Things are about to get more action packed than a Matt Damon movie. BHG has opened the voting for everyone’s favorite outdoor transformation. Of course you all remember that we gussied up our front porch as part of their 48-Hour Challenge, and now there’s a $5,000 bonus on the line for the blogger who earns the most votes for their project. Imagine how many home improvements we could take on with that chunk of change!
Needless to say, we would love love love your vote but the competition is fierce, and frankly we’re just happy to be included in the challenge at all. We’re glad to report that voting is a super easy process: just follow this link, click the Young House Love porch image at the bottom, register (just once and never again) and vote each and every day if you so desire. That’s right, everyone can vote once a day until June 12th. And since they update the voting tally each day, it’s safe to say that this could get exciting (and nail biting)!
Because we’re such suckers for before and after pics, we’ll remind you what our sad little porch looked like before the big transformation:
And what it looks like now, after painting porch stripes, bringing in a bench, making a side table out of a planter, turning light bulb covers into hanging lanterns, creating a food & water station for Burger, cutting a lounge chair cushion to make two floor pillows for the pooch, and adding some cheerful foliage for a fresh new feeling:
Oh and here we are now putting the new porch to good use (this is our best don’t-look-at-the-camera-Domino-esque-pose):
In short: vote for your favorite project over on BHG.com! It doesn’t have to be ours (but we’d jump for joy if it was). And good luck to the four other fabulous bloggers who also took on the challenge- we’re definitely in good company. Everyone worked their tails off and I really wish we all could win!
Just placed my first vote. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for ya!
You got my vote . . . fair and square. You guys did the best job! Good luck.
How could I not vote for my favorite blogging couple? (who also happen to have the best transformation at that!) good luck, guys!! I’ll be voting and rooting for you every day ;)
I just discovered (and subscribed to) your site after searching for fun blogs about home decorating/repair or gardening, since we’re elated to be moving into a new home this month. I love your site! Your house tour is amazing. I can’t believe some of your before and afters. Thank you for sharing.
Lynn (at Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile)
Just voted for you, and will continue to do so, if you keep reminding us!
Hilary Taylor says
I just took a look at the competition on bhg.com…you guys have got this one in the bag for sure! Your porch is beautiful!
Voted for you! Good luck!
Had to vote for you guys!! Love the transformation of your porch. Its so fresh and inviting… :)
Good luck you guys… I don’t see why you’ll wont win!!
I love your blog, its so inviting and such great decorating ideas :) You have my vote!!
Voted for you guys………….good luck!!
VOTED! Good luck!
I voted for you too! I love that you repurposed things available at HD (particularly the glass orbs!). Just wondering what you might be thinking of doing if you won? :) Good luck, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Thanks for the vote! I can’t say we haven’t thought about how great it would be to win, but we don’t want to “count our chickens” so to speak, so we don’t have any specific plans for the moolah.
Sherry (& John)
Just placed my first vote!! Great Job and good luck!!
You got my vote! Good Luck!
Now, not just because I love your blog, but you two really do have THE BEST makeover, hands down. Good luck and I’ll keep rockin the vote!
Voted for you! Will check back again to vote some more. :)
Voted for you!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE LOVE EVERYONE! We really appreciate every single one of you who cared enough to take the time and weigh in.
Diana Schneider says
Thanks for the info! I just voted for you guys!!! : ) Good luck!!! And as someone else so wisely put it: How can I not vote for my favorite blogging couple? : )
VOTED!!! Good Luck! Keep us posted!
PS- you guys should update your home page picture with your new porch!
Stay tuned for our new header! It’s totally on our to do list but we’re waiting for the landscaping to do its thang. Any day now…
It looks even better when it’s being utilized for relaxation. Good luck!
Voted…love your porch! :)
I voted for you! It was really my favorite…best wishes!!
Hands down, I think your makeover was the absolute best! You’ve got my votes!
You definitely got my vote!! I don’t think you guys have anything to worry about. I think your makeover was the best hands down!!
Jennifer Bailes says
Just voted!! I voted for 2 reasons! #1 yours was the best…duh! #2 I really want to see what you do with the money so I can “borrow” your ideas for my house! ;)
You totally have my vote! Awesome work!
Good luck you guys. It really does look amazing!
When I was flipping through the new issue of R Home this weekend, I had to stop and ask my husband if it made me a blog stalker if I admited to recognizing your three page spread by the napkins before I even saw the byline!
In any case, the picnic ideas were super cute! I love that you guys are alway good for afordable ways to make things a little nicer.
What a fantastic site. Just found it. Love your BHG project! Voted for ya!!
GO YOUNGSTERS! You very much deserve to win – I love your fresh, do-able, inexpensive ideas that deliver POW! BAM! BOOM! impact. I will vote daily for you! Best of luck and thanks for sharing your lives with us.
Love from Minneapolis :)
Voted for you guys! I really did like your answer to the challenge the best. Good luck!
I feel like I should get one of those, “I Voted”, stickers.
Your guys was the best, honestly. Good job!
Just placed my 3rd vote already! I think the Making it Lovely fans are actually voting for the new baby girl…in which case you may have trouble competing:-) Just kidding…Nicole’s work is great too…but you are my #1.
David W. says
Holey stiff competition Moley…. you guys are up against the Wood Whisperer. Your front porch redo rocks. You can count one vote from your neighbour to the north. Good luck and keep up the great work.
Jenny B. says
My vote’s in! I love that little Burger is in the photo. He’s famous and doesn’t even know it.
by the way, i LOVE your stripes. i’m brainstorming ways i can stripe my house too! :)
hi there! I’ve noticed that since you built two big closet next to your bed, there’s no space for nightstand.I was thinking, if you could set up a board(kind of like a sofa table,it could be a long shelf that has the same length as the bed that secured to the wall, or it could be a very narrow board that has two legs attached to it) behind the headboard. If you have watch the SEX AND CITY, Carry has the same “nightstand” put behind her headboard.It doesn’t have to be wide, just wide enough for a book. That way, you can put your books, jewlery and flower vase on it and it’s reachale!
Since our wardrobes each have drawers and shelves as well as a hanging bar behind those curtains, we each use one of the easy-reach hidden shelves to store our books and other bedside items (an alarm clock, jewelry, etc) for an uncluttered look. Hope it helps!
heather s. says
I just checked and the voting is so close – especially between y’all and the second place contender. Good luck!
I just picked up some of the cheap-o tan, plastic Adirondak chairs that are at Home Depot with some lovely cushions that are the same pattern you made Burger’s little lounge area out of- I love them! My small little apartment transformation is now in the works… can’t wait to pull it all together and show that you actually CAN make an enjoyable environment in an apartment patio! Hope to have some photos in the next few weeks…. thanks for inspiring me!