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Wrapping Up The Old House

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There’s an opportunity to win $10,000 from BLACK+DECKER at the bottom of this post! This project is largely inspired by them and their new “Your Big Finish” campaign. This movement celebrates getting those little projects out of the way. 

The old house (it feels so weird calling it that!) is still on the market. Understandably, showings crawled to a stand still as soon as the holidays arrived. We don’t expect it to pick back up until January. We’re using this downtime to continue to improve the house and get it even more show-ready. And yea, I’ll use any excuse to spend a few more hours over there any day. It’s still my baby!

One of the things on our list is re-installing the master bedroom door. We removed the door a very long time ago, when the room was first used as a living room, and it never got replaced. Now that it’s the main bedroom, I’m sure it looked a little odd to buyers that the door was missing. Aaron popped a couple of blood vessels getting this huge, solid wood door back on but we have success!

Wrapping Up the Old House

Here’s a fun picture of the living room in honor of #throwbackthursday. Check out that sweet stack of DVDs in the corner! Such fancy.

Living Room for Contest

I could go even further back, to the era of the super embarrassing pumpkin-orange overstuffed sectional. But I won’t. Because what you put on the Internet stays there forever.

ANYWAYS, it feels great to have the door finally re-installed. It’s a big project… one of those that bothers you in the back of your mind until it’s completed. Below is another one. Remember when I finished the bathroom back in February? But never finished installing the wallpaper? And then a super fancy pants photographer from Better Homes & Gardens discovered said missing wallpaper? Well I finally got that fixed too. It feels so good to have it done!

Wrapping Up the Old House

ANYWAYS, there’s something that feels so good about finishing projects. Especially for this house. To leave it better than I found it I guess. I partnered with BLACK+DECKER because their Your Big Finish campaign is all about finally, finally finishing those projects you’ve been leaving to the side. And I am so on board with that.

Now it’s your turn to show off a completed project you had been putting off. Do it. I promise— marking it off the list will feel so good. As for motivation, $10,000 sounds pretty good to me!

For this “Your Big Finish” campaign, there are Weekly Prizes, at approximately $439.91 per prize, and one Grand Prize of $10,000. The Weekly Prizes include one of each of the following:

BLACK+DECKER prize package comprised of one (1) of each of the following:
• BDCDE120C 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver with AutoSense™
• BDEMS600 Mouse Sander
• BDCS40BI 4V MAX* Lithium Pivot Screwdriver
• BDCDCMT120 Matrix 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver
• LCS1020 20V MAX* Chainsaw
• BDCMTRS Matrix Reciprocating Saw Attachment
• BDCMTI Matrix Impact Driver Attachment

To enter, visit the Your Big Finish campaign landing page, and enter your First Name, Last Initial, Email, City, State, Phone and upload a photo of yourself and your completed project. The contest ends December 28th, 2014.

xo,

emily

p/s: A big shout out to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this post!