[Entries now closed] Win a “Love the House You’re In” collage — featuring your home

Update: We have a winner, who has been notified. Tune in again next month! ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. Lugine was the winner of last month’s  “Love The House You’re In” custom collage made by our collage artist laureate Mel Kolstad. That’s Lugine’s house … and her son and his dog … all interpreted by Mel. Oh my, Mel’s artistry just keeps getting better and better. And, it is SO COOL to feature readers’ homes.  If you would like enter our July contest and win a  custom collage featuring your house and photos, read on….

To enter, complete these two steps:

  1. Leave a comment on this post answering the question: What is your #1 project to get completed this summer?
  2. And, subscribe to my newsletter. Yes, this helps me build my newsletter list… I send ’em out just once a week, usually.

Please read all the rules here before entering, they all apply. I’ll pick a reader next Friday morning.
Meanwhile — thanks again to Mel for a fabulous collage! You can find Mel’s collage works on flickr and her blog, Much Ado About Stuff.

  1. Stacy says:

    The one project that I would love to get done this summer is to rip out the hideous linoleum in the kitchen and laundry room and put down VCT. Thanks to all of the great advertisements that are posted here, picking a design was easy!

  2. Catherine says:

    put in a shower! we only have one bathroom and one tub with no shower. it has been my #1 project for four years now!

  3. Thom Watson says:

    We have a list of projects we’re hoping to get done by the end of the year; by the end of the summer, I guess our #1 project is to replace our front and back doors. It’s tough finding a suitable style, though; the doors we’ve seen so far (at Home Depot and Lowe’s, for example) just aren’t appropriate for a mid-century home.

  4. Ashley Dyer says:

    #1 project this summer is replacing all my old wood mulch (that’s so yummy to the carpenter ants) with something else. I recently found a souce for tumbled, recycled glass that replaces mulch–stunning! But I’m saving up for it because the inital cost is high, but will never need to be replaced!

    1. Mel says:

      Oh, thanks so much, Kelly! 😀 I really appreciate that.

      This particular collage is constructed entirely out of paper except for the lettering and the windows, which are done with transparencies. I made the bricks out of a variegated commerical paper and a punchy (so the bricks would be uniform!). The rest of the house is high-quality cardstock. The background is all unryu (a lighter version of handmade mulberry paper) and the trees are another handmade paper that I rubber stamped with a “shrub” stamp. Austin and Dudley were printed on Canson Infinity Fine Art & Photo paper, in which the ink literally becomes part of the paper itself (you can paint on it!). Oh, and the steps are done with cardstock and “cement” embossing powder, for added realistic quality. 😀

  5. Kelly says:

    …..Is to start reusing the items I all ready have. I have some great stuff, old stuff, but it’s tucked away in cabinets or on shelves. Time to stop buying and start to restyle and reuse! What’s old is new again!

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