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Win a Love the House You’re In custom collage of you and your house

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Update: We have a winner. Stay tuned for a new contest in February. My monthly contest to win a “Love the House You’re In” custom collage will continue this year, with collage artist extraordinaire Mel Kolstad remaining with scissors and vintage ephemera in-hand. Do you realize that Mel’s collages are just 4 inches square? A bit smaller, even, than what you see on your screen. To get us started for January, I asked Mel to make a collage for Susan, who was the winner of my first annual “The Hard Way” award. I love it! Click on through if you want to enter to win our next collage -> .

To win our January contest, all you have to do is: Leave a Comment answering the question, “What’s your hottest house project to get done now that it’s a new year?”  Please read all the rules here before entering, they all apply. I’ll pick a reader in 10 days, on January 21.
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Meanwhile, Mel explains her journey in crafting Susan’s collage:

Susan’s house is wonderful in that it incorporates so many different textures: wood, brick, stone and glass.  It was the first time I’d ever “made stones” and I really loved the process.  It was also a hoot to feature many of her kitties on the collage as well! 
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Mel

Thanks, Mel! Read more about her work on her cool blog, Ephemeraology.

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  1. The Jenny says:

    We are warming up to un-do our kitchen as well, but for this year we will be installing more built-ins. First up, a series of shelves in the bedroom to house my ceramic owl collection.

  2. Mel says:

    Oh, you are too sweet, Annie! 😀 Thank you so much and I’m so glad to hear you’re still enjoying your collage! 😀

  3. Mel says:

    Pam, I would love to see what you come up with for me to do if you win – an exterior, or perhaps an interior collage? The sky’s the limit! 😀

  4. Mel says:

    That’s so nice of you, Nicole – but if you win you could just send me a photo of your house with the old paint color! I don’t mind! 😀

  5. Ms. Breeze says:

    My hottest project for 2011 is to finish building the shed that looks like a younger sibling to my 1955 mid century modest house. Clerestory windows, period perfect paint colors and a security gnome to keep watch complete the look. Because the house is less than 1,000 sq ft, the shed is a must.

    Love love love the little 4″ collages.

  6. karen says:

    Hope it’s not too late to enter…..I would love to win such a unique, and personal, collage! My first project is to get the Crestview doorlite kit I received for Christmas installed. Unfortunately the handyman gene seems to be missing from this household.

  7. I want to enter! Yippy!

    Lets see, the project I am itching to get done is the bathroom in our 54 bungalow. We started it this weekend. We are ripping out the new toilet and putting in a Mammie pink toilet and wall mounted sink with chrome legs. So far, its a huge pain in the butt! As most vintage things are, it will be worth it in the end!

    XOXO
    Dollie

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