Design Throwdown!

21 Jun

If any of you are Weddingbee followers, perhaps you’ve heard of Mrs. Froyo. Her wedding was absolutely gorgeous, and her new home decor blog lives up to her beautiful high standards. Over on her blog Minted Life, she hosts a regular contest for DIYers, a Design Throwdown! And today, I’m the lucky challenger!! We decided on a dining chair makeover, and ended up with two completely different looks. So, are you ready for a throwdown?? Let’s go!

Team 1: Kelsey and Sean
$10 from a garage sale
$5 from Joann’s with a coupon
already had
Sand paper
already had
Total: $21

Team 2: Brooke
free, found curbside
Mason jars & Cans: free, leftover from wedding
Pot: free, came from Grandma’s garden
Pipe clamps: already owned
Paint/Spackle/Weather Stripping: already owned
Plants: $50. I totally splurged because I’ve wanted a succulent garden for ages now, and I had so many plants that I just had to have!

Vote for your favorite before Thursday at 8 pm!  And, if you want to participate in a throwdown, email the lovely Kelsey over at Minted Life at So vote, vote, vote!!

2 Responses to “Design Throwdown!”

  1. kelsey June 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Brooke, thanks for playing! It was so fun. I love your chair and those plants. OMG, I die succulents. So awesome!


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