Jun 11, 2012 - Giveaway    4 Comments

Enter Your Before & After’s to WIN & Support Habitat for Humanity

I am a huge Habitat for Humanity fan, and I’m not just talking about their ReStore shops.  So when I was asked to be apart of a series that donates to Habitat, shows off your home improvement projects, and gives away gift cards to my readers, I was all in!

The awesome bloggers from One Project Closer and The Better Half have been putting this series on for four years.  But, good news for us, they are expanding the series for this, their fifth year.  They have invited Burlap & Denim and 13 other blogs to help promote and choose the winners, as well as featuring that winner in an article on that blogger’s site!  That means 14 chances for you to win!

Jocie and Kim

Jocie & Kim from One Project Closer’s The Better Half

How it Works

If you’re not familiar with the series, here’s the basics: you submit pictures and a story from a home improvement project you worked (no contracted jobs) sometime over the past year. Every week of the summer (June 20 – September 21), a winner is selected and their story is published online. Each winner gets a $50 gift card to either Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon, and we make a donation of $100 to Habitat for Humanity in their honor! At the end of the Summer, the best submission, as voted on by readers, wins a bonus $150 gift card to one of the three stores above.

How to Enter

Click on the logo below to be taken to The Better Half’s linky party for all to see!


Email your submission to beforeandafter@oneprojectcloser.com. Your entry can be in the email itself or attached as a Word document. Make sure to number pictures in order so it’s easy for us to reconstruct the story, and please attach the pictures as JPEGs even if you also embed them inside the Word document.

Keep in mind that good before and afters include interesting pictures (before, during, and after) and a descriptive story. Here are some great examples from last year.

Here is the schedule of the blogs that are involved this year!


Week of: Host:
June 17 OPC’s The Better Half
June 24 Pretty Handy Girl
July 1 Beneath My Heart
July 8 ten june
July 15 Southern Hospitality
July 22 Charles and Hudson
July 29 House of Hepworths
August 5 the space between
August 12 Remodelaholic
August 19 DIY Showoff
August 26 My Blessed Life
September 2 Home Stories A-2-Z
September 9 Bear Rabbit Bear
September 16 Burlap & Denim


So get your pics and posts ready for a great cause and enter now

for the most chances to win!



  • Is there a deadline to get those emailed??

    • It will be going on for 14 weeks, so the sooner you get yours in, the more chances you have to be chosen by one of the hosting bloggers. I’m hosting the last week, so I get to choose from all of the entries! Good luck!

      • Better get some pics taken then!! And actually, GOOD LUCK TO YOU! I think it would be extremely hard to choose from so many! (and time consuming!!) What a fun responsibility though!

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