It’s been a week since my last post- I can’t believe it! Coach and I had a little getaway with some dear friends, this time to Vermont, and I took just a short respite from my blogging duties.

DIY Ben and Jerrys

That is not to say that I didn’t take photos, or shop for “junk-tiques”, but those I will be sharing in the next few days. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a blog that does more than just share DIY stuff.

One Project Closer's The Better Half

I began following One Project Closer’s The Better Half when I discovered their weekly DIY link-up contest.

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Loads of DIY blogs host these: you share your own favorite DIY post of the week, and a bunch of others bloggers do as well, and they all get posted on a link page. Then you get to see all the awesome ideas that craftspeople come up with! But this one has a twist: you link up your own before and after projects, and each week they choose a winner who receives a $50 gift card. And on behalf of that winner, they donate $100 to Habitat For Humanity!  (I did submit my Oh, Deer Towel Rack, but, sigh, he didn’t win…)

Deer Head Plaque Instagram

On top of that, these ladies have been involved in a project on a much grander scale. Over the summer, Jocie from The Better Half took part in the GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure, where she, along with 5 other DIY bloggers, ventured along the World’s Longest Yardsale. They drove and shopped and purchased items to refurbish and completely decorate one fortunate homeowner’s newly built Atlanta home, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.  Today was the reveal, and what a reveal it was!

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Habitat for Humanity

An entire home furnished with reclaimed, refurbished and reloved items! Amazing! This is Jocie’s Living Room.

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Living Room by One Project Closer’s The Better Half

And this was the boys’ bedroom designed by Liz Marie Blog.

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Boys’ Room by Liz Marie Blog

Loving this colorful, sweet girl’s room designed by Carissa from Good N Crazy.

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Girls’ Room by Good N Crazy

There are loads of other spaces and fresh DIY inspirational ideas- just click here:

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And if you want to learn more about Habitat for Humanity in your area, click here:

Habitat for Humanity

Well done, One Project Closer and friends! You have taken an empty house and created a warm and loving home for this grateful family. Keep up the great work, and hopefully inspire us DIY’ers to use our skills for the greater good. Have an inspired week, everyone! Susan


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  • jocieopc August 26, 2013 at 20:40

    thanks so much for the sweet words and sorry you didn’t win!! :) feel free to link it up again since we have a new judge each week. hugs!

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    1. countrydesignhome August 26, 2013 at 20:47

      You are so welcome!! I am so inspired by this great act of kindness, and I am certain that the recipient family is so very grateful!

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