Monday, July 15, 2013

~True Value giveaway~{& an heirloom project}


I am teaming up with True Value today to bring you a great giveaway! You have not only the chance to win a $50.00 gift card, but also a $100.00 gift card!


True Value asked me to create a project about keeping heirlooms in the family, and just how important it is.

Are you ready to see my project?

I started out with this old gate that I got for free.


During the recent French Flea Market that I was a part of, I was able to sneak away from my booth every now and then to do a little shopping of my own. That is where I found these cool metal number markers. I cannot remember for the life of me what the dealer said their original purpose was. If you know, please comment below! I know it had to do with farming, like meat markers, poultry markers, something like that. Anyway, I thought they were pretty neat, so I scooped up 6 of them.



I turned the gate on it's side and after measuring, screwed on the metal markers.

Then I went through some old photos of my dad when he was a kid. Some happen to be the right size and slide in perfectly, others I had to photocopy and cut to size.






I just love looking through old photos. The kids and I sat for hours looking through them and laughing and guessing who everyone was.

Ok, are you ready for the giveaway?
One of you lucky readers will win a $50.00 gift card to True Value, where you can pick up materials to make your own heirloom project!


Watch this video {I may or may not have shed a tear or two} and then come back here and leave me a comment. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you easily if you win.
I will pick a random winner and announce back here on Friday.


But that is not all. You can also win a $100.00 gift card to True Value, and here is how:

PIN-TO-WIN SWEEPSTAKES RULES
Follow True Value on Pinterest.
Create a board titled “Keeping it in the Family” to show family heirlooms with pins of your favorite heirlooms or DIY projects that keep valuables in the family
Send a link to your “Keeping it in the Family” board to TrueValuePinterest@Edelman.com
Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, July 22, 2013

PIN-TO-WIN SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES
Five lucky winners will receive a $100 True Value gift card, which can be redeemed at their local participating True Value store or online at TrueValue.com

Good luck! Can't wait to see your projects!
xoxo


44 comments:

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Love your project. You find the most unique items. The numbered markers are wonderful. I need to start shopping more :)

Msmoozy said...

Love this idea, what a great way to use these old items! LOVE IT.

Also thanks for hosting this give-away I would love to win the gift cert. :-0

Thanks

HKING said...

Love this project - and would love to win the gift card. So inspiring!

Heidi said...

Love your photo display gate - very clever - AND love the old pix!

Families live their lives around the dining table, sharing happiness and sorrows and life. I love how the True Value video expresses that so well.

Heidi
hfeury@gmail.com

Sara Smeby said...

Whew! Loved that video -- I'm with you on the tear bit... I have such a table that is in its first generation; I hope it eventually has a story such as that one.
I recently received a number of my grandmother's photos (she passed in March) and am looking for ways to use (copies of) them. Loved your frame tray last week.
Thanks for the inspiring and uplifting blog! You're a force! :)

Warmly,
Sara

Studio-Sara 

Kaylee Andersen said...

I love this project! We have tons of old pictures, especially on my mom's side of the family. I've made a family tree frame with them before, but this is a great idea for some of the rest of them.

MissMelissa said...

That video is a tear-jerker for sure, and got me thinking about my great-grandparent's old farmhouse. We used to visit when I was little, and I just loved all of her old furniture and kitchenware. It is scattered now since both of them have passed on, but maybe I will try and bring a little piece of them home with me next time I visit my grandmother.. Thanks for the giveaway and the inspiration!

Kimberly Crotinger said...

The video was nicely done but I sure wish they showed an after shot of the completed renovation. Love your work! Blessings, Kimberly

Sean C said...

Love your finished product. Looks amazing! Love that the video captures the family dining and sharing thoughts.

Alina Conn said...

The video did bring a tear to my eye. Reminded me of the times I've shared with family.

Your project was unique and fabulous.

Mendy said...

Lots of memories made 'round a dinner table.

mitchiesmom said...

Great video!! Hopefully our table is the start of those memories for our family! We've already hit many of the milestones they mention!! Love your finished memory maker!! So talented!!

Robin
rl-wilt@wiu.edu

BumbleBeeLane said...

Awesome project! Would never have thought of that.Warm Blessings! Amy
cottageprims@hotmail.com

shari said...

Isn't that so true of vintage furniture.... the images the pieces conjure?!! What history and stories a table (as in the video), or a chair (think of a rocker & the babies brought to sleep)! I am lucky to have a handmade china hutch - rustic and simple - but made by my Grandfather! My heart swells! - tears? yes!

shari said...

oops forgot to give my email addy - I posted of having a handmade china hutch...

sharinicsevic@att.net

amber said...

amberpifer at hotmail dot com

That is so sweet! Loved that video. I've never had a hardware store commercial make me tear up ; )

Sue@pineapplehillinteriors said...

Your project is so wonderful. The pitctures, the metal plates so great. I liked the video too. The table reminds me of a trunk I have that in my home I use it as a table and the kids over the years have beat on it with toys, spilled juice on, sat on you name it. I refinshed it when I was in high school, just a plain old trunk my mom gave me but I think its my favorite piece in the house because of all that.

Leigh Anne said...

Love your project!! It turned out just perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.
Leigh Anne
leighanne@elmore.rr.com

dmw212 said...

Video was very cool....lots of memories we all have hidden away. Your project was so cool....how do you come up with such great ideas and supplies!?!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Love your heirloom photo project. So very clever! And the video was precious. I'm such a crybaby over things like that! :) Thanks for a chance to win!

Janie Burlingame said...

Wow, that video really touched me and I loved your family picture display board. I need to do an inventory of my heirloom items and look at how to display them better. mjburlingame@charter.net

The Dibb Cribb said...

Your project is meaningfully incredible. The images stir the imagination of another time, another place, where loved ones shaped your future. Love the creativity.

That video was well done and moving. I loved the narration, especially the baby "spit up." You're there, you hear the voices, and a lump forms at the thought of a man paying the ultimate price for my freedom. True Value, that's what life's all about-- making unforgettable memories, shaping the lives of little ones, around the table. Great job!

Kelley
mrskjdibble@juno.com

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Little Cottage on the Pond said...

I just loved this video! I have a few pieces (like my dad's childhood dresser) that mean the same to me. I think documenting our past and showing pride in it is one of the most important acts we can do!

tandtgoins@gmail.com

eorban said...

You always offer such great inspiration! I love the combo of the antique pieces with the old pictures. Thanks for the giveaway too! :)

Carolyn Marshall said...

Really touching project and video! I have a family table also that was my parent's first piece of furniture and served as our tent fort on rainy days and now serves as tent forts for our grandkids. Hopefully, they will cherish that table as I do.

Now I'm obsessed with finding out what those numbered plates are! Thinking I'll ask my Mom if she recognizes them.

Shelly said...

Great project and such a fun way to display family memories. And thanks for the giveaway too!

9d8e527e-10ab-11e1-ab45-000f20980440 said...

This is a really good commercial, nearly to the level of the Budweiser ones with the horses. Not quite but almost. Much of my furniture has come from generations before me and I treasure it. Not only do pieces have stories behind them but they were built so much better than anything made today (with the exceptions of dedicated craftsmen.) Anyway, I love the commercial and I also believe most True Value stores still remember what customer service is. Thanks for the chance to win. Diana aafarmboy74@aol.com

Jon said...

The medal numbers remind me of Fair Tag holders. Each cage is numbered hence the number & then the Fair Tag of each participant slides down below it with all the information. They are identical to the ones at our local Fair Grounds.

Liz VanKirk

Nancy Carr said...
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Nancy Carr said...

I almost cried watching the video. I was to get the family table, however, one of my brothers took it and would not return it. Five generations ate at that table. I will be moving soon back to the home area and want to find a new table with a similar feel so I can continue the tradition. nancythedove@aol.com

katrina said...

LOVE your project, very creative! I have boxes of old family pictures too. Need to get them out and display them!
The video was lovely!

~katrina

katrina said...

LOVE your project, very creative! I have boxes of old family pictures too. Need to get them out and display them!
The video was lovely!

~katrina

Lynn said...

Love your project! and that video! I have a beautful old dresser and matching dresser that have been in the family for 3 generations and they are in need of some serious TLC- this is a perfect giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)
lynnbulk83 at yahoo

Amy Lynn said...

What a great project idea! I have lots of old family photos too that need a place. The video might have made me tear up a bit as well ;)
amylynnbee22 at gmail dot com

Raye Marie said...

Such a great giveaway! I have an old bookcase that was in the home my grandmother grew up in. I wouldnt trade it for the world. Thanks for the fun

Vivacious Ramsey said...

This is such a great way to involve our kids in the craft projects and protecting and passing down family history. A lot of it is being lost to storms and other worldly events.

yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

AntiqueChase said...

Your projects are so inspiring and original. Love this! Would love to enter. thank you!

Amanda said...

Sweet video! And I love your project! A gift card would be amazing! camby102010@gmail.com

Amanda said...
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Jane Valentine said...

This is a gorgeous project; I love how the rustic aspects of the gate and metal markers really show off the old photos.

urchiken at gmail dot com

rachel said...

That transformation is awesome. You've got skills!

Cheryl said...

Such a sweet video. It made me teary because I have a couple of those multi-generation pieces and then I giggled at the part about the kids having to eat their vegetables - so like my daughter!

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