10.25.2010

500 FOLLOWER GIVE AWAY

We have come a long way since our very first
The Frosted Gardner dresser and blog post
on November 8, 2009.

We have over 200 posts of
dressers,
hutches,
beds,
chairs,
tables,
desks
and so on and so on!

It has been hours and hours of hard work and sacrifice
along with
lots of heavy lifting,
furniture searching,
flat bed trailer pulling,
two television appearances,
space planning,
winter colds,
trips to the paint store,
emails,
meeting new friends,
broken glass,
heat stroke,
bumps and bruises,
wood fill,
hardware debates,
glue,
client calls,
furniture repairs,
consultations,
deadlines,
"where are we going to store this?",
compressors,
a few injuries,
no garage space,
sanding . . . lots and lots of sanding,
custom estimates,
"I want to keep this one",
spray guns,
hot summer temperatures,
lots of tears,
and lots of
oh gosh
wow
we
LOVE
it!


We cannot thank our followers and self proclaimed blog stalkers enough! Our number of followers sat on 12 for what seemed like months. I was even worried that those 12 would be embarrassed because there were so few and remove their status! So thank you for sticking by us and for all of your lovely comments and for being our friends. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in our finished pieces. Our home is a showcase of our work and we are excited for what the new year brings. We have many new project ideas and pieces waiting for makeovers. We hope to continue to make new friends and work with new clients.

To show our appreciation we are having a giveaway! To enter to win a $25 American Express gift card please become a follower and leave me a comment telling me you are a new follower or leave me a comment to let me know you are already a follower! It is that simple and easy. We will announce the winner on Friday October 29th.

Thanks again to you all!

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower! I'm loving your site!! Teresa
teresa_savage@ml.com

Tara said...

I became a followe a while back because I loved all your work. You inspire me to buy cheap furniture that need a lil love and tlc. Thanks for sharing all your hard work :)

Kelli said...

Congratulations on 500 followers, I am one of them!

Aimee said...

Congratulations! I'm a follower. You've inspired me to paint my 'junk.'

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I've been following for a while! As someone who does the same thing as you with upcycled furniture up in Canada, I love reading your posts for inspiration!

XO
Lenore

Chelsea said...

Yay, I am finally an official follower! I don't know why it took me this long to become official. Love love love the Frosted Gardner!

Terri Gordon said...

Congratulations, I am already a follower to your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think you know i am a follower.... but just in case, i am, i am!
congrats on hitting the 500 mark- hooray!!! now imagine confetti falling from the ceiling.

meeyeehere said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Happy 500 followers!!I follow you too and would be happy to have my name thrown in!!!I am about to come up on 100 followers and my birthday.I plan on doing a giveaway too! Thanks and many bloggy years to ya
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Mandi said...

Congrats you guys!!!

I love all your stuff and follow like crazy!

love your guts
mandi

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

SO much congratulations to you, Melanie! I'm thrilled that you are doing what you love and sharing it with all of us too! Your work is always a source of inspiration and you are a true professional at it. Keep up the fantastic work! (I'm a follower, too.)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Congratulations on 500 followers, TV appearances, and all the rest! I've been a follower for a while now. ;-)

A said...

Melanie, you know I love your blog and check it daily! Thanks for being an inspiration and giving old furniture new life and purpose!

Lynn @ Honey Darlins Corner said...

I'm fairly new but I'm a stalker of your blog! I've spent hours going over your post. I'm addicted! I'm just starting a blog and can't wait to the day I have over 11 members:)

Katie @ the copper coconut said...

I'm already a follower, and I LOVE to read your blog. It's one of my favorites! Congrats on the 500 mark!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Congrats on a successful year! I'm a follower! Love your makeovers!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Im already a faithful follower here and always love to see what you're up to! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway:)
Sarah
HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com
esgutierrez4 {at} msn {dot} com

Sue at Serendipity said...

I truly thought I was already a follower-that oversight is now corrected. Love your blog and wish you all the best!

Katie Bell said...

I know schmuzzing will not help, but it can't hurt either, so just bear in mind I've been a devoted follower since the beginning....However, congratulations! I'm glad so many people have realized your greatness.

Joanie Anderson said...

I am a follower. I love what happens to the furniture you redo!

Mel said...

I am a new follower!! Love your blog!!

Les said...

I have been a follower for a while now! And you inspired me to paint a dresser for my first baby who is due in January! :)

Rachelle's site said...

I am already a follower, Love your blog!

Margaret Ritchie said...

I am already a follower! I live in AZ and want to do what you do! Thanks for the fabulous projects that you post!

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

I'm a follower! I love your blog. Congratulations!

Steffanie said...

I'm a recent 'stalker' checking your blog out a couple of times a week over the past 4 months or so. Let me tell you, it's been soooo inspiring! I find myself looking at stuff in my house with a different 'eye'. Thanks for the great posts and inspiration!

Pattie said...

I have been a follower for some time. Love it! Congratulations on your 500! I happy to be a part of it!

Laurie Mom of 3 said...

I love how you breath new life in once loved items. Makes me look at my tired items around my house and how I can transform them into loved piece again. I'm a follower!

The Noble Steeds said...

I am a follower! I love all of the before and after pics. You have totally inspired me. I bought a hutch off of craigslist for $50 and am working on its transformation. Thanks for sharing with us!

Ivy Alleman said...

I am a new follower!!! Just wanted to let you know that you do an amazing job and you are so talented!!! I love looking at all the new things you do so keep them coming!!!

Saving Grace said...

I'm already a follower and love your blog!!!

Ann said...

I've loved every piece and have lusted after many of them!

Dayna Barolin said...

New follower. Thanks for the inspiration!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I've been a follower! You are a source for inspiration. Love your work!

Crossing fingers and toes!

Cheers!

Tina

kristin said...

i've been a faithful follower for quite some time now via google reader, but follow via google friend connect now as well!
[kristinmik at gmail dot com]

chelsey said...

I AM MOST DEFINATLY A FOLLOWER!!

chelspoelman@gmail.com

ChRiS said...

i have been a follower and enjoy every post..keep up the fantastic job

Summer Lee said...

Faithful follower here!! I love your blog!!! thanks for all you do!

smiloro at gmail dot com

Hardy's said...

I just became a follower! I love seeing all the neat stuff you post about.

ashardy08@yahoo.com

Mirien said...

I've been a long-time follower! I love to check regularly and see what you're working on. I've loved your TV spots and I think you do such a great job!

Phredfamily said...

You guys were the first blog I ever 'followed' you are so inspirational! Thank you!
phredfamily@gmail.com

Kyle Willard said...

Thanks for the inspiring posts. I love your work!!

Chantele

JC said...

I'm a new follower, glad to join you.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com.

Julie said...

I became a follower some time ago. I love your work. I often wish we were closer so I could put you to work!!! Keep it up. I love seeing your before and after photos.

Brit said...

I've been a follower for a while now. I just love your blog. You have such beautiful and wonderful ideas!

michelle said...

You said a mouth-full girl!! :) I loved it! I am so happy to be following you and even happier to be your friend! :) Congrats on all your hard work, you have amazed me from the moment I saw your blog and you continue to do so every time I open your page!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happily following!

Jenna said...

I'm a follower!! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Marilyn said...

I love visiting and seeing such a wide variety of pieces. Thanks for sharing them with us. I'm a follower!! ♥♫

JoLynn said...

I love your work! I am now a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

Kate Wall said...

I've been following you for almost 3 months now! I love the things you do!

Trucker Mom said...

I am a follower

TruthHole said...

I am a new follower.I would like to be counted here.Thanks.Have a nice day.

truthhole@gmail.com

Christine said...

I am a follower - love your blog!

christinevbiddle@gmail.com

Betty said...

I subscribe to your blog and love to see the great transformation you bring to your pieces. Wish I lived close enough to buy your work!

Kayla said...

I am already a follower!!!

Shawn said...

Love your work - and I am already a faithful follower!

taylor said...

I am a new follower as of today. I love your work. Very inspirational.

Sassy Sites! said...

I featured you today over at Sassy Sites! Come by and grab a featured button! xoxo!

Sassy Sites! said...

I forgot to mention that I've been a faithful follower! xoxo!!

BeachCoveJewelry said...

I've been a follower for awhile! love all your furniture, it always is so pretty!

Janett said...

I became a follower and I just want to add that I love your blog. You do beautiful work and I can't wait until you start the classes so I can learn to paint some of my furniture. Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

I had been stalking by means of having you in my favorite link list on my blog, but I am now a follower too!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have been a follower for a good while. You have really inspired me and I am refnishing an old bedroom suite. If I ever get it finished, I will share my photos. Thanks for a great giveaway. Love & blessings from NC!

Terry said...

I'm a new follower and absolutely love your site!!! I have wanted to paint furniture for years, and have been collecting chairs for some time. You've inspired me to get started!!! Thank you!!

Deanna Rio said...

Hi Melanie, I've been following your blog for awhile but I just became a follower recently. LOVE your blog so much. Your talent has inspired me to change my house into a home : )

Cindy aka Sunshine said...

Hi Melanie, I am a follower of your blog, I have been following you in my Google reader for months, but today became a follower on your button. LOVE your blog and am always love seeing what your up to. Such a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Hugs,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I am a follower....Love your blog:)
Kristen
padodts@ptd.net

Anonymous said...

I am a follower!! I also own a few of your pieces & they are some of my most favorite things. We appreciate your help & guidance as we've asked you of your expertice a few times. You guys are the best. Congrats!!

Kristin & Travis Van Alfen
kvanalfen72@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have been both a stalker and a follower ;}

Shelley
knockyblack@gmail.com

Melody said...

I have been a fan since I saw you on Studio 5, love your work!

Jonathan and Michelle said...

love you guys! I am a faithful follower

Rachelle said...

I'm A follower! Way to go for #500! You for sure have the talent and go get 'em attitude, it's so inspiring! I love seeing everything you come up with! ~Rachelle, Manlius, NY

Rachel said...

I am a fairly new follower. I love your site!

Stacey said...

already a follower, but tell friends about you. thx

Andrea said...

I am one of your newer viewers and you are so inspiring! I absolutley love to beore and after transformations!

Charlene said...

I am a recent new follower!! I have been drooling over your "before & afters" and am utterly amazed at the difference!! LOVELY!!

Danette Gabaldon

Sherrie said...

I already am a follower AND I saw you on Studio 5. I love your pieces. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see what you do next.....

Sew Silly Mama said...

I became a follower about a month ago when I came over from a linky party. I love what you do with otherwise out of date furniture!

JANEAL said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now but hadn't ever clicked on the "follow this blog" button until today. I love all the before and after pictures. Hopefully one day I'll get brave and try to refinish something.

Laura said...

I am a follower and look forward to each and every entry. You and your husband do an amazing job! Thanks!

Nora said...

BEEN a follower & will KEEP following...always great finds & ideas. Congrats on passing the 500 follower mark!
♥hugs♥

Megan said...

I became a follower when I purchased a vanity that was over a century old and couldnt figure out how to refinish it. Two years later I'm finally throwing the broken down vanity away to make room for pieces that are much better, you've helped me realize that the quality of the piece is much more important than the age, and I've successfully completed several projects with your help. I also saved a link to your page on my iPhone so that when I'm at the hardware store I can quickly reference wha type of paint or trim I should use! Thanks for all of your help! Megan www.peyton-family.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

I"m a new follower! #525! I really want to win your new entry table! (I know its not in the giveaway but I really like it & I need one - just moved into a new house)

ericka said...

I have been a lurker for some time now! Finally, I follow!

Ellen said...

Your blog is a jumping off point for me to other ones, so I always check yours first! Thanks for inspiring me to get my creative juices flowing! Ellen

Jacquelyn said...

Happy to be one of those first 12 followers and still love checking the blog---you guys are amazing! Happy 500!

Jennifer said...

I've been skulking around here for weeks, but just officially started following tonight. I love to look at all your pieces and drool over them, imagining how they would find the perfect spot in my home. I love the entry table that you've just done. The lines are amazing!

mel@livvyloowho said...

Way to go on 500 followers! That's awesome!

Parkin Family said...

I have been following for a while but now I am on your list. Have you ever done a grandfather clock....my husband has this grandfather clock that his grandfather made and he just can't part with and I just can't stand the site of so we have compromised and have decided to painting it black thinking it might bring it back to life and back in the house out of the garage....we are both to scared to do anything with it in fear of ruining it! Thoughts...?

Anonymous said...

Love your site and love your furniture!! Rather new follower, about a week now:)

Williams Family said...

I am a relatively new follower and I LOVE to refinish furniture. Just a beginner though. Thanks for all the knowlege you share!


Natalie

actionjackson14@juno.com

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower!! I love all your stuff...so beautiful!

Candylei said...

I love looking at all your furniture makeovers...you are a real inspiration!

Please enter my name in your giveaway.

Thank you and keep painting,
Candylei

Heidi said...

I'm a follower.

Shaunna said...

Been a follower since the moment I found you...you know I love your work! Thanks for such a generous giveaway! -shaunna :)

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I've been following for a while now...just love your stuff. Congrats!

Jenn said...

Follower :)
whitewave181 (@) yahoo (dot) com

Sean and Summer said...

I am a new follower and I LOVE what you guys do--so inspiring! Keep it up!

ssmosman@gmail.com

Memaw's memories said...

I have been a follower of your blog for some time now. Actually ever since I first found you through Shabby Chic Cottage.

I love your work and I'm trying to paint some old pieces myself. My kids think I've lost my mind as a matter of fact. I've invested in a spray painter. I already had a good sander and some excellent paint brushes. Since I work full time, my time to work is limited, but I should have my first piece finished soon.

Meg said...

I'm a happy follower! ;)
Congrats on 500!
mgunyan(@)gmail.com

gbpckrs said...

You've been in my google reader for quite a while now, I tell everyone I know to look at your site because you are such a quality refinisher, (I've seen enough "spray paint" jobbies) and just recently added myself to be an actual follower. I love that you're close by and will be sure to be at your next yard sale. You inspire me each time you post a new piece.

Tracey said...

I am a semi-new follower---I have been following your blog for about three months now and I love it! You have great ideas and your passion for what you do shows!

Annette said...

I am new to your blog. I think it is great that you and your husband are able to work hand in hand in something you love so much! Your pieces are just beauitful!

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