Thursday, May 1, 2014

Pop of Color + Wayfair Giveaway

I met the nice folks from Wayfair at Alt Summit earlier this year; and I'm so excited to be one of their new Homemakers. That's a fancy way of saying I'm a contributor for their blog. I jumped at the chance when they invited me to participate in their Pop of Color campaign. Here's how it works: They sent me a $100 gift card to pick out something colorful for my home. My end of the bargain is that I get to show you before and after pics of how I added some color to my home, and tell you a little bit about my shopping experience. Pretty awesome, right? And even better: I get to give one of you lucky readers a $100 gift card of your own. More on that later.


We bought our first home nearly a year ago. It's been so much fun (and overwhelming at times) making this house our home. Sometimes I feel like I'm making no progress at all. Then I look back on the before pictures I saved from the real estate listing and it makes me feel better. The above photo is what the living room looked like when we toured the house last April.

And here it is today! I'm still not done, but I feel like I'm making some strides in the right direction. We toned down some of the browns in the room by swapping the orangey beige paint for a blueish grey, replaced the wooden shutters with crisp, clean white ones and then started adding some personality.

When I first heard about the Pop of Color project, I knew right away that I wanted to tackle the little bay window area. Early on, I'd bought those two turquoise swoop chairs, and then I got stuck. So I took this as a personal challenge to get back to work. 

I wanted a little round table to go between the chairs, to make a little "conversation nook" of sorts, and some colorful pillows to tie it all together. I kept my search at Wayfair mainly to end tables and pillows so I didn't get distracted. Here are a few of the items I considered: 












I ultimately decided on the red table. It's been in and out of my shopping cart for a couple months now. My main hangup was the color--I not usually a red person…but since this challenge is about adding color, I thought I'd give it a whirl. I've been shopping at Wayfair for ages. They have a huge selection, but their search is so easy to navigate. For this order I just typed in "end table" to the search box, then refined my search by shape so I wouldn't have to sift through products I wasn't interested in. Easy peasy. The only problem is that I couldn't stop thinking about those feathered arrow pillows. So I bought them the next day. They're perfect and I love them, plus free shipping never hurts my feelings.


So there you have it. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect coffee table and a couple more chairs, along with the right accessories to finish off the room…but that'll come in time. For now, I'm thrilled with the progress we've made in our first year.

Now the fun part for you! One lucky reader will win a $100 gift card to Wayfair. Here's how to enter:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The bad news: The giveaway cannot include entries from Rhode Island, New York and Florida. It's crummy, but those states have extra rules we can't stick to during this campaign…so sorry!

And here's some additional fine print:
No purchase necessary. By leaving a comment you agree to the rules of this sweepstakes. Each comment to this post equals one entry and must include a name and valid email address to be eligible. A comment must link to a product from Wayfair.com to be considered for this sweepstakes. One entry per household. Limited to entrants over 18 in the US and Canada, residents of Florida, New York, and Rhode Island are ineligible to enter. Contest begins as of the time of this post and ends on SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM, MST. The winner will receive a Wayfair gift card/promo code, a retail value of $100 US. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. All comments will be numbered in the order they are received and the winner will be chosen randomly by Christina Williams using the Random Number Generator at random.org.  Winner will be notified by email at the address given in their entry and must respond within 72 hours to receive their prize. If the winner does not respond within that time, a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be provided by Wayfair.com. Christina Williams is not responsible for any problems with receipt of the prize. This contest is governed by the rules of Massachusetts, void where prohibited. This sweepstakes is sponsored by Wayfair LLC, 177 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115.

44 comments:

Elle said...

I love the DENY Designs Valentina Ramos Beatriz Baroque Mirror.
http://www.wayfair.com/DENY-Designs-Valentina-Ramos-Beatriz-Baroque-Mirror-NDY10335.html

Rochelle said...

I love this little ceramic elephant! http://www.wayfair.com/Urban-Trends-Ceramic-Elephant-46613-46614-URT4554.html

Jessica said...

I would love this quilt for my daughter's room
http://www.wayfair.com/Hallmart-Collectibles-Dailey-2-Piece-Twin-Quilt-Set-61131-KIH1056.html
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

sydney85 said...

Lots of goodies but these green monkeys caught my eye.

http://www.wayfair.com/Urban-Trends-Ceramic-Monkey-Set-of-Three-10857-10858-URT4840.html

Hilary said...

I love this duvet cover: http://www.wayfair.com/Simple-Luxury-Miller-3-Piece-Duvet-Cover-Set-MILLER-HCY2270.html

And I LOVE the changes you've made to that front room. It looks amazing!!

Danielle said...

I love this pillow: http://www.wayfair.com/Rizzy-Home-Print-Pillow-T048-RZY2681.html

Rusthawk said...

This braiser by Le Creuset would be perfect for so many dishes I cook - http://www.wayfair.com/Le-Creuset-Cast-Iron-Signature-Braiser-LS2532-LEC2416.html

Peggy Johnson said...

I really like this outdoor rug
http://www.wayfair.com/Nourison-Home-and-Garden-Light-Blue-Rug-RS019-LTB-NO10923.html

Vunda Vall said...

i love this pillow - http://www.wayfair.com/Chooty-and-Co-Decade-Polyester-Pillow-cs17k-CHY4131.html we need some POP in our new sitting room!

Ellen said...

Love this rug - http://www.wayfair.com/Loloi-Rugs-Francesca-Green-Multi-Rug-FRACFC-13GRML-LYH1510.html

Tj and Amy said...

I would love to brighten up our bedroom with this cute headboard in sandstone.
http://www.wayfair.com/Skyline-Furniture-Nail-Button-Arch-Upholstered-Headboard-85-SKY2909.html

amypugmire@live.com

Andrea Withers said...

I love the Khristian A Howell Nolita Drops Pillow

Vera Khule said...

I love the http://www.wayfair.com/Le-Creuset-Stoneware-2-qt.-Pitcher-PG1070-10-LEC1320.html in RED!

CbytheSea5 said...

I like this red unique table lamp - http://www.wayfair.com/ORE-Furniture-Unique-Table-Lamp-8163-ORE1366.html

Ashley said...

I love this le creuset coquette:

http://www.wayfair.com/Le-Creuset-1-3-Qt.-Round-Mini-Cocotte-L2501-10-LEC2990.html

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love this pillow, in blue, to pop on my boring sofa--http://www.wayfair.com/The-Pillow-Collection-Odienne-Stripes-Cotton-Pillow-PICO1325.html

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Keri Ford said...

Love this purple end table.

http://www.wayfair.com/JS%40home-Lozere-End-Table-LZ500-JSK1001.html?piid%5B0%5D=9044872

amanda whitley said...

i like this painting: http://www.wayfair.com/Art-Wall-Almond-Blossom-by-Vincent-Van-Gogh-Painting-Print-on-Canvas-vangogh03-ARWL1329.html

Jennifer Hayden said...

I love this peacock/lime rug. So colorful!! http://www.wayfair.com/Loloi-Rugs-Barcelona-Peacock-Lime-Rug-BARCBS-03PXLL-LYH1431.html

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

I like the Loloi Rugs Barcelona Peacock / Lime Rug

Harmony Burmeister said...

Like this Shark Bedding for the kids room

dawn keenan said...

One of my favorites on the site are these teal pillows. They are awesome! http://www.wayfair.com/Safavieh-Alpine-Polyester-Decorative-Pillow-Set-of-2-FV22317.html

EMSFS said...

I would love to get this rug-
http://www.wayfair.com/Candice-Olson-Rugs-Sculpture-Ivory-Rug-SCU7557-ANO1838.html

Carla Shiver said...

I like the enamel on steel stock pot in caribbean http://www.wayfair.com/Le-Creuset-Enamel-On-Steel-Stock-Pot-with-Lid-N4100-22-LEC1563.html

Realia M said...

I love the http://www.wayfair.com/Chooty-and-Co-Decade-Polyester-Pillow-cs17k-CHY4131.html

Laura Mueller said...

http://www.wayfair.com/International-Concepts-Unfinished-Hampton-1-Drawer-Nightstand-OT-91-WI1964.html

Katie said...

Love those feather pillows!!!

Christine Jessamine said...

my favorite is this one!

http://www.wayfair.com/Loloi-Rugs-Francesca-Green-Multi-Rug-FRACFC-13GRML-LYH1510.html

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I love this vase
http://www.wayfair.com/Global-Views-Ombre-Taper-Vase-8.8162-GXV2167.html

Courtney B said...

i want this canvas print

http://www.wayfair.com/Modern-Littles-Color-Pop-Nature-Canvas-Print-Set-of-3-BRIMMSET6-MDLI1004.html

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the Dale Tiffany Lava Vase
http://www.wayfair.com/Dale-Tiffany-Lava-Vase-AV12039-DT3222.html

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

stefanie gladden said...

I love the Wildon Home ® Royston 6 Drawer Wicker Storage Chest - http://www.wayfair.com/Wildon-Home-%C2%AE-Royston-6-Drawer-Wicker-Storage-Chest-PD2999-UT1159.html

Cálaeb Temple said...

i like this red! http://www.wayfair.com/Eurostyle-Lalla-Table-Lamp-71140-EY1769.html

meredith m said...

I like this awesome rug http://www.wayfair.com/Surya-Frontier-Mediterranean-Blue-Winter-White-Rug-FT84-YA21340.html

Kimberly said...

I'd like to add some color to our bedroom with these pink chairs.
http://www.wayfair.com/Sole-Designs-Pinky-Chain-Wingback-Cotton-Slipper-Chairs-Set-of-2-10022-SDSN1050.html

Jessica said...

Loving the red table! What a nice pop of color.

Ashley T. said...

http://www.wayfair.com/Surya-Frontier-Mediterranean-Blue-Winter-White-Rug-FT84-YA21340.html

LauraJJ said...

Oh I really love the Dolce Mela Dolce Mela Purple Heaven 6 Piece Duvet Cover Set! http://www.wayfair.com/Dolce-Mela-Dolce-Mela-Purple-Heaven-6-Piece-Duvet-Cover-Set-DM442-DVM1055.html

Tara said...

Love this artwork!
http://www.wayfair.com/Studio-Works-Modern-Twin-Tulips-Gallery-Wrapped-Canvas-Wall-Art-Cn52-SWMN1127.html

The Fam said...

http://www.wayfair.com/World-Imports-Luray-1-Light-Semi-Flush-Mount-9007-37-WOR2572.html

This light isn't colorful, but we really need it, we have a naked bulb in our hall right now!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Tammy Shelton said...

My favorite is the 7 Piece Mixing & Prep Bowl Set
by Cake Boss. But, it's sold out... Boo!

Meredith said...

http://www.wayfair.com/Paula-Deen-Dinnerware-Whitaker-Dinner-Plate-Set-of-4-58136-EEN1216.html

my favorite item is these gorgeous Aqua dinner plates!
Movalbabysitter at gmail.com

fawn said...

I love the Happy Stripe Rug! They have a HUGE collection. It would be awesome to win. Thanks for the chance and Yay, Alt Summit! :)

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