Results: Atlanta 2012 “Decorating on a Dime” Contest

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The results are in, and it’s time to reveal the winners of our 2012 “Decorating on a Dime” Contest! For the contest, professional and non-professional decorators in the Atlanta area were invited to enter their under $1,000 makeover projects, including an accounting of all expenses except labor, for the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Here are the winners:

Non-Professional Winner: Sandy Boudreau

Sandy surprised her 10 year-old son by redecorating his room while he was away at camp for $958.04. We love that she sent a photo of his reaction!

Prize: Sandy will receive $1,500 in gift certificates from our sponsors Floor & Decor Outlets, The Blind Ladies, Artee Fabrics & Home and 1-800-JUNK.

Non-Professional Honorable Mention: Mary Warner

Mary’s living room makeover includes an industrial-style bookshelf that she built with plumbing parts. She spent $729 to furnish the space in her new loft, which she writes about on her blog Coucou Home.

Non-Professional Honorable Mention: Lisa Williams

For $317, she created a welcoming guest room with new bedding, thrift store finds and an heirloom cane chair. Lisa is an avid DIYer and the author of the blog Before Meets After.

Professional Winner: Pia Whited, The House of Tramone Interiors

A brightly painted concrete floor is the centerpiece of Pia’s design for this House of Tramone client. The total makeover cost $991.80.

Prize: Pia will receive a 6-month advertising contract in Atlanta Home Improvement magazine.

Look for more details, photos and cost breakdowns on each project in Atlanta Home Improvement’s February 2013 issue, on stands and online Jan. 21, 2013. Subscribe to our digital edition for free, instant access to current and past issues of Atlanta Home Improvement.

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