DIY Day with My Design Guide

by Kimba on March 1, 2010

in DIY Day

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This giveaway is now closed. You can see our winners here!

Welcome to DIY Day with My Design Guide! Today we have a 11 (Yes, ELEVEN!) fantastic prizes from My Design Guide and you DON’T have to link up a post to win!


My Design Guide is the brainchild of Champe Granger and Roger Bouchard. They are experienced home renovators who LOVE a good bargain (my kind of people!). They created My Design Guide for people who want real, professional, custom interior design, but don’t want to pay a lot for it.

My Design Guide offers online design consultations for simple things like paint selection and window treatment recommendations, all the way up to complete custom room designs! They can help you with your project whether it’s big or small.

design recommendationTheir design consultations include gorgeous 3D pictures that show what their recommendations will look like in your room. Here’s one of my favorites:

From front door_fireplace

Family Room Before

Family room after

Family Room After

One of the things I love best about My Design Guide is that their designs are based on products from affordable stores that we all know…Target, Ballard Designs, Pier 1, Walmart, and others. At the end of your consultation, you’ll receive a shopping list with every suggested item on it. It will contain prices and links to the stores where you can find the products.

shopping list

And even if you can’t afford the specific item that they suggest, you can use it as inspiration to do it yourself or find something similar at a thrift store.

bedroom redesignBed & Breakfast Guest Room Redesign

I know you’re all itching to hear about the prizes! There are 11 (yes, ELEVEN!) of them! 10 lucky winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to My Design Guide. That would get you a Quick Room Fix, a Bathroom Redecoration, a Paint Selection, or you can upgrade to a larger package.

Five (5) winners will be chosen from the comments section and five (5) will be chosen from those who link up a post to DIY Day!

And the GRAND PRIZE of a complete custom 3d room design (that’s a $249 value!!!) will be randomly chosen from all the linker-uppers and the comments! Anyone can win!!!!

So how can you win?

  1. Link up a post to DIY Day this week.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us what room could use a little help from My Design Guide.
  3. Visit the My Design Guide Gallery then come back and leave another comment telling us which design you really love.

Now let’s see YOUR projects! Please…

  1. Include a short description of your DIY project in parenthesis after the name of your blog. This helps people browse the HUGE number of projects. And you get MORE clicks!
  2. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog. I HATE having to delete these. It makes me feel like a big meanie.
  3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun.

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1 Liz@HoosierHomemade March 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I like the Family Room Design, under the Living Room section.
Thanks for the giveaway!
.-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Buttercream Frosting =-.

2 Becky March 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I love that the ideas are based on familiar, relatively inexpensive stores!
.-= Becky´s last blog ..Spring (literally) Nest Wreath =-.

3 Chelsea March 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Great party yet again! I have been scrolling through and loving all of the great ideas!

.-= Chelsea´s last blog ..Inspiring Project ~ =-.

4 Courtney March 3, 2010 at 9:10 am

I LOVE this concept!! And I LOVE that they provide a shopping list!

5 maura March 3, 2010 at 9:14 am

wow this is such a cool idea. I think my downstairs bathroom could use a makeover! The vanity is too big, the mirror is too small and the fixtures don’t match! Thanks for the giveaway!
.-= maura´s last blog ..25% OFF =-.

6 Jen Adkins March 3, 2010 at 9:21 am

oh how my bedroom could use some help…if only I had someone to guide me…*hint hint*

7 Annalee Taylor March 3, 2010 at 10:57 am

Oh what I wouldnt do for this! We moved into our home 3 years ago and our basement family room is STILL builders beige! It is also a odd shape, I just cant seem to figure out what to do with it. Some professional help would really be appriciated!

8 Nicole March 3, 2010 at 11:22 am

I would love to win this giveaway. I have a master bedroom that could really use the the help!
.-= Nicole´s last blog ..Earsing the Past Can be Daunting =-.

9 Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage March 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Oh yes please! What an awesome giveaway Kimba! Thank you!
.-= Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage´s last blog ..A lovely note… =-.

10 CRAZYMOM March 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Great Party! I am going to try to get in on it next time. How inspiring! 🙂
.-= CRAZYMOM´s last blog ..Post-it Note Tuesday =-.

11 CRAZYMOM March 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

oh and I forgot to say, I ‘d love to be in on the giveaway if I qualify (I didn’t leave a project). Thanks!
.-= CRAZYMOM´s last blog ..Post-it Note Tuesday =-.

12 Samantha Baldwin @ How-To Home Design March 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Every room needs help!

Just found your blog. Great DIY ideas.

13 Laura March 3, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I think everyroom in my home could use some help! It is a total fixer-upper, think gutted rooms! So, it’s pretty bare and basic and functional, but not decorated! Thanks for the giveaway!
.-= Laura´s last blog ..Family Photos =-.

14 Teresa March 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I could use some design help in our living room!

15 Teresa March 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

I visited the site and I like the Country But Current living room design.

16 Stephenie March 3, 2010 at 7:26 pm

My upstairs bedroom or my daughter’s upstairs bedroom could use some professional design help. We live in a Cape Cod and the upstairs rooms are very tiny with slanted ceilings. We’ve done our best, but still are not happy with the results! They are the only rooms I haven’t posted on my ‘before and after’ photos on my blog! Great giveaway! Thanks, and good luck to everyone.
.-= Stephenie´s last blog ..Welcome Rust =-.

17 Sindy March 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I have so much trouble with “finishing touches” in my kitchen and bathrooms!
What a great giveaway, too.

18 jodi March 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Too many choices but I may actually use it to put toward a larger package as I’m at a total loss what to do with my bedroom

19 Sara Woolf March 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Love your designs! Boy, could I use some help in my Master Bedroom! I’ve already redesigned it once- I had such a pretty room in my head but I just didn’t pull it off:( I can’t quite figure out why….. Thats what I need your help with! Thanks for the give away!

20 brenda March 4, 2010 at 12:14 am

Your website and work is amazing…. Thank you so much for sharing and sharing this blog with us. What I like the most is “the shopping list” giving me where to shop locally and online and within resoanble amount of $$$$… I would like to have the living room redone. I have no clue and I’m so scarde to decorate. I freeze when I go shopping and actually try to buy!! Thanks again!!

21 Sherrie March 4, 2010 at 7:43 am

That website is incredible!

22 Wendy C. March 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I would love a redesign of our living/dining room space. They both serve as multiple fuction places and they are getting over crowded.

23 Wendy C. March 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Love some of the bedroom redesigns!!

24 linda k. March 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Where to begin???? I think I would like help in the family room.
We have a corner fireplace that is driving me crazy. Hmmmm, I may need more than just design help. 🙂

25 linda k. March 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Country but Current is a great design!

26 Allison March 4, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Loving your blog! Thanks for all the inspiration! Here’s my latest blog post:
.-= Allison´s last blog ..Steal of a deal =-.

27 Shaunna March 5, 2010 at 7:24 am

Oh, great giveaway….thank you! Linked up this week!

28 Shaunna March 5, 2010 at 7:24 am

I think I might need help in more than one room–but especially the guest bedroom.
.-= Shaunna´s last blog ..GIVEAWAY!!! =-.

29 Stacey March 5, 2010 at 10:02 am

Currently we are working on our Master bedroom. It is so overdue for a make over!

Love it!
.-= Stacey´s last blog ..Bauer Haus Coffee Cake & Giveaway Winner =-.

30 Stacey March 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

I like the B& B inspired room.


31 Jessica Hills March 5, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I want to be entered! Great giveaway!
.-= Jessica Hills´s last blog ..BeachBrights Favorites =-.

32 Caren D March 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I need help in my bedroom- it shouldn’t be that hard, yet it is. I’m missing something. I too love that the design resources are realistic stores!

33 Reid-A Fellow GRITS March 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Alot of my rooms could use makeovers! I feel like the rooms we have are limited as to furniture placement due to windows and doors. I would either use the design in my den or master bedroom.
and I loved the Terrific Traditional design.
Thanks for the giveaways!
.-= Reid-A Fellow GRITS´s last blog ..Cheapo plastic frame turned Easter wall hanging! =-.

34 nanasewn March 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

I like the living room redesign.

35 nanasewn March 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

I could use help with my dining/kitchen area

36 pam redden March 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Love this site!

37 Kathryn March 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm


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