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  1. This was my pick! I think you did an amazing job! Congrats on 3rd place and lots of fun prizes!

  2. I absolutely love this room! You have such a great eye and fun style. We were thrilled you were a part of the contest. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

    Jess (& Monica)

    1. Thanks so much! I LOVED being a part of it!

  3. I think the room looks fabulous, that is a ton of work in one week! The shade of gold is lovely on the stripes! Also fell in love with the hot pink magazine holders–ikea, too? I was a contestant on “crafting” with the stars a few years ago and out in round 2. It’s tough, but look at all the projects you got done!

    1. It is tough, isn’t it?! And thanks – we love the room! The magazine holders are from Ikea, yes…they’ve got the best selection for that sort of stuff!

  4. So bummed that you weren’t the winner!! I just *knew* this was your project. I LOVE how it came out. Kudos for for making it as far as you did and for all the awesome things you created in the last few weeks!

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I was, of course, blown away by your awesome project! 🙂

  5. I knew this was your project! I could tell instantly. Is this room earmarked for a baby’s room someday? Those bookshelves will be useful then too!

    1. It is! That made decisions pretty difficult because we hated to re-do a whole room only to have to undo everything in a few years when we have a kid! We’ll probably add doors to the bottom of the bookcases down the line when there’s a baby in here so we have some concealed storage for baby stuff.

  6. I also voted for you reading room, it was my favourite. It looks fantastic, third place is no kick in the butt. Everything you’ve accomplished throughout this competition has been more than we done in pretty much the past year of living in our house haha. We’re slow.

  7. I’m still in shock you guys didn’t win. You definitely put in the most work overall! Seriously, that’s an entire room transformed. Built-ins aren’t exactly easy, And for that matter, neither is board and batten and crown moulding! You guys did so much to that space. I think Jen has the right idea, even though you didn’t win a silly contest, you totally won with that new space in your home! And it’s going to completely improve the value of your property. You can still use the room as a bedroom, and those built-ins will be a huge plus. Great job!

  8. I love your reading room! The bookcases turned out super awesome! The whole room has a great look!

    Sorry you didn’t win – but congrats on placing third. I loved seeing all your projects these last few weeks 🙂

  9. This turned out great! Oh how I would love a reading room… Where did you get the bookcases?

    1. They’re the Billy bookcases from Ikea!

  10. I vote you come install built-ins in my house. Someday I will have a reading room/library with them!!!

  11. I LOVE this room. I covet that pouf. I saw it at Target but couldn’t handle buying it full price but by the time it went on sale it was gone! Whomp. Haha.

  12. I voted for y’all! (without knowing it was you!)
    I love love LOVE this room, seriously i kept drooling over the picture!
    Y’all did such a great job!
    I’m hoping to have my “reading room” next year…the bookcases i want will require me to save some $$. Did y’all get yours from ikea?

    1. Yup! Just the regular ol’ Billy bookcases – they’re nothing fancy, but I think they look great! 🙂

  13. That paint color is amazing! I still think you had the best project, even if you didn’t win!

    1. Thanks! We looove how the paint color turned out!

  14. This is my absolute favorite project that you’ve done 🙂

    It’s amazing. I really want to have a library once we move into an actual house.

  15. Bah! I totally voted for you, lame. But, at least you have this awesome new space!

  16. I voted for this one! I loved it so much, and I loved how unique the idea was. Yeah, you could have just redecorated a bedroom, but you guys created a whole new space. LOVE IT! Congratulations! 🙂

  17. I was so disappointed to see you didn’t win the competition, but getting a new awesome space in your house is a win of another kind! I love this space and you all did such a great job. I want to come over and curl up with a good book myself!

  18. Jennifer S says:

    I love it! I thought it was the best space and voted for it without knowing it was yours! It looks amazing! I think my favorite part is the gold striped backs!

  19. Umm that lipgloss trick is awesome! I am definitely going to have to remember that, I’m sure it will come in handy for something someday.

    Actually, this whole room is awesome. We have a small, unused bedroom in our house and it was going to become my “dressing room”, and then a laundry room…and now I’m thinking it should be a reading room.

    1. Aw, thanks! We’ve loved having it so far! And I have to attribute the lip gloss trick to Corey – it was his idea. 🙂

  20. Well done on third place, you guys did awesome. Your reading room is fantastic!!

  21. What a wonderful space! And crown molding? Insane. The math to do the angles is killer. Great job. I love that you and Corey accomplish so much together. Now take a well deserved breather after all these weeks of raising-the-bar fantasticness!