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Ready for the most crazy news? Last week, I was contacted by the lovely folks over at and informed me that I have been selected as a Redbeacon 2013 Home Service Award Winner in the category of Best Girls Bedrooms of 2013. Redbeacon is a Home Depot company whose mission is to connect consumers with the best service providers to meet their needs. (So if you're needing some design work done — you might want to head on over!)

Best of Home Girls Bedrooms

She said they put in over 10 staff hours to search through 250,000+ images and I was one of seven professionals (even though they did realize I'm a DIY-er)  who have been selected for my work. Impressive, right?! Pleased, I clicked on the link to the blog post. And then, I started laughing. Out loud. This is the girls' room:


Mr. Maker and I did everything ourselves. The beds were made out of free shipping pallets.  Most of the furniture was 2nd or 3rd generation hand-me-downs that I may or may not have refinished. I made all of their bedding. The floors were done in pine because we liked the beat-up look that they would soon take on. All-in-all, my point is that we created this room very cheaply. $500 or so — of which I'm VERY proud of.  It was my favorite room in the old Practice House.

However, I started laughing when I saw the other rooms. Not because they were awful — quite the opposite!! These are rooms that are done by professionals! With big budgets. And a castle. (Seriously.)


Among the other 6 designers? Candice Olson — who has a tv show.


Yes. Me and my pallet beds alongside someone with their own TV show. Somebody pinch me!! xoxo Lori Danelle


Sarah Pinault:

That’s simply wonderful – just goes to show what kind of world we live in, and it ain’t half bad!

May 27, 2015


WOW Lori! Congratulations!! That room is a dream!! Just perfect! So happy for you.

May 27, 2015


Just discovered you via Meg @ Whatever….beautiful artwork! Awesome that your beautiful room got chosen and I totally love your mindset, your colours, your sweet girl and those curtains in your kitchen! Thanks for sharing!

May 27, 2015


So very proud of you!

May 27, 2015

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