Giveaway Gold: I Once Was Blind, Now I See.

***This giveaway is now closed***

Congratulations to Jenette (number 109) who said her basement that resembles a dungeon is in dire need or some help.
After Blinds.com let us pick out some blinds for our family room (we’re still working on getting those curtains done), and we all gawked at what a difference they made, they decided to offer up $100 to one of our readers. They have every different kind of blind (if bamboo isn’t your style) and even curtains, too (I’ve got my eye on their light-blocking ones for Greta’s room)!  Something for every style. 
And although window treatments are in the top two things that can take a room from meh to marvelous, we know that getting the other critical and fun details in order can also be daunting.   So get this, Blinds.com is also paying for the winner to receive a custom mood board! Our just-for-your-space mood boards serve up paint color, accessories, furniture, layout, lighting and textiles that will finish off the look you want to achieve, or help you define a style if you don’t know what direction you’re going.
So basically, today’s giveaway is the first major steps in getting your space looking spectacular. All together now, “Thaaannnkkkssss BBBllllinnnnddssss Doootttt Coommmmm.”

  • Prize:  $100 to Blinds.com and a Custom Mood Board for any room you choose.
  • To Enter:   Leave a comment telling us about a space or room you are struggling with most.  Right now, we have a room in our basement that is still in disarray from a little flooding last year and don’t even get me started on our landscaping. Yikes!
  • Giveaway Closes: Thursday, April 12th at 11pm MST
  • Number of Winners: One
  • Prize Ships:  Anywhere in the US
  • Fine Print:  Only one entry per e-mail address, people. We’ll summon random.org after the giveaway closes to select our winner and announce it on Friday as an update to this post.  Go. Go. Goooooo!!!!!


  • 119 Comments

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      erica

      I am struggling with our living room because of a lack of functionality. New blinds and a mood bood would help a lot!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      kate

      The hubs and I purchased our new home about a year ago. It has a nice open floor plan, but we (really just me) are struggling with how to decorate the main living space, which includes the kitchen, dining area, living room and entry. We are also missing something to cover our sliding glass doors that lead to the back yard, so this blinds.com deal would definitely help resolve that!! :]

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Brian M

      Master bedroom – long with lots of windows and not so many easy places to situate furniture.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Julie Miller

      Pretty much every room on our first floor is struggle right now, but the living needs the most help. the front wall is all window, with a huge 5×5 pane in the center. need a better window solution than just curtains!!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Lucy

      my front room, the one everyone sees, peeling paint, wrong color and did I mention the moose. Yes one very large moose that is non negotiable and really no where else to put him.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Shellie

      I have a dedicated craft room/ office all my own- well I would if it wasn’t currently full of random junk and absolutely no design! Blinds are definitely on the loooooong list of things it needs!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      michelle

      i have been thinking to get your advise on a “room” that is handing me fits…what a great opportunity. it is actually a screened in porch between my house and garage. it has become the dumping ground for EVERYTHING. ooooo i hope i win!!!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Callie @ HouseCapades

      Cool give-away! I need to get on some updates to our bedroom and was drooling over the blinds options at blinds.com, but they are a bit too spendy for me right now. Husband likes to have lots of privacy at night but some sunshine peeking through in the morning – someday perhaps these kinds of blinds would be just the thing! :) (PS Did you see what YHL did to make light-blocking curtains for Clara’s bedroom? More work of course than buying so not for everyone! But seemed like it worked out well for them :) )

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Lauren2028

      Our TV Room! 6 windows and a slider + a pass through opening. Kind of tough to style with such limited wall space. But, I could definitely use some blinds for this bad boy:)

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Jane

      Last week we were struggling with our living room. That is until I got the mood board you made for us. I would love blinds for the windows in the room. Next room we will be struggling with is the kitchen and spare bedroom.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Lindsay @ Off for the Season

      I really need help for a bedroom/games room above the garage. It’s a great big space but right now it’s our dumping ground.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Emma Lou

      I’d love to get rid of the horrible blinds in the kitchen we inherited when we purchased the house. They’re just awful!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Allisonmuety

      Our laundry room/boiler room needs so much help. We have a window and door that need some blinds.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Meghan

      The bedroom. I don’t know what to do and people don’t tend to see it so I just keep ignoring it.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Teresa

      As of now we have redone pretty much every room in our home. We haven’t gotten to the den yet because there is a door that we are wanting to remove. There is a big window in there that we custom made when we got new windows two years ago when we bought our house. Currently we have nothing on them because I don’t really know what I want or what would look good. Any ideas would be very helpful. :-)

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Jennie D

      I have two smaller windows in my bedroom and dont want to do the traditional shutter blinds!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Liz A

      we currently just moved to Nebraska for school…and our bedroom needs some major help. It has beautiful features like oak trim around the window and…that is about it. We need HELP! New blinds would be so great! Right now we have a blanket to cover our bedroom window…WOW…we are kind of sad!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      JENNIFER CROCKER

      I’m struggling the most with my living room. We spend most of our time there, but I’m just kind of stuck. I’m considering stenciling an accent wall, but I just can’t decide.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Sarah austin

      I am struggling with my bedroom. It’s in a new addition so the walls are a very pretty blue, but I can’t find curtains that aren’t flowery. The windows are huge also and my poor husband gets woken in the night to the moon shining in his face.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Mharshman12

      We are finishing up our bedroom and are struggling with what blinds to go with.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Brooke

      Sadly our master bedroom is were junk goes to die. For the life of me I cannot pull it together.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      A Cash

      My house was built in 1942 and the living/dining space is awkward. I have painted but I am currently struggling with how to arrange the furniture so that the space feels cohesive and “flows.” Can’t seem to find the right window treatments either!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Kathywestwood

      Our most difficult room would have to be the master bedroom. I frequently need to sleep during the day, and we both have discovered that the darker it is, the better we sleep. There are sliding old wood windows that I’d love to replace, but they’ll have to wait. So there is no space to put a blind inside the windows. I cobbled together some recatngles using naugahyde (sp?!!!) and some room darkening fabric. They work ok, but are held in by pushpins! Not exactly fashionable. Then what will we do about curtains on top? Too many dillemnas… We have lots of light oak furniture and could use some color to liven it up, but don’t really know what to do. It’s probably the last room to get redone in our house, excluding the basement, and that’s totally another story. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Amanda W

      MASTER BEDROOM! We have a huge focal point with four windows, a half circle on top above a big 50″x50″ square with two vertical 25″x50″ rectangles on either side. And guess what? The bottom three windows are covered by $3 paper blinds left from when we moved in TWO YEARS AGO. They are completely blocking our lake-and-mountains view because we can’t just pull those up and down. I really need a set of top-down bottom-up double-cell blinds for the room! There’s no point in decorating the rest until have I something better than PAPER on the windows!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Jeanie-Beanie

      I’m struggling most with my family room. We got it painted and a friend put in new trim for us but I can’t figure out what to do for a window covering for the sliding patio door. I’ve been struggling with this for several months. :(

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Barb

      My bedroom is so bland. I have no idea what color to paint it, it is a real struggle to make it look like a grown up room. I think it is next on the agenda after we finish with your living room advice.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Allison

      My kitchen has vertical blinds on a sliding glass door. I like the sliding door, but HATE the plastic vertical blinds!!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Susan Koble

      Oh, pick me, pick me! I need blinds!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Tim

      I need help the most in my living room. My dog ruined one of the 4 blinds that are in there, and when I replaced it, the color was off. Now I have mismatched blinds in the living room.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Jennifer

      I would love to win…..I need new blinds for my bedroom and I know my mother could use some in the spare bedroom

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Lisa Yacoubian

      Um, our living room is in desperate need of a big window treatment; the entire one wall is a sliding glass door, and we are at a loss how to cover it, especially since we live in a condo and this opens up to the street! We love the ideas that blinds.com offers “struggling” decorators like myself!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Gina

      We travel so much that we are struggling with every room of our house. ;). Well, technically not the nursery which I actually finished with a beautiful wood blind from blinds.com. A mood board for our living room would be great!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      meaganbriggs3

      Brinley’s room is just sad. I want to get better curtains that block out the sunlight too! And maybe make some of those pouf balls for a reading corner. She would love those!! I’m ready to kick the baby feel in there and get a good dresser for her and a new bed. All this summer I hope!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Margaretcoley

      Our living room is my biggest struggle right now. We have empty walls and some furniture but that’s it!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Alisonjennings

      I would love some help with our bedroom. We have never done anything to that room and I would have no idea where to even start.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      jessica

      I am struggling with our living room, nothing seems to feel right….it’s an odd shaped room.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Lyndsay @ that 70s house

      what an amazing giveaway! our living room is what i am struggling with most. the walls jut out right under the windows, so floor length curtains are impossible. the prior owners had short curtains, but i hate that length…just feel like it dates the room. i think attractive blinds are the answer!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Cindy Medrano

      I don’t know what to do with my living room!! I need help! It’s big and there’s a weird and ugly half wall separating the dinning and living room. If that wall wasn’t there, I could do tons!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Andrea W

      Our front room/dining room would GREATLY benefit from curtains. It would be nice to be able to block out a little more of the hot Arizona sun every once in a while.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Tanja

      I am struggling with our family room. I am not sure if I should wait until I can afford to do everything I want or replace the carpet which is disgusting right now.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      nick wright

      Our craft room is in need of some help. Right now it is just random.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Haleigh

      My bedroom is in serious need of..something! Currently it’s a big white box that definitely needs some attention. Maybe someday…

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Leila Waddell

      No Struggles since you helped me out with my living room , dining room and nursery. Now I could really use the blinds for my bedroom :)

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Nicole Collins Rushing

      I am struggling with our home office. It is a disaster zone right now and eventually needs to house my computer desk and files that I use to work from home, our book collection, plus all of my husband’s sports memorabilia.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Ashley

      My living room has the UGLIEST blinds…and being poor law school students we just don’t have the moolah to make the room everything we want it to be. I’d love some new blinds to make a statement in there!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Kristen Peterson

      My bedroom hasn’t really been done the whole 5+ years we’ve lived in our home. It’s the bedroom/office/gym right now so it hasn’t given me much inspiration. Some help would be amazing!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Jessica Gehman

      My bathroom has beaten me, it’s not even a struggle any longer. I wish I could afford to take out the large amount of 4×4 white tile and start over, but that is just not in the budget. So for now I clean grout until my arms hurt.

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Danyl H

      Currently, I’m struggling the most with my basement since we’ve been in the process of remodeling it for the past 16 months. We’re making progress slowly but surely, BUT I can’t take the mess anymore!!

    • Reply December 31, 2012

      Anne @ Planting Sequoias

      My parents’ master bedroom still has brown butterfly wallpaper that my mother swore would be the first thing to go when they moved in…20 YEARS AGO.

    • Reply April 12, 2012

      Gena

      I struggle with my kitchen and living room… I’m in a rental and everything is old and outdated so I’m doing my best to ‘perk’ things up. At least my landlord lets me, thank goodness.

      ubrewme@yahoo.com

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