We’re Ba-ack! : APPLY FOR A LOWE’S SPRING MAKEOVER WITH CHRIS LOVES JULIA!

Exciting news! Once again, we’re teaming up with Lowe’s to help one homeowner–anywhere in the country–transform a space in their home this spring. Last year, entries poured in from all 50 states and DC, too, and we ended up on Long Island, New York! It was a great experience, with an awesome before and after and now we’re looking for our next big before and after!  (There’s a link to the entry form at the bottom of the post. Please note: we will only be accepting entries through tomorrow, so don’t delay!)

This time, Lowe’s would like us to help a homeowner transform and elevate kitchen or bathroom in their home!! Keep in mind, we’ll be doing the makeover over a weekend, so while we won’t be able to completely gut your space, there’s a lot of cosmetic refreshes we can tackle in that time.

Especially considering our team we’re bringing with us. This year, Lowe’s asked us to assemble our own dream team of people to help us carry out our vision for the homeowner, and we couldn’t be more excited that Kim and Scott Vargo (yellowbrickhome.com) and Daniel Kanter (manhattan-nest.com), as well as Chris’s super handy brother, Brandon (it runs in the family), have agreed to fly in and help us whip your kitchen or bathroom into shape!

We hand-picked these bloggers not only because they are fun (!), but Kim, Scott, and Daniel also all have an excellent eye for design, are so detail-oriented in their work, and are the best of the best in the DIY world.

TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST:
• Live in the United States
• Be looking to fix up a kitchen or bathroom within your residence.
• Must be the owner of your home.
• Be outgoing, energetic, and fun with unique stories to tell.
• Be comfortable being on camera and/or interviewed by media.
• Be in need of expert design help from Chris Loves Julia.
• Be able to make quick decisions in order to keep tight timelines.
• Be available for a 2-3 day period to complete the makeover between March 1- April 31.
• Allow photos of your home to be shared online.
• Must be 21 years of age or older to apply.
• Complete the online application form and agree to the Terms below.

We will only contact eligible participants.

TO APPLY or NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR A MAKEOVER, CLICK HERE! Quick!! Entries close tomorrow Friday, January 27th at 11:59pm ET. 

UPDATE: A few people are having difficulty adding a video. Please note, a video is completely optional and not necessary. Feel free to skip that portion of the application.

This post and project is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Can’t wait to come see one of you!



175 Comments

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Katie Sheehan

    So exciting!!! I submitted my master bath this morning. You would love coming to our home town!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Sarah Guevara

    Oh this is exciting! My 80s kitchen definitely needs some love!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Maggie

    YAYYY!! So exciting! I just submitted my application!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Rebecca W

    LOVE THIS! Submitted out master bath. Function but BLAH and it has some killer features like sky lights, garden tub, and attached walk in closet.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Mallory

    How exciting! this is great, and i will be so happy for whoever wins!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Madeline Gigli

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I’m so excited – the 3 blogs that I read faithfully and have convinced me I can do home renos myself :)

    Can’t wait to submit my entry tonight!!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Michelle

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity to apply! Your work is awesome!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Erin Peterson

    I entered. This is an awesome opportunity! I know my chance is small, but it sure is fun to even imagine a CLJ Kitchen. Good Luck to everyone! Can’t wait to see the results! Erin in Idaho.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Kristin

    When is the “I’m too scared to go into my backyard” makeover?

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Heather Mudrick

    Exciting! I just entered my bathroom. No problem with the video on my end.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Brittany M

    You guys, Kim & Scott, & Daniel?!? Seriously my three favorite blogs! Definitely submitted our horrendous kids bath. You guys are the best. ❤

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Courtney

    Oh my goodness what an incredible opportunity! I just submitted our kitchen and can’t wait to see who you guys pick! Ya’ll are simply amazing at what you do and I love following along. Thanks for the chance!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Amber Britt

    So exciting! Question? Can we apply if the closest Lowes is 40 minutes away?

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Camie Jenkins

    Applied…so excited! Biggest fan right here!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Shea

    Just entered our master bathroom that needs some serious lovin! Hope this builder basic sticks out like a sore thumb to you guys! Fingers crossed! But can’t wait to see what you guys do. Whoever wins this are some lucky folks.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Julia

    I tried everything in the world to get my video to attach with no success… any chance I can e-mail it somewhere?

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      No worries! Many people have had difficulties. The video is completely optional and not necessary.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Jessica Wilson

    This is awesome! I’d like to nominate someone. With their complete permission, would I fill out the form with my contact info or theirs?

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      Probably theirs??? But make sure on the application, we know you nominated them.

      • January 26, 2017

        Jessica Wilson

        Got it! I’m so excited about this — I’ve got a really deserving family I’m going to nominate :-)

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Staci

    Of all the contests I’ve entered, I hope my luck has been saved for this one! What a fun opportunity. The podcast this week really hit home (no pun intended) for me. We live in a small area, but that has never dampened my spirit when it comes to fixing up our home.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Joanna

    The timeline is right during my due date window or I would be submitting our master bath ASAP. It is definitely in need of some TLC. I don’t thinking hosting a film crew and home renovation would be the best thing to do after birthing twins. :)
    I cannot wait to follow this and see how it turns out!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Kim

    Ahhhh this would be so perfect and you three are honestly my favorite bloggers of all time!

    Question: Does the bathroom in its current form have to exist? We have been dying to add a bathroom to our attic bedroom, which would require roughing in plumbing and framing out a larger wall out of a closet. Is that too much? Because I’m telling you, the afters would be so amazing!

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      That’s such a cool idea!! But might now be doable in a weekend.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Sarah Mathis

    Hi guys! Thank you SO MUCH for this opportunity – what a dream come true! I submitted my kitchen – I hope you pick me! :)
    I came across your blog ChrisLovesJulia only a few months ago…I’m so happy I did! I really love your style – it’s very clean, interesting & inspiring. I would be so honored to have your creativity & vision be a part of my space :) I haven’t heard of the other bloggers – but I will now be stalking them all day!! I just checked out Manhatten Nest and am already so inspired & appreciative of his love of bringing his home back to it’s original beauty and highlighting the character. This whole process has been so fun already – I can’t even imagine working with all of you!! xo

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    adriana valdez

    Love, love love you guys! Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! Keep up the amazing work!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Danielle Dall'au

    I just applied!! Fingers crossed!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Staciemcgeever@gmail.com

    This is amazinggg! New kitchen AND meet you guys?! Just submitted my sorry lil’ yellow and brown kitchen :).

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Dana

    This is so exciting! Our bathroom is a hot mess of 1990s trends chosen by a woman in her seventies. Not to mention damage and disrepair from some general neglect. You’ll be hearing from us!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    What an awesome opportunity for some buddy! I just submitted my application.Jul

    What an awesome opportunity for some buddy! I just submitted my application.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    ruth

    I never join these things and I only follow 5 blogs and you guys are one of them :) would love to win, just did an entry! thanks so much for hosting~ winning would be a dream, but meeting you guys would be at the top of our list

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Jennifer

    Woohoo! I just applied and can’t wait for you guys to see our nasty kitchen in desperate need of some love.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Erin Zarker

    What is the deadline to apply tonight?! I just about finished the application but realized I don’t have a video to submit – will need to wait until I get home after work!!

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      A video isn’t necessary to apply. Many people have had problems submitting videos anyway, so we just made them optional on the application. If you’d like to submit now, feel free. Otherwise, the deadline is Friday (tomorrow!) at 11:59 pm ET

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Elizabeth

    Just entered our bathroom. So exciting!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Emma P.

    Oh my gosh, so happy about this! I am going to submit my kitchen as soon as I get home and am able to snap a few photos of how dysfunctional it is.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Brittany

    Just applied! Our kitchen is BEGGING for your style expertise. What a great opportunity!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Taylor

    Nooooooo USA only! We have Lowes in Canada. Haven’t you always wanted to visit Canada? Next time!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Katy

    Ugh, this is so exciting. The kitchen has been the one room in our house I’ve been scared to tackle – it just seems overwhelming! I need this red countertopped, builder basic montrosity gone so bad. I couldn’t hit “apply” fast enough!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Simone

    Hi Julia!

    My husband and I would LOVE a new kitchen but we’re looking to gut it. If we did all the major structural things could we apply to have you do the fun stuff? :)

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      Apply! And we’ll definitely take a look.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Create/Enjoy

    This is so exciting! Just submitted for our master bathroom including photos and our slightly horrifying “before” tour of our fixer upper! You guys have been a big inspiration for our reno and would be SO. DARN. AMAZING. to have your help!!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Julia

    Oh man, this is amazing! My two favorite design bloggers!!! Will you still consider those of us who live in boring locations? No dream destination, here! OH!;)

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      I would suggest listening to our latest podcast for that answer. ;)

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Johanna

    I am so excited about this opportunity, eek!!! I just had a thought about a month ago hoping you guys would do this again as we are now homeowners. Question, would tearing out cabinets be a doable option or are we only talking about repainting them?

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      Every option to produce the best outcome will be considered.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Sarah B.

    Hi Julia! How much input (do you think) would we as the homeowner have in the process? For example, you guys are awesome designers and should of course be trusted to your own design devices for that reason, but if I say I do NOT want floating shelves or something like that, would that kind of input be welcomed or are we pretty hands off the whole time? I would say anyone that has TOO long of a list of non-negotiables would probably not be the right candidate for this but is 1 or 2 ok? Thanks!

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      We 100% want to work with the homeowner to bring THEIR vision to life. No open shelving, no problem.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Amber Share

    This is my interior design blog trifecta!! I’m submitting our kitchen for sure! So excited you guys are bringing back this opportunity and making it even better!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Lori

    OMG, this is also my dream team! Trying to decide between kitchen or bathroom. When you say you can’t do much demo, does that include knocking out soffits that are most likely decorative?

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      That’s doable! We probably can’t knock down an entire wall, but soffits and things like that–for sure!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    shannon

    Oh I hope this becomes an annual event because we are HOUSE HUNTING now for a fixer! Aaaaah I wish we could enter now!

    Also…when is Daniel coming on the podcast?!

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      Maybe we’ll podcast while we renovate?! hahaha. Soon!

      • January 26, 2017

        Megan

        I was wondering if your secret guest was going to be Preston??! I mean, love YBH and NM, but when I win ;) can Preston come too?

      • January 26, 2017

        Julia

        Hahaha, he will be so flattered you said that.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Kristina

    YAY – this would be a DREAM! Applying RIGHT NOW :) Fingers crossed!!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Tanya

    Shut up!!! My sister sent me a text last night and said I had to enter. My response, “if Yellow Brick Home partners, I’m in.” Looks like I’m applying! My favorite dream team!!!

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Sammy [oh hello sam]

    so excited for this! going over to take pictures of it tonight! and I LOVE YBH so that would be even more awesome to have two favorite bloggers renovate a house!!! now I get to run down the rabbit hole on manhattan-nest. you guys rock.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Kasey Crampton

    AHHH! Dream team! Just submitted our kitchen. Please come and bring all of your dogs.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Noelle

    Just submitted an entry! So exciting. I love seeing your makeovers! Thanks for giving someone this opportunity!

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      Yay! We’re so excited to look through them all.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Carol

    OMG – my 3 favorite blogs collide – dream team! Too bad I don’t have a house…maybe I can convince someone I know to apply and then lurk – er – help if they are selected.

  • Reply January 26, 2017

    Irene

    Can’t participate because I live in the UK but wanted to say that this is also my dream team! Good luck everyone x

  • Reply January 25, 2017

    Kimberly

    Hey guys! I have both a bathroom and a kitchen in some serious need of clj love. Could I submit both?

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Haley

      my thoughts exactly… which to choose because they both need some help

    • Reply January 26, 2017

      Julia

      We’d only be able to do one or the other, so maybe think about which you’d prefer?

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