Better Homes and Gardens Feature


YOU GUYS.  It’s doesn’t even feel right to be typing this right now.

Is this really real?  I couldn’t even believe it until I got physical proof in the mail yesterday.

Better Homes and Gardens, October 2016 - Girl in the Garage feature

My nailhead dresser and my face (so surreal) made it into the October issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!   BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, you guys.  This is an amazing honor and my heart was bursting with pride when I hurriedly flipped through the pages and found the feature.

My son saw the page open last night and asked excitedly, “Is that you?!  What is your picture doing in that magazine, mommy?!”

And my dad insisted on taking it to work to show his buddies.  😉

The feature is on page 60 along with some other creative dresser makeovers:

Nailhead Dresser Makeover by Girl in the Garage - Featured in BHG Magazine

And here’s the original post I did with all the details of the nailhead dresser makeover:

Nailhead Dresser Makeover by Girl in the Garage - Featured in BHG Magazine

This piece sold last year from my booth.  I sure wish whoever bought it could see how famous it is now.  🙂

And one last exciting piece of news – this past weekend Girl in the Garage turned 4 years old!  I wasn’t going to write a separate blog post or make a big fuss about it this year, but I thought it would be appropriate to share here.  Time has flown by and I’m so, so glad that I didn’t let my fears hold me back from starting this site and sharing my love of DIY with all of you.  My goal is to inspire you to create with confidence and I sincerely thank you all for being part of this amazing community.

Thanks for sharing in my joy and for letting me gush for a minute.  Blogging and painting/selling furniture isn’t always the easiest thing to do.  It can take a lot of time and energy – especially when you have young children to care for – and things like this (and the encouraging comments that I get from you guys) really reinforce that I’m doing something right.  Thank you.

xo Jen


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34 Comments on Better Homes and Gardens Feature

  1. Susan
    September 21, 2016 at 6:05 am (8 months ago)

    Huge congrats, Jen!! That’s so exciting.

    Reply
    • Jen
      September 21, 2016 at 8:01 am (8 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Susan! It was definitely on my blogging bucket list 🙂

      Reply
  2. Lisa Silfwerbrand
    September 21, 2016 at 11:57 am (8 months ago)

    That’s awesome! Congratulations…. I love hearing wonderful news like this for fellow bloggers. YAY!

    Reply
  3. Dawn
    September 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm (8 months ago)

    Jen, you rock and you’re so talented! This feature is so exciting and so very well deserved! Yay!!
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    Reply
  4. Wanda
    September 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm (8 months ago)

    So happy for you! That’s awesome!

    Reply
  5. Tara
    September 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations, Jen! That’s so fantastic – and well deserved!

    Reply
  6. Vicky
    September 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm (8 months ago)

    Your talents are awesome – no wonder you made it in the magazine!!

    Reply
  7. Bre
    September 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm (8 months ago)

    Yay!!! Huge congrats to you my friend!! It didn’t feel real for me either until I actually saw it in print!!

    Reply
  8. Kathy
    September 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm (8 months ago)

    Congrats!! Well deserved!

    Reply
  9. ANITA JOYCE
    September 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm (8 months ago)

    So very proud of you Jen!!! Be sure to frame it!!

    Reply
  10. rose l.
    September 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations! Bet it will increase traffic to your blog now
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    Reply
  11. Linda
    September 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm (8 months ago)

    WOW! What an accomplishment. Cream rises to the top!! Love your dresser idea, planning on using it on a cabinet.

    Reply
  12. Kim
    September 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm (8 months ago)

    I am so happy for you! Well deserved, that is an amazing piece and you are an amazing person! Thank you for sharing, you encouragd me today
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    Reply
  13. Bonnie
    September 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm (8 months ago)

    That is fantastic news! Congratulations!! I love that dresser make-over. Hopefully, the person who bought it will see the article in the Better Homes & Gardens magazine and be even prouder of their purchase 🙂

    Reply
  14. Juanita
    September 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm (8 months ago)

    Very well deserved praise and outstanding accomplishment. The makeover bureau is just gorgeous with the color and nail heads. Kudos to you.

    Reply
  15. Rose Arroyo
    September 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations! I have that issue and saw you, pretty exciting.

    Reply
  16. Jeanie
    September 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm (8 months ago)

    I am so happy for you! Well-deserved!

    Reply
  17. Amy Latta
    September 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm (8 months ago)

    Way to go, Jen!! Congratulations! It’s always so exciting seeing your projects in print!!

    Reply
  18. Angie M
    September 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm (8 months ago)

    Congrats! That dresser is fabulous and you deserve to be featured for having done that awesome makeover.

    Reply
  19. Phyllisa
    September 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm (8 months ago)

    WOW! Now you are famous. You deserve it.
    Question. Have you ever had a furniture piece where the top has screws that
    stick up even though they are screwed all the way in? What would you do about it?
    Phyllisa

    Reply
  20. Kim
    September 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm (8 months ago)

    This is so well-deserved! It’s a beautiful and unique piece. Hurray! So happy for you!
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    Reply
  21. Linda
    September 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm (8 months ago)

    Congrats!! How exciting!

    Reply
    • Jen
      September 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Christy! It’s a huge honor! xo

      Reply
  22. Mary Vitullo
    September 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations on the feature. Love that dresser.

    Reply
    • Jen
      September 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much, Mary! That means a lot! xo

      Reply
  23. Angela
    September 22, 2016 at 7:46 am (8 months ago)

    CONGRATS!!!!

    Reply
  24. Mary Beth
    September 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm (8 months ago)

    Congratulations, Jen! I am so very happy for you.

    Reply
  25. Paula@SweetPea
    September 23, 2016 at 11:54 am (8 months ago)

    Congratulation on your well deserved magazine feature! Can’t wait to see it for myself!
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    Reply
  26. Just Justin
    September 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm (8 months ago)

    HUZZAH!!!! This is awesome news! I remember way back when you were just Girl In The Garage, pre-BH&G magazaine famous…it seems like just last week! 🙂

    Congrats! Very well deserved! Just think dressers all over the nation (perhaps even the world) will be getting nailhead makeovers and YOU started the trend! That is so cool! What an impact! 🙂

    Reply
    • Jen
      September 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm (8 months ago)

      Haha! You’re right, it doesn’t seem very long ago at all! Thanks Justin 🙂

      Reply
  27. Carol Prygo
    September 24, 2016 at 1:03 am (8 months ago)

    Wow, Jen. How great is that! Congratulations! The recognition is well deserved. I enjoy your emails tremendously. You are an inspiration to everyone.

    Reply

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