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 (2 years ago)

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

    • Jen
      September 21, 2016 at 8:01 am (2 years ago)

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

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

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

  3. Wanda
    September 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm (2 years ago)

    So happy for you! That’s awesome!

  4. Tara
    September 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

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

  5. Vicky
    September 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

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

  6. Bre
    September 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm (2 years ago)

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

  7. Kathy
    September 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats!! Well deserved!

    September 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm (2 years ago)

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

  9. Linda
    September 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm (2 years ago)

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

  10. Kim
    September 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm (2 years 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
    Kim recently posted…DIY Aged BarnwoodMy Profile

  11. Bonnie
    September 21, 2016 at 1:43 pm (2 years 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 🙂

  12. Juanita
    September 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm (2 years ago)

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

  13. Rose Arroyo
    September 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm (2 years ago)

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

  14. Jeanie
    September 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I am so happy for you! Well-deserved!

  15. Amy Latta
    September 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm (2 years ago)

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

  16. Angie M
    September 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm (2 years ago)

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

  17. Phyllisa
    September 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm (2 years 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?

  18. Kim
    September 21, 2016 at 6:53 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so well-deserved! It’s a beautiful and unique piece. Hurray! So happy for you!
    Kim recently posted…Fall decor in the living roomMy Profile

  19. Linda
    September 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats!! How exciting!

    • Jen
      September 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

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

  20. Mary Vitullo
    September 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations on the feature. Love that dresser.

    • Jen
      September 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

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

  21. Angela
    September 22, 2016 at 7:46 am (2 years ago)


  22. Mary Beth
    September 22, 2016 at 9:56 pm (2 years ago)

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

  23. Paula@SweetPea
    September 23, 2016 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

    Congratulation on your well deserved magazine feature! Can’t wait to see it for myself!
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Child’s Desk MakeoverMy Profile

  24. Just Justin
    September 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm (2 years 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! 🙂

    • Jen
      September 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

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

  25. Carol Prygo
    September 24, 2016 at 1:03 am (2 years ago)

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


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