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.
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:
And here’s the original post I did with all the details of the nailhead dresser makeover:
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.
Huge congrats, Jen!! That’s so exciting.
Thanks so much, Susan! It was definitely on my blogging bucket list 🙂
Lisa Silfwerbrand says
That’s awesome! Congratulations…. I love hearing wonderful news like this for fellow bloggers. YAY!
Jen, you rock and you’re so talented! This feature is so exciting and so very well deserved! Yay!!
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So happy for you! That’s awesome!
Congratulations, Jen! That’s so fantastic – and well deserved!
Your talents are awesome – no wonder you made it in the magazine!!
Yay!!! Huge congrats to you my friend!! It didn’t feel real for me either until I actually saw it in print!!
Congrats!! Well deserved!
ANITA JOYCE says
So very proud of you Jen!!! Be sure to frame it!!
rose l. says
Congratulations! Bet it will increase traffic to your blog now
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WOW! What an accomplishment. Cream rises to the top!! Love your dresser idea, planning on using it on a cabinet.
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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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 🙂
Very well deserved praise and outstanding accomplishment. The makeover bureau is just gorgeous with the color and nail heads. Kudos to you.
Rose Arroyo says
Congratulations! I have that issue and saw you, pretty exciting.
Lindsay Eidahl says
How exciting! Congratulations!!!!
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I am so happy for you! Well-deserved!
Wonderful news! I’ll have to get my hands on a copy. The dresser is stunning!
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Amy Latta says
Way to go, Jen!! Congratulations! It’s always so exciting seeing your projects in print!!
Angie M says
Congrats! That dresser is fabulous and you deserve to be featured for having done that awesome makeover.
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?
This is so well-deserved! It’s a beautiful and unique piece. Hurray! So happy for you!
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Congrats!! How exciting!
Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Congratulations, Jen!! You are so very talented…it was only a matter of time! XOXO
Thanks so much, Christy! It’s a huge honor! xo
Mary Vitullo says
Congratulations on the feature. Love that dresser.
Thank you so much, Mary! That means a lot! xo
Mary Beth says
Congratulations, Jen! I am so very happy for you.
[email protected] says
Congratulation on your well deserved magazine feature! Can’t wait to see it for myself!
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Just Justin says
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! 🙂
Haha! You’re right, it doesn’t seem very long ago at all! Thanks Justin 🙂
Carol Prygo says
Wow, Jen. How great is that! Congratulations! The recognition is well deserved. I enjoy your emails tremendously. You are an inspiration to everyone.