Archive - ‘F’ for Freebies RSS Feed

Artfully Walls Giveaway

24 Merry Days of Giveaways

I’ve written about Artfully Walls before (on Babble), and now we’ve teamed up for our 24 Merry Days giveaway! Artfully Walls does a fantastic job of creating cohesive gallery walls that are ready to go, but you can also buy individual pieces or create your own collection. For today’s prize, I created two collections (a $500-600 value), and chose the print sizes, framing options, matting, arrangements, and even the backing wall color (Symphony Blue and Sparrow, both by Benjamin Moore). All the winner has to do is choose a favorite and then hang ‘em up!

The first grouping I put together features an abstract print by Britt Turner framed in black, a photo by Catherine McDonald, also framed in black, and a stretched canvas portrait by Tali Yalonetzki. Feminine, with plenty of pink — you know I want this one, right?

Artfully Walls Gallery Art Arrangement by Making it Lovely

Ah, but I also love my second arrangement. The frames are a little glitzier here in gold, with a grouping that includes an illustration by Anat Maoz, a photo by Catherine McDonald and another by Sivan Askayo, and a stretched canvas print by Emeline Tate-Robertson.

Artfully Walls Gallery Art Arrangement by Making it Lovely

Either collection, in full and framed, is up for grabs to one lucky winner to be chosen randomly. The giveaway is being run via Rafflecopter and is open to US residents only, so follow the instructions for multiple ways to enter below. Good luck, and remember to check 24 Merry Days for new prizes each day from now until Christmas!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 Merry Days of Giveaways

24 Merry Days of Giveaways

I’m taking part in 24 Merry Days this year! It’s a collective of awesome giveaways organized by Audrey, of This Little Street, with a site designed by Gloria, of Little White Whale. Audrey envisioned an online advent calendar with 24 days, 24 bloggers, and 24 giveaways full of amazing prizes — and then made it happen.* Up for grabs will be a table from West Elm, a bicycle from Public Bikes, a gallery of art from Artfully Walls, and gift cards to Anthropologie, Rifle Paper Co., Poppin, The Land of Nod, and more.

24 Merry Days of Giveaways

I’ll be hosting one of the giveaways on Thursday, so come back then to see which one (because shhh, it’s a secret). And be sure to visit the other participating blogs to enter each day. You can also follow 24 Merry Days on Facebook to keep up.

Happy merry days, and good luck!

* The whole thing reminds me a little of Indie Finds! I should write about that here some day; I can’t believe I haven’t before.

My Chairish Favorites, and a Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the striped antique sofa that I bought on Chairish. Shortly after I posted about it, I heard from the co-founder of the company with a sweet thank you note, and now today I’m excited to be working with them. I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces from the site, and offering a $300 credit to one lucky reader! First things first though. Let’s have a look at my finds.

Making it Lovely's Top Picks on Chairish

  1. Antique Butler’s Desk
    Looks like a dresser, but has secret awesomeness inside.

  2. Striped Settee and Matching Chair
    Someone spotted this set and left a comment pointing them out when I posted about my striped sofa. I’m at capacity, but maybe your home is in need of some striped upholstery?

  3. Painted Blue and White Garbage Pail
    The top edge is so sweet, and I love blue and white these days.

  4. Vintage Danish 1960′s Chandelier
    Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes to this light.

  5. Still Life Oil Painting
    I’m really drawn to this! If someone doesn’t buy it soon, I might.

  6. Mid-Century Patchwork Credenza
    Pieces like this work in so many homes, and the geometric detailing on the inset panels makes this one special.

  7. Oly Studio Settee
    Nail head trim, an interesting base, and lovely proportions.

  8. Blue and Ivory Smithsonian Rug
    Again with the blue and white.

  9. Set of 5 Cafe Chairs
    If you’re looking for a set of Thonet chairs, ta da!

  10. Brass Bamboo Tray Table
    This would make for a swanky bar, or throw a couple of art books on top and a plant. Whatevs — it would look great either way.

  11. Porcelain Noire Teapot
    Fancy a spot of tea? Use a fancy tea pot.

  12. Tufted Blue Twin Headboard
    Blue velvet tufting, plus great curves.

Chairish helps facilitate the sale of furniture directly by owners; they can help arrange for shipping cross-country, and also have a 48-hour return window. I think it’s such a smart (and needed) service. I had a lot of fun choosing my favorites to feature, and you can see my collection over on Chairish, too.

Now, you probably want to know about the giveaway, yes? Visit Chairish and enter to win a $300 site credit! One winner will be chosen at random, and the sweepstakes will end on November 4 at 11:59 PT. Good luck!

Comments here don’t count as entries, but I’d love to know what you’d pick. Am I the only one loving that painting?

Page 2 of 11«12345»...Last »