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100th Post Giveaway

July 27, 2011
by thenestinggame

Cue the confetti! Pop the prosecco!

This is my 100th post on The Nesting Game! 100 DIO (did it ourselves) projects, shopping trips, pipe dreams and several cans of spray paint later, we have reached this landmark. One, I hope, that is the first of many.

Whether you’ve been here since the beginning or are just stumbling upon my little corner of the internet, I wanted to give you a little something to say thanks. But what can adequately express my appreciation for your comments, compliments and page views?

A footstool.


I found this lost little lamb on the same shopping excursion for my mod den footstool and our refurbed French side table.

Lovely, no? Remember mauve?

Laminated fabric, too. A quick flip over revealed that this little guy came from The Bombay Company back in the day. After peeling back the the mauve-lous print, I discovered someone had covered over the original cream-colored fabric.

Well, now it’s got a new life, and soon I hope it has a new home. Yours, maybe?

I primed and painted the base black. The turned legs look so much sassier now.

Then I covered the top with fabric from the Amy Butler Lotus collection. Temple Garland in the Sky colorway. I bought several yards of this before we moved into the house, but plans changed (as they do) and we never used it.

I knew I wanted to zhuzh it up a bit (had to Google how to spell that), so I dug through the bag of buttons I’ve had for 20 years or so and found the perfect one from a J.Crew jacket that Taylor says makes me look like a construction cone.

I drilled two holes very close together through the bottom of the cushion and tried my hand at tufting.

And while I’m very happy with the way it turned out, I’m super excited to give it to one of you!


Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment below.


2. Follow TheNestingGame on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Include the hashtag #TheNestingGame.


3. Mention The Nesting Game giveaway on your blog with a link to this entry: ‎and  leave me a comment with a link to your post.

If you do all 3, you get 3 entries. 1 for 1. 2 for 2. You can only enter each way one time.

The contest runs through 1pm EST on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. The winner will be drawn at random after that and I will happily ship the footstool anywhere in the continental U.S.

Thank you again for reading my bloggy blog and I hope you stick around for the next 100 posts!

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  1. Heather permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:07 pm

    Mol – SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had your vision, maybe you can come up to STL and start re-doing my house :) Which btw, I need to send you pics of…Love the footstool!!!!!!!

  2. July 27, 2011 5:11 pm

    Molly, this is adorable. Just go ahead and give it to me – you can save on shipping by just walking it over to the media dept. :)

    But for real, I really love your blog!! Ever since Melissa showed it to me, I check it every week and catch up on all your projects. Hooray!

  3. Tracy B YoungLincoln permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:15 pm

    I love your blog…its inspiring :) and i steal many ideas :)

  4. Susanne DeLoach permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:15 pm

    L – O – V – E – ! That fabric & the little button combo are to die for! :)

  5. July 27, 2011 5:18 pm

    Wow, looks amazing. I WANT.

  6. Shelley permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:31 pm

    That’s awesome, Molly, and would look SO pretty in our house. :)

  7. Jessie Krueger permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:40 pm

    Way too cute!

  8. Sadie permalink
    July 27, 2011 6:27 pm

    It will be really hilarious if I when this! :D lol

  9. Sadie permalink
    July 27, 2011 6:35 pm

    My twitter won’t work but i will try later.

  10. July 27, 2011 7:41 pm

    Beautiful, Molly! I’d totally use that as a newborn prop. :)
    That fabric reminds me of the many AB rugs I lust after….

  11. Heather Wininger permalink
    July 27, 2011 8:38 pm

    You have a fan in me. I love seeing your projects. It’s like a makeover show w/o having to hear the people’s stories.

  12. July 27, 2011 8:51 pm

    Came over from younghouselove. Awesome re-do!

  13. July 27, 2011 8:53 pm

    I follow @thenestinggame on Twitter & tweeted about this giveaway!/Mama2Greyson/status/96382669411201024

  14. July 27, 2011 8:59 pm

    What a great footstool! I love it! Found your blog through Young House Love, think I’ll stay and look around a while :D

  15. Susannah permalink
    July 27, 2011 9:02 pm

    Love this. What a great giveaway!

  16. July 27, 2011 9:03 pm

    Very cute! I know just where I will put it ;-)

  17. July 27, 2011 9:09 pm

    So cute! This is the pop of color that my bedroom needs!

  18. July 27, 2011 9:13 pm

    I tweeted about your giveaway! @chaarbear: @thenestinggame is celebrating 100 posts with an adorable giveaway! Be sure to enter:…

  19. July 27, 2011 9:15 pm

    Um. That stool is adorable. Do want.

  20. July 27, 2011 9:20 pm

    Super cute! Found you through YHL’s retweet!

  21. Gloria permalink
    July 27, 2011 9:33 pm

    Those are exactly the colors I’m thinking about from my living room redo! I’d love to have the footstool as my inspiration piece!!

  22. Jen J. permalink
    July 27, 2011 9:39 pm

    So cute!!!! I’d loooove to win it :) I’ve been trying to collect awesome pieces for my future home!

  23. July 27, 2011 9:46 pm

    I just found you blog and love it! This is such a great giveaway!

  24. July 27, 2011 9:48 pm

    I follow you on twitter and retweeted this contest!

  25. Jen Whyte permalink
    July 27, 2011 10:00 pm

    Love the fab stool and your blog!

  26. July 27, 2011 10:24 pm

    Cute! Great makeover.

  27. Julianna permalink
    July 27, 2011 10:26 pm

    First you make me love the pink/grey combo (who knew?!), then you remind me how un-crafty I am with the stencil silhouettes (and how envious I am of your exacto knife skills), then you make me want to move into your guest room (I promise not to steal any of Taylor’s elephant art), then you make me crave homemade blueberry muffins (and you didn’t even bring me any)… le sigh, I still love The Nesting Game.

  28. July 27, 2011 11:25 pm

    My mother (Jodi Godwin) directed me to your blog, this is adorable! Lovely footstool!

  29. July 28, 2011 9:21 am

    As always, I covet your style. I mean admire.

  30. July 28, 2011 10:06 am

    Stacking the votes… for me… Your work looks good on my blog AND in my house.

  31. July 28, 2011 11:47 am

    You’ve done it again! Such gorgeous fabric. It would look perfect in my study!

  32. Leigh Ann permalink
    July 28, 2011 2:00 pm

    LOVE! You guys need to come to Charleston soon. I need some assistance with my decor. :) See you soon!!!!

  33. July 29, 2011 4:22 pm

    I’m entering even though it feels like cheating. :)

  34. July 29, 2011 5:15 pm

    Congrats on 100 posts! What a fun giveaway. :)

  35. July 29, 2011 5:19 pm

    Tweeted it! :)

  36. Christine permalink
    July 29, 2011 8:40 pm

    Love it!! Want it!! :) Can’t wait to keep reading about all your gorgeous adventures.

  37. Carmen Bowman permalink
    July 29, 2011 10:32 pm

    Great job Molly! Enjoy all your post.

  38. Sallie permalink
    July 31, 2011 1:13 pm

    That would be pretty much perfect in my apartment. :)

  39. Henria O. permalink
    July 31, 2011 8:59 pm

    This is a beautiful footstool! I can’t believe you’re not keeping it for yourself! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  40. Henria O. permalink
    July 31, 2011 9:00 pm

    Tweeted about your giveaway:

  41. August 1, 2011 2:59 am

    Oooooooh, have been a fan of your blog and am wildly impressed with your footstool. It has all my favorite colors, so I am gleefully crossing my fingers!

    The hubs and I move next week, have been doing nothing but sketch layouts, dream of curtains dancing in the breeze…

  42. August 1, 2011 4:37 pm

    Pick me! That stool is beautiful. And I’ve been reading since the beginning. Plus, I followed you on twitter before knowing about the contest. So does that still count?

    Happy 100th post!

  43. lpara (Laurie) permalink
    August 2, 2011 4:41 pm

    Wow, that is totally beautimous –you must be an upholsterer :D Following you on Twitter now

    BUT you could put Amy Butler fabric on a toad and it would become a prince–all things Amy make everything beautiful :p LOVE!!

  44. Katie W permalink
    August 2, 2011 10:22 pm

    So cute and Amy Butler is one of my favorite fabric designers! You did a great job!

  45. Katie W permalink
    August 2, 2011 10:32 pm

    Posted on Twitter as well!

  46. Hoodie permalink
    August 2, 2011 11:17 pm

    I think that little stool would be so so happy in San Francisco – nothing beats the fog like a little Amy Butler! Plus, you’ve already done some decorating in my apartment so why stop now…. :)
    Win or lose, VERY cute, nicely done!

  47. DeeDee Price permalink
    August 3, 2011 12:10 am

    Love what you are doing! Beautiful work!

  48. Karla permalink
    August 3, 2011 1:02 am

    Love your blog! Just found it via your comment on Amy Butler’s FB page!

  49. Vicki Monti permalink
    August 3, 2011 4:00 am

    The neurons finally started firing and I realized I could at least help promote your blog on Twitter so I did that :) Then I realized, heck, if I win the footstool I can figure out how to bring it to Paris. There are bigger problems in this world than figuring out how to get an awesomely chic footstool overseas. I hope I win because I love it! And I hope your contest is a huge success for you!

  50. sarah permalink
    August 3, 2011 9:26 am

    I want!!!

  51. Andrea Collins permalink
    August 3, 2011 9:51 am

    Love it! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at tufting for a while now, but why bother when I can just win your cute little creation? :)

  52. Andrea Collins permalink
    August 3, 2011 10:07 am

    Consider yourself blogged:

  53. Lindsay permalink
    August 3, 2011 10:25 am

    LOVE this! I’m impressed, Molly!

  54. Leighann Kloysuntia permalink
    August 3, 2011 11:11 am

    I love your style of turning something old to new. I am drawn to that the same way God takes our old ways and makes us new.

  55. Leighann Kloysuntia permalink
    August 3, 2011 11:22 am

    I love your style of turning something old to new. I am drawn to this as a reminder how God turns our old lives to make us a new creation.

  56. Jordan Crump permalink
    August 3, 2011 2:57 pm

    Love your blog, you did a great job on this little footstool! I’m jealous of your flea market parrot find, he is super handsome.


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