Patio Plan + Giveaway

By Kate Riley June 3, 2011

Some days, I’m just doing the afternoon dishes and I look up and oh my word, there are grapevines growing in my backyard.  Y’all know I love wine, I drink my fair share of it, and even dream of starting a wine blog someday.  Life is good, you’ll get no complaints from me.  I’m still pinching myself that we were given the opportunity to redeem American Express Rewards points to spruce up our sad patio.  Thanks so much to all of you who shared your input two weeks ago. 

We thought about the purpose of this space, and it’s mostly for lounging and sharing a beverage with friends.  The BBQ is up on this patio, so my mister and I envision a place where the family and friends can seek shade and visit with the BBQ Master (aka Mr. CG) while he cooks up his latest concoctions on the grill. 

I decided on a simple and breezy ‘fits the style of my yard’ design, one that wouldn’t compete with the view of the vines. This patio plan is filled with natural wood tones and woven textures, to be decorated in neutral shades of taupe and cream, with pops of green and yellow.  I’m so excited to pull this all together! kate wine country patio

There is no place for shade in our yard, so a seasonal covering was essential to the design plan.  We chose a 12’ x 12’ cabana that is on its way, also some outdoor cushions and pillows, as well as some accessories for sharing a beverage while meals are prepped.  I love the idea of enchanting lighting, so I’ll definitely be hanging mini lanterns!  Some new plantings around the corners will be nice, perhaps some olive or citrus trees in pots.  I’ll link to all the items in the big reveal. 

Wine barrels are readily available for cheap in these parts, so I foresee one or two DIY projects in my near future for this patio.  I’m inspired by these uses for wine barrels, and I’m sure I can pull off a less expensive version! 

creative uses for wine barrels

Wine barrel cooler; tiered planter; endtable 

That’s the plan, I’m hoping to have something to show y’all in the next two weeks!  All of this courtesy of the American Express Rewards Program, who are also sponsoring today’s giveaway, a $100 gift card to Home Depot! 

Want a chance to win it? 

Eligibility to win the $100 gift card to Home Depot:

1) Answer this question: What would you do with a $100 gift card to Home Depot?  Some paint or a new faucet?  Perhaps an outdoor project of your own?  Simply share your home improvement need for a chance to win.

2) For additional chances to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter, then leave additional comment(s) stating where you linked (FB or Twitter).

One winner only, chosen at random.  Giveaway ends Monday June 6th at 10 p.m. PST.

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I’m off to the salvage yard, my head filled with ideas! 

Good luck in the giveaway, and happy weekend !!


Disclosure: I have been provided with 150,000 complimentary American Express Membership Rewards points to spruce up this outdoor space.




  1. I would definitely use that $100 towards sprucing up our outside areas. We are in need of some decorative things for our back porch, and some mulch and flowers for the front of the house. :)

  2. Definitely some more bamboo shades for our windows. We’ve only been able to afford one so far and still have about a million more windows to go… :)

  3. I would use the $100 for some outside stuff. The season is so short where I live and so I love to fill it with beautiful flowers and areas to enjoy the outdoors!

  4. Your project board looks great, Kate! I can’t wait to watch your progress. I’m also am a wine lover, but am across the country from California’s beautiful (and tasty!) wineries. I’m a big supporter of them, though, with the help of UPS and FedEx.
    $100 from Home Depot…I could spend it 10 times! Next big project for me is a redo of my kids’ bathroom. I would probably buy light fixtures for their vanity area. Or paint. Or cabinet hardware.

  5. I would love a $100 gift gard from Home Depot to add some love to my backyard. Right now the backyard is looking pretty sad. There is a dining set but no color, no plants, no nothing. Need to create some ambience.

  6. I would be something for outdoors! My backyard does not have ANY shade as well so probably a nice umbrella. I have not even though about buying a cabana to provide shade but thats a great idea.

  7. I’d use the $100 for the materials to put up crown molding in a few rooms. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I would repaint some birdcages i snagged to hang plants from them, then i would make lanterns for outside as well as re paint my table and chairs a new green colour that would make the rest of my garden pop. Then I would repaint my shed and build new storage unit for all my gardening tools and such.

  9. Could use a gift card from home depot for patio pavers, I am planning on building a patio with a fire ring off of my deck in the back yard. Still working out the details

  10. $100 from Home Depot could come in very handy. We need a new tiller and want a new grill. I’d probably put it toward the grill.

  11. Hi Kate!
    I am in awe of your whole outdoor space.
    I would also use the $100.00 for my outdoor area-a new outdoor rug, paint for the patio, outdoor plants and pots!

  12. ha! Am actually wanting to do up my outdoor space, so I would definitely make good use of the gift card! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  13. Hi Kate! I was wondering what you use for your inspiration board? I am looking for a program for my boards that is quick and easy. I have illustrator and photoshop, but was hoping for something else. Thanks so much!

  14. I would use the gift card to buy a new faucet for our bathroom. thanks for the chance.

  15. Actually I am going more practical. I would put it towards a water softner. In these parts I am told they don’t last long and found out ours is causing low water pressure. That apparently is a sign that iit is not operating optimally and needs to be replaced . They cannot be repaired for this issue. Thanks!

  16. We just bought our very FIRST house in April, and moved in to find… (dun dun dun…) MOLD!!! Behind 2 layers of (hideous wallpaper) and 2 more layers of (ugly) paint! EEEEK! So we currently have several holes in our bathroom that need drywalled… and we need PAINT!! Almost every square inch of this house was painted a pinkish muave color with mustard colored trim (I kid you not!!) Add that to very little natural light (yet… one day that WILL change) and well we live in a hole-y, muave-y, cave!! =) That’s just for starters… =)

  17. What would I do with it? Paint the nursery. Buy a new sink for the guest bathroom. Patio furniture. Build a privacy fence. One of those things! :)

  18. I LOVE HD giftcards! I would use it to buy a new kitchen faucet and the upcoming bathroom tile redo!

  19. Put it toward a patio set for our backyard! or grass-seed to fill in our splotchy backyard!

  20. We really need cushions for our iron patio set – I have been watching the sales and have not been able to get a good deal on them! This gift card would almost cover the cushions we priced at HD the other day! How exciting!
    Also, those color adirondack chairs HD has would look great near our garden.

  21. Would definitly use in our backyard as well! Other than a deck w/patio below the deck…it is a complete blank canvas!!! Flowers, lanterns, the list is endless!

  22. Our kitchen is in desperate need of a face lift. There is an ugly wall paper border that came with the house that I’m itching to tear down. If I won, I’d have the excuse I need to finally tackle that job. I’d also get some fresh paint and maybe a new faucet and cabinet hardware to really spruce things up.

  23. I would use it to get supplies for the DIY planters we are making for the centerpieces at our wedding. We are going to have two small mums on each table in homemade wooden planters!

  24. Oooh, dollars for Home Depot is always a great prize!

    We are getting ready to put in a back door (we have two front doors; don’t ask) and extend the area out into a nice patio. We’re doing all of the work ourselves, so… I’d put the gift card towards a new back door.

  25. $100 would put a nice dent in replacing our fence. I’m getting pretty tired of looking at chicken wire, and it’s not really doing a good job of keeping the dog inside the yard…

  26. I will definetly use it to get me some plants and pots for my house (indoor). I need to bring some outdoor feeling into my indoor space.

  27. I think I would use the HD $100 gift card to purchase wood to build my next project!

  28. I would use the $100 Home Depot gift card toward materials to build our screened in porch. We have a beautiful patio area by our pool and a separate patio area that never gets used. We live in FL and have LOTS of mosquitos so the screened in area is going to take the place of the never-used-patio.

  29. I would like to utilize the gift card so we can built a settee/bench in our kitchen to house all of our kitchen gadgets.

    YEAH!! =)

  30. Hey Kate, your new circle patio looks fabulous and your yard is gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see how this area turns out. If I won, I’d use the money for river rocks, pots and flowers. We had a raised flower bed in front of the front window of our house. Every year I plant and every year it some how manages to turn into a weed patch! I want to cover the soil with cardboard, then cover that with the river rocks and stick about three good size pots with flowers in it. I think it’d look nice and I’m pretty sure the weeds couldn’t get through. What do you think? Fingers crossed I win!

    OH—- You wrote the giveaway ends on Monday June 4th at 10PM. It should be June 6th. Tomorrow is the 4th, haha. That’s something I would totally do!

  31. $100 would go towards paint for our hallway and back room, as well as materials for a DIY bed frame!

  32. I would either use the $100 for custom shelves or to spruce up my front porch! The front porch probably needs it the most! Lots of projects so little time…and money! :)

  33. Thanks for hosting this nice giveaway! I would use the HD gift card to buy lumber for a DIY dining table that I’ve been itching to try out.

  34. I would buy some paint to redo our half bath and our guest bathroom and then some pegboard to add some organization to my sewing room. I have a long list of projects to get working on this summer… hope there’s enough time to get it all done.

  35. I would use it to make/redo some things for my husband’s office and our kitchen-for a Father’s Day gift.Would love to do this since he does so much for us!

  36. I’d use the money for some paint, definitely. Need to spruce up the house! And maybe a few flowers to put out on the roof deck.

  37. Paint for a dresser re-do! And, probably, a roto-tiller rental… we have a Valley of Doom that needs clearing!

  38. Oh…so many things to choose from, but I would have to say PAINT MY FRONT DOOR! Ugh…it’s this weird faded celery green color that just looks odd. And I would paint it a nice brick red, so it will pop! Add some nice planters with flowers and I’d like to get a new Weigela bush to replace the one that died from being buried in a six foot snow drift until March. Yep…that would be it…I can imagine it now…

  39. I am in the process of getting my first house (we’re supposed to close in less than a month!). The house is pretty much move-in ready, but definitely can use a little bit of fresh paint and small updates. So I would use the $100 Home Depot gift card towards that.

  40. Paint!!!! My mother in-law is meeting our first . new home for the first time! So one can imagine all the prep that is going on in our home! A gift card would help us purchase paint , especially since we do everything on a budget!

  41. With a $100 card from Home Depot, I would purchase the materials needed to do a back splash at my fathers house and surprise him for Father’s Day!

  42. I would definitely buy some paint and a rug. I’d love to paint my bedroom wall and I’ve been itching to try and stencil a jute rug.

  43. I have a dresser that I have been sitting on for my first Furniture Redo Ever. So I would get the paint and new hardware! Oh for an extra $100 and a couple of hours of my time, sigh.

  44. That $100 at Home Depot would definitely go towards tiling my master bath. I am currently living with the 1999 builder-grade vinyl (hunter green! EEEEWWWWW!).

  45. I would use a $100 Home Depot gift card to rent a power-washer. My concrete patio would look refreshed!

  46. This would be fantastic to spruce up our patio! (love the wine barrel and succulents- can’t wait to see what you do!)

  47. We are building a retaining wall in our backyard and I would love to use some lovely limestone but its a bit pricey so a gift card would help out tremendously.

  48. That money would be easily spent on new paint for the inside of the house, or gardening supplies. Whichever department I walked into first!

  49. yay, I love giveaways! I would put the $100 gift card towards our patio/landscaping, we need to redo all the plants by our front door since whoever did the landscaping must have been on something when they placed everything, you can barely see our door from the street because they placed 3 very bushy, large trees on either side. It’s not very welcoming at all and I really hate how it looks right now.

  50. I’m moving to a new apt – would use it for paint and plants to liven up the place!

  51. $100 to Home Depot would go a long way towards replacing the ugly red/tan tile in my kitchen, both on the floor and the backsplash. Hate it so much we almost didn’t buy the house because of it.

  52. Hmmm, well, we just moved so we could use it for so many different things. I have big plans to DIY built-in shelves in the living room though so I could definitely use it for that!

  53. So many things I could use $100 at home depot for. Where to start? The half bath needs a new faucet. The guest bath needs to be painted. I could really use new flooring in my craft room! Or I could be boring and get safety items like hearing and respiratory protection. I do have a lot of spray painting that’s waiting on respiratory protection…. So many choices!

  54. What a great giveaway! We could definitely use the $100 gift card! I would buy some paint for sure. I have been itching to paint our master bathroom, dining room, and our daughter’s playroom. This would be great for that!

  55. my backyard is a diaster. there’s about a million things I could use it for.

  56. Love the plans for your backyard!! Since we just built a shed in a our backyard last weekend, I’d use the gift card towards purchasing the paint to making look like more of a finished project.

  57. Where do I start? My honey-do list is sooooo big!

    I would use the $100 Home Depot gift card for paint for our family room/kitchen. We just recently redid our living room with fresh paint, new flooring (thanks to our doggies–it needed it), and a little redecorating, and the living room connects over a plant shelf to our family room/kitchen area. The ceiling is bright white in the living room and a very dingy white (15 years old) in the family room/kitchen. If there is enough left over, maybe a tile backsplash too.

  58. I would start a container garden on my patio. I don’t have a yard, but that won’t stop me from growing my own veggies and herbs!

  59. We just fixed up the back patio (my husband’s project), so he promised next would be starting on replacing the kitchen counter & backsplash!

  60. Yay! What a great giveaway! The next big project that we want to do is tile for either our floor or backsplash, so I would use it towards teh purchase of the tile!

  61. I NEED this giveaway! My husband and I just bought a new house and we have about a million different projects on our to-do list! I’d probably spend the money on paint, because that’s one thing I probably won’t be able to wait on for long! :)

  62. I love that colour green for the pillows, like bright apple green. Looks very fresh. I look forward to all the after photos!
    With a 100 dollar gift card from Home Depot I am pretty sure I’d load up on Hypertufa making supplies. I have allllways wanted to try my hand at that. Making cement planters or a birdbath, something for the yard. I’m not sure if it’s the messy makings or the idea of making something so “concrete”, har-de-har, that appeals to me.

  63. I’m working on redoing our master bedroom and I think paint is a must!

  64. We are moving cross-country in 14 days. EEK OMG ONLY FOURTEEN DAYS! And I can think of a million projects to do in our new house to keep my mind off being lonely. They all start with a trip to HD!

  65. I would love to win this. I want to put in a new patio and this would help pay for the stones. I would also like to make a stone walkway to my back garden. Oh some of the old hardware for cabinets they have. Wow I need to go to Home Depot today lol.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I also posted on my facebook

  66. ooh, great giveaway. I’d use the Home Depot gift card to replace the failing kitchen faucet and install an undersink water filter. And while I’m happily dreaming of nice things, let’s also add a Pony for the back yard. They carry those, don’t they? :)

  67. Paint! I would definitely buy paint for my two bathrooms. Thanks for the opportunity.

  68. Two matching mirrors for my family room!!! Either in white frames or black, depends on the style and shape available. This will help to complete my Summer re-do in my family room. I love to switch things up a bit for the changing of the seasons. Kathysue

  69. Plants, plants & more plants for the front and back yard! I’m a bit overdue to get my annuals in. Linda Braden

  70. We are in the process of selling our first home and building a new one….I can think of lots of things to use this on…..paint, landscaping etc….

  71. Oh! I would love it! I would spend it on tile to tile my new kitchen the hubby and I just installed. :)

  72. We just redid our master closet with Closetmaid Selectives from Home Depot. With another $100, I would purchase more pieces to organize our laundry room!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  73. If I were to win this giveaway, I’d get some MDF and some paint for a few projects I have in mind! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  74. Ooooh, I’d use the $100 to purchase the Rustoleum cabinet paint and some other paint for our fixer-upper. We recently ran out of money for redos and are trying to save up- this would be a more than welcomed relief!

  75. I would put a $100 gift card to Home Depot toward updated lighting fixtures :)

  76. I don’t know exactly what I would do with a $100 gift card since we just moved and have a TON of projects to do, but it would most likely go towards paint.

  77. Oh how a gift card to Home Depot would be so appreciated! I’m getting ready to paint our master bedroom so I would use the card to buy painting supplies. But then with the weather warming up I really want to make our small backyard into a wonderful retreat so I might use the gift card for a great outdoor couch and lots of pillows along with some great mood lighting. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  78. I’d love $100 to Home Depot! We’re pouring a new concrete patio this summer and it’d be great to get some accessories or plants.

  79. I would use the gift card toward new lights for all my outside doors. I threw the old ones away when the house got new siding over a year ago, and they still haven’t been replaced.

  80. I would change out the hardware in our kitchen from brass to brushed nickel!

  81. My husband and I always have several big craft projects in mind. Right now, it’s a nautical nursery wall clock that looks like the steering wheel of a boat. We need supplies!

  82. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. We have way too many house projects going on….stucco repair, water treatment issues, and peeling paint in the house. I’d probably use the giftcards to get some paint to fix my walls. Or some beadboard to cover my island. Hmmm.

  83. We’re gearing up for a bathroom remodel! This would definitely go toward some new tile or a faucet!

  84. Flowers, flowers, flowers! Peonies, black eyed Susans, Shasta daisies, and sedum to remind me of my little cottage in Arkansas that burned. Azaleas to remind me of my home in Texas where my children grew up. Rhododendrons to remind of me of my husband’s great aunt who raised them in Oregon, and more berries, because you just can’t have too many! Perhaps I might need more than $100!

  85. I would love a Home Depot gift card to buy my husband a hammock stand for a beautiful hammock I scored at the Goodwill recently.

  86. I would use it to help my sad excuse for a backyard. I want to have people over one of these days!

  87. I’d love to add some board and batten to my living room with wood from The Home Depot! Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. If I had a $100 gift card I would use it to make my daughters patio a special place for her and her husband and their soon to be baby boy. They just moved into a rent house and there is just a square on concrete in their back yard. A nice patio canopy or gezebo would be perfect along with some soft chairs that rocked so my new little grandson could enjoy it too, a couple large flower pots with colorful blooms. Then I’d throw in some patio lights, I love patio lights!!!! I know all that would cost more than $100 but that gift card would certainly be a start of making them a relaxing outdoor room.

  89. Oh what wouldn’t I do… With a 2nd baby on the way, I think I’d buy some paint and shelf for the new nursery.

  90. We are gutting and adding onto a farmhouse that we recently purchased! There are about a million things that this could be used towards, but for right now I will say paint because we are going to be needing a TON of paint!

  91. Hmmm, let’s see. I am about to move in to my new home. The kitchen needs an update desperately, the pink bathroom would like to be painted in a different color, any color, and we are looking to finish the attic and the basement. We would like to build a patio, start a vegetable garden, and purchase a second garage door opener. I am sure there is more…


  92. I’ve been itching to tear out the old wire shelves in our laundry room and replace with cabinets. It would definitely give us a fresh update after a new coat of paint.

  93. Gotta love Amex rewards points! That’s an incredible opportunity. We just moved to Arizona and will be closing on our house on Monday! This would be perfect – we are in desperate need of patio furniture for relaxing by the pool and sipping on a girly drink. The list goes on and on for things we will need to purchase from HD in the next few days. Thanks for the opportunity.

  94. Ooooh, what I would do with $100!?! We are needing to replace the floors in our ultra-tiny laundry room and that’s about how much it would cost! Or maybe I could buy more paint and finish painting all the trim…OR I could get a new light fixture for our closet….oh, geez. I don’t think I can make up my mind right now, but we sure could use it!

  95. we are rennovating a duplex…needless to say we need all the help we can get!

  96. My husband and I want to put in a patio. That $100 gift card could go a long way in helping us to do that! Right now we don’t have any outdoor area where we can “hang out” with our puppy.

  97. Oh boY!!!! I would purchase the kitchen counter I have been eyeballing forEVER! I am upgrading our kitchen counters, painting our cabinets, and replacing our too outdated ceiling fan…when we bought our home 11 years ago, it was with the stipulation “as long as the kitchen gets a facelift!”….well, 11 years later it’s gonna happen! and this gift card would really help out!

  98. Oh, from Home Depot…..I’d love a new shower head. The kind with a hose on it so when i clean the shower (which I just got done doing….) it would be so easy to rinse. Thanks!

  99. We are in the middle of our backyard project which includes a new deck & a bar. If I won, I would go online & order the outdoor bar stools I’ve been checking out. Next, kick back & have a nice drink! Thanks for doing the giveaway! Karen

  100. Our house is 115+ years old, we have too many project to list. but the immediate need is paint and plaster – we (insert my hubs) is paint the porch and re-plastering the basement walk way and I am working on the back mudroom (need trim paint and chalkboard paint). Oh and I would probably pick up some plants for the backyard. they always have great deals.

  101. I would use it to buy some red paint for my front door. Your blog has me inspired! :)

  102. You are great to offer this! If I were to win, I would use it to purchase the materials needed to build the place for our hottub. The poor thing is sitting on the trailer still, almost a year after we bought it! So I would definitely use it for that! Can’t wait to see how your patio turns out!

  103. I’d love to buy a grill this summer but just don’t see it in the budget. This would really help kick-off the summer!! :)

  104. My smallish back patio could use some tweaking.. this is our second summer here and we have been trying to decide what to do with it…lots of pevious owners stuff still here but I definitely think lighting would be great!! We like to sit out at night when the sun goes down with a glass of wine and listening to the birds!! or the races, if it is Saturday night!! LOL.. My husband would tell you that I would have ABSOLUTELY no problem spending that hundred bucks!!! LOL.

  105. With a $100 GC from Home Depot I would purchase 4 new electric burners for my stove ; they are $26 each!!! Great Giveaway!!!

  106. My mom and her husband are building a house, they need everything and could use this to upgrade one of the many areas they are cutting corners on!

  107. My front porch needs a facelift! I would use the $100 gift card to buy some paint for touch-ups, planters, plants for the planters, and some mulch for the flower bed in the front.

  108. we would definitely begin tackling our backyard! it is currently a blank slate of dirt and weeds (no money/time to get after it), and we have BIG plans for it! outdoor firepit, grilling area, grass for the toddler, and more! the giftcard would definitely help the process!

  109. We have a baby girl arriving in August and her room is still looking like an office. I’d get some paint, a curtain rod, and some shelving!

  110. I would buy all the paint I needed for all my upcoming projects! I’m getting married in July and plan on working on our home after the wedding is all done!! YAY!

  111. I would use the $100 gift card toward buying a new door for our porch. The old door was damaged in a wind storm and is now duct taped together–not pretty.

  112. There is no room for a garden in my backyard so I am really hoping to plant miniature fruit trees in big pots this summer. That is what I would use the $ for. Thanks!

  113. So many projects that I could choose! I would probably put the money knockout roses for my side yard!

  114. I would by some paint to paint my upstairs hall and some colorful tall pots for the front porch.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. We sold our ladder during our move, so I would definitely get a quality ladder. I’d also stock up on primers and sealant if there was anything left over!

  116. We are redoing our (very small) city backyard, so I would use the 100$ for some planters and materials to make a small contained fountain to drown out the sity noise.

  117. Ooh, I know just what I want to do with a $100 Home Depot gift card! I have a much loved glider that doesn’t fit on my back deck so I have dreams of creating a small patio in front of the deck for the glider. I need to build out the retaining wall further (it only goes under the deck now) and level out the ground to do this. A gift card would definitely give this project a boost!

  118. The question is what WOULDN’T I do with a $100 gift card. Oh, so many projects and so little time. :)

  119. We moved into our house about 2 years ago and the landscaping seems to be a never ending project. I would use the $100 to create a outdoor room. One where by hubby and I could sit and relax as we watch out 2 year old discover nature.

  120. I would use the $100 gift card towards sprucing up our back patio, or paint, or lights, or oh there are so many projects! It would come in handy that’s for sure!

  121. We are putting together a nursery and starting a basement finishing project…and we have outdoor work to do. HD will be getting lots of our business!

  122. Our patio needs serious decorating. I’ll probably start with some furniture with the $100 gift card.

  123. I am so ready to repaint my living room it’s not even funny. I’d definitely use the $100 gift card to buy paint!

  124. I would totally get paint, the good kind with the primer mixed in, for my hallway and laundry room in a dusty purple. If there was mulah left, I would get wood to build myself an Ana White headboard and footboard.

  125. I would use the gift card towards some sort of outdoor ottoman. It just isn’t relaxing unless my feet are up! :)

  126. I would probably split my winnings with my husband! He is busy putting the finishing touches on our chicken coop and I would probably….hmmm I cant decide what I would do with my half :) lots of little things around the house that involve spray paint, frosted windows, door knobs and front door paint!

  127. I would probably use it for one of my many outdoor projects! Or to paint my bedroom!

  128. Something for my entryway – a new chandelier and/or some mirrors definitely! Thank you for all your timely posts and attracting great sponsors!!

  129. We just finished renovating our front porch, so I would use the gift card for the finishing touches — pretty pots and plants!

  130. I’d probably use it for new paint for my living room or supplies to refurb my fence. Or maybe garden stuff. As it turns out I have many needs for Home Depot cash.

  131. Ooohhh.. I know just what I’d do with that $100 Home Depot gift card – get a fantastically large offset outdoor umbrella to shade our West-facing back deck. Even in June it’s a bit too warm out there to enjoy a dinner at sunset and this would make all of my deck dining dreams a reality :-) Thanks so much, I’m really crossing my fingers for this one!

  132. I would like to finish the board and batten in my playroom. I did one wall, but now I want to do the whole room. Also, I need some paint, lighting, a fan, the list goes on and on….

  133. I could put it towards any number my many projects, but it would probably be best served towards the tile and tub for my bathroom refresh that I’d like to tackle later this year.

  134. What perfect timing it would be to win a giveaway like this! My hubby and I just bought our first house and I’m planning to paint it top to bottom. A $100 giftcard would go a long way to purchasing the paint! Thanks for the chance to win!

  135. If I won, I’d be buying some paint for our “big room” as it’s called by my boys. I painted it last year and didn’t like the color the minute I put it on the walls, but continued b/c I thought I’d like it better finished. That wasn’t the case. Now, it’s time to do it again.

  136. I would use the $100 home depot gift card towards paint, drywall, lumber, etc. for remodeling the refrigerator nook in my kitchen.

  137. I’ve been toying with the idea of redoing my kitchen, so this would make my decision for me. I’d start with some paint for my cabinets.

  138. I love your patio plan!!

    I would totally go after a pendant light for our kitchen if I won. :)

  139. We just moved into a new apartment, so a gift card would be amazing! I think I would use it to get curtain rods, we have these huge windows and urgently need to be covered. Paint would be nice as well and some panels to make a folding screen divider! :D

  140. I have been wanting to paint my bedroom forever. I even have the paint chip taped to the wall for the color I want.

  141. We’re going to paint the cabinets in our kitchen, and just decided to go with Rustoleum’s new Cabinet Transformations kit! So I would love to use this towards the supplies for that fun project. ;)

  142. It would definitely go towards a new front door!!! We just started renovating our entranceway, and got stuck on the door, which is the first thing that needs to be done before we can do anything else in there… :oP

  143. I really need to do some more landscaping in our garden. I would love to get that finished.

  144. We’ve been in our house for 7 years and our front door and shutters are in dire need of some paint. I would definitely use $100 for some paint and maybe a new outdoor light fixture too. Can’t wait to see your final reveal!

  145. We are still working on our master bathroom and $100 would help with plumbing & maybe some tile.

  146. I have many things that need to be painted, so I would probably use it toward paint! We really need some shutters for our front window and a fresh coat of paint on our front door to spruce up our curb appeal for spring.

  147. we just finished our patio and we spend every day out there but man do I need a new faucet and sink. My faucet has 2 settings… dripping or full blast, get a bath. Its is so annoying.

  148. I would use the $100 and put it toward making my backyard my outdoor oasis. Just dropped nearly another $100 there today in fact on more plants!

  149. I would use it to take down the ugly pine plank ceiling in our bedroom and put up some drywall.

  150. I would buy a new toilet seat (swear) that my little boys have ruined and get a million cans of spray paint and spray away! OR I would shop around for a DIY screen for my AC unit.

  151. I would buy a new toilet seat (swear) that my little boys have ruined and get a million cans of spray paint and spray away! OR I would shop around for a DIY screen for my AC unit.

  152. I would use the money to spruce up my sad backyard with some new retaining wall pavers, good ole dirt and some pretty flowers. My backyard is in despesrate need of some pretty stuff!

  153. We moved into our house almost 2 years ago. It was our first house so we had absolutely nothing. First, we decided to decorate the inside and buy important big furniture pieces. While doing this, we totally neglected the front and back yard. We have began update them just recently. So with the $100 I would buy some pots and plants to set around my back yard, giving it some detail.

  154. Outside cushions! Thanks for the giveaway and love what you have choosen!

  155. moulding to frame my bathroom mirror, flower boxes and flowers, and tiles for a kitchen back splash!

  156. I would probably blow most of it on perennials. I am in a HUGE gardening stage right now. I might buy a gallon of paint in there somewhere.

  157. We are currently working on a porch redo of our own so I would put the gift card toward a new bistro table set!

  158. Your plan looks fabulous! We have a gazebo for the summer and love it…we call it our outdoor family room. You can even hang an outdoor chandelier.

    We will be starting renovations on the exterior of our house next month and would love to use the 100.00 towards lighting. Thank you for the chance!

  159. Ohhh the possibilities! :-) We have so many projects going on around here that I could use the gift card toward, but my backyard is still tore up from our home addition last year, so I’d use the money toward getting it back in order! Or… my little girl has been begging for some dress up storage. Maybe we’d use the money to build her very own princess armoire… that would be much more fun! :-)

    Your patio is going to look amazing… can’t wait to see the final result!

  160. I LOVE home depot and have so many needs right now!! I need stuff for my landscaping (mulch, flowers), we’re adding molding to our kitchen cabinets so I need a few things for that, and we’re going to paint and stain our kitchen table, so I need some stain and sealers!! Any or all of that! I hope I win! :) :)

  161. Just finishing a total back yard makeover and the budget is tapped. I would use the money for plants and accessories.

  162. I would definitely spruce up my window boxes. After a year of neglect, new liners and tons of perennials would make the front of the house shine!

  163. Plants…anything that will brighten up the desert I live in. I’m not a fan of the cactus.

  164. I am following your lead – just got a free desk off craigslist and am gearing up for paint and brushes and all the things you say I need. I hope I win…that would make my project totally FREE!

  165. We are getting a swing set for my little guy so I would use it toward some mulch for under the play set to help with softer landings!

  166. Love your color scheme & patio choices. I’m trying to make my deck less of an eyesore, so I’d like a rug, more flowers & some new furniture. No small list, but it’s needed! And then, probably a water hose and sprinkler since I’m not very good with the watering thing!

  167. My plan is to paint the dining room table this summer and recover the dining room chairs! :) I need to get all the basic supplies since I’m just an apartment renter and don’t own anything yet… so 100$ would help a ton!! :)

  168. Too many projects to name, but I would definitely pick up some paint and may be some plants.

  169. I’ll put the $100 towards re-staining my super large wooden deck. And if any money is left from it, then maybe get a jig saw to start a decorating project.

  170. Some sort of home improvement. We just moved into a new house so I feel like the available projects are endless.

  171. $100 would be awesome to go towards our bathroom remodel this summer…with a little one on the way, we can use all the help we can get!!

  172. I would use the gift card to fix up our patio: do something to the concrete slab; hand outdoor drapes; install some container plants. You name it! Thanks for the chance.

  173. Posted on facebook as well!. Thank you for your awesome giveaways. Too bad I am not lucking with winning such giveaways.

  174. Love your new patio and especially your wine barrel inspirations! $100 would go a long way on our front and back porches – planters, plants, cool lighting, tables, a rug, cushions – the list goes on and on. Or, maybe I’d put to toward my daughter’s room makeover that I’ve been promising FOREVER. So many optins, it would definately go to good use around here.

  175. I have several projects on my list this summer, so a Home Depot gift card would certainly come in handy! At the top of my list is a homemade, custom desk to create a craft nook in our finished basement.

  176. I need to get some wood to start building an entertainment center for the family room, and we have plans to completely redo our yard this summer. With a new house there are so many projects to do.

  177. I’d put the $100 towards wood to build a new pergola for by the pool. :)

  178. I just bought a new home – so $100 would help SO much!! So very much painting to be done!! :)

  179. put it towards a bathroom remodel! except my hubby will probably steal it and buy a new weed eater. not nearly as much fun.

  180. I need new pots, pillows, and maybe an outdoor rug?? Yeah. That’s what I need to spruce up the patio!!

  181. I would use the gift card for flowers – my front porch is EMPTY :( Thank you!!!

  182. I would either buy paint for the inside of the house, or plants and stuff for my front porch! I love Home Depot!

  183. Boad and batten for my living room..complete my dining room redo…redo the bathrooms…shall I go on ? :)

  184. Outdoor cushions, hardware for the bathroom cabinets, paint, plants, a window box…I could rattle off many things that we could get at Home Depot!!

  185. We are moving this summer and will need a new refrigerator. This would make it $100 cheaper!

  186. I would use it to buy nice casters for all of our living room furniture so that it is easy to move everything around for playtime, dance time, and exercise video time.

  187. ooh! We’re almost done with our home improvement projects! We’d use the $100 gift card to stain the remaining trim to match our new wood stairs, buy paint to repaint the entry way and buy an updated ceiling light to replace our lovely brass ’80’s light.

  188. i’d use the gift card to buy some organizational helpers for my kitchen and closet.

  189. I would use the money to begin the work on a much needed deck area around our in ground pool. The previous owners only concreted a small portion of the area inside the pool fence. They planted Vinca in the rest of the area. It looked nice, but with two active boys swimming in the pool using lots of balls and sundry other items that get lost in the vines is not so user friendly; not to mention that it is the prime tanning/lounging area of the pool. Have begun the deconstruction of the area, but sure could use that gift card to begin to purchase the supplies to make it a fun, funky, functional portion of our pool area.

  190. Have to be paint and new blinds for my dining room, but I would love to put some pavers under our back deck to make that usable space too. Can’t wait to see what you do, Kate!

  191. It’s a hard choice between picking up some more perennials and buying a bunch of different colors of paint for all the refinishing projects I have slated for this summer. In fact, that $100 could go a long way for both things.

  192. Who couldn’t use a Home Depot card!! I’m looking for a new birdbath and bird feeder. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  193. I would love to do an outdoor fire pit! There are so many things to get at Home Depot!

  194. I would buy some paint for my dining room. We’ve got the colors all picked out, we just need some extra funds to buy it!

  195. Love the yellowy greens you have picked out!

    It would definitely go towards our bathroom re-do, we’re doing it this summer so I would love some funding to go towards it!

  196. I would purchase hardware for my kitchen cabinets- we remodeled the kitchen a year and a half ago and that is the last thing to do!

  197. I have to many ideas to list!! I need ground cover for the back yard, the galvanized water can I saw at Home Depot many moons ago. Some new plants to spruce up my pots would be nice. I can go on an on.

  198. Paint and outdoor plants! I love your ideas for your patio and look forward to seeing the progress. BTW, I plan to make your sour cream enchiladas this weekend!

  199. Give it to my daughter who is expecting a baby girl in August! So she can do some sprucing up in the baby’s new room. Thanks!

  200. We are HOPEFULLY purchasing a new home very soon, so I would definitely use a gift card for new light fixtures, paint, and all of the other new-home items you would need from Home Depot!

  201. This is the summer of projects around our home!
    But first on my list is our daughters (ages 4 & 5) bedrooms. Lots of painting ideas for “growing up” their rooms…..along with places for knick-knacks and all things girly. :)
    This gift card would be fantastic to help get us jump-started!

  202. I have so many projects that I would LOVE to use the gift card for… Definitely paint for some of the rooms in my home, maybe a new rug. Hope to win!!

  203. I would use a Home Depot gift card to buy some of that gorgeous stone you put on your round patio. I tried staining the concrete last summer, but it didn’t hold up to our NE winter very well, so now we’re going to cover it with tile or stone. I thought yours turned out gorgeous! Thanks for the chance.

  204. We are moving overseas with the military and want to leave a nicely painted house behind for our renters. If I win this it is going straight toward nice neutral colors in our soon to be rental. Oh I can use this!! Keeping fingers crossed!! :) BTW the patio looks great!

  205. I would put the gift card towards a new front door. Mine lacks character and lets in the cold/hot air:( Time for something new to welcome guests to our home!

  206. We are doing a massive renovation to our house so I can’t say exactly how a $100 gift card would be used, but I can absolutely assure you that it would be :-)

  207. Need to spruce up the back yard. We are having our daughters college graduation in July. yard does need work. xoxox

  208. we just bought our first home and are in need of so many things. I think the backyard needs the most help! I would love to get the yard in order by buying some lawn care for it. It has weeds that go for miles. I would love a nice place for my girls to play.

  209. Posted a link to my FB page. Good luck ladies and may the luckiest girl win. :)

  210. oh there is so much that i want to do right now. That home depot gift card would be perfect. I could get the supplies to redo my dinning room table or supplies for when i get my bedroom set. Or even get supplies for my bathroom redo…. oh so much = )

  211. I would use it to upgrade my patio furniture with some new stain and cushions :)

  212. $100 to Home Depot…I think it would be time to check out some new lighting for my house, maybe even some fun outdoor lighting or some small patio furniture

  213. My backyard is in serious need of some color. So, I would plant lots of colorful flowers.

  214. We have been wanting to replace our interior door hardware (yuck who wants builder gold door knobs!) so $100 would really help us get started!

  215. For $100 I would begin the process of pulling up the carpet in the hallway and preparing to tile the hallway, the laundry room floor and the kid’s bathroom. A big project that has been on our to-do list for a while!

  216. I would use it to put towards refinishing my old and dinged-up furniture!

  217. What would you do with a $100 gift card to Home Depot? Inspired by your recent transformation, I would love to give a makeover to my back patio!

  218. i think i would pick up some more outdoor furniture! i’m loving decorating outside right now.

  219. I would buy some patio shades to make it more pleasant in our hot Arizona sunshine.

  220. I would start building an outdoor shower and replace the stepping stones in our backyard with pavers!

  221. I would put it all towards crown moulding for our front room. We haven’t any since we moved in and I know it would make a world of difference in the room.

  222. I would buy a new rug and pillows for my patio. I spend so much time there!!

  223. Exciting giveaway! I’d love to win the gift card! I’d use it for a new ceiling fan for my living room. There is a horrid brass one in there right now! :)

  224. Having spent the entire day hosing down and scrubbing the “green” off my deck after my power washer decided it was not going to work, I am now ready for some new stain. A $100 gift card from Home depot would go down a treat…then I think a few new chairs to have a nap!

  225. With $100 to Home Depot I would gather painting supplies, several gallons of paint and start repainting my kitchen, breakfast nook and butler’s pantry. After that, I’d pick out some wall treatments (board and batten perhaps) to begin work on the guest bath. My true to do list is actually much longer :)

  226. just scored some great pieces at goodwill plus it was a MDW sale, so i would get creative with some new ways to finish it.. plus maybe start a new project if something in home depot inspired me :)

  227. Oh man! I would buy shade plants to line the back fence where it’s a jumbled mess of dirt, moss and weeds.

  228. I need to get some of that tacky green carpet that looks like grass for my back porch area to protect it from the elements as the untreated wood is rotting out a bit from the winter snow. Also, probably some new wood for the back porch-it is covered with a small roof but snow still gets in from the sides and damages the wood flooring. Sigh… a homeowner’s work is never done!

  229. I’d head straight to the paint section with a gift card to Home Depot!!

  230. I want to make some new furniture for the house. My son needs a new bed, and I’d love to make some new outdoor furniture for the back deck.

  231. Right at this moment I would buy materials to build a pergola. Then I would have a place to hang my swing!

  232. I would love to get my hands on a couple of wine barrels! I too have been looking at those cabanas for an area in my yard I would like to have some seating for gatherings.

    If I won, I would apply it toward a desperately needed lawnmower before the City gives me a fine for my grass being too tall! Mine was old and finally bit the dust.

  233. I would put that towards supplies to paint our kitchen cabinets and with what’s ever left over, put it towards getting our nice screen door for our front door. A $100 to HD would be so great!!

  234. With $100 @ Home Depot I’d get a few materials to finish up our ongoing rancher reno! I would be beyond thrilled to win–and so would my hubbie!

  235. Oh boy! I’d probably put it towards some starter plants for our veggie garden, maybe some paint for the master bedroom and whatever else we could fit in. I would certainly stretch it as far as possible!

  236. With the gift card I would buy covers for our patio furniture (boring I know, but much needed!)
    Thank you :)

  237. We would buy paint/supplies to redo a dresser for a changing table in our nursery, the bedside tables in our guest room, and our bar!

  238. Greetings! I would use the $100 to help my about-to-be-wed daughter turn her fiance’s bachelor pad into a woman-ready home. Maybe a new kitchen faucet or some carpeting to replace the horrid carpet on her sunporch or maybe just some paint to get the master bedroom painted. So much to do, so little funding!

  239. I would hand over the gift card to my parents to get them motivated on their own patio project. They have a furniture set just sitting there waiting for some repairs to be made to the existing patio and cover, and I would love for them to use the space THIS summer =)

  240. I would start working on remodeling our horrible 1950s bathroom. I’ve gotten so many great ideas from your site!

  241. No question. New faucet for the kitchen. We’ve wanted to replace it since the day we moved in, but that project keeps getting bumped down the list.

  242. Decorate my eating area in the backyard. I rug under the table would look nice and having flowers will make it look beautiful.

  243. If I had $100 for Home Depot I would use it to buy materials to do my front yard. I want to put down mulch (the pinestraw has long been gone), add flowers and plants. My front yard is bland and $100 would help it.

  244. Fantastic giveaway! I’d probably buy a new sander–I just got an old dresser that is crying out for refinishing!

  245. I could do so many things with $100 at Home Depot……but I think flowers and some really great pots would do our house some good.

  246. I’d definitely getting some paint! I’m interested in changing up some of the rooms. My parents are also planning on remodeling their kitchen soon. I’m sure they could use the help!

  247. I would use the gift card to buy spray paint. I’m working on refinishing a vintage metal glider and rockers and before long I will need primer and spray paint.

  248. I would by supplies to refinish two dressers and two desks in my apartment. They are definitely in need of some TLC!

  249. I am redoing my kitchen this summer. So this could go towards anything from the floor to the backsplash!

  250. I would redo our front porch. It currently has no love and it needs some!

  251. Repaint my room. Made a total disaster of it 5 years ago & haven’t had the money to be able to repaint because I’m going to school.

  252. I would finally be able to start my bathroom remodel! Right now our metallic wallpaper rivals those of the ugliest bathrooms in America.

  253. I have to powerwash our green-tinged deck, so I would put it towards some stain and sealer!

  254. I would put it towards giving the walls in my house a fresh coat of paint!

  255. We plan to put hardwood floors in our family room this fall and would put the $100 towards that purchase.

  256. $100 from Home Depot would definitely mean finishing off the walkway in our front yard – it goes from our driveway to our porch, and across the front garden. We need to put pavers or flagstone down.

  257. I would spend it on removing the hideous red wallpaper in my office and buy a nice blue/green paint to give it a beautiful soothing feel. I’d use the rest to actually make the office usable!

  258. With a $100 Home Depot gift card, I would buy the boards to start the cottage style board wall in my planned multi-purpose space. It is formerly a guest room and soon to be a sewing/craft/office/guest room.

  259. I would take our master bath from a blah room (complimented with camo green color on the walls-gross!) to something more zen and spa-like with new paint and a little bit of white tile. I’m loving your ideas for your patio by the way!

  260. I would probably buy a few small prints from etsy or 20×200. Been working to fill up the gigantic wall in my living room!

  261. just got a new house, so the possibilities are endless – remodel master br, re-do deck, upgrade kitchen, repaint ugly purple bathroom…..

  262. I would use it in my own backyard. We live in Seattle where it rains 8 months out of the year and so some sort of covering over the patio would be great so that we could still bbque and enjoy an evening without having it rained out every time!!

  263. We’re in the middle of a backyard patio project ourselves. This would help with the last bags of sand, and the grout. Maybe with enough leftover for a few plants towards the landscaping! :)

  264. I could really use the gift card for a landscaping project that we’ve been trying to complete=)
    Thanks a bunch!

  265. I would actually love to get some plants for my backyard. I just moved into a new place and the backyard is very sad. I want to spruce up the patio with some potted plants. I could get $100 to go a long ways. Or maybe I’ll paint a room. I could also get a new light fixture for the kitchen. Or maybe some lights for the backyard? Basically, there is a lot I could and want to do. :) Thanks for the giveaway and I’m excited to see how your yard turns out!!

  266. I’d buy something for the garden, either plants or path components or something like that. Thanks for the giveaway!

  267. Kate I would absolutely love to win this gift certificate to Home Depot I really need some new lighting!

    Come and enter my amazing $250 Giveaway from Tracy Porter!

    Art by Karena

  268. I would buy some more spray paint (of course) and get some patio furniture.

  269. We just bought some new patio furniture and if I got a $100 gift card from Home Depot, I would use it to buy an outdoor rug and some accessories to tie everything together!

  270. Where to start? I would replace our builder grade light fixtures first, then replace the builder grade bathroom fixtures, and buy some paint for said bathrooms!

  271. Would probably buy paint (Gobi Desert by Behr) and hardware for the bathroom.

  272. I would buy paint to spruce up all the things that I have for my space!! Loving the wine barrel ideas !
    I linked with Facebook

  273. I’d love to select some new plants for our yard – with lots of color! Thanks for the giveaway!

  274. I was just drooling over some grills at Home Depot the other day, so this would make a lovely beginning to getting a new one for my hubby for maybe Father’s Day or his birthday. Our old grill has given up, so he’s taken to grilling with charcoal over our bbq pit in the backyard. A new gas grill would sure be a lot more convenient.

  275. we just started renovating our first house. we’re going to redo our master suite so i’d use $100 for wood for studs and to get started with pergo flooring!

  276. We had an emergency bathroom redo as a result of a leaking shower pan, so I’d put that money to an upgraded faucet or shower head.

  277. I think I would finally invest in a miter saw to accomplish all the building and molding projects that we want to do! I’ve been borrowing my neighbors and I’m sure he’s kinda sick of me asking!! :)

  278. I would use the gift card towards an arbor for a climbing rose or vine. We want to put a pathway down and the arbor would be a great addition at the beginning. Thank you for this chance.

  279. Hmmm…a $100 gift card to Home Depot would/could go to several different items! It may go to a new faucet for our kitchen/pantry remodel, to our bathroom remodel we’re starting soon, the nursery we should start soon, the landscaping we’ve begun or building supplies for some storage I’m fixated on building!

  280. I would buy that last piece of trim to finish off the deck. You know, that one piece that never seems to get done?

  281. I would want to spend the 100$ gift card on fun garden items, but the responsible, smart thing to do is use it towards the bathroom remodel. Thank you for the chance to win!

  282. I love that you asked “Some paint or a new faucet?” I need a new kitchen faucet! Thanks for reminding me…

  283. Definitely would start with some paint supplies and some hardware for my next project: refinishing an ole’ white dresser… and finish it off with a rainbow of spray paint cans for whatever comes up next that needs a little TLC and color!

  284. Paint, paint!! I am hoping to rid our house of beige in the next couple weeks, so a Home Depot trip is in my near future. :)

  285. Definitely spruce up our backyard as well! Saving up for a nice patio set! Thanks for hosting this!

  286. Me and the garden section would have a little rendezvous and the result would be many pretty little flowers to brighten my backyard. I crave the backyard life during the hot months, and colors of all kinds are necessary!

  287. OMG I need this soooo bad! I would go buy cement mix so that the steps could be finished in my backyard, and if there is any left I would buy some more outdoor furniture, plants etc…

  288. I’m working on our patio, too! So I would spend $100 on bricks and sand and that would probably cover it. But if there is any left over, maybe a couple pots and plants to scatter about on the new patio.

  289. We are looking for new grill for the summer so this would definately help!

  290. I would buy paint for my daughters room and spend the rest on plants for the backyard. I hope I win!!!

  291. oooh, we moved into a new home and we’re working on landscaping…$100 would buy lots more pretty flowers for our yard! :o)

  292. We’re working on our curb appeal so I would use a GC towards the purchase of a new light fixture, updated hardware for the door and paint to freshen a bench. Thanks for the giveaway!

  293. Love what you are doing to your new outdoor patio, the things you have chosen are beautiful.
    Oh boy a 100.00 to spend at Home Depot, where do I begin. I would be tossed between plants and paint I guess. We just bought a new umbrella and stand for one area around our pool that has no shade. I would say Paint for sure. I can always use paint and we are doing an outdoor project now that is all about paint.
    have a great weekend

  294. Paint. Always paint. Primer. Always primer. I also have a collapsible table design for my sewing room lurking around in my brain that wants to come out and be made!

  295. I’d love to inject some color into our covered porch or maybe add a useful rain barrel to the back garden or maybe even have the hubs build a sandbox for the boys! Oh so many fun summer projects!

  296. I would put it towards a new patio set. Ours shattered last year and I have yet to replace it. I’ve been looking at one of the Martha Stewart collections and have yet to buy it!

  297. I would put it towards a new patio set. Ours shattered last year and I have yet to replace it. I’ve been looking at one of the Martha Stewart collections and have yet to buy it!

  298. I just convinced my husband to make the downstairs of our split level home (currently a massive playroom/extra tv area) into our master suite! We could use all the help we can get. A gift card to Home Depot would definitely go to good use!

  299. Oh, Home Depot. I would buy new wood decking material for my front walkway. I actually did a post about it last week. It’s in grim disrepair. Maybe this would motivate my husband to work on it.

  300. Yah home depot! I would probably by baseboard trim, boring I know, but I’m going to need a lot of it once I tear up my kitchen/living room floors next week!

  301. Patio table baby!!! Or really anything, home depot might just be my favorite store.

  302. I would buy chalkboard paint. I am so inspired by the different ways you have used it and would love to try it out. I am also in the process of sprucing up the backyard. I would buy some new lights and also start an edible garden. Thanks.

  303. I would LOVE to give the gift card to my retired parents who have the time they need to fix up their house, but it seems to go the speed of molasses because of the finances. They deserve it, here’s to hoping I win! :)

  304. First, I am totally in LOVE with your design plan! It’s totally inviting and relaxing! Second, I am DYING for a barrel plant like that! I just may have to DIY one!!! :D

    As for the Home Depot card, I would buy more yard decor! :D

  305. I seriously need to paint our front door! I’m trying to talk my husband into a cranberry color. Wouldn’t that spruce up our cream house with cream trim with a cream door?! I think so! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  306. My honey & I just bought our first home…a great deal for a fixer-upper and boy is it in a slew of improvements…our sad savings account shudders at the thought of all the money to do the things that need to be done! We would buy paint/supplies and electrical things, as NONE of the bedrooms have lights!

  307. I would put it towards a new outdoor table a chairs. We are moving from our rent house and loosing the fabulous one that we have!

  308. I have two projects in mind that I could use the Gift card for. I have a chair that I love that I would like to recover using drop cloths from Home Depot. I am also doing my sons’ room over and need to purchase craft paper and floor varnish:) I HOPE I WIN!!

  309. Pegboard, drywall, spray paint, fencing, pots, outdoor rug…I could go on and on!

  310. Woo if I could get $100 to home depot I would definitely use it to help me buy tiles for my kitchen backsplash. I live in a cute little apartment with a nice kitchen but just bare back wall. I can certainly use all the help I can get seeing that I am a teacher in a private school and will have plenty of time on my hands come next week!!

  311. We are going to paint our kitchen cabinets … that would be an awesome help!

  312. I would use the $100 to build one of Ana White’s plans. I’m wanting to do the plant stand and the adult sized sling chair for my balcony!

  313. I would spend it on a patio table and if I had leftover money, I would go wild in the garden center!

  314. I would buy ant bait (as my youngest is allergic to fire ants) for my entire yard, spray paint, and part of a new mower for our newly dead one.

  315. I would finally replace the old light on our porch. It is one of those fluorescent porch lights and casts an ugly blue light instead of a warm light. I feel like I’m being interrogated on my own porch and I’ve hated it since we moved in 2 years ago, but other things in our house have taken priority.

  316. You have inspired me to get busy on my patio project (which is lacking in “pop!”) So, the Home Depot prize $ would be seeking that elusive element of pop-ness.

  317. We have zero lighting in our back yard and would love to be able to use our outdoor space in the evenings. I would spend it on lighting! Your patio project is looking fantastic Kate!

  318. I am DYING to build a very simple pergola on my deck. I have been thinking about it since last summer. I even know what supplies I need, it is completely built in my mind. I just need the FUNDS! I’m a centsational girl too so I can make the $100 go a LONGGG way!!!! I will then be able to kick back under my lighted pergola on a warm summer night and enjoy some wine!

  319. We’ve just moved and have an awesome patio set, with the home depot gift card I would pop up some color with new cushions! Crossing my fingers XX

  320. Oh goodness, where to begin? We are moving into a new place, so I think my first purchase would likely be paint…then maybe some lumber because I have some big ideas for sprucing up some boring walls in the new place!

  321. I would use a Home Depot gift certificate to help fence in a pasture I need for rescued horses. I have three and we have already spent $1,200. trying to complete this job.

  322. My back patio is desperate for a make-over. I’d love to replace the awful drop ceiling with beaded board, cover the metal poles so they look like columns, replace the OLD ceiling fan, and stain the floor. Think I could get all of that done for $100? Maybe not, but it would be a great start!

  323. we have been doing a lot of home projects lately so $100 would come in handy! I think our kitchen faucet is about to go so that would be helpful! Love your blog.

  324. We just bought a new house and there are quite a few repairs. This would definitely help to tackle the to-do list

  325. So many projects going, painting in front of house to spruce up the curb appeal, corner garden in the backyard needs help, one day I’ll start painting my ugly kitchen cabinets…..

  326. I would use it to buy paint. Our garage desperately needs a new paint job.

  327. Ooohh…we are fixing up the outside of our home this summer and would love to put the Home Depot gift card toward new paint!

  328. We have so much that needs doing around our house, that I don’t know where to begin! A gift card could help to buy paint for the walls in our house; new light fixtures for the kitchen; a new sink and faucet for our bathroom; or materials for building shelves for the the closet in my craft room. I love getting ideas from your blog.

  329. I’d buy a leaf blower so we can clean out the garage without borrowing from our neighbor.

  330. I would build the wall for my sons room, so he can have a space of his own (and Mommy and Daddy can have their space back). The theme is dinosaurs, I’m so excited to finish it up. :)

  331. Where to begin… We would love new roman shades for two of our bedrooms and some patio accessories.

  332. Just bought a new house and all the walls are brown so we definitely need some paint money

  333. I would get a few indoor plants and also buy some paint to cover up some old screen doors.

  334. I would use the gift card towards the purchase of a new vanity top in my bathroom. I am painting the old vanity in the bathroom and need to replace the vanity top, sink and faucet.

  335. Definitely some planter pots. We are building some decking and I want to line it with some nice big planter pots.

  336. What would you do with a $100 gift card to Home Depot?

    I would go out and buy materialsI need to refinish a small stool I bought off Kijiji today; sander, primer, Rustoleum Heirloom White paint, staple gun. You’re an inspiration!!! – but I’m starting small. :)

  337. Linked this post to Facebook! :)

    Also, not sure if it matters, but I’m Canadian. Do I still have a chance?!

  338. Yay for Home Depot! This is what I would buy = paint, paint, and more paint!!! Our 1-bedroom industrial loft may have a small footprint (only 787 sq ft!), but we MORE than make up for it with our airy 14-foot ceilings. Unfortunately (from a painting perspective), this means that all our outside walls are, I repeat, 14 feet high! Daunting, to say the least. One wall is brick (whew!) but the other 3 walls are in *desperate* need of painting. That’s 1400 square feet of wall!!! Eeek! My painting muscles hurt just thinking about it… help me, Home Depot!

    The patio plans look beautiful, Kate — can’t wait to see the big reveal!

  339. Hmmm….. I would buy a nail gun or a compound miter saw. I NEED those two tools!

  340. Wow, I so need to re-do my pond, but the expense is keeping me from doing it as of yet :(

  341. Wow, I so need to re-do my pond, but the expense is keeping me from doing it as of yet :(

  342. Love Home Depot – updating guest bath – maybe a new faucet? paint? lighting? mirror? Love your patio ideas – can’t wait for the reveal.

  343. I have a list of about a million things from Home Depot, but to narrow it down to just a few . . . I need blinds, some lighting, a sander, and spray paint :-)

  344. My husband and I could definitely use the Home Depot gift card to help out with our kitchen renovation. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

  345. We are redoing our main bathroom and are looking for the perfect glass accent tile! This would definitely come in handy!

  346. I was just at Home Depot today! I had to get a Purdy brush and Floetrol that you rave about. :) Oh, how I’d love to win this giveaway! We are in desperate need of a patio sliding door- not a fun purchase, but a very necessary one!

  347. I’d totally get paint to redo some shutters and furniture I’ve been waiting to re-do!!! YAY!

  348. I love your website and have been inspired several times now to create some beauty around my home. If I had a $100 Home Depot gift card, I’d use it to buy some paint for my sons’ room. I have 7 sons and, well, let’s just say its time to repaint :)

  349. My first project on the list is to paint stripes in my entry. Then, I have a tile project in mind, and really, the list goes on and on!

  350. I would love to buy a light fixture and a faucet for our master bathroom. They are in dire need of replacement!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  351. I would be purchasing for trim for the dining room and some chair rail too. Then I need to make a frame for a picture that was painted on the wall. Then I need some paint too for the dining room. I need some plants for the summer to pretty it up outside and grow some vegetables. Thanks for the giveaway!

  352. We also have zero outside lighting. I would love to use our backyard after dark!

  353. I would get the wood and supplies to build my son a new daybed/twin bed with storage! :) He’s moving into a big boy bed soon and I don’t want the typical toddler bed! This would be perfect!

  354. paint and bead board to decorate our daughter’s new room in our new home.

  355. We would probably put it towards fencing- we just moved into our house with a 1 & 2 year old, and we have a busy street on one side and literally a canyon on the other. Yikes!

  356. It would be hard to decide what to get….but I want to finish off our main bathroom….some wood for board and batten and new lighting,!

  357. We’ve also been working on making our patio someplace we want to sit and relax with friends. So I’d say we’d use the money to continue that plan — maybe replace our 15-year-old outdoor ceiling fans…

  358. I could use this giveaway in a million different ways! New doorknobs, paint, blinds. Just about every room in my house could use $100!

  359. With $100, I would help my parents upgrade their balcony so they can enjoy the view!

  360. Where do I start? I could use it towards making my daughter’s big girl room, a new front door, new light fixtures in the house (to replace the ugly brass ones), or towards shutters for the outside of the house!

  361. I am also in need of sprucing up my backyard!! We’re putting in a fence this week, but a lot more needs to be done. I could put the home depot gift card toward so many things… stain for the deck, or wood for a new section of deck, or a gazebo (we have no shade either)… so many options, so little money!

  362. I would buy a couple fruit trees for our yard. Love Home Depot! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  363. I would buy either a new sink for the bathroom we’re roughing in, or some plants for our yard.

  364. I think we’d spend the gift certificate on lumber for our basement framing that we’re about to start. Or on flooring for the basement. Or on drywall for the basement. Basically, we’re about to spend a lot of money on our basement and could easily find a use for the Home Depot gift card!

  365. I would be all over paint! I already have some colors picked out. I would also buy some tomato plants.

  366. We just bought our first house this past week, so there is oh so much I’d do with $100! Paint and paint supplies, spray paint, curtain rods, hoses… the list of needs goes on and on, but the budget does not!

  367. My husband and I are closing on a new house soon…that desperately needs a new deck! We’d put that gift card to good use! :)

  368. What wouldn’t I use a gift card to Home Depot for? I don’t thinkg there is a single aisle in that store that doesn’t contain something that could help me turn my place into a home.

  369. I’m wanting to purchase some new patio furniture, so $100 would be a boost in the right direction.

  370. I would definitely use the $100 for one of the many outdoor projects we have planned; maybe some lumber and deck paint to spruce up our patio.

  371. Oh my goodness, what I could do with 100 buckaroos from Home Depot. I have been wanting to redo our front porch which extends from one side to the other of our house. It is amazing and my favorite part of the whole house. I would buy some things to decorate, more bird feeders, good bird seed, a rug, some lights, and maybe a new chair or two- oh and if there is any left over, some of those new mosquito clips!! I loathe in the idea of winning this giveaway! sheesh!

    thanks for this opportunity!

  372. After working for the past few weeks creating 2 patios, building a pergoda and having a very long awaited roof built over our deck (I believe I can now officially call it a porch, yay!!) I would just love to add some landscape lighting. Since I seem to have virtually lived in Home Depot for the past couple months, $100 would be extremely welcome to help bring the lighting to life.

  373. A $100 gift card to my favorite store? No question, I’d get new lighting for our kitchen.

  374. I am working on my own little garden of serenity project outside. I have lots of plants going, but I’m desperately in need of more large ceramic planters. I have some of my herbs in plastic pots and the Texas heat is starting to be too much for them. I love your patio story!

  375. What a fabulous giveaway! Plus I can’t wait to see what you do in your yard. I’ve been thinking mine sure could use a little more relaxing space so I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    To answer your question, I would add a potting bench to my garden space and make it all cute and organized. It’s been on my wish list for years!

  376. Positively too many projects to name! But definitely some paint and other materials I have in mind for a DIY art project.

  377. We love Home Depot! I’d probably buy some wood for a an outdoor furniture build we want to do.

  378. What wouldn’t I do with a gift card to Home Depot?! We are in the process of buying my grandparents’ house, with whom we’ve been living for a year now, while they move in with my parents. I love my grandparents, but we are in desperate need of making the house our own. We’ve already bought laminate flooring to replace the pink carpet in the dining room, from Home Depot of course. But we also want to replace the pink countertop on the center island, take down all of the flower borders, buy a new front door with a window in it, replace the cabinet hardware in the kitchen, replace the shutters, and the list goes on! Haha! How’s that for a brief comment! Thanks for sharing all of your work!

  379. I would buy patio furniture or wood to repair our deck, or maybe even some plants for a small garden to start with our two kids, but likely the first things first. :)

  380. my first question is how much spray paint does a $100 gift certificate buy. hehe Besides that I have a huge wish list. Any plants in my yard would be great. A ceiling fan in my bedroom for the summer and the list goes on and on! Thank You!!

  381. we’re fixing up a house so that my grandfather can come live in the same town as us. I’d love to shop home depot’s lighting and paint departments to give the place a bit of pizzaz!

  382. We’re renovating the house we just bought (our first home!) and could definitely use a $100 budget cushion for anything that goes wrong!

  383. I linked you on my facebook. Still trying to figure out how to do it on twitter

  384. My porches need attention!!! I would rent a sander and seal them with tung oil; this gift card would cover the project. Happy little porches they will be, for 100 more years to come:)

  385. I would love to purchase a new grill for my hubby…it would be the crowning touch on our own patio makeover we did this spring!

  386. I would love to buy a new dining room light fixture or spend the gift card on making our patio a more comfortable and entertaining friendly space! Thanks Home Depot!

  387. We are moving into our first house! So it would go to patio furniture….paint…compound saw….my list is long!

  388. I go to orange on a weekly basis and always seem to find something that i need. We are in the processing of also re-doing our patio, so a little money to help spruce up the surrounding beds would be a huge treat!

  389. One of those contained fire pits. My husband asks for one every Summer and I still haven’t gotten him one. Poor guy. Thanks for the chance.

  390. We bought a house in March that had been vacant for almost a year. The flower beds need some major TLC!

  391. I desperately need to paint in my new house. The walls are dinged up and are boring builder beige. I need some POP!

  392. I have been wanting to repaint and redecorate my older daughters’ room. It’s in need of an upgrade with some fresher deco for their elementary/middle school years. The last time it’s been painted was 10 years ago when my first daughter was born!

    “Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”

  393. We are adopting so I need to clean out the office and turn the guest bedroom into a guest bedroom/office and create a nursery. A new fence is also on the to do list.

  394. My husband bought a patio set before I met him…a week after he got it, there was a giant wind storm and the table blew over and shattered in a million pieces. We have a small yard (we live in a townhouse) but there’s a small deck and I planted tomatoes this year! I’d love to be able to sit down and have a place to eat/put drinks! A table would be terrific. :)

  395. wow, what WOULDN’T I do with $100 at HD??? My first thing would be to buy a nice sander…. oh I so desperately need one! Thanks!

  396. Oh my! I live in wine country and your plan looks like it would fit right in with the local tasting rooms around the valley.

    For me I would use the $100 to spruce up my very limited outdoor space. The area is only a 6×6 apartment patio so I think the $100 would do just about everything!

  397. We are finishing off our basement, adding a finished bedroom, bathroom and living room, so there is lots we need for down there. We are also building a shed with a playhouse on top, so there are outdoor needs as well. Thanks for the chance, can’t wait to see your backyard reveal!

  398. Oh…there’s a nice shower head there I’d like…or some more spray paint…or a new chandelier for my daughter’s room…or a few more pillows for the patio…oh the possibilities!!! :)

  399. Just linked your giveaway to my facebook page!!! Thanks for the chances to win!

  400. What fun! I’ve been mulling over a few projects, but I’d probably just use $100 on patio furniture, or maybe one of those nice free-standing hammocks. Oh, yeah! that’s what I’d use it for! Do they even sell those at home depot? I suppose if they don’t, I could buy $100 worth of rope and create my own…

  401. Ooh! I would love new cusions for my wicker set. Thanks for the opportunity!

  402. I would use the gift card to buy paint for our kitchen or to go towards new window coverings/blinds. We only have the paper blinds right now. bleh.

  403. omg home depot is like my second home! i’d use the give card for my next yard project: laying pavers in my side yard to make a small patio.

  404. I might give it to my husband towards the purchase of a radial arm saw (so he can do more projects for me!) or maybe paint the living room or buy plants but most likely put in a ceiling fan in our office.

  405. I’m in the process of getting my house ready to go on the market. There’s minor repairs to be made and a gift certificate would be an awesome help!

  406. Oh my! What an awesome giveaway!
    A $100 would help out with a bathroom reno.
    I so need a new toilet. (one that doesn’t leak…)
    also a new faucet…some paint for the walls…
    a new shower head…
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  407. I’m just moving my two little girls into one bedroom, and de-nurserifying it (yes, I like to make up my own words.) So the gift card would go a long way for paint, shelving and window treatments!

  408. My husband and I have been thinking about investing in a shed for all of garden and lawn equipment, so a Home Depot gift card would come in handy for sure!

  409. I’m in immediate need of a t-post pounder. And I’d like to paint the chicken coop. And get a portable AC before the summer arrives here. I’d probably have to flip a coin. :)

  410. I would use it for some seating for our front porch. We love to do bubbles out there after dinner!

  411. $100 to Home Depot… what to do, what to do…
    Hmmm, I’d either choose some plans from Ana White that I have bookmarked or new paint and wallpaper for our kitchen which is outdated and needs some help!

  412. I would love a giftcard to HD so we can get a new doorbell (ours went kaput this week) and some paint so I can stripe my craftroom walls!

  413. Hey! I would build a shallow pantry in my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, please, please, please, please

  414. I would use it towards outdoor project, maybe rain barrel or rain chain.

  415. I would put it towards an umbrella for our table. It would be great to relax around a big dinner outside…but with some shade!

  416. Paint for the bathroom (to go with the new shower curtain – isn’t that the way it always goes? lol) and the rest as a start to the new flooring for the kitchen/dining room. :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  417. New bathroom light, or maybe some hardware for the kitchen cabinets, or new blinds for the bedroom…so many projects in the works right now!

  418. Would love to redo my dining room, and my daughter’s bedroom. I have been wanting to make a headboard for her, and I saw your one of your tutorials. Linked you to facebook. Thanks for the chance!

  419. Thanks for this opportunity! I would use the Home Depot gift card to buy new cabinet hardware for our kitchen. :)

  420. Oh Where do I begin?! I want new light fixtures for upstairs (to replace u-gly brassy ones); want to repaint my door knobs; want to put board and batten on some walls….. I could go on and on!!

  421. What a great opportunity! Moving to a different house at the end of summer last year has given us a chance to revive our old deck furniture while buying some new pieces. $100 would really help to complete this deck and patio project.

  422. I would buy plants and trees for our back yard. This was the first winter that Tucson Az. had trees froze and we lost all our palm trees and many other ones in the front. So I have a lot to re-plant. thanks for the chance to win!! Carmen Goddard

  423. I would use the gift card towards supplies for raised planting beds – plants, soil, and such!

  424. We are moving to a larger home on an acre of land, so a gift card to Home Depot would be fab! I would use it for landcaping since our “new” backyard has none — and landscaping an acre will be so expensive!

  425. Ohhh fun! I would finish my garden. I’m going to break the bank putting that baby in. There’s tons of fun stuff at Home Depot I’ve got my eye on. Thanks1

  426. Ohhh fun! I would finish my garden. I’m going to break the bank putting that baby in. There’s tons of fun stuff at Home Depot I’ve got my eye on. Thanks!

  427. I will buy something, anything, to help fix up our kitchen that we tore everything out of and haven’t been able to put back together yet

  428. I would put it towards the new cabinets I am getting there.
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  429. I would use it for shelving. We are trying to fix a pantry area for storing our home canning. We want a better place than under beds and in the clothes closet for the salsa, pickles and peaches.

  430. We could use it for our deck. Our deck does not get much shade during the times we find ourselves wanting to use it the most. So some kind of seasonal covering like you discussed would be great to have. Thanks for the giveaway!

  431. I would use the money to purchase the materials for one of your DIY projects. The bracket bookshelves would look great in my little girls room.

  432. I’d finally finish my sewing/knitting studio. It sits half painted with bins of fabric and yarn stacked about. Monday’s my birthday…what wonderful birthday surprise this would be. Fingers crossed!

  433. Oh goodness…with $100 I would put it toward replacing my screen door! I keep looking at that ugly thing and cringing each and every time I walk through the door. Grrrrr. LOL

  434. With our dream home in the process of being built, I’m sure I could find **something** to do with an extra $100 from Home Depot. I think my dream garden would be the prized project to receive and little love.


  435. I would use it towards a new kitchen counter-top. We have an old laminate counter-top in shades of mauve – yes, mauve. Try decorating around that :-) Thanks for hosting such a practical giveaway.

  436. I’d put it towards my son’s room. We’re working at making the attic space into his own bedroom. Poor 12 year old has to deal with his three teenage sisters enough without having to share a room too.

  437. Still wanting to add some landscaping and shade to our back yard…a fire pit would be nice too!

  438. I would finally paint the laundry room and guest bathroom and add some decore elements.

  439. Oh, it’s hard to choose what I’d do… I’d love to spruce up my back yard a bit… but my bathroom really needs an update as well… so it’d be one or the other :)

  440. I would put it towards the materials we need to build a shed of some sort to house the garden supplies and toddler toys that are in desperate need of a home.

  441. I would give the Home Depot card to my friend who is building her house. There are PLENTY of things I could use it for myself, but I’d