GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure: The House Reveal

A couple of weeks ago, I was had the experience of a lifetime.  I was invited by my friends from GMC to participate in their 3rd GMC Hidden Treasures Adventure.  This amazing adventure was sponsored by GMC and The Cincinnati and Atlanta Habitat For Humanity ReStore.  We spent several days shopping the World’s Longest Yard Sale for items to put together TWO homes for deserving families working along with Habitat for Humanity.

If you missed my earlier posts, you might be interested in reading them to see the overall process.  You can find them here:

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure:  The Part 1

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure: Part 2

I ended up drawing the Living Room.  Here is a picture of one part of the Living Room.  Too see the other pictures, you can check out the reveal of that room here:  GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure: The Living Room Reveal

Today I want to share with you the rest of the home, which was put together by the other DIY Bloggers who I participated with.  Seriously, one of the best parts of this whole experience was working with and getting to know these amazing people.  So. Much. Fun!!

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Kitchen & Dining Room

Nick and Beth from Sawdust & Embryos

Nick and Beth from Sawdust and Embryos worked on the Kitchen/Dining Room and the litle Boy’s Room.  We were all given $250 for each room, which doesn’t go very far!  They did an amazing job working with what they had to create such a beautiful space in the Kitchen and Dining area.

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I love that they had the table set and ready for the family to begin spending time and making memories in their new home.  Isn’t that buffet amazing?  They turned an old dresser into this beautiful accent piece.  Then Beth took this outdated painting and threw in some blue colors to freshen it up and to turn it into the perfect piece!

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They painted a small section of the side kitchen cupboard with some Chalkboard Paint and then placed this frame around it to finish it off so nicely.  It will make a nice little command center for the family.

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Then…for the icing on the cake, they PAINTED…yes….painted this lovely kitchen “tile” backsplash!  I just love how it turned out.  It brings some color and fun texture into the kitchen.

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Master Bedroom

Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies

The Master Bedroom was done by Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies.  She found an amazing old barn door that she hung on the wall as the headboard for the bed.  Her and I struggled to get that thing on the wall.  We used to D Hooks and managed to get that thing securely hung…in the right spot (haha)!  I just LOVE it!!  She covered it with some varnish to keep the chippy paint from falling off and to protect it for long wear.

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I love the blue chair and the fun Antiques sign that was donated to her from an awesome reader! (Hi!!)  We met so many generous people who helped us fill this home with beautiful items along the yard sale!

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The room feels so light and airy and makes you want to just relax and read a good book!

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Study & Bathroom

Taryn from Design, Dining & Diapers

My car buddy Taryn, worked on the Study and the Upstairs Bathroom.  She found some amazing items in an Antique Shop in Seven Mile, Ohio for her study.  If you are in the area, be sure to check it out! She found this amazing door and chair and turned them into a great desk.  She used a couple of old saw horses as the table legs (after chopping off 4 inches).

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She also found the perfect little desk for the homeowners 4 year old son.  It happened to match almost perfectly to the door.  She simply recovered the chair cushion with a pillow cover from IKEA! Genius!!

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Allison from Two Thirty Five Designs

Ahhh…the Playroom! What kid wouldn’t love his own playroom!  Allison did an awesome job stocking the playroom with some amazing yard sale finds.  I love the wall that she covered with these old vinyl records!  We got a kick out of some of the old record covers!!  Ah…the 70’s and 80’s were some good times!

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And then, because Allison is super talented, she whipped up this awesome tent out of some wood and some fabric from IKEA!

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I think it is safe to say that Ishmael was super excited about it!!


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Kids Bedroom

Nick and Beth from Sawdust & Embryos

Beth and Nick also worked on Ishmael’s room.  I love the headboard they made for his room out of some old wood.  I love the different colors!

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I also love the dipped dresser they made to add some great color to the room.

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I think he’s loving his room…don’t you?! Beth caught this great photo of Ishmael’s excitment! haha!


I just want to publicly thank GMC for this amazing experience and for giving back to those in need… and for choosing me to participate! I also want to thank the Habitat for Humanity for all their work towards helping others and for allowing me to take a small part in what they do everyday. This has been THE most amazing experience that I feel extremely grateful to have been a part of!  And finally…I have decided I need to be driving a brand new Denali Yukon…don’t you think?!

Hoping and praying for TYC and Ishmael for creating great memories in their new home!!



  1. says

    I can imagine that is such a wonderful feeling to help make a house a lucky families home. What a caring and talented group to put it all together! So many thoughtful touches and fun elements!

    PS: You should totally get a new Denali Yukon. ;)

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