DIY Blogger Wins $5,000 for Charity in FrogTape® Brand Painter’s Tape Paintover Challenge® Room Makeover
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to receive prize money from Charlotte-based blogger, Emily A. Clark
AVON, OHIO (June 14, 2017) – The public has cast their votes and the winner of the second annual FrogTape® Paintover Challenge® room makeover contest is Charlotte-based blogger Emily Clark of Emily A. Clark. After a fierce competition against five other creative home décor bloggers, documented on frogtapepaintoverchallenge.com, Emily impressed the public with her porch transformation, and won $5,000 for her favorite charity – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Blogger @Emilyaclark wins $5,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital from @FrogTape #PaintoverChallenge Tweet
The Paintover Challenge® garnered nearly 20,000 votes from the public to select the top room makeover. And for the first time, participating voters were also entered into a sweepstakes to win a $1,000 Visa® gift card and a FrogTape® brand painter’s tape product package to jump start their own home makeover.
“Updating home décor doesn’t need to be expensive, and our goal with this year’s competition was to show DIYers how to incorporate character and style into their homes on a budget,” said Allison Shagovac, influencer marketing manager, ShurTech Brands, LLC. “Each of the bloggers’ personality and creativity showed in their room makeovers, and the results were very inspiring.”
Emily took a mismatched screened-in porch and turned it into a nature-inspired oasis. Armed with FrogTape® and a few gallons of paint, she gave her neglected porch floor a brand-new look with an earthy green hue. Next, using the colors of spring and blue skies as inspiration, Emily combined organic textural pieces, such as a wood mirror and wicker furniture, with patterned accessories to tie the room together. The new space screams of Nature’s Influence – her assigned 2017 FrogTape® Design Trend.
“One of the things I originally fell in love with about our house was the screened-in porch overlooking the backyard, but I haven’t given it much attention since we’ve lived here,” she said. “As a mom of five, my time is limited, making it necessary to get my DIY projects done right the first time – which is why I trust in FrogTape® to give me really sharp paint lines, so I don’t have to worry about touch ups.”
“I was thrilled to ‘compete’ for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” added Emily. “They not only do great work in medical research and prevention, but they also treat sick kids without ever sending a bill to the families, thanks to generous donations. I’m delighted that I can give back to such a charitable organization.”
The challenge required each blogger to update a space using only three things: paint, painter’s tape and a $1,000 budget. The participating bloggers were each assigned one of the 2017 FrogTape® Design Trends, identified by celebrity interior designer, Taniya Nayak, to incorporate within their transformation. The process was documented on their blogs, and on frogtapepaintoverchallenge.com with before, during and after shots of the makeovers, as well as the official contest rules. The other talented 2017 Paintover Challenge® participants included:
- AKA Design: As an interior designer, writer and home-schooling momma, Shannon loves to spread her home decorating knowledge to her readers. She believes everyone can learn to decorate their home and her goal is to help her audience do just that.
- Hi SugarPlum!: Cassie is a style and décor-obsessed Texas girl, and proud mom of two. She loves sharing colorful room makeovers, inspiration for stretching wardrobes, travel adventures and life as it comes.
- Hunted Interior: Kristin inspires others to hunt for their own style to make their life and home more beautiful. She believes it is not what you spend that gives your home style, but rather, how you layer a space together. Kristin is obsessed with vintage rugs, leopard, flipping through design magazines and her family.
- Our Fifth House: Carmel is a wife and mom with a passion for color and pattern, who isn’t afraid to get some paint in her hair. She believes design should be fun, not complicated, and lives for quick under-an-hour DIY projects, bargain hunting and furniture rearranging.
- Sawdust 2 Stitches: An avid DIYer that can’t leave well enough alone, Corey thrives on a good challenge - whether it’s a furniture flip, new build or a room makeover. In the few beautiful moments when she isn’t entertaining her two sons, she can usually be found hunched over a sewing machine and/or covered in sawdust.
2017 FrogTape® Paintover Challenge® Room Makeovers and Images
All of FrogTape® brand painter’s tapes are treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock® reacts with the water in latex paint to form a micro-barrier against paint bleed. From bold accent walls to painted accessories, FrogTape® painter’s tape will ensure the bloggers achieve sharp, crisp lines and professional results on every project. There are several tapes available within the popular family of FrogTape® brand products, including FrogTape® Multi-Surface and FrogTape® Delicate Surface.
For more information on the 2017 Paintover Challenge® and project inspiration, visit frogtapepaintoverchallenge.com.
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