My super talented friend Christa from Stories of a House, just released her Ebook “Guide to Furniture Finishes” and im here to give away a copy to one lucky reader!!!

Her book is awesome!!  Its full of videos, pics and tons of tips that will get you started on your furniture painting!  It’s a great book that Christa put a ton of time in, she put everything in there that she wished she would of known about when she started painting furniture – you will learn from her trial and error and maybe save your self a few bucks from her mistakes :)

If you cant wait and need to get your copy now, just head on over and download the book here now – super easy!!

To enter this super awesome giveaway

1.  Just make sure you’re an official follower of this blog

2.  Leave me a comment about how you need this book!  Make sure your email is either linked up or leave it in your comment so I can get back to you.

That’s it!!  Giveaway will close Monday 12/19/11 @ 10pm MST

***IF YOU PURCHASE THE EBOOK AND YOU HAPPEN TO WIN, CHRISTA WILL REFUND YOUR MONEY!!!***

****GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED****

155 replies
  1. Claire @ polkadot-pretties
    Claire @ polkadot-pretties says:

    I really need this book to help me “Make – Over “ my existing furniture into the look that i want, without spending too much money, i also think it would make a great hobby.

    Thank you for this great opportunity

    Claire x
    polkadotpretties1@gmail.com

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  2. Life, Crafts and Whatever
    Life, Crafts and Whatever says:

    I SOOOOO need this book! We just got a computer armoire thingy off of Craigslist that I am revamping into a coat/backpack holder thingy, and I want to paint it.

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  3. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Want Want Want this book! Husband lost his job last year…spent 18 months in Iraq only to come back to an economy worse than when he left…need to "create" some revenue! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

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  4. Leslie
    Leslie says:

    I needs, NEEDS this e-book so I can be super-dee-duper awesome like you at rehabbing and painting furniture (the Canadian version of course!). Pick me pretty pretty please with sugar on top :) Keep up the fab work! lhane@telus.net

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  5. Trav and Linds
    Trav and Linds says:

    I would love to win! I have been really wanting to redo some pieces of furniture, but have been afraid to mess it up. This would be the perfect thing to help me along!

    lindsfitch at hotmail dot com

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  6. Suellen Price
    Suellen Price says:

    i've been a follower for a while…and am really getting into redo-ing things that were planned for the recycle bin! But i need help! this book will be great!

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  7. AbrewFamily
    AbrewFamily says:

    I have a couple of old pieces here that have great bones but need some love. I've had a hard time finding good tutorials so this may be the perfect e-book for me.

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  8. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    I have an old cabinet that my great-grandfather built for my great-grandmother. I've partially stripped it and now wonder if it needed to be stripped at all. I want to do it in a shabby chic paint treatment and have no idea where to start. This e-book would be a great help! I love your blog and watched you on Nate Berkus, you're amazing!

    Ellen
    ellekepas@gmail.com

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  9. Emily
    Emily says:

    I am a follower and boy do I need this book. I'm a painter wannabe, unlike you real pros. I always have something waiting to be painted and would love to know how to paint for reals:)

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  10. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    I am a follower! I would love this book! We are a family of 7 and my hubby just went back to school so there is no income for new furniture and I need to make over our old stuff!

    elle7976(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Oh goodness!!! I Soooo want this e-book! I have a coffee table that I built and just finished sanding this afternoon, and a bench I need to make for my friend–and I could SURE use some expert advice before I start painting/finishing! : ) Oooh, I hope I win!

    Amanda

    littlmrs@hotmail.com

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  12. dan_jane
    dan_jane says:

    I've been scouring resell it shops for the last few months and haven't bought anything because I just don't know what to do with any of it.

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  13. Wishing to Adopt
    Wishing to Adopt says:

    Hello, I absolutely love the idea of looking at the bones of a piece of furniture and saving it with refinishing techniques. I am super excited to attempt to paint my first piece of furniture. I am hoping to have a super cute craft desk to put in my craft room. It would be great to have your handy book as a guide for my first attempt to paint a piece of furniture! Thanks a bunch!

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  14. ohiofarmgirl
    ohiofarmgirl says:

    I would love to have more information about Make-overs on furniture. I am dreaming of opening a small business next fall and this would help me get started….please pick me. Dianntha

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  15. mp
    mp says:

    I need this e-book because all the information I've been reading is so overwhelming! Do I sand or not sand? Do I need to prime or not? Polyacrylic or Polyurethane? What's the difference? Wax? Glaze? Distress? What?? So confused!

    Thank you so much for offering this. I'm a follower! mparker17@msn.com

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  16. Adrie
    Adrie says:

    Gotta have this ebook! Just painted my first two pieces of furniture, and they turned out great! But I gotta know the rules! PICK ME!!!

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  17. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Moved my family to a fixer upper house in the country last year. We're remodeling the house so I'm trying to save money on decorating by repainting old furniture and find old pieces at the thrift stores that can be painted. I would love this book to learn some new techniques. Love your blog!

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  18. binturner
    binturner says:

    My daughter is marrying a wonderful man who sells furniture on Craig's List. He has accumulated many things that he cannot sell. I would love to help him refinish them to either use or sell them so they will have a little extra money to start their new life together.This book would be a perfect help. binturner@gmail.com

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  19. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I'm officially a fallower as of just now BUT check your blog almost daily as I am in LOVE with all things old made new. I have several pieces of furniture passed down to me sitting in the garage and am terrified of ruining these priceless pieces but they need some sprucing up before they can become part of our home. I need that book ;)
    Mrs_janice_n@yahoo.com

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  20. darcey
    darcey says:

    I would love to have this book, but the reason I need this book is that I keep buying furniture, but I haven't refinished any yet. I just don't feel ready. I need more info!
    Darc
    xxoo

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  21. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops}
    Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} says:

    Oh SAUSHA! You are heaven sent ;) You have no idea what I've been doing to my furniture lately! I'll tell ya…. I'm not meant to repaint things ha ha ha I'm going on my fourth piece of furniture and they all end up sitting in my garage left untouched because they look to horrid to bring into the house! I could REALLY REALLY use some guidance right now ;)

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  22. NW Patchwork
    NW Patchwork says:

    I ckeck out your blog often but just made it official. I'm a follower and would love to win the ebook. I've only done a few pieces for my sewing room but have not ventured into distressing. I would love to know how–the right way. Thanks!!

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  23. Jen
    Jen says:

    Hi! I so could use this book, please please, pretty please, pick me. I have a gorgeous old bed I am wanting to redo for my granddaughter-to carry on for many more years. I have been following you for quite some time!

    Thanks for sharing this opportunity with all of us!

    Happy Holidays.
    Jen

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  24. Mary Two Rick
    Mary Two Rick says:

    I need this book because I am a Craig's List addict, and have a basement full of furniture steals that need to be made-over!

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  25. dancin' momma
    dancin' momma says:

    I just refinished my first piece of furniture and I am hooked! But I have no idea what I am doing so this would be such a great resource!

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  26. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this book! My fiance and I just moved in together and most of our furniture is his. AND IT ALL MATCHES! (not kidding!) The dining set matches our bedroom set, which matches our coffee table and side tables. It's awful! So I would love to have a how to guide to help me change some things up! Thanks and happy holidays!
    Jayckers@aol.com

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  27. Leslie
    Leslie says:

    woowwww great giveaway!
    I have a couple of very nice furniture I found for free in craigslist that needs to be refinished for the guest room!

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  28. annemarie
    annemarie says:

    I need this book as I am a newbie to furniture painting. I have several projects in mind but lack the confidence and know how to start! This sounds like the answer to my dilemna!

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  29. Sara Lou
    Sara Lou says:

    Totally a follower and I need all the help I can get! I have attempted a few pieces of furniture and I'm lovingthe feeling! Bring on the knowledge!
    sararochelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. erica
    erica says:

    …i would love to win this because i have started out painting furniture using some basic methods, but have been a little afraid of trying some of the more extreme looks because i don't want it to look bad. i would get a lot of use out of all her helpful information. i hope i win! ericamckee33 at hotmail dot com

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  31. kbishop70
    kbishop70 says:

    WOW you have alot of reading to do now:) we recently had to accept the fact we can no longer continue to stay in our home. Our home that we have been in for 10 years and have completely remolded. The choice to walk away from it was heart breaking but after my husbands 3rd paycut with the city, we had no choice but to. So for financial reasons we sold most of our stuff because we had to down size. I am wanting and needing a whole new look. I want a fresh start for my family and I love your ideas. But I need lots of help with the painting thing…lol..I have been picking up old/used furniture and my family asks me why mom did you get that? 1. It was cheap or free 2. Just you wait and see what paint can do to an old piece of furniture and 3. You are going to love it!!!!! Plus this kind of stuff can bring us firefighter wives together and give us something to do!!!! It's an uplifting feeling to see what you can do with old furniture :) ckjabrjr@gmail.com Happy painting and love all the transformations you have done :)

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  32. Julia
    Julia says:

    I have a buffet given to us by my mother-in-law. We have had it for years and I would love to paint it but really don't want to screw it up…lol!

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  33. Lou Lou
    Lou Lou says:

    Log this blog and would love to have a copy of the book – I have tried many of the project but a book to have them all in one place would be delightful!!! Merry Christmas!

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  34. Amy Solik
    Amy Solik says:

    Oh how I need this book! So many ideas but not much money….and this would help so much! Thanks! kevamysolik at gmail.com

    Amy

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  35. Sally
    Sally says:

    I would absolutely love to have this book. I have been reading decorating and DIY blogs for almost a year and I'm dying to paint my grandmother's china cabinet…. but I haven't gotten up the nerve yet. I'll bet this book would give me courage!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  36. Maria
    Maria says:

    I need this book because I'm stuck in a rut with painting a few pieces of furniture and need to get my nerve up for the New Year! Thanks for the opportunity and I enjoy your before and after pictures!

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  37. farmerswife
    farmerswife says:

    Looks like a book I need. Have a need for a new piece in a bathroom, but need ideas. Thanks for the great blog and adorable ideas.

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  38. Sue
    Sue says:

    I would love to have this boo. My husband and I like to redo furniture but it would be nice to know the tips and shortcuts, the ins and outs so to speak. The book is a great idea.

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  39. Sue
    Sue says:

    My husband and I have redone a few pieces of furniture but it would be nice to know the right way, the easier way to refinish furniture. The book is a great idea and needed by many.

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  40. Annemarie
    Annemarie says:

    I would love to win this book. I just finished my first antiquing project and now everything I look at I feel like I need to paint. This book would really help. Thanks!

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  41. Angela
    Angela says:

    I so want this book. I have several pieces I want to redo and this book will give me some great ideas and inspiration.

    Angela_emory at yahoo.com

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  42. Dragonfly On My Finger
    Dragonfly On My Finger says:

    I am a frequent visitor – I am very inspired by your work. To make a long story short and not to disclose too much – I'm able to come across some extra loved items that have seen better days that get passed along to those less fortunate. I have being wanting to refurbish these items before moving them along so that it can have a more …. unified look to them. It is something to receive someones cast off (which I'm sure they apprecieate) but I think it would be wonderful if they can atleast look abit more nicer. Mind you I'm more of a sewer/crocheter/garderner type of a crafter and to get into furnishings for others isn't my strong suit but hopefully with this book and a bit of practice I can make someones life a bit more pleasent.

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  43. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    I'm excited to check this out! I have at least 1 piece of furniture in each room of my house that needs to be refinished! I'm getting to work after the new year!

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  44. Suzy-Q
    Suzy-Q says:

    I would love to have this book in order to refinish a few pieces I have now, that I just am not quite sure what I want to do with them. Would love to win this!

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  45. Amber
    Amber says:

    I just inherited a bunch of furniture from my Grandparents and most of it needs to be painted, I'm nervous to start and looking for direction!

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  46. Julie
    Julie says:

    I am new to painting furniture and could really use some direction. This book would really help me create the look and feel I want for my home without breaking the bank. Thanks!

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  47. Brad and Tiffany
    Brad and Tiffany says:

    Junkie, follower, paint-a-holic, and I owe it all to you. Stumbled upon your blog about four months ago, read the entire thing in one night (my poor family was completely neglected that night!) have since painted, hunted, and SOLD!! a few pieces of furniture. Thanks to you also, I am now an avid Nate groupie. But yet, I cannot figure out for the life of me how you mommy, wife, paint, business, AND blog. You must have more hours. This book would be a jem for me. Instead of my multiple errors, there would be more time for trials instead of fix-its!
    Even if I don't get the book, thanks for the inspiration, humor and when I am in UT, if you find me at your workshop door with an autograph book and camera, well, then you can just sit back and enjoy the fame!

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  48. Kaylin Keres
    Kaylin Keres says:

    ummm….i need this book like CRAZY:) im a stay at home mom and I always look at cute furniture and see its potential, but I never know where to even start refinishing it so I don't try. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    kaylin.m.keresATgmailDOTcom

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  49. Crystal Lantello
    Crystal Lantello says:

    I stubbled upon your blog and fell in love! I have a new to do list now… painting all the old worn out furniture in my house, to a new second chance on life ( and to save a few hundred dollars). My husbands thinks I'm insane now, because I have a new inspiration to change everything we own and buy new treasures =) So this book you help in a huge way! Please consider me if you don't use a random way of picking the winner.
    cmethod2000@yahoo.com

    Crystal Lantello
    from CA

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  50. Heidi S.
    Heidi S. says:

    This looks fantastic! As a SAHM looking to make a little extra money, I would love this ebook. Any.tips and inspiration would be so greatly appreciated.

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  51. Sue
    Sue says:

    yep – a follower for sure! my bedroom furniture needs a face lift, so i desperately need some help! I would love to win this book:)
    ps – thanks for the great ideas!

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  52. Angie
    Angie says:

    Okay, so I was laying in bed thinking about this book, when I had this great thought (at least I thought it was great!). I think you (and maybe Christa) should join forces and offer a Girls Weekend where ladies come for a Friday night/Saturday and the two of you teach workshops and show techniques and even allow the ladies to do their own project! I know I'd be the first to sign up!

    But, since the Girls Weekend isn't happening, I'll need to start with the book! Help me help myself to get started in the meantime. You know how the saying goes: give a man a fish, and you've fed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you've fed him for a lifetime. Here's my version: Give a girl new furniture and she's happy for a week; teach her to fix her own furniture and she has projects for a life time!

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  53. Terri
    Terri says:

    I have only recently started doing furniture "makeovers"…in that short time I have had many "trial and error" experiences. I am confident this e-book could help me with my "errors"! I currently have a garage full of projects to try it out on!

    Thanks for hosting!

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  54. BJ
    BJ says:

    I love to refinish furniture but I can always use an experts help! I have followed both your and her blogs and love both your work.

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  55. TracieB
    TracieB says:

    I would love to win this and get some of the tips and tricks I know I am missing when it comes to painting furniture. Fingers crossed! :)

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  56. Mrs. Brittany
    Mrs. Brittany says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! I NEED THIS BOOK! LOL! I love love love re-doing furniture, I've done a few pieces on my blog, lifeyasadiywifey.blogspot.com The problem is that the finish never really turns our the way that I was hoping, either by texture or color. This would be SOOO helpful! Thanks Sasha!

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  57. Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around
    Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around says:

    i would absolutely love to have a copy of this book :) thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

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  58. Carwin Candids
    Carwin Candids says:

    I am new this stuff (well really a wanna be) and have several projects to re paint. I would love the the book!
    Thanks! Mindi

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  59. Kali
    Kali says:

    I would love to have this book! I have a dresser I plan on turning into a TV console after being inspired by yours!!! Having this book would help me learn about the process because I am so excited to refinish all of my treasures (aka others trash)!! Love Christa's site too, glad to find it! Thanks for the chance!
    bindmyphotos @ me .com

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  60. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    I'd love the chance to win this book so that it would give the kick in the pants I need to finish/buy more furniture for our house.

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  61. Dragonfly4
    Dragonfly4 says:

    Wow! I really do need this book so I can work out the kinks "in my head" about painting, and get that furniture store – I mean basement full of furniture – done and done!
    Karen
    dragonflyu(@)verizon(dot)net

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  62. Angie
    Angie says:

    I am already following you. Love your blog. Thanks for following mine. I would love to read this book because I always am looking for different techniques to try. It would be nice to not error in the process.

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  63. Angie
    Angie says:

    Okay, so I commented earlier and forgot to leave my email address: ablad@cox.net (I was the one who asked you to do a Girls Weekend and also the comment about if you buy a girl some furniture, she'll be happy for a week, etc.)

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  64. LittleLucyGoosey
    LittleLucyGoosey says:

    Love your blog! I'd love to redo all of the furniture in my house…and my kitchen cabinets! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    I am a follower, and would love to win this. I have recently started to love building things on my own with wood, but have discovered that I am terrible at painting the things I build. I would love some guidance.
    heidiemyers@gmail.com

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  66. Lorna C.
    Lorna C. says:

    We’re getting so close to closing on our very first home. I can finally purchase/build some furniture because I’ll have a place to put it! This book would come in handy.

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  67. Torrie Denny
    Torrie Denny says:

    I follow :) and…. I NEED THIS BOOK! My husband needs me to have this book. I have amazing furniture taking over my entire garage because I am too afraid to tackle refinishing them because…… I want to do it RIGHT the first time!!!! So excited
    torriedenny@gmail.com

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  68. Amber
    Amber says:

    I just inherited a bunch of furniture from my Grandparents, so I have a TON of painting to do…..this book would be so helpful!

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