Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl

Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl

I’m super amped to give you an update on the Lowe’s Spring Makeover plans. If you recall, Lowe’s was partnering with these bloggers heroes to come to the rescue of a few homeowners:

All Things G&D | Beneath My Heart | Brooklyn Limestone | City Farmhouse | DIY Playbook | The Golden Sycamore | Home Stories A to Z  |Just A GirlLiz Marie Blog | Our Fifth House | Pretty Handy Girl  and Lowe’s Home Improvement Volunteers!

We received several applications from these cities that were deemed the top ten hardest hit by the winter of 2014:

  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • New York City
  • Portland, Maine
  • Providence, Rhode Island

I was assigned to one city. Wading through all the applications was tough, but ultimately one family stood out.

Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl

This sweet family recently moved to the Northeast and was hit by one of the most brutal winters on record. If the weather wasn’t enough to freeze their emotions, having one of their little toddlers hospitalized and losing a loved one certainly crushed their spirits.

When the snow finally melted they were left with this:

Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl

Well, they really never had much to begin with in terms of landscaping because the builder of their home kindly (not really) forgot to add a layer of topsoil on top of the fill dirt.

Lowe’s and I knew that we could certainly bring some cheer to this family in the form of a magical front yard makeover.

Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl

What do we have in mind? I don’t want to give everything away, but this is the general feel for what we want to accomplish in two days.

Lowe's Spring Makeover | Pretty Handy Girl


Yes, two days! I hope the weather and luck are on my side. I will say that I have the good fortune of having two amazing DIY bloggers along for the ride.


My friends Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and Jenn from Build-Basic will show up with their DIY #GirlPower. Plus, a handful of Lowe’s Heroes will be donating their time and muscle to the effort. God Bless those Lowe’s Heroes!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram in two weeks to see some behind the scenes peeks.

Looking for some ways to give your home a quick Spring makeover? Look no further than the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website for more DIY Project Ideas!



Habitat for Humanity Women Build Charlotte, NC | Pretty Handy Girl

Speaking of Lowe’s and how awesome they are. I just got back from a Habitat for Humanity #WomenBuild event in Charlotte that was sponsored by Lowe’s. I joined about 40 other Lowe’s employees (all women) to help Ms. Doris begin construction on her home. She was excited to finally become a homeowner and live in a safe place that she felt comfortable having her grandchildren visit. Miss Doris has already put in many hours on other Habitat Homes and is now busy working on her own home.

When I looked around and saw myself surrounded by women with saws and hammers building a home, I almost teared up. It was as if my dreams of all women being unafraid to complete a DIY project had come true at that instant.

These women had the guts to climb ladders and hammer.

Habitat for Humanity Women Build Charlotte, NC | Pretty Handy Girl

They all worked together to muscle giant sheets of OSB (oriented strand board) onto the framing. Watch out world! The term “homemaker” has a new meaning.

Habitat for Humanity Women Build Charlotte, NC | Pretty Handy Girl

Only 20 women could work on the house at one time, so we took shifts. Those of us not on framing duty built doormats for the new Habitat for Humanity Homeowners. These are my new friends Myrsini and Stephanie. We make a kick ass doormat making team ;-).

Habitat for Humanity Women Build Charlotte, NC | Pretty Handy Girl

The directions to make your own colorful mat can be found on the Lowe’s Creative Idea site.

If you want to get involved in a Women Build opportunity near you, visit the Habitat for Humanity site to locate an event in your area.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowe’s. I was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.



7 replies
  1. mary w.
    mary w. says:

    Oooh, i drool over that doormat everytime I see it on the Lowes page! Can’t wait to see how the makeover comes out!

    SHERYL says:

    Simply awesome for this deserving family! What a smakin’ difference this will make for them! And how fun to give to them too. Just to have grass to dampen the dust will be helpful. I wish I had a fraction of your skills and guts.

  3. Maureen
    Maureen says:

    Love the idea for the Family makeover, but don’t you think with snow in mind shoveling the front walk will be difficult? Just a thought.
    Love your site, and the ideas you share.


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