Sponsors assistance competition winners renovate rooms
February 21, 2016 - accent chair
Four Daily Herald readers got a ambience of a “fairy godmother” diagnosis this winter when they won vital improvements for name bedrooms in their homes.
All entered a Daily Herald Media Group’s Room for Living competition final fall, promulgation in photos of a bedrooms that indispensable makeovers and letters explaining their situations.
Contest sponsors thankful with inexhaustible prizes that upgraded those bedrooms and presumably altered some lives.
There was a grand esteem winner, a runner-up and dual honest mentions, selected from a margin of 90 entries.
Debra Ziemianin, a pretension association accounting manager from Mount Prospect, perceived a grand prize, that enclosed $4,000 in seat from Steinhafels Furniture in Vernon Hills, a $2,000 carpet from Rugport in Palatine, $2,000 in lighting and accessories from Littman Bros. Lighting in Schaumburg and a $100 present certificate from Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington.
In her entrance letter, Ziemianin lamented that a vital room in their 1964 plantation home had been incited into a unfair play room by her 7-year-old daughter and before that, by her dual comparison sons.
“I do not even step feet in there because, what is a point?” she wrote. “I run out to accommodate my kids’ friends’ relatives so they do not come in and see what this looks like!”
The couch, she revealed, was 18 years old. The steep design on a wall had been saved from a rubbish pile. And a radio was sitting on tip of dual finish tables left behind by a home’s former owner.
Since winning a contest, a ancient cot has been transposed by a pleasing new dim brownish-red leather sectional with a chaise loll during one finish from Steinhafels. Ziemianin has spiced it adult with teal chuck pillows and a relating teal ottoman.
In addition, a engorgement of toys has been privileged out and many have been donated to a needy.
She and her husband, Mike, an electrical technician with ComEd, also went to Rugport and chose an 8-by-10-foot area carpet in shades of dim and lighter gray and afterwards Debbie went on a fun selling debauch during Littman Bros. Lighting, picking out a lamp, a vast counterpart (which has transposed a steep imitation above a couch), an finish table, an accent chair and a centerpiece for her dining room table.
“Now a vital room is a nicest partial of my house,” Ziemianin enthused. “Everyone was intensely inexhaustible to us and we are really happy and vehement by a results.”
Gloria Bradshaw of North Aurora is a late bureau workman who warranted a runner-up esteem of a $6,300 shower/tub makeover from Bath Planet in Streamwood.
“They private my aged immature expel iron cylinder and transposed it with a new white one,” Bradshaw said, “and lonesome a aged tile with a tan granite-look approximate including two-tier shelving, a soap plate and dual squeeze bars. They also gave me a new showering rod, a imagination new showering conduct with many settings and a singular faucet to reinstate a dual that we had.”
A widow given 1988, Bradshaw has lived in her 1956 plantation home for 22 years, charity preserve to many members of her family during several times.
“I have always wanted to get absolved of that pukey immature cylinder though we have never had a income to do it,” she explained.
Now she is prepared to list her residence and pierce into comparison housing and is assured that a updated lavatory will urge a resale value of her home.
“I am utterly gratified and happy with a approach that things incited out. It looks smashing and a man from Bath Planet spotless adult so well, we would have never famous that he was even there,” Bradshaw added.
Honorable mentions went to Susan Tyrrel of Elgin and Lynn Niemann of Arlington Heights.
Niemann won a $2,000 carpet from Rugport and a $100 present certificate from Treetime.
Tyrrel, a church pastor, and her husband, Arthur, an wiring technician, won $2,500 value of new interior doors from HomeStory Chicago in Elk Grove Village and a $100 present certificate from Treetime.
In her entrance letter, Tyrrel wrote, “We have 1977-style dim stained inside doors, closets and baseboards. We would adore to refurbish and lighten a inside of a whole house,” where they have lived given 1985.
The Tyrrels got their wish, grouping 6 two-panel Roman doors in smooth white.
“We were means to sequence 3 bedroom doors, a lavatory doorway and dual closet doors, with doorway knobs and labor for a $2,500.
“Unfortunately, to have them reinstate a frames, too, we would have perceived fewer doors. So, we went with some-more doors. Refinishing a frames will have to wait,” Tyrrel said.
Now that a aged doors have been private and a new doors installed, Tyrrel emailed, “It is a sum mutation for a corridor and a pleasing sightline from a front door. It not usually brightened a space, though updated a look.
“I am intensely pleased. Thank we to The Daily Herald for this extraordinary gift.”