Want $2500 for a DIY poject?

Who wouldn't!  True Value Hardware is holding a contest looking for the next DIY Reality Star with their "DIY True Stories" contest.  Here are the details from the True Value press release-

Dish Out Your Worst and Become a Do-it-Yourself Star!

CHICAGO (July 8, 2011) - Have an outrageous, shocking or just plain overdue home improvement project on hand? Need a little extra cash or help getting it done? Say no more, True Value is rolling out the Facebook "DIY True Stories" Contest, where ambitious DIYers are being asked to tell all for a chance to win $2,500 to complete their project, receive expert advice to help them get the job done right and the opportunity to star in their very own DIY web series on Facebook.

"As the winner of the 2010 True Value contest, I was extremely excited when I was given the opportunity to redo a bathroom in my home that was in dire need of a makeover," said Marian Parsons, blogger of Miss Mustard Seed and champion of the 2010 True Value "Design SOS: Friends to the Rescue!" Contest. "With True Value in your corner, you can have the chance to knock out any project on your list; plus, this year you can become a DIY star in the process!"

From July 7 to August 15, DIYers looking to get their hands dirty will have the chance to submit their wildest home improvement endeavor. To enter, contestants must first "like" True Value's Facebook page, then share their project idea, what they need to get the job done and what they would do if they won. "DIY True Stories" can be submitted by crafting a brief project description and uploading photos or submitting a video featuring the DIYer and the potential DIY project.

The real fun begins on August 29 when True Value will announce three winners! Each winner will receive an in-person consultation with a "Master of All Things Hardwarian," or True Value employee, at their local True Value store and $2,500 to help them get the job done. They'll then chronicle their project's progress in a five part web series that will be featured on True Value's Facebook page and savor the spotlight as DIY reality stars.

Enter for a chance at DIY stardom by visiting www.facebook.com/TrueValue and clicking on the "DIY True Stories Contest" tab. Don't wait! Share your wild DIY secrets today!

About True Value
True Value Company, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the world's largest member-owned wholesale hardware cooperatives with sales of approximately $2 billion in annual revenue.  The cooperative includes approximately 6,000 independent retailer locations operating under the store identities of True Value, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home & Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply.  Additional information on True Value Company and its retail identities is available at TrueValueCompany.com.


  1. Wish I were a DIY kind of gal but I'm just all thumbs when it comes to that stuff. :-(

  2. Thanks for sharing! I have a master bathroom in serious need of a makeover! The hubs and I were just talking about our vision for the room if we ever had the extra money... maybe I'll enter this contest! :)

  3. Where to begin my list???
    I want a dreamy clothes line set up...not just your run of the mill kind....I want it high and mighty, where sheets are free to flow in the wind and large breed dogs can march proudly underneath them! I want it in pretty shades of pastels with water resistant line that rolls on pullies to bring the dried clothes to you. like those lines you see hanging high in the Paris apartment windows! I want it to begin out my laundry room window, {which is not yet on place}, French windows to make opening them to hang wet clothes an ease, not to mention a beautiful sight....Oh a girl can dream!

  4. Very costly but as they say, the endeavor counts more than money. Looks like I will be able to use my gerber tools on this DIY project.