You know that one room in your house, the sad one you avoid because it's a bit shabby? Maybe you're even thinking of moving, but that one room is such a sticking point.  Imagine this: New paint, carpet,  lighting,  window treatments—and maybe some bright new furniture. For free.

You could possibly win that redo just by lifting a finger. A group of local merchants is hosting a contest for a Room Makeover for Washtenaw County residents. Entering is super-easy. Just go to one of the merchant websites that has an entry form (see below) and fill it out. Or you can enter by visiting any of their stores and filling out a form there.

You do need to enter by June 30.

I love that this is a local effort—and we're 100 percent behind supporting our fellow businesses. It's part of what makes the Ann Arbor area great. What's especially wonderful is that this contest helps us get to know our neighbors and their work. Even if you don't win, you get introduced to places where you may find the services you need.

Here are our neighbor merchants and their links:


Anderson Paint Company

2386 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 734-995-4411

4573 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-971-0868

Website | Entry Form


Ann Arbor Carpets

550 State Cir, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 • 734-619-0573

Website 


Big George's Home Appliance Mart 

2023 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 1-855-669-9500

Website | Entry Form 


Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

2215 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 734-662-6524

Website 


Top of the Lamp Ann Arbor

415 S Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 734-769-7019

Website 


Tribble Painting Company

7885 Jackson Rd #2, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 • 734-249-6238

Website 


And if you *are* thinking about moving, please contact me for a free selling and buying consultation. We're local, too!