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[Updated 1/16/2012] – Congratulations to member Anjomo for being selected to win this contest!

Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter for your chance to win a copy of “Sew Up a Home Makeover” Lexie Barnes.

Published by Storey Publishing, we are so excited to share this book with you! It features 50 free projects for you to customize your home, suitable for advanced and beginner crafters. Some projects don’t even require sewing! Here’s more:

"Sew Up a Home Makeover includes fresh ideas for everything from an entryway message board to tabletop linens, lampshades, curtains, slipcovers, and kids’ play spaces.

[It also] includes guidance for crafty homeowners on identifying their own personal decorating style and sewing beautiful, one-of-a kind projects that create a customized look for their home. They’ll learn to choose the right fabrics, successfully incorporate projects into the rooms in their home, and embrace their inner designer.

Sounds awesome, right?! For purchasing information, please go here.

Until Monday, January 16th at 5:00 p.m. (EST), you can win a copy of this fun book. To enter, answer the following questions as a comment below or on Twitter: If you could make over one room in your home, which would it be? What is one adjective to describe its ideal look (i.e. dreamy, vibrant, mysterious)?

To submit an answer via Twitter, be sure to reply to @BurdaStyle and the hashtag #WinWithBurdaStyle

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Jan 10, 2012, 10.14 PMby julzpat

    If you could make over one room in your home, which would it be? Main bedroom / sewing room / laundry room / dressing room / guest room – it’s all the same room, and looks like it too.

    What is one adjective to describe its ideal look? Calming.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 10.01 PMby stcelia

    I’d makeover my master bedroom. It’s just so bare, but has so much potential. I’m slowly starting the work on it now. Looks like a great giveaway. Thanks!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.55 PMby KathfromOz

    MY space, as in: don’t have to pack it up to set the table room. The look MUST be INSPIRATIONAL but QUIRKY to inspire while suiting my personality.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.54 PMby gittecib

    I would like to make over what we would call our sitting/reading room. It has lots of bright light and a pretty good view. I would make it over in earth tones…greens and browns. My sofa is getting a little worn, and making a slip cover would give it new life.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.47 PMby rubyinga

    I would have to makeover my bedroom. It currently has no life. I would love to be able to redo it in “royal” colors…deep purples, burgandys, emerald greens…sigh. A dream!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.39 PMby krdrox

    This may sound strange, but it would be my rear entry/mud room. It’s just a shell right now, needing insulation, sheetrock, the works. But my life would function so much better with it finished! I would love to be greeted with beautiful curtains, chair cushions, lamps and shelving!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.28 PMby blulagoo

    We did a partial rebuild of our home and converted our loft at the same time. It’s a great space but not well used – I would love to redo it into a sewing space, three roof windows give it fantastic natural light to work in and the children aren’t too keen on climbing all the stairs to it – the only drawback is it is so far from the garden in the summer – then I tend to do my sewing in the conservatory so maybe blinds in there and some different furniture would be better!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.27 PMby fayettebelle

    Would love some ideas for our big stark white family room!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.23 PMby reninja

    I would love to make over my living room. We moved to a bigger house in 2009 but our living home has taken a backseat to the roof, kitchen, and plumbing projects. Our furnishings from our former house look like doll furniture in this larger space. Its has cramped my style since we are a family who LOVES to have friends and family over. I want a space that’s a sophisticated but fun expression of who we are.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.23 PMby Luelle

    I would give my spare (read: junk) room a makeover and turn it into an invigorating sewing room.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.23 PMby zenkitty

    I would have to make over my living room. Throw out all the overdone neutrals and keep going around the room off my curtains (a nice fire engine red). A cover for my chair, maybe a “rug”… floor pillows for guests. The word to describe my ideal living room? Funky.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.23 PMby cweeks

    My house so could use a make-over and some COLOR!!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.19 PMby Re-Tea

    Beautiful looking book! I would use it to update my bedroom and maybe living room too :)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.18 PMby retrogirl02

    We’re mid construction on the living room and exterior but my bedroom is the one I’ll spend the most time on. To describe my plans, I’d say ‘luxe’.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.17 PMby t4n14

    this book would keep me busy all year round :)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.12 PMby euma

    I would makeover my living room, for a calmer and inviting look.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.10 PMby outbutnotoutdone

    I would make over my bedroom and living room. this has some great ideas in it Vibrant

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.09 PMby charlsfarls

    If I could make over one room it would have to be the bedroom – and the word I would love to be able to describe it as would be sensual – because it hasn’t looked that way since we had our first child 6 years ago! Our youngest is nearly 3 so we are just reclaiming the bedroom and bed as a kid free zone and would love the decor to reflect that! Just took delivery today of my burdastyle sewing handbook and have only managed to have a quick skim but super excited to get started! Thanks Burda xx

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.00 PMby Marion Inwards

    Just one room?? Dang, I’ve got six kids, and a grandkid on the way! I’d do the whole house! I would love to make over my room so that it could be a quiet place for my husband and I to retreat to when we need some ‘Mommy and Daddy’ time!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.58 PMby addiek

    Well, we are renovating our house so we are somewhere in the process of “making over” every room: the one I am most excited about and yet have the least idea of is our master bedroom: lush.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.49 PMby hstorm799

    I would make over my bedroom; ‘Chic’

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.45 PMby lostie

    … If I had the time… I would transform everything in every season!!!! ( It used to be like that when I was single…) But now I have 2 amazing reasons to start on remodelling every step of the HOUSE: I’m going to teach them the «how-to» !!!!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.44 PMby ms-bow-1

    vintage candy-like bedroom!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.43 PMby lostie

    … If I had the time… I would transform everything in every season!!!! ( It used to be like that when I was single…) But now I have 2 amazing reasons to start on remodelling every step of the HOUSE: I’m going to teach them the «how-to» !!!!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.42 PMby jumpingranny

    I would love to do something in the kitchen!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.26 PMby Brandy totten

    If I could make over any room with sewing projects, it would have to be the dining room. I would like the room to be fun and inviting because I use that room as sort of a family room. It has my sewing space in it as well as homework space for the kids and we do family activities in there (as well as the obvious eating). I would like us to want to go in there and spend time together instead of wanting to not have to fuss with going in there and resort to eating in front of the tv :(

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.25 PMby Glyness Dean

    I would makeover my children’s playroom/my project space, it would be vibrant and functional!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.11 PMby gibbylet

    I would say cozy. I hate using that word, and I have for the first time in my life a fully furnished living room, down to wonderful accessories and knicknacks, and although I love how it looks, it doesn’t feel cozy, and it doesn’t get used, lived in, anything.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.04 PMby AnaSantos

    If I could I would get a makeover of my bedroom because it’s just so… Beige. My ideal look would have to be ETHNIC.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 08.03 PMby Carol Lamb

    We are moving next month, and I would LOVE to win this to help with ideas and projects to “makeover” our new, downsized home.

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