June 21, 2010

Get a Grip - Contest

The name I drew for the contest winner is Victoria - only she didn't leave any contact information. I'll give here until noon today to get back to me, then I'll draw a second name.

12:29 pm here...haven't heard back from Victoria, so I drew a second name. The new winner is Karine Swenson! Congrats Karine! I just sent you an email...

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I received a blind e-mail a few weeks ago from a company called Appliance Art. Typically, blind e-mails end up in my trash. I blog because I want to...not to advertise for corporations. But I was intrigued by the product, and free merchandise was offered...so what the heck, I decided to try something new.


Appliance Art makes magnetic, vinyl and metal foil covers for dishwashers and refrigerators. Their philosophy is: "Don't replace a working appliance just because you don't like the look of it, cover it with an Appliance Art, it's easier on your wallet and the environment."

Makes sense, right?
Can't help but think they'd work great in a rental as well.

There's a variety of designs: Quotes, colors, art, seasonal, kitsch, landscape, etc. Take a peek.



For a chance to win a dishwasher design of your choice (excluding custom), leave a comment about how you found my blog. (The company has asked that the contest be open to US residents only) That's it, besides making sure your contact information is there. I'll choose a winner on June 27th. Once I get the winner's address, Appliance Art will send the prize.

Let the comments begin!


18 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

Huh, neat idea.

I'll play...I found you eons ago back in the Etsy forums. Etsy blog love or something. Oh humble beginnings.

Mystica said...

I found you on French Essence's blogroll.

chelsea said...

This is such a cool product! I love the idea of hiding ugly appliances with art or quotes or whatever. There was an art installation at the San Diego airport once of about 30 refrigerators that had been completely painted by artists - so cool!

I can't remember how I found your blog, because it was a long ass time ago. It probably had something to do with Etsy.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

Great idea for old appliances! Which one did you pick out? I don't need one at this time, but I like the idea:)

Helen said...

I saw your blog name on another blogger's post and of course was intrigued by the words 'high desert!' Have a great day!

High Desert Diva said...

Nancy,
I don't need one either, but I like the designs I posted.

Anonymous said...

Neat concept! Your blog happily came my way via Scotty and Suzanne's "Living in the Garden" site. I've been hooked on you each day ever since!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

This is seriously the coolest thing ever-and much more chic than my obnoxious magnet collection!

How'd we find each other? Hmmm...you found one of my rings in my Etsy shop and featured it here-I've been hooked ever since. Wow that was SO long ago, and look at us now! :)

donna pizzi said...

You told me about your blog, and for two years you encouraged us to start one, too. We finally listened last March when our You Tube series packyourkit.com was about to have its world premier. You are our blogging mentor, and good friend and an inspiration with your design ideas.
Glad you took a leap, too!

Teri said...

I found you probably thru Decorating Addiction's blog.

abhishekduggal said...

I found your blog via google

Victoria said...

Hello High Desert Diva!

I found you because I'm looking for a new dishwasher to replace my yukky old one. It must be fate that I ended up on your site. What a great artsy idea to spruce up an old dishwasher. P.S. I'm thrilled you're in Oregon. Its on my list of places I've always wanted to visit.

Vickie

L. Ottaviano said...

I'm a fellow Bendite and found your blog on the BendBlogs.com list (which is now easily found on Facebook). Love the art idea.

A few years ago when our dishwasher konked out, after first slowly leaking into the subfloor and warping the hardwood (but that's another story), we extracted the old washer and didn't buy a new one right away. In the meantime, I had my daughter (then 5 years old) do a big drawing on butcher paper, attached it to cardboard, and duct taped it over the empty hole. It was a beautiful piece showing a castle, unicorns, princesses, a drawbridge and was lovely to look at day after day while I was washing my dishes by hand.

willow said...

How about one for counter tops? ;^)

Karine said...

What a unique idea. I found your blog through etsy, I believe. At least that is what I am remembering.

Victoria said...

what a clever idea!!

Karen from A`Musements said...

Leave it to YOU, Diva, to get a blind piece that is about appliance art! I'm in it to win it....

Now let's see.... how did a girl like me find a girl like you? A cosmic interaction of the Universe, me thinks. Sisters from another mother. I would have found you anywhere, but Silverton was a good place to start looking, all those years ago. xoxoK

M.Kate said...

Nice :) I hate spam mails too...and get way too much of them everyday, but guess this one was ok. Missed you loads! Happy weekend.