We're starting off the week right with a kitchen reno that is bright, cheerful and budget-friendly like no other! Lesli DeVito of the inspiring blog My Old Country House recently finished up a two-year facelift on her beautiful kitchen. (Remember her living room?? Equally as delightful!) We're talking new countertops, appliances, hardware, tile, cabinet doors and drawer fronts...and a lot of hard work on Lesli's part! I am loving all the pretty color here, especially Benjamin Moore's "Gossamer Blue" on the island and in the cabinets! And how about those those yummy marble countertops?! They actually aren't even marble...they are Formica! You can read all about that and lots more (like how she saved a ton of money!) over at her blog!

Not only is Lesli one hard-working and creative DIYer, she is also one heck of an artist! I've shared with you guys some of her adorable animal portraits before, but did you know she also does custom pet portraits too?? Well I do, because she actually created one for me a couple years ago and oh how I treasure it! (My little Kismet has grown some, but she's just as cute!)

Which brings me to the giveaway!! Lesli DeVito has generously offered to paint a custom pet portrait for one of my lucky pet-loving readers! The winner will receive a 16"x16" custom painting (worth $390) of their own special furry one. And if you need another reason to smile, here are more examples of Lesli's work:

To Enter:
  1. Leave a comment telling me about the pet you would love to have painted and what your favorite background color is! (Email subscribers just hit Reply!) Please be sure to leave your email address if you are commenting anonymously so I can contact you if you're the winner!
  2. For an additional entry, "Like" My Old Country House on Facebook, then leave a separate comment saying that you did!
  3. Pin Lesli's work on Pinterest for one more entry, then leave one more comment! (Should totally follow Lesli while you're at it, I love her boards!)
  4. Winner will be randomly selected and announced this Friday, May 3rd. Turnaround time for portrait is 3-4 weeks.
This giveaway is now closed!

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