Sep 08, 2020
Florida DIY Blogger Wins $2,500 for Charity in Fifth Annual FrogTape® Paintover Challenge® Room Makeover Contest
Room to Dream Foundation will receive prize money from Liz Rishel, creative mind behind popular blog, Within the Grove
After numerous hours of painting, decorating and putting on the finishing touches, the votes have been tallied and FrogTape® is excited to announce the winning influencer of the 2020 FrogTape Paintover Challenge®: Liz Rishel of Within the Grove She astounded the public and FrogTape’s panel of judges with her living room makeover to win $2,500 for Room to Dream Foundationan organization committed to creating healing environments in hospitals, communities and homes for children and adolescents facing chronic illnesses, .
During the challenge, 15 talented home décor bloggers redesigned a room in their home using only paint, painter’s tape, and a $500 budget. Each also were inspired by one of the five 2020 FrogTape® Design Trends identified by celebrity interior designer, Taniya Nayak. To see all the room transformations, visit FrogTapePaintoverChallenge.com.
“Whether you’re a DIY veteran or just dipping your toe in the water with your first project, paint is an easy way to transform any space without breaking the bank,” said Allison Shagovac, influencer marketing manager, Shurtape Technologies, LLC, which markets FrogTape® brand products. “From bold geometric patterns to subtle but chic accent walls, this year’s Paintover Challenge® participants demonstrated how to incorporate character and style into their homes, and amazed us with their inspiring, wallet-friendly makeovers.”
Inspired by her assigned 2020 Design Trend, “Natural Beauty,” Rishel transformed her living room into a serene haven, incorporating different types of textures and wood tones. She added a pretty pop of color by painting one wall a beautiful cypress green. Rishel combined this with a new rug, plenty of plants and a fresh coat of white paint on the remaining walls – ultimately creating a nature-inspired oasis that she and her husband will truly enjoy.
“Before, our living room was perfectly lovely, but it wasn’t us anymore – the design was more farmhouse-chic but our style these days is more modern,” said Liz. “The difference that a few coats of paint can make is incredible. And thanks to the various FrogTape® brand painter’s tapes, I was able to achieve crisp paint lines on a variety of surfaces – from drywall to our Roman Clay fireplace to a wood slat wall – without having to worry about paint bleed or touch-ups. Now, we have a space that we truly love because it’s reflective of our personalities and design style.”
“Plus, I was thrilled to ‘compete’ for a donation to Room to Dream Foundation,” Liz added. “They do amazing work to improve the quality of life, promote imagination and self-worth, and aid in the recovery process for youth with chronic illnesses. I’m delighted I can give back to such a charitable organization.”
The other talented 2020 Paintover Challenge® participants include:
- Amanda of Love & Renovations
- Holly of Calling All Creators
- Audrey of The Black House on the Corner
- Sarah of Dorsey Designs
- Cassie of Cassie Bustamante
- Monica of House of Esperanza
- Sarah & Dan of Joinery and Design Co.
- Saudah of Saudah Saleem Interiors
- Cara of Never Skip Brunch
- Chayce & Hannah of Blank Slate
- Kate of Kate Chipinski
- Cassidy of Cass Makes Home
- Carla of Carla Bethany
- Jodi of House on a Sugar Hill
For more information about the FrogTape Paintover Challenge® and project inspiration, visit FrogTapePaintoverChallenge.com.