True Value Hardware launches DIY True Stories Contest

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Have an outrageous, shocking or just plain overdue home improvement project on hand? Need a little extra cash or help getting it done? Say no more, True Value is rolling out the Facebook “DIY True Stories” Contest, where ambitious DIYers are being asked to tell all for a chance to win $2,500 to complete their project, receive expert advice to help them get the job done right and the opportunity to star in their very own DIY web series on Facebook.

“As the winner of the 2010 True Value contest, I was extremely excited when I was given the opportunity to redo a bathroom in my home that was in dire need of a makeover,” said Marian Parsons, blogger of Miss Mustard Seed and champion of the 2010 True Value “Design SOS: Friends to the Rescue!” Contest. “With True Value in your corner, you can have the chance to knock out any project on your list; plus, this year you can become a DIY star in the process!”

From July 7 to Aug. 15, DIYers looking to get their hands dirty will have the chance to submit their wildest home improvement endeavor. To enter, contestants must first “like” True Value’s Facebook page, then share their project idea, what they need to get the job done and what they would do if they won. “DIY True Stories” can be submitted by crafting a brief project description and uploading photos or submitting a video featuring the DIYer and the potential DIY project.

The real fun begins on Aug. 29 when True Value will announce three winners! Each winner will receive an in-person consultation with a “Master of All Things Hardwarian,” or True Value employee, at their local True Value store and $2,500 to help them get the job done. They’ll then chronicle their project’s progress in a five part web series that will be featured on True Value’s Facebook page and savor the spotlight as DIY reality stars.

Enter for a chance at DIY stardom by visiting www.facebook.com/TrueValue and clicking on the “DIY True Stories Contest” tab. Don’t wait! Share your wild DIY secrets today!

Posted by Kathy Van Mullekom

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