As summer winds down, perhaps you’re brushing the final coat of paint onto your home’s new entryway, or tightening the last screws in the massive shelving that finally organized your garage.
If so, you have a chance to be south-central Idaho’s champion do-it-yourselfer.
It’s a title we plan to bestow on one of our readers this fall.
To compete for the title, tell us about a home-improvement project you’ve completed in 2011. Could be anything from adding a bedroom to installing tiles in the kitchen. And bigger isn’t necessarily better.
In this entirely subjective contest, we’ll judge on these criteria: Was it a downright cool idea? Did you get a big bang for the money you spent? Did the project make a functional or aesthetic difference to your home? Did you do it yourself, without calling in the pros? Did you learn new skills in the process? And did you get it done without stretching it out unreasonably long (that is, long enough to put your spouse in tears more than twice)?
To compete: Tell us about your project in an email, and send it to email@example.com, with “DIY” in the subject line. Be sure to include: your name, address and phone number; a description of the project; the estimated total cost; how long you took and when you finished the project.
Entry deadline: Sept. 25.
We’ll choose our favorites and feature them in stories this fall.