Where do you start when you’re given the go ahead, and the budget, to design the window treatment of your dreams? Cindy and Dick Ralston of Shawnee, Kansas will be starting in their living room and dining room working with the team at One Stop Decorating to bring out the best that Exciting Windows! has to offer to help make their home more beautiful. They are the winners of our Michael Payne $10,000 Exciting Windows! Makeover Sweepstakes.
Ideas and thoughts are flowing and the designers are hard at work creating multi-layered window fashions that highlight the rooms and the Ralston’s lifestyle and personality. You can see by these BEFORE photos, that Dick and Cindy have enjoyed the lasting beauty of custom draperies in their home for 22 years, and Cindy says “The colors, the room, the windows, us – we’re ALL ready for a change.” They’ll also incorporate functional needs for light control, privacy and tying together the exterior views because these windows are highly visible on the front of their home.
Winning the Sweepstakes is a “dream come true” for Cindy and Dick who are both recently retired and at last able to spend time freely enjoying their home, their grown children and grand-daughter and various volunteering causes important to them. Think how much fun it will be to show off their new beautiful custom draperies, shutters, and shades to friends and family – and everyone following this blog – soon!
Pictured here are the BEFORE photos. The designers are busy consulting with the Ralston’s and with Michael Payne, celebrity designer for HGTV.
Out with the old!! Because NEW Exciting Windows! are on their way.
“Congratulations, Dick and Cindy Ralston of Shawnee, Kansas, you’ve won $10,000 to decorate your home with the custom window treatments of your dreams from the friendly professionals at Exciting Windows!”
Cindy was in the Shawnee, KS store of the Exciting Windows! provider, One Stop Decorating making a purchase. As she was checking out, she was invited to fill out the Sweepstakes entry form – which she did – and then promptly forgot about it. Several weeks later, she requested an appointment with Nichol Cramer, one of the designers at One Stop Decorating, to help her with some projects in updating her kitchen. They talked about window treatments for the rest of their home but hadn’t started in yet.
The Ralstons have enjoyed the custom draperies they chose for their home when they moved in 22 years ago, but after all that time, they, and the window treatments, are ready for a change. Imagine their surprise when the phone call came. “This could not have come at a better time. I have just recently retired, and after raising our kids and working hard, I am ready to take some time working on the project of redoing our home” said Cindy.
Both Ralstons are active and do volunteer work within their community for different organizations such as Meals on Wheels and Multiple Myeloma. They have two grown sons and a grand daughter. Cindy is involved in a women’s investment group and Dick is an avid golfer.
Congratulations, Cindy and Dick. It’s your time to enjoy your home and entertaining friends and family amidst stunning window treatments. Now THAT’s Exciting. We’ll post more “before” photos and keep you informed along the journey to beautiful windows.
The winner of the 2010 Michael Payne $10,000 Steepstakes Makeover is from Shawnee, Kansas.
More to come soon…