May 25, 2005 -- Posted at 6:53 PM CDT
Editor's Note: The magnitude of kait8.com's Living Spaces 'Living Room' represents several firsts for KAIT and kait8.com that are a result of the collective efforts of some dedicated people. Instrumental in the success of the inaugural Living Spaces project was Tory Beaver, KAIT's marketing coordinator. Tory's communication and scheduling skills are exempliary and were evident throughout the project. Equally important, the teamwork of KAIT's Account Executives and their respective clients, combined with kait8.com Internet Sales Director, Jason Bowles, made the first Living Spaces a resounding success. Our hats are off to all for a job well done!
JONESBORO - When Ann Brown of Jonesboro entered the Living Spaces contest on kait8.com, she tossed aside her own interior design desires in an effort to provide a better living space for her family. Co-workers, family, and our web audience decided she was the most deserving, and now Ann is the happy owner of a completely renovated, 'made-over' living room.
A grateful Ann recently expressed her gratitude to KAIT-TV and all the sponsors involved in making the Living Spaces Living Room Makeover a reality for her family. All told, over $15,000 of product and labor was contributed to the project. Ann could not believe how quickly worked progressed to completion.
Residential Design Inc. [Showcase] of Jonesboro began work with a new hardwood flooring, now popular in home construction. RDI continued its makeover contribution with a custom built entertainment center, transforming Ann's fireplace and wall. RDI used solid maple wood and a practical design that matched the new HDTV from Metz Appliances [Showcase] in Jonesboro and decor selections from Timeless Treasures [Showcase ] in Brinkley.
Gazaway Ace Home Center [Showcase] of Paragould provided the high quality indoor latex paint of choice as directed by Ann and the project's interior designer Barbara Walker of Timeless Treasures. In addition, to the HDTV, Metz Appliance provided a cozy set of gas logs for Ann's fireplace. Tri-State Windows and Door [Showcase] of Jonesboro provided Ann with a well-constructed glass storm door, complete with a dead-bolt lock for security.
Of course, a new living room makeover would not be complete without new furniture and Robertson Brothers Furniture [Showcase ] of Leachville filled the bill with several pieces, sofa, recliner, coffee table, Bombay chest, all selected by Ms. Walker to complement the design nicely. Barbara also utilized room accessories from Jimco Lighting [Showcase ] in Bono, including a new ceiling fan.
The project would not have been completed without the installation services of Wilson Painting and Mason Electric of Jonesboro.
Next on the horizon in June is Living Spaces - Backyard. Watch for details soon on kait8.com!