This took long enough.
About a year and a half ago, in 2012, I got an email from an editor at Good Housekeeping magazine asking about our garage that she’d seen on Houzz. Specifically, had it been published anywhere?
Nope, not yet.
So I took some fresh pictures and sent them too her. Then took some more, ………then a few more. It was hard to capture the same August lighting from the original pictures in a December photo shoot.
Eventually I was able to photograph something they could use.
They sent me a check, and were set to publish in June, then it was pushed to August, then September……then I just gave up. (I was starting to think that it was all just a plot to get me to buy a Good Housekeeping magazine every month. Which I was.)
The other day, I got an email from a reader who was a little irked that Good Housekeeping would just use a picture of our garage and not give us any credit.
What? What? What?
You mean they Actually used it in the June 2014 issue? I ran to the grocery store to buy one….or possibly 10, but who’s counting?
Check it out……below, or on the Good Housekeeping site, or even buy a copy of your own……
What a perfectly styled, well-organized garage. The kind that only exists in magazines. Right?
Well this one happens to exist on the other side of our kitchen door.
I love that there are even some resources to “Steal Our Style”.
As far as giving us credit……
Don’t worry, they did,
If you have a magnifying glass, and you pull the pages apart really wide, and if there isn’t too much binding glue in your copy……….you can see my first professional magazine photo credit.
Now we just sit back and watch our blog traffic skyrocket……..
Oh BTW, Our garage wasn’t always this “Magazine Worthy”.
Wanna see the process? Check out these posts……..
Cedar Planking the Garage
Status Update on the Garage
& Did You Think We Gave Up on the Garage?