Westport, Connecticut–A Westport-based woman got a $500 dollar gift card for a home decor store for making her own home décor for free on a website called WestportWomen.com.
Westport-area resident Jessica Kollmann said she was looking to make her own clothes and was interested in making them for her husband.
“I wanted to create a piece that I could make myself, just to share with my husband, and I wanted to have something that we could be proud of and not have to worry about the weather,” she said.
Kollmann and her husband bought the house for $2,500 and had to renovate it.
They are happy with the house.
“The first time we bought it we were able to see the color that it needed to be in,” she told ABC News.
“It was the best house I’ve ever owned.”
She added, “I would like to say thank you to my husband who’s been here and made it so beautiful.”
The couple plans to return to the home for decorating their new home, Kollman said.
“I’m going to be very proud to be a part of that and I’m excited about our new house.”ABC News’ Jodi Van Zandt contributed to this report.