Hometalk Heroes – A room makeover at the Hudson, MA Fire Department!

Hometalk Heroes A Fire Station Room Makeover

I’ve been waiting months to share this news with you guys! I’m so happy to finally be able to spill the beans!  In December, I collaborated with Hometalk.com with the idea to give back to our local heroes (Fire, Police and Military Vets associations) in the form of a room makeover.  With Hometalk on board we formed a new initiative we are calling Hometalk Heroes.  I asked my friend and fellow blogger, Nina from Everyday Enchanting to help me do a room makeover at  Fire Station 1 in Hudson, MA!  I wanted to start an initiative like this because my father was in the Army and a Somerville, MA firefighter for over 30 years.  He was my hero when I was growing up.   I feel those who selflessly put their lives on the line for the rest of us on a daily basis should be recognized for their heroism.  This is a small way for the community (and myself) to give their appreciation back.  This pilot initiative in Hudson is the first of what we hope to be many Hometalk Heroes room makeovers.

Sneak peek of the room before: Hometalk Heroes Fire Station Room Makeover Before

Thanks to our generous sponsors we are able to acquire everything we need for this room makeover!  Please like/follow our sponsors for making this room makeover possible!  And if you’d like, leave them a comment on their social media pages letting them know #hometalkheroes sent you to them!

Our sponsors in alphabetical order are:

The following bloggers (in alphabetical order) are sponsoring a new TV:  

I’d also like to thank the Town of Hudson, MA for allowing us to come in to do this room makeover!  The process was very interesting and fun for me; from meeting Chief John Blood, Lt. Judy Rice and the crews at the station to view the room, to attending the town meeting to see if the selectmen would approve this makeover.  I was quite excited when the selectmen unanimously voted Yes on this!

Last but not least we want to thank the following Bloggers:

We want to invite you to follow along with us on social media and our blogs to watch the progress of this room, view graphics of products we will be using and guess which items will be used in the room and then finally to see the reveal on a live Google Hangout with Hometalk for this #HometalkHeroes initiative!

Catch us tomorrow on social media where we will be showing photos of painting the room and giving you a chance to guess which paint color we used in the room!  You can follow along at:

Hometalk – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Blog
Dio Home Improvements – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Blog
Everyday Enchanting – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Blog


We thought it would be fun to let you all guess which products will be going in the room over the next 9 days, follow us on social media to partake in “Guess The Product”.  Find out if you guessed right on the reveal day!  Each event below will take place on a separate day.

  • Day 2 Guess the Paint – Sherwin-Williams (Feb 19th)
  • Day 3 Guess the Chairs – Wayfair & Global Furniture USA (Feb 20)
  • Day 4 Guess the Drapes – Blinds.com & a DIY Project by Dio Home Improvements & Everyday Enchanting(Feb 21)
  • Day 5 Guess the Lamps – National Builder Supply (Feb 22)
  • Day 6 Guess the Table – Hometalk (Feb 23)
  • Day 7 Guess the Rug – Mohawk Home (Feb 24)
  • Day 8 Guess the TV size – Bloggers (Feb 25)
  • Day 9 Guess the Accessories – HomeGoods (Feb 26)
  • Day 10 Room Reveal on the blogs & Hometalk Google Hangout (Feb 27)

If you would like to have a room at a Police Station, Fire Station or Vets Association considered for a makeover in Massachusetts please contact me at Contact@diohomeimprovements.com

Hometalk Heroes Fire Station Room Makeover Before


Station 1 was built in the late 1800’s.  The character of this building is amazing!  So much detail and charm in the woodwork.  You can read more about the Hudson Fire Department history here.


31 comments for “Hometalk Heroes – A room makeover at the Hudson, MA Fire Department!

  1. February 21, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Dria, this is fantastic! What a wonderful project that you’re doing, I so admire you for doing something like this for the community. I look forward to following your progress!

    • February 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you so much Sharon!!

  2. February 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Dria, I can’t wait to see what magic you and your team make on this room! I love the name Hometalk Heroes, too and I’m sure all of your efforts will be much appreciated. Can’t wait to follow along with the transformation. In the meantime, I’m sharing the news on google+ today. 🙂

    • Dria
      February 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Aww thank you so much Jane!!

    • February 20, 2014 at 3:47 am

      Same here, I also want to see the magic in after home improvement photograph.

  3. Jan
    February 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Dria, I am more proud of you than ever! You are talented, loyal and dedicated. I’m sure the Hudson firefighters will be grateful for your service as we were for your Dads many years as a firefighter!
    Best, J

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Aww 🙂 Thank you!!

  4. February 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Great job of taking the initiative to setup this project!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      Thank you so much Tyler!

  5. February 18, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    This is so fun…looking forward to following along!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you for being a sponsor Christy!! Can’t wait for reveal day 🙂

  6. February 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Yay!! This is SO exciting! I love the name, too Hometalk Heroes. Thanks for your vision and inspiration. Most of all, thanks for letting me a part of something to help others that serve our community!
    Great job, Dria!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much for sponsoring this Meegan!!

  7. February 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    You are amazing, Dria! It’s been a delight watching you pull this together. Can’t wait to see the outcome of all your hard work! xo

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you so much Miriam 😉 I couldn’t have done this without you and Hometalk! Best Christmas gift ever was hearing back from you that Hometalk wanted to do this initiative!

  8. February 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful gift! Looking forward to following along with you on this 🙂

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Thank you so much Wendi this has been a dream in the making for years!

  9. February 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out! You are awesome!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Aww thank you so much Brynne!

  10. February 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Yippppy Yiiii Yay! 🙂 It’s going to be fabulous, can’t wait to see everything on your blog 🙂 You have worked so hard, high five girl !!!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you so much for all your help & encouragement Jessica! <3

  11. February 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Gah! I cannot wait to see the room as it progresses. Thank you so much for your big ‘ol heart and organizing such an amazing event for those who put their life on the line!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      I can’t wait to see it done too Trisha!!

  12. February 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Can’t wait to see what you do with the room! Very Exciting!

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Me too I’m dying to finish it to see it all together!

  13. February 18, 2014 at 7:47 am

    This is so exciting, Dria! You’re doing such a good thing here and I know the firefighters are going to love it! I can’t wait to see the reveal.

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much for all your help on this Jazmin!

  14. dadriscoll
    February 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Dria what beautiful details in the room! Can’t wait to see this amazing makeover be revealed. x

    • Dria
      February 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Thank you so much Danielle! I can’t wait to see how the room turns out too!

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