Matthew Mead's Upcycled Style on newsstands now
Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style on newsstands now

We are having a give-away – my first of 2015!

 Matthew Mead and I have joined forces and are offering 2 lucky readers of my blog and Facebook page the chance to win a signed copy of Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style and a fine-art print of my favorite piece of art called “A Riot of Color”.

"Riot of Color" by Ellen Kelley McHale
“Riot of Color” by Ellen Kelley McHale

There has been so much excitement surrounding the launch of Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style magazine that I wanted to share some of it with you. As you know, I am one of the artists featured in his beautiful publication.  What an honor it has been for me to find myself nestled in the pages along with other creative women whom I admire.  The magazine has been so popular that it has sold out in many places especially in my neck of the woods – where we color starved survivors of “too many snow storms to count” greedily devoured the colorful magazine right off the shelves.

Here are a few sneak peeks into this gorgeous publication:

sneak peek into Nelley Kelley's own kitchen
sneak peek into Nelley Kelley’s own kitchen

Upcylced Style is a lifestyle publication.  It has wonderful ideas for creating more meaningful spaces at home, at work or even a bake sale by using what you already have but tweaking it – to make it more personal and fresh.  You can meet me in my own kitchen in the pages of the magazine or visit me in my home studio and see what I’m creating.

Liam's pottery
Liam’s pottery

Matthew shows you how to decorate with the things you love most; like your child’s pottery collection or a leftover slate remnant used as a chalk board in your office.  Upcycled style is about taking things that you already have and shining a light on them with a coat of paint, a bunch of posies, or a fresh grouping on a table.

Matthew Mead's Upcycled Style
Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style

Inside are gorgeous recipes and ideas for styling your next party or bake sale.

"Upcycled" decor
“Upcycled” decor

Ideas abound on how to use old jars as terrariums or as centerpieces in your home decor.  Unexpected containers are utilized throughout this issue to corral flower arrangements or catchalls in delightful ways.

fern art by Nelley Kelley Designs
fern art by Nelley Kelley Designs

Of course there are many other ways to upcycle like I did in upcycling my artwork into fabric designs for pillows and other soft furnishings throughout my home.  Matthew’s magazine has many tips and tricks for reinventing what it means to upcycle … it’s all within the pages of his magazine.

Matthew Mead and Nelley Kelley Designs give away
Matthew Mead and Nelley Kelley Designs give away

The Matthew Mead / Nelley Kelley Designs give-away is the chance for us to share with you how excited we are with the new magazine.  Two winners will be picked and they will receive an issue of Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style signed by both Matthew Mead and artist Ellen Kelley McHale and one fine art print of my favorite flower artwork: “Riot of Color”.

To enter to win:

1. Leave a comment on this blog or visit my Nelley Kelley Facebook page and like the page (here) and leave a comment so I know you were here.

2. visit Matthew’s Facebook Page (here), like his page and leave him a comment to tell him you read about the Nelley Kelley Designs fine-art print and magazine give-away.

3. I will announce the winner on Tuesday March 17, 2015 because it seems like a lucky day to me!  (be sure to leave me your email so I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner)


If you don’t win and still are looking for Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style magazine you can order it (here) from my friend Amy Chalmer’s of Maison Decor.  Her store is stocking it and future issues of Matthew’s publication.  Head over to her blog for further inspiration (here).


16 thoughts on “Matthew Mead and Nelley Kelley Designs give away ~ and Sneak Peek into Matthew Mead’s Upcycled Style Magazine

  1. Kay says:

    First of all, I love your profile photo at the top of your blog. Your hairstyle is so cute! Speaking of cute, that painting is beyond it (+ I mean that in a good way!)

    • Ellen McHale says:

      Thanks Kay – nice boost to my ego especially when I’m not having such a great hair day today.Thrilled you like the painting and I know you’ll love the magazine. Will share the winners on 3/17 – good luck!

  2. Janet Vondera St Charles, Mo. says:

    So glad Julie told me about this great magazine and the wonderful article about you. Loved the magazine and so thrilled that I can say that you, Ellen, are a talented friend of my daughter.

    • Ellen McHale says:

      Janet, I’m so glad that you heard about the magazine feature. You have been so very supportive of me and I truly appreciate it. I love knowing that some of my art is hanging in your home and that I get to be friends with your daughter too. xo

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