Epic Room Makeover Unveiling!

What a busy busy week.  For those of you who started reading Vintage Revivals since the Epic Room Makeover announcement lets do a quick recap.

I came up with the idea to have a giveaway contest sponsored by products that I truly love and go to someones house (anywhere in the US) for a free room makeover. Vintage Revivals style.

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After 3 rounds of elimination the winner was Jessica Rowan.  The funny thing is that she lives about 20 minutes from where my parents live in Salt Lake.  Crazy right?

This is the room that Jessica submitted.

Her cluttery, not awesome in the least master bedroom.

And this is what it looks like now.

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The biggest complaint that she had was with her closet doors.  There were none.

So in all manner of epicness I created this freakishly awesome solution.

See this wall of board and batten?

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Well… its sort of magic.

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Both sides slide open.  Sweet right?  This is probably one of my most favorite projects ever and the best part is that it was made using inexpensive things that you can find at any Home Depot.

This corner was super crowded with an armoire before:


And after:

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Are you DYING over that stencil? It is Endless Moorish Circles from Royal Design Studio.  Amazing right?

And the paint colors are PERFECT.  The gray is Empire State and the white is Ultra White both from Dutch Boy. If you are looking for the perfect gray I would bet my first born that you will love this one.

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Recognize that cute chair?



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I totally stole the board and batten pattern from one of my BBFF’s Emily @ Décor Chick. Love that girl.

The chandy started out like this:

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I used hanging garden baskets to make the cage around it and spray painted it with Krylon’s Metallic Brass.

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I wish I could say that I came up with this BRILLIANT idea on my own but alas I stole it from the amazing Shannon at Anythingology.

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Do you remember the post I did about the perfect dresser that got away?

Well Jessica had one just like it except it was red.  Its sort of the Makeover Miracle.

It got a coat of Krylon Sun Yellow (which is the most perfect yellow on the planet.) And its better than the one that got away. Boom.

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The headboard was an old door that Jessica had.


We chopped off about a foot and 1/2 and added crown molding and painted it with Krylon Emerald Green. The panels inside are covered with Ikea fabric and I put nailhead trim along the insides.

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Hmmm lets see what else was there?

Oh yes the Roman Numeral art. MMVI stands for 2006 which is the year Jessica and her husband Allan were married.

I used a few different colors of watered down Decoart and my Purdy brush to get this weathered finish. I wanted it to look a little more rough than mine.

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The Ikea rug had a really simple update with Americana acrylic paint.  Which has a super bright concentrated color, ideal for something like this rug.

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Now don’t get all crazy when I tell you this but all of the glazing was done with Decoart’s Antiquing Medium…not RL faux glaze.  There was just a little bit on the mirror, headboard, and on the end table.  I love that you can custom mix the perfect amount with is.  It was also a lot thicker than RL’s which I loved.

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If you are a newbie glazer give this a try.  $3.00 is not as big of a commitment as $20 for a pint of regular glaze.

Also thanks to Purdy I am not against cutting in anymore!!  Holla my hubs is going to be so happy!!  Now I might actually go and finish the trim in Dylan’s room…

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Here are a few more token shots.

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First I need to thank my amazing sponsors for going out on a limb for me.  This is the first giveaway of its kind in blogland and they put a lot of trust in me to pull this off.  If you are onboard for another makeover giveaway please take a few seconds and leave them a message telling them thank you.


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Second I need to thank my wonderful friends who helped me SOOO much.  You know how they say you should have a doctor and a lawyer etc in your circle?  Well for a DIYer it’s a little different.

Amy @ Ameroonie Designs is my resident mathmetician.  I told her what I wanted the board and batten to look like and she told me how many boards, what distance apart, you know all the hard mathy stuff.

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute let me adopt her Silhouette a few times so I didn’t have to bring mine up.  Even super late on Sunday night we got to hang while it was doing its magic.  And she just had her baby 12 hours ago so she deserves a plate of cookies x 3.

Mandi @ Tidbits from the Tremaynes is just one of the most amazing people I have ever made friends with.  On top of helping us cut the crown molding for the headboard she was my rock and voice of reason through all of this.  I knew that regardless of my question she could help me figure out the answer.

And so so many others that came and helped paint and install and problem solve!

Stay tuned cause I am taking you guys on a field trip to an upholstery workshop soon…

Tutorials for all of these projects will be posted over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions you can either email me or leave it in the comments (just make sure you have your email linked to your profile so I can respond)

This contest has been a crazy fun ride, it pushed me harder than I have ever been pushed.  I learned a lot about myself and I cant wait to meet more of you in the next round!!

Epic Room Makeover Giveaway Unveiling

Broken Cane Chair Update

Old Door Into Headboard

Thrifted Nightstands

Man/Woman Lamps

Hanging Garden Basket Chandelier

Roman Numeral Wall Art

Board and Batten Wall Treatment

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  1. mandi, that room is AMAZING!!! i love everything you did and the color scheme- fabulous job! i knew it would be great, but this totally exceeded expectations!

  2. This is absolutely amazing!! I love the webbing you used on the chair! The stencil rocks! That rug in gorg!! I could go on and on!! Great job girl!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    i’m so sad. For some reason I can’t see any of the after pictures… only the befores. I’ll have to fix whatever the problem is, asap!

  4. What a great upgrade! Love all the techniques and details, and that little pillow tucked under the nightstand is lovely!

  5. Oh, wow. That is the most amazing room I have ever seen. You did a fantastic job. I can’t even pick a favorite thing.

  6. Mandi,
    Every single thing in this room is amazing! You must have worked soooo hard on it! I love the closet doors, haven’t seen b&b done on that before! Great thinking! Secondly, where did you get that gorgeous bed spread? I love it and want one just like it!
    Beautiful job Mandi!
    Susan @ homeroad

  7. Wow, Mandi!!! It is STUNNING! I love the colors and how you pulled everything together. {high fives} :)

  8. HOLY MAKEOVER!!!!!!! I am in awe!!! You have THE best ideas! I love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. it’s amazing!!! Wow. I think the lamps are my favorite part! Such fun whimsical touches.

  10. Ummm… so yeah, super huge applause, standing ovation style! L.O.V.E. it. That was amazing. Thanks for the inspiration, I hope there will be some tutorials!

  11. Mandi ~
    That is absolutely amazing!!!
    I just love it!!

    I am looking forward to more posts on it ~


  12. Love love love!!!!

  13. That looks great! It’s fun and a great mix of feminine and masculine. I think my favorite thing is the closet doors because it’s so clever and practical. I looked at the before pic and thought “did you have to cut out the middle portion of wall?” but then saw that you avoided that by simply putting the railing in front. Brilliant!

  14. You are so inspiring! You make me look at stuff on a whole new level. I have an idea for you. What if you decorate a room in a rental? Something that structurally can’t be altered or tweaked much? I’d love to see what clever things you come up with.

  15. You’re pretty much a rock star!! Dang girl. You were busy. EVERYTHING turned out freakishly awesome but the board and batten, for me, takes it over the top. In.credible job.

  16. Wow. Just….wow. My favorite thing of all? The closet doors. Oh wait…maybe it’s the chandelier! Oh, who knows! You did a great job.

  17. OH. MY. GOSH. Are you kidding me??? That doesn’t even look like the same room!!! Mandi, you are amazing…wonderful wonderful job. Me=jealous…

  18. Mandi….this is AMAZING!! I mean truly stunning. The lamps??? Are you kidding me? FAB! As in I must have them….

  19. Holy, ever-lovin’ make-over! Stunning, just stunning. You have a very long and successful career ahead of you. Congratulations on a beautiful job

  20. Love the bedspread!! Were did it come from? It all looks good. I really like the mirror too. What made you pick those colors?

  21. I love it! I’m a huge fan of board and batten, it just makes everything have so much character, and I like that you did it over the closet, that was a really good idea. My other fav thing is probably the headboard and that miracle of a chair you made! Just fabulous!! Congrats.

  22. You did such a great job! You should really be proud of yourself! Your talents never cease to amaze me! What a beautiful room! I love the board and batten doors! I think we might need a tutorial on that!

  23. Mandi, You are a design rockstar! I love it all! It’s unique and beautiful. Great colors. Lucky lady to have a new bedroom. Awesome end to a fun contest.

  24. That room is the single most AWESOME room makeover I have seen! My jaw just kept dropping lower and lower. I want to go start on my Master bedroom NOW!!!
    Except wait, I’m not you…shoot!

  25. I’ll buy you a ticket if you’ll come do me next. :) Wow! It looks like it is out of a magazine and I love the touch of whimsy with the his and hers lamps. Fan-Freaking-Tastic!

  26. Jessica! Your room is wow. Mandi – as always, you don’t disappoint :) I love the colour scheme. It’s fun and not contrived or hard to live in. It’s bright and funny, kinda like your contest winner!

    Kudos to your sponsors. They obviously made it happen for you and all your blogging lovelies who came out of the *woodwork* to help, style, build and plan for you.

    Amazing initiative taken to get this underway and done. Gorgeous result. Cannot wait for some of the tutorials.

  27. WOW!!! That is amazing!! I love it!! yet it makes me jealous/sad lol because I can only imagine what you could have done in my living room!! lol
    I LOVE LOVE the transformation!! You are AMAZING!

  28. This is something!!!! I love it!!!

  29. Freakin’ awesome girl!

  30. Love, love, love it!!!! Fantastic job! I love seeing all the thrifty finds and how you make them new again. Definitely has been inspiring me lately to not have to have everything “new.” I can take something old, personalize it, and make it something no one else is gonna have. So many make overs are just too much $$$$$$ wasted on crap that everyone else is going to have. And I could imagine keeping the room the same for many years-its very inviting and bright!

  31. Way to Go! I don’t know what I love best- so many great details and interesting layers. The room is AAAAAmazing!
    :) crafty texas girls

  32. holy CRAP!! i seriously gasped when i saw the new room! A-MAZ-ING! holy cow! i love everything about it and basically want to copy it for my room. also, thanks to your sponsers! how awesome are they?? i hope they love it enough to have you do another one and i hope i win! my whole house needs help! okay. one more time. the room is amazing! i love love it!!

  33. It looks amazing! I can’t believe how much lighter and brighter the whole room looks. What a great job! Can’t wait to see some of the tutorials.

  34. OH WOW!!!! I knew it would be fab, but this is ultra-fab!!! It looks way better than any of those room makeover shows on TV ever look, that’s for sure. I’m in complete awe over your awesomeness.

    For Reals.

  35. Dear Mandi,
    I love you and you are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!! Everything turned out so awesome and I love your little touches that are distinctly craptastic! So happy the headboard turned out for you. Seriously, it all looks great!


  36. AH-MAY-ZIIIING!! It’s even better than I could have imagined! Can’t wait for the upholstery tutorials. You really out-did yourself on this one. Jessica is a lucky, lucky girl!!

  37. is it pointless to say it’s fantastic? i mean you already know how freakin amazing you are right? love it all! so fun! i’m so MAD i didn’t win! SO MAD

  38. Seriously?!?!?! This room is a.ma.zing!! I am loving the color combination-so fresh. And, the yellow popping through the mirror is just enough to make a statement.

    I am working on those bookcases and can’t wait to show you.


  39. This is wonderful! I love love LOVE it!

  40. My two faves are the headboard and the chair. I’m ‘pinning’ them both for future reference. Two thumbs up from Oregon. Can you come here next? :o)

  41. Absolutely AMAZING!! I love it all!!

  42. Wow! Oh my gosh! Wow! What a completely epic makeover!! I can’t even pick a favorite. My brain is overcome with all the ideas!! Looking forward to all the tutorials!

  43. It looks fantastic! Great job!


  44. It’s amazing! I would start naming my favorite things but I love everything about it. The yellow dresser rocks! I’m glad you took a little time off for the GNO. Have fun at EVO!

  45. WOW, I am blown away. It is wonderful!

  46. Love it ever so…the entire room is just fabulous. Congrats on a job well done!

  47. It certainly turned out EPICLY!! I love everything, really! You did such a great job and you can tell you worked REALLY hard and put a lot of though into every detail. The headboard is fan-freakin-tastic!

  48. I am dying at how AMAZING this is!! This is absolutely incredible. I love how everything pulls together and your vision is to die for!! I wish some of your talentness would rub off on me! Great Job!!

  49. Mandi-this is stunning, amazing, it literally takes my breath away! You are a deco goddess! I am so grateful that I crossed paths with you and your blog! I feel like you are changing the world one D.I. chair at a time. Reading your blog is the bright spot of my day.


  50. AMAZING!!! Love everything about it! Great job!!!!!

  51. That room turned out incredible! You did such an amazing job and you are SOO talented! I can’t thank you enough for posting your tutorials so that others can learn and have the same sense of accomplishment and pride in their own homes. Thank you!

  52. You totally knocked this out of the park, Mandi!! Wow, wow, wow! Can’t wait to see the tutes…

    Take care,

  53. Love the reveal! Great and creative job!

    I’m curious how Purdy made you not hate cutting in anymore. I got a paint project coming up and I still hate cutting in. Maybe it’s ’cause we have textured walls? I’d love to hear more.

  54. What an amazing before and after!! The new room looks fabulous; so much brighter and very chic! I love what you did with the room and am inspired by your creativity. Great job, Mandi!!

  55. Oh My Word!!! This is the best makeover I’ve ever seen!! I’m sooo impressed Mandi! Can’t wait til round 2, and I can’t wait to see all the fabulous tutorials:)

  56. OH my freaking heck! AMAZING! I’m in love! You did amazing work! Those board and batten closet doors? -HELLO! Genius! Great job!

  57. SERIOUSLY GIRL!! My jaw dropped and I have tears in my eyes. That is an AMAZING transformation!! I can’t thank you enough for approaching us at Royal Design Studio stencils to be a part of this project. MORE please! So happy for both you and sweet Jessica. You must be bursting with pride! :)

    I am shocked at the stark difference! Congrats on again, amazing us with your talent! I can’t wait to see the next lucky lady! You are just FABuLOUS :)

  59. GIRL!!! Oh my gosh. This is totally epic. I’m in shock at the before and after. It looks SOOOOO beautiful and those B&B doors are too cool. You are so talented and AWESOME!!!

  60. Oh MY FREAKIN GOSH! Girl, I knew you were talented- but this is ridiculous! I had no idea you have all this simmering up there in that brain of yours! This makeover and timeline is INSANE! love it.

  61. It looks awesome! Great job! I love so many things but I think my faves are the wall behind the headboard and the great little detail on the rug. Oh, and the yellow dresser make over, chair and chandelier. Okay so maybe I just love all of it. Great job!

  62. meh. It’s OK…

    OMGOSH SO TOTALLY KIDDING! I can’t even believe it’s the same room in the same house. Amazing, amazing job. Love it. Brilliant vision.

  63. Girl, you have a gift!! It looks amazing.. the colors, the textures.. LOVE IT!

  64. Absolutely wonderful! I can’t wait until you post instructions on doing the webbing on that chair! Brilliant!

  65. Wow, it came out absolutely amazing. If i wasn’t totally intimidated I would totally try to make the headboard and the chair you remade, so brilliant. You are so talented, come to California, redo my room pleaseeeeeeeeee, i need a sleepy oasis that I know you can help me with:) Awesome job.

  66. HOLY CRAP. HOLY CRAP!!! It is so freaking BRILLIANT! I cannot say how much I love this room! Jessica is the luckiest girl EVER! You have outdone yourself, Mandi!

    I am so serious!

    And I didn’t help you! I made your life harder!


  67. So beautiful, I still can not get over that chandelier…. who would have thought of that? and the chair.. man you have given me some serious inspiration!


  68. Whoa…. I repeat WHOA. This is AMAZING! I could kick myself for not submitting an entry. This looks so awe inspiring. I absolutely LOVE it.

    I hope you do another epic room makeover and I will get my tush in gear if you do!

  69. Are you kidding me!! It’s fantastic! It is SERIOUSLY EPIC!

  70. GORGEOUS! I love everything about the room, which is funny, because if I look at individual pieces it’s not my taste, but overall the room is PERFECTION. Makes me rethink a few things that I’m just okay with in my own house and how they might fit in a finished room…

    Seriously, so amazing!

    Thank you to all your sponsors. Definitely an act of trust!

  71. WOW!!! I knew you had talent but man, even knowing how much talent you have, I was still blown away! This room is amazing. You so need your own show or something. And I’m super curious about how you re-did that chair.

    P.S. You’re awesome!!!

  72. Wow Mandi….you have outdone yourself and I’m sure you are exhausted! The lucky winner must be beside herself! I love the closet doors and can’t wait to see a tutorial on them. Someday we are going to meet in real life, and it’s going to be awesome!! Nice job friend!

  73. Anonymous says:

    Um, you really should be getting paid for what you do. Love.it.

  74. Amazing makeover!

  75. I’m officially jealous! Everything looks so lovely & layered and ‘goes’ without being all matchy matchy. Awesome job!

  76. Uhh…are you freakin’ kidding me?! I was expecting “epic”, but this is beyond!! It looks amazing!! You’re like a DIY/thrifting/decorating/repurposing GODDESS!! Love it!

  77. WOW! Everything looks SO good. I love the wall stencil & colors…that’s like exactly what I want! The headboard is amazing. I want to copy it but it looks hard with the crown molding. great job! I am in love with each & every thing in this room. You guys really did pull off some magic! Oooooh & the CHANDY! I absolutely love the chandy!!! I must have one now.
    Thank you to all of the sponsors for this contest- you guys are awesome! I need to go get some paint & glaze & get my butt in gear working on some projects!

  78. omg. can i just say your creativity, your imagination, your decorating skills are absolutely freaking AMAZING! seriously!!! i LOVE everything you did. adorable and just down right SWEET!!!

  79. Love it! I was planning on doing a similar project for my daughter’s closet doors. Yours turned out wonderful and now I can’t wait to start mine. Thanks for sharing.

  80. Oh my GAWD! It is stunning! Absolutely stunning! Did she poop her pants at the reveal? I would have. bahahahha
    Fab job!

  81. HOLE EE Crap. That is nothing short of pure awesome. I love every little thing. Perfection!

  82. Wow! That room is gorgeous! What a phenomenal job you ladies did. All of the colors go so well together and I love the walls.

  83. Holy.Freaking.Crap. That is one of the most amazing makeovers I’ve ever seen! It’s absolutely breathtaking and I want EVERY PART OF IT in my own master bedroom! Excellent job!

  84. You ROCKED that room.

    There is no other way to say it.

  85. WOW…enough said.

  86. So.very.cool. I love it! I am especially impressed with the headboard and the chandy. And those his/hers lamps are a really fun touch. Way to go!

  87. you are just. plain. AWESOME!!! :) I don’t dislike one thing in this room!! And I LOVE those closet doors!! You ROCK! :)


  88. This is just sick. Awesomely SICK. I am dying over every detail! It’s amaaaaazing!

  89. Oh.My.Good.Golly.Gee. I love everything!! I’m even able to see through all my jealousy! You girls are total rockstars!!!

  90. Absolutely amazing and gorgeous- LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Great work!!!

  91. Totally stinkin AWESOME! Thanks to all the sponsors and can’t wait to see the tutorials!!!

  92. EPIC! Yes! Seriously an amazing transformation. I wish my brain had a little more of what yours does! So creative! So awesome!

  93. So Awesome! What more can one say?

  94. OH PLEASE. PLEASE PLEASE. do you have a tutorial on the closet doors? I want to make them so freakin much!

  95. Holy cow!! Mandi, this is a stunning makeover…you should be so proud of yourself. :)

  96. You are an AMAZING lady!! I was shocked and stunned and utterly jealous!! What a wonderful treat. I don’t have just 1 favorite. I want a room like THAT ONE!! I can’t wait for your tutorials. You’ve shown that any DIYer can produce a beautiful, gorgeous room. THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION!

  97. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! What a TRANSFORMATION!! =) BeAuTiFuL!!! Every inch! Such talen you have dear!

  98. HOLY MOLY! This is absolutely incredible!! That is one lucky girl! Stunning!

  99. Wow! You must be exhausted. It doesn’t look like there is one thing in that room that hasn’t been altered by you guys. It looks fab!!

  100. I love it! So bright and colorful. The only request for the next makeover (as I KNOW you will do another one!) would be to tell us how you accommodated all of her necessities. For example, you got rid of of storage (ie dressers) that were in the room — where did the stuff that was in them go? Was most of it unneeded, or will she end up piling things in the corners or on the chair as time goes on? And where is her workout calendar now? You know, we all have things in bad places, but it’s nice to know that everything that was needed has been taken into consideration. That’s the one thing that bothers me about decorating shows….they just ignore that the person had things there for a reason and then just toss them. And you just know that those things make it back into the room and now it doesn’t look great anymore :(
    That aside — you did an amazing job on this room and I’m sure she loves it/you!

  101. It looks SO GOOD! I am all kinds of jealous. I LOVE the fabric in the head board and the chair make over.

  102. So first I was going to say that I LOVED the stenciled wall…and then I kept reading and decided I may love the awesome light fixture more…and then I changed my mind and wanted to comment that I loved the closet awesomeness…and then I decided I definitely loved the cute chair. So, really, this room is simply amazing and that’s all there is to it!

    Wanna have another contest, pick me, and makeover my living room?

    Turning a House into a Home

  103. OMS (O MY STARS)!!!

  104. Mandi, this is brilliant- amazing- stunning!! Every nice thing that’s been commented already times 10!! You my dear are a rock star and EPIC to the core! Thanks for letting us all come on this ride with you!

  105. Okay, this is so redundant at this point, but holy freakin’ crap!!! That is nutso amazing!! In one week??? Why don’t you have your own show?? I love everything… the colors, the touches of whimsy, the touches of sophistication, the headboard!! Holy crap, that headboard! Fantastic job!

  106. Oh wow! Amazing and beautiful! I want one!

  107. WOAH! you ARE miss America. Way to go girl. I am super super impressed. I am speechless. Also thanks for hosting SLC GNO it was a blast and gave me a creativity booster. =)


  108. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! You are seriously a rock star!!!!!!

  109. I couldn’t sign up last time b/c we were literally in the midst of a move & I didn’t have a space to submit. But, we’re here now… and I have lots of spaces! So, sponsors: Please sponsor again! And pick me!

    GORGEOUS job, Mandi! I LOVE it!

  110. Wow! The room looks amazing! You are such a pro, love your blog

  111. I knew it would be UH-Mazing, but wow!! Spectacular! I love those board and batten rolling doors. Genius! Seriously need you to come help me with my living room. If you do this again I’m signing up! :)

  112. This is an amazing make-over! Love the bead board closet doors, head board, stenciled wall, the chair makeover…all of it! Great job!


  113. Thanks Mandi for coming to my home, turning everything upside down, and leaving me with an epic room. We are loving our new bedroom. See my little review here…


  114. OMG IT’S AMAZING! we need tutorials for everything please! i wish i had .000273 of your talent! your so awesome.!! off to go try my hand at a knock off anthro lamp shade (gather shade! love it!). keep the magic comin’!!

  115. This is amazing! I’m so impressed! I love the color scheme.
    I cannot wait for the chair tutorial! I have some broken cane on one of my chairs that I really need to fix!
    Great job!

  116. Umm… this is amazing. Such a fantastic transformation! I can’t believe that is the same room. You have created a beautiful haven that I can’t wait to duplicate in my own bedroom! Great job, ladies and congratulations! :)

    -Annie @ {PeppermintPlum}

  117. UH.MAY.ZING.
    You have mad decor skillz. I bow down to you!!! (Can’t wait for your tutorials on everything!)

  118. Whoa.
    Please come to my house and do a room for me! Any room! You are one of the most talented, creative artists in blogland. I wish I had the guts to try some of the things you do.

  119. Oh, my GASP!
    I’m echoing all the comments previous. This turned out so great. high five.

  120. Wow, nicely done! PLEASE post a tutorial on how you fixed the green chair – that is AWESOME!!! :)

  121. WOW. All I can say is wow. This is an amazing transformation!! I want to live in this room!

  122. Holy. Stinkin. Fabulous. That’s a compliment, I hope you know. I am in lurve with your color scheme here! Gray is my favorite neutral right now and the way you paired it with the bright bright yellow and green- brilliant! So glad I found your blog.

  123. Amazing!

  124. Mandi. 3 words. You rocked it.

    I’m sending my readers over tomorrow to take a peek. Way to go lady!


  125. You did a great job! I was wondering how in the world you were going to fix that chair. (Loved the teaser btw) I would have never imagined it could look so cool! Thank you for all of this colorful inspiration!

  126. Holy cannoli!! I love this room! It makes me want to start all over again with decorating my house! Where did you get those awesome drum shades? I’ve been looking for some but can never find any that tall…

  127. DYING! LOVE IT!

  128. wow everything looks SO good! It looks so much brighter and I’m loving the door headboard! I’m looking for white bedding right now. Where did you get that bedding from, its so cute!!

  129. this is amazinggggg! you need your own design show on tv!!!!!!

  130. This room rocks! This was a super fun, may I say “epic” contest and the end result is truly, yup, epic. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

  131. Are you FREAKING kidding me!?!? I love it, every spec of it! xoxo

  132. Wow. Wow. Wow. That’s all I can say. Oh, and I wish I owned a house so you could come and do mine! It looks awesome!

  133. WOW!!!!! Seriously EPIC!
    Mandi and Jessica–such an awesome transformation! Love the finished room, it is amazing! It was great to meet you both during this epic makeover too! Great job and super thanks to the sponsors…this should be a yearly thing! :)

  134. WOW WOW WOW!!! Totally spectacular! I am in LOVE with this room!

  135. I love it for the winner but I also love it for you! Your talent and gifts shine! You not only transformed a room but also, I am sure, transformed a part of the winners life. To come home….open that door….and be re-gifted over and over. What a way to use your gift! Great job! Love, Me http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  136. Wow, Mandi! You all did such a wonderful job. It’s amazing how you pulled it all together while still giving it lots of personality and style in a budget friendly way. :)

  137. Wow, AH-MAZING!! You could transform America!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  138. super job mandi! I love it all, especially the closet doors and the headboard!
    way to go!

  139. Wow, Mandi, that room looks amazing, especially since seeing the before. You are very talented. I love, love the stencil and have been wanting to stencil a wall in my house, but have been so afraid to just do it. I think I have finally decided it’s time to take the plunge! I can’t wait to see all of your tutorials for everything!! You have inspired me, for sure!! Thanks!!

  140. Amazing! I need to makeover our “junk” room into a gender-neutral nursery for my first baby (coming in September). I would LOVE to see some ideas you might have.

  141. a-FREAKIN’-mazing… really, gorgeous – and accomplished so quickly (well, from my perspective…)

  142. Epic was the best way to describe this makeover – incredible!

    I’m moving to St. George soon and am hoping there will be another meet up – I love your blog and your amazing projects.

  143. Wow, you did a great job. My fav is the headboard and chair makeover. Anxious to see just how you did that chair.

  144. OMG! love love love it you did such a great job It looks fabulous!

  145. WOW. I’m normally a lurker but I had to jump out and say how awesome this makeover is!

    I love the wall treatments and the colors are really fresh & interesting.

  146. This is SOOOOOOOOO amazing. love, love, love it. I am so inspired right now. Get me some yellow spray paint! :)

    That chair is my favorite thing. I’d love to hear more about its makeover.

  147. Stunning! The colors are magical and I can’t believe that you guys pulled that off in such a short amount of time! I love the “quirk” factor in the room with the his/her lamps. You are just beyond fabulous Miss Mandi!

  148. Great Job! I Love the yellow and grey combo. I think the chandy is my fav. part along with the stenciling. A-mazing!

  149. Wowzers! As everyone else has already said, it looks amazing! I love the composition of colors and styles. Love it!!

  150. Fantabulous job! I just have one question…where did the gorgeous white bedding come from? The curvy shape is so lovely! I want it.


  151. It’s a pick-your-jaw-up-off-the-floor kind if bedroom!!! Very chic :).

  152. Fabulous! Absolutely freaking fantastic! LUFF IT!

  153. I love it! Want to go redo my master bedroom now 😉

  154. Jaw-dropping AMAZING!! I’m blown away by that board and batten closet idea…incredible!

  155. Wow – that is absolutely amazing! So many clever and beautiful projects, I can’t pick a favorite. The transformation is breathtaking. The room feels light, airy, and cheery now. I hope Jessica loves it as much as everyone else does!

  156. Thanks for the shout out about my chandelier idea. I’m honored you have used it and made something so spectacular! What an incredible room makeover. This is a precious gift to give someone. You have left a piece of your heart and soul in this space. No better gift then that!

  157. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! Mandi will you marry me! ;o) Now you need to come to San Diego to give me some advice for my master!

  158. honestly that is amazing! what a lucky winner! i really want to copy every single thing in that room! especially the stencil/paint colour! amazing work!

  159. Seriously AWESOME! It is beautiful and you are insane (you know, in the best kind of way!)

  160. Okay, so I need a little more information about those sliding closet doors. I want to cover up mirrored (gold) closet doors. Would this work?????

    Thank you! :-)

  161. Amazing job! The entire room is incredible! I think i need to get that stencil.

  162. Oh my Mandi, you truly are AMAZING!!

  163. a m a z i n g !!
    You seriously blow my mind!!
    I am seriously so happy that you get to share your amazing talent. You go girl!

  164. I REALLY want your brain!

  165. This is amazing! I wish I could make my room look this awesome!

  166. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE! I was almost in tears this is so beautiful. You have such talent.


  167. You are the freaking bomb. That is all

  168. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing!!! Can I be next???

  169. This is beautiful. I want you to know that I check your blog regularly and almost never comment even though I’m drooling over all your projects. I want you to know so that you know that there are at least double the number of people who commented on this post who are actually checking it out and loving it. Way to go!

  170. just lovely! I love it (even the yellow, which I usually hate). Still wish I’d been the lucky recipient. It was wonderful seeing you this weekend and I hope your next few days are simply wonderful!

  171. Mandi! You have such a talent! This makeover is so amazing, my favorite part is the stenciled wall.

    I’m so happy I got to know you this weekend. What a blast we had!

    Thanks for everything!

  172. This is an amazing transformation! REALLY great job! I cannot wait to see the tutorials on, well, everything! I love it!

  173. This had to have been exhausting! I LOVE it and hope you’ll do another one of these contests soon! I have been so insprired by VR and ATT, I threw a blog together yesterday with some of the crap I’ve redone. You must see!

  174. Speechless….How..in..the..world? Amazing.

  175. Are you for real?? Im dying right now! I love everything. Can i hire you? Im being serious!!

  176. This is fantastic! I am beyond impressed. I am absolutely going to give the door headboard a try. HOWEVER, I am DYING for the instructions on the doors for the closets. Please share! They are amazing!

  177. Excellent re-do!!!

  178. Pretty dang awesome. Seriously.

  179. Wow! It looks epicly, awesomely fantastic. You have a HUGE heart, Mandi. Applause here. Can you hear it?

  180. oh. my. goodness. The door as the headboard is my favorite. That green is great. And also the chandelier. What a fabulous idea. And also the mirror is so beautiful. Ok, I like it all. Excellent job!!

  181. Saw you on the Nate Berkus show today…..instantly a huge fan! I am so amazed/intrigued/jealous/inspired by your talent! Now, if I could just figure out how to do it myself!

  182. Oh my goodness what an awesome transformation!! You did such an excellent job. I especially love that headboard!!

  183. Lindsay says:

    omgggggg i absolutely love the room! i cant wait to move into my new apartment in September and do alot of DIY!

  184. what a fantastic job you did! love the gray (stenciled) walls with the pops of color. my favorite element has to be the campaign dresser in the bold yellow. and the board and batten on the closet doors – genius!

  185. OMG Mandi, it looks AMAZING! YOu are such a rockstar woman!! I bet she loves you forever for giving her such a great room! I know I would have if I had won:)

    Dream Book Design

  186. Are you kidding me with this room?! It’s simply too much goodness in one space. I can hardly stand it! Okay, that chandelier is one of the most ingenious things I’ve ever seen. When I saw it in the very first picture, I seriously thought it was a major splurge item for the room. I might have to copy this idea, because it just so happens that I have that exact “before” chandelier in storage just waiting for a makeover for my office.

    Ummmm…wow. Just, wow. The whole room is amazing…the headboard, the board and batten, the stencil, the chair with the jute upholstery webbing (genius!!). Amazing.

  187. so amazing!!!! I cannot even begin to tell you what I love about this room. That chair is fantastic, you’re going to have to spill on what you did with that webbing, it’s gorgeous. Wow. Just speechless on everything!!!

    And as much as I love it, I’m just as much bummed that I didn’t win! Haha, here’s to round two but congrats to Jessica, she deserved it!!! 😉

  188. BRAVO!!!! WOW!!!! I just love it all. That chair is my fav. and the whole chair nook area with the fab. stencil job. You should be so darn proud, well well well done! winks-jen

  189. This room really is lovely! Great job :)

  190. Um, wow! that’s all I can say! amazing makeover…loooove that chair. simply beautiful.

  191. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE the headboard!!! We’re about to move into a new house, and the master will be painted a dark-ish grey. Any suggestions on how to go about making a white version of the headboard?


  192. absolutely GORGEOUS room makeover!!! What a lucky girl! And that headboard is amazing! I’ve seen lots of door headboards, but this one takes the cake!!!

  193. Brilliant! I especially love the headboard.

    gertie @ http://www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

  194. Anonymous says:

    Where is the comforter/bedding/pillows from?

  195. I’m dyin’ holy cow.

    girl…this is going down in the record books of blog history. wow wow wow.

    unbelieveable. are you okay? i mean you worked your tush off? wow. your sponsor MUST be pleased. seriously. you did soooo much for THEM!

    gorgeous work.


  196. Mandy-
    So much to love in this room makeover! First of all the gray stenciled wall–WOW! I love the weaving on the chair with the upholstery webbing; so modern. The whole room looks amazing and I adore the color scheme. Congratulations on all your hard work!

  197. This is so FABULOUS!! You did such an amazing job! I love everything!

    Dang it… wish I actually was in one place long enough to have entered! :( Perhaps another time!

  198. Great job!! I love the design 😉

  199. Oh my heck…I need you to come do my room!! but can you please please please do a tutorial on that chair?? I found one almost exactly like it, and it has the same issue and I loved yours!!
    h and where do you keep finding those amazing mirrors?
    thanks karli

  200. UN. FREAKIN. BELIEVABLE. Other than that, I am SPEECHLESS. How have I not been following you! Well I AM NOW!!!

  201. Just wondering about how you made the closet doors from the Home Depot materials…

  202. Gorgeous. I love the color scheme. I would be interested to read more about the closet solution, though. What did you end up doing with the jewelry armoire?

  203. wow, mandi!! it’s beautiful! good work girly!

    also, my mom told me your happy news! i’m so excited for you guys… just wish we could be there. love you!

  204. I literally sighed from jealousy!! This room is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love everything about it. Mandi- you’re a GENIUS!

  205. This is GORGEOUS!!! You are just pretty much awesome! BTW, lovin’ the framed map of Oklahoma. I might be biased since I live there, but it’s still awesome! And Krylon’s emerald green is my absolute fave color right now!

  206. This room is freaking awesome!!! Wow, I love it! The lamps are the cutest thing ever. And that wall stencil is to die for. Love it ALL!! Great job Mandi, with the greatest giveaway ever!!

  207. Oh my gosh! This is beyond amazing! We just moved into a new home, so none of my rooms are trashed, but every single one lacks character. It is all simple furniture and tan walls. I would love to end up with something like this!

    I’m starting on my first room (and the husband is against painting walls and furniture), so I’ve got some ideas to spruce it up. We’ll see how it ends up! Hopefully it’s fun pops of color and not a train wreck.

    Kudos to you and your fab sponsors for such an amazing room! Oh, and Iw as just googling for yellow spray paint today (to paint some vases) and that Sun Yellow form Krylon is absolutely perfect! So thanks :)

  208. This is crazy awesome!! Wow! You did an outstanding job. :) It was fun to meet you for like 3 seconds at EVO, too!

    Brooke (one of the Crafting Chicks who had a big red flower belt!)

  209. Honestly AMAZING!!!

  210. VERY nice!!! Love the headboard idea! Among others! :)

  211. just found your website. love the room makeover! no really…LOVE the room make over. the door for the head board with the fabric – genius!

  212. What a fabulous makeover! Did everything that was in the room before (or at least everything they needed to be in the room) go back in? I love the duvet and dresser and stencil and just so much. I wish I owned my home and could paint and stencil and win a contest to have you visit and help me revamp my digs.

  213. So so so fun and fabulous! My favorites are the headboard and the gray stenciled wall. Love it.

  214. I have to say that the room is not exactly my style, nor do I usually comment on blogs.

    I felt compelled to do so here b/c WOW! What you have done is fabulous!!!! Between the lighting, board & batten closet doors (hoping to borrow your idea for my entry closets), his & hers lamps, the stencil…I could go on. Not to mention the transformation. So impressed!

  215. Great job!! Love the chair and the chandelier! Also the closet doors…I went ahead and madeover my room…wish I had waited…would have done my closet doors like yours…instead hung curtains…

  216. Friggin amazing! Love the stencil work. Love the colors. Love the use of ‘boom’ in the post. Love all of it. Boom.

  217. Mandi,

    I really don’t have anything new to say, its all been said! You did a beautiful job.

  218. WOW! WOW! WOW!
    I am so sad that I didn’t win, but I am sooooo even more happy for this awesome job you did here, and I am totally lovin’ the green!!!!!!

  219. This has been so fun to follow, and the finished room AMAZING!!! such great work and ideas!

    ps — the mirror has an aged look on the actual glass mirror part…did you do that?

  220. LOVE IT!!!!!
    i so want that headboard.. might finally bust out that stencil too.
    (it’s only been two months now..)

  221. Anonymous says:

    I have the same rug! I would love to punch it up with a little color, can you please give a little description when you post the tutorials?
    ps-I discovered you on Nate and I have been on this blog ALL DAY! I’m getting so many great ideas, you are an inspiration!!!
    Amanda (another “Mandy” :) )

  222. I completely love this room, and it was my first introduction to your blog… WOW! What talent you have and you are just SO MUCH FUN! I have this affinity for pretty blogs, and yours definitely is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  223. Hey Mandy – CAn you tell me where you got the lampshades you used in this room? I’m trying to find some barrel shaped like that – instead of ‘cone’ shaped. Thrifted? Or new?

  224. AMAZING JOB!! love it! wish it were my bedroom. my log cabin still needs a makeover. 1 have 2 rooms done!

  225. I started reading your blog today and the only word I can think of is WOW.

  226. I have that rug in my bedroom too! I’m wondering how that yellow painted accent would look in purple…

  227. wow times a million. And now I must follow your blog. did I mention wow times a million?


  228. Totally and completely blown away by this room – It’s stunning!! What an awesome job, I’m loving the colors!!

  229. Friggin BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! I can’t say enough how much I love everything you did!!!!!! I have to ask though….the dresser and the headboard…you say you used Krylon….as in spray paint??? Seriously??? You blow my mind! I am hoping you do another bedroom makeover soon! I want you to do mine!!! Maybe my whole house…too much??? Naaahhh! 😉 MUAH!

  230. It’s spectacular! I have that same Ikea rug and I’m going to steal that idea of giving it a little pop of color.

  231. HOLY COW BATMAN! I AM BLOWN AWAY BY YOUR AWESOMENESS! This is my first time to your blog and I am HOOKED! Painting the rug?! Who knoew you could do that?! LOVE IT!!!! I’ll be back for more!!!

  232. Wow!Really amazing.I love it very much.It’s colour combination is very much attractive.Great job.
    waiting for kennedy

  233. I absolutely love your closet doors! Great idea! Please, please, please do a tutorial on them! Thank you! :)

  234. i must say the chair makeover with the webbed sides is what made my heart all a-flutter! i just picked up a “barrel chair” as it was listed on freecycle. squeal!i.can.not.wait to rip it apart now that i’ve seen your project. i have lots of ideas swirling around in my head…caning is perfect so i may just re-upholster the back with the webbing. must check out your how-to’s.
    love it all.

  235. Hello Darling :-),
    I am changing up my bedding, and I oh so badly, want my new duvet to be just like the one in this room make over! Can you please tell me where its from?
    Leila from AZ

  236. You are amazing. This makeover is incredible.

  237. Hi Mandi!
    Like so many others I’m itching to know where you found the bedding. I’m in love with the duvet cover!

    Love this bedroom makeover! Seriously inspirational!

    fitzgerald dot shell @ gmail dot com

  238. I love the stenciled accent wall. I recently featured http://decoratingcents.blogspot.com/2011/10/trends-stencils.html. Please come by and take a button.

  239. I was so excited to see the yellow lingerie chest. I have a dresser that matches! I found it in a thrift store in Virginia. Mine was already yellow, that’s what made me fall in love with it.

  240. I am stealing this idea as we speak my room is being made over into something very similar to this thank you so much for sharing

  241. I pinned this on pinterest.

    I can not believe how incredible this room turned out. I saw the one you did for “Hailee’s Living Room” and I am in awe of your skills. My entire house is a makeover nightmare and I am slowly going to try to get a sweet space like this or like Hailees somewhere in the house. I don’t know if the code is still good, but I am going to head over to get a little bit of stencil love from your sponsor! tah tah for now!

  242. Unbelievable! Loved all of it! Where did you get that fabulous bedspread… I need that!!! Great job!

  243. So the whole room is amazing! I love how you took the door and made it into a headboard. But I seriously have to know where you got the white ruffled comforter? I am in love with it!

  244. Anonymous says:

    Found this on Pinterest!! I LOVE the headboard… And Everything else in the room. Where did the bedspread come from? You did an awesome job with the room. So glad I found your blog. Traciethomas@aol

  245. So I just painted master bedroom in dutch boy Empire State with a satin finish. It doesn’t look like a true gray like yours in the post but seems to almost have a gray undertone. I just have the first coat on so far so maybe that will make a difference. Any advice, words of wisdom or reassurance?;)

  246. I am in the process of painting our master bedroom in Dutch boys Empire State with a satin finish. It doesn’t seem to be a true gray like your blog but seems to have a blue undertone, I currently only have one coat so that may make a difference. Any advice, words of wisdom or reassurance? That is the paint color you used correct?

  247. Hi Mandi!
    Great job with the room, I like that the walls are different and what you did with the wardrobe.
    This is really inspiring! Thank you for a great post!
    http://leennilsson.com/ Xx

  248. Great stuff you have right here.. If it’s okay I would like to Pin some of them on my Pinterest board.

    Thanks So Much
    Felicity Keith


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