Epic Room Makeover Giveaway Contest 2012

VOTING IS NOW OPEN!  If you are new to Vintage Revivals, Welcome!!  Scroll down to vote for your fave entry and then stick around a little and enjoy the craziness! xoxo

Its baaaaack.   Have you ever thought to yourself,  “Self.  I know if Mandi was here she could help me find great junk at the thrift store,  convince my husband that saving IS NOT the same as hoarding, and become my new BFF.”?   Well guess what?! I want to come to YOUR HOUSE and do all of that and so dang much more!!!!

This is the best way in the world that I could think of to tell you just how much you all truly mean to me.

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So, just to recap that awesome logo designed by Lara…I am going to come to one lucky readers house for a week to redecorate a room of THEIR choice on MY dime!!! Are you as excited as I am?!

First off, I need to give a MASSIVE thank you to the most amazing sponsors on the PLANET.  This is LITERALLY my dream team of brands.  You guys know that I would never promote something that I didn’t trust and use myself and I sure as heck wouldn’t bring them to YOUR house!  Contests like this aren’t really done in blogland and they totally went out on a limb to participate.  So THANK YOU x 1000!

So how exactly does it work and what does the winner get?

The winner gets me and Hailee for a week to makeover a room of your choice for FREE!  The first ERM giveaway was great, but this one is going to be FANTASTIC!  I have a much bigger budget,  incredible brands, and lets be honest,  Hailee is coming which is pretty much the best thing ever!!  This is what the winner from last year won:

Jessica Before and After

So fun right?!

So what can you expect from our amazing sponsors?



We are getting back to DIY basics with 3M,  I will teach you all about safety and prepping things the RIGHT way.



If shopping is a little more up your alley, you will be happy to know that there are some serious HomeGoods gift cards that are BURNING a hole in my pocket!

Lowe's logo

Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t have power tools to use,  Lowe’s is giving us everything we need AND you get to keep them!!!!  (If your husband is on the fence just share that bit of info with him and see how quickly his tune changes…!)

krylon_logoWe are going to thrift our little hearts out!  Hunting our days away, looking to find treasures to rehab with some Krylon magic.

Royal Design Studio Logo

And if that didn’t put you on the edge of your seat, we are bringing some serious life to your room with stencils from Royal Design Studios.

So here is what you need to know to enter.

1.  You must write a blog post on your blog about WHY I should come to your casa.  Plead your case,  make us laugh (or cry), promise me your first born,  make a video,  write a song, basically whatever blows your skirt up.  Make sure to include lots of pictures of the room that needs to be made over!  If you don’t have a blog they are extremely easy to start and are free through Blogger.com.  It doesn’t need to be pretty, it just needs to be functional.   You will also need to include one of the ERM logo buttons in your post/video. (These are at the end of this section.)

2.  At the end of this post is a linky.  This is where you will link up your post.  The linky will be open for submissions from now to Midnight MST on Thursday September 6th.  (FYI if you are looking for a little bit of traffic for your site, get your submission in early!!)

3.  This contest is open to all US residents that live in the lower 48.  (Sorry Alaska and Hawaii!)

4.  You must own your house or have the property owner sign a release saying that we can do lots of awesome stuff like painting and putting stuff on the walls.  Doing stuff like moving electrical, putting up drywall etc. is stuff for pros, not for this momma.

5.  You must be able to do some hard freaking work.  This is not a sit back and relax and let Mandi bust it out giveaway.  YOU (and whoever else we can sucker into it) will be helping me complete all of the projects.  There will be some super late nights so be prepared.  If you have a full time job you will most likely need to take work off.

6.  DO NOT enter this giveaway if you are not aware of the style/type of projects that I do.  Granted I can tone down the Mandiliciousness if I need to, BUT there will be some awesome color/patterns happening somewhere. If you are allergic to anything but neutrals this is not the contest for you.  Got it?  I mean I still love you, but I want the winner to love their house.  Fair right?

7.  The winner will have approximately a ONE WEEK notice before I show up at your front door.  The reason?  In October it starts to cool down in the northern 1/2 of the US.   If its too cold to bust out some Krylon its going to be a sad, sad makeover.

8.   The winner will have to fill out a W-9 to comply with tax laws and sign a release waiver.


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Here is the tentative schedule for the Epic Room Makeover Giveaway Contest:

Today-September 6: Linky open for submissions

September 7-September 14: Linky open for voting. Send everyone you know over to vote for your post.  All votes are monitored for suspicious activity.

September 15: Top 10 winners will be emailed and required to submit a “Plead Your Case”. The Top 10 will have 36 hours to submit their paragraph. If it is not submitted in time an alternate will be chosen. Top 10 will be determined with a combination of Most Votes on the Linky Party, Random.Org, and Wild Card Favorites.

September 17: Top Ten announced/Plead Your Case Post goes live. At this time voting will be open to the public and will run until September 24th at Midnight MST.

September 25: Winner is announced and has one week to prepare for the lightening fury that is the Epic Room Makeover.

UPDATE:Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions,  if you have any questions that are not answered in that post please leave them in the comments and I will update it!!

You guys are more important to me than you will ever know,  THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy lives to spend it with me!

Love Your Guts, Mandi

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  1. Oh have mercy and let me win! I have two rooms that are so sad you will for sure cry. Can we enter more than one room into the running?

  2. Wow! Exciting!!!! I wish I wasn’t renting! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!!!! :) Nat

  3. Just took pictures of my beast of a master! Writing the post now!!!! I have so many ideas floating in my mind but haven’t had the time to do anything about it! I would love the push and having the resources would actually make it possible. Please come to my home! :) Plus, you’ve got awesome style girl and I’d love to work along side of you!

    • My post is all linked up (yay #1) and while the image might not look too frightening I promise you won’t be dissappointed with the hideousness of the entire space!

  4. yayyyyy!

  5. Posting pathetic pics of my ugly room ASAP! Great giveaway!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m so sad I can’t enter- I live in Canada. And I have more than one room that cries out for intervention! :) But I will just enjoy watching the contest unfold! I started following your blog only about a month ago and sooooo enjoy it! Thanks for the inspiration and entertainment! :)

  7. I’ve got 2 rooms that need some help…shall I link them both up? This is awesome!

  8. Awesome! I entered last year & it was so fun. Can’t enter this year :( boooo! But I’m going to love watching :)

  9. How exciting! I am not at all surprised that Lowe’s is being so generous. They were AMAZING to us a few years back when we constructed a community-built playground in our city (and not just any playground- a monster that is the LARGEST playground in our State and totally custom-designed). Happy to see Lowe’s continue to be involved in the community!

    Now, the big question is WHICH of the disasterous rooms in my house to submit…

  10. Yay! I just submitted my large, blah living room. It needs MAJOR help … and I can’t wait to see who wins!! Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

  11. Wow, what a fun experience.. your almost like Nate or Ty!! I’d love a lift…oh you’re not talking about faces… :{ Obviously, I’d love to win!

  12. So my question is: would you do a kitchen or bathroom or only “living” spaces such as bedrooms and family rooms?

  13. Pick me! Oh wait… I can’t enter yet. I’ve got an office as you first walk in my house. I’m not a sitting/living/really just collecting dust room kind if gal. Every room should have a purpose. This one has that, but as far as style it falls soooo short! Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  14. Best Blogging Contest ever. And I say that even though I host like 5 of my own. Ok, my questions are… does it matter what kind of room it is? Can it be a master, guest, or living room? Also, does the winner need to help pay your airfare? This is so fun!

  15. I’d love to enter, but the rooms in my house that make me the most sad are the bathrooms and the kitchen. And they require demo, for sure. So, is this a decorating-only kind of thing? Or could I enter a room that requires major overhaul?

  16. Oh yes, and how many rooms can we enter? haha. I have like 3 that would be perfect for this :)

  17. I would love to enter again, but it would be the same rooms. Nothing has been done to them. And since they were in the top 10 and didn’t get picked, I’m pretty sure they won’t get picked again. The rooms are too much work:( I guess that is why they will never get done!

  18. I’ve seen your work and would LOVE to win!

  19. Mandi!! You know I’ve been dying to enter your contest, but as badly as I want to win, my little sis (non-blogger) wants it more, and you would LOVE her! Perfect spunky, adventurous, hard-working, mod-decor loving makeover candidate. Can I put her plea on my site, since she isn’t a blogger? Or would that be against the rules? (You know, kind of a self-sacrificing Katniss kind of thing to do).

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  21. Cannot wait to see what happens…I have a few rooms I would love to enter, but it is more of a procrastination thing than a lack-of-ideas thing haha. Although the thought of scheming along with you does sound exciting! Love reading your blog. :)

  22. I have seriously been waiting for this since the last one. I linked up and I will not uncross my fingers until I win… :)

  23. I have a really silly question. Would you be staying at the house your make over for the week or spending the nights in a hotel? I dont mind guests, but I have ZERO space. This house is around 900 square feet. I have a dog 2 kids and only 2 small bedrooms and 1 bath. My kitchen is the UGLIEST kitchen you have EVER seen! EVER! If you want a challenge this is where to find it. promise.

  24. You totally rock, Mandi. Can’t wait to see how this one turns out!

  25. I love your home and your style. I watched you on the Nate Berkus show and was blown away by your ideas. I have a room that desperately needs some help and who better than you to take care of it for me.

  26. good luck to all who enter the makeover giveaway! Cant wait to see who wins (and yes, hope I am in the running!!)

  27. What a great giveaway! We can’t wait to see your design — good luck to everyone!

  28. Oh my goodness.. how exciting! I entered my horrible family room. Can’t wait to see the winner and what you do – just hoping it’s me me me me – LOL!! Thank you for doing this Mandi!!

  29. oooh noooo! I totally wish I had a house!! Well, one that I was living in. I do have a hosue, and it is ugly and I’ve seriously dreamed about what you would do if you could only come over.. but we now live in a different state and are renting. So extremely jealous..good luck to all the entrants:)

  30. I won’t have a house until December. I hope you make this a yearly thing! I can’t wait to see who gets the makeover this time!

  31. Pick me! “This is NOT Where the Magic Happens!” – #29 for life!!! My bedroom is so lifeless and needs to be Mandified!!!

    • I’m entry #28 now….I guess someone in front of me removed their post! PS. I’m funny, enjoy late nights of DIYing, we have like 10 thrift stores within 20 min of our home, and my hubby is deployed so we won’t have to listen to male complaining and eyebrow raising at our creative awesomesauce!

  32. Oh how I wish I was American! Any chance next year you could con your sponsors into sending your family to Australia?? Good luck to the winner!

  33. I would love to win pick me!!!

  34. I would love to win pick me!!!

  35. EEEKKK!! I just linked up my Basement Craft room that has a SHOWER. I hope that doesn’t scare you off. HAHA. How Exciting!!

  36. Mandi, this if FREAKING AWESOME! But, I just had a light bulb moment and you just diagnosed my illness. When you say allergic to color, I’m pretty sure you’re talking about me! I completely love designing with color in other peoples homes but committing to something bright totally makes my skin itch and my throat close off. Don’t judge me, I DO have a pillow with yellow sea fans on my family room couch. LOVE YA! Mia
    PS. Are we still on for Thanksgiving? Jilly and i do not disappoint.

  37. Sooo excited……. And ashamed at my total bedroom dysfunct! Greatest thing about me? I love color, I have been pleading with my husband for weeks to let me paint my bed bright YELLOW…. Maybe if you showed up at my door with some awesome power tools he couldn’t say no. 😀

  38. Currently all of the rooms in my house are taken up and at this point work just fine. What I really need is a room addition that would be ALL MINE, my own creative space, all for me, not sharing with my hubs or kiddos, ok, they can visit-but they can not stay. It’s mine. Is building the room an option? :) Then the decorating and fun can begin, like Extreme Makeover: Creative Space Addition Edition.

  39. Eep! Mandi, I accidentally submitted twice! Shannon and the Dungeon-esque Family Room Fail are the same. Can you edit Shannon and put my title in instead?

    I am SOOOO excited about this contest!!!


    PS – all of the submissions rock! You’re going to have a hard time choosing!

  40. Yep. I totally screwed that up.

    #41 only links to the youtube, so if you could – just wipe that one out, and edit my title on #40 to reflect the Dungeonesque Video ish title, that would be awesome…

    Thank you Mandi! And thanks again for this opportunity!


  41. Anonymous says:

    I’d so love to enter. But Olympia, Washington in October? The chance of rain is about 99%. We do have a big garage though?

  42. Anonymous says:

    Pretty sure I won’t win compared to the other rooms with clutter galore. I’m still thinking of entering and I do live in the Mesa, AZ area so that’s gotta give me extra points right???

  43. I am #50! I am so so so excited! Ya’ll watch my CRAY CRAY video and let me know what you think.


    Good luck to everyone!

  44. Tour video is great!!!


    • Thanks Shannon! Had to redo my entire post and video link to get it working! Thanks again for letting me know it had issues! Highly recommend shutterfly to anyone that wants to post a video.

      Good luck to you and everyone. This is so much fun!

    • You are very welcome! I’m feverishly stalking everyone else’s submissions. Hahaha is that bad?


  45. If I have more than one blog can I put a post on both of them?

  46. Hi Mandi-

    Soooooooo beyond excited for this!!!! Working hard on my finished plea…. question, so once the top top are decided and the there is the final vote, is the winner based on who has the most votes or will you have a say as well???


    stay tuned for my errrr – entertaining video….

  47. Oh sheesh, after a few days of getting up the nerve to enter, I finally did it! It is hard putting sad living room pictures up for all to see, haha! I’m #59 :) Thanks Mandi!

  48. I just linked up!!!! #61;)

  49. Just so I understand the rules…there will be two voting periods? Beginning the 7th and another on the 17th? If there’s time, can this part be explained a bit more?

  50. This is so awesome! We are moving and building a new house, so I can’t enter this year, but please please please do this again next year, and if you do…pick me! :)

  51. And out of pure curiosity…do you stay at the winners house or do you get a hotel room? If I was in your shoes (which sounds like it must be so awesome!) I’d be nervous to live with a family I had never met & I’m wondering what everyone’s guest accommodations would be like for you. Do you have to sleep on couches and air mattresses while you do this? That would be even more hardcore, but I would feel bad for you.

  52. I realised I looked very calm and sounded quiet but TRUST ME–I Desperately need this makeover!

  53. Oh this game is so exciting!!! I love it, I want to play this game all the time. I cannot wait until Friday.

  54. This is probably one of theeeee best giveaways ever! EVER! EVER!!! I am so uber excited…I hope I can make it to the top 10 and win!! Mandi come to Arizona!!!

  55. Just entered! So stoked. Even willing to humiliate myself on the inter webs. 😉 – Brittney Bingham

  56. Levi hijacked my blog for his own selfish purposes. Well, I let him. Cause a 9 year old wanting a new room. And even knowing who the heck Mandi is…gotta reward that!!

  57. Can’t believe I just humiliated my self by showing pictures of my bedroom!! Yikes!!

  58. I am the worst procrasinator and I am shocked that I actually got my entry in. I would love to have you in my home for a week and give me a master bedroom of a lifetime!

  59. Will we be able to see how many votes someone has?

  60. So exciting! I would love to have you come and makeover our kitchen {we’re #115}…can’t wait to find out the voting results! :)

  61. Thank you so much for hosting this makeover. I can’t wait to see which room gets chosen. I am a completely embarrassed by my entry, but it never hurts to reach out for some help! :) (Mine is #122)

  62. Yeah totally – was wondering if we can see how many votes we have so we can keep an eye on our totals and try different networking techniques if the ones we’re using aren’t working. 😛


  63. #28 is my vote

  64. #48 is my vote Susan

  65. #33

  66. 123

  67. 123 :)

  68. #50 has my vote!

  69. #57!!

  70. #118

  71. #112 has my vote

  72. 22 needs your help!

  73. Vote#40!!!

  74. 118

  75. 23

  76. 23

  77. I beg of you to please vote for me! #118

  78. 28

  79. vote for # 40

  80. 109

  81. vote #106

  82. Peggya September 7th 2012
    I am voting for #23. Get that girl out of the frat house!

  83. I thought I could vote once a day.Is that not true? It won’t let me vote again today.

  84. I’m with you! I can’t vote!!

  85. Same problem here, I can’t vote this morning…..

  86. Some people are telling me there is no confirmation of a vote…hmm. Also, is there a way to track your votes?

  87. #142!

  88. I vote for #66!!!!

  89. Vote 47

  90. I vote for #82

  91. Sharon September 8, 2012

    I vote for #123

  92. #142!!!

  93. Having a hard time voting today I don’t see the stars or voting thumbnail what do I need to do?

  94. Vote #106

  95. #131!!!!!

  96. # 40

  97. #81! Ha, she’s got the balls to film in her bathtub. AND, she’s local so I “might” just sneak over to see if I can help ;-D

  98. voting #48

  99. #144 – Kristine and Steve definitely deserve something new and comfortable. Please pay them a visit Mandi.

  100. Vote for #144

  101. vote for 41

  102. Please vote for my wife!! She really deserves it! How many women take on painting the entire outside of their wood frame house? She deserves a good master suite! #118

  103. Just curious…shouldn’t every computer be able to vote since they have their own IP addresses. MY husband and his coworkers tried to vote but since they are on the same server/network it only let the whole room vote once….meaning they couldn’t each vote for themselves! Is there a way for them to all be able to vote?! #1

  104. p.s. I(#1)lost a 2 days of rallying for votes on a retreat with a group of highschoolers! I’d love your votes to help me catch up!! Thank so much. :)

  105. I tried to vote for # 14, Epic, it did not give me a way to vote… Please add another vote for #14

  106. I wrote a song, please show me some love! #46
    thanks :)

  107. i vote for #64

  108. i vote for #64

  109. My vote is for #144!

  110. I vote for 60

  111. I vote #93

  112. I vote #72

  113. I vote # 17.

  114. I vote #62

  115. #62

  116. #50!

  117. I filmed a video in a bubble bath. Check out #81 and please vote for me if you like — I mean, hate — my gaudy bathroom!

  118. #144.

  119. #144.

  120. #78

  121. 72

  122. #67

  123. #82

  124. #128 needs help!

  125. #60

  126. So blown away by all the sweet comments about our video- this has been so much fun- thanks Mandi!!


  127. Please and PLANK YOU, vote for #57!
    Click here to read what all the planking fuss is about :)


  128. #3

  129. #3

  130. 57!!!!!

  131. Sandi Waagen says:

    I voted for #42.

  132. #45

  133. I vote for #5 – 4 kids and husband in the service deserves some help.

  134. Please help Number 87!!

  135. Oh, please help #87!

  136. I vote for #1, I think that the angles and the whole weirdness of the room setup would be a wonderful challenge and I can’t wait to see what you would do with it. A loft in a master bedroom? Like who is going to sleep up stairs? Anyway, I hope you pick that one, it is so different I bet it will be wonderful when you get done with it. Tough choice though, good luck with that one!

  137. I have been trying to vote but it won’t let me on the computer. There is no star to click on. What is the problem? Is there another way to vote on the computer?

  138. 87, please.

  139. #70

  140. #134

  141. 134

  142. #128

  143. #50 is the WORST! Dragons for grown up? Really?

  144. 142

  145. # 86 needs some love!

  146. #86 would love to get some votes from you :)

  147. #86 :) :)

  148. I vote for # 68

  149. shannoh is the best one 4 this she is a very deakated young lady….judg denise and doughter .lea green

  150. #66 has my vote

  151. #107

  152. There are all these numbers but nobody mentioned #97 sigh. C’mon guys! I’m 23 and it’s my first house! I couldn’t afford a facelift if I wanted to! Help a sister out! Love you guys!

    And I love your guts too mandi!

  153. Sandi Waagen says:

    #42 All The Way!!!!!!!!!!

  154. I vote for #41

  155. voting for #129

  156. voting for #129

  157. 23

  158. I totally vote for #32!!!!!

  159. 19

  160. #59 needs your love! Pick them!

  161. There are many wonderful entrants and each deserves recognition and appreciation. Looking at the layout and knowing the backgorund of #59 (Kristen Duke) it is worth a second look and consideration to anyone who is undecided.

  162. #123 is the best ….pls help her out

  163. Hoosier Bruce says:

    Love the room in 123, and such potential for a room that has been stark and empty looking, you can do so much there in a week!!! go #123 !!!!!

  164. Vote for #69

  165. #59!!

  166. I vote for #59!

  167. #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87, #87,

  168. #59

  169. Awe thanks for nice words above- OK so I posted a new video on my blog, please let me know what you think of it….. you have to watch it!!


  170. #3

  171. I voting for 65

  172. I’m voting for #65.

  173. I vote #47

  174. I vote #47!!!!!!!!!

  175. 93 <3

  176. Amanda colley says:

    Voting for #44!! Love it!


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