You know how sometimes I post embarrassing pictures of myself to get a point across? (Blog Puberty anyone?) This is one of those posts. Awwww yeah.
Do you ever have your mind set on something and no matter what you do, or how bad you want it, it is just out of your control? Co-dependants like me hate that kind of stuff.
The Homies on Apartment Therapy are keeeeeelling me.
Did you know that this is my 3rd time being in the finals? Third. Yes, I know, that is amazing. But do you know what else it is? It’s a little bit embarrassing. Like, I just cant seal the deal?
The phrase “Always a bridesmaid and never the bride” comes to mind.
So in a Hail Mary effort, I thought it would be sort of fun to don the most fantastic bridesmaid dresses that I could find, just to show you guys how severely I want to win the award for Best DIY Blog.
You catch more flies with honey, hopefully the same is true for catching more votes with dresses that smell like my grandma’s closet. Please enjoy.
I mean, I have a healthy relationship with public embarrassment, it’s fine. In all reality, I know that this is a contest for amazing DIY bloggers, not people who post stupid pictures of themselves on the internet. (The hashtag #selfie would kill everyone if that was the case) So lets have a look back at some of the awesome DIY that happens up in here.
Right now my all time fave is the project that I posted yesterday. An upcycled leather couch into a sling bench.
Here are a few of my favorite before and afters:
Dylan’s Dream Room (as seen in this months HGTV Magazine!)
Epic Room Makeover Giveaway Winner: (this is the giveaway that I do every year for one lucky reader! Who knows, it might be you this year!!)
And a few of my favorite DIY’s:
Faking it till you make it is not something that I have ever been good at (I am just too awkward to be cool) but that is one of the things that I think is so special about Vintage Revivals. 4 years ago I was just a stay at home mom, who was decor paralyzed because of fear and the lack of funds. I think a lot of people can relate to that.
I think that the projects that are on Vintage Revivals are ideas that you dont find anywhere else. Imagination and the willing-to-try-anything fearlessness is what breathes life into it. The best part is that I do all of the failing and can teach you guys the easiest way to do something (lucky ducks!)
(Cue sappy music)
For me, winning the Homies is not about a popularity contest, or about making my blog bigger to make more money, or about the title.
It is about being able to reach people that might not find VR any other way. It is about empowering someone who was where I was. And teaching you guys, that while its not always pretty, that creating a home that you love, is ALWAYS worth it. It is like a giant pat on the back from the people that love what you do.
The term DIY is used to describe about a million different things. But for me it means that I have the guts to take something horrendous and transform it. It means that I dont have to do what a catalog or a magazine tell me I need to do because it is SO on trend. It gives me freedom to let me be me. And VR gives me the chance to pass that along to you guys.
And after writing all of that, I dont even care about the Homies anymore, I just want a group hug!!
You guys, I know it is annoying to vote for something, really, I am human with an internet connection and FB. I get it. It is lame and stupid, and I wish that there was another non cheating way.
But there isnt.
I need you man! If you think that VR is the best DIY blog in the blogosphere, (or at least in the Finals for the Homies) now is the time to share!!
So what do you say? Will you take 2 minutes out of your day and do it?
(this is the part where I stop talking and you say yes.)
Also not to push the subject too much, but I might kiss you on the mouth if you shared the link with your friends.
Of course, only if you want to take our friendship to the next level. Your call.
The polls close TONIGHT at 12 pm EST. Which means we have 9 hours to make this happen. You are allowed to vote once per person. Duplicate votes will be removed!
In closing I would like to leave you with this gem. I think I found a new profile picture ya’ll!
Psst! I found all of the dresses at Butterfields Antiques on St. George Blvd. She has the most beautiful vintage clothing I have ever seen!