Well hello there!
Welcome to Vintage Revivals New BFF!!
Let me tell you a short story of a Girl.
This girl had never believed that she had the design skills or resources to decorate her home. So she didn't.
2 years ago she stumbled across the (then much smaller world) of DIY Blogs and was hooked. So she started one. With no knowledge, being a complete spray paint virgin, but had determination to learn things along the way.
I am that girl.
And guess what?!
You can be that girl too.
Vintage Revivals is stuffed to the stinkin gills with DIY projects that you will not see anywhere else, no really, few are as crazy as I am. Like giving away a complete room makeover to one lucky reader, where else have you seen that? No where, that’s where. Every project has a complete tutorial so you can recreate it yourself.
Its not as hard as it looks. pinky promise..
I believe that your house should reflect you. Your style, your personality, and should feel the way you want it to feel. All without spending thousands of $ on crap. I have a little secret for you...its much funner to learn to thrift and find your own!!
Stores and catalogs should not dictate you design.
Guess why? Because they dont know how freaking awesome you are. That's why! But I do.
So I hope that you will stick around, below is a little bit more about me and what you can find in this awesome community of Vintage Revivals.
Love Your Guts, Mandi
I am a stay at home momma of 2 beautiful/slightly crazy girls. I have been married for 10 years to my hero and totally hot husband Courtney. I live in Southern Utah and sweat to death about 80% of the year. I grew up in Salt Lake and actually prefer sweat to snow, so there you go. Oh my gosh, I should add poet to my list of credentials!
I have been featured on The Nate Berkus Show a few times, and was named one of the Top 6 Best DIY Blogs by Apartment Therapy.
I was also on TLC's Craft Wars (not my finest moment, but loved every second of it.)
Some people call me the MacGyver of DIYers. I will gladly accept that title.
I started Vintage Revivals in July of 2010. I had discovered the vast world of DIY blogging and I was hooked. All of my neighbors called me and were wondering what the crap I was spray painting in 119 degree heat, so I kind of started it as a way for everyone to keep track of the craziness that is Mandi Gubler. ps. spray paint dries instantly in that type of weather. Which is good if you are in a hurry like I normally am.
I describe my style as Thrift Shop Glam. Sounds awesome right? Ya, I made it up. you can read more about it HERE
You can see the complete list of all Vintage Revivals projects in the Project Graveyard and trust me, there are some GOOOOOOD ones.
I am also a completely normal (ish) person. You can read all about my husbands struggle to overcome addiction to pain killers and my struggle to overcome my addiction to him (aka Codependency) in My Real Life Story
I like long walks on the beach, any type of dessert, and one day would love to have my own TV show.
Oh and you should know that in real life I am EXACTLY like I am on my blog...so when you see a word in all caps picture jazz hands.
So there you go. I hope that you will be inspired to go outside of your comfort zone and do something CRAZY!
I love comments and emails, so if you have a question about anything you have seen here or just want to say "Whuuuuuuuuuuuuutzzzzzzzzzzzz Uppppppp?!" (You have to say that with your tongue sticking out for the full effect.) I would love to hear from you!!
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