Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hey Vintage Revivals! Revive My Vintage Home!

Well, now that I've gotten that out...
On to the squeal-worthy news-

Mandi - Aka Goddess of Thrift Shop Glam - over at Vintage Revivals, is holding the single most amazing, scream-your-ever-lovin'-guts-out-if-you-win-it giveaway ever held in Blogland.

(that's my practice scream up there)

I am freakin' serious here. 


I really, truly mean it!
You know how much I mean it?

It is even better than the Big S giveaways.

Yes, I said it.

And I mean it!

Mandi's giveaway is even more spectacular than the possibility of winning a glorious Silhouette machine!

(and I stalk those giveaways like nobody's business!)

OK, by now you are dying for me to get to my point and tell you what Mandi's giving away that is even more wondrous than the Holy Grail of Craft Blog Giveaways.

(cue exciting announcement music of your choice here)

Mandi is a rock-star blogger/designer. Her style takes vintage and makes it modern and fabulous without losing what made it great in the first place. 
Exactly what we are hoping to do with our ragged Old Lady of a house.
If Mandi were to come and work her magic she would would make my old vintage home the belle of the neighborhood!

So here is my plea -

Dear Mandi, 
My husband, in a moment that will most likely never be repeated, agreed to move our family from the calm, quiet, relatively modern (aka boring with absolutely no charm or architectural detail) suburban town home we now live in, to a ramshackle, nearly 120 year old house (full of amazing architectural details as well as scary bits that come with that kind of age) in an up-and-coming (but still kind of running to catch up) area in the middle of the city.

He asks me pretty much daily to tell him it will all be ok. 
And I do. I tell him it will all be ok. And it will. Someday. 
I know it will be a beautiful home. 
There is a lot of work to do though.

That is where you come in.
I love your style. It will fit perfectly in our home! You mix in just the right amount of modern to keep my husband happy. I really need you to come to lovely St.Louis,MO and work your magic reviving this grand old lady of a house.
Now I warn you, these are pre and during construction photos.

The place will be clean and livable in a few short weeks when we move in.
Attic room that will become a room for my oldest daughter and her college friends (and other guests) to stay in when they visit. These floors are BEGGING for some paint and stencils!

The gorgeous fireplace in our living room
Closeup of the gorgeous vintage tile
The furniture we have to work with. in the living room. Comfy but really needs some slipcovers and updating! Just doesn't fit the vintage vibe of the new place. The tv cabinet - ummm.. needs to go (I have plans for it in my sewing/craft room)

fireplace in our bedroom. Doesn't it scream for some acid etched mirrors? (ignore the old window unit the previous owners left there)

The stairs in our entry. (They look so much better today!) Those risers are begging me for paint and stencils. (They are relentless!) 

So, there you have it. Just a few of the spaces you could work with in our vintage home. 

Please, oh please, help us revive her! 
(and resuscitate my husband's faith in my crazy idea that she is worth the effort!)

Thanks for looking!

A forever loving your guts fan,


Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

Can I come and move into your new house? Its GORGEOUS! I would love if you won and we could totally paint your floors! Just sayin I have been itching to do that.....

Love your guts

Milica said...

HA! Thanks Mandi! I'm going to show my husband your post! "See!" I'll say, "Even celeb design bloggers who have been ON TV with their amazing houses think our place is GORGEOUS!" I feel like I can die happy now! (Only then I might miss my chance to win so I won't!)

Kayla aka "Kilo Bravo" said...

Congrats on making it into the top 15! Totally jealous but I can't wait to see what you can create with Mandi if you win! Good luck!

Holly Kennedy said...

Congratulations! I would love to see Mandi paint your floors!