Remember when I entered that room makeover contest? You know…….the one I didn’t win. No, it wasn’t your fault. I blame my featured blogger. Mandi.
After thumbing through her blog, I am even more mad that I didn’t win. My room makeover would have been the BOMB! I have looked at her blog before…….she’s crazy talented. She’s like the McGiver of decorating. She could take masking tape and make a room look better. She’s that good. Her specialty is taking thrifted items or making decor items for that FAB room. No big budgets needed for Mandi to wave her magic wand. She really is the Thrift Queen. I thought I was……nope, it’s her.
I’ll get to meet Mandi in a few weeks when I head to Utah for EVO11. Of course she’s from Utah, is there any doubt?
She was on the Nate Berkus show…….NATE BERKUS. I was THIS close to having a person who was on the Nate Berkus show do my room makeover? Dang…….and just in case my whining doesn’t come through my writing…….I’m whining.
I think I first came across Mandi’s blog a while ago when she did this rug. She wanted a zebra rug, but didn’t want to pay the $$ they were asking. So she did what any DIY decorator would do. She made her own. I’m still floored (pun intended) by her ingenuity. This would have been a disaster had I thought of this. It would have had me cursing like a sailor.
She has a natural ability with rugs. Here’s another one, but this one she only stenciled. Only.
She is also famous for her acid wash mirrors. She’s got a full tutorial on her site. She also has many furniture makeovers for you to drool over too. These mirrors aren’t acid washed, but I knew you’d love them. I love the whole wall all mirrored up. Making a statement is Mandi’s specialty. Hmmmm, has me thinking.
You know how mercury glass is cool right now? Or those mirrored dressers? Leave it to Mandi to figure out a less expensive way. Using tin foil, mod podge and some glaze, she was able to create this amazing side table. I can just see the look on my husband face if I pulled those items out to remake a dresser. I have a hunch it wouldn’t have turned out so nice either. My grand ideas are never grand accomplishments. I have a lot of trial and error events in my house, which usually means I also have a lot of fits.
Another really darling idea. A teacup clock.
I knew the girl had personality when I was emailing back and forth with her, but I had NO idea she has THIS much personality. I can’t wait to meet her. I think we’ll get along just fine. She’s the one with the mullet. For more of Mandi, head on over to her blog. But I’m warning you. You’ll be there for a while. You might want to grab a snack first.
If you’re reading this on your reader, you should click over and see my new design. It is the coolest design EVER!